Hey guys, I have been advised to post this in the MA owners thread, so here's my little dilemma:
Asked and got some advice on another forum, but as stubborn and inquisitive as I am, I'd like to have some more opinions and advice.
'upgrade' - to me also stands for hearing something different to what I have been used to for the past 7-8 years.
My setup is more or less 99% Movies
, it's not bad for music, but movies is the main use of the system.
I'm thinking it's time to upgrade my speakers, but I'm keeping the sub as I like it and it's more than enough for my room.
Still using, after I don't know how many years:
- mission 772 speakers
- mission 77c center speaker
- mordaunt short msb20 rear speakers
- mordaunt short 309i - I'm keeping hold of this and wanting advice on replacement of the fronts, rears and surrounds. I'm looking at bookshelf speakers for the main L/R as I dont have room for floorstanders.
Changed amp a few times now, definitely prefer Yamaha's, and the current amp is the:
Just love the sound of the amp.
Room size is approx 18x13ft, I have the missions across the front sound stage (center is in the middle designated spot in my custom build cabinet - Still standing after about 5 years I might add :smashin:) and the sub (behind the cat house under the projector) and msb20's on the rear wall either side of the room.Some pictures (just a quick couple shots, dont mind them) so you can see what I mean:FrontBack.... Yes our two cats are in there, excuse them lazing about.
I'm thinking of going down the Monitor Audio Bronze 2 route, but I'm only going to be able to spend £250 a time every few months or so, unless I have chance to sell my speakers as I go which would be ideal.
The speakers I'm currently looking at, but open to suggestions/advice:Fronts - Monitor Audio Bronze BX2
Will be wall mounted or either on a shelf or inside my cabinet, not sure on those yet.Rear - Monitor Audio Bronze BXFX
Will be mounted on the rear wall (which the sofa is up against, or can be mounted on the wall to either side of the room. Doing it that way though the rear right will be a fair bit further away from the listening position than the rear left.
I'm not sure if another two foot would make a difference, as thats all thats in it.Center - Monitor Audio Bronze BX
Will be placed below the screen in my cabinet.
I'm not sure how long they will continue to be available, but I'm hoping that they will still be available when it comes to buying each set.
I have heard and liked the sound of the MA BX's, and also some Tannoy Mercury V1's. I think I preferred the sound of the MA BX's, which is why I looked into them. (both round mates houses).
I chose this set as the rears are the closest thing I can find to what I already have, I don't like normal bookshelf speakers for rears, and my sofa is right up against the wall so this type of speaker seems the best bet and I like the sound.
I do have the option to wall mount to the side of the listening position.... just, so I have a little more to play with.
I'm unfortunately not in a position to get out to any demo rooms, as they are too far for me to travel, so I only have those sets and my current set for reference.I have also been advised to look into MA HD series satellites, as my main focus is for movies
How would these satellites fair up with movies only in mind?:
Monitor Audio Radius R180HD - Centre
Monitor Audio R90HD - Main L/R
(These would be right in my price range, and I could order them now
Or 3x Monitor Audio Radius R180HD for L/R and Center?
Any suggestions with regard to upgrade of speaker/quality from what I currently own (to help me avoid side stepping) would be greatly appreciated, and I only really know of a few different sites to purchase from (Richer Sounds, Peter Tyson, Superfi), so if there are other places I can consider that would be great.
Would it be a good idea to buy them over the course of every few months or would it be better to get them altogether?
Or does it really matter if I get the rears first?
I ask this as I'm not sure how long the stores will keep stock of these.
I'm not ruling out the option for satellite speakers to use in conjunction with my sub, but I'm unsure weather satellite speakers are better for movies rather than bookshelf.
So open to suggestions regarding satellite speakers too, just after the best type to use with a primary focus for movies.
Thanks in advance