Wanted Soundbar, Northern Ireland

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  1. johnbusby

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    Hi

    Looking for a new soundbar. I'm very open to options but particularly like the look of the Sonos playbar. I'm based in Northern Ireland (BT39) so the seller would need to be local, or would have to be prepared to post.

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    I have a yamaha YSP-600 & YST-FSW100.

    2 hdmi in 1 out. 1080p/24

    Yamaha YSP-600

    Don't know what to ask for it, I imagine it will still knock the socks off the new cheap stuff. Would £85 tempt you?
     
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    Thanks for the offer but I'm looking for something with a few less miles on the clock!
     
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    hi John

    i have an MK Sound MP9 brand new sealed in black, rrp at £1000 and willing to let go at £500 inc

    Allan
     
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    Hi Allan, thanks for your response. Given that this is passive, wouldn't I need an AV receiver to drive it?
     
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    yes you would John
     
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    Thanks, but the entire reason for me going the soundbar route is to away with the receiver and the wires that go along with it. I don't suppose you have anything else suitable?
     
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    what budget do you have John as that will dictate what you ultimately end up with i'd have thought

    and do you really want a Sonos? are you intending of using a wireless sub with it as well
     
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    I'm certainly not set on the Sonos but had read reasonably good reviews so thought it might be a decent option. I wasn't going to initially buy the sub but thought I might add it further down the line if required when my finances allowed!

    Budget wise I'm looking at around £500 ideally but could push that up to about £700 if required...
     
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    I have a kef v720w with wireless subwoofer, was £800 when new, would be willing to let it go for £250 plus postage costs on top, don't have the original packaging but should be able to find a suitable box with plenty of bubble wrap, here's a link to the review
    KEF V720W Review | Trusted Reviews
    I've had a sonos playbar before and this knocks socks of it, and so does the yamaha ysp2700 soundbar, which is in your higher budget brand new
     
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    another one to consider is the Denon Heos Bar and give some serious thought to the Dali Kubik 1 as well

    both will kill the Sonos imo
     
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    The heos is ok, a lad at work recently bought one and I set it up for him, I've heard better
     
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    Any idea on the postage costs? I'd assumed they would be prohibitively expensive (particularly with the sub) hence why I was restricting my search to Northern Ireland.

    The YSP-2700 is definitely on my radar as I've heard good things
     
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    I'm not sure exactly on postage costs, if someone like collect plus delivers to Ireland then you're looking at less than £15 per parcel, so worst case it will be about £30 for 2 parcels
     
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    Im pretty sure Collect+ do deliver over here but let me have a think and get back to you. It seems to be quite tall at 16cm so I'd need to see if there will be space for it under my TV!
     
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    It's quite tall, very slim though, no rush pal, have a think about it and let me know, it comes with both the wall mounting plate and stands if placing on furniture
     
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    was is with a sub as mine sounds very good
     
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    Yeah was with the sub, like I said it was ok but not outstanding, I've definitely heard better
     
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    are we entitled to know what they are

    just curious tbh
     
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    I'd say the kef v720w beats it, a bose soundtouch 300 with sub and rear speakers, and I'm not a bose lover, my stepdad has one, and for around £1500 should sound better, the yamaha ysp2700 to name a few, like I said the heos was ok, to be honest for the money the ysp2700 is hard to beat if you've got a suitable room shape
     
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    Sorry to give become involved with this advert but my lounge have the staircase built into the lounge so not fully enclosed. Would the Yamaha 2700 be suitable for me?
     
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    The yamaha is great for any room shape, it's just you need an ideal room for you to hear anything from the rear/side of you, the yamaha's are the only soundbar I've heard that can create sound other than the front
     
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    I've heard both in the same room setting and the KEF sounded better :)
     
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    I'd place the yamaha slightly above the kef, I've owned both, I'd only rate the yamaha better due to the fact it can replicate sound from behind you, the kef is a beast of a soundbar though, and sonically great
     
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    I liked the Kef better because to my ears the sound from the front was more akin to a wall of sound with a great soundstage. The yamaha is a clever piece of kit and the rear sounds are good but i felt the projection of beamed sound and the slight delays sometimes (milliseconds) muddled the sound somewhat. However the room was heavily curtained, carpeted etc so this probably didnt help. ;)
     
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    The kef certainly does sound like a wall of sound in front of you, it's overkill in my bedroom, and doesn't get used due to having a 16 month old, the joys of having children!
     
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    Just measured up and the kef is a bit tall so I'm still looking!
     
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    No worries pal, shame as I feel for what I was asking you won't find a better sounding soundbar, all the best in your search though
     
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    Yeah it's a shame - the TV is going over the fireplace so it's probably too high as it is!
     
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    The soundbar sits very close to the wall, so it can almost sit behind the tv if wall mounting it, hopefully this picture shows what I mean
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