No. I owned those 80th Anniversary version and kept them for about 2 weeks before moving them on. Not a bad speaker for its price point, but quite an imbalance with the Leema. Although fairly smooth and inoffensive, with some female vocals I found the tweeter to be out of kilter and sounded slightly shrill. I compared the RS6s, which has a metal domed tweeter but they had a more composed HFs.Hi all, just wondered if anyone has any experience with the elex r paired with the wharfedale Denton 80th speakers?
Have you considered the Kef Q range? I have a pair of iq10s the smallest bookshelf. The latest incarnation is the Q150. To my ears they give a balanced presentation with very clear treble. If the q150 are as good as the iq10s you won't be disappointed .The Elex-R is an outstanding amplifier but, in my opinion, deserve a much better speaker than the Dentons. You may love them but I’m afraid I found them overly warm and treacly; they’ll suck all the vim and rhythm from the Rega. Could be a good balance but I don’t think they’ll show you what the Elex can do. Just my experience, yours could be very different.
Or perhaps the 'R' range.Have you considered the Kef Q range? I have a pair of iq10s the smallest bookshelf. The latest incarnation is the Q150. To my ears they give a balanced presentation with very clear treble. If the q150 are as good as the iq10s you won't be disappointed .
I doubt that will be the case...That is a possibility, but do love the vintage warm style speaker. The dentons may not show the elex r potential , as previously a member mentioned.
Pair I heard were well “run in” after hundreds of hours use, paired with an Audiolab 6000A. I haven’t read anywhere about anybody finding the 80s having a harsh top end, unlike the 85s. I can only comment on my experience. If others’ differs, fair enough.As a final point on the Denton 80s.....they take a lot of running in..
Out of the box they sound 'woolly' but suddenly open up at the 70 hour mark...and again at 100 hours...but it really takes 150 hours for that kevlar driver to loosen up and show what it can do. The soft dome tweeter is excellent...very detailed but not harsh ... and not 'warm'.
I do wonder if some of the comments about these speakers were by those who hadn't given these speakers time to 'bed in'.....🤔
In my book a speaker which does not sound excessively bright and forward is not 'warm' unlike some 30 second reviews out there...
That's what I thought as I read their descriptions.Interesting that some find the Dentons 'warm and treacly' and some find them 'shrill'....🤔 just shows how subjective it is...
If you plan to buy a Rega P3 or a Clearaudio Concept, I would go the P3 route as there is a clear upgrade path that can be followed as funds allow.Well, I’ve just sold my Oberon 5s , so need some speakers…thanks for all the advice, finally going to plump for the denton 80s and if don’t work well with the elex r will just sell them on. Next question rega p3 with upgrades or the clear audio concept?
Well yeah. They were fairly smooth with a tight bass, but any slight shrillness was only really heard with vocal tracks. Even my teenage daughter, who's used to shouty music on her earphones, said the vocals didn't sound anywhere as good as the RS6, much less the PMCs.See post #3 above ... he found them 'shrill' 🙂
Don't be choked off by my views of the Dentons, go and buy a pair and see if you like them.Well, I’ve just sold my Oberon 5s , so need some speakers…thanks for all the advice, finally going to plump for the denton 80s and if don’t work well with the elex r will just sell them on. Next question rega p3 with upgrades or the clear audio concept?