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£5000 Speaker Recommendations

Discussion in 'audio' started by PhilDick, Jan 23, 2015.

  1. PhilDick

    PhilDick pfm Member

    Room is about 18 by 14 feet. Wood floor, brick walls.
  2. Rapid 17

    Rapid 17 pfm Member

  3. Whaleblue

    Whaleblue Southbound

    By 'wood floor' do you mean suspended, or boards of some sort over a solid concrete floor?

    A little about the layout would help too. Are the speakers able to be in free space for example?
  4. I.D.C.

    I.D.C. pfm Member

    Zingali are extraordinary value and the best speaker I have heard in the last 20 years.
    So much so I am selling mine to get a pair.
  5. cliffpatte

    cliffpatte Speed camera anarchist

    Not sure I would stick anything more than about £1K speakers on the end of a Denon AV amp

    If the AV source is a processor rather than a power amp, then yeah, maybe you could use that as a source for something like a second hand pair of ATC50ASLTs for about that money
  6. PhilDick

    PhilDick pfm Member

    Yes suspended floor, carpeted. Room has chimney breast and alcoves. Plenty of space for free placement.
  7. I.D.C.

    I.D.C. pfm Member

    Your 100% right did not notice it was a AV amp.
    In that case it would need to be the B&W small surround speakers which can be bought for under a grand on E-bay
  8. Amber Audio

    Amber Audio This is the Day

    What model is the Denon AV amp? I've run various B & W, Kef & Monitor Audio rigs with Denons.

  9. PhilDick

    PhilDick pfm Member

    The av amp is an avc-a1hda. About 5 grands worth a few years ago.
  10. Whaleblue

    Whaleblue Southbound

    A decent AV amp shouldn't be a block to decent sound, especially if you go the active route. I have active ATC 20s running off the pre-outs of a mid range Arcam AV amp in the lounge and think it's very good indeed. A dedicated 2-channel amp is always an option as an upgrade, just choose one with AV bypass.
  11. muzzer

    muzzer Numb Nut

    Anyone come up with the stock pfm answer of sell the lot and get active atc's yet?:)
  12. h.g.

    h.g. pfm Member

    The Revel F208 is possibly one to consider.
  13. AKG

    AKG pfm Member

    (I) + 1 on this prior post...excellent point!
    (II) w/o prejudice to the prior post, if you still committed to look for speakers falling in that price strata, those speakers usually warrant better electronics (quality design and quality build integrated amp or separates) rather than the suggested Denon AV receiver.
  14. JLLR

    JLLR pfm Member

    i own a pair of dali epicon 2, the sound and finishing quality of these speakers are amazing.
    depending on the room, there are also the epicon 6 or high end epicon 8
  15. vandergraafuk

    vandergraafuk pfm Member

    Focal 1028BE I have a pair for sale and you would have change :p
  16. alindsay

    alindsay pfm Member

    Amazed nobody chipped in with a Shahinian suggestion yet.
  17. JLLR

    JLLR pfm Member

    not sure the epicon and the focal play in the same category...
  18. PhilDick

    PhilDick pfm Member

    I think you are seriously underestimating the quality of this amp. It is on a par with my Naim setup.
  19. PhilDick

    PhilDick pfm Member

    Must admit that I like the idea of them. Not heard any though.
  20. darrenyeats

    darrenyeats pfm Member

    Some AV amps are excellent over 2 channels to be sure. Good DACs in them too.

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