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Hey everyone,

 

I’m wanting to upgrade my rear speakers and add rear height speakers. I am looking at three possibilities and wanted any owners to chime in with their impressions to help me choose.

 

1. Cambridge M22 as rears and M12 as heights (my preferred as the M12 will look the neatest on my wall)

2. B&W M1 MK2 all round (most expensive option, but are they worth the extra money compared to the Cambridge?)

3. Kef E305 speakers (a bunch on gumtree, but will need to go to some rando’s house and condition varies a lot)

 

Extra info have Kef Q900 fronts, Denon X3600H, and want on wall options as I have decorative ceiling I don’t want to cut into. 
 

Sidenote the Satellite Speaker market seems pretty small and stagnated, wonder why. The Cambridge Minx and B&Ws have been around for ages! There is also a possibility of keeping my current rears (small Jamos) and get the Kef 50a’s for heights, but I don’t think they are the angle and why would you make a white speaker and have black grills?

 

Cheers

 

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While we are at it, what speaker cable would you recommend in about 30-50m roll? 14 gauge or less and is about $50-150.

 

Thanks a bunch!

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I use 14 gauge for my surrounds and will use it for heights as well. 

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38 minutes ago, PauliD said:

...what speaker cable would you recommend in about 30-50m roll? 14 gauge or less and is about $50-150.

This would work well for that.

https://www.jaycar.com.au/heavy-duty-speaker-cable-30m-roll/p/WB1709

or if feeling extravagant

https://www.jaycar.com.au/extra-heavy-duty-fig-8-speaker-cable-30m-roll/p/WB1713

 

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Posted (edited)

I think I’m feeling extravagant, as they are long runs. 😎🍻

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6 minutes ago, PauliD said:

I think I’m feeling extravagant, as they a long is runs. 😎🍻

I use the extra heavy duty for fronts and centre, and the heavy duty for the surrounds. I'm sure both are more than adequate. My runs are not so long either.

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On 19/05/2020 at 6:22 PM, PauliD said:

While we are at it, what speaker cable would you recommend in about 30-50m roll? 14 gauge or less and is about $50-150.

 

Thanks a bunch!

This is really good.

 

99.99 OFC and insulated cable, can also be used inside the wall.

https://www.amazon.com.au/AmazonBasics-Speaker-Wire-14-Gauge-Oxygen-Free/dp/B0758CSSF2/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=speaker+cable&qid=1590008272&sr=8-1

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For those interested I pulled the trigger on 4  Cambridge Audio MIN22 as the highest WAF factor. 
 

Need to run some cable conduit but so far so good. 😎

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