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Home Cinema Surround Sound Package?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by Longhorn, Mar 31, 2005.

  1. Longhorn

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    Totally new to the surround sound thing but with a budget of £500 what system would be a good starting kit with speakers, amp and all?

    Any help appreciated

    Ian J :suicide:
     
  2. Chrper

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    Hi Longhorn

    I would have a look at the Canton Speaker powerbuys, they seem a Very good deal for £240!!

    http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=195561

    That leaves you say £200 for an AMP which would get you a decent AMp

    IE
    Marantz SR4400 £170

    Yamaha RX-V350 £183

    Or you could stretch to a Denon AVR-1705 £ 240 ish

    With hopefully change for a stand, and a bit for cabling etc ( the bit we never seem to budget for!!)

    I have seen a lot of V good reviews on here for the Canton Speakers ( I am seriously considering Cantons for a new Front set as I am moving house V soon)

    Hope this helps

    Cheers

    Chris
     
  3. Longhorn

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    cheers for that chris !!

    will look into it m8

    Thanks

    Ian J
     
  4. billt

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    Hello

    I am also considering a very similar syatem. i.e. Canton CD1 together with a Yamaha RX-V450 (£149.95 from Superfy)

    Chrper, would you recomend the RX-V350 instead.
    I am also new to this too, so would appreciate yours and others opinions.

    Thank you

    Bill
     
  5. Chrper

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    I have the 750, so cant realy compare.

    however having looked at the specs the 450 is 6.1 whilst the 350 is 5.1 so I would go for the 450 and you could then drop in a rear speker when funds allow.

    The build/sound quality of the yamaha is impresive so i would certainly say they are worth consideration. and it looks like a V good deal!!

    Hope this helps

    Chris
     
  6. billt

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    Thanks for your help Chris.

    btw do you know what extra sound effect is improved by a 6:1 compared to a 5:1. I read on another thread that the film has to have been recorded 6:1 originally. Do you think that the sound is improved even if this is not the case.

    Thanks again

    Bill
     
  7. Chrper

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    From What I understand, the Amp will try and place some sound through the rear speaker even if its not a true 6.1 sound mix.

    I have played with a 6th speaker but in my present room the layout does not allow for anything to be placed behind the sofa!! ( its up against the wall with the surrounds level with the seating position). but on LOTR you do get a true rear output and it was fun having it sat on the back of the sofa and getting a full effect!!

    However the wife soon put a stop to that!! and my mate wanted his speaker back!!

    I am moving to a new house quite soon and that will have space for rears so I will be going for a new set of fronts ( possibly Cantons 2 x cd100 1 x cd50) which will free up a couple of MS 302s that will neatly enough become the rear pair in a 7.1 setup.

    Cant wait to try it and see if it can confuse the Cat anymore than the current setup does!!

    Hope this helps

    Chris
     
  8. billt

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    Thanks for spending your time replying Chris. I will experiment with 6:1 sometime in the furure.

    Cheers

    Bill
     

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