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...surround with a yamaha 750 where music is king?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by fozzybronze, Jan 16, 2005.

  1. fozzybronze

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    I made a decision (at last)...

    Yamaha 750 imported from Germany.

    However, this is where the problems start...

    Speakers for my 12x12 front room?

    Music is the king, and I tend to only watch movies through Sky, and therefore I have come up (eventually) with the following options.

    Option 1:
    Floorstanders: Mission 33 or 34i
    Centre: Missions m3c1
    Rear: Wharfedale DFS-18

    Option 2:
    Floorstanders: Wharfedale 9.4 or 8.4
    Centre: Wharfedale 9cc
    Rear: Wharfedale DFS-18

    Option 3:
    Let the forum choose something completely different.

    Option 4:
    Get myself a life and stop bothering you good people.

    I have spent over 8 hours in demo rooms and still can't come up with a definitive answer.

    Life would be so much simpler if someone else could decide for me...hence the thread.

    I've promised the wife I woill make a decision by this time next week...

    HELP!
     
  2. Dfour

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    How much are you looking to spend fozzy?
     
  4. pragmatic

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    If you go with the missions get the m3c2 as it's better and you can pick up the m3ds for about £100 double the price of Wharfedale but if you want a matching system (tonnaly as well as badges)

    The AE's are good to, I personal like missions but if you get them all from the same range and similar price (rrp) there is probably not much in it.
     
  5. fozzybronze

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    Thanks for the input.

    With the savings made on the Yam, I could stretch to £600, but realistically £500 should pass the 'wife-test'. Each penny saved will help towards my cyrus goal... dream on!

    I do fancy he AE, but the centre speaker is on the bulky side and I may struggle to fit it under the TV- another pre-requistite to remain both 'happy' and 'married'.

    Would it be easier to choose another wife?
     
  6. Kazman

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    Mordaunt Short Premiere Plus package, small enough to please the wife, good enough to please the music fan and cheap enough to fall within budget and move you one step closer to the Cyrus dream.

    RRP is £500 I believe, but can be had for cheaper.
     
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    Also the m30/i package is about £500 rrp but can be had for cheaper too
     
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    But both of the above are sub sat, so no floor standers.
     
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    Thanks.

    I have sort of dismissed the sub-sat route, as it seemed to me not to deliver the goods with music.

    Surround sound is secondary in my search for superior stereo delivery and floorstanders seem to the way ahead.

    I would hate to think that I have persuaded the good lady to 'put-up' with floorstanders (if they don't intrude too much) just to surrender the valuable ground I have fought so valiantly for!!

    :)
     
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    Yea, i do like the look of the M34/5 and my local superfi has those for nasty cheap!
     
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    If music is king i would have gone with a stereo only setup.
     
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    Appreciate all your thoughts. Ta

    The stereo only set (for the attic/study) will be next year's project.

    Tannoy Fusions? Thanks for the suggestion, not heard anything about them to be honest.

    Does this mean yet another trip to the demo room...I think I'll get myself a season ticket!!
     
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    So, you want to get Musical floorstanders, with a centre and rears too? Under £600?

    And a centre that is small enough to please the wife AND fit under the TV? It can't be done, surely?

    I think..........just maybe....you could get away with these:

    Mordaunt Short MS914 (rrp £250)
    Mordaunt Short MS304 (£99) (an MS905C would be MUCH better, but it is a LOT bigger)
    and MS903 rears (£180)

    Comes to £529.

    You would get a tonal match all round which is important for music, and the MS914's will suit the 750 well, they are great floorstanders, I used to own a pair and for the money, they are great.

    Doesn't leave anything left for a subwoofer though, unless you are doing this later?
     
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    Cheers Kazman.

    You are right pleasing the wife is a near impossible job.

    Subwoofer is on hold, as I am kind of hoping that in the short-term the stereo speakers will pack enough bass to satisfy for now.

    Stop me if I am talking blox, but during demos I always prefered the less tinny sounds I heard from speakers with non-metallic woofers.

    Is this just my imagination or does this tend to be the case?
     
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    The MS settle down after a running in., but being metal it can take alittle bit longer. I've got some 302's connected to my PC, didn't think much of them at first but now they are first rate.
     
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    The Mordaunt Shorts are surprisingly warm actually, despite the metal drivers :)
     
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    I hadn't heard anything about them before I bought a pair of Fusion 2s. Went for Tannoy because I knew they were reliable and liked the sound of a previous pair of Tannoys I'd heard. I wouldn't know how they compare to the other speakers mentioned in this thread however.

    Some photos of the Fusion range are here.
     
  19. fozzybronze

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    Again thanks for all the help.

    Looking @ MS now & I will investigate further the tannoys.

    There was definitely one of you that thought the Missions could be a good solution....

    No votes for the Wharfedales then!

    Mmmm the plot clarifies and then thickens yet further

    :)
     
  20. fozzybronze

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    Oh yeah and then theres the evos
     
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    Hi im wondering what to put on the back of my set up i have R2 s like you but they might be sold on here ADDS ?, if not and i kept them i wonder what would match on the rear/side 7/1? im thinking abot 4 wharefdale bi polr effects no 18 i think or two more tannoy Mx2 i have 4 of those as well or R1 or evan R2 in a 5/1 set up want surround music dolby II X and surround stereo as well as cinima surround , what do you feel match your R2 s for rears thanks ABNETT :eek:
     
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    The evos are superb but the centre isnt small and the evo3's need room to breath. 1 metre from any corners and approx 2' from the rear wall.
     
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    Excellent Dfour... that strikes them off the list.. 1 metre from the corner would put it infront of the TV and slightly defeat the whole object! :).

    Still no takers on the Wharfedales...just down to the 3 sets now, which is one more than I came to the forum with. LOL
     
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    Thanks for everone's input; I've just ordered: mission m34i (£225 HiwayHifi (although I am concerned at some of the reviews this outlet has had (fingers crossed))), M3c1i & M5DS from Superfi @ £80 & £120 respectively.

    This to go with the Yam 750 from germany.

    Feel free to psss me off by finding a better system cheaper! :)

    On this point most people rave about theirt own kit... what are your biggest mistakes?

    I'll let you all know if this is one of mine.
     

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