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From what I can tell there is no official thread for Monitor Audio owners. As a proud Monitor Audio dealer, I can tell you that these are some of the best speakers out there regardless of price. I have seen many expensive speakers fail to outperform these speakers. One of the select few manufacturers that designs and produces ALL of its drivers in house.


Everyone who is a proud Monitor Audio owner, I would love to hear about your systems, any question/concerns, rants, or raves. Thanks.
 

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I recall seeing an owners thread at one point. I have had the RS6s and the LCR for about a month and am very happy with them. Currently using a NAD T753 (70w) to power them. Question. If I get the itch to upgrade, would adding a 200w amp make an incredible difference or just a noticeable difference? 70% music, 30% HT. Also waiting for the SVS pb10s in black to start shipping.
 

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I also own the RS 6 in the Cherry. I'm currently running them on an HK 635 with Straight Wire Symphony cable, bi-wired. They are awesome to listen to and just as great to look at. They nail the 'wife factor' and they sound awesome for having such a small footprint. I am in the process of having a Bryston 4B modified and upgraded, that will soon power those speakers. Anxious to hear them with 200 watts pumping their way.
 

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RS6/RSLCR owner.

right now paired with a denon 3806, next upgrade is RSFX, & a sub. After that, I hope to upgrade to seperate pre/pro then upgrade to the GS range
 

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I have a set of Cherry RS6/RSLCR/RSFX with a Velo SPL-1000R, driven with a Denon AVR4306. Couldn't be happier for four times the price. The bass from the RS6s is hard to believe from drivers that size.

Looks like the Brits are still making a few good things besides cricket bats and Harris Tweed.
 

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I'm thinking of picking up a pair of RS6's and maybe a sub to go with an HK 3480 for now... Just looking for 2.1 music and to have "stereo" sound for sports... Nothing too fancy right now.


Think that 3480 with the 120 X 2 rating will push those RS6's very well? I know that it's more watts, but less amps than a 635...


Will the 6ohm impedance of the speaker make the 3480 run hot?


any recommendations for a sub?


My other system is a full def tech mythos and a supercube sub running on an avr 635 for home theater...


I've always been a fan of HK sound... and the price was great... Just hoping the HK gear will pair up well with Monitor Audio...


THoughts?
 

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I have a pair of RS6 right now powered by an Integra 6.5 receiver and a Velodyne 5000R sub, I also have a pair of old speakers as my surrounds for now. I plan to add the RSLCR center and a pair of RS1 for my rear surrounds, For my sides I will be going with a pair of Axiom QS8.


I have had my speakers for a little over a year now and absolutely LOVE them. Wonderful to look at and the sound is even better. When I was demoing speakers, I listened to many speakers in the same price range but found the RS6 to be the best. I have absolutely no regrets.
 

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Gold Reference 10 mains, Gold Reference Center, Silver FXi side surrounds, and Bronze B2's for back surrounds...all driven by an upgraded B&K 307.


2+ years into them and couldn't be happier.


Dan
 

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Gold Reference 10 mains, Gold Reference Center, Silver FXi side surrounds, and Bronze B2's for back surrounds...all driven by an upgraded B&K 307.


2+ years into them and couldn't be happier.


Dan

You have Gold fronts and Bronze rears, how do you like them? You just gave me an idea that instead of using the silver RS1 for my rears, I could use a pair of Bronze for my rears.
 

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Thanks for starting this thread AA. I have had an MA 5.1 setup for the past two years. Started with the Silver S8's, SLCR, S6's with a pair of S1's in there for good measure. I upgraded to GR's about 8 months ago. My room is difficult and due to 20' ceilings and large openings will never be acoustically correct. Despite this, the system sounds great for 2 or 5 channel music and HT. I'm about 50/50 in terms of music to HT use. As you can see from my equipment list, I have gone for power and full size loudspeakers to fill the large space.


I'b be interested in anyone who has the new Signature line and could compare/contrast to the GR's.


My setup is:


Monitor Audio GR60 (Mains)

Monitor Audio RSLCR

Monitor Audio GR 60 (Rear Surrounds)

Revel I30 In-wall

JL Audio Fathom F113 (two)

Parasound C2 SSP

Sunfire 400/5 amp

Denon DVD 3910

Toshiba XA1 HD-DVD
 

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Gold R 20's fronts,RS-8's surr, RS -2's bk Surr, RS LCR center.

Using a HK 635 as a prossesor with Parasound 1205 A Amp.

Might be adding a Gold R LCR in future.

I have made " hanging shelves" for The RS 8's which are used as surround speakers.They are laid on there sides, tilted down at 30 deg. GR 20's coupled with the RS-8's sound marvelous on surround music formats.
 

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You have Gold fronts and Bronze rears, how do you like them? You just gave me an idea that instead of using the silver RS1 for my rears, I could use a pair of Bronze for my rears.

The Bronze B2's are REALLY great for the money. They match the rest of the system really well, too.


Mine are actually mutts now. When I was building my room, I was testing its isolation by playing some music pretty loudly in the theater while walking around the house. It happened to be a Stereophile test CD that I had in the player from some previous listening/testing. I got sidetracked and forgot that I had the CD playing in the theater. The CD has extreme frequency test tones at the end for testing equipment/rooms. Welp, goodbye tweeters.... Luckilly, I was only using the Bronze's at the time. I found a deal on some new Silver series tweeters, so I replaced the destroyed Bronze tweeters with those.


Dan
 

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Well, I'll take a listen when I am ready to purchase, but thanks for the suggestion about using B2's for my rears instead of using R1's. If I go that route, the money saved can be used somewhere else in the theater
 

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Nice job. I was planning on starting a Monitor Audio thread and posting pics of my new GS10s. I am currently runnig the following setup:


R/L: GS10s

C: Radius 225

SR/SL: Radius 90

SB: Radius 180

SW: Hsu VTF3MKII


All in Rosewood


Electronics:

Marantz SR7500

Denon 2910


I love the GS10s so I'd like to upgrade my Center to the GSLCR and the SR/SL to either the GSFX or another pair of GS10s. It looks like I'll probably be going with another set of GS10s, as the condo I am buying is a loft with no wall for the SR GSFX to be mounted. Down the road I'd also like to go with a separate amp. I was thinking about a Sunfire Cinema Grand 200~5, but am open to other suggestions.
 

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Great thread... I've had my MA's for about 2yrs now:

Front: S6

Center: SLCR

Side: S1

Sub: SVS PB10 (I want to upgrade to PB12+/2)


The whole setup is in black. I fell in love with the rosewood but it wouldn't have worked with my theater's decor. I'd like to get at least one more surround speaker in the next month or so to finish out my 6.1 system. However, tracking down a decent pair of SFX's on ebay or audiogon is easier said than done. As for electronics I'm using a Marantz 5400 and it drives the system nicely.


Patherb,

I too have been looking at the Sunfire series of amps. If you ever get around to matching up your MA's with that amp be sure to report back with your opinions. That looks like a great amp and it can be had at fairly reasonable prices.


-J
 

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Patherb,

I too have been looking at the Sunfire series of amps. If you ever get around to matching up your MA's with that amp be sure to report back with your opinions. That looks like a great amp and it can be had at fairly reasonable prices.


-J

Hopefully it's sooner than later. The five channel version is much easier to find on audiogon than the 7 channel that I originally wanted. At this point, based on my new space, I don't think 7 channel will work, so at least I get to save some cash.
 

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Well, when I brought the RS6 home and opened the box, the wife told me the speakers in Rosenut are very beautiful. I am so very happy that the speakers sound even better after that. Everyday when I come home from work, I found the wife playing her piano and voice collection of tapes and CD, and I have been very impressed by the sound of music coming from just 2 floorstanders - I had my sub turned off for music listening.
 

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Proud Monitor Audio owner here. RS6, RSlcr, RSfx, RS1 powered by a B&K AVR 507 S2 and SVS PB12-Ultra/2.


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Another MA fanatic. Buying these speakers has really got me interested in improving my whole system. Currently I have GR60's for fronts and the Gold Ref center. Don't have MA for the surrounds yet. I'm driving it with a Yamaha 2400. I have a Pioneer 563A for CD/DVD/SACD and a Denon 23F turntable.
 

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I have Silver 5i for L/R and SLCR, SFX and a SVS Pb12+2 & Pb10 running off 200x5 Anthem. They sound great for music & Ht. I do find them a little bright on a few recordings even with a first reflection pt absorption. I would love to upgrade to Golds, but am torn as there are many good spkrs out there I need to experiment with.


I find that the 5i and likely the R6 sound better when I sit on the floor compared to sitting on the couch.
 
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