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Please guide my poor, lost soul

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by MyMateJohn, Mar 23, 2002.

  1. MyMateJohn

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    CAMBRIDGE MEGAWORKS 510D: -

    70 Watts (RMS) per surround satellite (x5)
    150 Watts (RMS) digitally amplified subwoofer

    Subwoofer: 32Hz-150Hz
    Satellites: 150Hz-18kHz

    SNR: 95dB

    Price: £310


    Can people suggest a PC compatible speaker setup which could equal/beat these specs, for the same/better price?

    TIA
     
  2. Stuart Wright

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    Not the answer to your question but two things strike me about those specs.
    First is that the sub only goes down to 32Hz. It's barely a subwoofer. Budget aside, look for units which go down to 20Hz.
    And the other thing is the crossover point. 150Hz. Urgh.
    Even budget systems have a crossover point of 80Hz.
    It means that a lot of mid and high bass with be coming from the 'subwoofer'.
    Judging by the specs alone, I'd be surprised if this system sounded better than crap.
     
  3. MyMateJohn

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    Thanks Spectre, that truly was a slap in the face :eek: , but a good slap in the face. I realise there are factors I had never considered, and to quote you:

    And the other thing is the crossover point. 150Hz. Urgh.

    Errm, could you tell me more about these budget systems, then? :blush:
     
  4. Arthur.S

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    I think Stuarts already told you what you need to know. Look for a sub/sat system with a cross over point of 80hz & with the sub going down to 20hz. These systems are very variable, so really the best advice is to make sure you go & listen to them before sploshing your hard earned.
     
  5. paiger

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    I've heard the Cambridge in action.

    It sounded crap...........


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  6. MyMateJohn

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    Alright, alright I wont buy the stupid Cambridge system.:mad:

    Keeping your suggestions in mind, I tried a little harder and found the Videologic 'DigiTheatre DTS'. Although there was no information on Frequency response, let alone Crossover points.

    Is there anyone here that might have any technical information on the DigiTheatre DTS?
     
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    Hi MyMateJohn,

    I too am looking for a surround sound system, tho my budget is somewhat below yours. Im not after the best home cinema performance just enough to give me dd5.1 and DTS in my bedroom.

    Im gonna go for the digitheatre LC (spec'd below the DTS version, but my tv has built in dolby decoder). I know is not up there with the high end systems many of the people here have, but i think it will definatly be a lot better than the tv's own '3 speaker stereo' setting im currently using, and thats all im after.

    From what i have read the digitheatre is as good as im gonna get for the money(£104). If your needs are similar and you currently listening thru tv speakers then i think you will very happy.

    heres a good source for cheap speaker rewiews...

    http://www.3dsoundsurge.com/reviews.html#Speakers
     
  8. Geoffc10

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    i would advise against getting the non DTS videologic. I had one, the speakers hum badly (rears were the worst). Also it isnt very loud (65 total RMS power.)
     

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