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  1. razaron

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    Does anyone here go to Queen Mary (the university)?
     
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    MilkyWay, do you read HotUKDeals by any chance??
     
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    Lots of us do, its the best place to waste your time and money :D
     
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    On the subject of speakers, down from £500 to £150...

    ebay

    direct

    avforums thread (there are more)

    some reviews

    Any thoughts folks? I would get them for sure but I can't stay home for deliveries so I would have to arrange something.

    PS cheesy the consensus seems to be these are much better then those you linked.
     
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    do they have a shop? Normally I would buy things on line but with speakers I really do like to know what they sound like first
     
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    No idea m8. Probably not...
     
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    Yeah sometimes why? I have got some good deals there.
     
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    in all honesty i can discuss laptops and CPU's before i buying them, i can even do that with TV's

    but i think with speakers since they're one of the few things where it's very hard to guess what the quality and sound will be like from facts and figures alone

    This is going to be one of things where i go to the store and try them out

    my current strategy is to go in the richer sounds store in Maidstone (only actual audio store i know of locally) and try out all the stuff they own, after a very long period of time, i will buy something.
     
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    Thats a good idea Cheesy, just as an example some speakers might be very bassy or warm sounding and you might not like that and you would not really be able to tell that unless you heard them.

    There is a Richersounds here in Glasgow, sometimes they do good deals.
     
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    one thing that irritates me, is if you look at speakers through the 70's and 80's, they did a lot of speakers that looked like 'bookshelf' speakers, but were scaled up to a massive size.

    why can't you buy those anymore?

    EDIT: like these -->http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sony-SS-7200-Speakers-/230662995340#ht_500wt_1361 (They actually look really good when you put the speaker grill on)
     
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    I dont know anything technical about audio at all. I remember someone said older speakers where still really good but i dont about finding something.

    Cheesy those are massive speakers lol.
     
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    i just used them as an example because a pair of them was in the room next to me and i could just read the model number off them

    and yes, they are quite large
     
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    Those speakers wont do much more than what modern 2 ways will do,at nominal levels,but at full chat the older boxes won't be clipping mids while trying to do bass ,same with the tops.
    There is not really much call for boxes like that these days-people have iPod's with docking stations for home high (lol)fi...
    Boutique vendors will still sell such things though.
     
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    Cheesy,

    If your budget can stretch you might like these. Seem like a larger bookshelf speaker anyway!
     
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    They are not proper bass bins!
    Sacriledge...
    Check http://speakerplans.com/index.php?id=myplay1
    stravens/shortman even jts are the people to see for some proper spl bins
    most bass bins struggle in cars due to not having enough air,i remeber my pal having a pair of alpine 10s that created a vacuum in his land rover,sounded horrible but was surprisingly powerful.
    Lazerdrome was mental back in the day annd most the jungle rigs were just rented off reggae soundsystem owners like myself :D
     
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    Not quite what you mentioned but perhaps a more modern version, I have a pair of these in my conservatory................

    http://www.kef.com/html/gb/showroom...ies/fact_sheet/Floorstanding/207.2/index.html

    Powering a combo of Denon and Marantz seperates. price Tag when they were released..... £12,000! I bought them 18 months ago from a local HiFi shop going bust as ex display for £900 :)
     
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    you lie!! you put on a balaclava then took your liberated AK47 off the wall and held the shop owner at gun point and threated to shut him down permanently unless he hands you the loot at kick arse prices!!!
     
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    this is tatty you're talking about, i don't think he'd bother with a balaclava
     
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    Naaaa he wanted 2 grand for them, he was pretty desperate, I could smell the desperation, so I offered him £500, he wanted the 2 grand, we negotiated in between and I left happy...... always barter!
     
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    with your finger on or off the trigger? :laugh:
     
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    Anyone who wants Deus Ex Human Revolution for PC (steam key) might want to look here.

    I'm not selling this, just bought 1 in fact, 2 left of 5 so get your skates on. Sorry if this breaks any rules mods feel free to delete.
     
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    Need to find a gaming laptop for about £1000, depending on value for money (£+-£300). What do you guys have?
     
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    GX660R, G53 and Alienware M14x are considered already, any others?
     

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