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What speakers for AVR3805?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by ZachAJ, Mar 25, 2005.

  1. ZachAJ

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    Hey everyone

    I am new to this whole speaker purchase process, but I am looking to spend about $1500 on a nice 7.1 upgradeable speaker system for a Denon AVR-3805. At my local hi-fi store, I heard the Polk RM6900/RM20, and it sounds really sweet...but is there another brand that would be better? 75% Movies, 25% Music.

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    Zach
     
  2. Ian J

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    Hi Zach and welcome to the forum. Unfortunately there are huge price differences between US and what we have to pay in the UK so it is difficult to offer guidance based on prices. Just to compound matters Polk is a name that has never really caught on over here which is probably the fault of the UK distributor more than anything else as I have heard a Polk setup and was very impressed.
     
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    Hello,
    After listening to a lot of speakers, I settled on Polk Lsi25 for the front, LsiC centre and 4 LsiFx for the sides & rears. I believe these are very good speakers for the money. The Lsi25s each have a 10" powered sub in them, so if your room isn't too large you won't need a separate sub. My room is about 4.5m x 8.5m and I notice during some particularly bass intensive parts, the subs are somewhat lacking (that's at pretty high volumes though). I'm thinking of adding an LsiW, but have'nt listened to one or read much about them.

    Frank
     
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    I made that decision about two months ago, and settled with the kef q-series. They got matching impedance (8ohm), good sensivity (91db) and matching power (120w). Also important: superb aesthetic!

    For 3/4 movies, 1/4 music, they seem a very good choice, and not very expensive: payed 1500eur for 2xQ7 1xQ9c 2xQ1. Two weeks later I added 2xQ2s to complete the 7.0 (no subwoofer yet!). This could be even lowered replacing the Q7 by Q5-- the only difference is a smaller bass on the Q5, and causes a 200EUR price drop.

    There is a link to a review of Kef q series on the top of this forum, which gives them a nice rate. The system that this review analyses is somehow different than mine: it is based on the 5.25" drivers (Qcompact, Q4, Q6c), instead the 6.5" drives I have.

    Pros: nice look; good overall sound; can place them wherever you want and they still sound good
    Cons: too lightweight; cheap materials (aluminium on tweeters instead titanium; polysomething for cones instead kevlar, ...)

    The following pictures shows the two Q7 and the Q9C (and the denon of course):
    http://cgd.sdf-eu.org/ht/wm1.jpg
    http://cgd.sdf-eu.org/ht/wm2.jpg
    http://cgd.sdf-eu.org/ht/wm3.jpg
    http://cgd.sdf-eu.org/ht/wm4.jpg
     
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    From 5 different speakers I heard with the Denon 3805, the Quad L series were the best... and from the reviews the Quad L series has got I think it's a great match!
     

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