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Elegant Speakers - Elegant Stands

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by dbloor, Nov 5, 2001.

  1. dbloor

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    hi all,

    I want to buy a 5.1 satellite/sub but it must fulfill two seemingly challenging criteria - that of sounding good with music and film with not looking too offensive on the eye.

    I had originally decided to wall mount fronts and rears and I had not even considered speaker stands as my thoughts were that they all looked as though they could double as a north Sea oil platform. However, it seems to me that I would have much more flexibility with stands not to mention that they would be closer to ear level.

    OK - from what I have gleaned from mags and these forums I plan to audition the KEF 2005 system but I am a little concerned that they do not look like they are that easy to make a solid bond with a speaker stand unless KEF do a decicated one with holes in for the egg mounting brackets to fit perfectly (none found on their website).
    I have dismissed the Mission FS2-AV that was at the top of my original shortlist.

    Speaker stands must preferably be single stemmed and definitely not massive or bulky, I know this is not the correct philosophy but lets face it I am mounting a satellite on them not a Linn Isobarik.

    What should I look for to audition please guys?

    Budget about a grand for satellites, sub and stands.
    Probably used with Denon 3802.
    DVD player flexible but will be expected to spin music CD's convincingly too.

    Cheers

    david
     
  2. Lowrider

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    The KEFs come with a pair of stands, and you can buy another pair if you can´t hang the second pair on the wall, or a shelf...
     
  3. flunchy

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    The Kefs come with little 'feet' that double as wall mounting brackets. There are a number of locating holes in the shell of the speaker so that the foot can be attached in different ways. A ball joint means the foot can be rotated or the speaker can be angled down (useful for high surround mounting positions).

    Stands are available from Kef for £80 a pair that look very elegant. They fix into the same holes as the feet.

    For your budget I'd look at the new Celestion AVP305 sub/sat package. It was launched recently and should be available in the shops around now. Designed by the same team that built the Kefs, they look and sound superb - curvey aluminium shell, small sub based on the Kef model but with more power. I have auditioned them with both movies and music and thought they were excellent. Kef/Celestion are expecting great things from them. Buy a set before What Hifi give them 5 stars and make it impossible to get hold of them ;). They retail at £1000.
     

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