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Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by Nino, Aug 31, 2005.

  1. Nino

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    Hello, this is my first posting in this forum.

    My girlfriend has said she would like us to get a nice hi-fi for the living room. I'm looking for a pair of bookshelf speakers for under £300, what would you reccommend?

    Many thanks

    Nino
     
  2. Londondecca

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    What is the rest of the system
     
  3. Nino

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    We havn't decided what to get although I really like the look of the Cambridge AZUR range.
     
  4. GW43

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    You could do a lot worse than the Monitor Audio Silver S1 - currently being sold off cheap as they are being phased out. They were £300, but I've seen them for less than £200, add a pair of Atacama Nexus stands for about £60 and you've got a very nice pair of speakers. They do need a bit of room behind them (12-18"), so strictly speaking they should not go on a bookshelf.

    I auditioned them against Kef Q1, B&W 602S3 and one or two others, and for me they were by far the best. Excellent bass for a small cabinet. Try and get to hear before you buy tho'.
     
  5. skinnyfat

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    Kef iQ3 worth an audition :thumbsup:
     
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    Do they seem better than the Q1?
     
  7. skinnyfat

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    There are some improvements/mods to the drivers and crossover and a new cabinet design amongst others. They also won the EISA award for 'best loudspeaker'.
     
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    OK... Let's talk business... ;) apart from the techs and awards... do they sound better :confused:
     
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    I WISH I could tell you, they have yet to come out here :mad: . I am obviously biased but I am very happy with my Q1s (used them as mains b4 the Q7 arrived). Initial reports say they(iQ range) have a better bass response so that to me would mean they sound 'better' but will have to wait and hear I suppose

    Skinny
     
  10. Falp

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    I must admit I heard the Q5 and Q1 in such conditions I must forget...

    P.M.: Not the speakers, but the sellers fault...! I want to hear them again!

    But I love their looks and wouldn't mind having Q1+Qcompact rears or iQ3+iQ1 (I prefer bookshelf speakers)
     
  11. Nino

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    Thanks for the help guys. I'll take a CD to a fw shops and try some speakers out.
     

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