What HiFi speakers are you using?
After a little inspiration.
Not fussed how cheap or expensive, just tell me why you like ’em and which amp you’re using.
I’m looking to replace a pair of Missions in a smallish room, using a decent Marantz amp so recommendations re similar systems especially welcome.
Thanks in advance.Posted 4 years agoHadgeMember
I’m using some Neat Ultimatums XLS and also have some lovely little Dynaudio 42’s which I can recommend if you can bring them away form the walls and give a little space to at the sides. They need good stands though as well. The Neats are just stunning but they should be for the price.Posted 4 years agothis_wreckageMember
Jamo concert 8’s fed by a leema acoustics pulse amp. Neither of which are available to purchase new anymore but if you trawl that well known auction site you can quite often come across the jamos for ridiculously low prices (considering they were over £1500 when new, can be had mint for £3-400). All very personal but I’ve yet to hear them bettered for under £3k!Posted 4 years agoadjustablewenchMember
Wharfdale pacific pi-10 (I think) which are good but miss my pair of rogers db101’s (lent them to a friend and it has sort if becime a trade after they did me a massive favour – not complaing but really miss those speakers!) – which I think looked nicer and had a great sound. Both very old now but buying new hifi never seems to get to the top of my todo list!Posted 4 years agobigjimSubscriber
If like me you secretly enjoy a bit of geekery, internet research and fettling it might be worth keeping an eye out for something second hand and needing repair. Just check you can still get drivers etc. I’ve got some nice Rogers speakers that were the price of two new tweeters, and my active monitors were also a bargain, just needed new tweeters too. I knew the people they came from so there was a bit less risk perhaps.
Same goes for amps etc – some nice stuff to be found on ebay/gumtree that might just need a squirt of deoxit to bring back to life.Posted 4 years agoHadgeMember
I have some Monitor Audio 7’s for sale that would be ideal as they’re small bookshelf speakers. Just had 2 new drivers fitted to them from Wilmslow Audio at a cost of £75 but I’ll let them go for less than that as I just want shift them. Very highly rated speakers in their days as well and would cost over £500 today if new. My emails in my profile if your interested.Posted 4 years ago
If your going new the ones you mentioned, the BX2’s and Dali’s I can definitely recommend as well.CougarSubscriber
I have some cheap Gale speakers from Richer Sounds from a few years back.
I initially got a Gale centre speaker when I was putting my AV setup together. It was toilet, with sod all EM shielding. Put it within three yards of the TV and the screen looked like an acid trip in a 60s movie. I took it back and swapped it for something that wasn’t mince.
I auditioned everything they had in Richer Sounds, back when they were happy to let you spend all day in the shop with a bag of CDs and half a mile of cabling. Walked out with a pair of Paradigm Mini Monitors as my front speakers, along with smaller Paradigm surround speakers and the aforementioned Gale monstrosity. If I were doing it again I’d have got four Mini Monitors, they’re ace.Posted 4 years agocoolhandlukeSubscriber
Some very old but lovely sounding AVI Biggatron speakers, (neutrons unfortunately named bigger brother) specifically designed for studios. Ebay bargain a number of years back.
Powered by Audiolab pre and power amps with a Rotel 965 BX LE discrete Bitstream CD player or a Thorens TD166 turntable with Rega phono stage.Posted 4 years agoRichPennyMember
Naim Audio Ovator S600, currently running in passive mode as I can’t afford another power amp (or indeed a different active x/o).
Prior to that, I had active SBLs, and active IBLs. Before that, Mission 782s and 770s.
Obviously the S600s are ace. Will always have a soft spot for the IBLs though, when I have a bigger house they will be in the bedroom system 🙂
Can only agree that eBay collection only will yield some good bargainsPosted 4 years ago
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