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Recommend me some surround speakers

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2006/07/06 20:05:45 (permalink)

Recommend me some surround speakers

Guys, I'm after some really great sounding funky looking surround speakers. I've got my amplifier and sub-woofer sorted, just need a kick-ass speaker setup for my upcoming Sky HD and playstation 3 ?
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    RE: Recommend me some surround speakers 2006/07/06 20:23:52 (permalink)
    try richer sounds online,or visit one of there local stores, that where i go they always have a deal or 3
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    RE: Recommend me some surround speakers 2006/07/06 20:28:31 (permalink)
    I've got Mordaunt-Short centre and satellite speakers and TDL fronts as I also use the amp for music. Sounds absolutely brilliant and they look the dogs dangly doo-da's.

    Got the whole set up from Richer Sounds in Bristol - well impressed with the price and service (and guarantee as the cat blew the amp up once by p!ssing on it... )
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    RE: Recommend me some surround speakers 2006/07/06 20:33:17 (permalink)
    Get rid of the Sub Woofer and go into richer sound and get yourself some decnt monitors.
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    RE: Recommend me some surround speakers 2006/07/07 10:50:23 (permalink)
    For the bedroom I've got Mordaunt Shorts 5.1 :

    http://www.mordauntshort.com/ranges.php?RAID=6

    plus Wharfedale evo2 10's main fronts:

    http://www.wharfedale.co.uk/model.php?model_id=129


    Agree on Richer Sounds for the odd bargain.






     
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    RE: Recommend me some surround speakers 2006/07/07 11:56:00 (permalink)
    Ok...

    What's your budget?
    How big's your room?
    What's the rest of your system?
    How far away will you be sitting from the front speakers?

    Ignore the "Get rid of the subwoofer" post.
    We're talking 5.1 - which means 5 channels (speakers) and an LFE + bass managed channel (subwoofer).
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    RE: Recommend me some surround speakers 2006/07/07 13:25:43 (permalink)
    Any Audiofile will tell you this, subs are awful for sound reproduction, get some decent speakers and you dont need a sub.

    Go to the AV forums, no one recommends a Sub. Awful things IMO.
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    RE: Recommend me some surround speakers 2006/07/07 13:29:13 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: cu3ed

    Any Audiofile will tell you this, subs are awful for sound reproduction, get some decent speakers and you dont need a sub.

    Go to the AV forums, no one recommends a Sub. Awful things IMO.


    You and the people who talk of not using subwoofers have obviously never heard a good one set-up properly.

    Take a listen to a Paradigm Servo-15, Velodyne HGS-15/18, Velodyne DD-15/18 and a decent set of speakers properly set-up and you'll be converted.

    We're talking about an AV system here - Subwoofer is king.
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    RE: Recommend me some surround speakers 2006/07/07 13:33:36 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: cu3ed

    Any Audiofile will tell you this, subs are awful for sound reproduction, get some decent speakers and you dont need a sub.

    Go to the AV forums, no one recommends a Sub. Awful things IMO.


    even if they used for music? (just curious)

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    RE: Recommend me some surround speakers 2006/07/07 13:40:45 (permalink)
    Velodyne, hardly a realistic price point for many.

    And trust me, ive heard plenty of professionally set up systems, most without Sub's. Many moons ago i worked for a very prestigious (sp) Audio Visual company and although the owner kept selling Sub's, he never recommend them when doing an installation, simply because once you've set up all you monitors correctly their is no real need for it.

    Best thing for music is a quality stereo amp, and two as best as you can get speakers.

    Though if you really just wanna blast you house to pieces for a party then a Sub would be very handy lol.
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    RE: Recommend me some surround speakers 2006/07/07 13:45:07 (permalink)
    I'm not talking about Bose here.

    The OP asked about a surround system...

    But I will humour you.

    I'm off for my lunch now, I'll be back shortly. In the meantime, can you tell me which 'affordable' stereo speakers will reach down to 20Hz with very low distortion?
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    RE: Recommend me some surround speakers 2006/07/07 13:53:27 (permalink)
    Ohhh i dont know.......a nice set of AE1's should only be around the 3k mark al nicley set up lol, saying that though any real good Floorstanding speakers should reach the 20Hz frame with a pretty flat responce, but they wouldnt be that great , certainly in the lower, so actually Sub might be Justified. Probolem lies that it adds another level of complexity.

    Certainly by all means Subs have their place, but most i know will not want to use it unless they truly feel it nesscessary.

    And im not gonna have a Bose arugment, My bro Works for Bose, so i know the type you are, its horses for courses, nothing wrong with a Bose system except for the fact that they are more expensive, but considering usability and how easy they are to install yourself, that is what they are selling.

    Your right about the original post.

    manny calavera, it comes down to this its whatever youve go to spend, your gonna have to budget for 5 more speakers, if you have the amp that can handle it, plus give about 10% of your budget for good cabling to connect it all up, look about the net, but i think Richer Sounds do offer very good prices, plus you have the ability to walk in and say what ya want.

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    Actually it doesnt matter, like most A/V stuff its purly down to the user and what they preferr, so just do whatever suits your ear.
    post edited by cu3ed - 2006/07/07 14:15:32
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    RE: Recommend me some surround speakers 2006/07/07 14:27:49 (permalink)
    That's rubbish about subs, find me a cinema without some!! And as said 5.1 depends on a dedicated subwoofer channel.

    Having said that I would not suggest satellite speakers either. Ah my system is so bloody massive, no one else would have it!
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    RE: Recommend me some surround speakers 2006/07/07 14:30:03 (permalink)
    Cu3ed,

    I've concluded that you know nothing about AV systems (despite your brother working for Bose).
    I, on the other hand, only talk about what I know.

    manny,

    I know about AV systems and I am willing to offer sensible advice on equipment and setup issues, if you need it.
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    RE: Recommend me some surround speakers 2006/07/07 14:46:07 (permalink)
    Okay thats fine, and i wasnt using my Bro as a reason why i should know something about AV.

    Actually even if i knew all the Bose stuff, they still are nothing like a proper seperates system.

    Il will conceed (sp) that if you have not so great speakers that can reach around the 50-40hz range then youll possibly want a Sub to fill in the sound, as this is the sound the director inteded you to hear things, but it is not a standard requirement.
    post edited by cu3ed - 2006/07/07 15:05:24
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