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#276071 - 2018-05-16 11:50 Re: DSP5500 are they a good purchase in today’s Hifi World? [Re: StuWils]
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It does for sure but the guy is really wanting to sell them and it’s first come first served, so I really need to go by my instincts.

I don’t know what references price wise these would command ie highest and lowest without boxes. Wish he had those as really need them to transport safely.

If anyone has a price lowest and highest for these I’d appreciate an idea they are 24/96 without boxes.


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#276096 - 2018-05-16 21:14 Re: DSP5500 are they a good purchase in today’s Hifi World? [Re: Awb]
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I have had both 5K system and a 3x 5K5 system and have now coalesced them into one OTT 7.1 epic sounding system for home theatre

Bass related comments are - is your room big enough?
Wife related comments are - is the room big enough?
Neighbour related comments are - yeah we heard you listening to that last night

The extended bass can easily overwhelm a small room
They are also physically large and overpowering in a small room.
Expect to have to put some effort into getting the best out of them

But no way would I part with them, nor would the wife, and the neighbours seem to want to take a listen whenever they call by.

The 5Ks on their own are great but anaemic in comparison.



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#276104 - 2018-05-17 07:27 Re: DSP5500 are they a good purchase in today’s Hifi World? [Re: Gruffle]
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I think you have answered a lot of questions there in one go. Although I have got a great neighbour in the flat below mine, I don’t think she would be impressed with the ceiling potentially vibrating!. Also my lounge is 14ft x 8ft so im guessing these would overface everything else in the room. I would think these ain’t for me due to both points?.


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#276105 - 2018-05-17 07:35 Re: DSP5500 are they a good purchase in today’s Hifi World? [Re: Awb]
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When I first went from 5ks to 5500s (in the same room) I remember being amazed at the step-up in SQ; every aspect was improved, to me at least.


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#276108 - 2018-05-17 07:52 Re: DSP5500 are they a good purchase in today’s Hifi World? [Re: Not'arf]
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I've had 5k, 5.5k and 6k and my view is the 5500s are the sweet spot, far closer to 6ks than to 5ks... a major step up from 5k's ... at 1300 quid you have nothing to lose.

They are more bass heavy than 5ks and have a different bass to the 6ks (ported vs sealed box) but not overly so, placement, DSP placement compensation and the bass tone control all help if you find the bass too much.


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#276109 - 2018-05-17 08:26 Re: DSP5500 are they a good purchase in today’s Hifi World? [Re: Rodney Gold]
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Apart from the size, the move from 2.5-way to 3-way with the 5500 (vs 5k) made the biggest difference. Muddled bass on the 5k was better handled on the 5k5, this was the main reason I moved from 5k to 5k5. It is a disease so you know that 8k is out there.

I pretty much concur with all the other comments above. At that price they are a bargain.


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#276117 - 2018-05-17 10:57 Re: DSP5500 are they a good purchase in today’s Hifi World? [Re: ncpl]
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With a room of 14 x 8 feet they would need the corner setting for sure. Will they be firing along the short or long direction of the room?

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#276118 - 2018-05-17 11:13 Re: DSP5500 are they a good purchase in today’s Hifi World? [Re: StuWils]
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The long side. I’m going to pick them up tomorrow , hopefully I won’t be disappointed?.

Do you personally think they sound better than 5000, 5200 for example?


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#276119 - 2018-05-17 11:36 Re: DSP5500 are they a good purchase in today’s Hifi World? [Re: Awb]
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Much better mid than the 2 that you mentioned.
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#276120 - 2018-05-17 11:38 Re: DSP5500 are they a good purchase in today’s Hifi World? [Re: StuWils]
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Remember to take the side panels off for transportation as at 13 stone each the are easy to ding.

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#276122 - 2018-05-17 12:28 Re: DSP5500 are they a good purchase in today’s Hifi World? [Re: StuWils]
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+1 very good advice.


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#276127 - 2018-05-17 14:57 Re: DSP5500 are they a good purchase in today’s Hifi World? [Re: StuWils]
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Any idea how big the side panels are and the thickness of them so I can make some cardboard boxes please to put these in.


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