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Help with creating a budget home cinema setup

Hi guys,

I have just moved into my new apartment with the GF, and my spare savings have just gone a Panasonic 42" LED HDTV and Glass stand. I am looking to create a budget set-up, so looking for recommendations on good cheap equipment I can bid for on ebay or keep an eye out for some things.

Looking for a good first home cinema system, love the forum!

+ I collect retro consoles so having a nice neat system to house and play on them all would be good!


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hi mate you need to advise on size really imo! ie can you fecilitate large speakers or only small satalite/ what do you want and what is the budget.....

initial thoughts for small are....

boston acustics (what hi fi 5* (5.1 new is 230 @ richer sounds))

cambridge audion minx (about the smame size and perhaps better but cost more and in relaytion to price missed the 5* award

Bookshelf look at warfdale dimonds (9.1), or may be q acoustics ((£330 now for 5.1) last year moddle which also wone what hi-fi 5* (i persoanly have these and love them as a 7.1)) also Tannoy do a good set around the 400 mark!

After this i think you are looking at the likes of kef, morantz short etc (i am a naff speller) but i mean speakers higher in price....

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