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Need Recommendation for Floor Sanding Speakers Pairing the Musical Fidelity M2SI Integrated Amplifier
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The Focals are wonderful speakers that are easy to drive. They would be a superb choice.

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Thanks Bierfeldt. Do you have any other recommendation or you think Musical Fidelity M2SI should be a great match for Focal Chorus 726.

Thanks for all your advice.

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I really like the Monitor Audio Silver line with it and PSB. You might find a sharp price on a pair of Silver 6s that were recently discontinued or the new Silver 200s. From PSB, Imagine X2T or Imagin Xs depending on your exact budget are wonderful speakers.

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Thanks Bierfeldt. My budget is around 1500 for the speakers,
The Focal Chorus 726 are on sale for 1299
MONITOR AUDIO SILVER 8 LOUDSPEAKER are 1400
PSB Imagine X2T Tower Loudspeaker are 1300
Of the above, What would you recommend (best pairing with M2SI)?

Personally I like the Focals 726 because they are fully built in France..A rarity considering most of them are built in China in this price range.

Pls advise.

Thanks again.

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reach_ash wrote:

Thanks Bierfeldt. My budget is around 1500 for the speakers,
The Focal Chorus 726 are on sale for 1299
MONITOR AUDIO SILVER 8 LOUDSPEAKER are 1400
PSB Imagine X2T Tower Loudspeaker are 1300
Of the above, What would you recommend (best pairing with M2SI)?

Personally I like the Focals 726 because they are fully built in France..A rarity considering most of them are built in China in this price range.

Pls advise.

Thanks again.

All 3 are excellent speakers. Since the amp is rated at 137 watts per channel at 4 ohms, there should be no problem driving almost any speakers.

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Thanks Commsysman! The M2SI is rated at 76W @8 Ohms and 137@4 Ohms. I have narrowed down to Focals and Monito Audio Silver 8.

My question is which of the 2 speakers are best suited since Focals impedance is 8 Ohms and Monitor Audio Silver 8 impedance is 4 Ohms.

Thanks

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That is like asking me whether I want ice cream with chocolate sauce or ice cream with cookies crumbled over it. I have recently fallen in love with the Focal Kanta No 2s, one of Focal's higher end speakers so I am personally biased toward them at the moment. But the Silver 8s are also amazing and your amp is a good match for both.

The only thing I can say against the Chorus 726s is the bass response is poor in that it only goes to 49hz. You will want a subwoofer with those. The Silver 8s go to 32hz and will not require a subwoofer for most music. Both will be driven to deafening volumes with your amp

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I totally understand :) I am in the same boat hence my indecision in choosing one. Do you think I will need a subwoofer with the Focals even if my primary aim is to listen to Vinyl music?( Mostly Classic rock, Folk and jazz)

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A bass guitar goes to 40hz, a piano will go as low as 28hz. 49hz is not very deep. You will miss the low end of a lot of music with the Focals.

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Thank you so much, your valuable inputs have really helped me to make a decision. I'll be pulling the trigger on Monitor Audio Silver 8 Speakers afterall. Can't wait to get them hooked up to my M2SI.

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I suspect the true bass response between the two speakers are a lot closer than their company supplied specs would suggest. Focal tends to be extremely transparent with their ratings and I suspect Monitor is giving a best case scenario and using a larger cut-off point at the bottom. Still, KR really liked the Monitor Audio speakers and was impressed with their bottom end.

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Hi,
Did you get the Monitor Audio Silver 8's? How do you like them?

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