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Speaker Advice Needed

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by Dan Kelly, Nov 9, 2000.

  1. Dan Kelly

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    Let me start by saying I'm a complete Speaker novice so don't be afraid to dumb things down.

    I'm about to splash out on a Tosh 40WHO8B 40" widescreen telly (Dolby Digital). The package includes a pair of surround speakers (the centre speaker is unfortunitly built into the TV and can't be upgraded) and I'd like to bolster this by adding a pair of front speakers & a modest sub (I have a semi detached bungalow so the 'modest' is for the benefit of the people next door).

    Ultimitly I'll be upgrading to a seperate amp & set of speakers but I'd like somthing to tide me over until my funds recover (could be a while!)

    In short:
    A pair of cheap (but good) front speakers that won't blow away the included speakers
    A cheap (but good) active sub.

    Budget:
    around a couple of hundred
    Room Size:
    14ft x 11ft

    Sorry to rattle on and thanks for any help.
     
  2. simonsez

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    Check out Mattie's post below....she got one heck of a deal on a pair of discontinued Wharfdale speakers.
     
  3. Reiner

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    Try some Tannoy Mercury (or perhaps the new Mx series) for a start, excellent sounding budget speakers with good bass (M3s) but not-so-good finish.
    But that's why they are budget speakers ...

    A whole set (M3+M1+Mc) can be obtained for GBP400 or less.

    As for the Sub try a REL Q50E, don't try to save to much here as it's else a wasted investment.
    If the funds are tight consider buying the sub at a later time, the M3s can do a pretty good job for the time being ...

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  4. Dodgey

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    Dan, I know how you feel, but as said above, don't buy a sub if you can't afford a good one. It'll only end up in your attic (honestly) in 12 months.

    Unless, you buy something like a passive JPW for about £40 (I used to have one, quite adequate for a while)
     
  5. Dan Kelly

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    Thanks, I'll check those out. Can you Recomend a good on-line site that sells them?
     
  6. Dan Kelly

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    Thanks, I'll check those out. Can you Recomend a good on-line site that sells them?
     
  7. Reiner

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    No idea of where to buy, residing outside of the UK ...
     

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