Speaker matching

Juan67

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Hi,
I have had a Yamaha RN-803D for a few years now and I am looking to purchase some new speakers to replace my old floor standers. It is mainly used for music (LP,cd+stream) and I would like to know whether I should be looking for any specifics to system match or am I overthinkings things as it is a cheaper unit compared to high end amp tech.
Cheers
 

Juan67

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I see what you mean.
I actually have a budget of 1.5k to upgrade my speakers as I have been using acoustic solution Av120s that I bought as a (rave) teenager 23 years ago. The stereo is bi wired with some old gale bookshelf speakers I picked up somewhere.
I am very aware of the sound difference between different speakers and headphones when I hear them so I feel it's time to get some semi decent speakers to listen to.
 
I see what you mean.
I actually have a budget of 1.5k to upgrade my speakers as I have been using acoustic solution Av120s that I bought as a (rave) teenager 23 years ago. The stereo is bi wired with some old gale bookshelf speakers I picked up somewhere.
I am very aware of the sound difference between different speakers and headphones when I hear them so I feel it's time to get some semi decent speakers to listen to.
the next question is what can you actually get to audition yourself?
Next is floorstanders again?
Presumably that's £1500?
some of the best I have heard within your budget are the Focal Chora 826 and Dali Oberon 5 but you really are going to have to have a listen yourself.
 
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Peter227

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Hi,
I have had a Yamaha RN-803D for a few years now and I am looking to purchase some new speakers to replace my old floor standers. It is mainly used for music (LP,cd+stream) and I would like to know whether I should be looking for any specifics to system match or am I overthinkings things as it is a cheaper unit compared to high end amp tech.
Cheers
Hi Juan,

My Yamaha AS801 is paired with Triangle Borea BR09. Great sound.

Regards,
P
 

Edbostan

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Interesting, I'd be quite happy with 1500k speakers on the end of what was an 800 quid amp
It would probably be better to have £800 speakers on the end of a £1500 amp. I learnt that lesson years ago when a mate had a Linn LP12 turntable feeding a Naim amp driving Acoustic Research AR18 speakers which were low cost speakers. The sound was unbelievable
 

Loverobot

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I can only say go and have a listen and if possible demo with your amp if not replacing that also.
I was going to pull the trigger on something that ultimately would not have been suitable for me and it was only after an initial listening session followed by a much longer evaluation session with a number of different speakers and amps that I settled on what I ended up with. I could never have known without listening and although it seems to be somewhat of a cliché what suits one person definitely doesn't necessarily suit somebody else!
 
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