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Rear Speaker Dilemma!

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by acanning, Aug 4, 2004.

  1. acanning

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    Dear All

    I have recently moved house and now need to start again with the layout of my home cinema kit. I currently have the following;

    Yamaha RX-V640RDS
    Main Front Speakers : Kef Reference 102/2
    Centre : Proac something or other!
    Sub : MJ Acoustics Reference 1

    I used to have some other Kefs for the rears but they now don’t fit in my new room so I need some smaller speakers to be wall mounted. The height can not be more than about 20cm. I was considering the Kef KHT 9000’s positioned horizontally but they are a lot of money at about £500 each. Could someone advise on some cheaper alternatives. What are the Kef Eggs like? Would they be swamped by the fairly ‘big’ sound created by my front speakers?

    I’m also a little concerned that the Amp is straining a bit driving the Kefs and Proac speakers (I used to have a Meridian power amp helping out) but I guess that is a topic for another day!

    Any advice would be much appreciated.

    Many Thanks.
     
  2. Kazman

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    I'd go for something a bit bigger, like the THX Mordaunt Short 506 Dipoles, they should be a good match for what you have already.
     
  3. Craig Sowerby

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    Hi

    Have a look at the M&K K4 tripole surround, less than 20cm high. £495

    Great room filling ability.
     
  4. acanning

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    Thanks for your input.

    I think that The Mordant Short speakers will be too big. The M&K's look interesting although I've never come across dipole speakers before. I am a bit concerned about the 4ohm impedance, will that cause a problem for my Yamaha amp? It's already driving the Kefs which I think are also 4ohms.

    Also, where do you get M&K speakers from?

    Ashley
     

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