In one of my previous forum utterances I tempted fate and said I was not considering changing out my B&W 805S speakers but I have done just that.
So just this last Wednesday I came home with the PMC Twenty5 24’s for an extended demo, and I’m wondering what others make to this PMC/Naim combo - including other models in the PMC range or this same pairing?
My initial thoughts are various: namely,
Are the PMC 25/24 too much for my smallish room (3mx4.5m)?
How much burn in will they need before I can make some sensible judgement? (Ive got them for three weeks before I need to decide).
There’s a lot going on in most areas of the sound presentation that wasn’t there with the B&Ws - mostly positive, but not entirely. (Burn in still needed?)
I had a Nova with 25.23’s in a room 5m x 4m, really nice match. Still got the 25.23’s with different set up, I like the PMC speakers. Maybe the 25.24’s are a bit too much but I’ve never heard them in my room, hopefully somebody that has them will comment
I have a Nova with twenty5.21’s in a room a bit bigger than yours and they are more than enough for a room of that size. It is a fantastic combination - real synergy. So if you are looking at floorstanders then I would have a listen to the twenty5.23’s. I think the 24’s would be too much
For that size room I agree with FZ - either 25.21s or 25.23s
I have the latter and think they’re a great speaker once the top end settles down after burn in. There are some real bargains out there at the moment on these because PMC have brought out the ‘i’ version.
PMC have great synergy with Naim. Enjoy.
I use pmc 25.26 in a room 6 by 6 metres, they work fine. I originally had them with a Nova and they worked well. Not sure how long they take to run in as I bought ex demo. Though i do remember listening to a pair being run in by my dealer…they sounded really off putting.
I use 25.23s on the end of my Nova, room 3.8mx4.3m, they work really well. They were ex-demonstration and I didn’t experience any run-in problems. I did leave them playing Internet radio quietly for the first few weeks to ensure they were fully run in.