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Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by mevetts, Dec 1, 2003.

  1. mevetts

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    Hi,

    I am looking to build a home cinema system, but speakers are proving a nightmare and would desparately like some advice.

    I want to purchase my fronts and centre speakers at the same time, however, space is a premium, so I want some speakers that can be stand mounted, but have great sound.

    I am looking to spend in the region of £200 for the three.

    The amp I am hoping to get is the Yam HTR- 5640RDS, so they need to be compatible.

    Any help gratefully taken on board.

    Thanks,

    Mark.
     
  2. Dimmy

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    FYI, Standmounts tend to have the same sized footprint as floorstanders, and will take up a similar amount of space.

    Perhaps wall-mountable speakers would be better for you, if you're looking to save space.
     
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    Floorstanders just look so bulky though!
     
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    Not my lovely new Monitor Audio Silver 6 - they are really nice and slim for floorstanders...... :p
     
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    My 775e's are Sleek & Petite... :laugh:.
     
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    Great, anymore suggestions in my price range?
     
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    Perhaps the 773e/77c1 combination available in the Classifieds forum for under £200.

    The 773e's are floorstanders, but they're very slim from the front and have a small visual footprint. IMHO look far more attractive than a giant steel stand with an ugly standmount dropped on top.

    The 77c1's a standmount that you can stick on top of your TV.
     
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    Not all standmounts are ugly.
     

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    Where???
    Point me to that post please! :)
     
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    errrr ... that example ain't exactly going to win any beauty contests, is it! (imho, that is, sorry mylo!)


    Dimmy's right in saying that stand mounts don't take up any less space than floor standers. I was thinking about some getting some standmounts, but on looking into it, I would rather have a nicely finished pair of floorstanders as I think they just look less untidy.

    Previous threads have suggested that for a given budget , you may get a better sound from a standmount than a floorstander. So that's worth taking into account too.

    Balders.
     
  12. Ian J

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    Not sure about that by the time you have factored in the cost of a decent stand.
     
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    I'm not either. Especially around the budget end of things, floorstanders tend to offer the better value for money.

    The higher the cost, I think the more things swing to Standmount's favour.
     
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    The stands or the speakers?


    :p Mylo
     
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    This is the problem, the more research I do the harder and more confused I become. Sometimes wish I had just bought the first all-in-one I saw and been done with it.

    I have had a look at the KEF KHT2005.2 and they look very nice, but equally very expensive. Are they that much better than say a set of Mission M70s? Is it worth me scrimping and saving for the eggs or should I settle for the home cinema experience a lot sooner and opt for the M70s? AAAaaarghhh!

    Cheers,

    Mark.
     
  16. Kootuu

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    It's a pickle! I too am in your situation mevetts, and I too wish I had just bought the Sony HTK25 when I first saw it...

    Unfortunately, I didn't...or should that be fortunately? I don't know.

    My budget has sky rocketed and I'm interested in the Kef 2005's, but perhaps the 1005's? I've demoed them and they are fantastic little buggers...seem well worth the money, even smaller than the 2005's!
     
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    I think in the long run we will think 'fotunately' Darthmahon, but in the present....well!

    How much have you found the 1005's? Do you think then that it's worth saving for some eggs?
     
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    £449 from Creative-Audio.

    But they are in or near Wales, too far for me.

    I've heard Audio T will price match though.
     
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    Yes, Ian, I agree. The cost of a decent stand will make the standmounts at least as expensive as the floorstanders.

    Ignoring the cost of the stands though, which would give a better performance for a fixed cost? Am I correct in thinking it would be the standmounts as the floorstanders (paying for extra casing, etc)?

    Balders.
     

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