Naim Unitiqute 2 speakers

Hello all, recently i bought a Naim unitiqute 2 and i paired it with Dali Zensor 1 in a small room, aprox 3.5X3.5m. This match is not refined, the bass is poor and uncontrolled (loudness off), midranges are ok..., trebles are apropiate to be good. Overall are ok, but i need a rich and balance sound. I need suggestions for replace my Dali speakers. Thanks

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Can't comment on Zensors quality but a truly square room plays havoc with standing waves (cancellation / reinforcement) so that may ultimately be your problem. Place the speakers at slightly different heights (10cm) and slightly offset (non-symmetric) in the corners and slightly 'off' in pointing direction. This may help. If absolutely no use then check my profile for suitable speakers (I run 2 UQ2s for some years now with no urge to change!)

IvanIVAN posted:

Hello all, recently i bought a Naim unitiqute 2 and i paired it with Dali Zensor 1 in a small room, aprox 3.5X3.5m. This match is not refined, the bass is poor and uncontrolled (loudness off), midranges are ok..., trebles are apropiate to be good. Overall are ok, but i need a rich and balance sound. I need suggestions for replace my Dali speakers. Thanks

I have had both Rega RX1 & RS1 speakers on my Qute upstairs

They are a bit larger than Dali but work well close to rear wall. They are an easy load too, so in most scenarios 30w is enough for them.

I did try some vintage Royds bookshelfs too, these are no longer manufactured though excellent speakers on its own right.

A third recommendation would be if you could find original Heybrook Hb1, really excellent vfm

IvanIVAN posted:

Thank you HAFLER3O!  Preaty nice your systems!!! I will search about PMC's. What is your opinion about Guru junior?

Opinion on Gurus: Difficult to get hold of in UK, impossible in France. Maybe you have better luck with availability but they are (allegedly) excellent performers. Will hold their value too.

All you may need is some isolation on your existing speakers/gear. I just put some Herbie’s grungebuster material (best bang for the buck is the cut your own sheets) under the spike discs of my Rega RX3’s, and under any gear other than Naim, from server on up. I also invested in a massive maple cutting board to sit my Naim boxes on inside the stuck-with IKEA cabinet (grungebuster s under the feet as well), and that along with the grungebuster material really tightened up the bass without losing any (gaining actually). Herbie’s has even more/better isolating products but thought I would start with the most inexpensive first and it really made a difference. Probably threaded gliders for the RX3’s next. 

That said, I’m running Kef Ls50’s nearfield with the UQ1 in the basement office and it sounds stunning. I have them hung in space on 6x6 supporting posts and they sound amazing. They need to be away from the wall, which I never could do upstairs. 

+1 for Guru Juniors on Unitiqute, they are a great match. They are also designed for near wall placement with heavy toe-in, both of which I found to help them work well in rooms with acoustically problematic dimensions/surfaces. The heavy toe-in helps to reduce first reflections from side-walls and in some cases can give a wider sweetspot for listening, while the frequency response is designed to make use of room reinforcement.

I hear you. I was lucky in that the dealer in Singapore has stuck with Guru although probably also had gaps in the supply. The UK seems to be served now by the main distributor in Sweden, so I guess there is no option to demo, although you can buy direct from the guru site. Maybe you could find a friendly owner/forum contributor who would be prepared to host you and your qute for a listening session?

I tried Juniors and QM10-2's with my qute, with and without NAP100. To me the Juniors are a better match with the bare qute, the NAP100 is needed to drive the QM10 better, and even with the NAP100 I felt that the Juniors were very close to the QM10, and so were better value at half the price. 

I would lean towards Juniors (maybe with a subwoofer if room-size warrants it) for a qute. If set on QM10, I would add a 200 power amp or maybe swap the qute for an Atom.

Ah, I see. You are lucky that your dealer still stocks them. I think there is one dealer in the UK who still can supply them, although they are a 200 mile drive away. If a second hand pair come up, then I may well take the risk and plunge.

Interesting observations about the UQ2 with and without the NAP100. I’ve toyed with the idea of adding a NAP (of some sort), but at the moment I’m undecided as to the overall direction I want to go in so I’ll just keep things as simple as possible. And as a consequence I’m finding it rather liberating having just a one box system - for now!

IvanIVAN,

Are Russell K speakers available in your area? If so they are worth auditioning. I thought the Red50 and Red100 made a truly superb paring with the UQ2, but the only restriction being they need a little space around them (more than I can certainly accommodate). Fast, dynamic and really engaging. Cracking little boxes... Alternatively I have heard Dynaudio Emit M20, Dynaudio Excite X14, Rega RX1 all make wonderful music with the UQ2, but the Russell K's were my fav. By far the best bang for $ were the Dynaudio Emit M20 - ridiculously good for their modest cost.

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