The front L&R speakers in the home cinema room look like Salon 2's. If so, they are quite a lot more than £3K pair, more like £23K. Too rich for me, but am looking forward to hearing them in action.It is an interesting setup, that isn't a million miles away from affordability level. Normally when you see setups like this, they spend in the hundreds of thousands and so is no where close to achievable for most people on this forum. I would be interested to know the overall price of the audio side of the system (ignoring the subs/sub amp, since not consumer buyable).
£3k for main speakers is the top end of 'consumer' speakers (a little over top end), but no where nearly as expensive as you see at high end audio shows. I would say £1.5k is probably more in the realistic range, but at these price points the difference in speaker quality is pretty marginal and you need big jumps in price to get small improvements.
Would be interesting to hear this, as it probably doesn't sound far off what could be achieved at home with a bit of expenditure in room treatment.
Yeah 23k is not a realistic level for the vast majority of people and i would suspect people paying 23k on main speakers speakers are probably not looking at Arcam for their processor.The front L&R speakers in the home cinema room look like Salon 2's. If so, they are quite a lot more than £3K pair, more like £23K. Too rich for me, but am looking forward to hearing them in action.
Good spot and I'm sure you'll enjoy the demo on Saturday. I agree that twenty grand on just the front left and right speakers is too much for most people but the beauty of the AVR850 and Dirac is that you can combine them with any decent set of speakers and you'll have yourself a stellar system.The front L&R speakers in the home cinema room look like Salon 2's. If so, they are quite a lot more than £3K pair, more like £23K. Too rich for me, but am looking forward to hearing them in action.
Class A/G amplifier. Have heard it driving Blades and was simply stunning. Very high quality amp indeed.Interesting comment on the arcam power amp as I’m in the market for one will have a good listen on the open day although i’ll take into account it will be in a dedicated room
Aren't Revel also owned by Harman? Might explain why they have moved away from Kef.The Atmos demo they did the year before at Bristol with KEF reference speakers blew this setup out of the water, enough so that I purchased. Not so fussed on the revel kit, lost its edge somwhat. The Kef R series demo with the 850 (couple of years back) was also an excellent setup, again to my ears partnered far better than the revel kit. Personally I’d pair KEF with the Arcam kit for the best possible sound and synergy. The Arcam P49 is one hell of a power amp!
Who are owned by Samsung , just hope they don’t mess with the brand otherwise we will loose what’s left of Arcam. Struggling to see how they can’t as surly there is a conflict of interest with mark Levinson (also Samsung owned) as well? We can only hopeAren't Revel also owned by Harman? Might explain why they have moved away from Kef.