Suggestions for small bookshelf speakers for budget system?

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Hi all, i'm new here looking for a little advice. I'm looking for some small bookshelf speakers, to suit the system/placement/room I have.

I've assembled my first 'proper' hi-fi on the cheap using 2nd hand components, the system consists of an AR 101 turntable, a Marantz CD67 and PM6030OSE amp, and a Sony JB-980 Minidisc. Bearing in mind these four cost an average of about £55 each, i'm looking for some bookshelfs to suit. Most of my listening will be over headphones as we have a little girl who is asleep when I get chance to sit down, but occassionaly I will be able to make use of some speakers.

The only place I can site them is on a bay window sill, so ideally a max speaker depth would be in the region of 250mm. Room is a typical semi-detached living room, about 4m x 4m, with all associated soft furnishings, tv etc...

|To keep cost low i'm absolutley happy to ge second hand as with all the sources, but I know that new i'm at maybe around the £75 to £100 mark.
 

Blackdawn

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New, you could try Dali Zensor 1, Tannoy V1, Mission MX1, Cambridge Audio S30 etc. However, with the budget I would go for second hand. You can just search through the standmount/bookshelf sections and single out which ever you like the look of. If you find another £50-150 I would go for speakers such as Monitor audio BX2, Dali Lektor 2, Mission Mx2, Quad 11Lclassic etc.

If you go for new ones, would be good to audition.
 

ReValveiT

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Wharfedale Diamond 9.1

Available new for £99, it's easily the best value speaker available right now.

You'd need to spend a LOT more to better it.
 

Mr. Iceman

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Plastic penguin, what I meant by 'pp' was previous poster rather than 'plastic penguin'.

Just like 'op' is an original poster.
 

CnoEvil

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Mr. Iceman said:
Plastic penguin, what I meant by 'pp' was previous poster rather than 'plastic penguin'.

Just like 'op' is an original poster.

If PP was the pp, then would that then make him the PPpp! :? :D
 

matthewpiano

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Agree about the Wharfedale Diamond 9.1. I still have a pair here. Very natural and persuasive performers and still compete quite comfortably with the current crop of £200-£250 speakers.

Dalis are also well worth a look although you might struggle to get any within your budget. The Lektor 1 and Lektor 2 are both superbly organic, musical performers.
 

Mr. Iceman

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CnoEvil said:
Mr. Iceman said:
Plastic penguin, what I meant by 'pp' was previous poster rather than 'plastic penguin'.

Just like 'op' is an original poster.

If PP was the pp, then would that then make him the PPpp! :? :D

No, it would make him ppPP, but only if PP was the pp but not the op ;)

On a more serious note, keeping to the topic. 9.1 is still a fab speaker for silly money.
 

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