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Speaker buying advice please

Eoinywoney

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Hi everyone, just looking for some quick advice. I have the option of buying 6 year old acoustic energy ae120 floor standing speakers for €275 or monitor audio bronze 2 and onkyo A9010 new for €360. Obviously I would still need to source an amp if I go for the acoustic energy speakers.

It is to pair with a fluance rt81 with built in phono pre amp in a fairly large bedroom. Clarity is more important than volume to me and my budget is fairly tight.

Which option would you fine folk recommend? Thanks in advance.
 

AEJim

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Not technically an answer but I'd clarify on the Acoustic Energy AE120's - there have been two versions, one made from around 1995-2000, the other from around 2019... So there isn't a 6 year old version by quite a margin!

If it's the older one I'd say the Bronze 2's would probably fit your criteria better, the original AE120's had a meaty, powerful sound with a pretty restrained treble, the Bronzes are lighter and more open. (y)
 
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DougK

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Not technically an answer but I'd clarify on the Acoustic Energy AE120's - there have been two versions, one made from around 1995-2000, the other from around 2019... So there isn't a 6 year old version by quite a margin!

If it's the older one I'd say the Bronze 2's would probably fit your criteria better, the original AE120's had a meaty, powerful sound with a pretty restrained treble, the Bronzes are lighter and more open. (y)
Hello Jim, welcome back (y)
 

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