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   Would like suggestions for quality speakers up to the £1500 mark ( maybe a bit more)

   To work in a 4m x 3m room and work fairley close to rear wall {max 200mm)

    Floorstanders or standmounters

    Maximum sized speaker to suite size of room

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to be honest in 12 sqm i

to be honest in 12 sqm i would not spend that amount of money for speakers. a proper standmounter would be good, even smaller floorstanders would be overkill. i heard elac 403 and focal 906 in small rooms. they are both excellent. i'm sure others will suggest atc scm11. anything can work apart from rear port speakers. used focal 1007 and 1008 could work too.

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Ophidian Mambo floorstanders will work well closer to a wall than most floorstanders will, and maybe even the Amphion Helium 520.

The rear port of the Ophidian doesn’t work in the way that most ports do. Most ports produce high velocity airflow, whereas the Ophidian’s don’t.

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Our listening room is the same size and the Acoustic Energy AE1a sound great. Cost £1000 and this includes their active power amps. Replaced ATC SCM11 and power amp as I preferred the AE1a.

Linn Akurate DSM3, XLR interconnects, Acoustic Energy AE1 actives.

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alchemist 1 wrote:

   Would like suggestions for quality speakers up to the £1500 mark ( maybe a bit more)

   To work in a 4m x 3m room and work fairley close to rear wall {max 200mm)

    Floorstanders or standmounters

    Maximum sized speaker to suite size of room

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jjbomber wrote:

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alchemist 1 wrote:

   Would like suggestions for quality speakers up to the £1500 mark ( maybe a bit more)

   To work in a 4m x 3m room and work fairley close to rear wall {max 200mm)

    Floorstanders or standmounters

    Maximum sized speaker to suite size of room

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Can you remind me of the rest

Can you remind me of the rest of your system.

I'm thinking Audio Note AX-2/AZ-2, ATC SCM 11s, Harbeth P3ESR, Spendor Classic 3/5....or possibly ex-dem Diapason Karis, Spendor D1s.

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alchemist 1 wrote:

alchemist 1 wrote:

   Would like suggestions for quality speakers up to the £1500 mark ( maybe a bit more)

   To work in a 4m x 3m room and work fairley close to rear wall {max 200mm)

    Floorstanders or standmounters

    Maximum sized speaker to suite size of room

At the present for the budget, there is no other speaker that came close to Dynaudio Special 40.

I almost got a pair to replace my X12. But some time live through us a curve ball, and got one in a live time deal for a pair of Boenicke W5.

My new benchmark for Speakers from 4K€ up to 20.000K€!

Rega RP6/Goldring Elite MC>Clearaudio Basic Plus

Synology NAS>Auralic Vega>Pathos Classic One MKIII>Boenicke W5

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CnoEvil wrote:

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Can you remind me of the rest of your system.

I'm thinking Audio Note AX-2/AZ-2, ATC SCM 11s, Harbeth P3ESR, Spendor Classic 3/5....or possibly ex-dem Diapason Karis, Spendor D1s.

  Yamaha AS2000 AMP & matching CD player......
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alchemist 1 wrote:

alchemist 1 wrote:

CnoEvil wrote:

Can you remind me of the rest of your system.

I'm thinking Audio Note AX-2/AZ-2, ATC SCM 11s, Harbeth P3ESR, Spendor Classic 3/5....or possibly ex-dem Diapason Karis, Spendor D1s.

  Yamaha AS2000 AMP & matching CD player......

Nice. I think my suggestions would work fine.

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CnoEvil wrote:

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alchemist 1 wrote:

CnoEvil wrote:

Can you remind me of the rest of your system.

I'm thinking Audio Note AX-2/AZ-2, ATC SCM 11s, Harbeth P3ESR, Spendor Classic 3/5....or possibly ex-dem Diapason Karis, Spendor D1s.

  Yamaha AS2000 AMP & matching CD player......

Nice. I think my suggestions would work fine.

  The Harbeths and the atc's  interest me.

                I haven't experience of the Harbeth sound , but seem to get good reviews.

                I had the previous model SCM 11'S and loved their detail but couldn't get along with their bass.

                Not sure if the present model has a bass I could live with ?

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Can you demo?

Can you demo?

Re Harbeths - They have an "Old school sound, brought up to date" vibe. They suit a more "laid back" listening experience and especially suit acoustic/orchestral/choral music. They are very different to ATC and shouldn't be bought blind. If you buy into what they do, there is nothing better. If you don't, you'll probably hate them.

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CnoEvil wrote:

Can you demo?

Re Harbeths - They have an "Old school sound, brought up to date" vibe. They suit a more "laid back" listening experience and especially suit acoustic/orchestral/choral music. They are very different to ATC and shouldn't be bought blind. If you buy into what they do, there is nothing better. If you don't, you'll probably hate them.

Much that I love Harbeth speakers I feel the OP would be hard pushed to find a decent pair and additional speaker stands for his budget. It may be possible but perhaps AudioNote speakers might be more obtainable. 

New I might be looking at the Neat Iota Alphas purely on positioning ability in a room this size with that sort of maximum offset. I cannot vouch for sound quality with the OPs equipment but they should certainly be on the auditioning list.

Personally I wouldn't buy anything speaker-wise I couldn't actually audition unless they were an absolute steal and I knew I wouldn't lose anything if I had to sell them on.

 

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Al ears wrote:

Al ears wrote:

CnoEvil wrote:

Can you demo?

Re Harbeths - They have an "Old school sound, brought up to date" vibe. They suit a more "laid back" listening experience and especially suit acoustic/orchestral/choral music. They are very different to ATC and shouldn't be bought blind. If you buy into what they do, there is nothing better. If you don't, you'll probably hate them.

Much that I love Harbeth speakers I feel the OP would be hard pushed to find a decent pair and additional speaker stands for his budget. It may be possible but perhaps AudioNote speakers might be more obtainable. 

New I might be looking at the Neat Iota Alphas purely on positioning ability in a room this size with that sort of maximum offset. I cannot vouch for sound quality with the OPs equipment but they should certainly be on the auditioning list.

Personally I wouldn't buy anything speaker-wise I couldn't actually audition unless they were an absolute steal and I knew I wouldn't lose anything if I had to sell them on.

   Funniy enough the Neat iota was another speaker I was short listing.

                And are obtainable to demo.

                Also maybe Dali's Menuets ?????

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