Monitor Audio Vector V Tannoy HTS101

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  1. CJSIMPSON

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    I have an onkyo 608 with some jamo a102 speakers at present.

    I am looking to get a decent upgrade in terms of vocal clarity, range and balance for around £500.

    I can get the MA Vector or the Tannoy HTS101 for around £300-£350 which both look like good options.

    I have done lots of research and the Tannoy HTS101 seems to do well in reviews and has a twin driver centre channel and also quite a wide range but as the speakers are not too large wonder about their ability.

    I also like the look of the monitor audio vector and can get end of line for the similar price.
    This has a single driver centre channel but wider range and larger units but can't demo these anywhere due to availability.

    I have also just started looking at Wharfedale DX-1HCP
    Don't know much about these but also useful to get peoples opinions whilst I'm asking.

    Does anyone have experience of these packages and could advise or are there other options that would meet my needs?

    Thanks
     
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    I have the vectors and for the money they are a crazy bargain, they ain't pretty but they sound very natural and to my ears are at least as good as kef eggs and the center speaker is certainly much better than the kef eggs. You have to bear in mind that these were £700 when they first came out.
     
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    It's the looks that are the sticking point for me. I'm not sure I'd get away with these with the other half.

    Are there any similar priced speakers similar in quality to the vectors but with better styling? An older range like the vectors will do.

    Failing that I might try and get a listen to the tannoys as they seem to be a good choice but I'm wondering if I'm missing a less popular package that is very acomplished.
     
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    You will need to spend £500 + to match them, the q acoustics q7000 or the kef eggs, you can get second hand kef eggs for less than £200
     
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    Peter Tyson are selling Q7000 new in white for £399 or black for £499 I think. They sound great and are pretty discrete.
     
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    I would say the q7000 is a better bet than the tannoy, very good sub as well by all accounts
     
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    I can certainly vouch for the q7000 system, I'm running it off a Sony STRDN1030 and considering their size the give off a pretty impressive sound.
    Like most 'style' offerings the looks are an acquired taste, I still prefer speakers that look like speakers but that's an ongoing 'debate' in my household!
     
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    Yes but what about those damn Vectors? Aren't they meant to be from a whole higher price bracket (originally) so meant to also be of a higher standard? I also cant decide between these 3 brands mentioned. Will probably pair them with a Sony str dn840..
     
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    The vectors and the q7000 are very much at the same level performance wise, I'm sure you would be happy with either although the sub that comes with the q7000 is by all accounts a lot better. I don't use the vector sub
     
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    I have now found a few threads complaining about Vector subs constant hum
    That would drive me nuts, especially as sub sits at my feet by the sofa.
    N.B salesperson confirmed hum issue. Also sale is only for black model.
    Apparently the satellites are excellent, so almost worth getting them with an upgraded sub.
    I will try and get a demo of at least the Tannoys at RS, they dont stock the vectors.
     
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    The speakers really are very good, I would get them and get and improved sub, such as a bk Gemini or xls200
     
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    yes thanks, I may well do this. I was considering the vectors as front 3, a BK sub and something more discreet for rears. Any suggestions?
    I have started a detailed thread on the options available here
     
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    I would stick with the same all round, the advantages you gain with surround material make a big difference, I use a bk xls200 with mine and it's great
     

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