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Ultimate Geek


#272031 6-Jun-2020 11:36
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To connect to both my Google Home Mini (Bluetooth) and my TV (Optical) I'm looking for 2 bookshelf speakers. The Edifier R1280DB seems perfect.

 

Don't want to have bluetooth dongles and/or optical-to-RCA/jack converters, should all be built in the speakers.


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Master Geek


  #2499534 6-Jun-2020 11:54
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Got a pair for my birthday about a month ago. Good pair of speakers. Hardly on sale though. Usually down to 100 AUD in Australia (Amazon), but they don't ship to NZ. 

Kogan has them at $135 currently, but shipping adds $20 or so to the total cost.
Could try order through the app and see if you get an extra 5% off




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  #2499537 6-Jun-2020 11:59
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Thanks for your reply @Wakrak.

 

Yeah they are on TM as well for $165 including shipping via DickSmith, which I'd prefer because of the TM buyer protection for what it's worth. Same price including shipping through their website.

 

Deals seem expired, but they also offer free shipping I see now with this deal: https://www.kogan.com/au/kogan-first/

 

 

 

Regarding the speakers, I'm planning to connect them via BT to my Google Home Mini, and via optical to my TV (which has optical out). That should all work fine right?


 
 
 
 


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  #2499544 6-Jun-2020 12:08
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Regarding the speakers, I'm planning to connect them via BT to my Google Home Mini, and via optical to my TV (which has optical out). That should all work fine right?

 

 

I think so. I'm no expert with Google Home / Alexa etc, but it sounds similar to my setup. 

Optical to TV - TV set to both optical/internal speaker. 
Bluetooth to computer. 

Just have to click what option you want on the remote and she's up and running.You can't run two connections at same time. It's either Bluetooth or optical. It's either my TV or computer putting out sound. 


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  #2499680 6-Jun-2020 14:56
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$179 on mightyape.

 

i bought the 1700s for $200 from MA over lockdown, brilliant speakers


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