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Do I have to spend £1000s to get reasonable sound???

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by Badger0-0, Jul 7, 2005.

  1. Badger0-0

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    The title says it all.

    I posted earlier, but got no reply.

    Can I get reasonable sound for a lot less ??

    I'm not an audiophile and wouldn't know top notch sound if I heard it.

    I want something decent but not expensive.
    I have a Videologic digitheatre 5.1 atm, which I know is a compromise/cheapy system.
    To me it sounds ok, but would imagine it can be vastly improved :thumbsup:

    I'm not willing to spend loads, mainly because the missus and kids tend to talk over films.
    Do I really have to spend £1-2000 plus ???


    I watch Sky and DVD,practically no music and I'm not interested in volume (I like to keep the peace with the neighbours).
    Clarity and real sound is my priority.
    The present set-up has 25w for the sub and 5*7w.
    A total 100w would be nice, I feel.


    Any recommendations ??

    I'd like to upgrade one bit at a time, or is this not feasible??
     
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    Canton CD range from forum offer if you went for 1 pair CD100 1 CD50 1 Pair CD10 and AS22SC you will spend uner £1000 (about £700) leaving you with £300 for an AMP and you will have a much better cleaner sound for £1000 you wont be disapointed see HERE: http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=195561
     
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    Are you not the master in your house :rotfl:

    There are many systems that would be an improvement on what you currently have ranging from a quality All in One to seperates.

    One of the places that people have traditionally looked in to maximise their spending power is Richer Sounds where they have quality equipment at budget prices mixed in with the rubbish. A pair of Tannoy M2.5 standmount speakers in rosewood at £59.95 is an example of what is available.
     
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    get what Hornydragon says, turn it up and there will be no talking over films or anything you play on them.

    However i'd prepare in the spare room for yourself, or a sleeping bag down in the living room with "your precious speakers" :D
     
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    You certainly dont have to spend thousands to get an improvement over what you have - the difference between your current system (I remember I paid about £150 for mine when I had the DD version of the digithearter) and something in the £500-750 is going to be huge - esp if you go to the likes of Richer Sounds which tends to sell end of line/ discontinued items at very low prices.

    As with most electronics as you spend more you need to spend exponentially more to get similar levels of improvements.

    I also wouldnt claim to be a true audiophile but having listened to setups in the likes of SevernOaks even I could tell the difference between systems - and like everyone I liked what I like even though it may not be technically the best.
     
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    Thanks all :smashin:

    Food for thought.

    I bought an Eltax symphony C3 for a tenner at Richer Sounds today, just to compare to my normal centre.
    It blows the old one away.
    Speech is much sharper, so perhaps my ears aren't necessarily that bad.
    Loads more research to be done yet, but it looks like I might be spending more money.
    Oh, my aching wallet :D

    Jake James,
    Thanks for the PM mate, I'll think about it for a while, but I fancy you might have another customer :smashin:
     
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    Right, I'm watching T2.
    I've moved my digitheatre fronts to the back and using the Hitachi 7200 speakers for the front.
    The Hitachi speakers are garbage, IMO, and anyone who says they are good, well, I disagree.
    Some cheapy new fronts from Richer Sounds (again) I think.
    I think I'm going to go the gradual route and when I've heard what's possible, then maybe go the whole hog :thumbsup:
     
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    If you do a search on this forum you will find several threads on the importance of matching your front speakers to your centre otherwise you will get very disjointed sound.
     
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    Noted, mate, Cheers :thumbsup:
     

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