B&w 684 or 683 good for rock and pop? Now KEF REference 2.3?

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peterpan

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I can now listen to the rx8 at home and can listen if the bass is not too much. And yes; i will listen to the Spendor A5 too.
 
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if i was buying speakers in around the £1000 mark id defo go 2nd hand , so much value to be had ....
 

peterpan

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Now at home after what listening i'm in doubt. Isn't the rx 6 the better speraker? Yes; the rx8 has more bass, that's what i like. But it seems that the balance of the rx6 is better. I'm going on with listening.
 

peterpan

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Next week i can hear the Spendor with Naim xs. But i'm looking; this will be a pricey system!

Maybe than the cheaper Monitor Audio rx 6 with Marantz 8003 amp and 6003 cdp (i have no sacd, also why the 8003 sacd player?).

I agree that NAD sounds very good; better than the Marantz with the rx6. But the quality is so bad
 

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Hi Peterpan,

The quality bad? I have the NAD 355 and no problems at all. And I think you will upgrade in 2,3 years to spendor/naim maybe. I think you should just buy the cheaper MA/NAD and enjoy the music. Otherwise you spend lots of money on spendor/naim but maybe you don't like it.

Just my opinion

Good luck !
 

peterpan

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What will be a fine interconnect and speakercable for the rx6? I have now Kimber 4tc (second hand).
 

peterpan

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I can also buy a old KEF REference 3.2 for 1500,-- Euro. I think much better than the new MA RX6?
 

Frank Harvey

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The Reference 3.2's will walk all over the RX6's, but they need much better amplification than the MA's do. You'd have to be looking at integrated amplifiers of at least £2k, but ideally pre/powers to get from them what they're capable of. With the right amplification they'll reward you heavily, but this route won't be cheap.

It's better to have a lesser speaker driven properly than a better speaker not driven properly.
 

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