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Audio Pro Cinemaroom speakers

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by brendan_dj, Feb 9, 2005.

  1. brendan_dj

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    My local specialist AV retailer has put together the following package all fully professionally installed with the plasma on the wall and all cables channeled inside the wall and totally hidden. Total price...£5000

    Pioneer PDP-435XDE
    DENON AVR-2105 Cinema amplifier
    DENON DVD-2910 DVD player (with HDMI output)
    Audio Pro CinemaRoom speakers.

    One question... I have never heard of Audio Pro speakers before. I have also never heard them! Are they any good or am I being ripped off?

    I have asked the retailer (Rayleigh Hifi ) to set up their demo room with the whole package all connected up. I've already seen the Pioneer XDE fed with a High-Definition broadcast via the HDMI connector. ( :) wow)


    What will the Denon Amp sound like with the Audio Pro speakers? Will I be impressed? I have booked my demo session for next week.

    Brendan

    PS... I must add that my living room is smaller than average. I'm after quality sound across all frequencies. I'd like to feel the boom and hear a pin drop. I am not after loud volume. Just good clear sound.
     
  2. Ian J

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    I have never heard of the speakers either. The specs on the website don't tell you much about the satellites but to be honest the sub looks a bit weedy. A compact sub with a 6.5" driver and 75watt amp will neither play loud nor deep and I would guess that the output from the sats & sub together would be the equivalent of a pair of floorstanders with no sub.

    Make sure that after you've had your demo that you also ask to listen to other speakers in the same price range as a comparison.
     
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    Audio Pro is :thumbsdow! Forget about it, you'll be a lot happier. It's a swedish brand, in Finland it's the most common speaker in supermarkets etc.

    For 5000£ you MUST get better speakers, couldn't help myself but I laughed when I saw the budget.. Trust me, they're the cheapest speakers, you definitely should get better ones for that price! The subwoofers are also..well, weak.

    AP has more expensive speakers, like Blue Diamonds, but for that price there are lots of other options too.

    That really is impossible with that Cinemaroom, I haven't listened to it but it's common knowledge around here. You brits have tons of minispeakers there, you really should take a good look on them. KEF, Infinity, etc etc..

    Pictures of nice minispeakers on Finnish forum: http://www.dvdplaza.fi/forums/showpost.php?p=459290&postcount=4
     
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    Thanks Diamond!

    You've put me right off the Audio-Pro speakers... and thats before I have heard a demo! I have asked the salesman to set up the demo-room with Canton Movie CD1 instead after reading quite a good thread about them in this forum!

    Brendan
     
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    Another comment on those Audio Pro speakers and about AP as a brand.

    AP makes speakers from cheap ones to more higher priced ones. Some of their speakers are OK and others actually good - but not exceptional. You can buy AP's from electronics stores (NOT "supermarkets" - alltough there might be some electronics departments with AP's...) and from hifi-stores. Their larger subs are quite OK for the price - some might even say top of their price class.

    That Cinema series is quite OK for it's price - if you pay max £250 for that speaker package... When looking the rest of you package anyone can see that you package deserves better speakers.
     
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    Another suggestion on the speaker front would be the MISSION M30 cinema system.
    Available in black and silver for about £320, a bit bigger than some sub/sat systems, but can only be a good thing for sound reproduction.
    Or maybe the DENON sysa3yl package (approx £300). These are the aluminium and wood ones available with the AVR 770-D allin one system, but you can buy them seperately.
    The specs on both these packages look better than the AUDIO PRO system so have a search for the best price if they interest you.

    RGDS,
    Graham.
     

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