Recommendations for surround amp and speakers that is great with movies AND music (budget approx £1000)
I recently inversted in the excellent Panasonic TX-P50GT50 Plasma. Now looking to spend approximately £1000 on an AV amp and speaker package.
Wishlist (in order or priority):
1. Great sound with movies AND music. This is very important to me as I come from an audiophile background
2. Easy to integrate into my modest size room but equally able top fill a larger room (if I move home)
3. Cosmetically attractive and discrete
On paper an amp like the Yamaha RX-V673 looks like a good starting point (and deals around as it is about to be replaced by the 675). But I'm struggling with the choice of speakers. The following are on my shortlist - all can be purchased in a package with the RX-V673 for around £1000 or less:
Monitor Audio MASS 5.1
Q Acoustics 2000i 5.1
Q Acoustics Q7000
When listening to music I come from the "PRAT" school of thought . I want a system that sounds musical, with good timing, rhythm and lifelife dynamics but equally realistic tone. From this perspective, any opinions on the relative merits of these speakers (or others)?