Some advice please Claire.

camdxr

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Hi Claire,

I'm looking to audition a pair of Mordaunt Short Permonce 6LE speakers in early January and I believe you have these speakers in your own AV set up?

May I ask what amp set up you are using to drive these? If they impress I may very well be tempted to go the whole hog and get the other matching speakers from the range to give me a 7.1configuration.

Initially I would like a stereo amp and CDs to partner the 6's.

If you see my kit list you'll notice I have Denon kit with MA speakers, if I go the full 7.1 with the MS Performance some ideas for AV gear would be great.

The shop where I'I'll audition the 6's has a deal on the Marantz Pearlite combo, would this not do these speakers justice?

Assuming the Marantz stereo kit is up to scratch would the processor/amp route from Marantz also be good?

Sorry for all the questions, posted similar queries a while back had a limited response. Seems maybe there aren't many folks with these speakers. Feel quite lucky that you have them in a similar set up to that which I would like.

Thanks
 

Clare Newsome

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I've got the standard Performance 6 speakers and matching centre - used with two smaller pairs of surround/rear speakers plus two subwoofers.

Hi-fi wise, I drive the front pair with Leema Tucana II amplifier; AV wise it's a Pioneer LX83 receiver - both do a great job, as have other meaty amps I've tried.

However, the LE version have a slightly different sonic signature - I borrowed a pair for a while, and found them slightly less clinical than the P6, with more bass weight - they've got more of a character than the P6s, which are very neutral/ultra-revealing. They really sung as a hi-fi pair - just a little more forgiving than the P6s.

Really you need to audition, audition, audition - preferably at home, but definitely with a wide mix of your favourite content.
 

camdxr

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Firstly I must apologise on the spelling mistake of your name Clare, how very rude.


Thanks for the quick reply, any thoughts on the Marantz Pearlite mentioned? Have to see if I can set up a demo with the Leema. Can I ask what surrounds you are using? Would my MA RSFX be ok to keep or huge benefit from the Performance 2s?

Thanks again and Merry Christmas.
 

Clare Newsome

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Sorry, I've been off the grid for a day. I haven't spent enough time with the Marantz pairing to know if it'll be a good match - though when Marantz distributed Mordaunt Short speakers, Ken Ishiwata often used the P6 LE models in his Marantz demos. So that's a good sign!

Re the surround speakers - ideally you should go for designs that tonally match the Mordaunt Shorts, but the front three are the key. I'm sure your existing rears would suffice, but you'd enjoy a more cohesive surround performance with the P2s in place.

We're using a set of four sample speakers (not MS) that never made it into full production, but look/sound the part in our system. However, in an ideal world - and a larger room - I'd go for the full matching set!

Let us know how you get on.
 

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