Small front effects speakers.

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  1. robocop

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    Any ideas for a small set of front effects speakers for my Yamaha Ax2?
    Looking to spend about £100 max.
    Thanks :)
     
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    Are you are talking about the main left and right speakers when you talk about front effect speakers? If you are I would be careful about buying cheap ones as these speakers handle the vast majority of the sound in a film and are easily the most important. Around that price you are talking you should be able to pick up some older speakers that are excellent quality, such as Tannoy M1s or M2s, Tannoy MX1s, KEF Cresta 1s or 2s etc.
     
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    SOK,thanks for the reply.
    They are NOT for the for main effects.I'm using a Yamaha AX2 which can also run an additional pair of front "effects" speakers.
    The output is only 25 watts per channel so I think I can get away without spending big bucks.
    Any ideas?
    Ta :)
     
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    Sorry Robocop, didn't know about the Yamaha's capabilities. I recommended a few pairs of speakers that are of excellent quality and which should fit the bill at a reasonable price.
     
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    I quess what I'm really after is something the size of the micro speaker like Bose do except I don't want to spend Bose money if you know what I mean.
     
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    I think Def Tech 80's are small as are some of the JBL range, not sure of model numbers though I doubt as small as the Bose cubes... happy hunting.
    Philmate. :rolleyes:
     
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    philmate, I've check out JBl web site.Seen some I'm interested in.have you any details who sells them over here :)
     
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    What you need are a pair of KEF 60s for those duties.
    They can be had with a bit of looking for that price, the bonus being they have an integral base that swivels etc for mounting on a wall! I use a pair for exactly that and they are fine!
    They come with a template in the instruction book for mounting the base anyway round, and the grill can be turned upside down aswell.
    The speaker can be turned to many postions to suit what you want, ie, ceiling mount, high up, low down with the speaker able to angle around to most positions with ease.
    Available in grey or white and they aren't too big either. :)

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    Not a 100% sure but i think Rayleigh Hi-fi may do JBL , subs or speakers again not sure If you did'nt know they have 4 outlets, Rayleigh, Southend,Lakeside in Thurrock and Chelmsford all in Essex.Other than that it's a case of searching or as The General advises the Kef's.

    Philmate.
     

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