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Speaker Packages - What to do?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by Muzzyboy, May 11, 2005.

  1. Muzzyboy

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    I want to upgrade my system:

    Current:
    I have the Eltax liberty 5 series package ( Bought for £250 )
    Eltax thunder Sub ( Bought for £50 )
    Denon AVR1802

    My mate has offered me £450 for the set so I would like to take the chance to upgrade.

    I have already purchased the Hitachi PD5200
    I have decided on the Denon AVR 2805 - Yet to purchase

    Speakers:

    I like the KEF 2005.2 (£600)
    The Mordunt Short premier plus (£500)
    The B&W mini theatre MT-10 ( £850 ) These look really nice!
    I wouldn't mind the KEF compacts or Q4 mixture but not sure of prices

    I have the room for floorstanders at the front but the system has to look good for the other half. It is for 90% film and 10% music any advise would be good.

    Is this going to be a better sounding system or should I keep my Eltax package and just upgrade the AVR?
     
  2. Dfour

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    The Eltax package (except the sub) are quite good. Upgrading will improve it all but im not so sure you will enjoy it so much going from floorstanders to lifestyle speakers (don't know anything about the b&w's though).

    The premiere plus is a good start and can be easily upgraded with floorstanders and a bigger centre when the money is spare.

    The Genies are well regarded but seem to be having some problems with finnish and subs blowing fuses :eek:

    The Kef eggs are also good but a lot of people complain of a weak centre dialogue channel and upgrade the centre speaker and then the fronts.

    Also worth looking at are the Canton cd1's and the bigger cantons as they are on special offer in the speaker power buys section. They seem to be well liked and with the power buy you can pick and choose the ones you want all at a discount :D

    A much bigger package is the Acoustic energy Evo 3B package. Full size speakers wist a sub or the smaller Evo 1 Package

    Also the Mission M3i Package

    :smashin:
     
  3. Muzzyboy

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    I do like the Eggs. But worried moving from floorstanders to sub/sat?

    Getting a demo of the B&W MT-10 on sat, so will see what they are like.

    Has anyone else heard these are they worth the extra £250?
     
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    I think you would do well to look at the speaker packages here Very good prices and a full size THX certified package for under £1000. :lesson:
     
  5. Muzzyboy

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    Some Nice speakers, Not able to go with black so the THX ones are out. Dont like the look of the Genies.
     
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    Muzzy, what did you think to the b&W's
     
  7. Muzzyboy

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    They were very good nice mid range allot better than the Kefs and the mises loved the look of them. They are really heavy for a small speaker. and look the dogs!

    Didnt like the look of the sub it was paired with. So got it connected with a REL entry sub and was blown away.

    Now got to sell some stuff to be able to afford it! :clap:
     
  8. Crustyloafer

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    I'm glad you enjoyed the demo, it took me a good hour of tweaking on Saturday morning to get it sounding just right. I hope it met or exceeded your expectations. I'm sorry I didn't do the demo for you myself but I got tied up with another customer just before you came in, although is Andy quite proficient at demoing systems, particuarly when it comes to subwoofer recommendations. I know what you mean about the B&W AS-1 sub, it's not the prettiest beast and doesn't sound a quite as tight as the REL Quake or the Stampede.

    Chris.
     
  9. midichlorian

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    Crustyloafer,

    What REL sub was paired with the B&W M1's for this demo? I've heard them with the AS2 (like listening underwater), the PV1 (music only - thought it was a bit sloppy?) & an ASW675 (somewhat better - but my kids will poke holes in the cone).

    And any idea where in the Merseyside area I could hear M1's in the same place as an REL?

    :confused:
     

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