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anyone got/heard the AE AEGO P5 or similar ?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by jackal2513, Jul 26, 2002.

  1. jackal2513

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    im looking for an all-in, small, decent looking speaker + amp setup thats half decent sounding for the price. Will spend aroudn teh 500 mark.

    Redaing a few mags the AEGO P5 seems about right. Looked at the Yamaha cinemastation but its all way too bulky and big.

    Looking at AE's site it looks as if i just plug the audio of my dvd/video/sat into the AEGO amp and the component/RGB/VGA leads stay connected straight into my plasma ? Woudl this be correct ?


    cheers..

    (im finding this community real helpful - excellent resource)
     
  2. Lowrider

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    It is right, my audiophile hifi dealer gives it high praise, I heard it, and it was quite good for movies, considering the price and size...

    It would be perfect with DPLII and a tunner...
     
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    Hi

    I heard the aego p5 at sevenoakes and was impressed, bought it a couple of weeks back and haven't regretted it. Awesome sound from such discrete speakers and plays cd's ok too.

    Mail acoustic energy regarding connections - they got back to me straight away with the best way of connecting and also informed me that all equipment i was connecting would work.

    cheers Matt

    but checking your post again - the answer is yes
     
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    i,m very impressed with this speaker set,cds are very good,and the sub,great,i thought i might have to use a second sub because there is a preout for an extra sub,i wont need to,grea t punch,i have my sats high on the wall and in each corner of room,i wonder how other people have set theirs up,cheers pat
     
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    I've only heard that at the Bristol Hi-Fi show but was very impressed. Great for movies but I've not heard CD playback on the P5. I have heard the old 2 channel setup (which should be the same!) and it was very good.

    Check out this post on the dvd forums: http://www.thedvdforums.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=99857&highlight=aego

     
  6. Sarge

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    Hopefully that £450 is for just the speakers - please tell me it is anyway!

    Normally £550-600 for speakers and decoder.
     
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    Nope, its including the decoder (it was my posting). It took a while for the stock to come in but I am very pleased. Have found it slightly tricky setting the sub level, anyone else had this.

    Cheers

    Ian
     
  8. Sarge

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    I set it quite low - small room and then either use the bass manager and have it set to off or number 2.

    What I am having problems with is the auto switch on the sub, it doesn't automatically startup when I play something.
     
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    There was an added printed sheet with the manual which suggested that instead of setting the sub to full (on the front "nipple") set the decoder to -6db and then adjust the sub volume control to the required normal listening volume. I think this will then sort out any Auto problems.

    Cheers

    Ian

    p.s. I guess that you paid more than £450, Sorry!
     
  10. Sarge

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    OK thanks I'll try that

    yep paid the full whack - though about paying £550 but got it on 9 months interest free but for £450 would have gave them the cash, bugger trawled all the sites for ages as well.
     
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    Just spoken to Acoustic Energy who said that DPL II may be coming "in the future" although no further details!
     
  12. Sarge

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    do you know I could go off some people! I spent ages deciding what to buy wanted DD/DTS/DPLII - needed to be small etc bought aego p5 - and just realised it aint DP is it! just DD/DTS?

    sorry its DP not DP II! bugger
     
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    guys thanks for all your replies. As i understand it the p5 has no headphone socket .. would there be a way to attch one via some sort of external unit or something ???


    regards
     
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    I've had mine a month and am very happy with it. The auto-off function doesn't seem to work, however. The manual says that when you switch off the decoder the sub-woofer will shut down - it doesn't. Minor hassle - but the sub-woofer is in an awkward spot to reach behind to switch off manually. Anyone else suffered this?
     
  15. Sarge

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    I asked the same question yesterday - official response was
    "
    > No, there isn't a problem. The auto on-off was included so that anyone
    > using a decoder other than our own could activate the system without doing
    > so manually. Using our decoder, we recommend you leave the switch in the
    > on position and when you turn off the system with the remote, the sub will
    > mute. You can still use the auto on-off but you need to turn down the
    > volume knob on the sub and up the volume using the remote (that way the
    > system can hear a signal). But it is still best to use the on switch.
    > Hope this helps
    "
     
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    i have the aego 5 in white i have them mounted half way up the wall, i`m very pleased with them as i have never had home cinema before my auto sub does not kick in like all yours and the red light never seems to go green for the sub.
    i not sure all my settings are right would like some one topost there settings like how the front knob on the sub is set and the rear one base levels?
    i paid £450 in currys sale 2 weeks ago
    ps, the buzzing sound of the sub when on low volume drives me nuts anyone else have this prob?
     

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