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Recomendations for £300 floor standers pls

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by bob1, Sep 10, 2003.

  1. bob1

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    Hello I’m going to change my m73 speakers to something new. My budget is a max of £300 must be floor standing, magnetically shielded and a darkish wood colour. What do you suggest I look at?
     
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    Those M73 cost £300 anyway...if you buy new £300 floorstanders it'll be a sideways step rather than a step forward. Is there something about the M73's you don't like?
     
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    I'm probably on my own here but, I use a pair of Polk RT8's they are getting on a bit now but if you can find any of the RT range 8,12,16 you will be very happy.
    When the magazines reviewed these they said they "don't need a subwoofer" they produce so much low bass:D :D :D

    Havn't the Mission M74i Just been replaced/come down in price?
     
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    Sorry my bad...I'm thinking of the Mission M74's and not the M73's. Your speakers retail for £200 don't they? Sorry!

    Anyway, could you stretch to £370 and get the Mission M52's:

    http://www.superfi.co.uk/index.cfm/page/moreinfo.cfm/Product_ID/1367

    I have a pair of M51's very nice speakers. Maybe look around and see if you can get them cheaper, as the M50 range are being discountinued and replaced the V60 range, identical to the M50 range but silver front baffle has been replaced byt all wood design.
     
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    The m5 range being discontinued already????
     
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    Well I heard that the M50's weren't selling very well, people didn't like the silver front baffle apparantly. So they released the V60 range which is just the M50 without the silver bit (wood instead). I dunno if they're discountinuing them [M50] actually, maybe they're just run the M50 and V60 range along side each other.
     
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    I do like the missions but since decorating "they just don't fit" not the size the colour .Bet you can't guess who said that.Anyway its an excuse to buy something new.Anybody know anything about the new m3 range i've seen the m35 speakers for £300,but they might not fit and i mean the size.Thanks for the input so far.
     
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    Tannoy R3s? Superbly musical speaker, and winnner of a recent Which? blind test.....

    Also agree with picking up something from the Mission M50 range - Sevenoaks in particualar are doing good ex demo deals - you can probably save 50% off retail if you haggle.

    I bought a pair of ex dem. M51's for £159.99 recently, and they are very good, even if they do look like Darth Vader's helmut on a bad day ;)
     
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    I'm not sure but I think the M30 range is a replacement of the M70 range as they seem to be priced similarly.
     
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    The m35 don't fit there far too big:(
     
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    I think you are going to battle here Bob1. The M73's are about the shortest floorstanders around. Without knowing what your room looks like, it sounds like you are trying to cram some speakers into a confined space - not too good an idea as most speakers need a bit of room to breathe. Some good bookshelf speakers on some shiort stands might be better?

    Perhaps you need to re-evalute the decorating changes and move your kit to another part of the room? :)
     
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    I got my 775Es for a little over £300 :D

    If you're patient you might get one hell of a bargain in the Classifieds forum if you're looking for new speakers.
     
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    The m35 are too wide not too tall 260 mm compared to 200mm and less for other speakers.
     
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    How far away do you have yours? The last thing i want to do is buy some speakers that i cant use.The maximum distance is 10" away from the side of the tv plus the wife or kids could move them.
     
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    Found them here .Looks like a good price to me.
     
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    They are around 22''-24'' from the tv.I've had them closer than this without problems (the tv is Sony) however i don't want to be responsible for encouraging you to purchase something unsuitable so i'd try and find someone local who coud give you an in home demo before committing, or let you return them if they don't fit in with your layout.
     
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    I will be buying online the r3 are about £450 at the local dealers anyway.I could always try a non shielded speaker near to the tv to see what happens.

    So far its between Mission m34,Acoustic Energy Aegis Evo 3,Mordaunt Short 904 and Tannoy Mercury mX4-M.Can't find anymore that fit my requirements ,have i missed any ?
     
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    Monitor Audio Bronze B4 is worth considering.
     
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    Just had a look at the Monitor Audio Bronze B4, its the wrong colour too light and too dark,oh well.:(
     
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    The Tannoys will darken through exposure to sunlight over time. Mine look nothing like the shade they were when new...they get better with age.
     
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    I have seen the tannoy's and the colour is spot on,a nice looking speaker.I'm going to have a play with a speaker and the tv,i hope it will give me some indication of how well the tv copes.
     
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    I've tried a speaker near the tv and its not afected from the side until its nearly up to the tv,but is afected when placed in front of the screen. Maybe its got some good internal screening on the tv, my old panny was quite bad upto 2 feet away with the same speakers.
     
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    I'm really tempted by the r3's now,and i've found them for £300 delivered.
     
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    Try and get a deal for an RC as well (btw, it's heavy at 17kg).
     
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    Heres a quick snap of one of mine to gauge the shade (bear in mind it's low res and poor lighting).

    [​IMG]
     
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    The wife says they look like oak not cherry ,do they have a bit more red in them in real life?
     
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    Mm ~ thats not far away from the true colour. When they were new they were more like beech. The colour matured nicely over the first summer then the wood started to darken.I think they get better with the passing of time.
     

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