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System completion advice wanted

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by Craig, Apr 2, 2004.

  1. Craig

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    I have almost finshed put together a new system, but I am still pondering over my centre / rears

    The system is
    Roksan Kandy DVD
    Roksan Kandy Amp
    Yamaha 640 Receiver
    Quad L11 / Dynaudio 42 fronts

    What i am less clear about is the issue of centre / Rear / PSW

    My original intention was to pick up an ex-dem / second hand pair of KEF eggs and use them to complete a 7.1 setup. However, having browsed the forums I am concerned that I may make a hash of this as my sofa is rather close to the rear wall and some people seem to find this a pain in the backside with the centre rear dominating proceedings.

    So.....with a budget of 500 notes, and no problem buying second hand (if demo'd obvioulsy) what would be the suggestions aside from the Kef eggs?

    Space is an issue, so pod-esque speakers are preferred to strapping a pair of bookshelfs to the wall

    Hope someone can advise

    Many thanks
     
  2. Craig

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    What ..... no one? Oh well.

    I am gonna find a dealer who can demo the Kef, Monitor Audio, and B&W set-ups

    For what it's worth, having read as many other posts as i can, a further element to the question is this:

    In a room wth the sofa near the rear wall is there a case for preferring 5.1 with dipole rears over 7.1 with 'egg' type speakers??

    It's not my opinion - I'm just picking thoughts up from reading as many threads as I can
     
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    You will get different opinions from different people but I prefer bipole speakers on the side walls and no rear where the sofa is tight against the rear wall.
     

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