Question Newbie Speaker set-up

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  1. Miles1987

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    Hi all, first post so any info would be greatly appreciated.

    Just had some work done to the house to make open plan and am now looking for a speaker set up for the room.

    Room dimensions are approx 7m X 7m with the "TV area" being 3.5m x 3.5m of this.

    I currently have Bose companion 20s set up to my 50 panny Tele which I will also look at changing.

    With regards to what I am after is a decent 5.1 system with av receiver (rear speakers to be ceiling mounted) The only thing I have listened to currently is the Bose lifestyle 650 which was great sound but I have read they are expensive for what you get. I will mainly be using it for gaming with then movies/TV series as a second.

    Budget wise I am probably looking at around the £1500-£2000 mark all in.

    Any information/advice would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks
     
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    Home cinema and hifi that convinces



    The XTZ Spirit series are really good and exceptional value for money and everyone that has heard them raves over them at their price point.

    Get a pair of Spirit 2 for left and right with the Spirit 6 for centre and a further pair of Spirit 2 for surround and finish off with the Spirit sub 12 all in a 5.1 setup for £1450 then add a decent AVR such as a Denon X4300 for £869

    Denon AVR-X4300H AV Receiver

    or Marantz 6011 if you want to save a bit of money.

    Marantz SR6011 AV Receiver
     
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    Thanks for the info will spend some time looking at them this evening.

    As a novice I assume it's worth spending the money on a decent receiver?
     
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    Yes you need to get a decent receiver so that you get the best from the speakers.

    Last years models like those I linked to are always worth getting as you can save quite a bit and last years models will do pretty much everything that this years do.

    £600-800 gets you something that was £1000-1500 when they were originally launched, The Denon & Marantz sound very good for the money.
     
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    XTZ Spirit Series

    There is a thread on the Spirit series that should be interesting reading so you can get to know them a bit better.
     

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