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post #901 of 10379 Old 02-24-2007, 11:19 PM
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I did something this time that I have never done before----purchase the full set without ever hearing them at all. I took the advice from several different posters and a friend that all said the same as you. I love the way they look too. If they sound 1/2 as good, I'll be happy!

The only thing I'm wondering about is the subs ability in my large room. If it's too little, I can always add a second, right?

Tell me specifics on your R720 sub's performance and sound for movies and music. We like everything from action to comedy, rock to opera.

Well, I currently have the 720 in a very small room that I use just for video games, so it wouldn't be a fair comparison to what I can see is a rather large room that you will be placing it in. With that said, I did try the 720 in my 15'x25'x10' theater room and it did pretty darn well compared to the Velodyne DD-15 I normally use in that room. The Velodyne is a $3K sub with a 15" driver and a 1250 watt amp.

Now I never pushed the 720 really hard, but at moderately high volume it did very well. I ran some test discs on the 720, and it appears to have good output down to about 25Hz, which is low enough to justice to virtually all music (except organ music) and most movies.

Your room appears to be very large though. If the 720 doesn't work out, I would recommend replacing it with the Monitor Audio RSW12, rather than getting another 720.
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Hi all !

I'm using a Monitor Audio 5.0 configuration :
2x RS6 in front
2x Silver 4i in rear
Cambridge 540Rv2

and for now, I've just the Radius R90 as central speaker. I have a high WAF, so I can't have the RS LCR...

I'm VERY satisfied with this system !! But I wonder if there could be a big better sound if I replace the R90 by a R180 (WAF OK).

What's your opinion about that ???
Thanks !!

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Finally picked up my Monitor Audio system. After 1 year of auditioning and research, I chose to go with: the RS6, RS1, RSW12, and RSLCR all powered by a Denon 3806.

I had auditioned Paradigm, Klipsch, Revel, Energy, Infinity, Def Tech, and many more. The Paradigms and Klipsch seemed awfully harsh to my ears, specifically when I demoed the THX startup. Revels, Infinity, and Def Tech sounded better, but just missing that particular sound. Energy was by far the closest competitor, but the sound lacked the incredible bass of the MAs.

I must comment on the incredible bass of the RS6s and the RSW12. These two products make the entire purchase worth the price.

Now, just some questions to MA owners. How are the plinths supposed to go on the RS6s? Should the concave side be placed in the front or back? Also, are there any stands made by Monitor Audio for the RS1s?

I had spent many weeks on AVSforum before making this decision. I thank you to members of this thread for assisting me with this choice. Pictures of the setup will follow. The MAs sure have a nice walnut finish.
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Good to see the love for the Monitor Audio speakers. Still loving my Gold Reference setup!
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Now, just some questions to MA owners. How are the plinths supposed to go on the RS6s? Should the concave side be placed in the front or back? Also, are there any stands made by Monitor Audio for the RS1s?

Congratulations on your excellent choice of speakers and A/V receiver.

Regarding the plinths, I have the convex side at the front. For reference, the watermark image on page 6 of the manual shows the same.
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I just posted some pictures on Flickr of my new equipment. Looks good, and sounds great.
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Still, any information regarding stands for the RS1s would be greatly appreciated. As you can see from the link in my signature, the RS1s rest on my dining room table. I've looked at Sanus stands at the big box stores, but they just do not do the speakers justice aesthetically.
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Listened to the monitor audio GS speakers next to the new JL Audio subwoofer. Sounds awesome. I have Paradigm studio currently.

What do you all think of the new GS?
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I question whether it makes sense to get the GS's when the new and raved upon tweeters in the platinum series are not included.

Now if MA would offer an upgrade path...

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Listened to the monitor audio GS speakers next to the new JL Audio subwoofer. Sounds awesome. I have Paradigm studio currently.

What do you all think of the new GS?

I have 4 MA GR60's and a pair of the F113's in my HT. The sound this system puts out is amazing and I'm sure that the GS's would if anything sound even better.

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Anyone selling their used GR10's or GS10's? A pair went on Audiogon about a week ago for $500 and it was snatched up in a day.
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I have the GR10's with my McIntosh MA6900. They work well, but work better with a sub. I would highly recommend them for their price point. For $500 they are a steal!

I am still undecided on my SVS SB12-Plus I find my Monitor Audio FB210 quicker and more involved. I wish I had bought the FB212 before they disappeared then I could have put it at home and moved the FB210 to work.

Any one hear more information on the Platinum line?

My current systems:
Office:
PC->RME->Lavry DA10->McIntosh 6900->Monitor Audio GR10s, SVS SB12-Plus

Home
PC->Audiophile 2496->Cary 303/200 or Marantz DVD6200 or Phillips SACD 1000 player ->Marantz SR18EX->McIntosh MC252 for mains,Marantz MA700 for rest->Monitor Audio GR20s, GR LCR, GRFXs, Silver 4is, FB210
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My current systems:
Office:
PC->RME->Lavry DA10->McIntosh 6900->Monitor Audio GR10s, SVS SB12-Plus

Home
PC->Audiophile 2496->Cary 303/200 or Marantz DVD6200 or Phillips SACD 1000 player ->Marantz SR18EX->McIntosh MC252 for mains,Marantz MA700 for rest->Monitor Audio GR20s, GR LCR, GRFXs, Silver 4is, FB210



Wow. Nice setup(s)!
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Any one hear more information on the Platinum line? ...


http://blog.stereophile.com/ces2007/011007platinum/

The fronts are leather covered, it's not easy to tell
from the photo above.

This is from a news article on another site, that
I'm sorry I can offer attribution for -- I've lost the URL:

Available in May 2007
Platinum 300: $8,995 per pair
Platinum 100: $4,295 per pair
Platinum 350C: $4,295
Platinum 100 Stand: $695 per pair
Platinum PLC Stand: $495
PL100 dimensions: 14¾ x 8 x 11½ inches
PL300 dimensions: 43¼ x 11½ x 14¾ inches
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If the Platinum line is leather covered, will they still have speaker grills to keep the kids from touching the woofers? (Totem speakers have no speaker grills and are therefore not kid friendly.)
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If the Platinum line is leather covered, will they still have speaker grills to keep the kids from touching the woofers? (Totem speakers have no speaker grills and are therefore not kid friendly.)

No grills and not kid friendly. You would not want to cover those beautiful drivers anyway, would you?

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No grills and not kid friendly. You would not want to cover those beautiful drivers anyway, would you?

I guess you do not have little kids...

I love the Monitor Audio sound, but this is definitively a deal breaker!

I have been asking my local dealer about these speakers, I guess I can now stop asking.
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I guess you do not have little kids...

I love the Monitor Audio sound, but this is definitively a deal breaker!

I have been asking my local dealer about these speakers, I guess I can not stop asking.


Tell you what, you buy my 4 GR60's (with grills) and I will buy 4 PL300's (without grills) and then everybody's happy.

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Does anyone know what the three allen screws are for on the back of the Radius R250?
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It's for the wall brackets they come with.
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I don't think so. The wall brackets have connectors on each end. The bracket slides into the keyhole slots.

The three allen screws are in the middle of the back spaced evenly in a row.
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They make the 250 so that it can be mounted vertically or horizontally. The three across are for horizontal mounting.
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Listened to the monitor audio GS speakers next to the new JL Audio subwoofer. Sounds awesome. I have Paradigm studio currently.

What do you all think of the new GS?


I have that very system. GS60 with 2 JL f113. It sounds great. Powered with BK s50 pre / BK 200.7 amp. Sounds good with movies and music.
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They make the 250 so that it can be mounted vertically or horizontally. The three across are for horizontal mounting.

The bracket that comes with the R250 allows for vertical or horizontal. If you don't use the bracket, the end cap mounts have key slots in the horizontal and vertical orientation. It doesn't explain the allen screws in the middle of the back.

Another thought, why would I use the bracket anyway? It only has two small slots for mounting to the wall. The speaker also came with 4 wall anchors and a template for the location of the mounting keyslots. It would mean having 4 holes per speaker--which seems more stable.

They don't give a template for the bracket.

Thoughts?
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I just spoke to Matt at MA. The bracket that comes with the R250 is a "sloppy" bracket since it allows for positioning changes after installation. It is simply easier to install than the 4 mounting anchors. Two anchors would hold without any problem.

The three allen screws in the back ARE NOT for mounting. They hold in the woofers and tweeter.
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I'm diving into the MA Gold line and am looking into a pair of Gold 60's for sale from a private party. On the back of the speaker says:

G Series

Series 60

There's also an "E" on the label.

I'm not familiar with their nomenclature and (unfortunately) their customer service/support is marginal at best, but I wondered if anyone knows if this would be a GR60 or GS60 (reference or signature)?

Thanks in advance!!!

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Good to see the love for the Monitor Audio speakers. Still loving my Gold Reference setup!

Hey Rob, how do you find the time to post outside all the RS-1 threads? Good to see you here and glad to see your great taste in projectors extends to speakers as well

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A few of you asked me to post when I got my Gold Ref setup - well, they arrived!



I convinced my wife to let me set the GR60's up in my family room to break-in until the Home Theater is finished (I agreed to do built-ins around the fireplace in exchange ). They are currently being driven by a Pioneer Elite VSX-49Txi but will be getting the full "B&K" treatment when they get to the theater (Ref 50 s2 and Ref 200.7).



First impressions:

In a word, WOW! I'm coming from a B&W DM602 setup - which are decent speakers in their own right - but this is a completely different experience. Even though they still sound very tight and constrained and a little too bright yet, you can clearly hear the depth and capability they have. I can't wait until they break-in. Now, I am by no means an audiophile, but I am hearing things in my music collection I have never heard before - details and nuances that the B&W's just could not resolve. I find it hard to describe other than "layers" and "textures" to the music that I have never experienced before.

Then I think about the fact that they are:
1) not broken in
2) currently in a crappy acoustic setting
3) going to get a big B&K behind them

...and I have to pinch myself! Very happy so far...

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I'm diving into the MA Gold line and am looking into a pair of Gold 60's for sale from a private party. On the back of the speaker says:

G Series

Series 60

There's also an "E" on the label.

I'm not familiar with their nomenclature and (unfortunately) their customer service/support is marginal at best, but I wondered if anyone knows if this would be a GR60 or GS60 (reference or signature)?

Thanks in advance!!!

The easiest way to tell is looking at the # of speaker terminals on the back of the speaker. The older Gold Reference 60s have 6 binding posts total on the back, whereas the new Gold Signature 60s have 4 binding posts total on the back.

There is no exception to this distinction.

As far as their customer service, it is actually quite spectacular. Most companies will not comment on products for sale by private parties for liability purposes and the nature of scams on the internet.
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The easiest way to tell is looking at the # of speaker terminals on the back of the speaker. The older Gold Reference 60s have 6 binding posts total on the back, whereas the new Gold Signature 60s have 4 binding posts total on the back.

The 6 posts were a bit of a surprise to me, I must admit.
And this might be a stupid question, but: I will have 2 runs of in-wall 12 GA. speaker wire going to the GR60's in my HT. I was originally going to wire the 2 runs into 1 terminal on my amp, then split them out on the speakers, which would have worked with normal bi-wiring. With the 6 posts, should I:

1. Combine 2 of the GR60 terminals for 1 wire and 1 for another wire (e.g., 1 wire for tweeter/mids and 1 wire for woofer)
2. Leave the plates in the binding posts and run 1 wire each to the 4 posts (won't matter which one if the plates are left in I'm assuming)
3. Combine the 2 wires into 1 post and leave the plates in (e.g., same as the amp)
4. Stop worrying about it because none of it will make any difference anyway

Probably 4. but just thought I'd check...

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