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Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by Zam, Aug 12, 2001.

  1. Zam

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    Hi all,

    I'm about to upgrade my KEF Coda 7's, Centre and Mission 7s.<br />I have a budget of about £900 but must include a sub, To go with my Sony STRDB930, DD/dts dvd player and 28inc widescreen TV in a dedicated home cinema room of 11x9ft.

    Any thoughts on these ?

    Mission 772, 77c1, 77ds (£650 ish)<br />Mission m73, m7c1, m7ds (£480 ish)<br />B&W DM601 s2, CC6 s2, 77ds(mission) (£600 ish)

    Could you suggest a suitable sub to match these and still stay in my budget ?<br />I'll be arranging to demo them soon so any thoughts would be appreciated.
     
  2. russraff

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    Forget about the sub and instead get a better main speaker package. Then get a decent sub when funds allow. Believe me, when you hear a good sub (like the Servo 15 from Paradigm or B&W 2500) you'll rue the day you spent money on a lesser sub. This being the case, I would go for the KEF Q55.2 speaker package, and instead of the rear speakers (Q85s I think, small shallow things) opt for Q15.2's. I heard this package (with the Q15.2) and it was excellent. The bass from the Q55.2's will be much better than the coda 7, and the Q95.2 is one of the best centres for the money.

    Russell
     
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    My combination is as follows<br />KEF q65 fronts<br />KEF reference 100 center<br />and mission 7ds rears<br />With rel q150 (one atm but soone to be two)

    This is a very nice setup.Also the m7ds rears work great your overage living room. I used to use KEF q15's for rears but the missions are much better.

    And yes you are better off waiting untill you can spend atleast £400 or more on the sub alone.Dont forget you paying for the built in amp and crossovers aswell as the driver and cabinet.<br />Good luck in what you choose
     
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    Thanks for the help guy's.

    I had a demo of the Kef Q's and the missions and went for the Kef Q's front + 77ds rears. The Q95c is great.

    The bloke at audio-excellence recommended I should go for the mission 77ds (on the side walls) instead of the Q15.2 or Q85s due to the limited space in my room (the seating is about 1-2ft from the back wall)

    He also suggested the Kef PSW2000 sub (£300) or the Rel Q150 (£500)<br />The PSW2000 is from the Kef KHT 2005 package. <br />And would the Paradigm Servo 15 be over kill in my room ? ( 11 x 9 ft ) at about £700 its a bit pricey.

    I'm using an old Sony sub(40w) at the mo,I don't need more bass than this just better quality bass.

    Thanks<br /> Mack.

    [ 21-08-2001: Message edited by: Mack ]</p>
     
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    My mission 77ds rears are on the back wall.<br />With my sofa being againt the wall, this sounds fine to me and was an improvement over the q15's on stands at the sides.<br />Try about 1 meter above your seated head and as near to 2 meters apart as ya can. (House builders dont have home cinema in mind do they.)<br />The real Q150 is very nice and intergrates with music well.It doesnt go as low as the servo will but it is very controled.<br />if you goto <a href="http://www.laservision.co.uk" target="_blank">www.laservision.co.uk</a> you can pick one up for £400 plus del. So buy a pair , i am <img src="wink.gif" border="0">
     
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    If I had my time again, I'd be very tempted to go for something like Tannoy Mx1's (or Dynaudio 50's) and something like a REL Strata sub.

    I've never listened to these combinations together, so I'm not making any recomendations other than suggestions for listening.

    Maybe you could keep try keeping your Coda's (maybe for upgrade later) and splashing the whole budget on a sub.

    If you listen to music I generally think standmounts are better than floor standers if you can support them with a decent sub.

    Anyway just an idea, as I say have a listen you might like it.
     
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    Buy the Servo. I own/use a pair of Rel Storms and am a staunch Rel approver. For movies nothing for the money touches the Servo and i simply adore it, sheer bottomless (almost) abilty with real drive.<br />Ask anyone who own's one. It's always the same the sceptics (and i was one) are the ones who haven't heard one.<br />No more to say (for a change!!) on the subject.
     
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    Hi,

    i guess you're a believer in Di/bipole rears.<br />if this is the case i guess your best option is Mission. they are basically the only brand that have di/bipole rears inreasonably prices.

    I guess your choice of smaller frontspeakers is due to the fact you want to buy a Subwoofer. With your budget of 900gbp. I suggest buying the best possible 5 speaker setup and later adding a good Subwoofer. (Rel ST series etc)A decent sub Rel Q100/Q50/Q150 are 350GBP and above.Half your budget.<br />So maybe first the Mission 78series or the 77series based on the Mission 773/774 fronts and later adding a sub.

    But for 800 GBP you can also buy the KEF 2005.<br />5 identical eggshape speakers plus a subwoofer.<br />The sound is truly incredible. By far the best subsat system i have heard. And not as expensive as the Boston VR series.
     

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