New memberUsername: Amanlikemike
Post Number: 6
I listened to it with B&W DM600s and, although it sounded nice, they had to work very hard to deal with the dirty bass on Beck's Rental Car. So, I switched to Quad 11Ls and the difference was stunning - mainly the spacial effect and imaging.
So, my question is, can anyone recommend budget speakers (apparently hi-sensitivity 92dB-plus models work best) to go with the X-80? AC Aeigis EVO1s have relatively high sensitivity (89dB I think) for a low price - in fact more so than the Quads - but I haven't had chance to team them up with the amp yet. Or is the sensitivity thing a bit of a red herring? I will check out other amps, but I like the X-80 (which is the important bit) and I'd like to know just how good you think it is when compared to other amps in the £150-£600 range?
I may yet grit my teeth and go for the Quads, but it would be good if there were lower priced alternatives that would give the results I want i.e. a crisp clear sound with well rounded bass that would fill a small, solid and relatively bright apartment room with gutsy rock/heavy funk at most volumes, without annoying the hell out of the neighbours.
New memberUsername: Yimdav
Post Number: 1
wharfedale diamond 9.1
jmlab chorus 714s
monitor audio bronze b2
paradigm mini monitor
my favourite is the quad 12L with the b&w 602 and the paradigm mini monitor coming in a not so close second. the 12L vocals sounded wonderful! i had goosebumps the first time i heard it. and they sounded fuller compared to the llL because of the better bass. according to the quad website, the 11L has a sensitivity of 86dB while the 12L has a sensitivity of 88dB, which should make it easier to drive with the mf x-80.
i've settled on getting the quad 12L and i'm thinking of teaming it with the musical fidelity x-80. problem is, where i am, i won't be able to audition this combination.
when you auditioned the quad 11L with the mf x-80, was the x-80 powerful enough for the 11L?