i have just bought 792 for £134 !! from Hughes now playing them in sounding great already, mainly into vinyl Heybrook tt2 with akito and Denon 103 have lots of vintage speakers to compare 792 with so far very pleased so if you can buy for under £150 go for them a great bargain.
Don't be put off giving these speakers an audition. They are superb and I can't recognise the comments in the WHFS&V review as being about the same speakers. It shows more than ever how different the same speakers can sound in different rooms and with different partnering equipment. I find them to have plenty of weight and would say that midrange insight and unforced but high levels of detail are real highlights of the 792s. Coupled with a Yamaha A-S700 there is plenty of excitement where required, but the combination gives a grown-up presentation that is perfect for long listening sessions and which avoids the over-exaggerated attack of some of the other options out there. I also have a pair of older Mission 751s but the 792s are a big improvement on those very fine speakers.
The 792, like many other bookshelves, requires an LF channel to perform at its vintage best. Having used the M772 for half a decade or so, I have no complaints - my expectations were in check and mostly exceeded. I now have a '4.1.' syst i.e. 792 as fronts, 772 as surrounds and a Yamaha sub.I am in the process of buying the 79c and 79ds.
With correct settings on the NADT747 and my beloved T585 Universal player, heaven is a play button away.Throw in the Sony Bravia 550 and BDP-S360 into the mix - your living room becomes a Hollywood studio at once. For me, a confessed tower-speaker hater, moving from the 772 to 792 is a giant leap!
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A seriously talented performer that has a few design issues
This is a top-notch surround package for the money. It’s a worthy alternative to the award-winning KEF R100 5.1
A great amp with some notable musical skills, but it loses a star compared with its better-performing, better-specified rivals
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