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stereo speakers

Post by steevio » Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:29 am

i was just wondering if anyone has any good suggestions for a pair of stereo speakers in the £300 -400 range.

i've been using one half of a Grundig quadraphonic system from the 1960s which i rescued from a skip (dumpster) for the last 10 years, but they are beginning to get a bit geriatric now.

i was thinking of a pair of budget end nearfields, but i'm living in an open plan place now and i dont think they would work in that space.

its just for pleasure, not monitoring

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Re: stereo speakers

Post by Barfunkel » Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:53 am

My suggestion for cheap hifi is the same as always: Don't bother with new, 2nd hand hifi stores are full of AMAZING amps and speakers for next to nothing.

Can't really recommend specific speaker brands though, it's such a personal choice.

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Re: stereo speakers

Post by lem » Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:26 am

Do you need amps aswell?

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Re: stereo speakers

Post by kdgh » Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:28 am

for a hi fi set. try a set of acive Philips MFB speakers.
Imo they're pretty good.

For nearfield studio speakers i would suggest dynaudio and nothing else then dynaudio.
But that's probably just a matter of taste

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Re: stereo speakers

Post by eggnchips » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:30 am

Barfunkel wrote:My suggestion for cheap hifi is the same as always: Don't bother with new, 2nd hand hifi stores are full of AMAZING amps and speakers for next to nothing.

Can't really recommend specific speaker brands though, it's such a personal choice.
I agree. The iPod-dock generation means that the second hand market is filled with cheap but quality systems and speakers.

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Re: stereo speakers

Post by steevio » Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:33 pm

lem wrote:Do you need amps aswell?
no mate.

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Re: stereo speakers

Post by steevio » Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:35 pm

good idea on the secondhand hi-fi stores, but there arent any within 3 hours drive of where i live.

oh well time for a night out in Bristol or Manchester :D

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Re: stereo speakers

Post by jackbrazzo » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:26 pm

Try KEF - like those floorstanders. :D

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