This is what I have... now need speakers to go with it:


New member
Aug 10, 2019
Hi I have read all there is available but still can't make my mind up!

I have:

Sony KDL46v2000

Sony HXD870 DVD recorder (not yet but decided to buy it)

Humax HDCI2000 (for BBC HD)

Onkyo TX-SR605 (will also be ordering soon)

I live in a top floor flat and the living room is around 5m x 4.5m, so heavy bass not required.

So now I want to spend around £500-600 in a speaker set and have narrowed it down to the KEF 2005.1, Quad L-ite and Mordaunt Short Alumni. Which of these is most suitable for trying out or are there also others?

Thanks in advance for you help

Clare Newsome

New member
Jun 4, 2007
Nice set-up!

At that price-point, the Q Acoustics 1010i 5.1 package would outperform the others. There are supply problems with the sub at the moment,but QA is on the case (more here).

Wharfedale's Diamond 9 HCP (£500) is also worth a look/listen.


Thanks for that Clare. Looks good and definitely an option. So now 2 follow ons.... is it worth going for the QED Anniversary cable or will the cheaper Original cable be good enough for this et up. I am not a hardcore fan so small differences would probably pass me by but if it is noticeably better then would be tempted. Secondly should I get the Q Acoustics satellite stand for this at £69? I could use a shelf and /or wall brackets but again if the difference is significant I would go for it. I know I should really go and demo this set up but there is limited opportunity to do this so hoping just to get a set up that works for me! Lastly am I correct in thinking I also need a HDMI cable to connect to my TV and also a subwoofer cable? Again thinking of going tor teh QED if they are as good as they sound.



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