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  Reply # 1475495 20-Jan-2016 15:47
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rokki: Re the Pioneer LX89 it didn't seem to be on the NZ Website.

 

 

 

It's also over $5k so...


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  Reply # 1475536 20-Jan-2016 16:31
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$3700 for a Yamaha.

 

$2k for an Onkyo.

 

Pioneer LX59 $3799

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1475706 20-Jan-2016 21:20
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JimmyC:

rokki: Re the Pioneer LX89 it didn't seem to be on the NZ Website.


 


It's also over $5k so...



Is it even officially available here was what I was meaning :)




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  Reply # 1475707 20-Jan-2016 21:22
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Maybe we should start a new thread titled " Welcome to the world of Home Theatre really sorry about the wallet " .




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  Reply # 1475868 21-Jan-2016 08:37
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rokki: Maybe we should start a new thread titled " Welcome to the world of Home Theatre really sorry about the wallet " .

 

 

 

Hah, yeah... NZ pricing for HT gear is such the flogged horse but it really grates. Denon AVR x4200 ~$1850NZ in the UK or $3,500 here... le sigh.


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  Reply # 1478138 25-Jan-2016 11:56
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I have been thinking about Atmos also but the wiring puts me off (as well as the cost!).

 

 

 

At the last CES I saw this Samsung Soundbar Atmos system which I though was very impressive.

 

http://techlife.samsung.com/video-true-3d-soundbar-showcase-1902.html

 

In fact it was in this very room where I heard the demo.

 

Having a wireless sub and wireless rear surrounds and upfiring Atmost speakers makes installation very easy and the soundfield (in that room anyway was very effective.

 

No pricing but the rep said it should not be more than about US$200 or so more than than their current top of the line soundbar at $1200 ro maybe $1400-$1500. That seems reasonable.





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  Reply # 1478172 25-Jan-2016 12:37
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Are the rears wireless (off batteries)? Or are they powered?


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  Reply # 1478178 25-Jan-2016 12:52
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All powered. The front bar provided LCR and Left Height (bouncing off ceiling) and Right Heigt (ditto).  Sub was powered and wireless.

 

Rear speakers had at least two drivers in them Left Rear and Left Height (bouncing off ceiling again) and simillarly for Right Rear.

 

They were wireless and mains powered.

 

So you had an Atmos 5.1.4 system which I thought was very effective (manufacturer's demo material and room configuration not withstanding)





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System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen. Harman Kardon HK AVR 254 7.1 receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast

 


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  Reply # 1478282 25-Jan-2016 14:17
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All powered. The front bar provided LCR and Left Height (bouncing off ceiling) and Right Heigt (ditto).  Sub was powered and wireless.


Rear speakers had at least two drivers in them Left Rear and Left Height (bouncing off ceiling again) and simillarly for Right Rear.


They were wireless and mains powered.


So you had an Atmos 5.1.4 system which I thought was very effective (manufacturer's demo material and room configuration not withstanding)



I have always been sceptical around some of the claims made re sound bars.




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  Reply # 1478564 25-Jan-2016 19:55
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Simulated surround sound depends largely on your room shape, but to be fair, great home theatre rooms are also dependant on room acoustics... It's all about choices.


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  Reply # 1478577 25-Jan-2016 20:36
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The big difference between this sound bar and others is that it's not trying to simulate the rear channels
There are actual real channels speakers which fire towards the listener and up to the ceiling which is an Atmos configuration.

Apparently the Dolby Engineers were popping in regularly to make sure the system was calibrated and firing correctly.




System One: Popcorn Hour A200,  PS3 SuperSlim, NPVR and Plex Server running on Gigabyte Brix (Windows 10 Pro), Sony BDP-S390 BD player, Pioneer AVR, Raspberry Pi running Kodi and Plex, Panasonic 60" 3D plasma, Google Chromecast

System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen. Harman Kardon HK AVR 254 7.1 receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast

 


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