Arcam Solo Movie 2.1 & Monitor Audio GS10

ROB2009

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I have recently purchased the Arcam Solo Moview 2.1 with Monitor Audio GS10 speakers on Partington Super Dread stands, with QED Silver Biwire cable

I originally purchased Monitor Audio RS6's but in my lounge, they were too boomy, so I was lucky that a friend bought them from me. I then re-auditioned several more pairs and settled on the GS10's. Now back home, not so good, whilst there is plenty of bass, I feel the sound is now too bright and not warm enough for my liking!

Have I just made another costly mistake by not partnering the speakers correctly with the Solo? Or should I be able to get a decent sound from the system??

Any thoughts greatly appreciated!!
 

kungula

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hi, dificult to say if you have made a mistake. But I reckon that you do not want to change your speakers again .
I am very pleased with my Arcam speakers Logo + Muso.
They are not boomy at all and I believe that they are just perfect with my Solo 2.1

Hope somebody can help you.
 

Gerrardasnails

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I reckon your choice of all in one is the problem. Speakers that good deserve an excellent stereo amp let alone a seperate receiver. To partner them with a solutions box, however good the Arcam is, is not doing your speakers justice.
 
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I recently had these speakers demo'd to me (loved them, gonna buy some, so if you do decide to sell let me know!). At first, the guy used solid silver speaker cable. Sounded too bright. He then used good quality multi-filament and the difference was amazing. The precision was still there but the sound was not so hard. Might be worth trying.
 

Clare Newsome

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Better cabling could help, but i'd be inclined to agree that you're asking too much of the Arcam's amplification. The fact that Arcam themselves are selling the Solo with speakers costing @£250-£300 per pair speaks volumes.

I'd also note that this is a 2.1 system - if you're not using floorstanders, you may need to add a sub to get the right balance (which again is why Arcam punts the system with two speakers plus sub).
 

ROB2009

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Thanks for all the advice, excellent.

To cut along story short, thanks to a very accommodating dealer (Music Matters in Leamington Spa and Solihull), the Solo has been exchanged for a 2 box set up. I have the Arcam AVR350 and DV135, I know the latest HDMI audio format isn't supported, but for music it is an absolute dream. Front speakers are now B&W CM7. The combination is superb.

I would certainly recommend getting on good terms with your local dealer and demo kit in your own home, it will always sound different to a large, well padded demo room!
 

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