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£100 budget for speakers with Rega Brio

Discussion in 'audio' started by D-C, Sep 24, 2018.

  1. D-C

    D-C pfm Member

    Hi all,

    I'm gifting my sister with my Rega Brio gear.

    Any suggestions for 2nd hand speakers to match would be welcome.
    Mostly to be used with house music and a bit of pop.

    Much appreciated,

  2. The Far North

    The Far North pfm Member

  3. JensenHealey

    JensenHealey pfm Member

    Go on ebay and pick up a pair of Mordaunt Short Pageants - great speakers that sell for peanuts these days.
  4. peter bj

    peter bj pfm Member

    Q accoustics
  5. DimitryZ

    DimitryZ pfm Member

    New Andrew Jones Pioneer bookshelves are excellent and are at or less than your limit.
  6. Hayche

    Hayche pfm Member

    I second q acoustics. Great speakers for peanuts. I have a pair of 3010 with a smsl q5 Pro in the back room. A little nudge with the q5 bass eq fills the sound out. I have also ran them with a bk xls200 with a flat eq and could happily live with it as a main system.
  7. DavidS

    DavidS pfm Member

    Yes Q acoustics , great value for money.
  8. peterm

    peterm pfm Member

    You could get a pair of Rega ELAs for £100 which would be a nice match.
  9. Hoopsontoast

    Hoopsontoast pfm Member

    Keep it in the family. From the Rega R1, Alya and Ela to the Jura if more bass/space is available.
  10. D-C

    D-C pfm Member

    Thanks for suggestions all.
    I've had an eye on the 3010s. If they've got them down at RS might check them out at lunch. Otherwise might take a punt on a pair of Rega.
  11. ToTo Man

    ToTo Man the band not the dog

    Another vote for Q Acoustics 3010s.
  12. bencat

    bencat pfm Member

  13. Paul Mc

    Paul Mc pfm Member

    I have mintish pair of Epos M5i you can have for £100 plus postage.
  14. Yank

    Yank Bulbous Also Tapered

    You might find some Rogers LS2, LS4, or LS6 in that price range.

    Oh, wait - House music? Some old Cerwin Vegas would do. Or Wharfedale E-series.
  15. D-C

    D-C pfm Member

    Any pics you can ping over Paul? These might be just the job.
    Couldn't demo the 3010s.
  16. Paul Mc

    Paul Mc pfm Member

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  17. D-C

    D-C pfm Member

  18. Paul Mc

    Paul Mc pfm Member

    Message sent.
  19. Koen

    Koen pfm Member

    You could also look at used Dali Zensor 1 or maybe 3 even
  20. drummerman

    drummerman pfm Member

    I had a few mid era Epos speakers, including the M5i as well as their larger brothers the 12.2. Unfortunately, from my perspective, not the most 'musical' speakers. More a clinical HiFi sound. - None lasted long in my systems. - Very good build though. The exception were Mordaunt Shorts MS10i and MS20i Pearls. Fantastic speakers borrowing heavily from Marshall's original designs but made for a lower price point. IMHO better than any of EPOS's mid era offerings.

    £100 is not a lot for speakers, even 2nd hand and you can't expect too much. The best you can hope for is that what they do is reasonable and that they don't attempt to chew off too much. Aside of the afromentioned Pearl's two speakers stand out for me; Mission's M71i (an improved version from the one reviewed, measured and recommended by Stereophile) and, at a little more than your budget, perhaps £150 - £200, Usher's terrific little S520 which sound and look far better than the original RRP. A mini monitor in the true sense. - By the way Mission even made a dedicated stand for the M71.

    None of those sound the same but are my pick for cheap speakers.

    With a Brio, I'd probably try the Mission's or Pearls, both easy to drive and forgiving. The Usher ideally requires more powerful amplification but have more scope for upgrades down the line.

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