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both would be a good option. With the ELT's you'll need an amp
They don't have that Gizmo deal still going on do they?

Also another question, how much bass will I lose going from z5500's to bookshelf speakers?
Edited by ImmortalKenny - 6/13/09 at 12:04pm
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Also another question, how much bass will I lose going from z5500's to bookshelf speakers?
You will lose a bit of crap, over-bloated bass that adds nothing redeemable to the music.

You will gain a more natural and accurate presentation of the low-end.

Of course, this would depend/vary on the model of speaker, but that's the general idea of what occurs when one moves beyond the Logitechs.
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Didn't get the M3's today, I shall be picking them up tomorrow evening - expect pics!
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Hey speaker guys, im planning on expanding my rig into the realm of speaker audio. Anyone with experience with the Focal Chorus line? guy at the hi-fi shop raves about them. Im looking into the chorus 714v floor standers. Ive had trouble finding reviews/info on them. any insight would be great.
should mention i plan on using the Rega brios 3 for an amp.

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Hey speaker guys, im planning on expanding my rig into the realm of speaker audio. Anyone with experience with the Focal Chorus line? guy at the hi-fi shop raves about them. Im looking into the chorus 714v floor standers. Ive had trouble finding reviews/info on them. any insight would be great.
should mention i plan on using the Rega brios 3 for an amp.

big
You should ask for a demo, it's the best (and should be the only) way of buying speakers. Whether you like them or not is down to your ears - not the salemans'.

They should let you take your amp along to get the closest matching sound - even better they may let you do a home demo if you are willing to lay a deposit down.
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Didn't get the M3's today, I shall be picking them up tomorrow evening - expect pics!
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I revamped my home setup today; second time my room has ended up considerably different since April .

Decided to move the components from my glass shelving to the vastly-more solid cabinet, which was adjusted into the position the glass unit had been in. Along with entirely nullifying vibrations to my components (my cabinet is made of Maple and must weigh 200 pounds when full), this allowed me to add another 2 (possibly 3) feet of space between the speakers. I'm getting a larger sense of soundstage width. I also pulled the speakers another 1/2 foot farther from the back wall, which helped depth. Both sides are corner-loaded and ready to rock.

The sound is so close to ideal... with the exception of some low-range bloom in the left speaker. I might dampen the corner behind it simply because it's the only audible flaw I can detect at the moment and thus annoying me. Other than that, I'm all set until the fall when everything gets moved to school.
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I revamped my home setup today; second time my room has ended up considerably different since April .

Decided to move the components from my glass shelving to the vastly-more solid cabinet, which was adjusted into the position the glass unit had been in. Along with entirely nullifying vibrations to my components (my cabinet is made of Maple and must weigh 200 pounds when full), this allowed me to add another 2 (possibly 3) feet of space between the speakers. I'm getting a larger sense of soundstage width. I also pulled the speakers another 1/2 foot farther from the back wall, which helped depth. Both sides are corner-loaded and ready to rock.

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You can update the list now Jarble



I'm just about to hook them up, impressions and more pics later!
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Looking good Mike . Tannoy is very intriguing, if I had unlimited resources I'd definitely try out the Westminster Abbey's.

Here's my before/after:








The rack may have looked a bit nicer, but this setup with the cabinet is far better for the sound benefits.
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