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Kitchen speaker recommendation

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by MarkHudds, Apr 15, 2003.

  1. MarkHudds

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    I'm after a pair of reasonably priced speakers to sit on top of my kitchen wall units. There's about 30cm height to play with.

    Power will be delivered via the B speaker output of my Pioneer AX10.

    Any recommendations?
     
  2. wookie

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    How about a pair of KEF "Eggs".
     
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    I'll use speakers designed for greasy/humid environments.

    Maybe a set designed for outdoors?
     
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    Anything from Richer Sounds that's the right price ... older Missions or KEF Crestas maybe.

    The accoustics of a kitchen are never going to be stunning so no point worrying about getting high quality. Also as Nathan said there is potential for greece, etc so if you buy cheeper speakers than you're not going to worry about them so much if they do get damaged.

    Vikki
     
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    Hmm I wonder what speakers are big enough for Greece to fit into? :)
     
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    I don't think fully weather proof speakers are necessary in a kitchen ... just get a set of speakers that arn't too expensive so if they did get damaged you won't be too out of pocket.

    A pair of KEF Cresta 1, or Mission 701e would be perfectly adequate given the required location, etc ... if they're too tall just put them on their sides.

    Vikki
     
  8. MarkHudds

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    Hey! I (well the missus) cleans the kitchen on a regular basis - it's not that greasy! ;)

    Anyway, many thanks for the suggestions ... I'll do some research!
     
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    If you were after something a bit classier you could stick a pair of Gallo Micros up on the wall somewhere (where they'd be out of the way of potential spillages, but still visible :) ). Naturally wouldn't have hooge bass, but I'm guessing that's not really necessary in the kitchen. :)

    Dunc
     
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    Get a set of small FRONT PORTED bookshelf speakers like the Mission 700's for around £50 at RS. Rear ported designs will boom on the top of a shelf with so little space.
     
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    You'll probably best to go for speakers with a plastic cone, not paper (it'll rot, and maybe go soggy with kitchen moisture)
     
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    Don't think that would be too much of a problem. Don't forget car in door speakers were origionally paper and they didn't seem to suffer
     
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    Get yourself a set of B&W 603 S3 floorstanders, they'll fit no problem :D
     
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    Thats just plain silly :rolleyes:
     
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    lol, the description on these speakers is hilarious :D

    BTW, what wattage there these babies..err..brutes?
     
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    Hey Nathan ... I think that answers your question ...
    Vikki
     
  19. Sunday Ironfoot

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    I think he's referring to the cast from the musical.
     
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    I've got a couple of KEF eggs (£100 each) connected to a Denon M30 in thew kitchen and the work fine, mine just sit on top of the cupboards without any protection - although they are at the opposite end of the kitchen to all the steam etc
     

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