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    New Speakerage

    I'm after some new speakers.

    Basically, something 4.1, 5.1 or 6.1 (the later must be able to upmix from 5.1 output into 6.1)

    Heard my mates Altec Lansing speakers, very crisp bass, good effects from the speakers etc.

    At the moment I have these and I have to say the bass on them isn't very good and the trebel isn't great either.

    A wireless remote would be great but it's not a must.

    I'm willing to part with upto £100, maybe a tiny bit more, but not much.

    So, what do you guys recommend?

    Cheers in advance

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    Saving another £125 and getting the Logitech Z5500s

    I don't know that you'll get a decent 5.1 system for that kind of money

    There are some decent Logitech 2.1s Z2200s or something which i think use the same satelites as the Z680s

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    Cor, that's a lot of money

    What about in the 4.1 arena, still talking over £100?

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    I can vouch for the following 2 sets as good quality speakers ;

    http://www.scan.co.uk/images/products/136844-A.jpg :: Creative GD580 dolby decoders 92+vat

    and these as well

    http://www.scan.co.uk/images/products/50979.jpg Creative THX 550 speakers @ 163 + the dreaded 17.5%

    A work collegue swears by the Z550's so these I would also recommend

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    Quote Originally Posted by r1zeek
    Cor, that's a lot of money

    What about in the 4.1 arena, still talking over £100?
    Not sure if they do a 4.1 with the same speakers

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    You can get 5.1 for that price quite easily - although you pay for what you get. £100 will get you budget sound on a budget price. The more you spend the better/louder you get (to an extent and if you know what your buying).

    I would steer away from Creative and go for Logitechs.

    http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=58362

    Is probably around your budget.

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    save the £750 U need for a HiFi Home Cinema Amp and decent 5.1 speaker package.

    I had an amp and a set of £70 speakers for a year before I could afford the rest but i havent regetted it,

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    As an idea, have you thought about separates? Off eBay you may well do very well...

    Say this:

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...727276209&rd=1

    With this:

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...728713497&rd=1

    Will probably go for around £100 in the end...

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    Quote Originally Posted by WildmonkeyUK
    I can vouch for the following 2 sets as good quality speakers ;

    http://www.scan.co.uk/images/products/136844-A.jpg :: Creative GD580 dolby decoders 92+vat
    I'm liking them, considering ordering them

    I'm not an audiophile so a £750 amp would be wasted on me and i'm only running from the onboard sound of my IC7 Max3!

    Cheers

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    If you've only got £100 to spend then maybe the best thing would be to buy a decent sound card. An Audigy 2 ZS if you play games or the M-audio if you don't and put the rest of the money away

    I don't know if that would make any difference with your speakers, wait for someone else's oppinion

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    If i was you i'd go for these: http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=58359

    120W 8" sub and 2x40W sattelites which i know are meant to be VERY good

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    Quote Originally Posted by ben_wade
    If you've only got £100 to spend then maybe the best thing would be to buy a decent sound card. An Audigy 2 ZS if you play games or the M-audio if you don't and put the rest of the money away

    I don't know if that would make any difference with your speakers, wait for someone else's oppinion
    I would go for an Audigy 2 ZS but it has a lot of conflicts with IL2

    Temped by those Logitech Z-2200s aswell as those Creative ones.

    Opinions one these 2 sets of speakers guys?

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