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OK thanks to all you guys I have now decided on my system to buy.

Marantz 4200 A/V
Mission 77 cinema pack
Toshiba SD220e Mr DVD

Thats is I can find them all

Also, 'cos its just such good value. I can now afford a SUB which oe guys should I look at
 

Phil Hinton

Editor
Staff member
A velodyne CHT10 at £325
Velodyne CHT15 at £684
Used Rel 100e £200-300
Used Rel Strata 2 or 3 at £200-400.

All are top notch subs that will bring your system alive,and are high class products at that. Stay away from the cheap boom boxes like MJa and PDRs
 
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7ThGuest

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Petrolhead may have a PDR10 FS. Have heard and seen it many times in excellent nick, definitely worth a look

:)
 
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stranger

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two paradigm pdr10s @ richers what hi-fi offer price of £120.00 each (watch the ads.) these subs are not boom boxes when set up correctly.
 

Member 14718

Active Member
Originally posted by THX 1138
A Stay away from the cheap boom boxes like MJa and PDRs

Thats a bit of a blanket bomb on the MJA subs, I thought the pro 50 was well recieved on this site and I have never heard it described here as a boom box, none of the reviews describe it so and I wonder how you base your judgement ?. Are you describing all MJA products as boom boxes? I see on the new MJA website the Ref1 has been reviewed and recieved glowing praises.

Perhaps pointing the newbie towards some evidence of these subs being boomy would be better than just expressing your opinion that it booms take my word for it.
 

petrolhead

Well-known Member
Stay away from the cheap boom boxes like MJa and PDRs

I was also under the impression the the PDR10 was a respectable sub for its price and well regarded on this site also.

I actually have one and feel for what I paid at the time I could have not got better at the price. Yes I have just upgraded to a Rel Strata III which is a better quality but would not have bought new as I feel it is not 300% better based on it costing 3 times as much.

Sorry THX we are not ganging up on you - honest :D
 

richard plumb

Distinguished Member
Hurray!

I've got a PDR10, and I thought it was a little boomy in my last setup. I thought that was because it was cheap and nasty.

Now I'm a bit more reassured that if I set it up properly it'll be fine for the time being (used in conjunction with FS1AV setup)
 

Orbital

Active Member
I've had two PDR-10's in my cinema room for the past 12-18 months and when setup correctly they give a very pleasing sound, but the trick is setting them up correctly. Take your time and try it in as many different position as possible (LoL sounds like the Karma Sutra :D) Try to keep the rear away from any walls, as the rear port tends to make them boom at bit then. I found the best place for my two was either side of the cinema room about half way between the listening position and the screen and about 8-10 inches away from the wall. Gave a more than acceptable LFE performance once in this position.

Now I've got the Servo 15 though positioning doesn't seem to be such as problem as wherever I put it, it still manages to make my trousers flap!!!! :D :D

Cheers

Dave
 
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stranger

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Originally posted by petrolhead
Stranger can you be more specific
every so often r/sounds advertise the pdr10 @ £119.99 in What hi-fi mag.
 

richard plumb

Distinguished Member
away from the wall could be tricky (FS1AVs are for a reason!). How about side-on to the wall, so its firing along the wall, and the rear isn't up against it?
 

Phil Hinton

Editor
Staff member
Are you saying I am not allowed an opinion then Dom.

And are you suggesting that the advise i have given is not valid.
 

Orbital

Active Member
No THX this didn't make you sound silly :-

Stay away from the cheap boom boxes like MJa and PDRs

As your quite correct everyone is entitled to there own opinion.

But this: -

That the rels and velodynes are not better than MJA and PDR, or are you just an owner of one? Who is silly then. Not me.

Makes you sound rather arrogant to say the least. It sounds like everyone who's ever bought a PDR or an MJA because at the time it was the best they could afford is silly. Well if that's YOUR opinion your more than welcome to it.

The enjoyment that’s derived from taking a "silly" product like the PDR-10 and spending some time on positioning and setup to make it sound far from "silly" is to me what home cinema is all about. Anyone can buy a Ferrari and do 200mph if you've got the cash but making Ford Focus do 150mph is just as much fun and more of a challenge!!


Dave
 

Phil Hinton

Editor
Staff member
Sorry, I didn't mean it to read like that. The last thing i want to do is come accross arogant, as those that know me will say i most certainly am not arogant. The point I was trying to make was over the advice, and the fact that Dom proberly owns one, so his advice will be biased towards that product,as mines is toward Velodyne. I have no doubt that with careful set up it will be a fine sub, the two I have heard were not set up well and didn't have the same class as those I sdvised to the thread starter.

I will remove the last comment as I am not happy with it. Again sorry if it sounded or read as me being arrogant.
 

Orbital

Active Member
I must admit your post did surprise me, as ever since I’ve been a member of this forum your advice has always been very well conceived and articulated, that's why the statement narked me so much.

As a moderator and a respected forum member your views are taken with more authority especially with new members. Taking a shot at a piece of equipment that a fair few people use alienates them in one fail swoop. OK it may not be HGS-18 but for many people it serves a very useful purpose and when two are used together and tweaked they can do a very decent job.

Your right about people being biased towards equipment they own though, it's only human nature I guess. Nobody wants to be seen as the person who buy's the duffer. I should know I’ve bought a few :)

Dave
 
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MikeK

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Hifibitz have some Monitor Audio ASW100 subwoofers left, on offer at £150. Perhaps not the greatest subwoofer ever to grace the planet, but at the price there may be little else available that's as good.

Also, if you are having trouble locating the 77package (TBH, I think you'll be lucky to get this now), you could take a look at the Wharfedale Diamond 3 package at QED for around £300.
Do get a listen yourself first though if possible, before making any decisions.
It would also free up a bit of cash to put towards another AV recvr, in case you also find the £200 SR4200 "out of stock" :)
 
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Pids

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Thanks everyone,

Rightly or wrongly I have now taken the plunge.

I have bought the following from Richer Sounds.

Marantz SR4200
Mordaunt Short 904, 903 and 905c
together with a Tosh SD220e DVD.

Well at about £850 for the lot I am waiting to see if a I need a su.

Probably will. But i'm gonn trial this setup hard for a week. (Then i can take em all back if i dont like em.

Thanks again.
 
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Skabyol

Guest
HI Everyone,

Which would be a better buy? A PDR10 at 148 pounds or a CHT-8 at around 222 pounds. Prices were converted from Hong Kong dollars as i am in hong kong.

thanks.
 

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