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post #91 of 322 Old 09-04-2005, 09:25 AM
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Hello guys!!! I see you are all fans of Monitor Audio! Me too!!!

So, I am in trouble!! ;-) A friend of mine has the GR20's, and he sells them for 1000 euros, (~1100 $). The problem is that I own "only" a Marantz SR7400, so I don't know if my Marantz can "drive" them properly.

What's your opinion?

Of course I am about to add a power amp later, but for now (5-6 months from now) I will stay with the SR7400.

What do you think? Is it worth it?

The price is very good, and that's why I am thinking about it!

Pls help..
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The GR20 are: Sensitivity 89dB Nominal Impedance (Ohms) 6

Not an easy load per se, but not a ridiculously straining one either, I think you would be fine
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I see, and I can't hide what I am very happy with your answer!! Thanx!!

Anyone else having the same or different opinion?

Pls help people, it is very important to me, cause the friend who sells the speakers gives them at a very low price to me, and i want to buy these speakers!! It's my chance!!

BUT I don't want to overload the Marantz! I say again, I will buy a descent power amp, but not earlier than 5 or 6 months!! So will my 7400 be able to play with these speakers a little loud without having problems? (my room is 13x11)

Thanx to all!
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It will handle it fine.
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Lets's hope!!
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Can I have two or three more opinions please? People help me!!
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Can I have two or three more opinions please? People help me!!

Floyd,

I have the GR 60's and drove them with a Denon 3805 for several months. Your Marantz will handle the 20's just fine. A power amp later will only make it better. I added a Sunfire 200W 5 channel amp a month ago and there is a difference, but mostly at the higher volume levels. By the way the GR 20's are great speakers.
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The 7400 has less power output than the 3805 I think, but GR20's are in my opinion less difficult to drive than the GR60's. So, I think it will be ok!!

One more pls!! The last one? Pls!!

Thanks people!!
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You've had enough. The 20s are not a difficuld load. Buy them and have fun.
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OK!! Then I will do it!!! Wish me good luck!!! I am going to post here my opinion about them when I listen to them in my room!!!

Thanks to all!!
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The Monitor Audio silver line is excellent, I used them for over two years with
great enjoyment. The only problem I had, was that I always thought about
upgrading to the Gold series when money allowed. I finally upgraded in the
beginning of the year. Though the Silver series was excellent, I find the Gold
series a completely different listenning experience. I'm finally at a level where
upgrading is no longer a thought. The quality of sound whether music or HT
is simply stunning. I've been into music DVD's lately, and after more than 6 months
still can't believe how real the experience is.
Good luck!

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I,ve owned a pair of MA SR 8's now for 2 months.I am very impressed how detailed a sound they produce. The louder you listen to them, the more detailed they become. Many speakers you listen to at high volumes become " muddy". These only become more crisp.We all have CD's/DVD's we use as reference media to bring out the best in our systems.Like to know which one/s you recomend.
For me it's Entheogenic " Enteogenic" and Shpongle " Tales Of The Inexspresable . ( CD's)
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I got the RS-8's. I love them... the RS series is close enought to the gold... Ill never switch!
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rpgonzalez I have heard that the RS series is very very good, BUT the Golde series is far better.

I would like to listen to other opinions as well..
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I auditioned both the golds & silvers fairly extensively and I found the gold to be much better sounding. Nothing wrong with the silvers, but the golds are wonderful. If you can afford it, go for the gold!

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I,ve owned a pair of MA SR 8's now for 2 months.I am very impressed how detailed a sound they produce. The louder you listen to them, the more detailed they become. Many speakers you listen to at high volumes become " muddy". These only become more crisp.

I've had my silver S10 for about 5 months and your comments are dead on with my experiences. The louder I turn up the S10 the more crisp and detailed they become, but never harsh. The S10 is a slightly forward sounding speaker that is very well balnced.

"What do you mean it's too loud? My ears aren't even bleeding yet!"

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Guys which one do you think will play better with a NAD C272?
The Monitor Audio GR20 or the RS8?
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I just got the last of my MA Silver RS the other day, and they're mounted & dialed in. Since I wanted Cherry cabinets, the RSFXs and LCR took an extra month to arrive, but the RS6's have been here about 2 months. I agonized over this purchase for a long time, hovering between Paradigms, Axioms, Rockets, Energys, and Mirages. The Gold MAs were noticeably a few notches above the Silver series, but IMHO not enough to justify almost double the price.
I've read about "Snotty English Speakers" for a long time, but now that I've heard these as a complete system, I can honestly say they are a real thrill. Paired with my Denon 3805 and 2910 DVD player, it'll be a long time before I yearn for an upgrade.
The only real difference I could discern between the R and RS lines was cosmetic - the RS cabinets are slightly more rounded on the edges, and the cherry veneer is absolutely flawless. My wife was adament about no more giant black vinyl boxes in the room, and even she thinks these guys are classy in that understated English way.
I decided to go with a Velodyne SPL-1000R sub in cherry, and together, these speakers are one great package.
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Sorry to bring this back again but I have a question regarding the RS series.

I own S8's, SLCR, and S1's. My question is how the center channel of the RS line compares to the S line. That is where I can see the only main difference. The old S line had a sealed box where the new RS line is ported.

I appreciate any feedback anyone can give me.

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Sorry to bring this back again but I have a question regarding the RS series.

I own S8's, SLCR, and S1's. My question is how the center channel of the RS line compares to the S line. That is where I can see the only main difference. The old S line had a sealed box where the new RS line is ported.

I appreciate any feedback anyone can give me.

Budd

I'd like to know the awnser as well. I found the Silver S LCR to sound out of place in the S line. Others have said the same but said it sounds better by upping the gain on the center, while others just went and got the Gold Center
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Upping the gain does help, but I can still discern a little difference if anything pans from left to right. I was figuring that the ported back should replicate the design of the rest of the line.

I guess the best way for me to find out is to bring my center into a store and compare.

Unless of course someone else here can chime in. ;-)
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I found an authorized Monitor Audio dealer in the internet offering discounts on the discontinued silver S speaker line, and I was wondering if $950.00 + shipping is a good price for a pair of brand new Monitor Audio S10
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I found an authorized Monitor Audio dealer in the internet offering discounts on the discontinued silver S speaker line, and I was wondering if $950.00 + shipping is a good price for a pair of brand new Monitor Audio S10

My s10 cost me $1560.00 after tax from a local deaker. The s10 list for $1999.00 so 950+shipiing is great. I would think you'd get them delivered for around an extra $100 so thats a fantastic price.

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I found an authorized Monitor Audio dealer in the internet

Can you provide a link?
Thanks,

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They have the S10 listed for $1349 pair in their website, but when I called they quoted me $949 + shipping and I ordered them right away.
I think I got a great deal on these speakers.
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Do most of you that have the Silver fronts, either RS or S, have the Silver center or did you upgrade to the Gold center?

I hope to add the center to my system in the next month or so, and am curious which you guys have.

Thanks
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While on the topic of MA speakers, AVguide says MA showed an all new gold series at Cedia. http://www.avguide.com/cedia2005/cedia2005_index.html

"Monitor previewed prototypes of its new flagships-the Gold Reference series speakers-- which expand upon industrial design themes set forth in the more affordable Silver RS line. Monitor is famous for its expertise in building exotic metal-alloy drive units, and the Gold Reference series features two signature metal-driver technologies: Monitor's famous gold dome tweeter and the distinctively dimpled RST (rigid surface technology) mid-bass drivers. We're eager to hear these."

Anyone else have any info on there?
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Do most of you that have the Silver fronts, either RS or S, have the Silver center or did you upgrade to the Gold center?

I hope to add the center to my system in the next month or so, and am curious which you guys have.

Thanks

I use the Silver S LCR center with my Silver S10 fronts and it works great. My fronts are 9 feet apart and everything sounds very well balanced even when panning from left to right or right to left.

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Looking at posts on the MA silver series, a number of people have said there seems to be almost no difference in sound quality between the S and RS series, but I notice on the spec sheets the S6 is lighter than the RS6 (like 26 lbs vs 40 lbs). Can anyone confirm that? Seems it would make a difference? Also, interested in comaprision between the S (or RS) 6 and 8. Is the 8 worth the extra money? Thanks
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I found an authorized Monitor Audio dealer in the internet offering discounts on the discontinued silver S speaker line, and I was wondering if $950.00 + shipping is a good price for a pair of brand new Monitor Audio S10

Not sure if you got lucky or if they increased the price. I just got off the phone with them and the price was $1300+shipping.
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