IMO, both are a good choice for monitors C1s/Mementos..The C2s are the laim duck in the Dyn lineup..large cabinets lacking in many areas,C1s and a real nice sub will out perform the C2s so I would never suggest them
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I am in a larger room using C2s with a pair of JL fathom 110 subs. C1s with a sub are nowhere near the performance, but agree C1 with sub v C2 w/out could be close.
FWIW - I acutaly think the C2 is a great spot in the confidence line. C1 is great monitor but short on bass and C4 only is really good for very large rooms. the C2 gives me, at leat, monitor like accuracy with very nice bass. Adding the pair of JL's made it perform incredibly well.
For your size room, C1 with a sub will be the best.
I acutaly think the C2 is a great spot in the confidence line. C1 is great monitor but short on bass and C4 only is really good for very large rooms. the C2 gives me, at leat, monitor like accuracy with very nice bass. Adding the pair of JL's made it perform incredibly well.
I dont agree with any of that.I have C4s in a smaller room and they sing.The C2 has no real bass but a very large cabinet.Whats the point of buying speakers that large that need 2 subs(4 grand retail) added to them to produce the under 40hz level.Makes no sense at all IMO.Thats why I say they are the lame duck in the Confidence lineup.Dynaudio sales would also back that up as both the C4s and the C1s out sell the C2 by a long shot,and on the secondary market C1s sell the first day and ya can give the 2s away!!!
In a room very close in dimensions to the OP''s, I use a pair of SF GM's with excellent results. I previously had the SF Auditor M's in that room, but upgraded to the GM's because I found I prefer the GM's musical presentation. But the Auditor M's were still excellent in that room. Bottom line, given the OP's room dimensions, my experience indicates that either of the SF choices being considered will work very well.
In the used market the C1 and SF auditor M are close in price and the C2 and SF Memento are close. Will the SF also need a sub? I agree with Ryder the GPH needs to be replaced.
Most of the my local dealer stopped using the SF line but still carrty the Dynaudio line. I like the look of the Memento speakers but do not care for the stands (strings).Thanks for all the input.
That room is too small for the C1 IMO. They really need quite a bit of space to integrate and perform up to their potential. The 11' dimension would prohibit this unfortunately.
I had S1.4s in a 14 x 15' room and always felt that the room was quite a bit too small for them. The C1s have a bolder sound than the S1.4s and require a larger room than the S1.4
Sonus Fabers might work better in the smaller room, not sure as I'm not too familiar with them
@Rpssb - The "strings" on the GM stands are removable. If you take them off you see a modestly sculpted grey-black metal pedestal that I believe looks fine. My wife and I experimented with the stands and speakers with and without the strings and finally opted for the stands with the strings and the speakers without the strings.
Like Miner42, I preferred the Auditor M's when they were supplemented with a REL B-2. The room they were in is 14' x 25' x 8'.
I have C1s in a 14.5' x 22.5' x 8.5' room, and they sound great, other than bass. Bass is fine, but not great, and I agree with Mission that C4s are the next step, C2s are not worth the price.
Your room should be fine for C1 if you can keep them away from the walls behind and to the side of them. If not, they won't reach their potential.
Mission, what size is your room with the C4s?
Well I ended up getting the C2 because I like the look better and in the used market the C2's imo are a great buy. I know my future questions will be for room treatments for that room or to get waf to move the C2's to a different room. At least I showed restraint by not buying the C4's for that room. Mission, I also would like to know your room size with the C4s.