Need help choosing small speakers for amps

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  1. hallaisen, Jan 8, 2012
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2012

    hallaisen macrumors regular

    May 28, 2006

    I was recently given a pair of Audiolab amps - the 8000s and the 8000p.

    I plan to set up a living room system, and want to hook them up to my TV. I will also do all of my music listening on this system, and the type of music I like is relaxed rock like Radiohead, Dave Mattthews Band and similar stuff. My budget is $1500-$2000. I am temporarily moving to a foreign country, and want to try to get small speakers so I can ship them back to my home country when I move, so size definitely matters.

    Anyone know these amps, and able to give me some recommendations that works with my budget and the stuff I will be listening to? From my own research it seems like most comments about these amps say they produce netural/clean/sterile sounding audio, and need to be paired with speakers with a bit of character, if that helps.

  2. hallaisen thread starter macrumors regular

    May 28, 2006
  3. mooblie macrumors 6502


    Apr 23, 2009
    The Highlands, Scotland
    I guess these recommendations often result in "I have these, and they fit the bill, and I like them. Take a look." type reponses.

    PMC DB1s? I have these, and they fit the bill, and I like them. Take a look.
  4. OmegaRed1723 macrumors 6502


    Jun 19, 2009
    The Waste
    Funny, the PSB Imagine was exactly what I came on here to post. It's a fantastic little speaker. Of course, if you can keep your budget where it is, the 5-1/4" woofer of the Synchrony Two B will give you a little more bass extension.
  5. quasinormal macrumors 6502a

    Oct 26, 2007
    Sydney, Australia.
    Considered second hand?

    I have Mordaunt Short MS10 speakers powered by a 140w a channel Yamaha M45 power amp. I bought these at a garage sale and offered what i thought was a fair price to both me and the owner- $70. I'm sure if I had off much less it would have been accepted.

    I can't really fault these for the price. They sound better to me than the Rogers LS3/5Aa i used before and these sell second hand for considerably more.

    What do you plan to use for a source?
  6. visual macrumors newbie

    Mar 14, 2005
    I have these in a 5.1 config with an Arcam AVR 350, bi-amped with an Arcam P35-3. Some of the best monitors you can buy (IMO). I'd definitely second
    this recommendation. I've had mine for about 5 years, but I expect them to last me another 15 years, and I upgrade everything - a lot!

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