This is Kushanava from Kolkata (INDIA).I am trying to set up my first hifi stereo system
Room size :12 *10sqft Budget <1300$
Music Source: Asus Xonar Essence ST Music:
Listening Preference:Soft Vocals (Indian classical/pop ,neil diamond /jim reeves other oldies) & instrumentals(Indian classical,yanni,kenny g etc) (80%) , Classic Rock (Queen,Scorpians etc) (20%)
I have shortlisted Epos and B&W brand of speakers after auditioning several brands (kef/dali/elac/quad/MS/PSB etc)
1.Epos M12i +Sugden (liked the sound signature but little harsh highs , so looking for epic 2 with softer sound)
2.B&W CDM1 + Quad 306 (liked the sound signature but found a little laid back/not dynamic , so looking for matrix 805)
I cannot afford sugden , so I am targetting the following buy
1. Used Amps -- Quad 306 or musical fiedility A5 ( Quad 306 preferred becuase of lower cost.)
2. B&W matrix 805 (Used) or Epos Epic 2 (New)
Since I donot have them available in my city ,will have to make a decision based on your opinion.
Q1.Will Quad 306 be able to drive the Epos Epic 2?and produce enough dynamic details and 3d sound stage?,If no, what is the best amp (used) under $400 for Epos epic 2(considering I really like a sugden sound)?
Q2.Which is the value for money speaker B&W 805 Matrix (Used) or Epos epic 2 (New) and what are the pros and cons of each?
I hate harsh ,fatiguing highs but at the same time wont compromise for details and dynamism. I enjoy a 3d soundstage and would avoid short focus or straight at your face sounds.