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post #1 of 8 Old 09-23-2012, 06:04 AM - Thread Starter
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Hello,

I'm looking for new bookshelf front speakers for Onkyo 609. I've listened to many speakers and made my choice - Excite X16. A friend of mine advised Kef R300, but I don't have time to listen to them. My room is about 35m2. I watch movies and listen to all kinds of music. Which of the speakers do you think are better? Are there other speakers I should consider, they must be not higher than 450cm?
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Dynaudio makes great speakers! Both the R300 and X16 are rear ported so they need open space behind them so don't try to put either on a bookshelf or closed cabinet. I have not heard the R300s but based on reviews they would be my choice if they will work for your space. They are a 3 way speaker and not small but they are less than 45 cm tall (38.5?).

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r300's open up ALOT with good equipment. I would suggest getting a $1000 pair of bookshelfs using the extra to get a good dac

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It sounds like you have made a choice but are now second guessing yourself. Therefore you have not made a choice.

I think you were right the first time. Get the Dyns and don't look back. Fantastic speakers! Enjoy them.

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Thank you all for your input. Finally I got X-16, really enjoy them smile.gif
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Thank you all for your input. Finally I got X-16, really enjoy them smile.gif

Congratulations! I heard the X16 yesterday and it's a nice speaker.
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Thank you all for your input. Finally I got X-16, really enjoy them smile.gif
congrats on getting the speakers and glad to hear you are enjoying them. I havent heard the new kefs, but heard the previous XQs and iQs, both good speakers Im sure.

I used to have the X16s, and while the receiver you have will power them well, if you can at some point get a receiver with pre-outs and an external amp they will really come alive in the bass department. like all dynaudios they will soak up the power.

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