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Kal Rubinson's Avatar Kal Rubinson
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I realise that all speakers should be placed within the distance you write about. However, I heard that this particular model silver 8 is abnormally sensitive to its placement to back wall.
Not particularly.
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This is mainly because it gives quite a lot of low end .
Good but not more than some others of similar size.
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It is also claimed that silver 8 is recommended mostly to about 30m2 or larger rooms.
It did fine in my 25m2 room.
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So maybe someone who has had them can say whether it is true or not.
OK.
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Still love my RX6, a bit bright at times but phenomenal with reference material. I cant believe I am looking at the gold line now *looks at wallet*. Any thoughts on GX200 vs PL200, improvement over RX6? TIA
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Still love my RX6, a bit bright at times but phenomenal with reference material. I cant believe I am looking at the gold line now *looks at wallet*. Any thoughts on GX200 vs PL200, improvement over RX6? TIA
My friend will upgrade his RX6 to the new Gold 300 -no more GX- next month, so I can give some feedback later.
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Not particularly.
Good but not more than some others of similar size.
It did fine in my 25m2 room.
OK.
Well, I must admit that I might have made a wrong assumption. I read comments about the direct predecessor of Silver 8. It was model RX8 which was characterised as bass heavy and not for smaller rooms. I thought that Silver 8 was quite similar in this aspect. I don't know but maybe it was because RX8 had only one rear bass port. Silver 8 has two - maybe it allows for better bass control?


Do You think Silver 8 would be appropriate for rooms 18-20m2?
Would You consider smaller soundstage and spatality as the only con in Silver 8?
How would You compare these two factors in reference to Focal Aria 936?
I will be very grateful for your answer.
Kal Rubinson's Avatar Kal Rubinson
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Well, I must admit that I might have made a wrong assumption. I read comments about the direct predecessor of Silver 8. It was model RX8 which was characterised as bass heavy and not for smaller rooms. I thought that Silver 8 was quite similar in this aspect. I don't know but maybe it was because RX8 had only one rear bass port. Silver 8 has two - maybe it allows for better bass control?


Do You think Silver 8 would be appropriate for rooms 18-20m2?
Would You consider smaller soundstage and spatality as the only con in Silver 8?
How would You compare these two factors in reference to Focal Aria 936?
I will be very grateful for your answer.
I have no aquaintance with the Aria 936 and most of what I have to say about the S8 is here along with measurements: http://www.stereophile.com/content/m...-8-loudspeaker
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Thanks for the info. However it sounds really stupid. Why would they use better filters in the 200 compared to the 300 ?



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Pl200 was better than pl300 because monitor audio used a better filters in pl200; however, the old gold GX it has a tweeter with lower distortion under 4000 compare to the PL and the new Gold has an even better tweeter and the other drivers have the same technology as the platinum.

so it is all come to crossover-network if it is the same or better and I believe the new gold is a monster .

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Not particularly.
Good but not more than some others of similar size.
It did fine in my 25m2 room.
OK.
Are you actually using Silver 8's in your set-up these days Kal?
Kal Rubinson's Avatar Kal Rubinson
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Are you actually using Silver 8's in your set-up these days Kal?
Nope. I am considering them for the 2nd system but I have not pulled the trigger.
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Nope. I am considering them for the 2nd system but I have not pulled the trigger.

What's in your primary system?


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Kal Rubinson's Avatar Kal Rubinson
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What's in your primary system?
L/C/R = B&W 800Diamonds.
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L/C/R = B&W 800Diamonds.

Nice. Just looking for something different from b&w?


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Kal Rubinson's Avatar Kal Rubinson
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Nice. Just looking for something different from b&w?
The B&W is in my apartment in NYC and the other system is in my house in CT. One is more elaborate and expensive than the other and, by design, I do not choose the same brand of equipment for the two systems, except for the Oppos.
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The B&W is in my apartment in NYC and the other system is in my house in CT. One is more elaborate and expensive than the other and, by design, I do not choose the same brand of equipment for the two systems, except for the Oppos.

Makes sense to me. So what other three way towers in the $2k range are you considering?


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Thanks for the info. However it sounds really stupid. Why would they use better filters in the 200 compared to the 300 ?
pl200 introduce latter after pl300
Kal Rubinson's Avatar Kal Rubinson
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Makes sense to me. So what other three way towers in the $2k range are you considering?
Just follow my reviews. This has been an ongoing project.
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Any thoughts between silver 8 and 10???

I see little feedback about silver 10 and silver 8 already a lot of people already bought them, there is some reason in particulary??
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Any thoughts between silver 8 and 10???

I see little feedback about silver 10 and silver 8 already a lot of people already bought them, there is some reason in particulary??

The silver 10s are crisp and clean with smooth bass and punchy midbass. They easily fill 24x24x9ft room. IMO they are too much speaker for rooms half the size.
http://www.theabsolutesound.com/arti...dio-silver-10/
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Do you already ear silver 8???
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Any thoughts between silver 8 and 10???

I see little feedback about silver 10 and silver 8 already a lot of people already bought them, there is some reason in particulary??
The Silver 10s, 8s and all the rest of the line are exceptionally speakers which has gotten great reviews. Also, this is the 4th or 5th generation of the line. Meaning that, MA continues to make improvements with each new release. There is no buyers remorse with MA Silvers. I replaced my RS6s with the 10s. I am very please with them. The only thing I would criticize is that they are nothing special to look at-not a lot of personality in that regard.
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Can someone explain how the Gold 350 centre is the same weight as the Gold 100, when the cabinet is about 60% bigger, and it has an addition 6.5" driver and a midrange driver which the Gold 100 lacks.

9.9kg each...I don't get it. Small centre speakers from other manufacturers weight more, like the Paradigm monitor centre 3, 25% heavier and 50% smaller.
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