Question Home cinema advice

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  1. walters123

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    Just looking for some advice please.

    Currently debating if I should buy the samsung hw-q90r soundbar or try and go the separate route. Would I get a av package that can play Dolby Atmos and DTS:X much cheaper than the Samsung soundbar current price for the sound bar is £1500
     
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    Without a doubt mate, especially If you dont mind 2nd hand..5.1.2 is the minimum layout for Atmos/DTS -X, 7 speakers and a sub, that's if you really want a sub?
     
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    Happy days I dont mind second hand but will also look at new. What would you recommend
     
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    Theres an awful lot of choice to be fair, but I'm pretty certain a dedicated separates package with separate speakers would blow the soundbar out of the water.

    I would check richer sounds, classifieds on here for AV receivers and speaker packages, very doable fir the £1500 budget.
     
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    A minimum 5.1 will trounce a soundbar. No harm in doing it piece by piece, maybe a receiver and a stereo set up first then add the remaining speakers and sub when funds allow.
     
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    Here is my living room layout we will be decorating the whole room once we are back from holiday. So just want to know what speaker's will work best here? I dont really want to put speakers in the dining area.



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    You do have a problem with surrounds as they are going to be somewhat in the way. Not so much on the left as you look at the third photo but with the patio door and stairs being to the right. Is there somewhere you could wall mount to the right, I see a place to the left.

    Front wise it's pretty good for standmounts.
     
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    ok thanks dude only why i can think of at the moment is maybe just to the left of the curtain pole?
     
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    That would do it. All receiver now come with some kind of room correction and calibration systems, Denon for example has the easy to use Audyssey system. That will easily balance out different speaker locations and distances to give a good immersive sound.
     
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    happy days hopefully it will look good, do you have any idea on what speakers to get? also what denon amp, ideally don't want to spend over £1k been looking on richer sounds and peter tyson but i really don't know what i'm looking for
     
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    Good time to buy now with the new models being announced and a Denon X2500 would certainly suit the room. Peter Tyson always put together good systems and based on where you will have to fix the surrounds this may very well suit. It's worth looking at the whole of the packages on offer.

    Denon AVR-X2500H AV Receiver with KEF E305 AV Speakers
     
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    Thanks dude I'll take a look,
     
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    Hi pal me again.

    Is it possible to have the kef speakers for my rear and maybe the mission LX-3 as my fronts
     
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    Yes certainly. The most important speakers to have the same are the front three. Although it is preferable to have the same manufacturer's speakers all round it not a given as the surrounds carry a lot less information than the fronts and the panning timbre is not so noticeable.
     
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    Ok cool just trying to find some rears that will sound and look good wall mounted. I've looked at the mission LX-2 & 3 but think I like the look of the lx-2 more. I'm also trying to see if there is better out there for my price range i could possibly go upto £1500 but that would need to include avr also
     
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    Quick question. what would be the best way to get speaker wire from my TV unit to the walls for rear speaker?
     
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    According to my missus don't let me anywhere near it. You can get very small profile wire that can either be put under the carpet or routed around skirting boards. Also available is very small profile conduit that looks very neat. I would try the conduit but that would mean admitting to the wife that I'm wrong.;)

    25cm- 16mm x 8mm White Speaker Cable Trunking/Conduit Cover-AV/TV Ethernet Wall 5055538195747 | eBay
     

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