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best speakers for £150-200

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by djelliott, Jul 21, 2003.

  1. djelliott

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    Hi,

    I am about to purchase a Yamaha RX-V440RDS receiver and need to get some speakers to go with it. My plan is to get a reasonably good amp with some average speakers and then gradually upgrade it bit by bit.
    So far I have been looking at one of the following
    Yamaha NS-P320
    Yamaha NS-P610
    I've also considered the Mission M70 package but I think they will be a bit big for what I need.

    Is there anything better to go with the Yammy rxv440 amp? Would getting seperates be better than a package for this budget?

    I would like to have at least 5 satellites but could make do with out a sub for the time being

    Thanks in advance

    Dave
     
  2. Ian J

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    I'm afraid that if your budget for five speakers is £150 - £200 you won't be able to buy "Average speakers"

    If you can push it a little more to £229 you can get an AE package from Sound & Vision which consists of a pair of floorstanders, a pair of bookshelf speakers and a centre and you can get away without a sub with that system.

    If you buy tiny satellites you will need a subwoofer to cover the lower mid range and upper bass but it will be difficult to find anything half decent within your budget
     
  3. djelliott

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    Thanks Ian.. I thought as much! Does Sound & Vision have a website? Which AE (Acoustic Energy??) package are you recommending?


    Has anyone else heard either of the 2 Yamaha packages? (particularly the 610 as I can find very little information on this!)
     
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    As a quick alternative, Richer Sounds do have the Mission Cinema 6 package (5 Satellites, and a sub).. for £179... compact and well balanced....

    There is a review on Home Cinema Choice, who seem to like them.. although that was back in 2000...

    Just be careful of the upgrade bug... it starts with £200, then suddenly you'll be trading the amp in, and the speakers and spending £2K... :)
     
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    I'd second the vote for the Mission Cinema Six package - HCC rated them highly at £400 so if you can actually get hold of some from Richers then go for it - you get five identical nice little bookshelf speakers and a reasonable sub.

    Empire were doing them a while back and a couple of people I know bought sets and have been very happy with them. I assumed the supply had dried up but apparently not.

    Matt.
     
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    I'd agree with Demon & Matt - go for the Mission six pack, definitely more than you deserve for paying such silly money! Nothing much to touch them at the price.
     
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    Thanks everyone..

    I will see if I can find a Mission Cinema 6 to test!
    Am I right in saying that it consists of 5x Mission 70's and 1x Mission 70ASE? Also can someone confirm that they are shielded as I will probably need to put at least one next to my TV

    Cheers

    Dave
     
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    Yes Mission M7 series are shielded.
     
  10. Dean

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    But isn't that a different Mission series altogether Dave? Not too sure of the Mission Six Pack is shielded, Richer Sounds should be able to confirm...
     
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    I think the Mission M7 series must be a different series to the Cinema 6 series. However (answering my own questions)according to the Mission website the Mission Cinema six pack is 5x Mission 70 and 1x Mission 70ASE and all are shielded:

    http://www.mission.co.uk/pigs/pig6pack.pdf
    http://www.mission.co.uk/product/cinema6/cinema6-spec70ase.htm


    I now have another question though before I go to RS. From the specs of the Mission 70's it says that the recommended amplifier is 20-50W per channel. However in the Yamaha's specifications it says:
    Does this mean that they won't work together?
     
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    No, that is a common misconception Dave. It is more likely that a weak amplifier (e.g 25 watts) can cause damage to speakers through 'clipping' than a powerful amplifier (e.g. 150 watts) with the same speakers (I'm sure the boys at RS will elaborate). They will work great together Dave. :smashin:
     
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    Excellent!!.. thanks Dean.. time to go shopping :)
     
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