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  Reply # 1799658 13-Jun-2017 20:31
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Because the frequency response is terrible on them, they do tricks like cutting the bass as you turn them up so to not just collapse into a crackling mess, crossover is way too high so all the bass sounds like its coming from the woofer.

 

I prefer my logitech computer speakers over my soundbar by a long way. Still pretty lousy sound but better.





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  Reply # 1799691 13-Jun-2017 21:22
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I'd rather a soundbase over a bar. No dub needed and the tv sits on top of it. But helps if it's a low stand on tv.




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  Reply # 1799857 14-Jun-2017 10:08
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TimA:

 

I have Cat6 back to the network cabinet that i can put audio gear into if needs be if that helps??

 

 

Unless the network cabinet is close to the TV I wouldn't put any A/V components in it.





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  Reply # 1799859 14-Jun-2017 10:15
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MikeAqua:

 

TimA:

 

I have Cat6 back to the network cabinet that i can put audio gear into if needs be if that helps??

 

 

Unless the network cabinet is close to the TV I wouldn't put any A/V components in it.

 

 

 

 

Yeah was thinking that i wouldn't be. Its about 5M away as the crow flies and about a 10m cable run.
We used to install automation into homes, we used control 4 and based everything centrally. 
We didnt have a single AV component at a TV unless it was a kids xbox or similar.



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  Reply # 1799863 14-Jun-2017 10:25
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Yeah was thinking that i wouldn't be. Its about 5M away as the crow flies and about a 10m cable run.
We used to install automation into homes, we used control 4 and based everything centrally. 
We didnt have a single AV component at a TV unless it was a kids xbox or similar.

 

Great when everything is working. 

 

PITA when something misbehaves e.g. have to go to the central hub to manually do something because the AV receiver isn't responding to the remote signal.





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  Reply # 1799867 14-Jun-2017 10:27
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MikeAqua:

 

TimA:

 

Yeah was thinking that i wouldn't be. Its about 5M away as the crow flies and about a 10m cable run.
We used to install automation into homes, we used control 4 and based everything centrally. 
We didnt have a single AV component at a TV unless it was a kids xbox or similar.

 

Great when everything is working. 

 

PITA when something misbehaves e.g. have to go to the central hub to manually do something because the AV receiver isn't responding to the remote signal.

 

 

 

 

Yuuup, I hate automation! Cool in theory. Seems to end there.
We did a massive mansion Mirangi bay and the AV company was there sorting control 4 with all the lights etc for 6 months. Everything was automated, lights, pool, heating. I heard its still a mess (A year on).

 

This is just going to be low tech data distribution hub and rg6 hub. 

 

 




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  Reply # 1800872 14-Jun-2017 11:31
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Fathers come back to me and is seemingly set on a sound bar now. Hopefully hasnt been speaking to someone in a store.

 

He wants to go for the discrete look. (Hence my in wall and ceiling speaker suggestions duh?)
TV is a LG 55UH652V.

 

Anyone have any suggestions for bars to suit that TV that wont have savage audio issues. Also that support pandora and spotify. Radio is nice.

 

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  Reply # 1800897 14-Jun-2017 12:27
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I looked into SoundBars last year and the SONOS was the stand out from a sound perspective - but pricey.  They support streaming services.





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  Reply # 1800900 14-Jun-2017 12:42
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I really like Poke speakers I think they offer great bang for buck especially in the mid range. So when I was in a similar situation not that long ago I got the below for the parental units.

 

https://shop.jbhifi.co.nz/plasma-lcd-tvs/home-theatre/polk-sb1-omni-sound-bar-subwoofer-system-with-wireless-music-streaming/94339

 

Pros

 

Does streaming, sounds and looks good, easy to setup and use

 

Cons

 

Slightly expensive.

 

 

 

We have a number of Sonos speakers at the office and with the removal of a wall recently the reverb is really noticeable.


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  Reply # 1800901 14-Jun-2017 12:44
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Some of the LG ones have musicflow - which (check specs) may do spotify connect etc, Bluetooth and have better switching that the others IMO (as in mulitple HDMI ports + optical).  Yamaha do sell one with music cast (airplay/spotify etc).  

 

I'm not aware of any with FM - but i havent looked a lot for that feature.





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If I was him I would be putting as few electronic components directly above a heat source like a gas fire as possible. Locating the TV above a fire is a pet hate of mine. Looks great in a showhome but has too many downsides, from heat damage to suboptimal viewing angle IMHO.
If he likes the minimalist look then you can't beat putting components in the network cupboard, but don't use wireless IR remoting. My centralized component setup has cable runs between 5 and 10m (and 20m in the case of HDMI to the bedroom).
The Converse of this of course, is of he decides he wants things in a different place then a TV plus soundbar is going to be the easiest to relocate.




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  Reply # 1800979 14-Jun-2017 16:52
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TimA:

 

Maybe 2 clip on and a centre speaker? The clip on ones above the shelves angled down like a cinema then a sub centre TV in the roof facing down and then 2 speakers above the couch facing down in ceiling? 

 

 

have a look at the Paradigm Millenia LP on-walls -  very low profile, you could easily use them for both the left/right pair and centre (avoiding bulk)

 

if you're going in-ceilings for the rear I'd think hard about putting in 2 pairs (one above/behind the couch for 7.1 rears and another pair more forward/out for surround) 

 

 

 

 


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I recently ditched our aging 5.1 stereo system for a Sony CT-790 Soundbar (been on sale for ~$500). I'm very very happy with it. It was very easy to setup and use.


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Yamaha YAS, YSP, SRT, or ATS Sound Bars ---not sure if they can be bought in NZ though.

 

 

 

US site - https://usa.yamaha.com/products/audio_visual/sound_bar/index.html


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  Reply # 1802013 16-Jun-2017 11:15
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What are everyone's thought's on the Dolby Atmos Soundbars? There were quite a few announced at CES this year. Do you think it's worthwhile to wait for them to come to market? Or do you think Atmos in a soundbar is a bit of a gimmick? As that's not real Atmos. They will also be quite expensive.

 

As I'm also currently looking at buying a soundbar + sub.


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