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£1500 on speakers!?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by Sniper, Oct 9, 2004.

  1. Sniper

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    Let's say I'm decided on the sub (SVS PB1-ISD) and that leaves me with £1500 for a 6.1 setup. My current thinking would be 3 M&K K7s, 2 K4 and a K5 for center rear.

    What other speakers would you recommend I consider before hitting it off with the MKs? All they have to do is have great sound and fit the budget - no other special requirments - I don't care about size or looks! Have to be great cinema players primarily but wouldn't mind if they where musical too!

    Your ideas would be appreciated!
     
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    Seems like we have very similar tastes but vastly different budgets Sniper. :) You from Malta too?
     
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    Sniper the M&K's would be an excellent choice especially with the SVS sub,superb combination for movies & music :smashin:

    John :)
     
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    I your amp 7.1 capable. if it is i may have speakers for you.
     
  5. Sniper

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    Amp going to be 7.1 anyway! What speakers!?
     
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    3 X K7(grey), 4 x K4(2 grey 2 white) K9 sub( black).
     
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    If you are interested in second hand and can find someone willing to ship to Malta I would strongly urge you to consider at least three M&K S85 at the front instead of the K7's as they are a class above them.

    I have the professional equivalents of the S85 at the front and a pair of K4 at the rear along with the obligatory SVS sub.
     
  8. Jack the lad

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    I would listen to Ian's bit of advice if I where you (Oh, I did :laugh: ). I tried out the K7's and was well impressed with them but the S85's :smashin:
     
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    I know it's impossible to do in writing - but what's the differece in sound between the S85 and the K7?

    Would anyone know if the inwall S85 would be a match to the normal one?
     
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    Have you looked at the K17s as well? They are excellent and (apparently) a step up from the K7s. They are also a fair bit slimmer than the S85 which was a key factor in my decision making process as my room configuration dictated that I had to fix all of the speakers to walls.
     
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    I found the S85's to have a more "complete" sound to them compared to the K7's.

    It is hard to put it into words but I have found that I hear more of the soundtrack. Take Finding Nemo, the seagulls perched on the masts of the yatchs. Well the wind blowing on the guides (on the masts) makes a really metalic sound now (as it should) opposed to a clink, clink kinda sound.

    Ah, someone will be along soon to put it better than I can :laugh:
     
  12. Jack the lad

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    Sniper if you live local you can come and have a demo of my setup if you like. Then you will know what I am trying to say :)
     
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    Ian J,
    I thought M&k had dicontinued the S85 range? maybe I'm mistaken... also which M&K model is one step below the S150's?
     
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    They are discontinued which is why I asked whether the second hand route was an option.
     
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    I Think the 850's are a step below the S150's might be wrong though :rolleyes:

    John :)
     
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    If you're willing to go second-hand, you can get some damn good speakers for £1500! If I sell my Mackie actives it will be for that sort of price.....

    Chris
     
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    It's only about 3 hours from Luqa to East Midlands Airport :)
     
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    :suicide:

    Should have read the earlier post about being from Malta :oops:

    :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
     
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    Anyway Sniper should you be coming to the UK, Nottingham area soon .......... :D
     
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    heh... thanks for all the offers guys - I do come to London for work quite a bit - lately a lot (7 out of the last 12 weeks I was in London!), but should be slowing down now!

    Anyone's got experience with inwalls? The inwall version of the S85 (called SW85) is still manufactured (& much cheaper duh!) - was thinking about the possibility of installing this into some furniture! Would that be a baaaad idea!?
     

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