Cyrus + Speaker Choice - Help

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Long time reader 1st time poster.

Just purchased Cyrus DAC 8 Qx, CD T & PSX-R, all connected to Acoustic Energy 109's (Floorstanders), really pleased with it all but feel that the 109's might be the weakest link in the chain now at 14 Yrs old!

Any recomendations for speakers that work really well with Cyrus gear, bookshelf or floorstanders?

Thanks

Stu
 

Crossie

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An obvious choice for floorstander would be Spendor A5 or perhaps the SA 1 stand mounter. Both work well in a Cyrus set up.
 
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Crossie,

Thanks for that will add it to my auditioning list.

Stu
 

CnoEvil

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Hi there, and welcome.

Spendor is a good choice, and I would add Kef R Series along with Sonus Faber and Opera ranges.
 

ngibbs

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Vienna Acoustics!

http://www.whathifi.com/forum/hi-fi/what-speakers-for-cyrus

http://www.whathifi.com/forum/hi-fi/speakers-for-cyrus-system-2

A second-hand pair can be had for quite reasonable money on Ebay, which is how I got my Beethoven Baby Grands. And they sound fantastic!
 

BronC

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I'm going to step into dangerous territory here - but what speaker cables have you got? I found that there are differences (not huge) so it might be worth trying some different cables out when you decide what speaker you want. I think it would be too difficult to try and choose speakers and cables at the same time.

I've got cyrus and spendor. My preference was for tellorium Q cables as they sounded best to me.
 
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BronC

Speaker cables = Chord Carnival SilverScreen speaker cable

Thanks for the great suggestions so far, my list is growing

Stu
 
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Do you agree with my thoughts on the Acoustic Energy speakers?

"but feel that the 109's might be the weakest link in the chain now at 14 Yrs old!"

Stu
 

BronC

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Stu - if you to upgrade - what is your budget? Would you buy used / ex demo or only new?
 

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bertdoozer - how do you find the Cyrus/Spendor A5 combo? I'm running A5's with a Leema Pulse (an Arcam) - admittedly the whole set up is only a month or 2 old (so potentially more to come?) and whilst it's a lovely balanced sound - it doesn't have the sparkle to blow me away as I was expecting.
 

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BluePotato said:
bertdoozer - how do you find the Cyrus/Spendor A5 combo? I'm running A5's with a Leema Pulse (an Arcam) - admittedly the whole set up is only a month or 2 old (so potentially more to come?) and whilst it's a lovely balanced sound - it doesn't have the sparkle to blow me away as I was expecting.
I know you're not asking me, but that may be the speakers (good and all as they are)....and the rdac may not be lively enough for you (especially when combined with the A5s, making it all sound too "safe").
 
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BronC,

Budget about £1500 ish, would concider all options, new/SH & demo

Stu
 

BronC

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Stu - with that type of budget you will have no difficulty finding better speakers than you have got.

You can pick up an ex-dem Spendor A6 for that price. That would go fantastically with your current Cyrus kit and with any future upgrades to your Cyrus kit
 
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Does anyone have any thoughts about my AE 109's?

Stu

bertdoozer said:
Do you agree with my thoughts on the Acoustic Energy speakers?

"but feel that the 109's might be the weakest link in the chain now at 14 Yrs old!"

Stu
 

kev g

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+1 for the Spendors. I would also audition something from PMC, Proac, possibly Tannoy floorstanders
 

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