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Topic # 30659 16-Feb-2009 20:24
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either an old 5.1 receiver and/or 6 speakers (for 5.1) or active sub or a real cheap as all-in-1 5.1 package or sorts ...

erm price - dirt cheap please!

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  Reply # 196173 16-Feb-2009 22:31
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Would you look at a Cambridge Soundworks 5.1 Multimedia System for a PC?

Colour is Beige which may be a big turn-off in the 21st century but I can promise it will be cheap as it's headed for a Garage Sale unless I can sell it otherwise.  Looks may be dated but sound is still the best of any PC multimedia speakers I had heard until recently.

These speakers were originally bundled with a Creative SoundBlaster Live and are identical to the ones in this auction.

Let me know if they are of any interest.



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  Reply # 196188 17-Feb-2009 01:35
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hi grant_k, i'm so sorry but it is for a home entertainment system ie dvd player-optical-receiver-5.1speakers as opposed to something for a computer;

the cambridge soundworks wouldnt happen to have optical-in and be able to decode 5.1 audio on its own would it?

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  Reply # 196293 17-Feb-2009 14:31
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Sorry, you would need to have a separate preamp (or receiver with line-level outputs) to do the decoding.  Input is via a pair of 3.5mm Stereo Phone Jacks (Front/Rear).  The subwoofer cabinet contains the amp. and crossover for the sub.

Probably not what you are looking for I guess...

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  Reply # 196649 19-Feb-2009 09:10
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I have a sony DVS-500 (i think thats the model) 

fully intergrated DVD player with 5.1 surround amp

has optical and coaxial in as alternate inputs

small cube speakers, sub powered from the amp

looking for about $200 but might be negotiable



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  Reply # 196657 19-Feb-2009 09:31
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llamma: I have a sony DVS-500 (i think thats the model) 

fully intergrated DVD player with 5.1 surround amp

has optical and coaxial in as alternate inputs

small cube speakers, sub powered from the amp

looking for about $200 but might be negotiable


thanks, but no thanks, i think the discussions have enlightened me as to what we're actually after, here goes

wtb- cheap:
1) amp capable of decoding at least 5.1 sound via optical input
2) active sub
3) good ('large-type') speakers - any combination considered, for at least 5.1 setup

erm pick up from chch vicinity only thanks, as would not want the hassle of shipping things around

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  Reply # 197415 23-Feb-2009 12:30
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joker97:

thanks, but no thanks, i think the discussions have enlightened me as to what we're actually after, here goes

wtb- cheap:
1) amp capable of decoding at least 5.1 sound via optical input
2) active sub
3) good ('large-type') speakers - any combination considered, for at least 5.1 setup

erm pick up from chch vicinity only thanks, as would not want the hassle of shipping things around


My advice would be to find a well priced hifi store in chch and ask them about any second hand models theyve got from trade-ins.   You will struggle to do any better than $200 unless its a highly thrashed unit.

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