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Which Speakers - Around £100

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by Garysweb, Jan 26, 2004.

  1. Garysweb

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    I am looking for some speakers to go with a Pioneer VSX C301 AV Receiver
    The budget is around 100 quid (will go a tiny bit over...only a tiny bit mind), can be full size or sats.
    The fav at the moment seems to beThese Any comment on these would be good, as well as other suggestions.

    Thanks
    GW
     
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    Speakers are very important in any AV/music setup, those Eltax really are very low end.

    I know you don't want to hear this but, it is worth saving more money and getting better speakers.

    For budget sets check these out.

    Mordaunt-Short Premiere Package £299.

    http://www.hifistore.co.uk/product.php?qsProd=PREMIER


    WHARFEDALE DIAMOND 8 HOME CINEMA SPEAKER PACKAGE at £329.

    http://www.superfi.co.uk/index.cfm/page/moreinfo.cfm/Product_ID/1072


    ACOUSTIC ENERGY AEGIS EVO 1 HOME CINEMA SPEAKER PACKAGE £339.


    http://www.superfi.co.uk/index.cfm/page/moreinfo.cfm/Product_ID/1311


    Mission M3S 5.1 speaker package at £379.
    http://www.superfi.co.uk/index.cfm/page/moreinfo.cfm/Product_ID/1493
     
  3. Garysweb

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    I dont mind spending a bit more but not really that much mate. Any suggestions for somthing a bit cheaper. This is only my first system so i dont want anythin TOO fancy.

    Thanks
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    Garysweb

    what do you mean they are £150 there mate
    thats a link showing them to you with full spec
    no price there

    they where £350 when i got them
    And they sound very very good for a first system
    plus you get an active sub as well
    i ahve been very happy with them

    Also where are you ????

    let me know mate
     
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    if i were you id have a look at the eltax comet are selling a 5.0 set-up for£99.99 jupiter model as for a first speaker set you cant go wrong + if you dont like them take em back but you will be impressed as for the pascals i thought that when i had mine they sounded tinny and too quiet to get a decent cinema experience also by the way with the eltax you wouldnt need a sub as the fronts are quite bassy
     
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    You could get 2 pairs of mission M71i for £120 from richers then buy a centre & sub second hand when funds allow.Used centre you could get for £20-30 and a half decent sub for £100.Total would be no more than £240 and would be a lot better than the cheaper complete systems on offer.
     
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    I would not go down this route. Firstly you will have front and rear speakers with a tonal match, and no centre speaker. The centre speaker is very important in surround sound; after all it deals with dialogue. When you have enough money to get the centre you need one that will match the others. Not always easy. Don't forget you would need to add another £60 for decent stands for the front 2 speakers. You can live without a Sub but not without a centre speaker in my opinion.
    Don't restrict yourself to just Eltax, there are many packages around without blowing too much money.
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    I've got a 301 and am using a 5.1 setup made from the Logitech z560 speakers as featured in the special offers thread. If you can't get these then try the Tannoys which people seem pleased with at £150. Don't be misled by the people saying you need to spend more on speakers as the 301 is a very modest (but excellent for what it is) receiver and would probably be pressed to hard with some of the packages mentioned.
     
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    Mylo

    Nothing to stop him using phantom for centre, alternatively 3 pairs of missions, still only an extra £59 and would have a front and rear matched soundstage and 6.1(without sub) to boot. Stands £20 per pair from richer.
     
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    hyperfi have the mission cinema 72 package for £170 and the 'cinema m740' (one of their own creations I think) for £300. The '740 looks particularly interesting as it's got a pair of mission m74i's at the front which are excellent.
     
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    £100 original budget blown, and a very difficult centre speaker to integrate into most rooms. Normal centre channels are magnetically shielded and designed to fit under or on top of TV's. I would also still like to hear the Mission against the Eltax just to see which sound best.

    Cheers, Mylo :smoke:
     
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    Thought you might say that...if you look in the text under the pic you will see what i mean...seems a little odd though, i have seen um for way more on other sites, as you said.

    Whats the cheapest you would concider selling um for?

    Oh yer, i am down in dorset :)
     
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    I lisened a some of the cheaper Eltax's sets back a few years ago, I directly compared them to the Mission M7 series and the Mission M7 series were far better especially the trebble.

    The Mission M7c2 is a very nice center speaker, I was one of the first in the UK (the first on AV forums) to get one.

    Just the price of the M7c2 is over his original speaker budget.

    The older M7c1 was not very good speaker IMO very very thin in sound and size.
     
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    Grimleys,

    Yes, and then pricematch it at RS, and get it down to 138!!! ;p

    Wasabi
     
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    Make me a decent offer and I let you know mate
    I have got the box for it so as long as you pay P&P i can send it to you unless you want to drive to London

    It's a heavy Item am not sure what del will be
    Let me know Am sure we can sort something out
    Also will have a sony DVD player For sale soon
    Model Sony DVP-S735D DVD Player if interested mate
     
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    Interested in the missions, dont want it to get too expensive though. What are the options? For the center for example.

    As for the sonys. I will have to concider them, so i dont really want to make an offer just in case i dont go for um. Delivery will be pretty steap too...so um......

    Thanks
     
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    Try and get a listen to a few mentioned and see what you think, S/H is an option and more bang per buck but £100 is very tight i think if you can stretch to £140 ish for tannoys as sats or one of the eltax packs (also lok at accoustic solutions) Comet sometimes have these really cheap as do currys Dont laugh guys a mate has 2 AS fronts and ELtax centre and rears from a Kenwood 5040 AMP the sound awsome for what he paid........ Maplins sometimes have a good deal on check them out.
     
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    S/H? Am i being daft?
     
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    I'm assumuing he means Second Hand.
     
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    Erm...wouldn't that be 6.0?;)
     
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    Yeah sorry second hand.
     
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    Oh yer..der!
     
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    Hey, i just checked that site again and they av gone up to £179.99.

    :(

    Also HD, what u mean by eltax packs? The original ones?
     
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    Eltax Package. Eltax offer a lot of their ranges in packages. Ie, 2 fronts, 2 surrounds and a center.
     
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    Yer i was just wondering if he was pointing out any ones in particular.
     
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    Well there are 4 or 5 packs at the sort of money you are looking to spend so pick one you like or try and listen to one or two QED have a good choice
    Matrix, Silverado, hollywood, etc
    personally i think Hollywood pack are better value Also consider GALE Moviestar 5, Other option as stated before is get a pair of Missiom M71i and lok for mission Centre and some rears S/H and add a sub later.
    Cheap speaker packs are just that, I made that mistake!
     

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