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Old 02-12-2012, 03:45 PM   #76
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Old 20-04-2013, 10:24 AM   #77
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Is it really impossible to have a home theatre that works well at producing music in a stereo?
Because alot of my enjoyment actually comes from watching concert DVDs.
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Old 20-04-2013, 11:30 AM   #78
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That depends on what your expectations are and how much is your budget.
I am quite satisfied with the music from my current setup.
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Old 25-04-2013, 11:03 PM   #79
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That depends on what your expectations are and how much is your budget.
I am quite satisfied with the music from my current setup.
I'll ball park it at 5k for the speakers, cables, receiver and amps.

Doesn't include the players since I intend to use hand-me downs.
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Old 08-05-2013, 10:06 AM   #80
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Please read the viewing distance sticky in the display section. Ymmv depending on the distance.
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Old 19-05-2014, 12:17 PM   #81
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You can't set so many limitations and expect good surround. You either use pseudo surround or a soundbar and expect less.
You can also use ceiling mounted speakers but the results won't really be good.
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Old 19-05-2014, 12:18 PM   #82
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Want better sound and an upgrade?
Pete's Write: Getting Better Sound Quality Out Of Your Home Theatre System - moving to better stereo performance
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Pete's Write: A Good Centre Speaker Matters
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About power requirements:
Most amps can be used in our small apartments - if one has a subwoofer, there should be enough power.
Is it quality power? That's a different matter that your wallet and ears will be able to answer.

Then read this: Pete's Write: Do you really need a power amp?

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http://www.xtremeplace.com/yabbse/in...5194#msg875194
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Auditioning a good centre speakerhttp://peteswrite.blogspot.sg/2015/0...e-speaker.html
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Old 10-08-2015, 05:55 PM   #86
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A useful article on subwoofer setup:
http://www.audioholics.com/subwoofer...-calibration-1
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Old 31-01-2016, 12:29 PM   #87
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A nice write up on what is a HT BYPASS:




I have a Denon A/V receiver hooked up to a 5.1-channel speaker system. The setup works fine for movies, but every now and then I want to listen to good olí stereo recordings ( I have a modest collection of CDs stored as Apple lossless audio files). I am tempted to purchase a high-end integrated amp for just this purpose. Which gets me to my question: Can I hook both my receiver and the integrated amp up to my front L/R speakers?

A My advice: donít. There are other, more elegant ways to do what youíre looking to do. Integrated amps with a home theater-bypass feature are a great option for those like yourself who want to integrate high-end stereo playback with a conventional surround sound receiver for movies.
Basically, home theater-bypass is a stereo RCA jack input on an integrated amp or preamp that hooks up with the main left/right outputs on your A/V receiver. When you select this input, the signal will bypass the preampís gain controls, letting you use your integrated amp purely as a stereo amplifier without having to worry about adjusting volume when watching moviesóthe receiverís own volume control takes over that function. Then, when you select other components connected to your integrated amp, such as a turntable, CD player, or external DAC, its volume control will operate normally.

[size=78%]Read more at http://www.soundandvision.com/conten...GWPshfc5JGI.99[/size]
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Getting repairs:

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Old 27-01-2018, 11:51 PM   #89
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Hi, my budget is $2000 and i am looking at Pioneer prestige 932WF. Hw is this set? Any other brand or set is better than this?

Appreciate your advice.
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