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Wanted Looking for Bookshelf / Tower Speaker

Wharfedale EVO4.4 Speaker

apbinu

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Hi All,

I'm posting this message on behalf of a friend who has recently started his journey in the world of HiFi-audio.
He recently bought AV Receiver - Marantz NR1509, willing to start-off with Stereo setup & then gradually move on to 5.1.

Hence looking for pre-owned Bookshelf / Tower Speaker with limited budget of 05-15k, pref location - Bangalore.
Any leads/suggestions from FM's will be highly appreciated.

Regards,
Binu
 

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efernand1

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Most brands blend well with Marantz....besides OLX where you stand better chances to get some decent speakers....see these new options

https://www.boseindia.com/en_in/pro...ct-reflecting-speaker-system.html#v=201_black

https://www.hifimart.com/speakers/bookshelf-monitor/taga-harmony-azure-b-40-bookshelf-speakers.html

https://www.hifimart.com/speakers/b...ony-platinum-s-40-bookshelf-speaker-pair.html

https://www.hifimart.com/speakers/b...tics-cs-26-ii-bookshelf-loudspeaker-pair.html

https://www.hifimart.com/speakers/bookshelf-monitor/boston-acoustics-a-25-speaker

https://www.hifimart.com/speakers/bookshelf-monitor/boston-acoustics-a-26-bookshelf-speaker


These are some.....ensure that the SPL is 88db and more.....since he does not have a sub..compare the models and brands in terms of frequency delivery and overall performance.....Bose /Bostons pair very well.....Taga certain models....Wharfedale most models.....
 

kvandhi

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Most brands blend well with Marantz....
These are some.....ensure that the SPL is 88db and more.....since he does not have a sub..compare the models and brands in terms of frequency delivery and overall performance.....Bose /Bostons pair very well.....Taga certain models....Wharfedale most models.....

I am also looking for bookshelf speakers for my bedroom setup(10x12). Amplifier purchased :- Marantz PM5005. Since its power RMS is 40WPC. Need to know which speakers will be good match for this amp. Placement of the speaker is not at the ear level (due to kids), it some above 5 feets from the ground and in wooden shelf. Probably corner placement and 4 inches from the side wall.
 

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You could buy Pioneer SP-BS22-LR Bookshelf , I have a pair barely used for over year and half but you're looking around Bengaluru so that's out I guess.
 

apbinu

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Hi FM's,

Thank you for PM'ing with options. Finally after multiple search & demo's we were able to narrow down to below options for my friend within his budget & liking :)

1. Polk Signature s50 - Excellent sound signature, loved the bass response - but was out of budget 35k, inclusive of 15% discount
2. Jamo S805 & S426 - It had a balanced sound however really lacked lows, if you crank up the vol then we could hear some Bass. keeping the vol at that level in the place he stays, he might have to look for other house soon. hence dropped the plans of Jamo ;)
3. Boston Acoustics A250 - We were unable to find any place to demo this one, however looking at multiple +ve feedback's & reviews on this & it was within his budget too... Finally decided to take a plunge, thanks to FM's for the reviews & Amazon Prime shipment was breeze.

Setup Marantz NR1509 + Boston Acoustics A250 & it sounded just perfect !!! except his videocon d2h box which is HD setup box & the sound output was just horrible :eek: We tried all possible connection combinations & there was no improvement. Finally concluded he needs to upgrade the setup box.

However would like to ask if some had similar experience with videocon d2h HD box? if yes, any feedback / resolution will be highly appreciated.
Otherwise his new HT ROCKS!!! & he is happy with the buy :D

Cheers,
 

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I have Jamo Studio Series S606 Floor Standing Speakers, Jamo SUB 300 and Jamo CEN 60 Center Channel Speakers
 

efernand1

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Hi FM's,

Thank you for PM'ing with options. Finally after multiple search & demo's we were able to narrow down to below options for my friend within his budget & liking :)

1. Polk Signature s50 - Excellent sound signature, loved the bass response - but was out of budget 35k, inclusive of 15% discount
2. Jamo S805 & S426 - It had a balanced sound however really lacked lows, if you crank up the vol then we could hear some Bass. keeping the vol at that level in the place he stays, he might have to look for other house soon. hence dropped the plans of Jamo ;)
3. Boston Acoustics A250 - We were unable to find any place to demo this one, however looking at multiple +ve feedback's & reviews on this & it was within his budget too... Finally decided to take a plunge, thanks to FM's for the reviews & Amazon Prime shipment was breeze.

Setup Marantz NR1509 + Boston Acoustics A250 & it sounded just perfect !!! except his videocon d2h box which is HD setup box & the sound output was just horrible :eek: We tried all possible connection combinations & there was no improvement. Finally concluded he needs to upgrade the setup box.

However would like to ask if some had similar experience with videocon d2h HD box? if yes, any feedback / resolution will be highly appreciated.
Otherwise his new HT ROCKS!!! & he is happy with the buy :D

Cheers,

Congrats to your friend on his purchase.

In terms of Set top box...there is not a single provider in India who gives you actual Dolby Digital or DD+....the SQ is quite bad...although there is a tall claim of 60+ or 80+ HD channels......each channel has its own challenge.......have you checked the settings of d2h HD box? Maybe you need to tweak it in order to get best output. Using the remote...check Audio / Sound settings configured for the HD box

One biggest challenge besides SQ is the sound levels of the channels....in order to compensate this matter....you can manually increase the source volume on the AVR for the input source...go to manual settings and do it.....this may help improve the experience.
 

apbinu

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Congrats to your friend on his purchase.

In terms of Set top box...there is not a single provider in India who gives you actual Dolby Digital or DD+....the SQ is quite bad...although there is a tall claim of 60+ or 80+ HD channels......each channel has its own challenge.......have you checked the settings of d2h HD box? Maybe you need to tweak it in order to get best output. Using the remote...check Audio / Sound settings configured for the HD box

One biggest challenge besides SQ is the sound levels of the channels....in order to compensate this matter....you can manually increase the source volume on the AVR for the input source...go to manual settings and do it.....this may help improve the experience.

Yes certainly agree with your opinion, i have noticed Airtel HD box has better SQ & it does has Audio / Sound settings as you have mentioned & I can confirm SQ is super in HD channels i have been using it for sometime now. however on videocon d2h HD box there is no Audio / Sound settings option which was surprising to me, Hence we concluded it might be the HD box at fault.

lets see i have asked him to wait until Jio HD SB is launched in Bangalore & then he can take a call which one works better for him.

Cheers.
 
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