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Best of the British Floorstanders?


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#1 of 5 OFFLINE   fletcherS

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Posted May 20 2004 - 03:16 PM

Hi all, would like it very much if somebody can give me some insights into these British speaker makes. Receiver is Marantz 7300. Which are the best match and value for money? Thanks a lot

Mordaunt Short MS914
Acoustic Energy Evo 3
Monitor Audio Bronze4

#2 of 5 OFFLINE   John Garcia

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Posted May 20 2004 - 03:57 PM

The Mordaunts are the best match, no question. I have 902s with a PM7000 and they sound great together. Not sure if it will be the best value of the bunch, but their pricing seems to be pretty decent for what you get.
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#3 of 5 OFFLINE   gregD

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Posted May 20 2004 - 04:08 PM

Monitor Audio + Marantz has always been a pleasing match to me, but I've not auditioned the Bronzes... it might be the only model I haven't heard.

All MA products I've listened to are great with detail and imaging, have a nice fit-n-finish factor, and are not over-priced. Even with lower-powered Marantz receivers (SR-5000), they seem to perform well.

#4 of 5 OFFLINE   ChrisAG

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Posted May 21 2004 - 01:31 PM

I have Mordaunt-Short MS 906s with my Marantz SR6200.

The combination sounds FANTASTIC.

#5 of 5 OFFLINE   John Garcia

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Posted May 21 2004 - 04:01 PM

I used my 902s with an SR5000 and it actually sounded just about as good as my PM7000. The MSs have excellent build quality, though the veneers could be better looking. The aluminum driver baffles are very cool. The crossovers are well tailored to the drivers. The aluminum tweeters don't have a hint of harshness. You can tell the midrange drivers are metal as well when listening, but they don't create a distracting coloration, just sound a bit on the brighter side.
HT: Emotiva UMC-200, Emotiva XPA-3, Carnegie Acoustics CSB-1s + CSC-1, GR Research A/V-1s, Epik Empire, Oppo BDP-105, PS4, PS3,URC R-50, APC-H10, Panamax 5100 Bluejeans Cable
System Two: Marantz PM7200, Pioneer FS52s, Panasonic BD79
(stolen) : Marantz SR-8300, GR Research A/V-2s, Sony SCD-222ES SACD, Panasonic BD-65, PS3 60G (250G)

Everybody is a genius, but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it’ll spend its whole life believing that it is stupid.” – Albert Einstein