£200 speaker budget for Cyurs CD6 / 8 amplifier

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I'm having to downsize my system temporarily for about 12 months because space does not allow for my Wharfedale Evolution 30 speakers to be happily placed. Hence using Grado SR80 headphones - excellent for short periods of listening only - but I'm wondering about some "bookshelf" speakers on a limited budget to add to the above kit.

They would be placed on a self, playing most genres of music into a room measuing 4 x 5 m.

I know unltimately it's my choice whether I spend my cash wisely or otherwise, however, could anyone comment on whether a pair of (new) speakers costing £200 would produce sonic results to justifiy the expenditure or will the potential of the CD6 and 8 amp be better revealed by the headphones which I already have?

If you do think it would be worth getting some speakers...what are the likely candidates for audition?

Thanks in advance, Jonathan

(p.s borrowed some Mission E80s - not that impressed, headphones much better!)
 

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£200 per pair wouldn't do the Cyrus justice unless you going down 2nd hand route.

otherwise there are some usual suspect out there like MA BR1, Tannoy F series, Wharfedale Diamond range.....
 
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Depends on the sound you like but you could look around for some second hand Spendors or PMCs.
 
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Thanks for the advice. 2nd hand would be good option - just finding the right speakers in the right place at the right time at the right price!

I like a fast, transparent sound. I admit Wharfedale Evo30s aren't necessarily the last word in this though.
 
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I have EVO2 30s! Sad that you have to let them go! What about ACOUSTIC ENERGY AELITE 2 SPEAKERS? Not the smallest, but they have the same frequency response as the Wharfys. Wharfedale Diamond 9.2? Wharfedale EVO2 10?
 
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The Evo30s will be back in use when space allows - I don't think I could sell them even if I make a meaningful upgrade in the future! I'll look into your suggestions - 2nd hand prices should be good.
 
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http://www.hifitradingstation.com/

They have some ACOUSTIC ENERGY AE100 LOUDSPEAKERS for £100, KEF CODA 90 £125, KEF REFERENCE SERIES MODEL 102/2 £180, SMC 50 MONITOR £75 (these are transmission line, great fun), TANNOY D50 £175...

Take your kit and go and find a bargain to tide you by. You could have quite a lot of fun with some of these at these prices.
 
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Wow! Great deals there igglebert! Great news you arn't giving up your 30s...
 
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Sounds like an interesting shop, not that far from home either!

Thanks for the advice
 

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[quote user="jon_jh"]
If you do think it would be worth getting some speakers...what are the likely candidates for audition?

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Save your cash til you can get your speakers out again. Meanwhile, get a pair of Mordaunt Short MS10i/20i for £20/30 and be amazed just how much better they are than anything up to £250 you can buy today. Problem solved.
 

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[quote user="drummerman"]get a pair of Mordaunt Short MS10i/20i for £20/30 and be amazed just how much better they are than anything up to £250 [/quote]

Great speakers these, cheap as chips too
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HI igglebert....it seems you know your stuff about speakers, ae 100 series anyhow....what do you know about the ae105 floor standers? are these any good, any info would be appreciated, cheers
 
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[quote user="jackiebrown"]
HI igglebert....it seems you know your stuff about speakers, ae 100 series anyhow....what do you know about the ae105 floor standers? are these any good, any info would be appreciated, cheers
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Not heard them. Sorry I can't help.
 

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Good speakers.

I bought these after owning the AE109s for a while and to be honest it was more of a sideways step rather than upgrade.

Th AE109s and AE105s would be a good temp purchase. They give full bass, well timed midrange and sweet, smooth treble.

They also seem to keep their price well so would be a sensible and cost effective investment.
 

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