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  1. In both the 5m x 5m and 6m x 4.3m rooms mentioned I'd try to see if the SCM50 would be good enough. I'd run even a SCM19 up to 4m x 4m.
  2. I used to have both the PMC Twenty.23 and Dynaudio Contour S1.4 LE at the same time and also demoed the Dynaudio Focus 160 and PMC Twenty.24 on my system. Firstly my 23s didn't have nearly the amount of bass in the beginning as later on, they gain some bass after the run in period, which is worth considering if you can find out how much those 23s have played so far. I have not heard the Twenty5 series, but I have heard the 22, 23, and 24 in the Twenty series and due to similar size and forms I suspect the same sort of differences. To me the SPL and especially the level at which it can play strong bass is higher on both 22 and 24 than on the 23, but the balance between the bass and mid range is different. The 22 sounds leaner and the 23 and 24 much weightier in the bass. This means at low to medium volume you should get the same sort of bass weight from the 23 as from the 24, but it won't be able to match the 24 at high volume. The mid range to treble balance is also different, possibly due to a different crossover, different driver impedance, and/or the smaller driver integrating better with the tweeter because of driver dispersion. The treble sounds more open on the 22 and 24, but more balanced and cohesive on the 23. The Focus 160 didn't have as good mid range as the PMCs in my opinion, but the Contour S1.4 LE did. Both these Dynaudios had bags of bass weight, but were more dependent on the room than the PMCs. In an open space with at least 1m behind them, they would more or less match the PMC floor standers, perhaps slightly stronger for the LE, but when placed say 70cm from a back wall, they thunder and the bass overpowers everything on the Dynaudios. They sound too light with the plugs in the ports, so I'd say they either need semi plugs for the ports, or a large space behind them. The PMCs didn't change nearly as much when moving further or closer to a back wall.
  3. @yannakout did you get something? From your description the ATC SCM 19 sounds like a good fit. @padre_power where did you get a pair? I have not seen those being sold in Australia, only in Europe.
  4. Does anyone know when the Electrocompaniet ECI 80D is ever going to get to Australia?
  5. Could you please elaborate on Very good 7/10 a bit? Does it have any scratches? Any smudges around the knobs? I can't quite make it out from the pictures.
  6. I meant to help out, as the seller might not get any interest in the Audio section.
  7. This is not audio related, and would be better under https://www.stereo.net.au/forums/forum/16-classifieds-all-other/
  8. I also used a large diaphragm condenser mic. It was definitely warmed up, but I wouldn't dismiss the possibility of noise. They weren't that far from the corners, so were definitely reinforced by the walls.
  9. My ATC SCM 19s are -6db at 54Hz, but ATC measures their speakers in the middle of a large warehouse. In my room I get the average level down to around 25Hz. Here is my response graph at the listening position: (I have room modes to sort out)
  10. Maybe also if it's long enough, but the higher category cables can handle longer distances than lower category ones.
  11. Make sure it does have both tuner and blue tooth, both of these are add on cards and not every ND5 XS has either of these. My ND5 XS has the tuner module but not the blue tooth for example.
  12. I use IsoTek EVO3 Sequel cables and EVO3 Sirius board on my Naim system and used to have the EVO3 Premier with EVO3 Polaris. I hear audible noise from my amplifier even when nothing plays, so this might make the difference between my results and someone else's. The Polaris reduced the noise by perhaps half, but also made the treble a tad louder. The Sirius reduced the noise by perhaps 75%, but didn't alter the tonal balance. I didn't notice a difference in dynamics in either. I also tried my Sirius on an Electrocompaniet ECI3 at a store and couldn't tell a difference there, so maybe either their power or the amplifier produce less noise than mine.
  13. The Naim ND5 XS came out with the option of two add on cards: one adding blue tooth, the other adding a tuner. If you have the tuner one you could listen to radio through it. It doesn't have USB input from a computer, but it does have USB for playing files from a flash drive.
  14. Hi, I'm in the south of Sydney, but the amplifier is sold now.
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