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Speakers For Yamaha RXV1400

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by RumbleBee, Jun 3, 2004.

  1. RumbleBee

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    Hi,

    I'm thinking about going for the Yamaha RXV1400 AV, but I'm a little lost on the best speakers. I had initially had the Marantz SR74000 down as my AV of choice, but as I'm 90/10 Movies/Music I feel the yamaha will suit me more.

    Heres the speakers I am considering

    - Acoustic Energy Aegis Evo 6.1 Package - £779.95
    2 x Evo 3 Fronts
    1 x Aegis Evo Centre
    3 x Aegis Evo 1 Rears
    Aegis Evo Subwoofer

    - Mordaunt Shorts - £670
    2 x Mordaunt Short MS904 Fronts
    1 x Mordaunt Short MS905 Centre
    2 x Mordaunt Short MS903 Rears
    Mordaunt Short MS309 Subwoofer

    - Mordaunt Short Prem Plus, with the 309 sub - £309.90

    Obviously the price of the MS Prem Plus is the cheapest, but I do have £800 to spend, so want the best what I can afford. I'm fairly new to home cinema and have used a Pioneer VSX100 for the last 2 years with S40 speakers.

    To put in another way I have £1500 to spend on an AV and Speakers. I've got decent cable already, but will probably buy a new sub wire.

    I'd really appreciate any help.

    Thanks,
    Andy
     
  2. Dfour

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    I use the AE evo's at the front and they rock. You would be best of trying a demo of all of them. If you can accomodate floor standers I would recommend them over the premiere series for the money. If you can budget for it I think the MS309 is a better sub than the evo one. :D
     
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    Hi,
    Thanks for replying.
    Floorstanding are fine for my living room.
    Are you suggesting evo's at the front with a MS309 sub. What about the rears. I know the 3x fronts need to match, but does this not apply to the rears too.

    cheers,
    Andy
     
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    It is preferable but not so important. I used rear speakers that didn't match the fronts for years without any problems and it seems that quite a few others do as well.
     
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    Yeah my rears are completely different to my fronts. The advantage that the evo 1's have are that they are not designed primerily as surround speakers. They are very capable main speakers but that alos means they are quite large and would require speaker stands to get the best out of them. I demo'd the AE system you are looking to buy and the evo1's make very powerful surrounds:smahsin:

    But then i'm baised :devil:
     
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    I do have a query perhaps Tons of fun can answer. Do you think it would be okay to PM him

    I've read a little more into the MS904's and I see both this and MS905 are the Avant model, but on the Richersounds site only the 903 rears are listed. No Avant.

    Does this mean they are of the older model, or am I suspecting wrongly and if this is correct will it make any difference.

    Thanks,
    Andy
     
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    Thanks Dfour.

    One more thing.
    I'm thinking along the lines of the 3 x AE evo's at the front and the MS309 sub, but what about the rears. Which would you advise

    3 x Aegis Evo 1 (as per 6.1 package)
    3 x Evo Compact (Would these lower watt speakers match the fronts).

    I suppose I'm concerned about the size of the rears, as my sofa is against the wall. Will Bipolar's be more suitable, as Mordaunt Short have relased the 903A's.

    Thanks,
    Andy
     
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    I would also recommend bipolars as they are much less bothered about placement. I have my sofa against the wall and uses biploars as all my rears.
    Myself and a few others use these:
    http://www.richersounds.sv01.net/index.php?f=itemdetl.php&p=101229
    :smashin:
     

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