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Which rears? from ProAc fronts?Denon AVC-A11SR(soon)

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by thestorm, Jan 17, 2002.

  1. thestorm

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    Hi all

    I bought a ProAc Centre speaker today the Response CC One. This was to match my ProAc S125's.

    These speakers were very expensive £1,200 for the stereo pair
    and £600 for the centre channel, but i maanged to get that ex-demo for £400. :D
    I really can't see myself spending £800 (I think) for the matching rears(Tablette 2000)...so I asked the sales person at Audio T, what would be a
    good rear speaker that'll go well with my room plan and he
    suggested the Acoustic Energy Aegis Compact. Have a peep, don't be shy! : http://www.acoustic-energy.co.uk/range_aegis/aegis_compact.htm

    The amp I'm considering is the Denon AVC-A11SR there's an interesting review of it in the latest issue of HCC.

    What alternatives are there to the Acoustic Energy Aegis Compacts? I'm not sure what i'm looking for.. it has to look good,
    but not pretentious, and i most definetly do not want Bose's! :devil: ... I already have B&W 602 s2's but I reckon they'll
    be too big. Esp since the speakers will need to be at ear level.

    I was in HMV (Bond Street) and was just checking out there mini cinema for demo'ing dvd's and had a look at the rear's they're using.. and they're JBL Control 25's? ( i can't remember the model)
    but would you recoomend me pursuing JBL Control for rears?

    It should be something "affordable" as I may want to buy another pair later to keep up with these new cinema sound upgrades. And good looking...! Not plasticy like the Boston range
    of speakers.

    I was also considering Mission fs2?s the flat pannel ones.. they
    look really smart...flat 'n all.... but I think my front's will be far too
    good for the rears.

    anyway... as u can tell it's left me confused... if you have any ideas, please share!

    Cya,
    Shaz
     
  2. Reiner

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    Not sure how they match tonally but how about Mission 77DS bipoles?
    Affordable (GBP200 I think to recall) and not intrusive as mounted on the wall. Well, might buy 2 pairs and go Ex/Es all the way.
     
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    I would stick with the B&Ws on stands, on the rear corners, they recomend direct speakers to the rear...
     
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    Difficult one - a couple of ideas off the top of my head:

    1. KEF 65DS - very good quality di-poles (not as good as the TDM34DS but nowhere near as expensive). Only trouble is that they were recently discontinued so they might be hard to find but, on the positive side, if you do find some they might be cheap.

    2. What about some top-quality in-wall/ceiling speakers - M&K S85 in-walls spring to mind. I don't think they're ridiculously expensive and they'd be very discreet - the only problem would be if you cut holes in your wall/ceiling, installed them and then found they didn't match up very well with your Proacs! Actually, you could always borrow some normal (non-in-wall) S85s to see how they match up before cutting any holes.

    You probably ought to consider what their main usage is going to be - if it's 5 channel music then direct radiating speakers would probably be better BUT I'd say you're more likely to notice tonal differences between the front and the rear which, unfortunately, suggests that the Proac Tablettes would be the best bet.

    If it's movies, however, then perhaps dipoles would be better - apart from being more suited to reproducing film soundtracks, because the sound is less directional I'd wager that any tonal differences between the front and the rear would be less noticeable.

    Anyway, I hope these comments help.
     
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    Hurry up and get UR DENON 11SR. It's lush. I love it.

    Regards
     
  6. thestorm

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    heheh :p i only just bought my center speaker yesterday... my wallet's taken a good bashing! So to speed things up i'm going to stick with the 602s2's and get the denon on 2 weeks :)

    Cya,
    Shaz
     
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    and i'll do exactly that! ;)
    thanks.. it'll save money and time and allow me to get my amp
    sooner than later.

    Cya,
    Shaz
     
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    Hi Reiner o' Dark Lord of the Sith!
    :devil: <-- Darth Maul !

    Thanks for ure advice.. i'll recyle my 602s2 for a while...
    ...i'm sure there's plenty of life left in those ultra value for money
    Bassey Twinkley knock boxes!!!!

    Now I'm "SURROUNDED" by 5 speakers... 3 proac's and 2 b&w's

    Now all i need is an amp...i'm saving...liek mad... I think my
    cousin will buy my emergency 24'' Sony Widescreen... so that'll
    give me some money to put towards a deposit.

    Cya,
    Shaz
     
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    Hi Matt

    Thanks for u're ideas.. i'll definetly consider them when I have more money left after my Amp purchase....

    In wall speakers is too much hassle, and KEF is too much of a risky purchase. So i'll wait a while and recyle my B&W 602s2.

    Cheers,
    Shaz
     
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    you could get some 601 s3 for the surround back rears works well trust me am a doctor:eek: when you got some more pennys
     
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    I could nick my brothers 601 s2's :devil: :)
     

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