Speakers for my new A20+P20 Sys

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Re: Speakers for my new A20+P20 Sys

Unread post by _D_S_J_R_ » Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:40 pm

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Re: Speakers for my new A20+P20 Sys

Unread post by Dr Bunsen Honeydew » Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:43 pm

Again lack of knowledge!!!

Klipsch are a big(ish) company that has not made inroads in our UK market, we only think of them for their old big horn designs, what they now call the heritage range. They have a modern range of speakers not sold here but very popular in Italy, so Marco knows what I am referring to, they are pretty good and much better than the Kef / B&W / Spendor / Harbeth crap foisted on us.

They even do semi omni and a wide range of models. These are the floor standers, they also do bookshelf. http://www.klipsch.com/floor-speakers

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Re: Speakers for my new A20+P20 Sys

Unread post by MarcoPisa » Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:14 pm

Yah, Klipsch is quite popular here especially for theyr hi sesitivity speakers and for Heresy series. Not everybody likes the hi frequencies so forward. B&W are also popular but I don't like theyr entry level models sound.All British brands are quite popular as well as Focal,Sonus Faber etc.
On the low end market,probably the most common brand is Indiana Line.

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Re: Speakers for my new A20+P20 Sys

Unread post by _D_S_J_R_ » Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:14 pm

Dr Bunsen Honeydew wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:43 pm
Again lack of knowledge!!!
We've never discussed Klipsch to my knowledge...

That was the only review I could find with a quick look and as AOS has numerous posts regarding the Heresy, so I thought I'd link to it for a giggle as it was a more recent pair. I heard the earlier 'II' ones extensively too back in the day and disliked the shouty screechy sound they can give unless carefully used.

Oh, a pair of Klipschorns I heard in Northampton in the mid noughties sounded absolutely amazing with not advanced amps driving them, but they're huge for most UK domestic rooms...

I have heard the cheaper models too in fairly recent times by the way, but they're still a bit too 'shouty' up top for typical UK domestic consumption we thought at the time. Admittedly not tried with NVA amps though.
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Re: Speakers for my new A20+P20 Sys

Unread post by MarcoPisa » Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:45 pm

Doc, what do you think of the Jpw 202/203 (stand/floor)?

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Re: Speakers for my new A20+P20 Sys

Unread post by Dr Bunsen Honeydew » Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:00 pm

The newer Chinese JPW are surprisingly good for the price. I have a couple of ML110 on my workbench.

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Re: Speakers for my new A20+P20 Sys

Unread post by boxswapper » Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:43 am

Ive had with my A20 p10 set:

Rega Rs3 - Cost £250 second hand. Equally older model Rega R3 should be cheaper. Sounds excellent and a keeper. Detail and slam, A20 plays to their strengths. Easy to drive. I keep this as my main speaker with NVA.

Q Acoustics 2010i. Was £100 or less on ebay. Very capable speaker. Detailed with a large sound for its size. I use Something Solid SL24 stands with it. Plenty of threads on this forum about how good a combination this speaker is with NVA.

JPW mini monitor. Cost £10 from charity shop. Bags of fun for the price. You can't go wrong. Maybe a bit less detail than Q Acoustics but more boogie. Many air guitar moments. Fun for beer money.

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Re: Speakers for my new A20+P20 Sys

Unread post by MarcoPisa » Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:44 pm

I asked for the JPW 202/203 because I have 203(towers) in my living room and I am testing the starter kit with it. First 5-10 hours...no bass...around 20 hours now and the low frequencies are coming out properly now. I confirm it is a good partnership. I think I will leave the starter kit in The living room..and use the other amplifier for the smaller room.... :lol:

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