Originally Posted by nik ivanov
Thank you, Morgan! Looks very promising! What about the kins' sound stage? will it be ok for the turntables I'm considering or too bad?
Yeah, they're so cool I wish I had a use for a pair, but I don't.
I thought the soundstage with the Kin Mini Flex was excellent. I had 2 pair of them in my Zone 2 for roughly two days on two separate occasions (now all in place as front and rear height speakers), which is an unfinished basement, being driven by an '70s era Marantz amp, so no room correction of any sort. In other words a fairly unforgiving environment, but they seemed to produce a wide soundstage and a reasonable image. In the short time I had them in there I did find myself being drawn into the music while listening to them, even with the lack of bass (which shouldn't be a problem with the Kin Plays, they have significantly more low end extension, according to the specs). I also had them in my HT, hooked-up to that little PW Amp along with my sub, with Anthem Room Correction applied, for a couple hours and that was very nice. Lacked somewhat from my usual set-up, but not by much, and for much less.
I don't have any experience with those turntables but am of the opinion that good speakers will work with any source so can't see why they wouldn't just fine. These speakers were certainly made with vinyl listening in mind as they include a phono pre-amp. You will want to use a Moving Magnet cartridge, if you're going to use the onboard pre-amp, but both those options you mentioned come with MM.
Best thing, and most fun, to do is to listen to them for yourself, of course.