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New Speakers for Home Cinema setup

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by si_dee_oli, Jun 18, 2005.

  1. si_dee_oli

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    Hello.. I am new to this, and am looking to replace rather large hifi speakers for nice bookshelf ones...

    I am running a fairly basic Pioneer 5.1 amp.. CSX100 or something.. 40w per channel, DD and DTS etc..

    The speakers I am looking at are B&W 600 series, Mordant Short and Wharfdale, all around £180 - £200 a pair..

    Does anyone have advice for a mainly TV Movie watching novice ?

    Thx :cool:
     
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    Keff eggs are great for films and look good. B & W 600 will give better sound and value for money but are more bulky than the Keffs.
     
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    Where can I buy B&W speakers in the UK? I am looking for small sat/sub speakers and the B&W range looks good but I cannot find a seller!
     
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    I'm a newbie too, so take my advice with a pinch of salt. But for what it's worth...

    I bought some Canton speakers from the forums powerbuy offer and they're excellent. The satellite speakers are Canton CD10 speakers (£94 a pair), which can be used as front speakers too. They're very small and neat (and very heavy) and a lot of reviewers say the little Canton speakers sound a lot bigger than they actually are. (I would agree but it's my first system so don't take my word for it.)

    Here's one review I found: http://www.hometheaterhifi.com/volume_11_2/canton-cd-100-cd-50-cd-10-as-22-sc-speakers-5-2004.html Canton are actually one of the worl'ds top 5 leading speaker manufacturers, but outside Germany they're not too well known, so finding reviews in English is hard!

    In case you're interested, I bought my first sound system about 9 months ago and I went for:

    Front speakers
    Canton CD100 (£280 - pair)
    70w RMS
    50-25,000 Hz

    Centre speaker
    Canton CD50 (£114)
    50w RMS,
    60-25,000 Hz

    Surround & back speakers
    Canton CD10 (£188 - 2 pairs)
    45w RMS
    80 - 25,000 Hz

    Sub-woofer
    Canton AS40SC (£265)
    140/200w RMS
    20 - 150 Hz

    TOTAL: £847

    I also bought:
    Yamaha DSPAX750SE amp (£320)
    QED cables (about £90 I think)
    sub cable (£25)

    The guy who sells the Cantons has a variety of packages and speaker models.
     
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    Ah Way way out of my budget! I was thinking of a full 5.1 speaker package for between 200-300 pounds
     
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    Good reviews only downside is the bit about lacking bass, this is putting me off a bit, I would love to audition a set of these! Might still buy them, thanks for the info!
     

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