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Newbie recommendations for speakers please.

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by Mr Bigglesworth, Dec 3, 2002.

  1. Mr Bigglesworth

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    Okay, I'm starting again, cos I was just getting more and more confused.

    The speakers I want are going to be used for mainly Home Cinema, but some music too (lets say 70/30) so I want something thats decent at them both.

    I have a Pioneer 350 DVD player (which will be playing cds too - not ideal I know, but very convenient for my medium sized living room) coupled with a VSX C300 pioneer amp.

    I was going to get a package system, but seeing as my immediate budget is about £150, I don't think I'm gonna get anything that I'm gonna be that happy with at the end of the day for that price range.

    So options are - save and then early next year splash out several hundred quite on a package system that is small and looks cute (Mission FS1 or summin) - or start getting bits separately - and so spend £150 on some fronts now, then add a centre, sub and rears later (have rears I could get away with using for now).

    I think I'm gonna go down the seperates option.

    So given that I am v new to this and the tech lingo, whats sort of specs/things should i look for in a speaker. Are floorstanders better than bookshelf type ones? What sort of RMS ratings? Of course I will get round to trying them, but would be nice if I could narrow down the choice to a few recommendations.

    Finally, since the 2nd hand option off these classifieds is also an option, does anyone have opinions on Tannoy M3 front/MC centre/M2 rears for £175?
     
  2. Ian J

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    I had Tannoy M3 and Mc Centre and for £175 you are buying far better than the rubbish that you could buy new at that price.

    Snap them up.
     
  3. Mr Bigglesworth

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    What are mission M73s like - could get them to start with - richers allegedly have them in at sub £100, and they seem to have gotton decent reviews.

    (Oh and whats the Mission m7c2 like for a centre, and then something like the m72s as rears I guess which would most likely be added when I can afford the rest of it.)
     
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    get a demo. The missions are very bright, and the tannoys are abit more laid back.

    Its what suits your ears
     
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    Beware the Eltax package with your little amp. They want 4-8 ohms and your amp is best with 8 ohms only. Get the Tannoy's first (bargain) then the Missions (also v.good, but pricier)
     
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    Are the Tannoy MX3's the same as M3's? A pair have just come up for sale at £75 - would they still repesent good value?

    Also - the MXC centre - is it shielded?

    Thanks (another newbie)
     
  8. Mr Bigglesworth

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    Thanks for the head up - had a look and they look good - beech too. I've posted, but fear someones beaten me to it :(

    From what I've found its shielded - could someone please correct me if I'm wrong!
     
  9. Mr Bigglesworth

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    What is the difference between the tannoy mx-m (most recent), and the plain mx series?

    Also while I'm asking, is there much difference (improvement or otherwise) from the m to the mx series?
     

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