Quad L-ITES with ONKYO 605

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  1. Sleepy

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    After a lot of research I've decided to get the Quad L-ITES 5.1 and ONKYO 605, to go with my ps3 and 32" LCD TV.

    What cables should i use for the best result. the only cables i have so far is a QED QUNEX hdmi 1m cable and a 5m Tech+links RCA 2 cable.

    I have also herd about bi-amping the speakers but im not 100% sure what this means.

    One last thing is the stands, preferably in black or wall brackets, where could i get these from.

    Hope you can help

    Jon
     
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    i've just purchases an onkyo 605 with quad l-ites and i was going to ask a similar question, at the moment i have the speakers connected with vandamme blues and i was wondering if i'd gain much by getting some vandamme bi-wire cable and bi-wiring the front speakers?

    thanks
     
  3. Sleepy

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    Are you pleased with the setup?
     
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    so far yep, although i'll be able to give a better opinion when my sub lead turns up :)
     
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    You can bi-wire or bi-amp your speakers.
    The attached images show the difference.
    It seems to be generally accepted that bi-amping is worthwhile whereas there's a lot of debate over whether bi-wiring provides any benefit.
    I've bi-wired my centre speaker but can't say I noticed much difference other than in the cost of the cable!
    I've bi-amped my fronts and reckon it did sound a bit better.
    There are loads of speaker stands available from any good Hi-Fi retailer. You just need to find some with a top plate of suitable size.
    Quad show these dedicated wall brackets on their website so perhaps email them to ask where you can get hold of them.
     

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    well everythings set up properly now, i think i may not bother with the bi-wiring but later down the line bi-amp the left and right speakers. i've set my crossover in the onkyo to 80 on all channels, i was just wondering what i should put in the lpf to lfe box? at the mo i have that at 80 too.

    thanks
     
  7. Sleepy

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    Thanks for clearing up the hole bi-wire thing :)

    still un sure about what cables i need

    tv to ps3 - hdmi
    ps3 to onkyo - optical

    that is all i can work out, but not sure if even this is right?

    would be greatfull if anyone could help me out
     
  8. Corpsical

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    Jon you should really connect the following way;

    PS3 to ONKYO - HDMI
    ONKYO to TV - HDMI

    That way you can enjoy 'proper' sound (if the PS3 is ever allowed to bitstream HD audio), but at least you can enjoy the PCM bluray audio tracks. Optical hasnt the bandwidth for the full uncompressed PCM tracks.
     
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    You can enjoy 'proper' sound via the PS3 already as it can decode TrueHD onboard and send it to the amp via HDMI. This isn't really applicable at the moment anyway as the TrueHD audio tracks I've come across so far only seem to be encoded at around half the bitrate of Lossless PCM tracks (around 2.8Mbps as apposed to 4.6Mbps) so you'll currently hear better results sticking with the PCM track.

    As for stands for the L-ites i've recently been reliably(?) informed over on the What Hi-Fi forums that these will be compatible (though i haven't actually tried them yet):

    http://www.play.com/Electronics/Ele...4G-Surround-Sound-Speaker-Stands/Product.html

    I'm currently using them with budget JBL satellites and they're great value. worth considering unless you definitely want black.
     
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    Thats the whole idea behind TrueHD and DTS-MA, they are both Lossless like the PCM track but take up a fraction of the space.
     
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    I initially did the same but after playing with the settings (as i did not use the auto set up / audessey) i changed it to 100 as it sounded better to me.
     
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    I'm having trouble finding a dealer that will ship Quad L-ites out of the country.

    I live in Italy and Wireless Homes will happily ship me stuff, but they don't carry the Quads.

    Can anyone help?

    Thanks

    Al
     

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