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  • tartanscarf
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    Happy New Year folks,

    I’ve got a very old Creek 4040 amplifier which I’m using with a reasonable Technics CD player. At the moment I don’t have any speakers, my old Mordaunt Shorts are way too big for my wee room now. My question is whether spending £150 on a cheap-ish pair of speakers would be a waste of money if I decide soon to upgrade the CD player and/or amp. Any input welcome!

    Cheers
    TS

    CountZero
    Member

    I’m pretty sure there are quite a few decent speakers around that’ll do very nicely for that budget, B&W spring to mind. I’d keep the amp, Creek were always a quality product and look around for a good player. I use a Yamaha DVD-S1500 that I picked up as a demo unit for £170, because it plays SACD and DVD-A discs, and ordinary music cd’s sound fantastic through it. A Marantz or something like that would be good as well. Have a shufti through the mags in Smiths for their Recommended models.

    Premier Icon mboy
    Subscriber

    It’s often possible to score a cracking set of speakers for minimal outlay. For instance, a couple of years ago Mission were bringing out a new range, I managed to bag a pair of the outgoing range (which were What Hifi 5* rated) for £99 down from £249.

    Here’s a few suggestions:

    http://www.superfi.co.uk/index.cfm/page/moreinfo.cfm/Product_ID/3154
    http://www.superfi.co.uk/index.cfm/page/moreinfo.cfm/Product_ID/2197
    http://www.superfi.co.uk/index.cfm/page/moreinfo.cfm/Product_ID/2080
    http://www.superfi.co.uk/index.cfm/page/moreinfo.cfm/Product_ID/2237
    http://www.superfi.co.uk/index.cfm/page/moreinfo.cfm/Product_ID/2083

    Bought my speakers from the Superfi shop in Coventry, and they were very helpful. Might be worth checking out Richer sounds too though.

    Hairychested
    Member

    Sevenoaks in Kingston, Surrey have a Marantz CD player down to £99 (demo).
    I’d keep the speakers as nothing around £150 will sound big, I’ve had a listen to some JBL’s and they were ok for Scissor Sisters but struggled with ‘…And Justice for All’.
    B&W for £150? Possibly 2nd hand…

    daveh
    Member

    Hifi is a waste of money, what’s the lyric, you get more mileage out of a cheap pair of sneakers? Just another whole I’ve thrown my money into over the years, i think there’s more BS in Hifi than biking! Much goodness in Richer Sounds for less than £100 or if you’re near Sheffield I’ve got a pair of B&W 601s taking up space.

    aP
    Member

    I’m still using a 4040 with an old set of Mission speakers and a mimik cd player. Seems to work ok with me.

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