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What do you suggest? I will mainly use them for movies with 7.1 system. I have Denon AVR-2313.

What should I get with less than $1,000?
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Are you lookng for just 2 speakers for L R or a whole 8 channel package??
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fwiw, what speakers you do come up with just remember you should have matching center channel for best lcr sound (same timbre)

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No just a pair of floor speakers. I was thikning of the Q900 from Kef?
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What do you mean? If I get front speakers they must match my centre (same brand and model)?
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fwiw, just curious what center channel are you using now and how big is your room and how far away from tv or screen do you sit

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To be very exact. my room is too long, and speakers will set far away from me. I have satellite speakers and they are too weak for distance.

That's why I want to upgrade to floor speakers with higher watts!

Advice me mate!
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the q900s usually cost more than $1k for a pair, but if you can get them at that price, I'd advise you to go for it

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You are correct. Sorry I live in the UK and I think Q700 is under 1000$.
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What do you suggest? I will mainly use them for movies with 7.1 system. I have Denon AVR-2313.
What should I get with less than $1,000?

Vanns currently has the iQ90s for 399 a piece.
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I cant find a descent review of Kef iQ90s. This is totally strange. And the fact that Kef is really famous in Europe as a brand. I believe Klipsch and BA are in USA.
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I believe Klipsch and BA are in USA.

Boston is world-wide > look at the Boston A-series
http://www.bostonacoustics.com/Pages/CountrySelector.aspx?gclid=CLfj2-OZ-bECFeJgTAod9wcAsQ

And, Klipsch is also in the UK
http://klipsch.co.uk/

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I cant find a descent review of Kef iQ90s. This is totally strange. And the fact that Kef is really famous in Europe as a brand. I believe Klipsch and BA are in USA.

I humbly suggest upgrading all 3 of your front speakers at once. If you end up getting the KEFs, that's cool, but make sure you add the matching center channel at the same time. I say this from experience.

About 3 years ago, I upgraded from my old satellite/sub system to some Klipsch Refence monitors. (RB51 to be exact). I made the mistake of leaving the tiny little satellite center speaker, thinking I would upgrade piece by piece. Well, I just now got around to upgrading my center speaker, and now, the difference it's made has been night and day.

We always say (at least I do) that the center speaker is the most important single one in a surround setup. It's the one your dialogue comes from, and it anchors everything you hear.

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Centre is by no means the most important part of a home theatre. Everything in the setup must be equalized, one part that is less-high-end will have great loss effects on the whole setup. That's why I'm thinking to upgrade everything. I would be really happy If I can find a whole package system. I already have the Denon 2313 receiver. Now, speakers and sub-woofer.
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Centre is by no means the most important part of a home theatre. Everything in the setup must be equalized, one part that is less-high-end will have great loss effects on the whole setup. That's why I'm thinking to upgrade everything. I would be really happy If I can find a whole package system. I already have the Denon 2313 receiver. Now, speakers and sub-woofer.

So, do you already know the answers to the questions you're asking us? For crying out loud, at least be open to input from guys who have done this before you.

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its funny. Yeah I'm not an expert myself. I really need advice. on which speakers to buy not about if I have to change my centre
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fwiw, you want the same timbre across the front,that usually means the same exact speaker across, or the two fronts and a matching center from the same series of speakers this gives the smooth transition of sound across the front. if not it usually sounds like crap

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its funny. Yeah I'm not an expert myself. I really need advice. on which speakers to buy not about if I have to change my centre

If the center you're using now is a satellite speaker and you want to get away from satellite speakers because of the size of your room, then yes, you have to change your center.

Sad fact.

Are Energy speakers available in the UK? I know it's based in Canada, but it's also available in the US.

If so, I would recommend the CF-50 for your left and right loudspeakers, and the matching center, the CC10. They're just under your budget, they're extremely well-reviewed and do very well for home theater use.

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I had a look online and it seems like there are very few sellers on ebay sell Energy speakers. But are over-priced when compared to US or Canada prices.

But I think I will listen to your advice and get a matching centre as well with the floor front speakers.

Its my first time to buy proper speakers, I always buy Satellite speakers, Im sure It will be huge bump in quality and volume.
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fwiw, look into the monitor audio bronze line like the bx-5 or bx-6 and a bx center these are probually in your budget in the U.K. monitor audio is a very well respected maker all over the world.great speakers for their price

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+1 on the MA, since you are in the UK. A very fine product.

Does vanns ship to the UK? What about these veritas 6.2's for $300 ea?

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+1 for Veritas 6.2's, great price on those. Also, the Polk RTiA5's if they're available in the UK.

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