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£100 budget surround sound

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by gunizzle, Oct 13, 2005.

  1. gunizzle

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    Hey people

    In your opinions what the best speaker package i can get for £100 pounds, comments like up your budget to £1222202020202020 arnt going to be helpful here by the way!!

    Thanks
     
  2. GW43

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    To be honest, I'd look at getting a stereo pair ex demo, or from Flea-Bay, and saving up to add to them later. At £20/speaker for surround, you're not going to get a lot I'd have thought.
     
  3. Digger

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    Well I just bought a used Videologic Digitheatre DTS speaker system with decoder from a fellow forumite for the princely sum of £65. This is being used with a Netgem Freeview box and a £30 Alba dvd player in my shared house's living room and to be fair it does a good job... Both are connected via optical and coaxial connections. Well, my housemates are impressed!
    http://www.thedigitalbits.com/reviews/digitheatre.html
    http://www.anandtech.com/multimedia/showdoc.aspx?i=1439


    There is a more basic version without DTS which might be easier to find on Fleabay (hint)
    http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/digitheatre/default.asp
     
  4. MarcoSpain

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    Hi there,

    I'm looking for speakers / home cinema for my new LCD but have never had separate speakers before.

    Do I need to buy an amplifier or anything else, or will a home cinema system / speakers plug straight into the TV or DVD player?

    And if so, it starts to get expensive - how good does the amplifier need to be?

    Cheers,

    Marco
     
  5. The Gooner

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    Gunizzle...stick an ad in the WTD classifieds.
     
  7. Cable Monkey

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    Go to Richer Sounds and ask what they have in your price range, or consider the second hand options.
     
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    A pair of good standmount speakers for that price...!
     
  9. gunizzle

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    thanks people ive got some good things to be going on with here!!
     
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    if u want the lot, as in 5.1 sound for that price, best to go PC......and i dont mean politically correct...lol.......pop in to a PC World or check on Amazon etc for either Creative or Logitech or Altec Lansing........£100 can buy a fairly loud and bangy PC speaker system, ok it wont have the last word in fidelity, but then you are spending the last word in money so you cant expect more.....the systems will be self power (usually active amp in the subwoofer that powers all the little surround speakers)

    other option, if you have a surround amp already is to get 3 pairs of Mission speakers from Richer Sounds or Hyper-Fi or wherever sells them now, they will be the older models, but still brand new, usually £50 a pair.......ok so it means spending £150 and u dont have a subwoofer, but it gives you 5.0 surround (or 6.0 if ur amp does it, or if not gives you a spare speaker in case one breaks in the future..lol) and u can buy a sub at a later date.......i took 3 years putting together my surround system.....then another 2 years upgrading it...lol
     
  11. Badger0-0

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    You don't say how many, 2, 4 or 5.
    Or what type.

    But how about these???

    http://ws4.richersounds.com/showpro...T200-BCH&SID=d7e5f418109ba6a8f5c7930d2a609df1

    4x 100 W floorstanders for £100, got to be right :thumbsup:
    And they were doing a ridiculously cheap Eltax centre for a tenner ( I bought 3 as temps) so you have 5 for £110. You could live without the Sub too :thumbsup:

    No amp of course, but you never mentioned that either :)
     
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    Up your budget to £1222202020202020 or so.

    but on a more helpful note, could you not spread your purchases over time? and therefore end up with a better system for it?
     
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    That cheap centre is pretty good - Eltax Symphony IIRC which I paid £70 for 5(ish) years back and was using until last month. Eltax make decent budget speakers and that set up would be way better than an 'in a box' kit from an electronics shed.
     

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