Question Starting a home theater setup with 2.0

Discussion in 'What Speakers Should I Buy?' started by Geebau, Dec 2, 2017.

  1. Geebau

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    Just got the avr and now I'm looking for speakers. My plan is to now buy pair of bookshelf speakers that I will eventually replace with floor speakers, and move the bookshelf's to rear speakers. What ever speakers I choose now, I will be getting the rest of the speakers from the same model series for atleast to 5.0. Sub and extra two I may be getting from different series if needed.

    The speakers will be used for movies for about 90% of usage.

    AVR is Denon x1400h

    Pair price
    Dali Zensor 1 337€
    Elac Debut B6 399€
    Monitor Audio Bronze 2 400€
    Wharfedale Diamond 225 349€
    Wharfedale Diamond 11.1 399€
    Wharfedale Diamon 10.2 345€
    Magnat Shadow 203 359€

    From these I'm mostly wondering between the Dali's, Elac and Magnat. Is there any recommendations for one over another? What about from the avr's side, are there any limitations that I should look out for.
     
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    All are good speakers so the best advice is to go and listen yourself since which is best will depend on your own preference of sound. So the only person that can tell you which is the best to get is yourself. How are you mounting the speakers?
     
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    For now, I thought about placing them on the tv stand even though that may be too low. But later, when moving them back I will be getting separate stands.
     
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    Stands will be better as they will not sound there best on the AV unit.
     
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    We can tell you our interpretations of these speakers and try and convey them to you, but that doesn’t mean you’ll end up with the best speaker for your ears. The only way to truly find out which one you’ll like the best is to go and audition them. It doesn’t have to be with movies, as music is a bigger tell tale of how good a speaker is, but try them out with source material you know, on the end of an amplifier you’re likely to end up with, not an expensive two channel amp that’s going to sound nothing like the AV receiver you end up with.
     

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