It will be longer than you think going by how long it took for the LS50W ii to finally become Roon ready. Rule one of Roon don’t buy a product that promises Roon Ready only ones that already are Roon Ready or expect a wait and disappointment and finally rage.
Cool, yeah Chromecast sounds reasonable. I’ll let you know how I get on.
Wanted something small for desktop use, and I like the all the input choices. I only have a very small room so bass modes are a problem - kind of wish they were sealed boxes and not ported.
I also have a MiniDSP (Roon Ready) feeding a DAC and going through a valve amp to some ProAc monitors and it’s hard to compete with the sound of that. The MiniDSP also corrects the room modes with Dirac and don’t think the EQ settings on the Kefs can really compare.
I’ll give them a good trial run though! They look beautiful, but it’s the sound that matters most
Yes that is not really a like for like comparison, but good luck with the break in.
I am looking for an office desktop setup myself, and thinking of using my Mini I pro 3 with the tiny Genelec models as I only sit 2-3 feet away at most and want to take the Sonos play 3s out as they are way too big for my room. The Genelec should have much lower bass which should be good for my setup.
I would look at the QAcoustics M20 if your using the Matrix. They are powered speakers rather than fully active but at the price you will find it hard to beat them. I have the older BT3 and they are excellent, but these for all accounts surpass them. You get excellent value with QAcoustics.
Thanks Simon, I will look at them, actually I might have already.
But I really like the look of the Genelec and Tannoy Gold 5 as small desktop near Field speakers. They both support XLR balanced which I wanted to have a play with. The Gold 5 are good value and the Genelec are on the luxury side, but I already have the MA.
That’s exactly the model I was looking at and like the others it has balanced support which suits me and my MA streamer.
The other model I was looking at is the Tannoy Gold 5, which have also been well reviewed.
With the Kef you are paying for the Streamer technology and the convenience (at least to me). I would struggle to justify this for the office, though I can imagine looking at it when I replace my conservatory system as two play 1s work like a dream in there and my seat is in the sweet spot.
Fergus thanks for that information.
I looked at the 5s and 7s and they have replacements due out soon if I remember. They are on my shortlist, just wasn’t a fan of the industrial design of them. From a design perspective the Genelecs make everything else look like a cardboard box
I am slightly space constrained at the moment, but also likely to move office to another larger room, so may have to wait several months for the right solution, which will likely include a bigger desk and then might require bigger speakers.
Mrs Ferg away at moment in West Aust visiting new grand daughter, so i”m batchin… Knows I finally ventured out for the first time in awhile to the Musician’s Pro and DJ Store but doesn’t know I actually purchased anything!!
Will be a wonderful surprise for her return to see all the lovely new equipment and furniture.