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Tannoy Mercury V1 vs. Dali Zensor 1 and Wharfedale Diamond 121 for classical music

Tibor

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I am replacing my Acoustic Energy Aegis Neo 1 speakers, because the sound is too upfront for my tastes. I have Arcam Alpha 7 amp and Arcam CD 72 cd player, I listen only classical music. I would prefer gentle, warm sounding speakers without any harshness or artificial sounding bass.

For my taste (or for my system) Monitor Audio Bronze and Silver series, B&W 600 series, Kef IQseries are harsh sounding speakers

I wonder if the Dali Zensor 1 or the Wharfedale Diamond 121 worth extra money over the Tannoy Mercury V 1 . Bigger speakers or floorst. are not suitable for my small room.

Thank you for response
 

matthewpiano

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Hi TIbor. Have you tried the Q Acoustics 2020i? They are quite warm sounding and certainly never harsh.

The other speakers I'd recommend to you would be the Dali Lektor 2. How about looking for a second hand pair of these? They are nicer sounding than the Zensor 1s and should work very well with your Arcams.
 

bwv572

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I'll put in a vote for the Wharfedales. They have a nice, projected sound, without ever veering into brightness and have enough extension on the bass to work really well for classical music. I like, particularly, the ease with they position instruments. Baroque orchestral and choral music is lovely to listen to and they give space to the recorded acoustic.

One caveat: build quality is variable from pair to pair and, if you buy them, check them over before you part with your cash.
 

Tibor

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The Q -Acoustics could be good also, I forget it!!

The Dali Lektor 2 would be ideal, but not easy to get a second hand pair of Lektor 2 in my country. The Dali is my favourite company.

Thank you mathewpiano!
 

Blackdawn

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My Boston Acoustics A26 speakers never sound harsh and sound good with classical as well as other genres. Can you go and listen to some different makes in a store and see which you prefer?
 

Tibor

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bwv572 said:
I'll put in a vote for the Wharfedales. They have a nice, projected sound, without ever veering into brightness and have enough extension on the bass to work really well for classical music. I like, particularly, the ease with they position instruments. Baroque orchestral and choral music is lovely to listen to and they give space to the recorded acoustic.

One caveat: build quality is variable from pair to pair and, if you buy them, check them over before you part with your cash.
Thank you, I had in past Diamond 8.1 and 9.2, both warm sounding, I think the 121 should be far superior and without artificial bass of 9.2
 

Tibor

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Blackdawn said:
My Boston Acoustics A26 speakers never sound harsh and sound good with classical as well as other genres. Can you go and listen to some different makes in a store and see which you prefer?

Sorry, not realy.
 

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