Snell E.5mk2

JayMXJayMX Posts: 200
A pair of these came home with me this evening...
Got to listen to them for a few minutes, looking forward to running them through their paces. Everything I read seems positive. Anyone with personal experience?
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Upstairs 5.1.2:
Marantz NR1607 + Marantz 1060, L/R - Modified Monitor 7C (194’s, Dynamat, Sonicaps, Mills, H-nuts), Center - Yamaha NS-C310, Surrounds/height/Atmos - (4x) Proficient in-ceiling, Sub - RBH TS10AN, Marantz DV7600

Downstairs 7.1.4:
Marantz SR6011, L/R Snell E.5MKII, Center - RBH 700-CX, Surrounds - Monitor 5a (Peerless), Surround Back - Monitor 4a (Peerless), Height/Atmos - (4x) Polk RC60i, Sub - Klipsch RSW12, Oppo BDP-95

2CH: Kenwood KA-8150, Adcom GFA 555, L/R - SDA SRS 2, RTA12C (194's), Klipsch KG4 with Crites upgrades

Office:
Cambridge Soundworks Amp
Monitor 4b (Peerless)

Spares:
Monitor 7b (Peerless), Monitor 5b (SL2000)

Repair pile: SRS 3.1TL, JBL 4301’s, Advent 2002
...and more to come, it’s a sickness.

Answers

  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 6,418
    edited April 14
    Snell made damn good speakers.

    I have heard a few different older speakers from them back when they were called Snell Acoustics.
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  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 4,804
    Snell is one I didn't get my ears on. They look solid.
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  • JayMXJayMX Posts: 200
    I spent a good portion of my Sunday afternoon enjoying them! Very well built. Tight. Great top end. Same Vifa tweeters as my RBH center channel. Love the switches on the crossover that allow for tuning of both top and bottom end response. I think they might be keepers!
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    Upstairs 5.1.2:
    Marantz NR1607 + Marantz 1060, L/R - Modified Monitor 7C (194’s, Dynamat, Sonicaps, Mills, H-nuts), Center - Yamaha NS-C310, Surrounds/height/Atmos - (4x) Proficient in-ceiling, Sub - RBH TS10AN, Marantz DV7600

    Downstairs 7.1.4:
    Marantz SR6011, L/R Snell E.5MKII, Center - RBH 700-CX, Surrounds - Monitor 5a (Peerless), Surround Back - Monitor 4a (Peerless), Height/Atmos - (4x) Polk RC60i, Sub - Klipsch RSW12, Oppo BDP-95

    2CH: Kenwood KA-8150, Adcom GFA 555, L/R - SDA SRS 2, RTA12C (194's), Klipsch KG4 with Crites upgrades

    Office:
    Cambridge Soundworks Amp
    Monitor 4b (Peerless)

    Spares:
    Monitor 7b (Peerless), Monitor 5b (SL2000)

    Repair pile: SRS 3.1TL, JBL 4301’s, Advent 2002
    ...and more to come, it’s a sickness.
  • xsmixsmi Posts: 1,326
    Are those dipoles? The Snells I heard were dipoles and just disappeared in the room.
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  • JayMXJayMX Posts: 200
    xsmi wrote: »
    Are those dipoles? The Snells I heard were dipoles and just disappeared in the room.
    They have aluminum rear firing tweeters. They are very transparent. Vifa silks in the front. I’m not letting them go. Much nicer than my B&W DM604's.
    Upstairs 5.1.2:
    Marantz NR1607 + Marantz 1060, L/R - Modified Monitor 7C (194’s, Dynamat, Sonicaps, Mills, H-nuts), Center - Yamaha NS-C310, Surrounds/height/Atmos - (4x) Proficient in-ceiling, Sub - RBH TS10AN, Marantz DV7600

    Downstairs 7.1.4:
    Marantz SR6011, L/R Snell E.5MKII, Center - RBH 700-CX, Surrounds - Monitor 5a (Peerless), Surround Back - Monitor 4a (Peerless), Height/Atmos - (4x) Polk RC60i, Sub - Klipsch RSW12, Oppo BDP-95

    2CH: Kenwood KA-8150, Adcom GFA 555, L/R - SDA SRS 2, RTA12C (194's), Klipsch KG4 with Crites upgrades

    Office:
    Cambridge Soundworks Amp
    Monitor 4b (Peerless)

    Spares:
    Monitor 7b (Peerless), Monitor 5b (SL2000)

    Repair pile: SRS 3.1TL, JBL 4301’s, Advent 2002
    ...and more to come, it’s a sickness.
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