Small but good!

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Landolaman1
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Small but good!

Post by Landolaman1 » 10 Oct 2019 17:48

As space is at a premium in my "Man cave" i was wondering if anyone could suggest a pair of small bookshelf speakers that really perform for under £300.
Regards, Neil.

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Post by andybeau » 10 Oct 2019 19:33

Dali, Q Acoustics, Monitor Audio and Wharfedale to name a few do nice small book shelf speakers at reasonable prices.

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Re: Small but good!

Post by lini » 11 Oct 2019 04:26

Lm1: New? Used? And how small exactly?

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Re: Small but good!

Post by rewfew » 12 Oct 2019 16:58

Hello. This review blog might be helpful to you. At least it's entertaining to read this fellow's take on many bookshelf speakers. He does not hold back with impressions. And they're not of the textured audiophile use of adjectives and verb varieties. If your of a mind to include powered speakers, his review of the Behringer Truth speaker is pretty flattering, at a very reasonable price. Good luck.
http://noaudiophile.com/reviews.php

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Re: Small but good!

Post by georgesgiralt » 12 Oct 2019 19:59

Hello,
I'm happy with apair of little Klipsh bookshelf speakers (the smaller of the line) and the small sub woofer of the same mkaker.
The bookshelf cut at round 68 Hz and are not very good a little above that. The sub takes care of that. Price is not very high because all this is Made in China...
Just my 2¢

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Re: Small but good!

Post by Landolaman1 » 12 Oct 2019 20:27

Thanks for the input folks. Plenty of food for thought there. Manfred i think i'm alluding to average? size speakers that will give me a little more space than the floor standers i'm currently using and possibly be wall mountable?

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Re: Small but good!

Post by Bobber05 » 13 Oct 2019 04:04

Wall mountable? Polk RTI A1, just under $200/pr on this side, excellent wall mount bracket design that shine in my 12x12 office with a 50w D amp.

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Post by spensar » 13 Oct 2019 06:06

If you watch ebay Totem Rainmakers come up around the £300 mark time to time. Most are listed for more but the sold listing show they do pop up cheaper.

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Re: Small but good!

Post by raphaelmabo » 13 Oct 2019 07:23

My favourite "small but good" loudspeaker is the ALR Jordan Entry S!
I almost bought one myself, but I went for the larger Entry 2M instead. They are very similar but the 2M has more bass (bigger box, bigger woofer/midband unit). But if size mattes, the S is really a tiny speaker with great performance. I love the sound! Textile dome with a Ted Jordan aluminium woofer/midband. Whole speaker was designed by the speaker-guru Karl-Heinz Finck. It was released in the late 90's and was used as a monitor speaker by Japanese broadcaster. It was quite popular in it's days, you should be able to find one 2nd hand, Ebay etc.

The Entry S also exists in a version called Classic 1, the ALR Jordan Classic 1 has the same drive configuration as the Entry S but in a more exclusive box and higher quality components. It is said to sound even better, but I haven't heard one.

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