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Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by Flagpole, Jul 19, 2004.

  1. Flagpole

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    I have just joined this forum and would appreciate some advice from you guys who know a lot more about this than me...

    I have a Toshiba 32ZP38 TV with four surround sound speakers and a built-in sub but am looking to upgrade. Amplifier wise, I think I am going to go for the Yamaha RXV-640 (seems the best for £300-£400 budget?). Speaker wise I am torn between the Bose AM6 Mk3 or the KEF KHT2005.2 Eggs.

    Could you please advise as I've heard the Bose ones and they sound awesome but can't find anywhere to listen to the eggs. Would really appreciate your advice on these 2 before I go and buy.

    Many thanks! :)
     
  2. Dfour

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    If you dont want the radio
    http://www.prcdirect.co.uk/PRC/PRC.storefront/EN/product/RXV650TITANIUM
    with radio
    http://www.prcdirect.co.uk/PRC/PRC.storefront/EN/product/RXV650TITANIUM
    If you only want 6 channels
    http://www.digitaldirectuk.com/products_moreinfo3/index.asp?product_id=1916
    http://www.electricaldiscountuk.co....06&PHPSESSID=0efd312cec83bc5003b5ac5914b2809b
    http://www.digitaldirectuk.com/products_moreinfo3/index.asp?product_id=1934

    IMHO the only problem with Bose is that you pay extra for the name :( The eggs are immensly popular on this forum and im sure there must be someplace arround London that has them on demo :eek:
    I would also advise you to look at the New Mordaunt short Genie system that should be released in August which should blow the eggs away :D
    www.mordauntshort.co.uk
    And the Infinity Oreus
    http://www.krishav.co.uk/store/prodView.asp?idProduct=812&idCategory=503

    Hope this helps :D
     
  3. Nobber22

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    Really?? In London?? :eek:

    There are more places to demo equipment in the capital than anywhere else in Europe! Try the Kef website for dealers in your post code.
     
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    Thanks for that Dfour, much appreciated. Is it worth paying a bit more for 7.1 or is 6.1 good enough? Speaker wise, the Mourdant's I've heard are meant to be pretty good but will they be better than the eggs or Bose? Shall I wait for these to come out or just choose between KEF and Bose now? Thanks again.
     
  5. Stereo Steve

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    I believe I'm right in saying the the signal sent to the back speaker(s) is identical in 6.1 and 7.1 systems so you are just making a slightly fuller soundfield. Not sure on the actual difference as I've never tried it!

    I don't rate the Eggs myself and suspect the Bose are overpriced. There must be better alternatives. B+W VM1's?
     
  6. Ed Selley

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    If they aren't better than the Bose, MS will give up on speakers and get into garden furniture. Blind listening tests with very varied panels have been very encouraging.
     
  7. Dfour

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    Unless you have THX Ultra 2 spec. amp your right. It is better if you have a bigger room to use the 7 speaker option. Its all up to you. I would get 7 just so you can regret it later and you can the play to your hearts desire :devil:
    Also asthetics might come into it somewhere WAF!! The new amps all seem to have fallen through the uGlY tree and hit most of the branches on the way down :eek: eg Pioneer 812-814!! WHY?? :nono:
     
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    If you're looking for panel members to test your new range, I'm always available for such "work". :smashin:
     
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    I'm sincerely hoping it won't come to that :rolleyes:.
     
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    Or unless your amp can do Prologic IIx, in which case you get stereo sound through the back speakers for both stereo sources and when used in conjunction with Dolby 5.1 or Dolby EX recordings :) Another reason for having two surround back speakers is that because your ears are on the sides of your head, your brain has difficulty telling the where the sound is coming from if you have both a single centre and single surround back speaker. :thumbsup:
     
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    5.1 is good enough for most of us.
     
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    You could also look at the Monitor Audio radius series
     
  13. Dfour

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    I agree :) As most amps coming out are 6.1 or 7 speaker capable I would say go for 7 if its in your budget so your amp can grow/system can grow/shrink with you and to stop upgraditus setting in so quickly.

    I bought the Yamaha rxv1400 because its 7 speaker capable (and its a fantastic amp:devil::smashin:) but my present room isnt really big enough to warrent using all 7 so i just use 5.1 with 2 presence speakers at the front (yamaha amps mainly). Might try and set them all up to see if it makes any difference soon :devil:
     
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    Flagpole,

    www.kef.com loads of authorised dealers in and around london, KEF have a list for you , yes the eggs are wicked.

    Hope this helps
     
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    I bought the Yamy RXV 640RDS (£279 at RS) and the KEF KHT 1005, Im really not a hi fi expert but it sounds bloody good to me!
     

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