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Recommendations for Receiver & Speakers for Newbie

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by Jedster, Dec 15, 2004.

  1. Jedster

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    Hi

    I'm a real newbie at the home cinema thing and was hoping to get some recommendations from anyone on what speakers and what receiver based on the following:

    I have an 18ft by 18ft room, I don't want to spend tooo much money, I guess around £1200 tops, (which having typed that does seem like a lot). What would be a good setup for both CD's and DVD ?

    I've looked at KEF Egg speakers and they seem to be well rated but will they manage with the size of my room?

    Any help will be much appreciated as I can't seem to arrive at a definitive answer and need to strike while the missus is still being accomodating to the idea ;)

    Many thanks
     
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    Does the £1200 budget include speakers & amp together, or just speakers?

    If it is both then I recently bought the Kef Qseries (Q4; Q6c;Q-compacts; PSW-2500 subwoofer) & Yamaha DSP-AX750SE amp for £1190 from Hi Spek.

    The Q series are much better than the 'eggs' and the 5005's but the only downside is that they're not a sub/sat system if floor space is at a premium. However, the Q4s are very discrete and even the wife likes them in dark apple :smashin:
     
  3. Jedster

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    They are nice looking speakers indeed, hopefully sound just as good as well, thanks for the recommends. Is the Yamaha amp a fairly staple favourite on this forum ?
     
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    Ohhh yes, thoroughly satisfied with my 750 - it's a great amp once set up right. Just ot muddy the waters I'll recommend the Mordaunt Short Avant range I've got - well happy with them.

    Have a look at the following thread for more advice to a man in a very similar situation:
    http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=171017

    Welcome to the forums and happy hunting! Two golden rules:

    Listen before you buy and
    Never listen to anything you can't afford :D .
     
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    Very sound advice :smashin: I still curse the day I heard the Quad L series :(
     
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    All good advice, but I'll tell you what, the choice and difference in opinions is astounding!!

    What about the Castle CC3's are these any good, seem to have a good write up...
     
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    The Castle compacts are probably the best sub/sats for the £1k mark, but the problem is that this would only leave you £200 for an amp!
     
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    Ha Ha, yep that could be a problem!! However as luck would have it the wife is allowing me to creep the budget up a bit...well a fair bit actually...which is kinda changing my way of thinking.

    How does a Pioneer VSA-AX5i Amp with Castle CC3's sound ? Is the amp too good for the speakers ???
     

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