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Wise ones, what speaker set should I get?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by Malakh, Jan 3, 2002.

  1. Malakh

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    Hi Folks,

    I'm moving into a new flat and thought it a fine time to ugrade my old Panny a100 DVD player and my Videologic DD system. I originally thought I'd get an all-in-one system like the Sony DAV-S500 but the lack of SCART, lack of digital audio out and the fact that almost everyone on the newsgroups seems to think they are the work of Satan has somewhat put me off.

    Everyone says seperates are best but what should I buy??? Ideally I'd like to spend no more than £400-£500 on a 5.1 set and an amplifier/decoder. I'd quite like the speakers to be small (like the ones that come with the S500) so that my girlfriend doesn't shoot me. Can anyone recommend some kit and a place to get it from (I live in London). There seems to be so many different options I don't know where to start.

    Obviously I'd like the sound quality to be as good as possible within my price range but am not looking to bring the roof down as I'd quite like to get along with my new neighbours, at least for the first 6 months or so ; )

    many thanks

    M
     
  2. uncle eric

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    Amp budget 500 quid. Denon 2802.
    If you can stretch a little more, Denon 3802 is superb value for money.
    Whats your speaker budget?

    Eric
     
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    mission m7 series of speakers £400 quid at richer sounds. too good a bargain to miss me thinks!!
     
  4. Malakh

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    erm... actually the £500 is ideally for speakers and amp both! The Mission 7 ones do look good but they're quite large (If I'm looking at the right ones) and, while I'd love to have audio heaven, really need to keep them as small as possible - largely due to a lack of free floor space.
     
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    Have a look/listen to the Yam HTIB40 system maybe just the thing your looking for and within budget.

    Philmate.
    Phil.
     
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    I agree with Phil. My next door neighbour has the HTIB 40 and they are discrete as well as sounding good.
     
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    my mate has just bought £120 yamaha amp & £120 gale speakers from RS he reckons they are great for money!!
    Not heard them yet!!:cool:
     
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    £120 amp from RS, if it's the same one I'm looking at now, is not a Digital amplifier.
     

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