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Topic # 60320 24-Apr-2010 09:58
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Hi all

Have just picked up a Denon AVR1610 for my home theatre setup. Have upgraded from an older SONY amp with golf ball sized speakers. So I'm looking at getting some new front (L/R) speakers more appropriate for my new amp. Budget would be no more then $500-600 for the pair.

Any thoughts on what would be a good pair of speakers for the above amp?

Only idea's so far are Wharfedale Diamond speakers? Would these be a good match? Probably looking at getting bookshelf rather then floorstanding speakers.

Any other brands/models I should be considering?

cheers
Hayden

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  Reply # 322329 24-Apr-2010 10:43
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To really get bang for your bucks, I would go second hand for some real bargains. Keep your eyes on the TradeMe Speakers section. As an example, I recently got some KEF Q1 bookshelf speakers for $350. Just research the speakers listed before bidding - some are definitely more equal than others. These look like winners (I'm a real fan of Energy speakers, have way too many of them). 




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  Reply # 322422 24-Apr-2010 18:04
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I've got a personal preference towards Mission speakers, with one old pair connected to my hi-fi, and five plus sub for the home theatre (which are powered by a Denon AVR2308).

Since I had to wall-mount my fronts for the home theatre (no room for floor-standers), I went for their smallest book-shelf ones for the front (Mission M30i), which can be mounted with a special bracket on the back.  They give a resonable amount of bass themselves, although nothing stellar - that's what the sub's for - but the whole setup sounds superb.  You may be able to get away with one of their higher models though, for a bit more bass.

Check out Paul Money Hi-Fi, for all their models, specs and prices.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 322435 24-Apr-2010 18:55
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cheap as chips speakers would be the diamond 9.1 which can be gotten about $100 on trademe/pair. they are pretty awesome speakers for their price. very well balanced, very clear, very wide range from 8" -like bass to very high tweet.

i'm sure there'll be other recommendations but these will leave you with lots of money to spare IF you are short. if you got loads just buy whatever suits!




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  Reply # 323103 26-Apr-2010 16:28
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Haydss: Hi all

Have just picked up a Denon AVR1610 for my home theatre setup. Have upgraded from an older SONY amp with golf ball sized speakers. So I'm looking at getting some new front (L/R) speakers more appropriate for my new amp. Budget would be no more then $500-600 for the pair.

Any thoughts on what would be a good pair of speakers for the above amp?

Only idea's so far are Wharfedale Diamond speakers? Would these be a good match? Probably looking at getting bookshelf rather then floorstanding speakers.

Any other brands/models I should be considering?

cheers
Hayden


Hi there I can definitely vouch for what Joker97 said about the Diamond 9.1s being a Diamond 9.1 owner.  These are an extremely good speaker for the price, and at around $599 new for the pair you couldn't ask for more.  Punchy bass and exellent clarity make these are truley wonderfull bookshelf speaker from Wharfedale.

What Hi-Fi have given the Diamond 9.1s numerous awards including product of the year and the brand new Diamond 10.1 have just been awarded best value for money bookshelf speaker.  Good luck with finding a pair of speakers - I'd go for the Diamonds if it were me! :)

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  Reply # 324023 28-Apr-2010 09:03
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Paul Money is doing Opus 1 for about $1600 now...

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  Reply # 324024 28-Apr-2010 09:03
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Paul Money is doing Opus 1 for about $1600 now...



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  Reply # 326769 5-May-2010 10:03
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Thanks for the replies people. Finances have come under a strain all of a sudden so It will be a while longer before I can get my hands on some speakers. Gotta pay those bills first :(

In the meantime I've been doing some more research on speakers for my new amp.

From what I have read Q Acoustic speakers (1010i, 2010) might be a good match as these are more neutral speakers which should match well with the warmer sound of the denon. Has anyone had any experience with Q Acoustic speakers?

In the meantime I'm enjoying my Denon AVR1610 with my current speakers :) Certainly worth the $$$ from my perspective. Loving the new lossless HD audio :)

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