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Home Theatre System - Advice

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I need your thoughts about buying this little system.

I don't have much experience with HT systems, but some friends and colleagues in the know suggest that this is a good system.

Anyone who has something similar (or something better), kindly give some inputs.

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Many questions come to mind. Good manafacturer. It's not going to take any ornaments off shelves but a good starter package.

Is this just for HT, or do you have a PS3, turntable, bluray player etc etc. How critical is optical, hdmi and stereo inputs?

I avoid anything with integrated speakers/bundles, usually because they are crap.

I bought my amp and the speakers seperately. Check out some of the deals you can get in richer sounds in the UK it will give you an idea.

First job is then replace all speaker cables with hi quality ones. Normally to 10% of the value of the system.
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Many questions come to mind. Good manafacturer. It's not going to take any ornaments off shelves but a good starter package.
Agreed. And thats the idea. This is a start.

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Is this just for HT, or do you have a PS3, turntable, bluray player etc etc. How critical is optical, hdmi and stereo inputs?
This will be for a PS3, xbox outputting onto a 50" plasma.

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I avoid anything with integrated speakers/bundles, usually because they are crap. I bought my amp and the speakers seperately. Check out some of the deals you can get in richer sounds in the UK it will give you an idea.
I know. But I tried looking up separate AV receivers and speakers but they cost an arm and a leg.

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First job is then replace all speaker cables with hi quality ones. Normally to 10% of the value of the system.
Of course. Cabling is the first thing to be changed.
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Sounds like this will do what you ask of it, although no whistles and bells.

Might be worth saving a little more to get something a little more "responsive"

Try for a similar store to richer sounds I'm sure you can get more for your money.

Perhaps a baby Denon amp and speaker set? It would throw out a lot more sound for the money.
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Try for a similar store to richer sounds I'm sure you can get more for your money.

Perhaps a baby Denon amp and speaker set? It would throw out a lot more sound for the money.
Thanks for the advice. I think I will need to look around a bit before fixing on something.
I got good advice about Onkyo systems, but you are not the first one to suggest Denon as an alternative.

Bells and Whistles huh...?
Do you have something in mind (around 1000-1500 sFr.) which I could look at ?
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Re: Home Theatre System - Advice

Only the hi-end Denon kit is better, not the packages or entry to mid range stuff.

Onkyo's power amp blocks are run off better power supplies and react faster, also a lot of the configuration of inputs on the low end Denon's, like Yamaha's are not very flexible and a pain in the backside.

I take it you are only running HD through and not HDMI 1.4 i.e 3D?
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Only the hi-end Denon kit is better, not the packages or entry to mid range stuff.

Onkyo's power amp blocks are run off better power supplies and react faster, also a lot of the configuration of inputs on the low end Denon's, like Yamaha's are not very flexible and a pain in the backside.

I take it you are only running HD through and not HDMI 1.4 i.e 3D?
With 3D...but thats not really the reason I am considering this one...
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That's cool as it seems it can pass HDMI 1.4 quite a few and older ones can't..
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I can recommend Teufel for your speakers.

They ship direct, and take VAT off automatically. They don't have showrooms etc, so can offer speakers at good prices because of this.

They have an excellent range for low end up to medium/high end, so you should be able to find something to suit your budget / taste.

I got a set of their Theater 4 Hybrids, hooked up to an Onkyo Amp from digitec, and it is a fantastic setup for around 1500chf. Unless you are a massive theatre or music buff, I don't think you need to much more at the moment. I think after you pay a certain amount for speakers, it's a case of law of diminishing returns anyway, so I think these would work well for you.

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Re: Home Theatre System - Advice

Thanks a lot. This sounds really good. I will look it up and see if I can find something to suit my needs and within my budget,.
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