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  • BravoGolf Moderator 29 Jun 2012 13:11:37 12,746 posts
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    quadfather wrote:
    @BravoGolf - just out of curiosity, is it 7.1, or 9.2, or?
    Just good old fashioned 5.1. I might do a 7.1 in the future but will be a while off. At that point the speakers would be too close together to take advantage of it properly.
  • Deleted user 29 June 2012 13:34:50
    I'm sticking with 5.1 when I do my garage conversion next month, I find 7.1+ is really only needed for certain room configurations. Of course I'll be putting the cabling in just incase I change my mind :D
  • silentbob 29 Jun 2012 14:32:29 28,990 posts
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    7.1 was only ever intended for much larger rooms. It's bandied about as a necessary 'feature' but it was originally engineered to fill the imaging gap in Cinemas. Generally surround sound is at it's most effectively when the rear sets are only just perceptible (bar directional effects) and your brain is left to fill in the gaps.

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  • Razz 29 Jun 2012 14:45:57 61,387 posts
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    Oh? I usually have my rear cranked up really high, I hate not being able to hear the surround effects.

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  • Deleted user 29 June 2012 14:48:47
    It's supposed to be subtle, unless it's mixed differently. If you don't have a calibration system in your Amp/Receiver it'd be well worth borrowing an SPL Meter and using the test tones.
  • Razz 29 Jun 2012 14:53:07 61,387 posts
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    My reciever is almost a decade old now, one of the first Samsung DTS home systems. It doesn't have a calibration dodah, I should really invest in a new one. :/ Onkyo any good or just hype?

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  • Scurrminator 29 Jun 2012 14:59:36 8,432 posts
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    I have an Onkyo. They're flippin great and most come with a built in mic for calibration.

    You dare to strike Scurrcules!?

  • Deleted user 29 June 2012 15:01:33
    Cheap SPL Meter

    Worth doing for your sub alone, never set that manually. The amount of people houses if been too where the sub is whacked up proper high so all bass sounds sound the same volume is insane :D
  • Razz 29 Jun 2012 15:02:57 61,387 posts
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    Oh cool, which one do you have?

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  • Deleted user 29 June 2012 15:05:54
    I don't, I use the Audyssey MultEQ XT built into my Denon 3312
  • silentbob 29 Jun 2012 15:06:01 28,990 posts
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    Razz wrote:
    Oh? I usually have my rear cranked up really high, I hate not being able to hear the surround effects.
    The theory is, digitally encoded surround sound can be delivered as close to the original Editor/Mixer's intent. For the large majority of movies, surrounds are used far less aggressively than the fronts. If you don't 'hear' your rears in a particular scene, chances are you weren't meant to.

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  • Razz 29 Jun 2012 15:06:02 61,387 posts
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    CrispyXUK wrote:
    Cheap SPL Meter

    Worth doing for your sub alone, never set that manually. The amount of people houses if been too where the sub is whacked up proper high so all bass sounds sound the same volume is insane :D
    Yeah, got laods of mates that do that. I ask them to turn it down a bit as I can feel spine vibrating and they look at me like some moany old fart! :D

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  • Razz 29 Jun 2012 15:06:41 61,387 posts
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    Scurrminator wrote:
    I have an Onkyo. They're flippin great and most come with a built in mic for calibration.
    Which model Onkyo do you use Scurr?

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  • Armoured_Bear 29 Jun 2012 15:17:35 11,331 posts
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    What's your budget Razz?

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  • Razz 29 Jun 2012 15:25:05 61,387 posts
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    I think I wouldn't want to spend more than 200 on a reciever so I could buy some decent speakers too.

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  • Deleted user 29 June 2012 15:27:20
    Buy second hand from the AVForums
  • BravoGolf Moderator 29 Jun 2012 15:43:22 12,746 posts
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    Yeah, you'll get some great deals on AVF if you keep an eye on the classifieds there. If you're not sure if the amp's a good 'un then a quick Google or search on their forum for the owners thread will tell you. Onkyo's and Denon's are good in that price range, Onkyo especially I would say.
  • Razz 29 Jun 2012 15:58:30 61,387 posts
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    Nice pro tip cheers!

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  • Deleted user 29 June 2012 16:02:23
    There's 2311 you can haggle for on the first page.
  • Armoured_Bear 29 Jun 2012 16:03:20 11,331 posts
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    Something like this would also do the job Razz.

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  • Armoured_Bear 29 Jun 2012 16:04:35 11,331 posts
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    CrispyXUK wrote:
    There's 2311 you can haggle for on the first page.
    Aye, that would be a great buy if you can get him down.

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  • BravoGolf Moderator 29 Jun 2012 16:08:28 12,746 posts
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    Armoured_Bear wrote:
    Something like this would also do the job Razz.
    RicherSounds are awesome, by the way, they do some great clearance sales. I've bought some stuff that weren't clearance by just asking if they want to sell me such and such a product from the demo room for a discounted price :)
  • Buztafen 25 Jul 2012 08:45:37 16,337 posts
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    Shameless plug in coming!

    My Optoma Themescene HD3000 Video Processor/Scaler is up on eBay! Check it out...or not...whatever.

    Well it does say P1mp your AV setup in the title. :p

    Edited by Buztafen at 08:45:58 25-07-2012
  • Armoured_Bear 25 Jul 2012 09:08:29 11,331 posts
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    Buztafen wrote:
    Shameless plug in coming!

    My Optoma Themescene HD3000 Video Processor/Scaler is up on eBay! Check it out...or not...whatever.

    Well it does say P1mp your AV setup in the title. :p
    Out of curiosity, why do you and so many others only post to the UK?
    You're giving up a potentially huge load of bidders and I never understand why.

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  • Buztafen 25 Jul 2012 09:24:18 16,337 posts
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    Posting abroad scares me. I'm not a large scale seller of items and never will be so I'm happy to confine my stuff to the UK to rule out any complications with overseas postage and payment. Granted this is a bit narrow minded and as you say there's a huge amount of potential bidders out there but at the moment I'm not willing to take the risk that it'll get lots/damaged in the post...or that the money from 'Dave' in Nigeria is non existent.

    What's your experience with selling overseas been like?
  • mikew1985 25 Jul 2012 09:45:56 12,876 posts
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    Is there a way to include only ROI and the UK? I'd recommend doing that, I know myslef I only buy from sellers within the UK or ROI and you're increasing the potential bidding audience significantly as well.
  • Buztafen 25 Jul 2012 10:09:57 16,337 posts
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    Cheers mike, hadn't thought of that. Updated and included Ireland. Checked and its on ebay.ie too.

    What currency do the Irish work in these days? Gold doubloons?

    Edited by Buztafen at 10:14:45 25-07-2012
  • mrpon 25 Jul 2012 10:24:47 29,170 posts
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    Potatoes

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • Buztafen 25 Jul 2012 10:29:19 16,337 posts
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    Standard or extravagant?
  • Armoured_Bear 25 Jul 2012 10:29:46 11,331 posts
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    Buztafen wrote:
    Posting abroad scares me. I'm not a large scale seller of items and never will be so I'm happy to confine my stuff to the UK to rule out any complications with overseas postage and payment. Granted this is a bit narrow minded and as you say there's a huge amount of potential bidders out there but at the moment I'm not willing to take the risk that it'll get lots/damaged in the post...or that the money from 'Dave' in Nigeria is non existent.

    What's your experience with selling overseas been like?
    I live in Switzerland and have bought many things from the UK and other countries, from Amps to Turntables and Speakers without any problems and from my point of view if you take something to the post office to send to Manchester or Madrid there's very little difference. The only extra hassle is in pricing the postage costs but that's not much and you're getting a far higher potential group of bidders.

    I understand wanting to avoid scams but just limit it to Europe.

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