musical speakers for Yamaha V863

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sand64

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Hi folks

I am in the persuit of a pair of musical floorstanders & a centre speaker for my newly aquired Yamaha 863 AVR. I am yet to start my audition process, but as I belong to small town of Lucknow, have limited scope of auditioning in Delhi area.

However I have searched this forum and considering my small budget of 50-60k, I have shortlisted following brands...

1. Jamo C405/407
2. Wharf EVO 30/Quad 22L
3. QA 1050i
4. Polk RTi A5

Besides above, Mission also has good reputation in this forum, so would like to know about their Mv8 & MvC. These are VFM & well within my budget and because of their lower cost, I shall be able to add a Sub too. However it is difficult to audition them in Delhi.

I request fellow members to give their views so that I can keep my audition process as short as possible.. .

thanks in advance.

PS: Have auditioned WH 9.5 with marantz amp, but found it a bit lacking in details, though bass was good.
 
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If you are OK to go by reviews and reputation, consider Axiom speakers. I have the M3 pair in operations as BSs and VP100 (yet to be installed) for a center. The M3s are quite good in all the frequency ranges and you could look at M22 or their FS range.
 

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And according to their site, Axiom is providing free shipping all over the world. If there is no catch then it will save you a lot of money
 

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Thanks skumar,

Which amp you are pairing with your M3s?? Their prices are mentioned in US Dollers, so going with present conversion rates, a M50 will cost arround 50k.

And according to their site, Axiom is providing free shipping all over the world. If there is no catch then it will save you a lot of money

Thanks rikhav, and they also offer 30 days trial period & return back guarantee. I dont know if I would be able to return it if it does not match with my amp?

Has anyone auditioned Mission Mv8?
 

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Thanks skumar,Which amp you are pairing with your M3s?? Their prices are mentioned in US Dollers, so going with present conversion rates, a M50 will cost arround 50k.

Thanks rikhav, and they also offer 30 days trial period & return back guarantee. I dont know if I would be able to return it if it does not match with my amp?

I paired them with a Yamaha 665.

BTW, there is no free lunch in this world... the prices - delivered to India (aka free shipping :lol: ) are ~20% more than the same when delivered in USA, plus you need to pay ~25% as customs duty. i.e. if the price to India is $1000 including free shipping, you need to budget $1250 for the same.

Yes, you could return them, but you have bear the cost of return shipping to Canada.
 

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Ok pals

Pl. also give your views on folowing speakers for pairing with Yamaha 863.

1. Jamo C405/407
2. Wharf EVO 30/Quad 22L
3. QA 1050i
4. Polk RTi A5
5. Mission Mv8

Since speakers serve you for the longest period, it is important to have good metching pair. I shall prefer to choose through auditioning, but it is very difficult for a novice to judge SQ through one or two audition.
So recomendations from your end are requested...

thanx.
 

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I found the Wharfdale 9.6 way superior while listening to Vocals compared to the 9.5. Though, surprisngly, the 9.5 gave a much better Bass response.

Once you buy or/ have made a choice, your ears tend to adapt to what you have - I am happy with Bass on the 9.6 infact I find the Bass on my 9.6s has improved on continued playing....( I am using a Denon PMA for amp.)
 
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have you searched around the forum? There are a lot of discussions re: speakers and matching up with 863 or 663. Your answer could be only a few clicks away

Yes I have search around the forum and there exist lot of information, but very mixedup & confusing sort. Still I was able to shortlist above speakers, on the basis of members' preferance, availability in Delhi area, my budget range & VFM products.

Therefore I request more insight from members & the owners of these speakers.
 
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