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Speakers suitable for hindi old recordings and mix of others genres

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arj

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I have been using it for sure. and will continue to do so . What I wish is to have a more amplified version of it and have a setup which can be enjoyable for both new and old music. And my blown speaker has given me a chance to replace a part of signal chain
specs was shared to give an idea of its claimed capability and not for the components. It does not give the idea of component

I agree and shared the complexity in trying all the components and that is why I am here to take inputs from people who might have already gone through these paths. Being in indore does not help in evaluating/demo some components

As I spend 70% of the time on the old songs I am willing to experiment for the chain
1 music source - keep the current one as have no option. May try vinyl path but that could be inconvenient /hard to get all media
2. Music player/DAC/DSP -looking for it for direct connectivity
3- Amp -
4 - speakers - looking for a suitable set
5 - acoustics - as the setup is in my music studio already has some acoustical treatment, not perfect but not bad either.
whats your Budget ?
 

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whats your Budget ?

For speakers > 50k
For media player with dsp and dac > 50-70k
Assuming that marantz Pm 7004 I have is sufficient for purpose
but only if i could audition i could have more flexibility here
 

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A Tube Preamp, a class D power amp like the Crown and British laid back speakers would be in my opinion, close to a good combination to listen to most genres of music including old hindi songs, well recorded or otherwise.

Cost effective to boot.
 
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For speakers > 50k
For media player with dsp and dac > 50-70k
Assuming that marantz Pm 7004 I have is sufficient for purpose
but only if i could audition i could have more flexibility here
Am slightly out of touch with the newer components but a castle should be good. Heard a lot about Fyne audio as they are ex tannoy folks but no personal experience. Same with the acoustic energy.

A nice review of fyne audio

On digital, perhaps the denafrip/metrum etc are all great choices folks here would have more options and you can search other threads as well since these are common questions.
 
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For speakers > 50k
For media player with dsp and dac > 50-70k
Assuming that marantz Pm 7004 I have is sufficient for purpose
but only if i could audition i could have more flexibility here
JBL Stage A170. The Marantz is sufficient. All genres play well on these speakers.
 

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Update :
Tried again my Monitor Audio Rx6 floor stander with PM7004 . had not tried those since I bought Wharfedale 220.
Worked little bit on EQ . also removed the foam blocker from the rear port of the speaker ( it has both front and rear ports) and tried to move further from walls. the monitor audio has bass , midbass and tweeter. and there is no midrange driver
I am now getting an Idea what I like from A1 . It is the bass in the range of 100-200 HZ and its clarity .

Now I am looking for a speaker which can give me tight bass which does not makes vocals muddy, clear vocals and sweet treble.
I am assuming that now I should really go with a 6.5" Driver. wharfedale 220 was lacking bass but was having clarity in other departments
so wharfedale Evo 4.1 , 11.1/12.1 is out of equation

I have following in the list now. they are different in price range .

Castle Knight
Wharfedale Evo 4.2
Wharfedale 11.2 or 12.2
Wharefdale denton 85th anniversary
Quad S2 - it seems these are not in Stock
Qacoustic 3030i

More inclined towards Wharfedale 11.2 /castle knight or Q acoustic 3030i as they seem to be in same price range.

Evo4.2 /Quad and Denton would be higher could go for them as well if it makes sense to invest on these

I am now searching for a quality DAC and or streamer with good DAC too which can let me have option to apply and store individual EQ to tracks .
 

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Update :
Tried again my Monitor Audio Rx6 floor stander with PM7004 . had not tried those since I bought Wharfedale 220.
Worked little bit on EQ . also removed the foam blocker from the rear port of the speaker ( it has both front and rear ports) and tried to move further from walls. the monitor audio has bass , midbass and tweeter. and there is no midrange driver
I am now getting an Idea what I like from A1 . It is the bass in the range of 100-200 HZ and its clarity .

Now I am looking for a speaker which can give me tight bass which does not makes vocals muddy, clear vocals and sweet treble.
I am assuming that now I should really go with a 6.5" Driver. wharfedale 220 was lacking bass but was having clarity in other departments
so wharfedale Evo 4.1 , 11.1/12.1 is out of equation

I have following in the list now. they are different in price range .

Castle Knight
Wharfedale Evo 4.2
Wharfedale 11.2 or 12.2
Wharefdale denton 85th anniversary
Quad S2 - it seems these are not in Stock
Qacoustic 3030i

More inclined towards Wharfedale 11.2 /castle knight or Q acoustic 3030i as they seem to be in same price range.

Evo4.2 /Quad and Denton would be higher could go for them as well if it makes sense to invest on these

I am now searching for a quality DAC and or streamer with good DAC too which can let me have option to apply and store individual EQ to tracks .
If you want bass, you need a sub. Even with my kef q350s and evo 4.2, the experience is incomplete without a sub.

FYI, even my quad s5 requires a sub
 

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I am now searching for a quality DAC and or streamer with good DAC too which can let me have option to apply and store individual EQ to tracks .
Check out this new plug-and-play BOSS2 player/streamer from Allo which supposedly measures well and comes in a compact package for around 10K:

I'm not aware of the individual EQ storage on them though, so due diligence is needed before purchasing.
 
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If you want bass, you need a sub. Even with my kef q350s and evo 4.2, the experience is incomplete without a sub.

FYI, even my quad s5 requires a sub
I am looking for bass but not overwhelming one. Which sub should i try for music.? Thanks
 

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I am looking for bass but not overwhelming one. Which sub should i try for music.? Thanks
Do look at the kind of music you listen to and from your first post you may not need it. a good sub is not cheap and for that budget you can get a still better speaker.

A sub is a great addition but putting that budget can get you a better source/speaker that would be a better option
 

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Do look at the kind of music you listen to and from your first post you may not need it. a good sub is not cheap and for that budget you can get a still better speaker.

A sub is a great addition but putting that budget can get you a better source/speaker that would be a better option
As i have another set of speakers. i would first replace the source . Looking for streamer or a streamer + DAC . may be will go for bluesound node 2i or similar
sub i was thinking to add with diamond 220. If I have to go for a new sepaker will decide if I need a sub once i have the speaker and that does not gives me enough bass for my music. I do not think that would be the case though as you have rightly identified.
 

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I have a similar requirement but I want something multipurpose as I can't invest for separate speakers for movies,so am looking for a 5.0 setup

How would taga harmony 606 fare for these? Any use of getting the se version?
 

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I have a similar requirement but I want something multipurpose as I can't invest for separate speakers for movies,so am looking for a 5.0 setup

How would taga harmony 606 fare for these? Any use of getting the se version?
Please start a separate thread.
Thanks
 

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Today I tried Tidal ...
they have very nice collection of hindi old songs and the quality of those songs are excellent . I wonder from where they have got such excellent quality of versions.. I was told in this thread the original recordings were destroyed
listening to these and comparing with what I have locally is difference of day and night... vocals are clear and songs do not sound muddy..
 

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Not all music was lost. There are still excellent quality versions available.
Maybe Tidal has the good ones.
Even iTunes, Spotify, Gaana, Saregama have a lot of good quality Hindi film music.
 

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Not all music was lost. There are still excellent quality versions available.
Maybe Tidal has the good ones.
Even iTunes, Spotify, Gaana, Saregama have a lot of good quality Hindi film music.
I have hundreds of songs purchased from itunes and saregama and they are pretty low quality. I compared songs on the same system and monitors using itunes and Tidal . it may be related to the tidal player along with higher quality source files. but they are very different sounding .
 

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I have hundreds of songs purchased from itunes and saregama and they are pretty low quality. I compared songs on the same system and monitors using itunes and Tidal . it may be related to the tidal player along with higher quality source files. but they are very different sounding .
There is no comparison. Tidal is miles ahead of apple music and itunes (limited experience)
 
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