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mpk1970 08-12-2019 12:30 PM

White tower pr under $800 recommendations
 
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Looking to add a pair of floorstanding speakers in adjacent room (see pic)
Its rather large prob 16 W x 25 L

This will simply be to get some sound (movies/Music) in other room since my Florida room houses the Tekton Enzo's XL & Center.


here are a few im looking at

QA3050i 799/pr
JBL 180 $700/pr
Jamo S809 $440/pr

Accessories4Less
Kef Q700 $369 each (740/pr)
Canton GLE 490 $319 each ($638 pair)

Anybody hear these? Any other recommendations for White ones under 800??

They all look very nice aesthetically, Kefs, Canton's nicest, followed by QA, JBL

zieglj01 08-12-2019 01:01 PM


gajCA 08-12-2019 01:59 PM

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Originally Posted by mpk1970 (Post 58414034)
Looking to add a pair of floorstanding speakers in adjacent room (see pic)
Its rather large prob 16 W x 25 L

This will simply be to get some sound (movies/Music) in other room since my Florida room houses the Tekton Enzo's XL & Center.


here are a few im looking at

QA3050i 799/pr
JBL 180 $700/pr
Jamo S809 $440/pr

Accessories4Less
Kef Q700 $369 each (740/pr)
Canton GLE 490 $319 each ($638 pair)

Anybody hear these? Any other recommendations for White ones under 800??

They all look very nice aesthetically, Kefs, Canton's nicest, followed by QA, JBL

Open box Concept 40s on Q Acoustics' ebay site:

https://www.ebay.com/p/Q-Acoustics-C...nid=1907933686

gajCA 08-12-2019 02:01 PM

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Originally Posted by mpk1970 (Post 58414034)
Looking to add a pair of floorstanding speakers in adjacent room (see pic)
Its rather large prob 16 W x 25 L

Review and measurements page 24.

https://stereo-magazine.com/flipview...zine-3-2016-3/

Russdawg1 08-12-2019 02:58 PM

I don’t recommend the Arena 180’s unless they are on their huge sale. That would put them near $400/pr. I think @Zorba922 grabbed a pair of the 180’s a while ago, ask him what he thinks.

mpk1970 08-12-2019 03:55 PM

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Originally Posted by gajCA (Post 58414498)
Open box Concept 40s on Q Acoustics' ebay site:

https://www.ebay.com/p/Q-Acoustics-C...nid=1907933686

I might have to jump at those

mpk1970 08-12-2019 04:14 PM

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Originally Posted by gajCA (Post 58414510)

Geoff, do you know if they are 8ohm or 6 ohm? I'm seeing 2 different variables??

This brochure says 6ohm
https://www.qacoustics.com/media/man...ptbrochure.pdf

The main page says 8ohm
https://www.qacoustics.com/floorstan...aker-pair.html

mpk1970 08-12-2019 04:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Russdawg1 (Post 58414756)
I don’t recommend the Arena 180’s unless they are on their huge sale. That would put them near $400/pr. I think @Zorba922 grabbed a pair of the 180’s a while ago, ask him what he thinks.

Thanks Russ....I forgot about that you're right. I'm gonna pass on those.

gajCA 08-13-2019 09:05 AM

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Originally Posted by mpk1970 (Post 58415058)
Geoff, do you know if they are 8ohm or 6 ohm? I'm seeing 2 different variables??

This brochure says 6ohm
https://www.qacoustics.com/media/man...ptbrochure.pdf

The main page says 8ohm
https://www.qacoustics.com/floorstan...aker-pair.html

Well, the review measured their impedance and deemed the Concept 40 and Concept 20 as nominal 4ohm speakers but I found the latter very easy to drive with my NAD 7250PE and my friend who runs them full range with a 15 year old AVR has zero issues driving them either and his AVR is stuffed in a cabinet with a door closed! :eek:

They found lowest impedance was 4.5 ohms/250hz and maximum impedance of 23ohms/1800hz.

They preferred them to the Dynaudio Emits and Canton Chronos so high praise indeed.

Soulburner 08-13-2019 09:28 PM

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Originally Posted by gajCA (Post 58417500)
Well, the review measured their impedance and deemed the Concept 40 and Concept 20 as nominal 4ohm speakers but I found the latter very easy to drive with my NAD 7250PE and my friend who runs them full range with a 15 year old AVR has zero issues driving them either and his AVR is stuffed in a cabinet with a door closed! :eek:

They found lowest impedance was 4.5 ohms/250hz and maximum impedance of 23ohms/1800hz.

They preferred them to the Dynaudio Emits and Canton Chronos so high praise indeed.

How did you conclude that they preferred them? I see 5 glowing reviews in that magazine. It actually looks like the rated the Emits higher.

Lp85253 08-13-2019 09:47 PM

i think in that price range and needing white that the q acoustics are decent choice..

pase22 08-14-2019 10:05 AM

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Originally Posted by Lp85253 (Post 58420424)
i think in that price range and needing white that the q acoustics are decent choice..

+1

Nice Form factor, WAF friendly, great sound and reasonably priced. Case closed!

gajCA 08-14-2019 10:12 AM

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Originally Posted by Soulburner (Post 58420370)
How did you conclude that they preferred them? I see 5 glowing reviews in that magazine. It actually looks like the rated the Emits higher.

Oh they are.

I was half right; they rated the Q Acoustics and Dynaudio as "outstanding 5 stars" and the Cantons, Wharfedales and Rosso Fiorentino's as "excellent 4 stars."

Pete7874 08-14-2019 11:44 AM

If you can stretch your budget just a little, I think Chane A5.4 is worth adding to your list.

EDIT: Nevermind. I missed the 'white' part. Sorry.

zieglj01 08-14-2019 11:45 AM

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Originally Posted by Lp85253 (Post 58420424)
i think in that price range and needing white that the q acoustics are decent choice..

They should be ... because the OP likes Q A

callas01 08-14-2019 01:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Soulburner (Post 58420370)
Quote:

Originally Posted by gajCA (Post 58417500)
Well, the review measured their impedance and deemed the Concept 40 and Concept 20 as nominal 4ohm speakers but I found the latter very easy to drive with my NAD 7250PE and my friend who runs them full range with a 15 year old AVR has zero issues driving them either and his AVR is stuffed in a cabinet with a door closed! [IMG class=inlineimg]/forum/images/smilies/eek.gif[/IMG]

They found lowest impedance was 4.5 ohms/250hz and maximum impedance of 23ohms/1800hz.

They preferred them to the Dynaudio Emits and Canton Chronos so high praise indeed.

How did you conclude that they preferred them? I see 5 glowing reviews in that magazine. It actually looks like the rated the Emits higher.

I agree I read 5 really good reviews.


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