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#116383 27-Apr-2013 14:21
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Hi all - old house, concrete floor, little access to wiring, so a 5.1 system for our home theatre looks like a no go.  Anyone tried any of the soundbar systems now available?  Like the polk ones?  Thoughts?


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  #806424 27-Apr-2013 17:52
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I am not aware of the soundbars you can get in NZ.

But I do have a 4-5 yr old Yamaha YSP-4000 (from Canada, not sure if they can be bought here in NZ). I really enjoy it and have never felt like I was losing out. It does help that I have a 10" Kenwood Powered Sub running along with it. It may not be the best....but it does a good job.

Best bet is to go read some reviews.


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  #806429 27-Apr-2013 18:09
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you get quantity not quality

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  #806486 27-Apr-2013 20:25
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Quite good for TV and some movies - and for the money, I don't see any issues with the performance compared to $700 home theatre units... But two floor standing speakers + sub + receiver will beat it. However, you'll pay more, have more cables and a larger learning curve.
Soundbars certainly have their place though.


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  #806531 27-Apr-2013 22:02
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joker97: you get quantity not quality


No, I've read that 5 times, and still have absolutely no idea what you mean.  Can we get an "unhelpful" vote button in here, please?

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