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Small footprint floorstanding speaker ideas

Discussion in 'audio' started by fim, Aug 3, 2022.

  1. Gza

    Gza pfm Member

    Ones that jump out are Fyne f501sp

    Less modern looking proac d20r and spendor a7. Slightly biggger and more expensive spendor d7.2.
  2. rough edges

    rough edges Sapere Aude

    I always choose loudspeakers based on how they sound in my room with my electronics, not on how much they cost. There are oodles of expensive loudspeakers for sale on second hand sites, FWIW.
  3. fim

    fim pfm Member

    I agree but if a home demo is not possible, all one has to go with are objective measurements and subjective opinions from people who have heard them.

    Thanks everyone for their recommendations, there’s a few brands mentioned that I do not know, so I need to do some digging on my part to see which are the most promising and add them on my “lookout” list. Neats also got a lot of mentions so I’m planning to look into them a bit more as I’m really not familiar with their catalogue and see what might be good fit for my needs.
  4. Sue Pertwee-Tyr

    Sue Pertwee-Tyr neither here nor there

    Yes, but I'm familiar with the Peak Consults, and have an idea what's available at the inexpensive end of the market and I have my doubts the OP would find they float his boat. I just don't think you can get what they do well, without spending a reasonable wodge of dosh.
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  5. hifinutt

    hifinutt hifinutt

    did you see that other thread on divorce :D:D
    linnfomaniac83, Alex S and fim like this.
  6. fim

    fim pfm Member

    I didn’t explicitly mention budget in this conversation as it is not the driving force behind this given that it’s all purely speculative at this point and will largely depend on the timing of things. When (if?) the time comes to move on, I’ll either sell the Peak Consults or PX them against whatever pair I find plus cash on top from my side so it should be possible to get something better, especially given that I’m only thinking of 2nd hand/ex demo items. Now better is subjective and I understand the law of diminishing returns probably kicks in way before the level of the consults so I’m not expecting night and day difference, just something that I’ll enjoy the same if not more and will look a bit less polarising :D
  7. a dca

    a dca pfm Member

    The terms modern design, small footprint and sensitivity make me think about the coax series from (coax 611, maybe ) or the W8SE from (less modern and sensitive).
    A dca
  8. Sue Pertwee-Tyr

    Sue Pertwee-Tyr neither here nor there

    I think with speakers the law of diminishing returns doesn’t bite so hard, or so early, IMHO. Good luck with the search.
  9. Bairnstorm

    Bairnstorm pfm Member

    Mr Pig completely unfunny. You need to think on what you have said. Monitor Audio Studio 20's would be marvellous. Cheap and enormously cheerful.
  10. gerlando

    gerlando Prog Rocker

    Totem Arro or Royd Minstrels.
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  11. evand

    evand pfm Member

    If you’re happy with what you have I’d seriously consider vinyl wrap.
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  12. Snufkin

    Snufkin pfm Member

    Shahinian Compass, small footprint, benign load and they look ‘architectural’.
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  13. glb

    glb Well-Known Member

    Perfect solution for a few hundred quid .
  14. Tigerjones

    Tigerjones Bagpuss

    Shaninian Larcs or Arcs.
  15. MrPinkEyes

    MrPinkEyes A girl once said to me “I like motor bikes”

    No, thats funny
  16. Lowand

    Lowand Don't tell the humans

    My Totem Arros are still available. Absolute bargain ... obviously. :)
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  17. Aural

    Aural Once hornucopia.Now lying flat.

  18. RichardA

    RichardA pfm Member

  19. gninnam

    gninnam Is it a hobby or a disease

    Not sure how many were made or sold but the Reiver Jenna are a brilliant sounding small foot print floor stander (I know as I have a pair :))
  20. marshanp

    marshanp ellipsis addict

    Clearly every respondent to this enquiry will mention their preferred speakers... so I'll do likewise.

    Duevel Planets. Small, easy to position, punch well above their modest price. Available in various colours or pleasing pale wood. Need a Supernait (or something with at least that much oomph) to do them justice.

    I have now moved on to Duevel Venus, my endgame speakers, but the Planets got pretty close for ~1/4 of the price.

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