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roman_gp's Avatar roman_gp
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09-23-2012 | Posts: 4
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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?
jima4a's Avatar jima4a
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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?).
bthrb4u's Avatar bthrb4u
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10-04-2012 | Posts: 741
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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
Paraneer's Avatar Paraneer
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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.
AcuDefTechGuy
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Dynaudio, KEF, Revel, B&W, Focal, ATC.
roman_gp's Avatar roman_gp
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01-04-2013 | Posts: 4
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Thank you all for your input. Finally I got X-16, really enjoy them smile.gif
justindo's Avatar justindo
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01-05-2013 | Posts: 166
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Originally Posted by roman_gp View Post

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.
callas01's Avatar callas01
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01-05-2013 | Posts: 1,765
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Originally Posted by roman_gp View Post

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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