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Old 14th December 2010, 09:02 PM   #1
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Default Speaker recomendation for a very tight budget PLEASE

I'm looking for a pair of used speakers with a tight budget of 100 so any recomendations appreciated.

like B&W's, Monitor Audiio, Tannoy, not sure about Mission or wharfdale (wharfdale mainly dislike because of all the budget crap they put their name to)

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Old 14th December 2010, 09:41 PM   #2
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size, power handling, efficiency, impedance, music type... any relevant information at all besides budget and a pick list of names?
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dunno what these go for s/h but they are bloody good.

Epos ES11/ ES12 http://www.stereophile.com/images/ar...t/eposes12.jpg
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Old 14th December 2010, 09:56 PM   #4
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I'm also fond of the Linn Index from the late 80s. Not the most analytical speakers but they give a very 'full' but tight sound. Might be able to pick up a cheap pair on ebay.

edit http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/LINN-INDEX-HiF...8#ht_500wt_951

these are the sealed early ones which I think sound great but I have seen them going cheaper.

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Old 14th December 2010, 10:01 PM   #5
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I listen to every type of music you could think of BUT mainly jazzy funky soul.

Size say B&W602 size to Tannoy R2.

Power, efficiency etc too much info I feel but 100W area, I'm only running a modified Cambridge A1 amp.

Idealy I'd like to get a pair of B&W's or Monitor Audio but keep going for more than my budget sadly.

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Keep in mind that monitor speakers need stands, and they cost too. The best sound for a few quid is often a small 2 way tower. What kind of sound are you looking for? What have you heard that you liked?
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Old 14th December 2010, 10:23 PM   #8
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I'm looking for a good natural sound, clear highs and nice bit of base but don't need to rattle the windows as music won't be too loud (when the wife's in)
Currently using Gale Gold Monitor MK2s, which for their price range are very good but I want MORE.
I haven't been able to listen to any other models just relying on reviews and recomendations

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Old 14th December 2010, 10:55 PM   #9
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Im assuming you want MORE musicality. The B&W dm601 was a great speaker. The 602 had more bass, but did not sound the same. Kef Uni-Q stuff is pretty nice at that price range. Tannoy Saturns are amazing, but maybe a little more cash. The Mission people also know what they're doing. Too bad most speakers in britain are british, there are so many good cheap speakers from North America.
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Old 15th December 2010, 08:15 AM   #10
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Funny you should mention B&W 601's, originally I wanted a pair of 602's but allas they fetch too much for my budget and have been looking at the 601's

I'll keep an eye out for some Saturns too.

Thanks for the recomendations.

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