New memberUsername: Grandpa0806
Post Number: 1
I am new to this forum, so I thought I would just say hi quickly!
Anyway at the moment I have a Marantz PM4400, Marantz PM5400, Cambridge audio DAB500, and last a pair of Mission M71i speakers. This all came as big bundle from richer sounds. The sound is ok but rather bland and lacking sweetness. I am trying to decide which pair of floorstanders I should buy and which amplifier. My original speaker suggestions were the B&W DM603 S3 and the Tannoy Sensys DC2 but these are just what came to mind. Please could you give me some suggestions to which pair of speakers and which amp to buy. Finally my entire budget is roughly £1000
Silver MemberUsername: Nuck
Parkhill, Ontario Canada
Post Number: 107
I would die for the combo you have and am waiting for this thread to carry on.
I have nothing to offer, but can't wait for the others(totems).
nice to meet you granpa
Silver MemberUsername: Edison
Glendale, CA US
Post Number: 698
Quad amps have sweet mids -
Make sure it's all functioning though - talk to the seller to make sure, since it's an old item. 405-2 amp is even better if you can find one.
This change alone might do it for you. If not, try hear epos speakers - the higher models the better - like the model 12. Monitor audio silver is another possibility. If you don't mind book shelfs -
Spicas are classics - they don't sound bland.
Since your hearing is good enough to have noticed that the present system is un-satisfactory, your ear must be developed - so I would just try to hear as many speakers as I can, and go with your heart.
Check out this sight for reviews well done -
Your present system is not bad - a good entry level setup - give it to your children or something - don't discard it. Just upgrade the amp may be.
Amps you might want to hear are :
Krell kav 300 integrated (get them used to fit budget)
The last 2 have tubes in them - might be what you are searching for - the sweetness.
They take longer to warm up, and do need more servicing, but some swear by it.
There are good solid state amps that are sweet like Quad, but they tend to be expensive, so get them used.
You are lucky to be in Britain - home of many good audio gears !
You can find good deals on ebay.uk - just make sure it's in good condition - talk to the seller before hand.
Bronze MemberUsername: T_bomb25
Dayton, Ohio United States
Post Number: 92
Silver MemberUsername: Stu_pitt
NYC, NY Pakistan
Post Number: 195