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Offline SHL-5

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Re: Bookshelf Speakers Recommendation
« Reply #45 on: November 02, 2011, 11:05 »
This evening, listened to both Spendor and Harbeth, although not comparing apple to apple, Harbeth win my heart.

So between Harbeth & Proac?
Harbeth & LFD = Musical bliss to the max!
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Re: Bookshelf Speakers Recommendation
« Reply #46 on: November 02, 2011, 11:16 »
Proac will not be on my list.
My current amp may not drive it to give tranparency, detailed. Even with tube amp, my XRCD sound very bright (although it produced clarity, transparent sound), it "hurt" my ear. I cannot give up on few XRCD collection.

I am now "hunting" for B&W 805s or 805n, however, if I cannot find those B&W, then, you know my choice.

So between Harbeth & Proac?

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Re: Bookshelf Speakers Recommendation
« Reply #47 on: November 02, 2011, 14:46 »
Proac will not be on my list.
My current amp may not drive it to give tranparency, detailed. Even with tube amp, my XRCD sound very bright (although it produced clarity, transparent sound), it "hurt" my ear. I cannot give up on few XRCD collection.

I am now "hunting" for B&W 805s or 805n, however, if I cannot find those B&W, then, you know my choice.


Oic.....btw if you are looking for old 805N, can also try CDM1-NT. Similar to 805N at lower px.
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Re: Bookshelf Speakers Recommendation
« Reply #49 on: November 06, 2011, 13:46 »
i think Reference 3A Dulcet deserves an audition at the price point you are looking at. 2k +

sings well, looks good

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Re: Bookshelf Speakers Recommendation
« Reply #50 on: November 07, 2011, 08:56 »
Oh Yeah, Reference 3A, long time ago, saw it at HER.
May I know who is the current distributor to audition it?

i think Reference 3A Dulcet deserves an audition at the price point you are looking at. 2k +

sings well, looks good

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Re: Bookshelf Speakers Recommendation
« Reply #51 on: November 07, 2011, 10:08 »
the distributor is advertising in the forum too:

http://www.xtremeplace.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=104020.0

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Re: Bookshelf Speakers Recommendation
« Reply #52 on: November 07, 2011, 10:22 »
Thank you for the link information.

Long time ago, if I recalled correctly, the Reference 3A speakers were made in France. I wonder they are still made in France or elsewhere.

the distributor is advertising in the forum too:

http://www.xtremeplace.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=104020.0

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Re: Bookshelf Speakers Recommendation
« Reply #53 on: November 07, 2011, 10:32 »
Thank you for the link information.

Long time ago, if I recalled correctly, the Reference 3A speakers were made in France. I wonder they are still made in France or elsewhere.


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Re: Bookshelf Speakers Recommendation
« Reply #54 on: November 07, 2011, 10:53 »
As mentioned by DH, will give Dynaudio Focus 110A a listen hoping it's still available and Joseph Audio bookshelf speakers.

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Re: Bookshelf Speakers Recommendation
« Reply #55 on: November 07, 2011, 13:38 »
had you listen to the 805Diamonds or the PM1?
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Re: Bookshelf Speakers Recommendation
« Reply #56 on: November 07, 2011, 14:01 »
I posted this information earlier in the B&W thread. Open this thread to look for more alternative bookshelf speakers.

I will move my current setup to a smaller room (room size around 3m x 4m), hence, I want to give up on my B&W 603 S3 (floorstand) to a better smaller speakers (better crossover).
Current Int Amp is Creek Destiny with 100Wpc into 8 ohms.
Initially, I was leaning towards B&W PM1 or CM1, but after some thought, since looking for a better bookshelf speakers, why not look at other candidates.

So, I have following on my list :
1) Harbeth P3ESR
2) Dynaudio Focus 110
3) ATC SCM 11

I am worried Creek may not have enough power to drive the SCM11, but, upgrade the AMP will happen in the next stage.

Are there any more bookshelf speakers to recommend which may pair well with Creek?



you are absolutely correct. your useless creekie will not be to move the ATC drivers at all.  ;D ;D

for owners of creepy creekie  , camp-bridge all-teo , etc , hands off B&W , ATC ; only speakers for them are monitor ah-teo , ten-noise ,  mission impossible , KEFie , Wooferdale ,etc.   :P :P

maybe you can try  Epos. they are good , no kidding. maybe can consider Harbeth , but the agent selling very expensive one.   ;) ;)

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Re: Bookshelf Speakers Recommendation
« Reply #57 on: November 07, 2011, 14:12 »
B&W, Over my budget :)

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Re: Bookshelf Speakers Recommendation
« Reply #58 on: November 07, 2011, 14:19 »
I beg to differ.
Each person ears are different, therefore, users may like ATC, FOCAL, DYNAUDIO, HARBETH, PROAC, etc sound production.
The important is the pairing of the amp with the speakers to the music you like to listen.

Your Epos + Creek recommendation are not surprises since they are sister company.

you are absolutely correct. your useless creekie will not be to move the ATC drivers at all.  ;D ;D

for owners of creepy creekie  , camp-bridge all-teo , etc , hands off B&W , ATC ; only speakers for them are monitor ah-teo , ten-noise ,  mission impossible , KEFie , Wooferdale ,etc.   :P :P

maybe you can try  Epos. they are good , no kidding. maybe can consider Harbeth , but the agent selling very expensive one.   ;) ;)

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Re: Bookshelf Speakers Recommendation
« Reply #59 on: November 11, 2011, 20:11 »
I highly recommend the Reference 3A Dulcet for your budget. Easy to drive, good looks and with a very big sound for it's size. You have to hear it to believe.

I am currently using the older De Capo model, the MM gen 2. Mine has a bigger driver than the Dulcet but with the same tonal balance as the Dulcet. You could dropby for a listen if you like.