Is £700 Home Cinema a bridge too far

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sberemski

Guest
I need a suitable amp and 5.1 speakers costing no more than ~£700 in total to go in a 5m by 10m room.

Is it possible?
 

munkay

Active Member
Of course its possible - just make sure you buy something with decent clout. And bear in mind the cost of speaker cabling will be a heck of a lot if you want to keep quality up.

You could try something like an ACOUSTIC ENERGY AEGIS EVO 3B which would cost 700 quid for speakers. Then pair with a 300 quid reciever if you could stretch.

There was/is also a set of B&W 603/601 LCR60 for sale for 450 the lot. For the money thats a bargain - Series 3 as well IIRC. then spend 300 on something like a pioneer/denon/marantz receiver and away you go.

Or why not by an amp and front speakers then gradualyl upgrade to what you want exactly otherwise you'll end up wanting to as soon as you get cheaper ones.

Definitely look at 2nd hand to to let you get better speakers for the money.
 

hornydragon

Distinguished Member
Originally posted by Ian J
Have a look at Richer Sounds website
LOL
£700 is easy just make sure you buy for sound not looks,if WAF is important then you will need to comprimise on sound.
 
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sberemski

Guest
I was looking at some KEF codas for £420. Are they good? How do they compare to the B&Ws?

The problem here is that I wont have much of chance to demo the speakers due to my current location/situation.
 
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sberemski

Guest
I am in Winchester but at school right now so I cant really travel anywhere. Otherwise I am in London...
 

hornydragon

Distinguished Member
well if you get some time out arrange as many demos as you can for a couple of days EG half term, Demo 5 systems with 3 CD tracks 2 DVD chapters 3 max and then go back to the 2 best and decide. 2 days for first round one or two for second depending on the distances involved.
 
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sberemski

Guest
Originally posted by munkay
Of course its possible - just make sure you buy something with decent clout. And bear in mind the cost of speaker cabling will be a heck of a lot if you want to keep quality up.

You could try something like an ACOUSTIC ENERGY AEGIS EVO 3B which would cost 700 quid for speakers. Then pair with a 300 quid reciever if you could stretch.

There was/is also a set of B&W 603/601 LCR60 for sale for 450 the lot. For the money thats a bargain - Series 3 as well IIRC. then spend 300 on something like a pioneer/denon/marantz receiver and away you go.

Or why not by an amp and front speakers then gradualyl upgrade to what you want exactly otherwise you'll end up wanting to as soon as you get cheaper ones.

Definitely look at 2nd hand to to let you get better speakers for the money.

Where can I find thos B&W 603/601/LCR60 for 450 quid. This sound like V good value for money....
 

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