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£1000 budget - Package or Seperates?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by Abadd, Feb 2, 2003.

  1. Abadd

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    I have a budget of £1000 for speakers and sub. Possibly for use with the Pioneer VSXD2011. Should I be looking at packages or seperates?
    The room is roughly 15'-16' TV to rears, 13' wide, 12' high.
    Also, any suggestions?
    Cheers.
     
  2. hornydragon

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    Listen to your ears, £1000 doesn't buy a lot if you are looking for 5 speakers and a sub a good sub will set you back £300 to £500 But go to a good retailer and ask to demo a 5.1 setup in the £1200-1500 range and then get him to discount as much as possible. Then when you've found what you like shop around, a tip is to take a recent magazine in your pocket so you can do a quick check on the market price. Best thhing to do is phone up for a demo and make plenty of time and take some favourite material, films CD etc whatever you will use the system for and ask if they have the same model amp to use fopr the demo or take your own.
    Happy hunting :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
     
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    In that case do you think I should be looking at packages such as the kef eggs or fairly cheap seperates in your oppinion?
     
  4. Phil_Yeoman

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    Kef Eggs are very good and with the new 250watt sub represent even better value for money. Moving on from these a good bet would be the anthony gallo's again a very good speaker package with exceelent separation and focus. These may be best for you as the high ceiling in you room could have a tendency to create reflections and off axis interfence again the focus on tha gallo's should help here.

    As hornydragon says Aa good sub would eat around half your budget so if I were you I would focus on the packaged systems. Do your homework ask for a demo and if you like them ask for a home trial. this is the only way to be sure that the setup will suit its eventual operating enviroment.

    Phil
     
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    All the above, +

    As an entry level guide..
    If you are completely in the dark, the following manufacturers/speakers are worth investigating..

    Full Range Packages
    B+W (DM600 Series)
    KEF (Q Range)
    Acoustic Energy (Aegis Evo range)

    Subs
    Mission (M5AS) - £350 street price
    Velodyne CHT10 - £325 from powerbuys forum

    Satellite/matching subs
    B+W(VM1 Package) - £850
    KEF (KHT2005) - although eclipsed by B+W's - £650-700
    MJ (Pro-Cinema1/Pro50 Package) £800
    Energy Take 2



    My recommendations

    Full Package
    £325-350 on a Sub (Mission M5AS or CHT-10) - both good entry level subs..
    B+W DM602's Fronts £300
    B+W LCR60 Centre £200
    B+W DM600 Rears £200
    (A few places have a 10% sale at the moment on B+W Speakers)
    so thats £700 for speakers less 10% = £630
    and £325-350 for a sub
    Total £955-980

    And for a Sub/Satellite combo..
    5 * B+W VM1's (£125 Each)
    then Either
    Matching B+W AS1 Sub - £225
    or go with the Mission M5AS or Velodyne CHT-10

    The next step up is £1500-£1700 which puts you in the
    Anthony Gallos Nucleus Sub/Satellites
    and there is a very wide range of Full range and subs then open to you...
     
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    Ive been searching the forum and the gallos sound great, thanks. I'll find somewhere local to demo them but do you know of any online stores that stock them?
    Cheers
     
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    Thanks also to demon. Ive been hearing great things about B&W too. Will have to demo.
     
  8. hornydragon

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    I second the B&W range I'm waiting for some cash to buy some my-self Superfi did have a discount on B&W but that might have finished, where are you located? the B&W website lists all of its dealers and the ranges they stock. Also this months HCC has a test of the new budget B&W 300 series 5.1 for £900 that leaves you £100 for some cables. Also tested are Mission M5 range £1450 but Mission can be Q heavily discounted B&W not!!!!!! Personally for a grand i would look at B&W 601s3/602s3 & LRC 60 etc and a velodyne cht-10 from uncle eric in the PB forum..
     
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    I don't think that www.uncle-eric.com is registered yet but second best is the power buy forum here which has it's own Gallo thread
     
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    Re B&W

    As with Kef our friends at B&W are not keen on mail order, so Superfi are unlikely to send them to you - B&W / Kef claim it's to support "proper" hi-fi shops with demo facilities, I can see that to an extent but it does kind of upset market forces. Hispek had some "ex-demo" (nudge nudge) B&Ws recently.

    As for their quality, yep they're great BUT they do need to be well away from any walls and they are huge by modern standards.
     

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