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manicm

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(And here we go again...and yeah Cno before I read your post I knew you couldn't help yourself :rofl: )

...to quote Curt Smith. Got a pair of Monitor Audio RX1s and love their transparency. Soundstage height, like the BX2s, is a bit short but they're better at lower volumes, perhaps paradoxically because of their lower impedance, and more open. And whoever's got a problem with their tweeters needs a) their ears checked for tinnitus or b) their system replaced. There is nothing harsh about them.

Hint to other RX1 owners - at 2m apart or below do not toe them in at all. Keep 'em more or less straight. Great speakers.
 

CnoEvil

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Glad you are nearly very happy. :shifty:

(I'm nothing, if not predictable. :doh: )
 

Jonathan Cox

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Nice to hear opinion on these, not too many on here I've seen. Had mine almost 6 months and can't wait to put them in their intended room, being decorated. tried these in dealer against bx2, bx5 and b&w685. so these are really the only quality speakers I've heard. they were best in test in Hifi Choice vs Dynaudio 2/6 and Quads amongst others. How would you rate vs others you've heard? I love them too, originally was interested in Dynaudio, Q Acoustic 2050i and EB acoustic EB1 but unable to demo these. I use with Marantz amp as per signature. Would be very interested in anyone's thoughts.
 

Timpd

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I use the RX1s with a Marantz PM 6004 too and enjoy the sound. I had wondered why they seem to have been damned by faint praise on the forum despite the good reviews. I had not trialed them against anything as I was looking at BX2s but was offered the RX1s for the same price. I thought it was a no brainer and I am very pleased with them.
 

CnoEvil

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Timpd said:
I use the RX1s with a Marantz PM 6004 too and enjoy the sound. I had wondered why they seem to have been damned by faint praise on the forum despite the good reviews. I had not trialed them against anything as I was looking at BX2s but was offered the RX1s for the same price. I thought it was a no brainer and I am very pleased with them.
Most things in hifi are like that........ie. No agreement.
 

plastic penguin

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CnoEvil said:
Timpd said:
I use the RX1s with a Marantz PM 6004 too and enjoy the sound. I had wondered why they seem to have been damned by faint praise on the forum despite the good reviews. I had not trialed them against anything as I was looking at BX2s but was offered the RX1s for the same price. I thought it was a no brainer and I am very pleased with them.
........ie. No agreement.
Like ALL things in hi-fi.
 

CnoEvil

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plastic penguin said:
CnoEvil said:
Timpd said:
I use the RX1s with a Marantz PM 6004 too and enjoy the sound. I had wondered why they seem to have been damned by faint praise on the forum despite the good reviews. I had not trialed them against anything as I was looking at BX2s but was offered the RX1s for the same price. I thought it was a no brainer and I am very pleased with them.
........ie. No agreement.
Like ALL things in hi-fi.
I have yet to hear anyone who hasn't liked the AMS35i, so make that "nearly all".
 

Lo Fi

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I had MA RX1s with a Rega Brio R and Audiolab 8200 CD and found them to be great speakers, so much so that I upgraded to RX6s.
The RX6 are not in the same place as the RX1s and I am finding them a little brighter than the RX1s so I am looking at changing my amp to the new Arcam FMJA19 which I feel will work well.
 

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