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I’m after small footprint floorstanders. Was running Spendor S8e which are at the limit of size due to room considerations. New ones can be taller. Budget circa £2k. What do you think? 

 
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I’m after small footprint floorstanders. Was running Spendor S8e which are at the limit of size due to room considerations. New ones can be taller. Budget circa £2k. What do you think? 
Room size, what sound you looking for and what is the rest of your kit?🤓🙂

 

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I’m after small footprint floorstanders. Was running Spendor S8e which are at the limit of size due to room considerations. New ones can be taller. Budget circa £2k. What do you think? 
I think don't mess about, buy end-game speakers you will never want or need to upgrade, and ditch your power amp as well. Buy once and buy right.

Budget blown, btw. Find the cheapest, most raddled old pair s/h and send them to the factory for servicing and updates to current spec, if the list price puts you off.

https://atc.audio/hi-fi/loudspeakers/classic-series/scm50/

 
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Tim F

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Room size, what sound you looking for and what is the rest of your kit?🤓🙂
They are for my home cinema fronts. Rest of kit is Bryson power and amp and top of the range marantz AV pre. I am right on top of a rear wall on one side. Just physically limited for large speakers. Main system has focal Scala utopia so don’t need end game speakers. Sound, I’m easy Spendors were warm, brighter would be good I think. Stereo image of highest priority. I will buy used. 
 

Cheers Tim 

 
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I'll throw you a curved ball, NVA are going to produce a new Cube 1 standmount, a new mid/bass driver is to be used and I would seriously consider contacting Savvypaul on here to see if you could get a dem.  I use NVA equipment, but the highlight for me are the Cube 3's, in my system, previously used Shahinian Obelisk, with Naim amps, so I am a bit of a fan of omni's or semi omni's.  They will fit close to your wall, the only problem is if you have a very high ceiling, in which case discount my recommendation.

 

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I'll throw you a curved ball, NVA are going to produce a new Cube 1 standmount, a new mid/bass driver is to be used and I would seriously consider contacting Savvypaul on here to see if you could get a dem.  I use NVA equipment, but the highlight for me are the Cube 3's, in my system, previously used Shahinian Obelisk, with Naim amps, so I am a bit of a fan of omni's or semi omni's.  They will fit close to your wall, the only problem is if you have a very high ceiling, in which case discount my recommendation.
Semi-omnis are somewhat Marmitey, and the NVA Cube design is eyeballed. I find yours to be a rather bizarre recomendation.

 

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Semi-omnis are somewhat Marmitey, and the NVA Cube design is eyeballed. I find yours to be a rather bizarre recomendation.
Just more proof you don't know what you're talking about and nothing more than a troll on this forum.  In future can you just ignore my posts, I'll ignore yours as I already do most of the time, that way we'll get.

 
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Just more proof you don't know what you're talking about and nothing more than a troll on this forum.  In future can you just ignore my posts, I'll ignore yours as I already do most of the time, that way we'll get.
NVA said that they don't measure their speakers but prefer to design-by-ear, and that they're using a normal tweeter in their Allison clone.

1 + 1 = ?

 

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In case you're interested, the dispersion characteristics of the Allison tweeter is what made the response of their speakers semi-omni:

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I will quickly say hello on this thread because my name has been mentioned. I own NVA 

Tuga won't be the only person to have ever given an opinion on something that they've never heard...

.. and I can say with 100% certainly that he hasn't heard the speaker that antonio66 is speaking about, because it hasn't been launched yet. The only thing it has in common with the Allison design is an upward firing bass driver.

Mods - please remove my post if it breaches the AUP regarding posting by those who are in the trade.

 

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How about Totem? The Arro model comes in comfortably under your budget, the Sky Tower the same amount above it. Arro is a dinky little thing, I've heard them a few times at shows and they punch well above their weight with a sound that is lively (in the best sense of the word, i.e. engaging).

They're a 4 ohm load and not overly sensitive but your Bryston should be more than capable of handling that I would think. And they can be used close to the front wall too, so positioning-wise they should work well if you are limited in that regard

 

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I'll throw you a curved ball, NVA are going to produce a new Cube 1 standmount, a new mid/bass driver is to be used and I would seriously consider contacting Savvypaul on here to see if you could get a dem.  I use NVA equipment, but the highlight for me are the Cube 3's, in my system, previously used Shahinian Obelisk, with Naim amps, so I am a bit of a fan of omni's or semi omni's.  They will fit close to your wall, the only problem is if you have a very high ceiling, in which case discount my recommendation.
The NVA cube speaker I heard at Scalford and another time was truely marmite, TBH I though it was one of the worst speakers/systems I have heard, coloured and very bright, awful in fact.