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Speaker Package Recommendation Please

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by swiftnick, Aug 31, 2001.

  1. swiftnick

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    Room Size: 14' x 18'<br />Carpeted Concrete Floor

    Current System:<br />Sony DVP-S7700 DVD<br />Sony STR-DB940 - Amp (to be replaced eventually)

    I am looking to completly replace my current mis match of speakers.

    I would like some floor standing speakers for the front with bookshelves for the rear, and a centre of course. I would prefer fronts with a good low end response so i don't need a sub, (unless things really do sound better that way).

    My budget is up to £2000 for the set.

    What should I audition?<br />Are infinity any good i haven't seen any reviews.

    Thanks in advance for any suggestions
     
  2. Jase

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    How about Kef reference series for fronts, with a model 100 centre & a pair of RDM´1 for rears, you wont need a sub with this setup.

    Or B&W they have various packages available.

    The Infinity speakers are excellent, we have the Delta series, but they can be a bit bright so be careful what you equipment you match them with.

    I´m sure some of the other members can give you a few more tips.

    cheers
     
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    Hi,

    2000GBP is a very nice budget.<br />Are we talking hi end here?<br />With this kind of budget you should buy a subwoofer.Even the most espensive floorstander will not be able to go as low as a decent Sub ala Rel Q100.

    In the mid pricerange there's alot of sets available.basically all the brands are now able to make up a HC set.

    My fave sets are those from KEF,B&W,Mission and Monitor Audio.i don't have any experience with other brands.

    None is my absolute favourite. i have a setup from Kef. I love their centerspeakers. IMO the most improtant speaker in HC. All the dialogue goes thru this speaker so it better be good ..certainly not the budget buy of your setup.<br />The fronts and rears are good, nothing special.<br />They have a di/bipole rears but they are awfully expensive.<br />The B&W 603's is IMO the best floorstander frontspeakers in its class. Only reason i chose the KefSet is that their centerspeakers are not as good as Kef.The CC6 is decent though. Their di/bipole rears are also expensive.<br />I think Bi/dipole are the best speakers for rears and Mission are specialists in that. For everyline they have such a speaker and they are very reasonably priced. <br />monitor Audio are great speakers and have been making more sets for homecinema. And i'd love the chance to audition them and see if they can perform as well in HC as in stereo.

    Anyway the speakers i have talked about are upper midrange speakers. I think for GBP 2000 you can buy 5 speakers and a subwoofer.
     
  4. Stuart Wright

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    Nick,<br />audition the award winning Ruark contemporary system (reviewed in HCC). This will leave you enough for a REL subwoofer.<br />I personally believe that a subwoofer will improve the sound in 99% of systems. Probably more.<br />Only speaker systems which already have the low frequencies covered (well) can live without a sub. And these are generally hugely expensive.
     
  5. swiftnick

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    Thanks everyone for the advice!<br />I guess £2k is a pretty good budget. <br />I figured if i was going to do this i should do it properly, but it will have to be bit buy bit though!
     
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    A good subwoofer is indispensable for home cinema, as you will have to buy one, you wont need large, (more expensive), speakers up front.

    Buy the best monitors you can afford, (B&W CDM1 or 805, Sonus Faber Concerto Home, Ruark, etc...) and the matching center, it is as important as the subwoofer for cinema. The surrounds should be the same as the front, but only for music, for movies it is not that important.
     
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    IMHO certainly consider the quality of the center..... but the sub next.
     

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