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Need new speakers for 3-400

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by kopite, Feb 1, 2004.

  1. kopite

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    RIght at the mom I am about to sell my front speakers.

    Thing is it means I am gonna have to buy some new ones.

    At the moment my set up is as follows


    Yamaha dsp ax 630 amp/receiver

    Arcam cd 72t cd player

    Sony mds jb 980 md player

    Dennon tu 260lII Tuner


    My budget is about 300 although I could stretch to 400 if the difference is worth it.

    I will be buying a new amp soon but the offer I`ve had for my front speakers is too good to pass up.
     
  2. Mitch2000

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    I've just picked up a pair of Acoustic Energy Aegis3's for £250 form HiSpek and I think there a real bargain. Some places are still selling for £300+.
     
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    a 2nd hand set of b+w dm 603's imho :)
     
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    Aegis Evo 3 are £250 in most retail shops
     
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    Still a good recomendation though?
     
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    yeah definately outstanding.
    If it's bookshelves your after Monitor audio S1 are well worth a listen.
     
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    Had a listen to the ae yesterday and they are really nice :d

    Went to another shop and was reccomended jm labs 710`s

    At the moment i`m thinking that I`ll demo


    the ae 3`s b and w 603`s quad 11L`s.

    What are the kef eggs like? also what is the model number of them(I hear ppl talking about kef eggs but havent got a clue what they are :D)
     
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    They are small descrete speakers used mainly for a hc set up. Not as good for music as larger standmount/floorstanding speakers imo. Model no id KEF KHT2005.2
     

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  10. kopite

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    Right although this is dragging up an old thread I want a bit more advice.

    Been reading some other posts and peeps are saying That bookshelf speakers are better sounding that floorstanders at the budget I have. So my question is what should I look at for my audition.

    I can get the money togehter pretty easy at the mom to buy these
     
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    Do you have any plans for a subwoofer and how thin are your walls? (eg. do you live in a flat, detached mansion or somewhere inbetween with neighbours to consider)
     
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    Not thinking about a subwoofer at the mom although may consider one.

    The walls are pretty thick in the house so naieghbours getting annoyed isnt a prob. more of a prob is the family getting annoyed
     
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    have you any preference as to standmounts or floorstanders??
     
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    I have no real preference.

    I was looking at the aegis evo`s but after reading someother posts saying that book shelf speakers are better than the floorstanders I wanna know whats my best option
     
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    The point to consider is that in a given range, the floorstanders are more expensive. It follows that for the same amount of money you could probably get "bookshelves" from the next range up.
     
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    If you're considering standmounts *swallows pride, prepares to recommend another manufacturer* you should consider the Epos M5 as it poo's all over the Quad 11L in the opinion of this company and it is beautifully finished as well.
     
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    my limit would be 400 quid.

    no as far as I can see in that range bookshelfs would be the quad 11L`s or b and w 602`s whilst in floorstanders the aegis evo`s are cheaper.


    what would you guys reccomend Demoing then?
     
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    NO I think all of us would INSIST that you demo them :lesson:
    I have just bought the evo 3's, just waiting for them to arrive :( Demo'd them playing LOTR:The 2 Towers and they where excellant :D
     
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    Dfour I know I`m gonna demo the speakers first what I asked was what speakers would you reccomend demoing.

    I was thinking 603`s evo 3`s and quad 11L`s anything else to add to the list?
     
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    As I said above, the Epos M5 is IMO opinion superior to the 11L and £20 cheaper. It has picked up some excellent reviews of late and has to be worth at least a look.
     
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    I`ll add that to the list as well mate.


    Where did you get yours from tons?
     
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    They arrived in the building at the behest of the Cambridge Audio engineers who will be pairing their 640 bits with them in a WHF system test. We nabbed them for a brief test against our 906- which it outscored in the WHF test :)( ) and they were very impressive indeed. I have never been hugely keen on the 11L and I am a little bit perplexed as to WHF's love of them. All that is pure personal opinion though.

    I believe ours came direct from Creek (who own Epos) but they should provide you with a dealer list :).
     

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