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Speakers: Style Vs Traditional

Hi all, I've gotten myself into an endless circular decision loop and need some help getting out..... The main challenge is to go for style or traditional speakers - and then, which ones.....

Room Size: 25' x 12' rectange with the TV on one of the end 12' walls

Primary audio requirement is 'normal' volume [not floorshaking bass] with emphasis on clarity for music and movies and good surround sound.

Speakers considers [budget £1k] include
Tannoy Arena
KEFF 3005
Mission E80
Linn Komponent

Questions;

Assuming similar pricing, which of these sets of speakers will best suit my room & audio requirements? Are there other offerings I should consider? i.e. including traditional sets? Which AV receiver/amp will best drive with the recommended speakers? [budget £500]
Would like a product with some degree of future proofing.

Apologies in advance for similar questions to many existing threads but I've browsed many of these in recent days and the last 3 mags and I guess i just need a push to get me over the line!!

Joe

 

 

 

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Re: Speakers: Style Vs Traditional

My £0.02-worth? Onkyo TX-SR605 (for the futureproofing) plus B&W DM300 system, or push the budget with the Tannoy Sensys 5.1 package (below). That's quite a large room you're trying to fill, after all...


 

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