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Old 9th June 2006, 10:28   #181
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My setup

Warfdale diamonds 8.3 sand filled (fronts)
Warfdale diamond center
Warfdale diamond 8.1 (Rear)

AAD Subwoffer 300w gives output as low as 30 !!!!

Denon Reciver 125 watts rms/channel
Monster audio cable interconnect
Sharp XR10s Projector
8 foot by 6 foots dalite screen and

In progress room going to be build entirely for this setup with recliners and my Car collection .......
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Old 16th June 2006, 16:58   #182
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Believe it or not i justt heard a 15K SONY HT set up at sony world.. it was bad from an audiophile point of view..but then it was for only 15K..which inckluded the DVD player and a 5.1 set up....crappy for music althogh...but then i had to remind myself again and again that it was only for 15K....
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Old 31st October 2006, 00:52   #183
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check this link...some basics about buying systems/components and speakers...which brand to buy and which to avoid.

www.rediff.com/money/perfin/2000/apr/13music.htm

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Old 31st October 2006, 11:10   #184
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check this link...some basics about buying systems/components and speakers...which brand to buy and which to avoid.

www.rediff.com/money/perfin/2000/apr/13music.htm

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Hmm, 6.5 years old article. Lots have changed since then.
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Old 31st October 2006, 13:38   #185
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Hmm, 6.5 years old article. Lots have changed since then
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For one, amplifier technology has not changed in the last decade...what has probably changed is the no of new players entering the market.

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Old 6th November 2006, 20:29   #186
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I just bought a Philips HTS4750 and I am really happy wiht it. Good value for money, very good sound, good service and I am really happy with it.
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Old 26th December 2006, 15:21   #187
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Can anyone suggest if this set up is good within a budget of 50K.Are Bose speakers good considering their reputation?Is Denon receiver better than Sony?
Finally after a lot of research bought DENON DHT 1356 XP Home Theatre System yesterday.Infact the more I was reading about various brands the more confusing it was getting...Sometimes the decision would sway towards Yamaha,the next moment it would be Harmon Kardon.The most difficult was the price point..The final three choices were:Yamaha 459,Denon 1706 with Jamo speakers(widely publicised on e-bay) and the one mentioned above.
The final outflow was Rs.35K...The deal was peppered with waiver of credit card swipping charges(2%),one optical cord(Rs.1100) and also got 2% cash back for using ICICI Bank credit card.Bought it from AV excellence on Dhole Patil road.Was visiting them since last one year!!
Having heard various brands...Denon sounded the sweetest and Yamaha the brightest.

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Old 30th December 2006, 15:57   #188
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Finally after a lot of research bought DENON DHT 1356 XP Home Theatre System yesterday.Infact the more I was reading about various brands the more confusing it was getting...Sometimes the decision would sway towards Yamaha,the next moment it would be Harmon Kardon.The most difficult was the price point..The final three choices were:Yamaha 459,Denon 1706 with Jamo speakers(widely publicised on e-bay) and the one mentioned above.
Denon is very good in entry level, especially the 1706 or 1906. Denon has a very neutral sound, and I agree about the Yamahas being bright. I have both.

My HT setup is something which I have bought over 4 years in the times when I didnt have much money. So it is ekdum pukka middle class setup:

Denon AVR-1603 with Yamaha NS-7390 floorstanders as main, center is a Yamaha NS-AC3 (to timber match the 7390, I also have the original match NS-AC40x but they were damaged in shipping), surrounds are Torvin 2 ways and the sub is a Torvin twin 8" passive in a push-pull or ISO setup (where the driver cones are 'glued' together in a band pass). The sub is driven by a Torvin Class A 50+50rms. The sources are a Samsung 618k and Onida 5300 (I am looking to switch this to a Toshiba SE350 soon). The display is a Samsung 54" RPTV with 480p/1080i.

My music system in the study is a 13year old Yamaha RX-V870 (NS Stereo with PL2) on two NS-74 Aiwa 3 ways. The source is a 40GB iPod mostly playing MP3s. Bought for $900 then, the amp still rocks. They dont make it like that anymore.

As usual, I do have a problem in hand:

In the HT, sub is my weakest link as it is tuned for music (read laid back and not quick enough for the HT). I am looking to move into an active sub and shift the Torvin to the study (or boot of my car? Dont laugh, this thought has been haunting me for quite long now)

In active subs for HT, what are the best recommends? Some initial research came to a few like PSB, Velodyne, HSU or build one. Ideas are most welcome.
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Old 30th December 2006, 19:50   #189
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My setup

50" sony bravia lcd projection tv

onkyo HT-S590 5.1+reciver 120 w/channel

SKF-340F 2-way bass reflex front speakers
SKM-340S 2-way bass reflex surround speakers

SKF-340C center speaker
SKW-340 bass reflex subwoofer

cables
threw all the company supplied wires and connected a different type of wire
1 optical chord
1 coaxial cable

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Old 6th January 2007, 22:36   #190
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I have a six channel Onkyo Home theatre HT-S680 in silver. Its awesome for the price. Have a look at it Onkyo USA Home Theater Products
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Old 6th January 2007, 23:30   #191
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heres mine:

onkyo amp(integra)
front speakers bose 701 lifestyle(2)
jamo center speakers
jamo surround speakers
and sony dvd,onkyo tape
a old panasonic vcr
and a sony 29 inch vega flat screen.
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Denon is very good in entry level, especially the 1706 or 1906.

Yamaha NS-7390 floorstanders as main,..(I am looking to switch this to a Toshiba SE350 soon). The display is a Samsung 54" RPTV with 480p/1080i.

My music system in the study is a 13year old Yamaha RX-V870 (NS Stereo with PL2) on two NS-74 Aiwa 3 ways. The source is a 40GB iPod mostly playing MP3s. Bought for $900 then, the amp still rocks. They dont make it like that anymore.

As usual, I do have a problem in hand:

In the HT, sub is my weakest link ... I am looking to move into an active sub and shift the Torvin to the study..In active subs for HT, what are the best recommends? Some initial research came to a few like PSB, Velodyne, HSU or build one. Ideas are most welcome.
How happy are you with the Yamaha speakers? I prefered others with the Denon (Quad, KEF, etc...).

The 870 is a great machine.

I dont know much about Torvin's speakers. i have seen their adverts but they are not very popular in Mumbai. However a sub is one of he easist to DIY all you really need is a good woofer (Shiva, Brahma, etc..). Then you can add a amp and gomd good cabinetry.

What is your budget?
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Old 7th January 2007, 00:36   #193
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My Setup
1. Denon AVR 3806S
2. JBL E100 Front
3. JBL EC35 Center
4. JBL EP250 Sub
5. JAMO D8 Dipole Surrounds
6. Bose 301 Fronts
7. Denon DVD-2910S
8. QED Silver Line Cables

Did research for about more than six months then came up wid this setup, costed a bomb but worth every Pie I invested on it.
Take a look at the JBL HT Series...
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Old 16th January 2007, 15:07   #194
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How happy are you with the Yamaha speakers? I prefered others with the Denon (Quad, KEF, etc...).
They are sheer entry level, mid and highs are pretty good. But considering I paid just 12k for them, I think they are value for money. Everything else I auditioned were atleast 10-20k more from Wharfedale Diamonds to Monitor Bronze. B&Ws cost a kidney!

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However a sub is one of he easist to DIY all you really need is a good woofer (Shiva, Brahma, etc..). Then you can add a amp and gomd good cabinetry. What is your budget?
15-20k.

I was looking at 10/12 inchers from HSU, Velodyne and Paradigm -- but the difference between US prices are here is more than double!

Which is a good plate amp that I can say buy off shelf? I frequent Zaph's DIY site and the other ones and have found a few decent (and easy, as you said) sub designs.

How is your system at home?

Thanks for your time,
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Old 16th January 2007, 16:26   #195
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15-20k.
I was looking at 10/12 inchers from HSU, Velodyne and Paradigm
15-20K. A good woofer will eat up atleast 10K. A good plate amp will run you another 10K then you have the box etc....BTW I might be off on prices as I have not bought much in a while. there is a thread on diyaudio.com (Tarun (tcpiop) offers some good advice). I would PM him. Give him my ref.
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