Advice wanted on which speakers to get

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  1. stigdu

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    I am about to order a Pioneer DV-757Ai player, and a Pioneer VSX-2011S amplifier, and want to get a set of speakers (preferably 6.1) to complement these (they will be connected to my 32" Toshiba TV, so the setup so far is all in silver).

    I have about £1200 left in my budget to get the speaker set although at a push, I could spend a little more. Silver would be nice, but isn't mandatory. I would LOVE to have some advice as I bought Home Cinema Choice magazine but am still very confused!!

    What speakers would you recommend?

    Advice greatly appreciated. :)
     
  2. nathan_silly

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    Will it be primarily for AV? Or music as well?

    Have you space for standmount speakers? How big is the room?

    Do you want a subwoofer?
     
  3. stigdu

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    Almost exclusively to watch DVDs, although I will be playing CDs on it too, though how the CDs sound isn't as important as how the movies sound!

    Yes, I will require a subwoofer, and the room is rectangular, about 9 feet by 14 feet.
     
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    B&W DM600 series3 are superb imo and in sorrento finish look the biz. They sound excellent while listening to music and movie tracks alike. Complement the set up with a decent sub (say a cht-10 or similar product) and you'd be hard pressed to find anything better in this price range.
     
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    look at B&W VM1/AS1 package with an extra VM1 rear speaker if you're after a less intrusive option. £975.

    Alternativley buy 6 VM1 speakers (£125 each) which leaves plenty to buy an even better third party subwoofer
     
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    Strange, I'm not getting emails..

    Anyway, as a previous posted good comments about the B&W's, I would say avoid them. I think they're pretty awful. No midrange, harsh treble, whoompy bass. A pair of Kef Q15's sound alot better.

    I own a pair of 601'2, brother Q15's.

    I would go for smaller floorstandish up front, say Kef Q3's, Kef Q95c centre, and Q1's rears.

    And maybe a second hand Rel Q100E, or similar.


    Home demo any speakers.
     
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    My recommendation would be Gallo's. But I am biased. I like them and I haven't heard the others. And you can get them in silver.
     

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