Monitor Audio Silver 300 first impressions..

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by Thouston, Oct 13, 2017.

  1. SquishySounds

    SquishySounds Definitely not two dogs in a people costume.

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    But you’re on the internet. How do you not have access to YouTube? It’s free!
     
  2. jl151080

    jl151080 Forum Resident

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    I’ll be testing the speakers with my current system, which is a CD player.

    I’m not sure how I would test them with YouTube audio? Is this done via streaming?
     
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  3. SquishySounds

    SquishySounds Definitely not two dogs in a people costume.

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    Your internet isn’t hooked-up to your stereo? That’s where all the audio is.
     
  4. jl151080

    jl151080 Forum Resident

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    No, my hi fi setup is CD only.

    I only use YouTube via my laptop or phone.
     
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  5. SquishySounds

    SquishySounds Definitely not two dogs in a people costume.

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    You’re missing out on the world’s largest selection of music!
    [​IMG]
     
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  6. jl151080

    jl151080 Forum Resident

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    Apologies for my ignorance, but what is that lead pictured? HDMI?

    Obviously YouTube is a great resource, but I thought that videos aren’t usually in premium audio quality?
     
  7. Thouston

    Thouston Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    I wouldn't apologies to someone that thinks youtube audio at 126 kbps AAC in an MP4 container is a good way to audition speakers.
     
  8. jl151080

    jl151080 Forum Resident

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    I’m going to use the 2009 remaster of Abbey Road, maybe some Lennon, Pink Floyd and Queen.
     
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  9. jl151080

    jl151080 Forum Resident

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    Just finished my demo of the 300s. I was able to AB between them and my current Mordaunt Shorts.

    Definitely a subtler improvement playing some Beatles stuff to, say, Off The Wall by Michael Jackson, but i was particularly impressed playing I’v Got A Feeling from the Let It Be album.

    Now to decide whether to buy or not.
     
  10. Thouston

    Thouston Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    For what it's worth; I love mine. I think they are impossible to beat for the money.
     
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  11. jl151080

    jl151080 Forum Resident

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    I’m tempted! My issue is I have a surround set up, so by replacing the fronts I’d want to replace the rears and centre too. I demo’d those too, but mainly focused on the 300s and stereo listening. They certainly opened up the music more on the tracks I played.
     
  12. jl151080

    jl151080 Forum Resident

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    Did you demo any other speakers before you bought the Monitor Audios?
     
  13. Thouston

    Thouston Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Tannoy Revolution xt8f, Tekton Impacts, Kef LS50, MA Silver 8's, MA Silver 6's.
    I bought the Kef LS50 for my office system.
     
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  14. jl151080

    jl151080 Forum Resident

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    Thanks for the info.
     
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