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post #16 of 31
I'm hearing all sorts of good stuff about those little Chario speakers. anybody got some more reliable opinions on them?
post #17 of 31
You may want to check out the Sound Dynamics RTS-3 especially if you are going to use a tube amp. They can be had for under $200. Use the rest of the $ to buy music .

BTW - The RTS-5's are floor standing speakers not bookshelf speakers.
post #18 of 31
I went over to a friends house to listen to his Sound Dynamics speakers a couple of months ago. I think they were the RTS-7 model. Before going over there he told me these were the best speakers he ever heard so I was quite interested in hearing them. Boy, was I disappointed. To me they sounded very bright and they were suffering from "box coloration." It goes to show you that people do hear differently. Of course, when I told him what I thought he told me I was full of "****" and didn't know what I was talking about. He does know a little about sound since he is a drummer in a band so maybe he's right and I'm wrong.
post #19 of 31
He's probably suffering from hearing loss. Too many high decibel gigs.

Brian.
post #20 of 31
Acidtripwow, if you don't like Sound Dyamics that's o.k. A matter of fact, I agree with you. I heard a very good budget system a short while back that consisted of the NHT 1.5, and NAD electronics. It was like the speakers simply disappeared, and I would highly recommend that combo to anyone.
post #21 of 31
Thread Starter 
wow the paradigm monitor 7 is under 500???
i thought they were more closer to 1000

i mite check out the kef q35.2

its hard to get a hold of the more exotic brands like
Magnepan, Sound Dynamics, PSB, Phase Technology, NHT, Mirage, Monitor Audio, Energy, Acoustic Energy, B&W etc

could u recommend something from kef, tannoy, mission or paradigm plz?

so far its the kef q35.2 and paradigm monitor 7

im not too fussy about bass...i can always add a good sub later on
post #22 of 31
Thread Starter 
i think i'll b getting a nad amp prob the 50-60w 1
post #23 of 31
Quote:
I heard a very good budget system a short while back that consisted of the NHT 1.5, and NAD electronics.
NAD electronics paired with NHT speakers are always a *great* combination. I say this from experience, having owned two systems that consisted of this pairing They just mate well. Highly recommended.
post #24 of 31
Thread Starter 
no nht here in sydney i dont think

so far its either the nad c350 or c370 for the amp
post #25 of 31
I have NHT 1.5, and I've heard 602s. 602s are warmer and more efficient(from the specs) while the NHT is leaner and less colored. Personally I prefer NHT for the acoustic and semi-amplified stuff I listen to.
post #26 of 31

mariowar

Definitive Technology Celsius DR speakers.....winner of the Grand Prix Audio
post #27 of 31
Thread Starter 
u guys from oz???

i cant get those brands dudes
post #28 of 31
I've not personally heard it but out of the list you displayed, I've heard good things about the Tannoy MX2. Small bookshelf with supposedly good sound. Maybe not very highend but enough for your needs. Go have a listen and see if you like it. Cheap to boot.
post #29 of 31
Quote:
Originally posted by acidtripwow
I went over to a friends house to listen to his Sound Dynamics speakers a couple of months ago. I think they were the RTS-7 model. Before going over there he told me these were the best speakers he ever heard so I was quite interested in hearing them. Boy, was I disappointed. To me they sounded very bright and they were suffering from "box coloration." It goes to show you that people do hear differently. Of course, when I told him what I thought he told me I was full of "****" and didn't know what I was talking about. He does know a little about sound since he is a drummer in a band so maybe he's right and I'm wrong.
No you are probably right since the RTS series can sound vastly different depending upon placement near walls and corners as well as source electronics. I do not like the RTS-3's with SS amps for the reason you described, they sound bright. However, they sound much better with tube amps IMHO. Like people have said you have to listen to know.
post #30 of 31
I have the PSB Stratus Minis bi- amped with dual NAD C 270's which sound amazing. The step below is the PSB Alpha minis which are also an awesome speaker for the bucks.

Go listen to a pair of the Alphas.

Rick
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