Speaker Package vs Individual Speakers for HT

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  1. nigel_jim

    nigel_jim Auditioning

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    Continuing from an earlier thread:

    I am a big fan of the Wharfdale 8.1 and Mission 7 Series speakers (I am an entry level buyer at this time), and would love to have them as a part of my HT.

    I am thinking of the Marantz 4100 as a DVD/CD player coupled with the Marantz SR4200 Receiver - so a capable music player - my question is:

    --> am i better to get a HT speaker package (which I believe will not compliment my music discs) or can I have Wharfdale 8.1 speakers, for example, as my front and rear speakers and then buy a separate centre speaker and woofer? Will this impact the quality of the movie soud tracks? I suspect my HT will be used for 60-40 music-movies?

    I hope that all made sense.
     
  2. Bob McElfresh

    Bob McElfresh Producer

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    Are these Mission speakers bookshelf/monitor style? If so, buy a third for the center.

    Here is the issue: more and more movies are sending dialog to the L/R speakers as the actors move to the edges of the screen. There are also a lot of special effects that swirl around your speakers. You want a nearly identical center speaker for the L/R so the sound does not change as they transistion.

    If not a matched set, you want the center speaker to have the same type/size tweeter as the L/R to get close.

    (Some people swear by have 3 identical front speakers)

    The sub: you dont need to worry about mixing different brands of subs with different speakers. There is not a tone-match issue here.
     
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    Ted Lee Lead Actor

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  4. nigel_jim

    nigel_jim Auditioning

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    Thanks guys.

    I think rather than buy a "package", I am going to buy three front speakers (of the same type - possible B&W DM303's) and then look for some reasonable, but smaller rear speakers.

    I will add a woofer in a few months. This way I know that my music will sound good.
     

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