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Topic: Jazz Speaker /System Suggestions?
Posted By: Peaceful World 33/3
Subject: Jazz Speaker /System Suggestions?
Date Posted: 09 May 2015 at 7:20am
I am redoing  a room to listen to my vinyl. The system currently consists of a Pioneer SX101o Receiver and a pair of Pioneer 99A Speakers. My TT is a Project with a glass platter and speedbox.

I have another system I was thinking about using. NAD C352 amp, Monitor Audio Silver BookShelf Speakers and a MA powered Sub.  Lector CDPO 6T CD Player, Project TT with a Musical Surroundings Phonomena II+ Phono Preamp

Pioneer is a 1977 monster 110 Watt and the NAD is 2009 80 Watt. The main issue is the speakers. The Pioneer's sound is dull and lacks tonality on brass selections. The Monitor Audios are crisp and I can adjust the bottom end with the sub.

My question, do I stay with the vintage Pioneer SX1010 that is from an all analog era and replace the 99's or go the NAD newer route?

I listen to 50-early 70's jazz on Vinyl and get some newer releases on CD if there is no record.

Thank You!

Posted By: js
Date Posted: 09 May 2015 at 7:36am
If you are listening to old vinyl, I would keep the analog record player, I'm no expert at all, but I do prefer any older acoustic music on vinyl.
I have several record players, the prize one being one of those heavy weighted technics that the DJs love. I like record players, and I have a large record collection, but I'm not particularly educated when it comes to technical audio information.
I am fairly knowledgeable when it comes to record collecting, and I used to trade records a lot.

Posted By: snobb
Date Posted: 09 May 2015 at 10:01am
From my experience, Pioneer speakers (of any size) fit best  for listening of dynamic mid-frequencies music,as pop,some rock,etc. Their sound is cold and lifeless,especially on highs and lows, and very flat as well (generally, as any other's Japanese mass-production speakers'). Have no idea how MA sound though.

After using some more modern devices (Technics,Sony,etc) I returned back to old Harman Kardon PM 645 amplifier (still Japan-made, not Chinese as they do now) in combination with Harman Kardon player (more modern though). The speakers I use for decade or more are Danish Jamo, nice black wooden boxes with warm and soft sound (absolutely prefer European sound-speakers, almost any make is much better of similar Japanese by head, just they are pricey)

Posted By: Peaceful World 33/3
Date Posted: 09 May 2015 at 10:29pm
Monitor Audio Silver are from England. Mine are 2009 before they embraced Home Theatre. I love them and will sell the Pioneer 99A's on the Bay as there is a demand for them. Too me they are bloated and rather dull.

Posted By: snobb
Date Posted: 10 May 2015 at 2:40am
^ from the above review it looks MA speakers are good choice, British manufacturers knew how to produce good acoustic systems still from earlier Tannoy and Polk Audio makes.

Posted By: brewski
Date Posted: 19 May 2015 at 9:54pm
I am punching My vinyls via pioneer turntable with a Pyle preamp,then to an Onkyo receiver,then to a Bose surround speaker system with a Yamaha sub woofer,It sounds great,You can email me for catalog numbers.

Posted By: diamondblack
Date Posted: 09 Mar 2016 at 5:06am
Well, if one wants to take jazz playback to almost realistic level, should consider Marten speakers. They are even named after Jazz player.

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