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Room Size Vs Speakers

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by Spy, Jan 6, 2004.

  1. Spy

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    Dear All,

    I hope you can help as I am a little confused :confused:

    I have been reading comments on here as well as magazine and net reviews.

    I am after a good set of 5.1 (or 6.1) speakers but I am worried I may end up with a set that does not sound good in my room i.e. not fill the room with sound.

    Reviews refer to the majority of sub/sat systems only neing suitable for small to medium size rooms.

    I am not sure how my room compares - it is 16ft by 15ft (4.6mx4.9m) with the TV in the corner alcove (between the window and fireplace).

    I am definitely after a sub-sat system as I used to have the mission av2 package with a REL sub. When I used to use these as my old house (in a smaller room) they were too big. The wife would like the speakers to be as unobtrusive as possible.

    What size room is this ? Small, Medium or Large ??

    For this size room, which would be best :

    KEF 2005.2 ?
    Mission FS2AV ?
    JM Labs Sib & Cub ?
    Klegg M8 ?
    Canton 6.1MX ?
    Any better ones at no more than £800
    :confused: :confused: :confused:
    Please help.

    Also, given the size of the room, which Amp would be good ?
    If the Pioneer CS501 is good for the room (powerwise), I would prefer a slimline Amp as the big ones take too much space under the TV leaving no room for the VCR

    Thank for any help,
    Spy
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    That's not a particularly large room, I'd call it 'Small-Medium' sized :D.

    Kef's eggs would have no trouble filling such a room with sound, but you could do with a more elaborate amp than the pioneer you mention. Which unfortunately means a larger amp.
     
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    Try Definitive Technology Pro 60 setup at £700. Very nice sound and wife friendly.
     
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    Thanks All.

    Any recommendations over the Pioneer CS501.

    I was considering Yamaha AX640SE, Pioneer 912 or maybe a Marantz 7300 (if I can find one with no hissing) ?

    Any thoughts on which one would best compliment the Kef eggs ?
     
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    Def Tech Pro 60 link here

    Regards,

    GJC
     
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    The Yamaha only outputs 39 Watts Per Channel with five channels driven.

    Both the marantz & Pioneer amps you mention have pretty substantial outputs with all five channels driven, and will provide you with more volume.
     
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    Hi Spy (with my little eye)
    I had a similar problem to yours with regards room under the tv,the nad t752 is about the smallest Av receiver which gives true power in to 5 channels it sounds excellent with movies and music so should be on your demo list.Most other av receivers are also much to deep to fit on a tv stand thats why ive had to get a custom build to house my new gear.
    Hope this helps.
    Cheers Gonzo.: :)
     
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    Thanks Gonzo, I will bear that in mind.

    Probably need to measure the space under the TV.

    If the 640SE is not powerful enough, how about the Yamaha 740 say Vs a Pioneer 912 ?

    Sounds like the KEFs are the ones to go for.

    What is the difference between the 2005 and 2005.2 apart from age ?
     
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    Spy - I just don't like Yamaha kit full stop. It looks cheap, it feels cheap and - to my ears - it sounds cheap. The Pioneer makes most sense in this instance.

    The 2005.2 package ships with a theoretically improved subwoofer and revised satellite speakers. I've heard both this and the original 2005 package and can say that the improvement is most definitely there, but it's not as big as I was hoping for.
     
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    Thanks Dimmy

    Sounds like the Pioneer and the KEFs

    I will see if I can audition some at the weekend
     

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