Sats for £450?

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  1. phils_wicked

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    Hi all, I'm doing some shopping about for a family member. We're looking for a set of decent satellite speakers (without sub) for a maximum of £450.

    Any suggestions? I'm leaning towards suggesting buying 3 B&W M1's for the fronts, then letting them save for the remaining 2.

    They already have an xls200 for the sub. But I'm not sure what else to suggest.

    Any help would be gratefully received.

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    The main alternative is the KEF E sats. The only drawback is that they only come in pairs, so a total of three pairs would be needed to do a 5.0 system. They're about £250/pair, so the overall cost is no different to the B&Ws. They're both excellent sats, but I do like the UniQ drivers of the KEFs for movies (tweeter mount per in the centre of the bass driver), which gives more accurate imaging/effects placement.
     
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    Do they have to be new? Might pick up a bargain in the Classifieds that would have been more expensive when new!
     
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    Thats a shame, the £450 is pretty fixed at the minute. Id always quite liked the Eggs and these newer ones seem really nice. Why wont they sell individually!? ahhh lol

    Ideally new yes. Think this is simply due to having a complete renovation of their extension. I will keep a look out though methinks, good thinkin!
     
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    I'm sure an accommodating dealer would be able to fit two pairs within your budget.

    I'm afraid you'll have to ask them - maybe it's a budget thing (extra costs in different packaging to accommodate a single one etc).
     
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    They look pretty interesting, I've not seen them before. Thanks all, I'll have a chat methinks.
     
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    Sadly they do have to be small lol, someone will pick up a bargain there though. :)
     

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