Which speakers?? Floor standers for home cinema

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Found 18th Aug 2009
Ok, i asked on Avf but go no reply. i guess my budget and choices are not worthy of their advice lol.
Max of £150 to spend on a pair of floor standers. i have more but i aint spending a penny over £150 delivered.
i shortlisted 3

Wharfdale VR400 or Mission Mv6 or Sony SSF6000
All can be had for under £150 delivered, all look nice. but i have no way or hearing any as i stay in a small village with no proper Hifi store near.
Running off a denon 1908 receiver, using for ps3 and sky (sky hd eventually)

Anyone offer any advice??

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Original Poster

Wharfedale
http://www.superfi.co.uk/images/main/Wharfedale_VR400_black_front_1200pxh.jpg

Mission
http://www.superfi.co.uk/images/main/Mission_MV6_pair_black_1200pxh.jpg

Sony
http://www.productwiki.com/upload/images/sony_ss_f6000.jpg

:thumbsup: go for the sony ones...why not go to...http.trustedreviews.com

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Mr Weasle;6049059

:thumbsup: go for the sony ones...why not go to...http.trustedreviews.com



they have no reviews and i cba joining yet another forum lol.
Plenty of good people here so i shall pick their brains....if they let me
My OH likes the sony's, just wary as your audiophile will slate Sony to death.

Ignore the fan boys and often biased online reviews, go to a shop where you can try out the speakers, with your own tunes, close your eyes enjoy the music and see what works best for you.

the first ones look nice

:-D oh well go for the krappy wharfdale things!!

Not a fan of sony products anymore, electronics are poor of late.

I like the look of the middle ones and the Wharfedale ones.

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DKLS;6049110

Ignore the fan boys and often biased online reviews, go to a shop where … Ignore the fan boys and often biased online reviews, go to a shop where you can try out the speakers, with your own tunes, close your eyes enjoy the music and see what works best for you.



unable to do this

MarzBarz;6049115

the first ones look nice



me too.

Mr Weasle;6049117

:-D oh well go for the krappy wharfdale things!!



i was all set to buy em when i saw the sony, and they have a better frequency response and sensitivity

Adam2050;6049130

Not a fan of sony products anymore, electronics are poor of late.I like … Not a fan of sony products anymore, electronics are poor of late.I like the look of the middle ones and the Wharfedale ones.



The middle ones, Mission, should be best...but only one woofer....i would like more air moved for my money lol



descisions descisions lol

The look like they should be mounted to the floor?

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Adam2050;6049166

The look like they should be mounted to the floor?



they all should have floor spikes for standing steady on carpet.

shanecr;6049204

they all should have floor spikes for standing steady on carpet.



Oh they have lol. Cool.:thumbsup:

Shame you cant check them out in person, even though shops don't always have the perfect acoustics I have always found it hugely helpful in my purchases, and some shops like Currys aren't always fond of you testing out the kit, I was thrown out of currys for testing Idocks loudly, they mustn't have appreciated my taste in tunes.

I have a dislike for "official" reviews, ever since I reviewed video/audio editing kit for a certain magazine, amazing what happens when you dont have to send the kit back

Try standing the speakers with spikes on a small slab of marble/granite instead of carpet.

always been a mission man myself,seem to be the best all rounders. going back a few years now tho!

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DKLS;6049265

Shame you cant check them out in person, even though shops don't always … Shame you cant check them out in person, even though shops don't always have the perfect acoustics I have always found it hugely helpful in my purchases, and some shops like Currys aren't always fond of you testing out the kit, I was thrown out of currys for testing Idocks loudly, they mustn't have appreciated my taste in tunes.I have a dislike for "official" reviews, ever since I reviewed video/audio editing kit for a certain magazine, amazing what happens when you dont have to send the kit back Try standing the speakers with spikes on a small slab of marble/granite instead of carpet.



that would definately look nicer too, couple slabs of granite. get em from tesco for not to omuch. i think they for chopping but would be ok?

WHARFEDALE VARDUS VR400 have no rear port so its a sealed cabinet...thus not going to 'move air'.

The MISSON MV6 only go down to 52Hz which is fine if using a subwoofer as well. If not might lack that low end.

Sony SS-F6000 are a bit toothless id imagine...brand name without the brand quality...

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awoodhall2003;6049438

WHARFEDALE VARDUS VR400 have no rear port so its a sealed cabinet...thus … WHARFEDALE VARDUS VR400 have no rear port so its a sealed cabinet...thus not going to 'move air'. The MISSON MV6 only go down to 52Hz which is fine if using a subwoofer as well. If not might lack that low end.Sony SS-F6000 are a bit toothless id imagine...brand name without the brand quality...



well. not much help there lol :whistling:

I have a sub, but still want speakers that go low if poss

shanecr;6049370

that would definately look nicer too, couple slabs of granite. get em … that would definately look nicer too, couple slabs of granite. get em from tesco for not to omuch. i think they for chopping but would be ok?



Would be just fine, I upgraded from asda Granite slabs, when the Oh wanted a new kitchen, I got the worktop guys to cut me 2 to perfect size from the remnants.

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DKLS;6049539

Would be just fine, I upgraded from asda Granite slabs, when the Oh … Would be just fine, I upgraded from asda Granite slabs, when the Oh wanted a new kitchen, I got the worktop guys to cut me 2 to perfect size from the remnants.



nice :thumbsup: and great idea.

guy from yorks way had a set of tannoy m3s for sale on here recently, tannoy have a very nice sound,

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awoodhall2003;6049438

WHARFEDALE VARDUS VR400 have no rear port so its a sealed cabinet...thus … WHARFEDALE VARDUS VR400 have no rear port so its a sealed cabinet...thus not going to 'move air'. .



checking manufacturers site, it says these speakers are in a ported cabinet so i think you may be wrong here

edit : i was wrong...they have no port and the bottom cone is a passive radiator.

if you are serious i may consider selling my b&w 220i speakers but they will be at the top end of your budget as i need to replace them
and the rs8's i want cost a pretty penny, i'm near carlisle if u want to pop down for a look/listen they are mint.

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maddogb;6053989

if you are serious i may consider selling my b&w 220i speakers but they … if you are serious i may consider selling my b&w 220i speakers but they will be at the top end of your budget as i need to replace them and the rs8's i want cost a pretty penny, i'm near carlisle if u want to pop down for a look/listen they are mint.



i would need to try arrange a lift as i have no transport, and i cant find any info on those speakers other than they are fairly old. Thanks. but i think i want to just buy new and at least have some warranty.
I'm leaning towards the sony's

shanecr;6049458

well. not much help there lol :whistling:I have a sub, but still want … well. not much help there lol :whistling:I have a sub, but still want speakers that go low if poss


What crossover will you be using?

shanecr;6054223

i would need to try arrange a lift as i have no transport, and i cant … i would need to try arrange a lift as i have no transport, and i cant find any info on those speakers other than they are fairly old. Thanks. but i think i want to just buy new and at least have some warranty. :)I'm leaning towards the sony's



For audio equipment especially speakers age mean nothing, if anything they will be burned in much more. Another thing b&w are a very good quality brand, far better than sony, and should last for decades.

And they will sound far superior to the sony speakers you have listed, if you are on a tight ish budget for audio equipment, i would defiantly recommend going second hand.

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awoodhall2003;6054891

What crossover will you be using?



crossover? nothing seperate. I can set the crossover within the receiver to 40hZ for any of the speakers.

Obviously i dont know really what i want or what is best. Maybe 2nd hand would be better, but buying 2nd hand is more of a pain for having delivered to my home. And as i dont know what im buying, someone could say 'oh yeah..thats quality right there' and i wouldnt have a clue if it were the truth or bs

shanecr;6055963

crossover? nothing seperate. I can set the crossover within the receiver … crossover? nothing seperate. I can set the crossover within the receiver to 40hZ for any of the speakers.Obviously i dont know really what i want or what is best. Maybe 2nd hand would be better, but buying 2nd hand is more of a pain for having delivered to my home. And as i dont know what im buying, someone could say 'oh yeah..thats quality right there' and i wouldnt have a clue if it were the truth or bs



really though you need to go "LISTEN" to speakers, buying mail order is no good.
imagine forking out £150 and setting them up then hey presto, sound is like fingernails down a blackboard to "your" ears, it happens, doesn't matter what the reviews say, its your ears that need to be pleased by the sound.

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maddogb;6056011

really though you need to go "LISTEN" to speakers, buying mail order is … really though you need to go "LISTEN" to speakers, buying mail order is no good.imagine forking out £150 and setting them up then hey presto, sound is like fingernails down a blackboard to "your" ears, it happens, doesn't matter what the reviews say, its your ears that need to be pleased by the sound.



guess im kinda stuck between a rock and a hard place

http://media.photobucket.com/image/stuck%20rock%20and%20hard%20place/sulin/simpsons.jpg

Agree with the maddogb totally, your ears are what counts, a mate of mine has invested well over 60k in his setup, yet I dont like the sound, obviously he loves it, and on a tech level, he has some drool worthy kit.

But in my living room and to my ears I prefer my more modest setup.
Its a very subjective area, it might be a hassle, but even for your small investment, I would take the extra effort involved.

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DKLS;6056063

Agree with the maddogb totally, your ears are what counts, a mate of mine … Agree with the maddogb totally, your ears are what counts, a mate of mine has invested well over 60k in his setup, yet I dont like the sound, obviously he loves it, and on a tech level, he has some drool worthy kit.But in my living room and to my ears I prefer my more modest setup.Its a very subjective area, it might be a hassle, but even for your small investment, I would take the extra effort involved.



its just not viable at the moment to travel just to listen to some speakers unfortunately. i just dont have the time
But i kinda almost decided, and its neither of the 3 i posted further up lol.
Looks like im getting either Acoustic energy neo 3 or mordaunt short 914i. Will decide later today i think
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