New Speakers - Surround System

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I would appreciate any suggestions based upon your own experiences or recent 'Show' listenings... I am looking for a new speaker package to complement my Panasonic TH-50PX, DMR-EZ87, Denon AVR-3808 set-up. Room size is approx 5M X 5M, the front speakers (prefer floormount) would be about 3M's apart, and quite close to the wall (20-30cm). Ideally I would also play my 'stereo' through the front speakers . The rear speakers not too big. And preferaby all in 'black'. Thanks.
 
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This is my first 'Clare' experience !!!.....oops forgot ... budget circa £1K, more important is to get the 'best sound per pound' that complements the set-up.
 

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Sorry, I'm not Clare (obviously!), but you could try the Audio Pro
Image 44 system, which is all black, has front floorstanders and costs
£1150. It looks smart in its piano-black finish, and sounds great with
movies, although the sub can be a little on the slow side with music.

Alternatively,
there's the Monitor Audio Radius RS270 AV-12 package, again in black
and with front floorstanders, at around £1600. If that's stretching
your budget too much, the smaller MA Radius 90AV-12 package has
standmount speakers all round and costs £1350. I use the latter one in
my reference system at home, and love it.

And of course I should
mention the KEF KHT 3005SE, £1000 exactly, as it's our 2007 style
speaker package Product of the Year. It's available in black too.
 
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Thanks Andy (this was also my first 'Andy' experience!).

Following some 'googling', the Audio Pro system looks very, very interesting - I will follow up on this. If anybody out there has this system I would appreciate yr comments. The MA systems look interesting and I had these on the original 'list', along with Audica CS/CX and Tannoy Revolutions,.... The KEF package may be a little to much 'style' for us.
Overall, appreciate yr expert input - the Audio Pro was not on my 'radar' and looks a strong contender...need to track down a dealer/stockist...back to 'google'....thanks.
 
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I'm with Andy on the MA R90 package; got mine a few months ago & really love them.

Just need to save for a better amp; I'm convinced my Yamaha RX-V520 isn't doing them the full justice they deserve!

Matt
 
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Hi all,
Just butting in for a bit of advice on a similar theme. I am also seriously considering the MA Radius RS250 package. My question though is around the sub. Is the MA RSW12 sub the best for the system or how do the specialist brands work in this system i.e. REL, Velodyne. My room is 6m x 5.5m so a fair size room to fill.
 
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Thanks for the feedback, the MA R90 will be demo'd, it sounds like either these or the Audio Pros could be what I am looking for.
 
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Leemal,

I'm no expert on these things, but my room is approx 4m x 4m and the RSW-12 fills the room without a problem, and is only set at about 1/3 on the gain; anything more and it is too obvious as to its position.

I also looked at the Velodyne 800 and a small sunfire. Although the sunfire was amazing for the size of box, I want overly sure on the longeivity of making that much bass from such a small unit. The Velo was great, but loved the finish on the MA, which was ultimately gf friendly as "it looked pretty" (!!)

Peter Tyson did me a great deal on my MA package - Sevenoaks weren't able to get anywhere near the price (about £350 off the mark), so unfortunately I wasnt able to support my local retailer this time which is always a shame - Peter Tyson also threw in 50m of QED Micro into the package too.
 
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Thanks for yr advice Andy (and everyone alse). I went for the Audio Pro system in the end - a 7.1 set-up , Image 44's, Image 22, Image 12's X 2 prs, B.1.36 SW......the sound is pretty good !, and they also look good !
Can you recommend some decent speaker stands for the 12's. Not too large, but reasonably tall - circa 60cm. Thanks.
 

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