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£2500 budget for HC Setup Speakers HELP!!!

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by uncleg, Dec 21, 2004.

  1. uncleg

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    Hi,

    I am now getting ichy feet and will buy my setup in the new year or soon if I see a good price :)

    I have a budget of approx £2,500 excl cables and I have selected:

    Pioneer - 868i + AX5ai

    Speakers - Thinking of the genies!

    Q: - Will use the system for 90/10 - movies/music

    Am I about to use my money wisely?? - I heard on this forum that the sub for the genies is not all that :mad:

    Any advice is appreciated - I am new to all this and I'm getting very confused each time I pick up a mag :rolleyes:

    :lease: HELP!!!!!!!!!
     
  2. Kazman

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    Is the 2500 excluding the amp and dvd player or including it?
     
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    Hi,

    The £2500 is for the lot - prob will need to go up to £2800, but that is my limit and the room is small so it has to be stands and no floorstanders!!

    Cheers
     
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    OK, You are looking at £800 for the 868, and about £950 for the AX5ai, which leaves £1050 for the speakers. The AX5 and 868 are top class products, and you need a top class set of speakers for these, I'm thinking, maybe.....Mordaunt Short THX 500 series? Richer Sounds have these for £999 (They were £1600), but only Bournemouth, Cardiff and Plymouth have any left in stock :(. Another full size package would be the AE Evo 3B, great speaker package this, or the Mordaunt Short 900 Avant series package.

    If you are going to go the sub sat route, the Genies would be a good buy, but also the Castle Compact system, which has an rrp of £1000. This months What Hi Fi rates the EPOS ELS 5.1 surround sound package very highly, and at £960 approx, this also falls within budget.

    With the DVD player and amp you have chosen, I would choose the Castles or the EPOS to do them true justice, the genies are good, but I feel the full size nature of the other packages wins through.
     
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    Agree with Kazman, for around £1k I'd be looking at the Castle compacts for a sub/sat system and EPOS ELS 5.1 system for a floorstander package.

    Also consider the Kef Q series, great value for money imo :smashin:
     
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    I wouldn't mind having a listen to these. Where did you hear them please.
     
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    Or you could wait for them to pop up on eBay again. The last set Richers sold on eBay went for a paltry £650 :eek: An absolute steal at that price

    Clicky here
     
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    Try your local Audio-T, they should have them to demo!
     

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