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Topic # 115256 19-Mar-2013 15:03
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I know size counts to a certain extent when it comes to speakers but I'm no audiophile and aesthetically I prefer satellites up high in the corners of the room... though I do like good sound. I'd be interested in what you audio experts think are my options for a decent 5.1 setup without going for floor standers?

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  Reply # 784002 19-Mar-2013 16:59
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Define decent?
$450?
$3000?

There's a range of options out there, and deciding on what way to go will depend on:
Intended use : music / movies / gaming.
Size of the room.
Budget.

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  Reply # 784278 20-Mar-2013 10:13
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The larger set of Kef Eggs KHT3005 or the B&W MT series were both pretty good sounding but as Dunnersfella says it totally depends on your price range and intended use, Both sets I have mentioned are around the $3k mark from memory.

Wouldnt bother with any of the HTIB, JBL, cheaper tannoys etc unless you are restricted to the bottom end of the price scale.




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  Reply # 784637 20-Mar-2013 18:04
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Cheers, I don't really have a budget as such, It comes down to bang for buck for me... I wouldn't spend an extra $1000 for 1% better if you know what I mean... Room is slightly smaller than 5m x 6m and will be used for a mixture of music/movies

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  Reply # 784707 20-Mar-2013 20:25
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KEF Eggs get my vote. When i bought mine, the set cost around $2500-$3000. Now its only $1200 and will most likely be cheaper on Easter sales....

JB Hifi has them, among others:
http://shop.jbhifi.co.nz/home%20theatre/speakers/kef-audio-kht2005-3-5-1-channel-av-speaker-pack/23

some pics of mine:





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