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£1000 to spend on a speaker package - advice please

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by silentsleeper, Jun 15, 2005.

  1. silentsleeper

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    Hi,

    I have £1000 to spend on a surround package. This is my first foray into the world of surround sound so I am thinking first up a package is going to be easier than getting seperates.

    I only have one requirement... the front stereo pair should be floorstanders.

    At the moment I am due to demo the Acoustic Energy Aegis Evo 3b and the Mission m3i cinema. These have been plucked from various reviews, so I wanted to guage:

    a) are these worthwhile to demo?
    b) are there any other packages i should be looking at

    Oh and the speakers will be partnered most probably with a denon 2805

    Cheers

    C
     
  2. oconnpad

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    Here's my recommendation (this is cause i use them all, except the sub)

    Centre - Canton CD360F
    Fronts - Canton CD100
    Surrounds - Canton CD50
    This costs £777 from Jake in the Speaker Powerbuy

    Sub - BK XLS200
    Cost £279 from BK direct not including shipping

    You could have a few extras like sub cable if the 5M one that comes with the sub is not long enough and shipping of the sub, your looking at £1100.
    If that's too much over the budget you could change the surrounds for the CD10 instead of the CD50, but i'd strongly recommend the fronts and centre the way they are cause the front 3 speakers are so important

    Canton are really an awesome speakers with WAF all over them, but i don't want to railroad you into them either, just definitely consider them as well as your other options.
     
  3. Ian J

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    As a matter of interest - why is that
     
  4. silentsleeper

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    Well this probably won't go down too well..but its purely aesthetic :)

    To be honest though if the package was right and i could get the right stands, i would consider standmounts.

    So I guess that opens out things even more...preferably floorstanding ;)

    Does anyone stock these so i can demo them?
     
  5. Petey

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    I have a speaker package that fits your requirements (front floorstanders) for sale at the moment. Its in the Classifieds at the moment.

    The speakers are definitive technology, they are an american brand. They sound fantastic. A demo can be arranged if you like.

    Let me know. I'll try to answer any questions you may have.
     
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    How about also considering the Mordaunt Short Avant 900 series
    http://www.mordaunt-short.co.uk/products/avant900series.asp

    I have the 906 fronts (floor standing), the 905c centre. My surrounds are from the Avant Premiere Plus system, the 302, as is the sub, the 309. This is because I upgraded the fronts and centre from the premier plus system and will use the 'spare' 302s as rear surrounds. I'm extremley pleased with the sound. If I were doing it over, I would get all the speakers from the Avant 900 range and have the 902 or 903 as the surrounds and 902 as the rear surrounds, but keep the 309 sub. This would be about £850 for a 5.1 set-up or about £1000 for 7.1
     
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    Thanks for all your advice.

    :thumbsup:

    I think i am also going to look at the monitor rs series aswell. a bit more expensive but maybe i will do without a sub for a bit then fill that in when i have a bit more cash. a load of demo's on friday so fun fun fun
     
  8. Petey

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    Don't know if you're still looking for speakers, but my speaker package is still up for grabs at a reduced price as well.
     
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    I also have speakers from the Mordaunt-Short Avant 900 series. 908 mains, 905C centre, 903S surrounds and 309W sub paired with a Cambridge Audio 540R and I am very impressed with the sound. And it has the looks to go with the sound!

    At Richer Sounds this speaker package works out to be exactly £1000
     

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