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Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by newbie265, May 21, 2003.

  1. newbie265

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    hi I'm looking to upgrade my hc ,I bought a pioneer 'hc in a box' two years agowith apioneer dv444,a matching slim amp 5x40w = 110w sub and matching satellites.The problem is I play a lot of music dvds and just don't get the quality with sats.I tend to play my music dvds through my hi-fi for better sound.So after searcing around the mission m series look good for a cheap budget either m73 or m74 which are better.Can i still use my pioneers sub with these (its good on movies but very harsh with bass on music.
    I will upgrade my amp later but will a low power amp as mine sound ok with these speakers?
    cheers guys
     
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    I think the Mission M73's are recommended for use with minimum 25W so you should be ok, as long as you don't turn them up too loud. You could easily damage the Missions by under-driving them. As for using the sub, well it's really only a mid-woofer and probably doesn't go much lower than the floorstanders, so don't bother using it for stereo with the M73's.

    IMO you are better off selling amp and sats and getting a more powerful AV amp along with the Missions. You'll need a matching centre too as that Pioneer sat is too dissimmilar for a cohesive front soundstage with bigger speakers. Rears should cope ok for now. The sub will be outclassed completely on the end of an amp such as Yamaha 430, for example. Set the fronts to large and save up for a better sub later.

    Probably not exactly what you want to hear, but both sides of the coin given above. :)
     
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    Sorry should have said was going to get the mission centre and sats to go with the fronts.
    The mission 73 pack 339.33,74 pack 419.00.
     
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    I would go with the m73 set and add a sub later.I set mine to small with the sub so it seems pointless to get the bigger speakers if your going to add a sub.Its allways better to have a listen yourself before buying.
     
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    I have the said mission M73's and they sound great with movies and music. I picked these up for £110 and matched them with 77DS rears and a M7C1 centre. The total price for my speaker package came to £275 (77DS £89 from RS and M7C1 £75). I have them matched with a (cheapish) wharfedale sub and am very happy with the sound I get from my system. My dad has much more expensive boston sats and a rel Q150 sub and the sound he gets is only marginally better than mine (he has a much bigger living room than me).
     
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    The m7c2 center is much better.
     
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    Thanks guys was gonna get the m7c2 anyway if I can persuade the missus as its a lot bigger .Is there a big difference between m73 and m74 and what sub would you suggest to go with it.I think I'll go for a new amp as well now in the 350 range,has to be silver looking at yamaha 640,sony1080 and pioneer811.i know people say the pioneer is not so good for music is that the same for music dvds and sacd as well?
     
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    Ive not had a listen to the m74s but if your going for a sub it doesn't seem worth it, its just going to give you more bass which the sub will give you.
     
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    I have recently bought some Mission m73's. I've gone with M73 fronts, M72 rears, m7c2 centre, and a Velodyne VX-10 sub.

    I had considered the M74's for my fronts but decided - exactly as bob1 suggests - to let the sub do the work.

    I also bought a Yamaha DSP-AX630SE Amp from Richer (£250).

    (By the way the m7c2 is a BIG centre).
     
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    Thats a fair point but a lot of music dvds are 2.0 or 5.0 hence no sub support.
     
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    pjtownsend, how big is the m7c2 centre compared to the m72?
     
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    2.0 or 5.0 music dvd's will be fine, just set the crossover at 80htz and anything below this will be sent to the subwoofer whether it is in the .1 channel or not.
     
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    Mission m72 13" high-8"wide-12"deep.
    Mission m7c2 6"high-20"wide-8"deep.
    Gonzo.
     
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    Great stuff thanks guys m73s it is and the bigger centre if my wife will wear it.:D Just got to decide on the amp pioneer 811 or yam 640 I think as i hear the sony 1080 is not too good when you blast it.
     
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    Hi all,

    Just a thought here. If you can, make sure you get hold of the M73i's and not the older standard M73's. I've had both (still got the M73i's) and the difference between the two is quite noticeable. The i's have improved internal bracing and an updated crossover. The bass sounds slightly more controlled on the i's and in general the mods have rounded the speakers off nicely.


    Cheers

    Dave
     

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