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Standmounters for Arcam CD72 and Cyrus 7

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As you may have noticed I am selling my rear XPA, and I've realised that if I sell my fronts too then I will have around £400 towards some new speakers.

I would like standmounters as this will give me flexibility in case I move the system to a smaller room (I may return to uni... [img]http://www.rdh.34sp.com/forums/html/emoticons/wink.gif[/img] )

Requirements:

I need standmounters that are excellent match for my Arcam CD72 and Cyrus 7, connected with a VDH 102 interconnect and VDH CS122 cable.

Music tastes are predominately RnB, HipHop and Dance - genres that often poorly produced e.g. bright treble - so the speaker will need to be smooth. A chunky speaker will be better as the music is quite 'beat' driven.

I am flexible with positioning but prefer a great looking speaker and a light wood finish.

Ideally I would like something 2nd hand originally worth towards 1k.

Please help me to compile a shortlist and include links, ebay links, ex-dem links etc where possible [img]http://www.rdh.34sp.com/forums/html/emoticons/tongue.gif[/img]

Obvious starters are Dynaudio Audience 52 and Dynaudio Contour 1.?

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Maybe better going with the Dyn contour. The 52 is slightly harsh in the midrange IMHO.
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Hi, You could look out on ebay for my speakers.Proac Response 1sc. They have a wonderful sound.They have a good level of bass, also they sound great listening to the likes of 50 cent, Nelly,Common also good with dance and r'n'b. They are a great allrounder,they boogie when needed and sound wonderful and detailed at the same time. They average £600.00 on ebay. Hope that this helps.

[url=http://www.proac-loudspeakers.com/1sc.php]http://www.proac-loudspeakers.com/1sc.php[/url]



lee


P.S Proac have bought two new standmounters out:

[url=http://www.proac-loudspeakers.com/studio100.php]http://www.proac-loudspeakers.com/studio100.php[/url]

[url=http://www.proac-loudspeakers.com/studio110.php]http://www.proac-loudspeakers.com/studio110.php[/url]


these are about £600-800ish new
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MA GR10, ATC scm 12, JMlabs do some standmounters around your budget too
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hi, me and a friend listened to these leema acoustic zen. they are tiny but wow what a sound. these were partenered with mf gear.

[url=http://www.leema-acoustics.com/xen.html]http://www.leema-acoustics.com/xen.html[/url]

lee:)
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People always mention the GR10s.

I saw them connected to Cyrus in Sevenoaks a while back and the first thing I thought was "Cyrus is metal tweeter speakers!?"

Are they a good match?

I need to have some demos but will be buying 2nd hand: always feel cheeky listening and not buying... ;)
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[b]darrenmayne wrote: [/b][quote]People always mention the GR10s.

I saw them connected to Cyrus in Sevenoaks a while back and the first thing I thought was "Cyrus is metal tweeter speakers!?"

Are they a good match?

I need to have some demos but will be buying 2nd hand: always feel cheeky listening and not buying... ;)
[/quote]I'm not reccomending them, mearly giving you options, a lot of the cyrus guys like them though, so can't be that bad, have you asked at the cyrus unnoficial forum?
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I like my Audience 52's. :D The dark grey baffle grows on you, but I agree its a bit much on the floorstanders.

Avoid Quad 11L's like the plague: they really don't go with Cyrus. I suspect the 12L's will be the same.
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