1. Join Now

    AVForums.com uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Which Mid range speaker ???

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by rbrites, Aug 30, 2005.

  1. rbrites

    rbrites
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    Hi,

    I would like to know which speakers offer best mid range sound?
    So that they can help my satelites speakers?

    I have a Yamaha 2500 with a Bose Acoutamass 10

    Tks
     
  2. Mark Pitchford

    Mark Pitchford
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2001
    Messages:
    206
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Scotland
    Ratings:
    +4
    One persons mid-range is anothers high-end!

    How much money have you got to spend?

    What will you be using them for?

    What kind of stuff do you listen to?
     
  3. rbrites

    rbrites
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    well i don´t worry about the money as long as what i buy is well spent!
    and i get results.

    i have the yamaha 2500 it has enought power to handle some more than my 5.1 speaker system! but iam missing the mid range !

    so it is a 8ch av so what do you suggest?

    Tks
     
  4. Sniper

    Sniper
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2004
    Messages:
    1,294
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    51
    Ratings:
    +80
    wait a sec! you mean mid-range in sound terms right? not price?
     
  5. Troon

    Troon
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2005
    Messages:
    151
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    21
    Ratings:
    +2
    Wait - you want to add another speaker to handle the mid-range that your Bose system is missing?

    :rolleyes:

    My suggestion would be to ditch the Bose and go on the hunt for a replacement system.
     
  6. rbrites

    rbrites
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    Well that will come out expensive and take two long besides what i do with my speakers i have at the moment?

    I would just like to ad maybe two good mid range speakers !
     
  7. owain_thomas

    owain_thomas
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2002
    Messages:
    1,937
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    51
    Location:
    Manchester, England
    Ratings:
    +81
    I'm really confused - do you mean "mid range, as in neither cheap nor expensive" or do you mean "mid range, as in neither treble nor bass"???
     
  8. Sniper

    Sniper
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2004
    Messages:
    1,294
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    51
    Ratings:
    +80
    2:1 he means the 2nd ! who's in? :confused:
     
  9. owain_thomas

    owain_thomas
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2002
    Messages:
    1,937
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    51
    Location:
    Manchester, England
    Ratings:
    +81
    If so then the advice to get rid of the Bose speakers and go for something else is probably the best.
     
  10. Sniper

    Sniper
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2004
    Messages:
    1,294
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    51
    Ratings:
    +80
    I totally agree: then again what else could he do !?!

    I mean you could design a crossover which 'extracts' the range of frequencies the bose are weak in & feed those to a mid-driver!!! but that somehow is (to put it mildly) extreme.

    No really now: if that's what you mean just stick to the AM10s and forget about the problem until you're in a position to change. Don't let other ppl's opinions (& preferences) change yours, if you like the way they sound then stick to them cos' you'll surely make a loss if you had to sell them.
     
  11. rbrites

    rbrites
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    Well Then i guess its not possble get out those mid range frequencias,
    But then i could go for a 7.1 system and add two more bose small speakers to the amp???

    But i still miss those mid range sound!!

    Oh well i guess i will have to live with them untill i win the euro millions! :smashin:
     
  12. Sniper

    Sniper
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2004
    Messages:
    1,294
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    51
    Ratings:
    +80
    do you only need them for music? I mean do movies sound fine? cos' you could opt to getting a pair of speakers just for that! maybe!
     
  13. rbrites

    rbrites
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    Yeaaa for movies it sounds great but not perfect it really is missing that mid range!! i am sure my Yamaha 2500 can give more!

    So just two more speakers should do the job which do you suguest?
     
  14. Ian J

    Ian J
    Banned

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2001
    Messages:
    25,528
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Ratings:
    +4,906
    What you are thinking about is neither desirable and probably not feasible either. It is important for a cohesive and convincing soundstage that all front speakers are voiced similarily and if you are talking about replacing the left and right pair with some other make it would end up sounding terrible so at the very least you would have to change the centre speaker as well.

    I'm not sure whether a Bose system connects up in the same way as "normal" speakers and in addition to being technically undesirable it may not be possible to replace parts of the system either.
     
  15. Geoxis

    Geoxis
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2005
    Messages:
    312
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Surrey
    Ratings:
    +15
  16. Ian J

    Ian J
    Banned

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2001
    Messages:
    25,528
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Ratings:
    +4,906
  17. Sniper

    Sniper
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2004
    Messages:
    1,294
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    51
    Ratings:
    +80
    if it is just for music - not movies - how about hooking up a pair of speakers (to be decided) as Zone2 (but in the same room!!!) and only use them for music playback from cd/radio/whathaveyou!?

    as for the wiring - i know the older Bose AM systems use to have passive subs - infact you had to have SUB off & all speakers to LARGE, funny how many ppl got that wrong!
     
  18. rbrites

    rbrites
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    TKS Sniper,

    I guess that is really what i need for music just get two new speakers for diferent zone.. so which speakers should get then??
     
  19. drljames

    drljames
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2004
    Messages:
    367
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Telford
    Ratings:
    +11
    You could try the Bose 161 (use a pair for rears) got AM5s for my fronts.. they do the job (around 150 quid)
     
  20. rbrites

    rbrites
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    Well humm that would maybe do the trick which Av Amp did you use?
    Because i have the Yamanha 2500 7.1,
    And with these extra speakers i could have a 7.1 sorrund !!
     
  21. drljames

    drljames
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2004
    Messages:
    367
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Telford
    Ratings:
    +11
    I have a Yamaha AX620 (only 5.1)
     
  22. rbrites

    rbrites
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    So just by adding these two speakers the Av will do the rest to seperate the mid freq?

    and it will not screw up the rest ?

    Tks
     
  23. drljames

    drljames
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2004
    Messages:
    367
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Telford
    Ratings:
    +11
    I only use the 161 as my rears.. so unsure how they would sound in your setup
     

Share This Page

Loading...