If you had £2000 to spend on a 7.1 speaker system what would be your speakers of choice ?
Petey said:Thanks for all the info Knyght_byte. I had a demo today at a local sevenoaks sound & vision.
RS6 - fronts
RSLCR - center
RSFX - surrounds
I have to admit I was blown away with the quality of this setup, especially considering the cost.
GS10 - fronts
GSLCR - center
RSFX - surrounds
Blown away by this setup as well, it was an improvement over demo 1, but subtle improvements not in your face.
The sub for both demos was a REL.
Of course the subtle improvements are enough to make me re-think my descision.
After discussion with the very helpful assistant, we came up with the idea of having 3x GSLCR for the front, center and right, then having GSFX for surrounds. This only makes up a 5.1 system instead of 7.1 as stated in my original post, but due to the lack of 7.1 material I think it would be money well spent as I can always add another pair of surrounds at a later date.
This breaks my initial budget of £2000 by £400. This isn't ideal but I would rather stretch my budget to get something I would be completely satisfied with, rather than cutting corners and living with the fact that I wish I stumped up the extra cash for the GS speakers.
This isn't taking anything away from the RS speakers, as I still think they are expectionally good.
mhuk05 said:Sorry to hijack slightly but:
I thought the terms meant the same thing? Can you explain?
Knyght_byte said:hmm....for movie purposes the 3 x GSLCR would be good for complete tonal evenness across the front.......but i'm not so sure it would be as good for music in stereo...i dont know as i havnt tried that combo, i doubt many have given shops will usually only have one in stock...lol....if music is still a high factor i'd suggest sticking with GS10's as aside from knocking £200 off the price of 2 centres you can also later on buy a shexy integrated amp to run them off for music and get far more out of them than your surround amp could hope to....lol
did u try the GS10's hooked up to a stereo amp? i'd recommend you go back and try it, get ready to be blown away again...heh (try MF A3.5 or A5 and Primare i30 definitely, give Arcam a go but i found the Arcams tried to tidy the bass up too much and the vocals wernt quite so open and airy....oh and midbass drums lacked snap, but i like a LOT of snap so thats more my fault the last one..lol)
edit: forgot to say, there isnt the most massive difference over Silver with Gold for the movies as you found out, mostly subtle, its the music where the Golds really shine it on.....multi or stereo....but with stereo you really do need to blow some cash on the amp, and preferably the source too...these speakers are just astounding when matched right...