Can't find the speakers I really want.

amardilo

Distinguished Member
I have a two pairs of Sony SS-MF450H speakers in a maple finish with a silver cloth. I bought these speakers as I liked the way they looked, they matched the colours of my room and equitment, they sounded OK and they were within my budget.

I am looking to add a matching front centre, rear centre and subwoofer but I can't find anything to match what I have at a price I can afford.

I want all speakers to have a maple finish with a silver cloth covering it. Plus the centre speaker needs to be small and light (so it can fit on my TV cabinet's shelf - I have a Toshiba 32WL56 sitting on the offical stand). I would also like the speakers to all be shielded and the sub to be active.

I don't have much money to spend. At the moment the most I could go for is £200 for the lot.

I don't really want ultra powerful speakers as my receiver can only handle 100w's per channel (at a stretch).

Anyone got any ideas?
 

clarky78

Active Member
Thid could be difficult, much easier would be to find the maple finish speaker in the size your after then either spray the grills silver or just retrim them.
 

amardilo

Distinguished Member
Thanks dudes.

That current bid is £22. I paid £90 for each pair :( Well guess it's too late now......... damm!!!

I have been thinking is there any maple speaker with silver trims (i.e. the cone or on the speaker itself) as I could always take the grill / cloth off.

But I still can't find something small enough (for the front centre). Plus my floor is a very soft carpet so I don't want a sub with spikes for feet (as they will tear a whole in it).

It may take ages finding what I want, am I just beeing too picky?
 

AngelEyes

Distinguished Member
It may take ages finding what I want, am I just beeing too picky?

You want what you want, the question is how long you are willing to wait to find it?

I would watch the ebay item above and it if goes for a decent amount then sell yours and buy a 5.1 package that meets your requirements. This will sound a lot better (more integrated) than trying to mix and match different speakers/makes on looks alone.

Just an idea anyway :)
 

amardilo

Distinguished Member
Well I now have a 3rd pair of SS-MF450H and a matching Sony sub (both cost me a bundle). Now all I need is a small centre, which I can't find at all.
 

ian_c_uk

Active Member
Is it worth grabbing a set of SS-MB250H's, and using one front centre \ one rear centre? They use the same drivers (bass and tweeter) as your current speakers, so should have similar tonality?

I'm kinda in the same boat, I have a pair of SS-MB250H's, which I am happy with, but want centre \ another pair, or to go for the 450's you have up front. Problem is (as you have found) Sony do not do a matching centre channel.
 

ian_c_uk

Active Member
Hmm, there *is* a centre speaker in the SS range that seems to use the same balanced dome tweeter, and the same construction drivers:

SS-CN550H

The downside, it's US only (although in this day and age is easy to get stuff across) and only comes in black!

Ian
 

ian_c_uk

Active Member
Another update... just posting what I find.

The US and Canada sell that one above. There is also a "250" version that is sold in Holland and Australia, and avail in maple....

..but only as part of a set with surrounds or 450's!!

Ian
 

ian_c_uk

Active Member
Update: (having a discussion with myself here aren't I?)

I bought a pair of the 450's over the weekend, so relegated the 250's to surround duties. Sounds great (especially at the price) but I'm using an old wharfedale modus centre, so now have to decide what to do for a "matching" centre.
 

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