7.1 Surround System with small speakers?

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  1. fishox2005

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    Hi All,

    I have just moved in to a house with the living room pre-wired for a 7.1 surround system. Can anyone point me in the direction of a good system that has small ish speakers. I do not have a massive budget and I am new to all this so was just looking for a point in the right direction so I dont wast the money I have.

    Thanks All.
     
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    7.1 could cost a fair bit what with a receiver/subwoofer & speakers what sort of budget do you have as even a cheap setup would be quite a few hundred.

    Second hand may be a better option.
     
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    I have about £600...not after something amazing as I know a lot are on here.
    Just a good sounding system as it would be a shame not to make the most of the pre-wired room I have. The room is quite large (7metre x 5 metres).
    Would it be best to buy as seperates??

    Thanks for the reply
     
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    I think I would look for separates and used £150 for a receiver £150 for a subwoofer and £300 on speakers as a rough guide.

    Look in the classifieds and see what you can get, other than that see what special offers are on regards discontinued kit.

    If new the best available kit for your money would be a pair of Wharfedale Diamond 9.1 for front L&R + SW150 sub for £229

    http://www.superfi.co.uk/p-3250-wha...akers-sw150-subwoofer-21-speaker-package.aspx


    Then get 3 pairs of Diamond 9.0 to use as 1 pair for surrounds another pair for rears and 1 of the last pair for a centre.

    Wharfedale DIAMOND 9.0 Black | Speakers Per Pair | Richer Sounds

    That lot will cost £370 leaving £230 to get a used decent 7.1 channel amp from either Onkyo/Yamaha/Denon/Pioneer. A 2 year old used model from one of those makes will get what was £600-800 when new.
     
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    We have a box damaged Onkyo ONKHTS9405THXD2 AV Amp and Speaker packaged.

    Onkyo | HT-S9405THX

    Box damaged means just the outerbox is damaged and comes with full warranty.

    Normally around £880 but can offer it to you at £695. Obvioulsy first come first served.

    I do realise it is only 5.1 and not 7.1 but a bargain

    Seb
     
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    Stick to a 5.1 setup when your budget is tight - it'll sound better than a poor 7.1 system.

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