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post #31 of 91
A7s have amazing clarity and openness, but they really don't have enough bass for me on their own. I should imagine this'll be even more an issue with the A5.

If you're gonna look at them, I'd also look at the Focal CMS50
post #32 of 91
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Uggh! So many choices! Unfortunately there are no Adam audio dealers in my area - the only one in Canada is in Quebec, so I won't be able to demo these

Read: EDIT from above.

I may have to post a poll to see what speakers I should get since there are just so many options. I just can't decide.
post #33 of 91
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Originally Posted by aj_brown_99 View Post
Uggh! So many choices! Unfortunately there are no Adam audio dealers in my area - the only one in Canada is in Quebec, so I won't be able to demo these

Read: EDIT from above.

I may have to post a poll to see what speakers I should get since there are just so many options. I just can't decide.
Long and McQuade sells them (at least according to their website they do). Assuming they have them at the nearest location...im sure there is one in Vancouver...you may be able to at least demo them.

An alternative method may be to go to stores like HiFi Centre, in Vancouver and check out their speakers there. It looks like they sell some very good high-end speakers. This at least gives you the option of testing out some speakers and seeing what sounds good to you.
post #34 of 91
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Long and McQuade sells them (at least according to their website they do). Assuming they have them at the nearest location...im sure there is one in Vancouver...you may be able to at least demo them.
Ok. I will demo these tomorrow.

I have now posted a poll with all of my possible options. Keep in mind that I will audition speakers wherever possible, but not all are available to audition.

Please post in my poll!
post #35 of 91
AudiogoN Forums: Large soundstage at 2 ft distance?

here is a thread on monitors from 2' off AGon. Might help.
The Mirage speakers in this thread look very nice for what your wanting.
post #36 of 91
Oh yeah, Mirage speakers are generally pretty sweet. Using a Mirage sub right now. It's pretty decent.
post #37 of 91
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Oh yeah, Mirage speakers are generally pretty sweet. Using a Mirage sub right now. It's pretty decent.
These Mirage look like they would do the trick.
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post #38 of 91
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AudiogoN Forums: Large soundstage at 2 ft distance?

here is a thread on monitors from 2' off AGon. Might help.
The Mirage speakers in this thread look very nice for what your wanting.
Those mirages, the OMD-5 look like a very good option. The ones the guy talks about are the OMD-15, but then the link goes to OMD-5, so I assume that is what he is talking about. The OMD-5 look good for nearfield, great for soundstaging, and audio quality looks decent, although there are not a lot of reviews available (the ones that exist are mostly for HT, which is not all that helpful). Plus they are really awesome in the looks department . I will audition these tomorrow as well - I have a dealer very near me.
post #39 of 91
I think you are leaving a very special brand off of your list. Genelec.

They have several models, they are already amped and sound wonderful.
post #40 of 91
Not sure about those. Too small for proper midrange reproduction. I really would lean towards 6.5" drivers in a normal enclosure.
post #41 of 91
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I think you are leaving a very special brand off of your list. Genelec.

They have several models, they are already amped and sound wonderful.
I tried out a few Genelec speakers a few weeks ago and can't say I enjoyed them. They sounded somewhat electronic and unnatural imo.

About the mirages, we'll have to see. I'll need to test them out before passing judgment.
post #42 of 91
Ive heard several Mirage speakers and I find them to be too bright and even harsh.
post #43 of 91
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Ive heard several Mirage speakers and I find them to be too bright and even harsh.
Yeah. I am actually thinking the X-Omni from av123 is a fun idea for me. For gaming? Yeah.

OP. Dude, just go visit your local shops and let us know what the deal is. I think Paradigm or Energy will have something decent for you at a good price. I really like Totem speakers though and they are Canadian. Just a bit pricier. The Totem Mite is a heck of a speaker.
post #44 of 91
Not familiar with the X-Omni...looks pretty cool though.

Never demoed Paradigm or Totem speakers, but I really want to. I hear nothing but great things about these companies. My friend's aunt has a 5.1 Energy system (not sure which ones exactly) and from what I remember it sounded pretty good...and was loud!
post #45 of 91
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Ive heard several Mirage speakers and I find them to be too bright and even harsh.
Which ones have you tried? I hope you're not talking about their HTiB speakers. Those are ALWAYS terrible... doesn't matter which company.

Also, watch out on AV123 speakers. AV123 is going down within a year or so.
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