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Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by phillips321, Dec 18, 2004.

  1. phillips321

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    Hey guys, ive just purchased my first surround sound amp (Yamaha DSP A5 - i think).

    I already have a pair of Eagle bookshelf (rear)and a pair of eltax floorstanders(front) but they are rather ugly looking so i was thinking of buying a matching set of surround sounds speakers instead of adding a centre to my current set up.

    Speakers here.....
    http://www.pioneer-eur.com/eur/product_detail.jsp?product_id=81&taxonomy_id=62-99

    I have seen these pioneer speakers in my local audio shop and they are going quite cheap (around £100). What do you think of them? Due to them all being in the same range should it help with my surround sound? Do they look anygood or you think there a waste of time? The missus will be happier having a matching set of speakers.

    Please give some advise, cheers :lease:
     
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    forgot to add bloody link so just did.
     
  3. tom_nieto

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    For £100 they're probably a pretty good deal, although I'd be pretty wary of any pioneer speaker really.
     
  4. Tejstar

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    I'd always match speakers to the same brand if it was possible, however try and demo if you can but for the price you can't go far wrong!
     
  5. phillips321

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    the thing is guys im new to all of this so i dont really know how to audit a set of speakers.

    what sort of signs should i look out for so that i can identify good/bad speakers?
    Is how loud they can go of any importance? What about treble? How do i know if a speaker sounds balanced throughout the high, mid and low range? (i mean not too trebly or bass heavy)
    can u try and explain some simple tests in laymans terms.
    as i dont know:censored:

    cheers
     
  6. Tejstar

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    The best way is to demo a few within your price range and let your ears do the judging :thumbsup:
     
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    so u mean to actually ask the guy in the shop to set up say 2 or 3 sets of surround speakers so i can test them? Im not sure they will be to happy if i ask them to do this?

    Is this a common thing in audio shops?

    By asking to test a few of them they would surely expect you to buy something before you leave, right? What if i decided i didint like any of what i tried?
     
  8. Tejstar

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    If you go to a specialist shop they expect people to demo. I've had demos with 2 different sets of surround speakers. You'd have to book in advance, but most good hi-fi shops should be able to accomdate you.

    You shouldn't feel guilty without buying anything, they expect you to think about it!
     
  9. hornydragon

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    Thats what most will do take your amp along as well as your choice of CD's and DVD's
    Is their bread and butter
    they wont like it but it is no obligation......chances are you will fall in love with one set and end up spending loads more than you planned, But please dont demo and then run off to the cheapest net supplier the demo service and advice is worth paying a bit more for, and if you have seen same speakers cheaper tell them and see what they can do for you....
     

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