I didn't put a question mark at the end of the subject line, but that's the question. Are the Monitor 7 v.3 better than the 11se Mark II's?
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I doubt it...
The 11se's must be a decent seller for them to keep selling this long.
I used to own the 11se's. Give them good amplification and they should be satisfying :) I had a receiver and they needed more. Got better amps and they were a nice speaker for that price range. For the money hard to beat!!!
Thanks, Sam! I didn't expect to actually find anyone who had heard both models.
Yeah, I can listen to them before I buy and I still might, but it's through Craigslist, and I don't want to jerk the guy around by listening unless I seriously think I want to buy it. It's a good price and all, but I really don't want to go through the hassle of buying new speakers and selling my (VERY HEAVY) speakers unless I'm going to get a significant improvement. Besides, I'm better off still saving for an upgraded cd player like I am.
I will get a sub eventually, that's after the cd player and a couple of power cords. I'll either get a sub or upgrade my speakers. My home office/ music room is so small that honestly I'm not sure where the sub could go! And then there's the wife factor. If I get a sub, she just might kill me. ;)
I wouldn't hesitate to listen to the 7's before you buy. You must be serious if you are going to his house and listen. I would never buy speakers till I did just that. What if you buy them and not like them?
In a small room you should have enough bass with the 11SE's but I am just guessing here. You are on the right track in upgrading your CD player. Makes a huge difference. Goodluck!!!
I don't want to go to his house and bother him unless I'm pretty sure I'm going to want them if I like what I hear and now I'm thinking against it. I wouldn't just buy them without hearing them first though...
Yeah, I'm in the market for a Tube Research Labs modified Sony SCD-ce595. I even have a wanted ad up for it in Audiogon. Thanks for your help.
Yeah, I've decided not to upgrade my speakers unless I'm taking a quantum leap foward. Too much hassle for something very similar or that would perhaps be a TINY bit better. I'd rather upgrade my cd player, get a couple of upgraded power cords and then maybe think about upgraded speakers a bit down the road...
I have owned Paradigm 7se mkII, 9seMKIIIs and Studio 60v.2s. I t probably depends on how you like your sound. The metal tweeter on the newer 7s is going to be a bit harsh compared to the tweeter on your 11se MKIIs. I know I would prefer your current speakers over the newer 7s. Of the three models I owned I preferred the 9se MKIIIs.
Looking at all my model numbers I hope my memory is correct.