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Topic # 198439 9-Jul-2016 09:49
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Hi all,

 

Were building a new house and I need your pro opinion on which products to get to achieve a 5.1 home theatre system in my living room. The living room as you see in the image is fairly large and open plan. I intend to import Polk speakers and an AV receiver. The following is my setup but want to know whether this would be worth doing or there are better cheaper options available.

 

 

 

I will buy the following from US

 

1x Pioneer VSX-530-K 5.1 Ch. A/V Reciever w/ Bluetooth, 3D and 4K Pass-Through NEW (AV reciever)

 

1x Polk Audio RC80i 2 Way In Ceiling 8" RCi Loudspeakers PAIR (rear LEFT RIGHT)

 

1x Polk Audio RC85i 2 Way In Wall 8" RCi Loudspeakers PAIR (front LEFT RIGHT)

 

1 x Polk Audio 255C-RT In Wall 2-Way Home Theater Speaker White Brand New (Each) (front Center)

 

 

 

I chose to get the Pioneer for its great stand by eco mode. Apparently it only consumes 0.1 watt on standby and I intend to utilise that to avoid swithcing on/off of this. I chose those speakers as its had some great reviews. I havent considered getting a subwoofer but could you tell me if there is a wireless solution and can it be placed anywhere in the living room hidden behind couch? 

 

setup

 

Thanks for your advice


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  Reply # 1588657 9-Jul-2016 10:15
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AV reciever has about 0.1% chance of working in NZ with 240v. its probably 110v with no option to switch voltage.





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  Reply # 1588664 9-Jul-2016 10:17
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mentalinc:

 

AV receiver has about 0.1% chance of working in NZ with 240v. its probably 110v with no option to switch voltage.

 

 

+1   Voltage not mentioned in the specs, but likely to be a 110V-only model.





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  Reply # 1588675 9-Jul-2016 10:46
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Ok then may just get the vsx 830k

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  Reply # 1588678 9-Jul-2016 10:53
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mentalinc: AV receiver has about 0.1% chance of working in NZ with 240v. its probably 110v with no option to switch voltage

 

+1   Voltage not mentioned in the specs, but likely to be a 110V-only model. 

 

The image of the rear panel shows it's 120V, 60Hz, and no sign of a voltage selector switch, which you'd expect to be on the rear somewhere if it had one. 


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  Reply # 1588992 9-Jul-2016 21:03
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1: *sigh*

 

2: The amps you find on e-bay aren't going to work in NZ due to power supply issues.

 

3: Radio tuners won't work either.

 

4: The Polk are average to be fair.

 

5: For wireless subs, you're better off finding a decent unit and adding a wireless sub-kit.

 

 

 

Having heard an entry level in-wall system before, I'd buy a soundbar instead.

 

Sorry.


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