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Speaker package for under £500?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by sixspeed, Nov 27, 2003.

  1. sixspeed

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    Is there a A/V speaker setup (5-channel) for £500 or thereabouts that's recommended?

    Suggesting a setup for my girfriends parents, who are just buying their first proper A/V system. They are going for a Yamaha RX-V440 amplifier so need something to go with this.

    They are not worried about a subwoofer at this stage.



    Any tips?


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    Paradigms are good value for money
     
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    Any ideas where I can pick these up from? Noticed references to RS on previous threads where these speakers are mentioned, but there's no mention of them on RS' website at the moment...


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    Have a look at the Hi-fi Bitz ad at the top of the page. The MS Premier is around £400 and the JM LABS Sib and Cub is £599.

    BTW you say they don't want a sub. Are they looking for full size speakers as most 'lifestyle' packages come with a sub included, since they won't deliver full range audio without one.

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    I think they were looking at full-size speakers, since they're not too keen on the look of lifestyle systems. But will they get a decent setup for that budget, or does it limit them for going for the sub+satellite route?

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    Absolutely not.

    Should be able to get some decent sets for that sort of money. Try the usual suspects like Richer Sounds as they often have some good deals on stuff like Mission and Mordaunt Short:

    Example:

    MS 904 (front floorstanders) £249
    MS 905 (centre) £119
    MS 903 (surrouns) £99

    Job done at just under £470. And they come in a nice cherry finish too. Review Here

    You could also try Acoustic Energy. Their Evo 3B fronts plus some surround and centre would be a similar price. WEBSITE

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