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Choosing a floor standing speaker

Postby Nathanaudio » Mon Nov 16, 2015 10:14 pm

Hi guys my first post what to ask some advice from experts. I want to upgrade my old acoustic energy ae120 floor standing speaker. Im thinking of Monitor Audio new bronze silver 6, or focal chorus 716 or any suggestion? Thanks


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Re: Choosing a floor standing speaker

Postby qguy » Tue Nov 17, 2015 7:24 pm

What seems to be lacking in the AE120 ? What do you want to achieve when you upgrade ?
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Choosing a floor standing speaker

Postby Nathanaudio » Tue Nov 17, 2015 8:48 pm

Enhance clarity and moderate bass. AE120 was the first version 1998. The bass is to hard. The soft dome tweeter seems to lack the high [VICTORY HAND]️


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Re: Choosing a floor standing speaker

Postby qguy » Tue Nov 17, 2015 9:37 pm

Share the rest of your system.
I know the AE120 is on the dark side, but you may be able to improve the highs by reducing the output of the woofers by
1. moving the speakers away from the walls.
2. Tow-in the speakers, adjust listening chair to to make your ears same height as the tweeters
2. Adding an LPAD, its basically two resistors that you connect on the terminals of the woofer to reduce the output of the woofers
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Re: Choosing a floor standing speaker

Postby Nathanaudio » Tue Nov 17, 2015 9:53 pm

If you were to choose which is better Monitor Audio silver 6 or Focal chorus 716?


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Re: Choosing a floor standing speaker

Postby qguy » Tue Nov 17, 2015 10:02 pm

Nathanaudio wrote:If you were to choose which is better Monitor Audio silver 6 or Focal chorus 716?


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Would not know, i have to compare them side by side ...
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Re: Choosing a floor standing speaker

Postby Nathanaudio » Wed Nov 18, 2015 5:18 am

What speaker are you using?


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Re: Choosing a floor standing speaker

Postby qguy » Wed Nov 18, 2015 7:52 am

Usher X-719 / Rythmik F15 sub

Nathanaudio wrote:What speaker are you using?


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Re: Choosing a floor standing speaker

Postby Nathanaudio » Wed Nov 18, 2015 9:49 am

Very nice speaker [CLAPPING HANDS SIGN] are there still dealer of Usher here? what amp are you using too?


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Re: Choosing a floor standing speaker

Postby qguy » Wed Nov 18, 2015 10:21 am

Sadly no dealers here in the Philippines right now.

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Nathanaudio wrote:Very nice speaker [CLAPPING HANDS SIGN] are there still dealer of Usher here? what amp are you using too?


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Re: Choosing a floor standing speaker

Postby Nathanaudio » Wed Nov 18, 2015 11:08 am

I remember one time they brought here the Usher demo in nov hifi show before cant recall the year. What cd player are you using?


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Re: Choosing a floor standing speaker

Postby qguy » Wed Nov 18, 2015 12:21 pm

Laptop/iTunes into Musical Fidelity V-DAC

Nathanaudio wrote:I remember one time they brought here the Usher demo in nov hifi show before cant recall the year. What cd player are you using?


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Re: Choosing a floor standing speaker

Postby rtsyrtsy » Thu Nov 19, 2015 7:45 am

qguy wrote:Share the rest of your system.
I know the AE120 is on the dark side, but you may be able to improve the highs by reducing the output of the woofers by
1. moving the speakers away from the walls.
2. Tow-in the speakers, adjust listening chair to to make your ears same height as the tweeters
2. Adding an LPAD, its basically two resistors that you connect on the terminals of the woofer to reduce the output of the woofers


All good suggestions. Try the free ones first (speaker positioning & toe-in).

Without knowing the rest of the gear, room, and type of music, it is hard to make further suggestions.
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Re: Choosing a floor standing speaker

Postby Nathanaudio » Fri Nov 20, 2015 9:01 pm

Thanks guys. [SMILING FACE WITH SMILING EYES] i will try to demo both speaker first.


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Re: Choosing a floor standing speaker

Postby Nathanaudio » Mon Feb 15, 2016 7:25 am

Just bought new marantz 6005 cd player. For now staying with this old set up [THUMBS UP SIGN][VICTORY HAND]️[OK HAND SIGN][WHITE SMILING FACE]️
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Re: Choosing a floor standing speaker

Postby luismorizono » Tue Feb 16, 2016 4:34 pm

bro, what's your set-up? :D
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Re: Choosing a floor standing speaker

Postby Superman » Tue Feb 16, 2016 6:14 pm

Seems to be a Yamaha Receiver and an AE Floorstander?
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Re: Choosing a floor standing speaker

Postby Nathanaudio » Wed Feb 17, 2016 11:12 am

Yup yamaha receiver, acoustic energy 120 and marantz cd player 6005


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