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tri pole rear speakers

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by karkus30, Jul 14, 2004.

  1. karkus30

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    I need some rear speakers to complete my set up. Been looking at Energy crs tri poles at 299.95 each. That puts them into a competitive price range, so, anyone suggest any alternatives ? S/H is fine. The deciding factor apart from performance is the ability to blend with the surroundings. The Enery speakers have a curved front and are available in all white.
     
  2. Kazman

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    You could look at the Mordaunt Short THX certified MS504 Dipoles. I am thinking of a pair of these as well later in the year, and they should add weight and authority to most systems.

    I think they are currently available in Black and Maple.
     
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    Im really wanting tri poles due to my seating position being right up against the wall so dispersion isnt great.
     
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    Seeing as you have gone down the SVS / AVC10SE route why not consider the M&K K4 tripole rears which pack quite a punch for their dimunitive size and are available in white.
     
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    Hi
    I use k-4s on the back wall about 7' up its the only place i can put them my sofa is against the back wall also.Performance wise they are excellent and blend in very well with my m&k 850s and svs subwoofer.I used to have mission m7ds and the little k-4s easily outclassed them.
    Cheers Gonzo.
     
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    Thanks chaps, best place to buy? :rolleyes: have to change my name to Karkus J
    soon :D
     
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    am also using k4s very happy with them, dont know of anywhere that sells mk speakers at discounted prices let me know if you find someone that does
     
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    Gecko are the Uk distributer for M&K. You can mail tham at sales@gecko.uk.com
    I spoke to them a few months ago and they were very helpful.
     
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    i also found them very helpfull when i wanted some platinum coloured grills for the k4s bought them direct from them
     
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    I also use the K4's they are extremly compact, and the sound dispersion is amazing for the price., also thinking of getting another pair
     
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    Still £500 a pair for rear speakers, not exactly cheap.
     
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    Agreed. They cost over 3X more than my Mission M7D's, however they are significantly cheaper than the £900 B&W DS7's.
    My surround speakers are probably my systems weakest link at the moment but they will have to make do for a while.
     
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    I'm thinking of the MS504 Dipoles, how would the M&K's compare?
     
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    FYI its 506 :lesson: ;) (and my new ones arrived today :smashin: ).

    The M&K unit is smaller and lighter than ours and is easier to hide. The 506 is a big sod and weighs about 6kg each. In film terms there isn't much in it, all I will say is that the 5.25 in CPC driver in a 506 is going to match better with the 5.25in and 6.5in drivers you have already. However, you could use the smaller size of the M&K to persuade Mrs Kaz to speak to you again after you buy an SVS.
     
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    The manual for my Denon 3802 recommends 6-16ohms for speakers - would there be any real problems with a pair of M&K K4's being 4ohms and coupled with 5 B&W VM1s to complete a 7.1 setup?
     
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    I was in a similar dilema wanting the K4's but my Pioneer also recommends 6-8 ohm loads. The 4 ohm load on your amp could potentially cause a overheating problem, although I know others have driven 4 ohm speakers under similar cercumstanses with no reported incident. I decided the risk to my £900 amp/receiver wasn't worth the risk.
     
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    I run a stiff 4ohm load across the back of my Pioneer AX3 (and a buddy runs a full 7.1 THX pack with 4x4ohm rears on a VSXD2011) without a squeak. Most rears seem quite sensitve even at 4ohms so it rarely seems to be a problem. It is when you have a 7 channel Dynaudio system that things get fun.
     

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