5.1 speakers for movies and music

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  1. DistortionNat

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    Hi guys,
    Im going to pick up my Denon 1909 amp tomorrow and in a couple of weeks will be buying a 5.1 speaker package to go with it, but I am still not 100% sure which speakers to go for.
    The thing is I will be needing my system to not only provide 5.1 for movies but also will be using the system as my main hi-fi for music too.
    My budget is probably going to be around £300 for the 5 satellites and sub, but if there is anything anyone could recommend that is cheaper I am all ears!

    Thanks,

    Nat.
     
  2. ChrisAV

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    The problem you have small satellites with a cheap(ish) sub such as you'd get at that budget are really ideal for music. A decent set of front speakers alone that will do music justice are going to be at least 100, and entry money for a decent sub is around 200.

    Personally I'd recommend starting with a decent 2.1 set to start with, such as Wharfedale 9.1 for 112 (Wharfedale 9.1 Bookshelf Speakers - Shop A V Bristol - Detailed item view) with a BK Gemini for 195 (Gemini) or MS309i for 180 (https://www.forumhifivisual.co.uk/Speakers/Subwoofers/MORDAUNT_SHORT_AVANT_309i_SUBWOOFER_1655.html).

    Alternatively, spend a little more on larger fronts (so a sub is less of a necessity) and spend the balance on centes/rears (5.0), and add the sub later.

    Then add the centre and rears when funds allow.

    Chris
     
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