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    5.1 speakers suggestions please.

    Looking for some 5.1 speakers for my PC, PS3, 360 and would ideally like some with a wireless remote?
    Any suggestions where i can get a cheap but decent set from? Budget up to around 80 smackers.

    Cheers, Roo

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    Re: 5.1 speakers suggestions please.

    Have you considered these or alternatively these. My mate had some logitech ones a while back, which were okay, nothing to shout home about but they did the job.
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    Re: 5.1 speakers suggestions please.

    Thanks Pete, yes i was looking at the x540's today..they look good to me except for the wired remote.

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    Re: 5.1 speakers suggestions please.

    I have the 540's. They have good bass, not quite loud enough during DVD's in my oppinion (on full) and looses the top ranges of sounds.

    Appart from that OK.

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    Re: 5.1 speakers suggestions please.

    Quote Originally Posted by Will404 View Post
    I have the 540's. They have good bass, not quite loud enough during DVD's in my oppinion (on full) and looses the top ranges of sounds.

    Appart from that OK.
    have you got your sub encased in polystyrene or something?
    the bass is far too loud imo. minimum to medium is about as much as i dare.

    the X540s are a great set of speakers

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    Re: 5.1 speakers suggestions please.

    Looking at the rear speaker lengths of the x-540's (4.1m) i'll have to buy some extensions i think!
    Probably go for some of these though.

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    Re: 5.1 speakers suggestions please.

    i bought some 10m extensions (only just long enough ) from Maplins for under a tenner, so they should do ya

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    Re: 5.1 speakers suggestions please.

    Quote Originally Posted by matty-hodgson View Post
    have you got your sub encased in polystyrene or something?
    the bass is far too loud imo. minimum to medium is about as much as i dare.
    No, I have bass between about 1/3 and 2/3 depending on the type of music, film, ect. When watching films I have it set to maxiumn volume in a resonably small room, 4*4meters(ish), but the calibration requires all the speackers but rear right to be turned down, as rear right is above me in the only place it fits. They are on about 80% volume though, and I think it is not very loud.

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    Re: 5.1 speakers suggestions please.

    Quote Originally Posted by matty-hodgson View Post
    i bought some 10m extensions (only just long enough ) from Maplins for under a tenner, so they should do ya
    You sure about that? I didn't think Maplins sold ANYTHING for less than about £20...

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    Re: 5.1 speakers suggestions please.

    How would you connect your xbox or ps3 to these?

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    Re: 5.1 speakers suggestions please.

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackmage View Post
    How would you connect your xbox or ps3 to these?
    I was wondering the same thing too Blackmage...

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    Re: 5.1 speakers suggestions please.

    Bose Companion 5

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    Re: 5.1 speakers suggestions please.

    Quote Originally Posted by roorooroo View Post
    I was wondering the same thing too Blackmage...
    You can, with the adapter they come with. You won't be getting 5.1 though

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    Re: 5.1 speakers suggestions please.

    I'd suggest a Home Theatre Kit personally, along with something like the Joytech 540C if you choose one with only a single optical in.

    Something like the Samsung HTZ310 perhaps?

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