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#59958 15-Apr-2010 14:23
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Hi all I am very much into my high definition home theatre so I thought it would be a good tme to discuss what we all have in this line of home entertainment.  What do you perfer? LCD? LED? 5.1 surround sound? 7.2 surround sound!? What ya got?


My setup is as follows:

Sony Bravia 46" LCD KDL-W4500 Full HD 1080P

Sony Playstation 3 Slim 120GB

Yamaha RX-V765 HDMI 7.1ch AV Receiver 110 Watts per channel Dolby Digital TrueHD/DTS-HD Master

Wharfedale Diamond 9.5s x2 floorstanding speakers 150W

Wharfedale Diamond 9CS x1 centre speaker 120W

Wharfedale Diamond 9.1s x2 bookshelf speakers 100W with Lovan speaker stands

Wharfedale Diamond 9 SW150 subwoofer 150W

5.1 surround sound total power: 770W



The best thing about this setup is injoying Blu-Ray movies :)

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  #318824 15-Apr-2010 14:42
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Panasonic 42" HD Ready Plasma (Cant remember model)

Sony MHC-NX3AV 5.1 Mini system

XBox (Original, chipped) running XBMC which plays everything for us - soon to be upgraded to PS3.

Best thing about this setup, was the price :)




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  #318828 15-Apr-2010 14:46
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cgrew:
Wharfedale Diamond 9.5s x2 floorstanding speakers 150W
Wharfedale Diamond 9CS x1 centre speaker 120W
Wharfedale Diamond 9.1s x2 bookshelf speakers 100W with Lovan speaker stands
Wharfedale Diamond 9 SW150 subwoofer 150W


Are the speakers from this pack?
http://www.wharfedale.co.nz/default.asp?ObjectID=200&StockCode=DIAMOND9PACKB




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  #318829 15-Apr-2010 14:47
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Similar setup:
Sony Bravia 46" LCD KDL-46V4000 Full HD 1080P
Sony Playstation 3 FAT 40GB (with 160GB harddrive installed)
Sony MUTEKI STR-KM7000 HDMI 7.2cd AV Receiver 7x185 Watts per channel + 2x200 Watts Subwoofers Dolby Digital TrueHD/DTS, Bravia Sync
(Contains:
2x floorstanding speakers 185W
1x center 185W
2x mid left + mid right satellite speakers 185W ea
2x rear left + rear right satellite speakers 185W ea
2x Self Powered, Self contained Subwoofers 200W ea)
7.2 surround sound total power: 1695W

Playstation 3 rocks - and movies sound so great :)
Bass is immersive if desired, only con is there is no remote turn on/off for subwoofers - using an on/off button.




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  #318843 15-Apr-2010 14:58
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Slightly OT, but is there anything along the lines of the stereo system I already have but for digital 5.1 etc to get full effect from a PS3 ? Dont have room for a full rack system etc...




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  #318847 15-Apr-2010 15:01
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mentalinc:
cgrew:
Wharfedale Diamond 9.5s x2 floorstanding speakers 150W
Wharfedale Diamond 9CS x1 centre speaker 120W
Wharfedale Diamond 9.1s x2 bookshelf speakers 100W with Lovan speaker stands
Wharfedale Diamond 9 SW150 subwoofer 150W


Are the speakers from this pack?
http://www.wharfedale.co.nz/default.asp?ObjectID=200&StockCode=DIAMOND9PACKB




Yes they sure are mate.  Originally the What Hi-Fi award winning Diamond 9.1s weren't in this speaker package but they are now.

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  #318848 15-Apr-2010 15:02
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Get the mutaki and make room for it. Best $1200 system there is period.

Yeah, you may find better systems in one respect if you look around for that pricepoint, but as an all rounder its great. The only problem IMO is the fixed and too high crossover point, but with most modern music having all the bass stripped out of it so you can get more doof doof it works quite well regardless.




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  #318850 15-Apr-2010 15:02
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xpd: you can always get a Logitech type system.. I have a 5.1 System for my laptop down in my office.. does DD/DTS with built in processor etc can take a combination of different sources, such as optical/3x3.5 (from PC)/or even virtualizing the surround from 1x3.5 such as iPhone/iPod sound.. Sound clarity/Bass is great, best value i think. Could use as replacement for my main home theatre - but i'm a big bass/clarity person.. all person preference..




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  #318851 15-Apr-2010 15:03
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richms: Get the mutaki and make room for it. Best $1200 system there is period.

Yeah, you may find better systems in one respect if you look around for that pricepoint, but as an all rounder its great. The only problem IMO is the fixed and too high crossover point, but with most modern music having all the bass stripped out of it so you can get more doof doof it works quite well regardless.


Agreed, thats the system i have upstairs hooked up to MySky and PS3 :) so nice for an entry level receiver/processor. 




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  #318853 15-Apr-2010 15:08
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gtxboyracer: Similar setup:
Sony Bravia 46" LCD KDL-46V4000 Full HD 1080P
Sony Playstation 3 FAT 40GB (with 160GB harddrive installed)
Sony MUTEKI STR-KM7000 HDMI 7.2cd AV Receiver 7x185 Watts per channel + 2x200 Watts Subwoofers Dolby Digital TrueHD/DTS, Bravia Sync
(Contains:
2x floorstanding speakers 185W
1x center 185W
2x mid left + mid right satellite speakers 185W ea
2x rear left + rear right satellite speakers 185W ea
2x Self Powered, Self contained Subwoofers 200W ea)
7.2 surround sound total power: 1695W

Playstation 3 rocks - and movies sound so great :)
Bass is immersive if desired, only con is there is no remote turn on/off for subwoofers - using an on/off button.


Not bad mate that's alot of wattage!  Are the speakers Sony too?

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  #318855 15-Apr-2010 15:11
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Samsung series 3 32inch LCD TV

Magic TV Freeview PVR

Laptop with VLC

iPod touch and AV cable

and thats just in my 2m by 3m bedroom





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  #318856 15-Apr-2010 15:14
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xpd: Slightly OT, but is there anything along the lines of the stereo system I already have but for digital 5.1 etc to get full effect from a PS3 ? Dont have room for a full rack system etc...

Nety has the Sony amp/surround sound all in one with the little tiny golf ball speakers.  Loves it and it does hd audio as well (though you may need to have a source that can decode the hd audio to pcm first, not sure).  there are ways of getting the big sound from smaller speakers etc if that's what you're after?



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  #318859 15-Apr-2010 15:17
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thefatmould: Samsung series 3 32inch LCD TV

Magic TV Freeview PVR

Laptop with VLC

iPod touch and AV cable

and thats just in my 2m by 3m bedroom



Nice.  I forgot to add when I don't want to disrupt my flatmates with the Diamond 9s I plug in my Sennheiser HD 595s headphones into my Yamaha RX-765.  These work extremely well with my AV receiver, I highly recommend getting a pair for music lovers who just want some personal listening :)

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  #318863 15-Apr-2010 15:23
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gtxboyracer:
richms: Get the mutaki and make room for it. Best $1200 system there is period.

Yeah, you may find better systems in one respect if you look around for that pricepoint, but as an all rounder its great. The only problem IMO is the fixed and too high crossover point, but with most modern music having all the bass stripped out of it so you can get more doof doof it works quite well regardless.


Agreed, thats the system i have upstairs hooked up to MySky and PS3 :) so nice for an entry level receiver/processor. 


Thumbs up for the logitech solution, have it hooked up to my mac-mini by toslink and the mini is hooked up to a 30 inch bravia as more than adequate HT system for watching MP4/DIVX/Whatever content. Sound is good, speakers are easy to wall mount and my partner can use it...




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  #318864 15-Apr-2010 15:23
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cgrew:
gtxboyracer: Similar setup:
Sony Bravia 46" LCD KDL-46V4000 Full HD 1080P
Sony Playstation 3 FAT 40GB (with 160GB harddrive installed)
Sony MUTEKI STR-KM7000 HDMI 7.2cd AV Receiver 7x185 Watts per channel + 2x200 Watts Subwoofers Dolby Digital TrueHD/DTS, Bravia Sync
(Contains:
2x floorstanding speakers 185W
1x center 185W
2x mid left + mid right satellite speakers 185W ea
2x rear left + rear right satellite speakers 185W ea
2x Self Powered, Self contained Subwoofers 200W ea)
7.2 surround sound total power: 1695W

Playstation 3 rocks - and movies sound so great :)
Bass is immersive if desired, only con is there is no remote turn on/off for subwoofers - using an on/off button.


Not bad mate that's alot of wattage!  Are the speakers Sony too?


Yep all the speakers come with the receiver :) its just one big package.. (well 2 huge boxes anyway) :) 




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  #318873 15-Apr-2010 15:33
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gtxboyracer:
cgrew:
gtxboyracer: Similar setup:
Sony Bravia 46" LCD KDL-46V4000 Full HD 1080P
Sony Playstation 3 FAT 40GB (with 160GB harddrive installed)
Sony MUTEKI STR-KM7000 HDMI 7.2cd AV Receiver 7x185 Watts per channel + 2x200 Watts Subwoofers Dolby Digital TrueHD/DTS, Bravia Sync
(Contains:
2x floorstanding speakers 185W
1x center 185W
2x mid left + mid right satellite speakers 185W ea
2x rear left + rear right satellite speakers 185W ea
2x Self Powered, Self contained Subwoofers 200W ea)
7.2 surround sound total power: 1695W

Playstation 3 rocks - and movies sound so great :)
Bass is immersive if desired, only con is there is no remote turn on/off for subwoofers - using an on/off button.


Not bad mate that's alot of wattage!  Are the speakers Sony too?


Yep all the speakers come with the receiver :) its just one big package.. (well 2 huge boxes anyway) :) 


That's a good speaker package mate.  I think I know the one come to think of it, I remember seeing a silverish 7.2 Sony speaker package with two subwoofers advertised awhile ago.  The two subbiez would be overkill in my room lol

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