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Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by AGroucutt, Jan 19, 2005.

  1. AGroucutt

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    Just replacing my panasonic SCHT80 all in one home theatre system with a Denon AVR-1902 AMP and Denon DVD1910 now i was for now going to use my old panasonic speakers. Im considering purchasing some new speakers but on a tight budget £200-£400 any recommendations?
     
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    In that price range consider the Mission M30 cinema or maybe the Mordaunt Short Premiere range.

    If you feel okay about ordering from Germany, then you could try the Canton CD1’s which many people from this forum have successfully ordered from and offers great value for money.
     
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    for something sleek and silver (or black) look at Canton CD1 great upgrade path to with a range of matching speakers..
     
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    I really like the Cabasse system MT 360. Very detailed if you like it french style
    http://www.cabasse.com/english/mt360r/. Very nice musicwise but I'm not sure for HC.

    Try them if you can....
     
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    anyone know the difference with the plus and not plus?
     
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    what about Eltax Matrix or Movieplus????????
     
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    MS Plus - Much better sub. The plus has the MS309 which is generally acknowlodged to be a great sub for the money. The 308 is supposed to be OK, but in terms of the fact that the speakers basically have no bass ability, its worth having a good sub. :) The pic in the link I posted isnt actually correct, the 309 looks completely different. :)
     
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    I agree the 309 is vastly superior to the 308. Buy the plus system. Great speakers and sub :smashin:
     
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    Ive now bought Panasonic DVD S97 and XR70 AMP so now am considering speakers for this setup. The sub output is active and BI-WIRE is an option do the above recommendations still stand? What are active subwoofer and BI-WIRE exactly?
     
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    Bi wire is when you connect seperate speeker cable to the high and low frequancie outputs on the speakers. You also need speakers with s pairs of terminals on the back of them. The MS premeire set dont.

    An active sib is a subwoofer with an amplifier in it as apposed to a passive sub that used an external amplifier to drive it.

    The MS premeire + recomm3endation still stands.:smashin:
     
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    Am I right in thinking BI-WIRE is only used for listening to music in stereo?
     
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    NO, You could biwire your entire 7 speaker system if you had the money, speakers and amplifiers :devil:
     
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    OK the Panasonic AMP is 100W but the MS Premier are 80W is this OK would I be better trying to find speakers that are 100W aswell. Also Impedance for AMP is 6-16 is this suitable for MS Premier. The Imedance for MS Premier seems to be 4-8 is this going to be suitable?
     
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    They MS will be fine. The rating is mainly for driving at reference levels for a long time. The amp should have no problem driving the premieres. If you can independantly set teh impedance manually set it for 6ohms and it shoudl all sing along beautifully.
     
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    Im not sure what to do now. Im thinking th MS Premier Plus http://www.hificonfidential.co.uk/moreinfo.cfm?id=1160 but im concerned about them not handling 100W XR70 Amp and that I then wouldn't be happy with them Id like to get AE EVO 3 but cant affford them plus there a bit on the big size. Or im thinking of these AE 1's and then maybe get a second hand sub.
    http://www.superfi.co.uk/index.cfm/page/moreinfo.cfm/Product_ID/1311 but then I also want something that looks sleek and sexy like some of the sony SA-V300 speakers http://www.be-direct.co.uk/productDetails.asp?referer=kelkoo&id=16454 but I cant find any reviews on them. Anyone. I now have Panasonic XR70 Amp and Panasonic S97 DVD wired up with HDMI but only wired up to old panasonic sats that i cant turnup as amp shows OVERFLOW and at the mo with no sub as the old one is not active sub and as you can imagine this sounds crap.

    Hmmm I must decide this weekend I must I must!

    P.S. Anyone got a second hand sub?
     
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    Yippee the wifey has almost given me the go ahead for the EVO 3B's Im a happy bunny will they be ok with Panasonic XR70 AMP 100W.
     
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    I hope you have enough room as the Evo 3's need room to breath. At least 1 meter from and corners and 2 feet or so from the back wall. Otherwise they will BOOM

    Fantastic speakers for the money though :D They will be happy with the panny amp :D
     
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    Im not so sure now they may be to big I'm going to have alook at some at creative audio on saturday we will see.
     
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    Got EVO 3B's saturday wow fantastic very pleased with my purchase.
     
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    Im glad your happy, theyre superb for the money. Give em a few days to break in and they will sound even better. :smashin:
     
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    :oops: There was me thinking it was running two cables to a connection rather than just the one, DOH
     
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    The guy at HIspex said you can do that but my amp as got seperate terminals to do this bi-wire for the fronts but he said you also should bi wire the centre using the same terminal what do we think? He also said if i use the seperate terminals i would lose power in amps?
     
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    You can save yourself money and time by just replacing the metal jumpers on the speakers with a piece of speaker cable that you use to with your speakers up and that gives you 90% of the benefits of biwiring. :lesson:
     

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