lifestyle type speakers Vs full size

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  1. mrapbp

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    Guys,

    Need a bit of help deciding which route to go down.

    I had a set of VM1's as I needed to get them off the floor and away from the kids. Not such an issue now so am thinking I could go for some full size speakers.

    Floor standing fronts etc.

    Would full size give a better sound than the VM1's or is it pretty much of a muchness?

    Cheers!
     
  2. Ian J

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    The size of the speaker isn't as relevant as one might think as the design, construction and internal components play just as much a part.

    I'm sure that if you gave us your max budget you will get plenty of suggestions how to spend it.
     
  3. Dean

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    IME lifestyle or 'satellite' speakers generally don't have the midrange presence of proper full size speakers, althought they have got a bit better over the years.
     
  4. mrapbp

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    The main reason for asking is that I have sold all my kit recently due to it not getting used that much and wanting to sell i whilst it was still worth something.

    I have noticed a number of very reasonably priced full sized speaker sets coming up for sale in the classifieds so was thinking of going down that route. Sort of a downgrade to be able to justify the expenditure due to lack of use etc.

    So budget wise not sure really, depends on what comes up and if I can get a really good deal.
     
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    I tried some lifestyle KEF eggs,were sold of in under a year,if you want great cheap S/H speakers,that can sound good with music,and also A/V look beautiful,would be some older B&W P4/5/6 range,can be found cheap on E-bay,would give you so much more.
     
  6. Dean

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    yeah i know a lot of people who didnt like the KEF eggs even though they got good reviews. Personally I wouldn't touch satellite speakers even if it were purely for AV use and not music.
     
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    Hi
    Well my m&k 850 satellites sound great to me with av :rolleyes:
    Cheers Gonzo.
     

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