Denon & Monitor Audio?

MartynGT4

Standard Member
Hi,

Still trying to arrange a demo (yeah I know) but been looking at this new setup for a 25m square room.

Denon AVR-X4500H
Monitor Audio Bronze 5 5.1 (minus sub)
REL HT1205 Sub

That lot is coming in at about £2100 which seems good to me. Main use will be for TV and movies but naturally some tunes too. Will look to add Atmos speakers in a few months too. No option for rear speakers due to seating position sadly.

Q. Is the amp a good pairing with the MA speakers?

Q. Should I go for the BR6 instead of the BR5?

Thanks
 

Adamgbiggs

Active Member
I owned the Denon X4200 and the MA Radius range speakers, they are a fab match, you won’t be disappointed in either.

Adam.
 

gibbsy

Moderator
Denon and the MAs are a very popular combination and will certainly fulfill your needs.
 

ShanePJ

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For as long as I can remember Denon and Monitor Audio has always worked well together and this combination using a stronger amp (than most) with the Bronze's will certainly give you the best performance you can get out of them, adding the Rel just brings another finishing touch level boost meaning you will have a very strong system indeed.
 

MartynGT4

Standard Member
Thanks for the info everyone, good to know they'll be a decent match.

Going to book a demo and give the MA silver's a listen too. Looking at other sub options as well, been advised that a ported sub might be a better option. Not going to rush into anything and certsinly not going to buy anything I haven't heard so will be booking a few demos over the weekend.

Thanks again :thumbsup:
 

MartynGT4

Standard Member
Ok, quite a while since my original post. Had an unexpected and extended business trip that put it all on hold for a while but getting there now.

The demos went well but as is usually the case with such things, I've ended up spending a bit more than I originally planned: -

Denon AVC-X6500H
MA Silver 300 Fronts
MA Silver C150 Centre
MA Silver FX Surrounds
REL HT1205 Sub

Did look at ported subs but struggled with approval given the size of them but if the REL doesn't qork out I'll argue the case again :)

Just got to wait for it all to arrive now :clap:
 

gibbsy

Moderator
The X6500 is a very good and quite powerful receiver, I have it's older sibling in the shape of the X6200. It's been in daily use for near four years now. Gets hot, make sure you give it plenty of ventilation.
 

MartynGT4

Standard Member
The X6500 is a very good and quite powerful receiver, I have it's older sibling in the shape of the X6200. It's been in daily use for near four years now. Gets hot, make sure you give it plenty of ventilation.
Planning to get an AC Infinity exhaust fan to help with that
 

MartynGT4

Standard Member
F#@k it, in for a penny, in for a pound. I'm going to swap out the Silver C150 centre for it's bigger brother the C350. Went with the C150 due to its smaller size but the C350 did sound better and at most its only £200 more. If I have to raise the TV up a tad so be it.
 

MartynGT4

Standard Member
As for cables, I'm thinking of using Van Damme Blue in 2.5mm for the FX speakers, which will require about a 30ft run side by side in D-Line trunking. Anyone see any issues with that? Cable good enough?
 

StefanBFC

Well-known Member
F#@k it, in for a penny, in for a pound. I'm going to swap out the Silver C150 centre for it's bigger brother the C350. Went with the C150 due to its smaller size but the C350 did sound better and at most its only £200 more. If I have to raise the TV up a tad so be it.
This will be a cracking set up mate, the 350 centre is the right match for the 300's. I had to modify my unit but its worth it.

I've only the 3300 amp but with a power am sounds brilliant. Be interested to see how you find that sub, mines ported sometimes im tempted to change for the sealed.
 

MartynGT4

Standard Member
This will be a cracking set up mate, the 350 centre is the right match for the 300's. I had to modify my unit but its worth it.

I've only the 3300 amp but with a power am sounds brilliant. Be interested to see how you find that sub, mines ported sometimes im tempted to change for the sealed.
I hope so, it's bloody costing enough :rotfl:

I'll report back on the sub as soon as I've ran it in.
 

StefanBFC

Well-known Member
I hope so, it's bloody costing enough :rotfl:

I'll report back on the sub as soon as I've ran it in.
I also use the 2.5 can damme for rears. It's absolutely fine..
 

MartynGT4

Standard Member
Great looks like the REL sub is DOA.

It powers up, is connected correctly to the sub pre-out but getting nothing from the sub even during the speaker setup process. Tried different cables, updated the receiver but no joy :(
 

DodgeTheViper

Moderator
Do you need to tell the Denon that you have a Sub connected ?
 

MartynGT4

Standard Member
Do you need to tell the Denon that you have a Sub connected ?
Well it asks during the speaker setup then attempts to play sounds through it for you to confirm its wired up correctly (which it is). The other speakers are working perfectly, just get nothing from the sub.
 

DodgeTheViper

Moderator
When you connect the Mic to run Audyssey, there are some options on the left at the bottom, hi lighted in blue, have a look in the speaker option in there. May not make a difference but it's worth checking.
 

MartynGT4

Standard Member
When you connect the Mic to run Audyssey, there are some options on the left at the bottom, hi lighted in blue, have a look in the speaker option in there. May not make a difference but it's worth checking.
Thanks mate, I'll give it a try.
 

DodgeTheViper

Moderator
And to check the connection. The Sub is connected to here ?

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DodgeTheViper

Moderator
Have you flicked the Voltage Selector on the back of the Sub and does the status light come on ?
 

MartynGT4

Standard Member
Have you flicked the Voltage Selector on the back of the Sub and does the status light come on ?
Votage selector - Set to 220/240
Level - Set to about 75%
Crossover - set to LFE
Auto switch - tried all options, lights up white when set to 'on' or 'auto', and red when set to 'off'.
 

DodgeTheViper

Moderator
Are you leaving it set to On for the setup and not Auto ?
 

MartynGT4

Standard Member
Are you leaving it set to On for the setup and not Auto ?
Yeah, just rest the receiver back to factory and ran through the setup again with the sub set to 'On' and got nothing. Even with it on auto it should have woken up when it got a signal. Something is quite wrong here, unfortunately I don't know if it's the amp or the sub and dont have any other kit to test with.
 

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