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Topic # 50812 26-Nov-2009 10:41
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I have a very small lounge and running speaker cables or even placing wireless speakers will be a bit of a pain.

I was thinking that there seem to be some 2.1 home theatre systems that apparently do a 'reasonable' job of 'faking' surround sound.

I know the purists will think this is a terrible idea - but I was wondering if anyone else has put in a reasonable 2.1 system and has it been ok - If so what was it - where from and how much?

I see Bose have a couple of models and Denon has one - both around $2k that are available locally.


Any suggestions??



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  Reply # 276460 26-Nov-2009 10:57
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There's always those sound bar things that sit under the TV.
I've actually heard pretty good things about them. Not my cup of tea, but I could see a use for the in some circumstances. Not sure if you could attach a subwoofer (do they have rca output of .1 lfe sound?) but that could be a way to get something better than TV speakers with no wiring required.

Other option is just any old mini stereo using the line in inputs on the back. I have seen setups where the centre channels is routed to the TV and the left and right channels to the stereo. Most little stereos have line out rcas on the back which could be used to feed a dedicated subwoofer.

Lots of options really, especially for $2k

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