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Thanks james. i listened to the minis a cple of times and r ... Henryhk
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James, no i have not. too scared to do that. too uncertain ... Henryhk
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You might want to consider the rockport merak. Jfz
I guess so james, but its just too hard for me. Henryhk
Finally moved now. still in unpacking mode and haven't even ... Henryhk
The smaller jm labs are worth a listen. Psacanli
Hi henryhk, my mini ii just got passed the 200hours mark. ... Wslam
Kharma exquisite mini offer comforting lush above all else. ... Sebastian
I am biased as I manufacture speakers and electronics but I can still offer you good advice!
Here are a few general points.
Near field listening in smaller rooms requires a very coherent sound reproduction. Usually two way will be better than three way, less drivers rather than more.
A full "ranger" used with one or two subs with an active crossover relieves the full range driver of all the X-max consumming hard work. Forget any speaker system where you add on a subwoofer and leave the "main speaker" still working hard in the bass.
Room correction has a more noticable benefit in smaller rooms and can integrate subs very effectivly.
(4) If you can pull the speakers out from the wall by about 3 feet Open Baffle has a big advantage over box designs in small rooms as OB only generate 50% as much "un-wanted " energy as box designs. You still get all the direct radiated sound and slam and dynamics, but the neighbours dont hear it!
(5) Some amazing results can be obtained with DIY designs if you have access to skilled craftsmen to do the assembly and finishing work. This is more a custom design project but if you plan to stay in the house a while you can justify some serious brickwork!
(6)Is it only your decision or are other family members having a say?
(7) What type of music and what volumes do you generally like?
(8)What is the construction of the room.
(9)Mains power ; I can recomend a dedicated distribution box (6 or 8 way) with seperate magnetic circuit breakers for each line. This allows you to run a heavy duty (ideally made up of multiple 1mm guage each in seperate teflon dielectric) solid core silver power cord from the power meter box as it enters your home directly to your listening room. The box should have heavy duty brass buss bar clamps that bolt down onto the ends of your equipment power cords and this eliminates the whole mains plug / wall socket interface. Try this before investing in big buck power conditioners.
Good luck and check out overkillaudio.com for a few more ideas!
All the best
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I have a small room too and recently contacted john devore a ... Hchilcoat
Any thoughts on using mbl's in this situation? Emailists
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Here's another way to go. get a dedicated headphone amp,and ... Buffyjames
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Thanks to all. forgot to mention i listen to a wide variety, ... Henryhk
Definitely check out the dynaudio confidence c1 and its kin. ... Jkalman
atc scm 20's are quite nice in that sized envornment but so ... Shadorne
From what i heard at he-2997,the dynaudio c-1's were way mor ... Sirspeedy
you are from the future?!? who sent you? who sent you! w ... Jkalman
Smile. alternatively, who'll win the melbourne cup on the f ... Metralla
Mike earlier at the beg of this thread suggested the coltran ... Henryhk
We did a room set up at rmaf with a pair of talon hawks and ... Rives
Rives: actually i saw the report awhile ago and actually di ... Henryhk
We have had interest from the previous dealer in hong kong. ... Rives
Good to know,. hope all goes well rives. Henryhk