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advice on closed in floorstanders

Apr 11, 2016
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morning all,

could anyone give me some advice please ? i am looking to purchase some new floorstanding speakers, unfortunately the have to be quite close to the back and side walls on both sides, i have a cyrus 9 pre power mono block combination. my musical tase are across the board and a lot of home cinema.

budget around £3k

thanks in advance
 

Al ears

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chinmaster2011@hotmail.co.uk said:
morning all,

could anyone give me some advice please ? i am looking to purchase some new floorstanding speakers, unfortunately the have to be quite close to the back and side walls on both sides, i have a cyrus 9 pre power mono block combination. my musical tase are across the board and a lot of home cinema.

budget around £3k

thanks in advance
Welcome to the forum.

That's an awkward position for most speakers to handle without sounding boomy. Can you actually get to audition any recommendations?

I would suggest you look at some that have home cinema layouts in mind like the excellent Quadral Chromium 8, which although rear-ported, has been designed to be used close to the rear wall. HiFi World really rated them. Cost approximately £1800
 

busb

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Jun 14, 2011
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As an owner of the rear-ported Quadral's Al mentions, I respectfully would suggest you look elsewhere. They are absolutely amazing speakers but I wouldn't personally want to run them near walls. I do hear that some Rega models work well under your desired conditions but I've no experience.

There is a type of design that will work against walls & they are so-called open baffle models. They are essentially boxless so need the wall to give any bass. Unfortunately, most of these designs are DIY. Also Google clue speaker.
 

Al ears

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busb said:
As an owner of the rear-ported Quadral's Al mentions, I respectfully would suggest you look elsewhere. They are absolutely amazing speakers but I wouldn't personally want to run them near walls. I do hear that some Rega models work well under your desired conditions but I've no experience.

There is a type of design that will work against walls & they are so-called open baffle models. They are essentially boxless so need the wall to give any bass. Unfortunately, most of these designs are DIY. Also Google clue speaker.
I bow to your greater knowledge of the Quadrals. It was just that every review I have seen mentions their ability to work close to walls.

I can see that rear port could make that tricky though. Next to open baffle you have the good old sealed-box type speakers, some of which are good against rear walls.
 

Squidders

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My PMC Twenty.23 speakers are front ported and work well close to my wall. The Twenty.24's are easily in your budget and sound very nice indeed. Maybe worth a listen.
 

lpv

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Mar 14, 2013
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check audio note speakers.. these are designed to be placed in the corners
 

p_m_brown

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Feb 1, 2013
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Check out ATC SCM40s. Amazing speakers and work well close-ish to a wall as they are sealed. I've not heard the with your amp but the monoblocks should have plenty of power.

As with all recommendations, home demo is essential!
 

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