Q Acoustics 7000i 5.1 Slim + a pair of 7000LRi £649 @ Peter Tyson
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Q Acoustics 7000i 5.1 Slim + a pair of 7000LRi £649 @ Peter Tyson

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Found 1st Mar
I was looking for a compact 7.1 home cinema to replace my old and bulky 5.1 speakers and found this deal.

For comparison, RicherSounds sells Q Acoustics 7000i 5.1 Slim without the extra speakers for £799:
richersounds.com/q-a…tml

The reviews seem to be very positive:
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I have these. Very good speakers which are punching above their weight for the size. Floorstanding and bookshelf speakers are always going to be better but then they are alot bigger than these and take up more footprint.

These are very good looking when wallmounted and cables hidden like I have done.
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Edited by: "maxamus007" 1st Mar
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I am planing to replace Q Acoustics 1000 5.1 system which has a pair of large floor standing speakers for the fronts and smaller bookshelf speakers for the backs. Will I regret going for these small speakers? Or are they superior quality to my old and bulky speakers? The receiver is currently Onkyo SR605 and will be upgraded to Denon X2500.
danilovesky13 m ago

I am planing to replace Q Acoustics 1000 5.1 system which has a pair of …I am planing to replace Q Acoustics 1000 5.1 system which has a pair of large floor standing speakers for the fronts and smaller bookshelf speakers for the backs. Will I regret going for these small speakers? Or are they superior quality to my old and bulky speakers? The receiver is currently Onkyo SR605 and will be upgraded to Denon X2500.


I would day depends on the quality of the speakers you are going for by generally bigger speakers have better range
danilovesky13 m ago

I am planing to replace Q Acoustics 1000 5.1 system which has a pair of …I am planing to replace Q Acoustics 1000 5.1 system which has a pair of large floor standing speakers for the fronts and smaller bookshelf speakers for the backs. Will I regret going for these small speakers? Or are they superior quality to my old and bulky speakers? The receiver is currently Onkyo SR605 and will be upgraded to Denon X2500.


Don’t go for size. Go for quality
o0bean0o0head0o14 m ago

I would day depends on the quality of the speakers you are going for by …I would day depends on the quality of the speakers you are going for by generally bigger speakers have better range


Well, my current setup is like this:
* fronts -- Q Acoustics 1050i -- hifix.co.uk/q-a…ers
* backs -- Q Acoustics 1020i -- hifix.co.uk/q-a…ers
* centre -- Q Acoustics 1000c -- hifix.co.uk/q-a…ker
* subwoofer -- Q Acoustics 1000s -- hifix.co.uk/q-a…fer

I am generally happy with the sound quality, just was thinking of extending to 7.1. If Q Acoustic 7000i are better (or at least not worse) soundwise I would go for them just because of the look and smaller footprint...
deano_uk9 m ago

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By any chance, did you upgrade to these speakers from something bigger?
Do you think I am better off with floor standers and bookshelf speakers, just adding a couple of 1020i to my 5.1 setup (see the previous comment)?
Or is it worth to convert to these compact speakers?
danilovesky8 m ago

By any chance, did you upgrade to these speakers from something bigger?Do …By any chance, did you upgrade to these speakers from something bigger?Do you think I am better off with floor standers and bookshelf speakers, just adding a couple of 1020i to my 5.1 setup (see the previous comment)?Or is it worth to convert to these compact speakers?


Your current speakers have a better frequency range than these so, depending on how sensitive your ears are, these may be a downgrade for you.

It all depends on if you think you can put up with that though, for the smaller compact speakers. What I will say is, I bought these years ago (when the sub was different) and I am more than happy with them. The happiest I have been with compact speakers to be honest. They have some oompf when needed (Pacific Rim in Atmos sounds fantastic through them.)

If changing to smaller speakers isn’t that important to you though, then I’d just get a couple more 1020i speakers and save the cash.
danilovesky14 m ago

Well, my current setup is like this:* fronts -- Q Acoustics 1050i -- …Well, my current setup is like this:* fronts -- Q Acoustics 1050i -- https://www.hifix.co.uk/q-acoustics-1050i-speakers* backs -- Q Acoustics 1020i -- https://www.hifix.co.uk/q-acoustics-1020i-speakers* centre -- Q Acoustics 1000c -- https://www.hifix.co.uk/q-acoustics-1000c-center-speaker* subwoofer -- Q Acoustics 1000s -- https://www.hifix.co.uk/q-acoustics-1000s-subwooferI am generally happy with the sound quality, just was thinking of extending to 7.1. If Q Acoustic 7000i are better (or at least not worse) soundwise I would go for them just because of the look and smaller footprint...


I'd say you stand a very good chance of being disappointed. You should demo any speakers you're thinking of buying but particularly if going from proper speakers to diddy satellites, there's a big difference in the type of sound.

Personally, I'd suggest you spend the money on replacing that sub, something like a BK P12 300SB or better should do the job.
danilovesky59 m ago

I am planing to replace Q Acoustics 1000 5.1 system which has a pair of …I am planing to replace Q Acoustics 1000 5.1 system which has a pair of large floor standing speakers for the fronts and smaller bookshelf speakers for the backs. Will I regret going for these small speakers? Or are they superior quality to my old and bulky speakers? The receiver is currently Onkyo SR605 and will be upgraded to Denon X2500.


I'd consider the size of your room too, small speakers likely won't cut it in a big space
I have these. Very good speakers which are punching above their weight for the size. Floorstanding and bookshelf speakers are always going to be better but then they are alot bigger than these and take up more footprint.

These are very good looking when wallmounted and cables hidden like I have done.
37162737-jAhP9.jpg
Edited by: "maxamus007" 1st Mar
nzadok16 m ago

I'd consider the size of your room too, small speakers likely won't cut it …I'd consider the size of your room too, small speakers likely won't cut it in a big space


It is 3.5m x 5.5m, the tv and front speakers are at the 3.5m side, the seating area is in the middle of the room, ~3m from the speakers. Probably these 7000i satellites will not match the space...
danilovesky19 m ago

It is 3.5m x 5.5m, the tv and front speakers are at the 3.5m side, the …It is 3.5m x 5.5m, the tv and front speakers are at the 3.5m side, the seating area is in the middle of the room, ~3m from the speakers. Probably these 7000i satellites will not match the space...


Tough decision its a fantastic compact system but may leave you underwhelmed if you are moving from floorstanders, reviews look good though
b1g1an1 h, 29 m ago

I'd say you stand a very good chance of being disappointed. You should …I'd say you stand a very good chance of being disappointed. You should demo any speakers you're thinking of buying but particularly if going from proper speakers to diddy satellites, there's a big difference in the type of sound.Personally, I'd suggest you spend the money on replacing that sub, something like a BK P12 300SB or better should do the job.


The size of subwoofer is the most pressing thing for me, space-wise. While all the speakers are in the corners of the room and kind of out of the way, the subwoofer is right in the middle (due to socket location and furniture-related constraints). I put my eye on this 7000i set primarily because of its slim subwoofer design ... Rel T-Zero subwoofer was my second choice.

I understand BK P12 300SB would be a good upgrade, just cannot fit it in the room geometry
danilovesky1 h, 2 m ago

The size of subwoofer is the most pressing thing for me, space-wise. While …The size of subwoofer is the most pressing thing for me, space-wise. While all the speakers are in the corners of the room and kind of out of the way, the subwoofer is right in the middle (due to socket location and furniture-related constraints). I put my eye on this 7000i set primarily because of its slim subwoofer design ... Rel T-Zero subwoofer was my second choice.I understand BK P12 300SB would be a good upgrade, just cannot fit it in the room geometry


That's unfortunate as that is definitely the weak point of your current system, the baby ones included with these lifestyle systems do little more than try to replace the mid range missing from satellites, more midwoofer than subwoofer.

Is there nowhere else in your room you can put one, doesn't have to be across the front, corner is much better than middle too.
maxamus0075 h, 13 m ago

I have these. Very good speakers which are punching above their weight for …I have these. Very good speakers which are punching above their weight for the size. Floorstanding and bookshelf speakers are always going to be better but then they are alot bigger than these and take up more footprint.These are very good looking when wallmounted and cables hidden like I have done.[Image]


These look really nice indeed. If you switched from a bigger set of speakers did you notice much sound degradation (if any)?
BTW, what subwoofer do you have? It looks quite small...
danilovesky7 m ago

These look really nice indeed. If you switched from a bigger set of …These look really nice indeed. If you switched from a bigger set of speakers did you notice much sound degradation (if any)?BTW, what subwoofer do you have? It looks quite small...


Sub is BK Gemini. It packs a punch for its small size.

I didn't notice alot down sizing from some Kef IQ5 floorstanders. Yes, some of the highs are not as deep any more but otherwise I don't notice enough for me to regret the change.

I sit directly Infront of my setup so all fires in my direction roughly 3m from my sheeting position.

Amp is a Marantz 1609
danilovesky20 h, 2 m ago

These look really nice indeed. If you switched from a bigger set of …These look really nice indeed. If you switched from a bigger set of speakers did you notice much sound degradation (if any)?BTW, what subwoofer do you have? It looks quite small...


maxamus00719 h, 55 m ago

Sub is BK Gemini. It packs a punch for its small size. I didn't notice …Sub is BK Gemini. It packs a punch for its small size. I didn't notice alot down sizing from some Kef IQ5 floorstanders. Yes, some of the highs are not as deep any more but otherwise I don't notice enough for me to regret the change. I sit directly Infront of my setup so all fires in my direction roughly 3m from my sheeting position.Amp is a Marantz 1609



The Gemini is a decent 10" and would be a much better choice than the one included with this kit, if you want to go up the range a bit there's the XLS 200 with a similar footprint. Would do a much better job of hiding what's missing as well as doing what a sub should do. It's still a fairly big box compared to what you're used to, think the way @maxamus007 has it placed disguises that , but going in the right direction for your needs.
Edited by: "b1g1an" 2nd Mar
maxamus0071st Mar

I have these. Very good speakers which are punching above their weight for …I have these. Very good speakers which are punching above their weight for the size. Floorstanding and bookshelf speakers are always going to be better but then they are alot bigger than these and take up more footprint.These are very good looking when wallmounted and cables hidden like I have done.[Image]


Lovely set up there mate. I've currently got a 7.1 Jamo A102 system which is due an upgrade. Issue I have is that the TV is on the wall where our fire used to be. There's literally about 100mm from the edge of the TV either side to the corner of the wall where it returns back to the main wall. I've looked everywhere for the size of the base plates but can't find it anywhere, sorry to be cheeky but any chance you could measure the width of the base plates for me as they look wider than the actual speakers?
ShopCom12324 m ago

Lovely set up there mate. I've currently got a 7.1 Jamo A102 system which …Lovely set up there mate. I've currently got a 7.1 Jamo A102 system which is due an upgrade. Issue I have is that the TV is on the wall where our fire used to be. There's literally about 100mm from the edge of the TV either side to the corner of the wall where it returns back to the main wall. I've looked everywhere for the size of the base plates but can't find it anywhere, sorry to be cheeky but any chance you could measure the width of the base plates for me as they look wider than the actual speakers?


They are 100mm (10cm) and yes, they are wider than the speakers
maxamus0078 m ago

They are 100mm (10cm) and yes, they are wider than the speakers


You legend, that's great. I'd got it in my head the speaker was 100 mm and the base was something like 120-130 mm. Think they might just fit. Thanks ever so much, very much appreciated!
maxamus0071st Mar

Sub is BK Gemini. It packs a punch for its small size. I didn't notice …Sub is BK Gemini. It packs a punch for its small size. I didn't notice alot down sizing from some Kef IQ5 floorstanders. Yes, some of the highs are not as deep any more but otherwise I don't notice enough for me to regret the change. I sit directly Infront of my setup so all fires in my direction roughly 3m from my sheeting position.Amp is a Marantz 1609



Deep highs and sheeting position. Classic
maxamus00718 m ago

They are 100mm (10cm) and yes, they are wider than the speakers


Don't suppose 2moz you can advise what the width of the actual speaker is can you? Think I'd have to tuck the base plate of each speaker slightly behind the TV? I'd just have to be very careful fixing it being so close to the corner.
ShopCom1234 m ago

Don't suppose 2moz you can advise what the width of the actual speaker is …Don't suppose 2moz you can advise what the width of the actual speaker is can you? Think I'd have to tuck the base plate of each speaker slightly behind the TV? I'd just have to be very careful fixing it being so close to the corner.


The speaker width is just shy of 80mm
maxamus00756 s ago

The speaker width is just shy of 80mm


That's great thanks ever so much!
These might be good speakers but don't rely on whathifi or trusted (ha) reviews for purchasing decisions...
Sir-Bargain-A-Lot5 m ago

These might be good speakers but don't rely on whathifi or trusted (ha) …These might be good speakers but don't rely on whathifi or trusted (ha) reviews for purchasing decisions...



Good to know
Voted hot. Great for a second system or a minimal look.
Just ordered! Cheers OP and @maxamus007 fingers crossed the install goes okay and I don't blow the corner!
Hi

I was wondering if any of you speaker experts could give me advice. I've got Sony SA-VE705 speaker systems with 7.1 configuration.

I've had them for about 15 odd years.

Are the acoustics better? Worth spending 650 on?

I've tried Google... lol
Thanks
Forgot to say I've got a AVR-X2400H if that makes a difference.
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