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which LOW budget speaker package?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by l0nz, Jun 17, 2003.

  1. l0nz

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    Hello one and all

    I'm in need of buying advice regarding a low budget speaker package. I can't afford most of the speakers that people rave about on this forum, but anything will be an upgrade on my current set of home-made mdf bodge jobs. I have a sub already that I'm happy with, a nifty passive-radiator design in oak I managed to fluke just right, unlike the sats. So, looking around the sub-£200 for a 5 speaker set with preferably floor standing fronts, it looks like my only options are Gale, Pioneer or Eltax. Can anyone give me UNBIASED opinions on these brands, yes I know they are like the Skoda of the speaker world, but do they really sound that bad? I can always peel the badges off ;)
    Please, no replies saying "save up for this and that" cos any savings I have will be used for more urgent things, like paying off my big fat mortgage. I have to stick to this low budget.

    Thanks muchly in advance.

    L0nz

    PS the speakers will be driven by a Yamaha RX-V590 prologic amp but this is next in line to be replaced, so it's not much of a factor.
     
  2. gingerone

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    I have just replaced a pioneer sat/sub package that I had for about 2 years for kef eggs mark 2 and the difference is shocking.
    The pioneers were very cold and hard sounding.
     
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    You're right that you won't get much choice in that price range. Keep an eye out for second-hand kit in the classifieds of this forum and in your local papers. As long as you test them before buying, you should be fairly safe - there's not much to go wrong in speakers.
     
  4. wilber

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    Try www.petertyson.co.uk and have a look at their Tannoy av speaker package for £200 MX2s, MX1s & MXc pretty good - not floorstander but better quality than the other stuff you've mentioned. I used to have 4 mx1s & 1 mxc and it was a pretty good setup
     
  5. Ian J

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    Richer Sounds have a selection of budget speakers including older models from the KEF and Mission range that may well suit you
     
  6. MuFu

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    M72 Cinema package from Hyperfi.co.uk might be worth a look at £200. Bookshelf fronts though.

    MuFu.
     
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    How about the Wharfedale Diamond Screen3 package. 8.3 Floorstanders (Fronts) 8.1's for Rear Plus Centre. About £260 from QED. What HiFi 5 Star Package
     
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    i was about to suggest the same if you can budget up a bit. i have the Screen3 package and it is excellent (although i will probably upgrade to the new DFS-18 bi-polar rear speakers at some point for an enhanced cinematic rear sound field. the 8.1s are fine as rears though and are great for multi-channel music).
     

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