I am a new member and have been following this thread closely. The LX-85 (SC-57) has just been released in my country (Denmark) and I will be auditioning it soon. On my shortlist of speakers is the Linn Majik 109 or 140, the MA GX 100 or 200, and a bookshelf or floor stander from the new KEF R series - probably the R300 or R 500 (Only problem with the new R series is it wont be released in a white finish). However, I have a few questions which I would appreciate your input on FilmMixer, along with the rest of the fine members on this forum:-)
A bit of background first:
I have a reasonably large living room where the system will be installed. The room is round and has a diameter of 6,5 meters (21,3 feet). The front speakers will be placed relatively close to my walls - max 20-25 cm (0,66 - 0,82 feet) out from the wall. I am still on the fence with wether to go with stand mounted speakers or floor standing speakers and will make this decision after my auditions. I will also be incorporating a subwoofer into my system. The reason for the close wall placement relates to my wife that used to be an interior designer. Moreover, the speakers must preferably be in white high gloss finish... Women... but I must admit, it is an attractive finish, and I too am sold on it:-).
My system will be used 60 - 40 for music/movies so it is important for me that it really sings with music. My music taste is broad i.e. Electronic, pop, Rock, Jazz, Classic etc.
1) I have heard the Linn Majik 109 on some Naim gear and loved the 109. From the reviews on the net it supposedly is easy to place and can be placed near a wall because of the front firing bass port. However, it is a 4 Ohm speaker that requires a lot of current to really sing. Has anyone heard the lx-85 with this speaker or does anyone have some comments on whether or not it will be a good match for the LX-85?
The Linn speakers are also the only speakers I will not be able to audition with the LX-85, as I can't find a dealer that carries both here in Denmark. Hence, comments on how the Linn Majik 140 performs with the LX-85 will also be appreciated.
2: From what I have read on another thread (avforums.com/forums/av-amplifiers-receivers/1503617-pioneer-sclx75-sclx85-owners-thread-5.html
) the initial impressions are favorable with the LX-85 and MA GX200 combo. Can someone comment on how the GX range handles rock music. I have Heard Audiovector speakers and Elac speakers, with ribbon tweeters, that do not handle rock very well. My questions are: Does the GX range keep its composure when playing rock? Does the GX range sound over bright or over detailed when playing rock music, i.e. does it give ear fatigue when played over time?
Will it be possible to get a solid performance out of the GX 100 or 200, with my wall placement?
Is the GX range really a good match for the LX-85)
3: Looking forward to hearing peoples impressions of the LX-85 combined with the KEF R series, both from a music perspective and movie perspective and hopefully both on the stand mount speakers and floor standing speakers.
Moreover, when the speakers launch, it will also be interesting to hear at what distance from walls, the speakers can produce a solid performance.
Any input on the above will be appreciated.