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New Floorstanders to fit cabinet

JonnyBuoy

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I have an old pair of Revolution speakers that are blown and need replacing. Amp is a valve KT88 from Affordable Valve Company, CD player is also a valve player, Shanling CD-T100. The units sit in a bespoke wooden cabinet - photo below. So the replacement speakers need to fit the existing recesses - dimensions 96cm H x 29cm W. My budget is ~£1000. So far I have considered Monitor SIlver Audio 6 and Tannoy XT6F (which I think fit without plinth). Grateful to hear opinions on suitablity of either of these speakers or indeed any alternatives I should take a look at.

Thanks

Jon.

 

lpv

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hi jonny

I was recently looking for a loudspeaker to fit under the sink..
 

Blacksabbath25

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whats the depth ?

its not really an ideal situation to put a floor standing speakers in a in closed cabinet like you have done .

what did your old speakers sound like being in closed like that anyway ?
 

Vladimir

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My vote goes for the Tannoys. Looking and sounding great, easy to drive (90db, 8ohms), will look better in that cabinet than what you have now.
 

chebby

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Potentially 'microphonic' valves sitting inches away from a sub in what looks like a converted 1970s drinks cabinet.

Unless it is very dear to you - on some emotional/compassionate/nostalgic grounds - I would get rid of it and let your next speakers 'breathe'.
 

Blacksabbath25

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I had a look around depending on your depth

Monitor audio Silver 6 £999

Wharfedale DIamond A2 and Reva 3s both sets of speakers are £999 a pair

Acoustic Energy 305 3 series £999

Dali Zensor 5 Ax £799
 

Andrewjvt

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chebby said:
Potentially 'microphonic' valves sitting inches away from a sub in what looks like a converted 1970s drinks cabinet.

Unless it is very dear to you - on some emotional/compassionate/nostalgic grounds - I would get rid of it and let your next speakers 'breathe'.
Thank you for saying what i was thinking.
 

JonnyBuoy

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Thanks for your comments. Yep I realise it is a sonic no-no having decent speakers enclosed like that. In my (lame) defence I can only say that the existing pair don't have any rear ports, the sounds is all from the front so the interference is mitigated somewhat. To specific comments:

lpv: love it, we could start a "hifi for scuffers" forum, bet you have some nice banging out tunes in your kitchen *biggrin*

Blacksabbath25: 44cm, as mentioned they didn't sound too bad but I am evidently not an audiophile! Thanks for your suggestions I hadn't considered Reva or Acoustic, will check them out

Valdimir: thank you - the tannoys do look very smart

Chebby: excuse my ignorance but what does "microphonic valves" mean? Not a bad shout I guess I could convert it into a drinks cabinet *drinks*

nopiano: thank you for your suggestion, will check the Quad S-4 as well.

Mark Rose-Smith: well I certainly can't say that I'm not getting a clear groundswell of opinion on the cabinet! Mind you even though it might look like a dodgy 70's drink cabinet I think it probably does looks slightly better than a couple of cardboard boxes
 

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