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Monitor Audio Owners?

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Thread Starter 
Just wondering who here is a MA enthusiast? I currently own a pair of the RS6 in walnut. Selling them Thursday to upgrade to a pair of rosewood GS60s. Anyone else love this speaker brand?
post #2 of 62
own:RS6 in rose nut

need to audition GS20s or GS60s to see if i want to upgrade to them... did you audition them? it seems a lot of MA people just jump right into the gold signature series

drinking the MA kool aid...
post #3 of 62
MA Bronze B2 owner here.
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Yup, I have a pair of RS6's and a pair of BR2's here. Luv'em.
post #5 of 62
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by gotchaforce View Post
own:RS6 in rose nut

need to audition GS20s or GS60s to see if i want to upgrade to them... did you audition them? it seems a lot of MA people just jump right into the gold signature series

drinking the MA kool aid...
Buying blind as my local place is not getting them in for awhile. Going by how I like the RS6 and by recommendations on AVS.

I doubt they are 4 times better than my RS6 pair but I am thinking they are everything the RS6 is and a lot more.


Good to see some owners of Monitor Audio here.
post #6 of 62
I own a cherry RS1 pair over here.....Love the spaceness and spectrum , Some people say they lack bass , but for my tastes its perfect...
I just need a good amp now.
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Have a used set of S1's, wonderful sound in my small room. Love that warm british sound.
post #8 of 62
Yeah I love those RS1 too
post #9 of 62
I'm using Monitor Silver Series 9i for my mains and the matching 12 center speaker. In other words, I'm happy..
Stereophile: Monitor Audio Silver 9i loudspeaker
post #10 of 62
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Originally Posted by darkninja67 View Post
Buying blind as my local place is not getting them in for awhile. Going by how I like the RS6 and by recommendations on AVS.

I doubt they are 4 times better than my RS6 pair but I am thinking they are everything the RS6 is and a lot more.


Good to see some owners of Monitor Audio here.
I had the GS20s and liked them a lot. Great detail, timing and speed and worked well in several tricky rooms. I have also auditioned the 60s and they too are superb speakers, with a more even tonal balance than their little brethren IMHO. I ended up swapping the 20s for another brand of standmount following changes elsewhere in my system but the series is excellent across the board, from sonics to finish and presentation. You ought to be delighted with your purchase.

best,

o
post #11 of 62
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Originally Posted by orkney View Post
I had the GS20s and liked them a lot. Great detail, timing and speed and worked well in several tricky rooms. I have also auditioned the 60s and they too are superb speakers, with a more even tonal balance than their little brethren IMHO. I ended up swapping the 20s for another brand of standmount following changes elsewhere in my system but the series is excellent across the board, from sonics to finish and presentation. You ought to be delighted with your purchase.

best,

o
Thanks for the impressions. I am looking at the Salk Song Towers once again which can be had for $1999 with upgraded tweeter and finish. I will probably go GS60 though.

BTW which standmounts did you go with?
post #12 of 62
Silver RS-1s. My room is small, so these are perfect. Paired with a Rega Brio 3 amp and wired with AudioQuest Bi-wired Rocket 44s. No mention of source for now ...

The ONLY thing lacking in these speakers as an obvious, stated flaw, for me, is openness on large orchestral works. Audible difference from the RS-6s. Delivers acoustic bass for me beautifully, and works so well with my small combo jazz tastes in my room that I can't ask for anything more. Except quality sources.
post #13 of 62
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Originally Posted by darkninja67 View Post
Thanks for the impressions. I am looking at the Salk Song Towers once again which can be had for $1999 with upgraded tweeter and finish. I will probably go GS60 though.

BTW which standmounts did you go with?
I don't know the Salk Song speakers. I auditioned quite a few brands and models and finally went with the new Paradigm Reference S2.2 with the beryllium tweeters. Lots of choices in this price range obviously and I'd never thought of myself as a Paradigm guy exactly but I was moving down from MartinLogan Vantages and these offered the closest thing to an ESL-like treble and midrange of the speakers I auditioned. I've recently downsized to a Saturn/Stingray/Chord Signature setup and in our loft room with its awkward dormer windows and sloping ceiling, the front-ported S2s were quicker and cleaner and with a bit less treble bite than the GS20s. At this quality level though it's really horses for courses, and I REALLY enjoyed the MA speakers in the time I had them. I would certainly look very closely at the 60s if and when space allowed. They have a great balance of virtues and few flaws, though you might want to avoid anything upstream with an etched or spitty treble. Very musical speakers with wonderful solidity and presence and a little more tonally to my taste than the also-impressive designs from Spendor and ProAc that I listened to.

enjoy and best,

o
post #14 of 62
Thread Starter 
well my journey is finished (as far as speakers go, still need a new front end):






post #15 of 62
damn those are friggin sweet.. im jealous

what speaker cables are those?? neotechs or something??
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