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    I have a large room I plan to use for music and gaming. I want an amp and speakers primarily for music, but also for Xbox and PC gaming. I imagine I will need at least 60w, and I want serious bass capability and the best quality I can afford.

    In the current music room I have an old Cambridge Audio amp driving vintage Tannoy and Wharfedale speakers and it sounds great. But I'm so unfamiliar with modern kit, I'm not too sure where to start. The main choice seems to be between a pair of floorstanders with a bluetooth amp, or a 5.1 system. My instinct tells me the former will be better for music, but I dont know.

    Budget maybe £1500 or so.

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    Hunaccostamedasiam ...

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    Are you on crack?

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    Take your pick

    https://www.whathifi.com/best-buys/b...get-to-premium

    try and get a listen though - what sounds good can subjective

    for me, it would be the B & W from that lot

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    I remember my Jamo 5.1 system what i could not use. Sounded amazing even when low but would make ornaments walk of the mantelpiece.

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    Trog, if you are not in a rush, I would wait until the virus all clear is given and then go along to a good hi-fi shop where you can get a good demonstration. Richer Sounds being one of the best.

    No matter what recommendations people make, it is your ears that is the deciding factor.

    I had Bang and Olufsen for years and then swapped for Technics along with KeF speakers. Even better sound.

    £1500.00 is a lot of money. You don’t want to regret it by rushing.

    Good Luck


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    Quote Originally Posted by KorkyKat View Post
    Trog, if you are not in a rush, I would wait until the virus all clear is given and then go along to a good hi-fi shop where you can get a good demonstration. Richer Sounds being one of the best.

    No matter what recommendations people make, it is your ears that is the deciding factor.

    I had Bang and Olufsen for years and then swapped for Technics along with KeF speakers. Even better sound.

    £1500.00 is a lot of money. You don’t want to regret it by rushing.

    Good Luck

    Stay away from B & O - a triumph of prettyness over sound quality.

    monitor audio silver a good shout at that price point.

    it does depend on what you’re pairing them with though.

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    Good hi-fi isn't what it used to be. I have a collection of speakers, I swap over from time to time. Have two pairs of Missions, two pairs of B&W and a pair from KEF. I find some music is better on other speakers. I wonder if years ago I should have got a NAD amp instead of the Marantz KI Signature I bought. It was about 20 years ago I bought that amp though, still going strong.

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    Just get a set of KRK monitors with at least an 8" driver and hook them up to a laptop, use bluetooth from your phone to connect to the laptop, if your that lazy.

    Even better connect the KRK's to a mixer and some vinyl decks and add a sub to pump out some serious dub sounds...

    Monitors even though primarily used for production are pre-amped so no need for an external amp. Plus the companies have spent time getting the sound right with the amp speaker and box so how can we do better unless we are talking full sound system terms with bepsoke pre-amps and 8 x 18" kick boxs!

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    Ask the nice man at your local Richer Sounds.

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    Monitor speakers aren’t for listening to and ‘enjoying’. Monitors are for working with; designed to give a very flat response so you can work out where the recording is lacking in order for the guy on the controls to compensate with the levels.

    They’re also designed to be listened to from a lot closer than you would listen to proper speakers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wheelnut View Post
    Monitor speakers aren’t for listening to and ‘enjoying’. Monitors are for working with; designed to give a very flat response so you can work out where the recording is lacking in order for the guy on the controls to compensate with the levels.

    They’re also designed to be listened to from a lot closer than you would listen to proper speakers.
    They sound amazing though, that's all i ask for.

    I will listen to a track on my monitors, then listen on a good quality hi-fi and it sounds wrong, these days it's all about setting up a dynamic field to 5.1 surround and all that shit, but imo a good set of 2.1 monitors and your sorted.

    I'm no expert on hi-fi setup and home entertainment mind, i'm just a producer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wheelnut View Post
    Monitor speakers aren’t for listening to and ‘enjoying’. Monitors are for working with; designed to give a very flat response so you can work out where the recording is lacking in order for the guy on the controls to compensate with the levels.

    They’re also designed to be listened to from a lot closer than you would listen to proper speakers.
    Not those monitors you fool, these Monitors.

    https://www.monitoraudio.com/

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    Trog, use yer ears.

    Richer Sounds FTW

    B&O is hifi for fashionistas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KorkyKat View Post
    Trog, if you are not in a rush, I would wait until the virus all clear is given and then go along to a good hi-fi shop where you can get a good demonstration. Richer Sounds being one of the best.

    No matter what recommendations people make, it is your ears that is the deciding factor.

    I had Bang and Olufsen for years and then swapped for Technics along with KeF speakers. Even better sound.

    £1500.00 is a lot of money. You donít want to regret it by rushing.

    Good Luck


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