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Monitor Audio SIlver SFX and SLCR

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by vasia, Jul 2, 2004.

  1. vasia

    vasia Stunt Coordinator

    Apr 22, 2004
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    I am looking to finish my HT set up. I already have MA S8s and Marantz SR8300 and I was looking to get MA SFX and SLCR. Alternatively, I have read people getting Axiom speakers instead of MA due to very similar soundsignature. Looking at the specs for MA speakers, power handling of SFX is only listed as 100 Watts (RMS) and SLCR is 120 Watt (RMS). DOes it mean that my SR8300, which outputs 120 Watts per channel, can damage surrounds? Also, does it mean that they would play much less loud than Axiom QS8 with 400 Watt power handling?
    Most importantly, I have heard very few reviews of these speakers, unlike rave reviews of S6/S8. Can somebody comment on how they compare to Axiom or orther centers/surrounds?
  2. vasia

    vasia Stunt Coordinator

    Apr 22, 2004
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    I am strongly considering getting SLCR, but I am not sure at all about surrounds. Here are the specs of SFX:
    Frequency Response +/- 3dB 60Hz - 30KHz
    Sensitivity ([email protected]) 89dB
    Nominal Impedance(Ohms) 8
    Power Handling RMS(W) 100
    Drive Unit complement 1 x 6” C-CAM® Bass mid-range 2 x 25mm Gold Dome C-CAM® tweeter
    Bass Alignment Sealed Box
    External Dimensions mm (inch) 285H x 290W x 130D
    (11 1/4" x 11 1/2” x 5 1/8”)
    Weight 4Kg / 8 1/2lb
    Finishes Black with Black Grill, White with White Grill

    and here are the specs of QS8:
    Max Amp Power 400 Watts
    Min Amp Power 10 Watts
    Freq Resp+/-3dB (Hz) 95-22K
    Freq Resp +3dB/ -9dB (Hz) 65-22K
    SPL in Room 1w/1m 95 dB
    Anechoic SPL 1w/1m 91 dB
    Impedance 6 Ohms
    Woofer Dual 5.25"
    Tweeter Dual 1"
    Dimens. (in.)(HxWxD) 8.25x11x6
    Weight 11lbs per

    Pricewise, if I opted for SLCR, both packages will be about the same, but power handling by SFX is really concerning. Should I opt for Axiom instead?

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