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Discussion in 'classifieds' started by minimido, Oct 19, 2017.

  1. Elephantears

    Elephantears Trunkated Aesthete

    Which speakers did you try Frank? Have you tried the option of small monitors plus a sub? I just have a feeling that its going to be a lottery finding floorstanders that work in your room, and larger monitors such as BBC legacy will also need more space to breathe.
  2. eastone

    eastone pfm Member

    What about Bourney's WLM Diva Monitors? You'd need some stands but they ought to be fast and open, and should be able to handle being relatively close to the wall.
  3. Mike P

    Mike P pfm Member

    I used to own a pair of Ruark Prologue 1 speakers which I had firing across the room in a room about the same size as your's Frank and I very much enjoyed them. They can be picked up for about £250 which makes them a real bargain. Could be good as a temporary measure even if you end up with something better in the long run.

    I thought you had a pair of Crusaders in the cupboard. What happened to them?

    My own AOS Studio 100's could potentially be up for sale too if someone waves enough cash under my nose. They're awesome beasts but probably a bit too large for what you're after.
  4. andy831

    andy831 pfm Member

    I have heard these and they are lovely speakers. If I had not dropped over £1K on hi Fi and had a £650 bill for my car this week I would be on them like a shot.
  5. minimido

    minimido pfm Member

    Any particular model? I had a pair of standmounts here a couple of years ago, but found them a little dull.
  6. minimido

    minimido pfm Member

    Thanks Mike,

    the Crusaders are long gone btw.
  7. minimido

    minimido pfm Member

    I have had fairly substantially sized floorstanders in here that have worked so I know it is possible and I really would like to try more before going down the standmount route.

    I'm listening to standmounts at the moment and their lack of scale is really not doing it for me with Rock music.
  8. Curtis

    Curtis pfm Member

    I had the contour 1.3 mkII and 1.1 and neither were dull. They do like to be played loud though! You may also want to consider acoustic energy reference 1, ae1 active or even the 301's. The later can be placed close to the wall due to its front port loading, the ref one is more refined. AE have an ebay site where they sell off b grade speakers. Think they have some ref1 on there for £849.
  9. eastone

    eastone pfm Member

    These ought to give you some scale:

  10. Curtis

    Curtis pfm Member

    Oh if you want floorstanding then not dynaudio. They are dull and bass is woolly. Which audiovectors did you have? I had a pair of their floorstanding signitures which had ribbon tweeters. They made the treble too bright and detached for me. Also although the bass was fast it was all a bit soft for me.
    I would have thought it would be tough to place a floorstander firing across a narrow room. Which makes and types have been successfull?
  11. Mike P

    Mike P pfm Member

  12. minimido

    minimido pfm Member

    Hi, yes I had the Si3 signature, but with the soft dome tweeter.

    I've had success with a couple of Monitor Audios, Ruark Crusaders etc.
  13. jhud1952

    jhud1952 pfm Member

    Seek out some Pylon Audio Diamond 28 floorstanders . Not many around but Hi Fi Hangar in Borden Hampshire may be able to help.
  14. minimido

    minimido pfm Member

    Ok, thanks Jon.
  15. minimido

    minimido pfm Member

    Hi Andrew,

    yes, the thought has crossed my mind about standmounts and a sub, but I wouldn't know where to start and does this option really work? I've always thought that you can't beat a well integrated, cohesive speaker, one where you really can't tell that there are numerous drive units involved. I have been very surprised to find that some very expensive speakers can't seem to manage this. Is this sort of cohesion/integration possible with speakers and a sub?

    You are quite correct, it has been a bit of a lottery with regards to speakers that work and don't in this room. However, what I have found is that one really cannot tell by the size of the speaker. I've had standmounts that boom and huge floorstanders that I imagined would absolutely not work in here surprise me with very controlled bass.

    Have pm'ed you.
  16. Piksky

    Piksky pfm Member

    Wow - what are those and how much pocket money do I need to save to get some? They look SERIOUSLY impressive.
  17. Mike P

    Mike P pfm Member

    PM me ☺
  18. bourney

    bourney pfm Member

    Neat MF ultimatum range.
  19. minimido

    minimido pfm Member

    Thank you Steve, this is a range that others have recommended too, so they are definitely one I'm looking out for.
  20. Goldenmouse

    Goldenmouse pfm Member

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