Hi tinitustinitus said:Can't comment on modern MA's because I've not heard any, but as the owner of Studio 20SEs for the last 15 years, I can vouch for their longevity and lasting appeal. I agree with Lo FI - it depends on your room and matching equipment. Music Matters allowed me to test in my home enviroment which prevented an expensive mistake with some KEFs that had sounded great in their listening room. As with any speaker, if I move them slightly towards a wall or corner, they sound different. Ditto toe-in, mass loading and several other factors. I found that the most critical change to the tonal balance of my system was trying different digital interconnects. Electronics, Meridian 506/24, 501, 555 all 100% reliable and enjoyable 15 years on. The UK does have a manufacturing sector that we can be proud of.Lo Fi said:I agree with Cypher, I have heard quite a few speakers and have recently owned MA BX2s and now have MA RX1s.
IMO they are great speakers and give very good value for money.
I am not so young and perhaps if I were I would find them bright but to my aged ears they are just right. My RX1s do indeed have a good bass response better to me than anything else I have heard at the same price or even at a higher price. But again IMO it is well controlled and not boomy. The rest of my system is Rega Brio R and Audiolab 8200CD player. To me this system is great.
Is it because of the components gel together well, is it my earing, or is it that the system also suits my room.???
I will certainly vote in favour of MA any day and my next step is actually to buy some MA RX6s
The Studio 20SE are excellent speakers
Btw, Meridian 500 series components are very nice
All the best
Rick @ Musicraft