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Recommendation for speaker needed
« on: April 30, 2002, 06:18 »
Given bugdet for 1.5k for one pair of speaker. Any suggestion?
« Last Edit: April 30, 2002, 06:20 by Vincent »

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Re:Recommendation for speaker needed
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2002, 06:35 »
ermmm...u forgot to state
1. new or used
2. bookshelf or floor stander
3. the match equipment
4. the type of music
5. the characterisitics u looking for (best in vocal or rock or jazz etc......)
6. the rest pse add in...heheee


Given bugdet for 1.5k for one pair of speaker. Any suggestion?

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Re:Recommendation for speaker needed
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2002, 07:32 »

ermmm...u forgot to state
1. new or used
2. bookshelf or floor stander
3. the match equipment
4. the type of music
5. the characterisitics u looking for (best in vocal or rock or jazz etc......)
6. the rest pse add in...heheee


Given bugdet for 1.5k for one pair of speaker. Any suggestion?



1. new
2. can be either one
3. Solid state pre and power
4. more on female vocal, instrument

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Re:Recommendation for speaker needed
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2002, 08:20 »
You can try Vienna Acoustics Haydn or Dynaudio Contour 1.1

if driven well, this 2 speakers sound stunning!

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Re:Recommendation for speaker needed
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2002, 08:59 »

Given bugdet for 1.5k for one pair of speaker. Any suggestion?


Hee hee.... let me put the "curse of thiel" in you and let you end up like me. I started out with a budget of $1.5k for the whole system. Now, I'm determined to spend $3k on just speakers alone  ;D

Bring your favourite CD and go to Sound Decisions at UE square.  Listen to the Thiels CS1.6 and use that as a possible reference point.

After that.... no speakers will ever sound the same. ;) ;)

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Re:Recommendation for speaker needed
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2002, 09:20 »
Vincent...

6. Power rating of amplifier
7. Size of listening area

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Re:Recommendation for speaker needed
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2002, 14:07 »


Hee hee.... let me put the "curse of thiel" in you and let you end up like me. I started out with a budget of $1.5k for the whole system. Now, I'm determined to spend $3k on just speakers alone  ;D


woah...thats a big jump in budget. but the thiel is worth it.

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Re:Recommendation for speaker needed
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2002, 14:10 »
Thiel spks need high power watts AMP to drive. So do be careful. Prefer to be use with Pre/Power / Monobloc Combo of at least 80Watts and above. Then the spks will show it's beauty. If not dun consider.

Hey nobody ever try B&W 60x Series spks ???

Just my 2Cents.

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Re:Recommendation for speaker needed
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2002, 14:21 »
hm..this is what i read from april's issue of Stereophile..

this reviewer was at a demo room, which displayed Wilson  (forgot the model, i think it's the MAXX) speakers and the Nagra monoblocks.

he was very impressed by the sound.. but later the exhibitor told him that the actual amplifier driving the Maxx, is a hidden Parasound amplifier, which costs less than the state tax to be paid for the Maxx.

and when they switch over to the Nagras, the sound was only just slightly better.

moral of the story.. u can get a good pair of speakers first... drive it with a decent amp...and save up for the real amp :)

or maybe it's just sales talk to induce u to buy expensive speakers? kekekeke...

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Re:Recommendation for speaker needed
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2002, 14:31 »
No point paying for Thiel spks if your AMP can't drive it properly. There are lots of spks which are as good as the Thiel. Go for audition, seek expert advice. Open up yourself.

If I have the power from my AMP, I will definately get Thiel spks. Cos I like the sound from it also.

Just my 2Cents.

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Re:Recommendation for speaker needed
« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2002, 14:36 »



Hee hee.... let me put the "curse of thiel" in you and let you end up like me. I started out with a budget of $1.5k for the whole system. Now, I'm determined to spend $3k on just speakers alone  ;D


woah...thats a big jump in budget. but the thiel is worth it.


I know but like you said... it's worth it!!

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Re:Recommendation for speaker needed
« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2002, 14:40 »

hm..this is what i read from april's issue of Stereophile..

this reviewer was at a demo room, which displayed Wilson  (forgot the model, i think it's the MAXX) speakers and the Nagra monoblocks.

he was very impressed by the sound.. but later the exhibitor told him that the actual amplifier driving the Maxx, is a hidden Parasound amplifier, which costs less than the state tax to be paid for the Maxx.

and when they switch over to the Nagras, the sound was only just slightly better.

moral of the story.. u can get a good pair of speakers first... drive it with a decent amp...and save up for the real amp :)

or maybe it's just sales talk to induce u to buy expensive speakers? kekekeke...


That humble Parasound amp may be a John Curl design....high current one maybe.....

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Re:Recommendation for speaker needed
« Reply #12 on: April 30, 2002, 14:43 »
Vincent...

6. Power rating of amplifier
7. Size of listening area


6. 200W per channel for my power amp
7. I haven't decided to put in living room or bed room, maybe you can give the recommandation base on different size as well, thanks :)
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Re:Recommendation for speaker needed
« Reply #13 on: April 30, 2002, 14:49 »
currently suggestion:

1) Vienna Acoustics Haydn
2) Dynaudio Contour 1.1
3) Thiels CS1.6
4) B&W 60x Series

Anymore suggestion for me to take note and compare?
I got a decent amp to drive hard speaker, don't worry :)
« Last Edit: April 30, 2002, 14:50 by Vincent »

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Re:Recommendation for speaker needed
« Reply #14 on: April 30, 2002, 14:52 »

I got a decent amp to drive hard speaker, don't worry :)


You might as well tell us what components you're using or going to use. Don't keep us in suspense leh!! ;D