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Old 15-02-2020, 06:51 PM   #76
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Hdb 3 room shouldn’t need that much power. And larger speakers could look ugly and take up too much space. Bookshelves could look too big in his living. Go and audition and decide what you need.
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Old 17-02-2020, 08:14 PM   #77
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Hdb 3 room shouldn’t need that much power. And larger speakers could look ugly and take up too much space. Bookshelves could look too big in his living. Go and audition and decide what you need.
Correct!
Plus the fact the budget too low and TS don't want to save up.
Below is my 5.1.2 ATMOS setup in a HDB 5-room (5i) for your estimate.



Weeks later change to a 5-seater recliner, the sofa was shifted away from the back wall.

What is in this 5.1.2 ATMOS setup:

Monitor Audio Silver 200s (5.1)
Monitor Audio MASS 10 on-ceiling bookshelf speakers
Denon AVR-X3400H
Sony UBP-X700 4K Blu-ray player
Cables provided/installed by AV One are:
1) CANARE speaker cables 16AWG,
2) Chord Company subwoofer cable.

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Old 18-02-2020, 10:13 AM   #78
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my first ht setup is 900, upgraded 600 front pair 6 months later. our upgrade path are all diff
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Old 18-02-2020, 10:21 AM   #79
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Correct!
Plus the fact the budget too low and TS don't want to save up.
Below is my 5.1.2 ATMOS setup in a HDB 5-room (5i) for your estimate.



Weeks later change to a 5-seater recliner, the sofa was shifted away from the back wall.

What is in this 5.1.2 ATMOS setup:

Monitor Audio Silver 200s (5.1)
Monitor Audio MASS 10 on-ceiling bookshelf speakers
Denon AVR-X3400H
Sony UBP-X700 4K Blu-ray player
Cables provided/installed by AV One are:
1) CANARE speaker cables 16AWG,
2) Chord Company subwoofer cable.
I am thinking of installing speakers on ceiling also. Do u feel it's worth it?
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Old 18-02-2020, 10:32 AM   #80
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I am thinking of installing speakers on ceiling also. Do u feel it's worth it?
whats your speaker? just need to point them to the right angel
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Old 18-02-2020, 10:42 AM   #81
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Not sure if I should buy new speakers or use my spare el cheapo yamaha ns p20 satellites. My front and rears are mission lx2
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Not sure if I should buy new speakers or use my spare el cheapo yamaha ns p20 satellites. My front and rears are mission lx2
be patient & upgrade your front pair

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I thought if I upgrade I will have upgrade to a different brand for all speakers for better timber matching. That is gonna cost alot. If I do upgrade though, I will find a speaker range with better and probably bigger center speaker.

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I thought if I upgrade I will have upgrade to a different brand for all speakers for better timber matching. That is gonna cost alot. If I do upgrade though, I will find a speaker range with better and probably bigger center speaker.
4 yrs ago after watching z review on ht center speaker, unless you have a superb center channel it is better to use 2 better L & R. it is technically economical as you can enjoy better 2 channel with the money from center channel. the only down side is you lose dialog loudness.

for HT your main drivers are front 3/2 speakers, i don't think you will have matching problems for surround unless you are a very critical listener.

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lx2 for surround is overkill lol...
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Old 18-02-2020, 11:10 AM   #85
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I see. LX2 used price is too close to lx1 new. Also I dont think my living room deserves better speakers as I have no aircon and my hdb estate has lots of noise all the time which I can hear even with door and windows closed... haha. Guess I have to move house first.
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I see. LX2 used price is too close to lx1 new. Also I dont think my living room deserves better speakers as I have no aircon and my hdb estate has lots of noise all the time which I can hear even with door and windows closed... haha. Guess I have to move house first.
you already invested quite a bit into your HT, unless you are really moving house you can start to save up for a great front pair.
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Old 18-02-2020, 11:17 AM   #87
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you already invested quite a bit into your HT, unless you are really moving house you can start to save up for a great front pair.
Lol! U are so evil ;p
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Old 18-02-2020, 04:58 PM   #88
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be patient & upgrade your front pair

my 2 cents
Correct.
And CENTER speaker is the LIFE of your HT surround, make sure it is the BEST, or matching the front 2.
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Old 18-02-2020, 05:01 PM   #89
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I am thinking of installing speakers on ceiling also. Do u feel it's worth it?
Unless you're into ATMOS, and you have a good collection of 4K blu-rays, reference titles to enjoy that. Some HD blu-rays have ATMOS too.
Since the launch of PS3, I have by now 600+ blu-rays.
New movies, I am getting 4K ones.
Still buying HD blu-rays because some titles are still shot in HD, so pointless buying 4K version.

My growing 4K collection:





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Atmos or DSU and DTS X or Neural X is useful in giving the surround bubble a boost. So even if the title isn't Atmos equipped, it has it's advantages. Try Riddick for example, or Master and Commander, both titles benefit from the heights.
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