What alternatives to M&K K7 + K4 setup?

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by Trevin Chow, Nov 12, 2003.

  1. Trevin Chow

    Trevin Chow Stunt Coordinator

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    I was originally in the market for a compact satellite 5.1 setup for my home theatre, but it turns out that I have enough room for larger speakers. The fronts could be as big as 12" high adn 5" wide. The rears need to be as small since they will be on stands behind my couch which is near a main walkway in my living room.
    • Receiver:The speakers will likely be driven by either a Denon AVR-2803 or an HK AVR325.
    • Sub:I haven't fully decided on a subwoofer. I was going to go with a SVS 25-31PCi and put it behind my 50" Sony GWIII LCD RPTV. However, several people have told me that a sub behind my TV i snot a good idea as the bass might shake the internals of the TV out of alignment. so there is only one other viable corner for my sub and I have to wait until I can see how big of a sub I can get to fit next to the couch.
    • 95% TV and movies, 5% music from CDs (no SACD or DVD-A player now, nor do I plan on getting one for at least 2 years).
    I looked at the M&K speakers at a local dealer and was blown away by a K7's across the front (L+C+R) with K4 tripoles for the rears. I would expect this setup to completely smoking with an SVS sub.

    However, potential problems with this system: (1) this setup is very pricey, and (2) center channel may be too big on my TV (specs say 6" deep and my TV only have about 4" of room on top)

    I'm wondering if there was something cheaper I should be considering? or something with a smaller center channel? Just wanted to get suggestions from people for my situation that I should research.
     
  2. Mike Sloan

    Mike Sloan Second Unit

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    Hi Trevin,

    I think 4" of depth would be adequate to place a K7 on. Remember the K7 can be placed horizontally and you could always use some double sided foam tape between the speaker and the TV if you were worried about slippage. If you are concerned how the 20-31Pci would look next to the couch...you could also go with the SVS PB1...box style...same performance and comes in different colors. Be careful about "downsizing" your center channel. Remember...99% of dialog and most of the effects come out of the center! Some peolpe even believe this is the most important speaker...so don't skimp! Other speakers to check on are Axiom...pretty good cost to performance ratio.
     
  3. Mike Sloan

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    I also forgot to mention the Cambridge Sounworks "Newton" MC300's. At $400.00/pair they also offer great sound at a reasonable price...check it out on HIFI.com.

    Remember when I told you about the great deal over at 6th Ave. regarding the Denon3803. I just purchased the 3803 (for a Christmas gift for my brother) for $649.00...call them and talk to a salesman...they are replacing the 3802 with the 3803 at a really low price![​IMG] Go to the Receiver section (this forum) and look at the threads under the title "Denon 3803 refurb." May be out of your price range...but felt I needed to give you the opportunity!
     

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