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Which speakers for rears please??

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by scouse, Jan 31, 2003.

  1. scouse

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    I have four options for rear speakers:

    Wharfedale Valdus 400's
    Wharfedale Diamond 8.3
    Acoustic energy Aegis 2
    Kef cresta 3

    I already have Valdus 400's for my fronts btw.

    Which pair of speakers do you lot think will be the best for someone who likes music and movies equally...?

    Thanks
     
  2. dnrc

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    If you like these speakers, then you have answered your own question.

    It's best to have speakers from the same range as fronts and rears as they will sound alike.
     
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    Agree with dnrc ... if you can match front and rear channels - so go for the Valdus 400s.

    Victoria
     
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    Yep, same again please!
     
  5. Ian J

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    Presumably you have a large room :zonked:
     
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    I will lend you some scaffolding and some 8" rawbolts to put them up. :D
     
  7. scouse

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    Nope...fairly small room to be honest...but will be moving to a bit bigger room when i go to university. Thanks for the advice, its been very helpful.
     
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    If you buy a pair of Valdus 400 for use as rears in a small room, the advice will not have been helpful at all. These are big beasts that need a lot of room to work at their best. They should be at least 2/3 feet away from the rear walls and probably 10 feet behind the listening position
     
  9. scouse

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    what would you suggest as replacements???
     
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    Can only advise throu my own experience........

    Started with a new pair of Mission 773e' floorstanders for main fronts, with some old Technics jobbies for rears.

    Did loada reading etc, and despie having a smallish room, hung another pair of 773e's on the side walls, speaker cones about 15" above main fronts, equally spaced and directly in line with the listening position.
    It may break a few rules???? But sure sounds good!!
    Filled in the surround rears with a pair of Mission M7DS's approx 40" above and in line with each end of the sofa.
     

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