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Low cost ,high quality sound speakers for time being

Discussion in 'audio' started by winiar550, Aug 5, 2022.

  1. winiar550

    winiar550 Well-Known Member

    As in the title I am looking for an advice from experienced pinkfishers for recommendations of cheap second hand speakers which will hold me for time being before make a final decision on the proper ones.

    I am using a Devialet expert 1000 pro ,room dimensions are around 4x4m so around 16 Sam

    My amplifiers are very dynamic,neutral and fast also very detailed.
    I like neutral sound but also slightly warmer midrange ,detailed ,dynamic ,with very controlled and dynamic base and clear but not harsh highs.

    All advice highly appreciated.

    Thank you.
  2. linnfomaniac83

    linnfomaniac83 I bet you can’t wheelie a unicycle!

    Ruark Talisman 2, Linn Katan, Linn Ninka, anything from Neat.
  3. winiar550

    winiar550 Well-Known Member

    Are these comparable to something like monitor audio gs20 or totem arro for example?
  4. Gervais Cote

    Gervais Cote Predator

    Bookshelf ported Proac with a 6 1/2 woofer and soft dome fabric tweeter would come to my mind.
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  5. ChrisS

    ChrisS Well-Known Member

    What is your budget?
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  6. winiar550

    winiar550 Well-Known Member

    Max £1000
  7. winiar550

    winiar550 Well-Known Member

    I just don't want to hurt myself too much after owning focal sopra 1 and diablo utopia lll....
  8. linnfomaniac83

    linnfomaniac83 I bet you can’t wheelie a unicycle!

    Yes, I’d say so. The Katans are compact stand mount speakers so definitely won’t have the bass weight of the GS20s… the Ninkas will though, and they’re detailed at the top end without getting harsh or aggressive. The Ruark Talismans are very nice too, clean punchy bass, open lively mids and well behaved treble… they fall a little short of my active Ninkas in terms of bass weight and top end detail, but they’re easy to drive and lots of fun. I have a pair on a Naim system. Similarly, Neat speakers tend to be punchy, lively and open without being aggressive.
  9. ryder

    ryder pfm Member

    At your price range,
    Dynaudio(neutral to warmer)
    Proac(neutral to brighter, lean bass)
    Harbeth(warmer, fuller and looser bass)

    Not sure how they will match with your Devialet 1000 Pro though.
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  10. hifi-dog

    hifi-dog pfm Member

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  11. topa

    topa Sans CDPs

    I'de look through the list of speakers on the Devialet SAM list, and pick out the cheapest?
  12. andrewd

    andrewd pfm Member

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  13. flutteringwow

    flutteringwow I am a sound quality evaluation device

    Q Acoustics Concept 30.

    You wont find better for the money.

    If you can increase budget, there is a set of Concept 300's on eBay. These are my lifetime speakers (albeit in Grey) and are spectacular.

    (just confirm they come with their designated stands as they do when brand new as have to be used with them and you will want to use them as they look great )

    Or if you want floorstanders, Concept 50s
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  14. NickofWimbledon

    NickofWimbledon Well-Known Member

    Near Iota Alphas for less than £1K on EBay…
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  15. leroyd

    leroyd pfm Member

    I had Q acoustic 40 floorstanders in my set up and they are superb value for money
  16. Jodet

    Jodet pfm Member

    Wharfedale 12 series.

  17. JezmondTutu

    JezmondTutu pfm Member

    Ruark Crusaders. Way under a grand and you’ll sell them on for the same. Agree Talisman’s are amazing for £200-250.

    Dynaudio Contour 1.8’s. I loved my 1.1’s but have used both.

    Or stretch your budget and get some ATC’s which will also hold their value.
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  18. linnfomaniac83

    linnfomaniac83 I bet you can’t wheelie a unicycle!

    It’s findings Crusaders that’s the challenge… also I’d look for MK2s, they’re the best variant in my opinion, by a decent margin. Wonderful speakers that can and do hold up in a serious system today.

    I do adore my Talismans though, they’re in an “budget” Naim system and it’s definitely more than the sum of it’s parts. I’d love to try them in a more serious system!
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  19. lawrence001

    lawrence001 pfm Member

    Where are you based?
  20. JezmondTutu

    JezmondTutu pfm Member

    I used Talismans in my main system for ten years and they were great.
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