Go Back   Team-BHP > Around the Corner > Shifting gears > Gadgets, Computers & Software


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 26th June 2014, 11:05   #2176
Senior - BHPian
 
reignofchaos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 2,215
Thanked: 1,162 Times
Default re: The Home Theater thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by ::CMS:: View Post
For the 35-40k budget there is no decent floorstander or worth the amount you pay. Instead I would suggest lookout for good Bookshelves, the SQ will be far better eg,
- Monitor Audio BR2 / Gold series
- Quad 11L /12L
- Epos M% (slightly out of budget)
- Kef iQ1 or Q300
- B&W 685
- Dynaudio Audience 42

It all depends on the amp which you are going to pair it with due to the sound signature of each component. So better choose the speakers first, then the amp
Very sane advice! Bookshelves are the way to go all the way upto 1lac or thereabouts as all floorstander designs at low price are compromised some way or the other.
reignofchaos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th June 2014, 09:24   #2177
BHPian
 
Fillmore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 276
Thanked: 137 Times
Default re: The Home Theater thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by reignofchaos View Post
Audio dynamics India is the dealer. Had heard them once - muddy uninvolving sound. If you are looking at entry level floorstanders, please check the q acoustics 2050i. It is fantastic for the price.
Didn't check Q acoustics yet, the 2050i is priced at around 66k.
this was for a friend I accompanied him. Will let him know of this.

btw Heco Vector series there was an ocean of difference between Victa Prime 702 vs lower models, most likely he is going with it. But thanks will checkout Q acoustics.
We took our own music so that we have the same baseline when comparing. Also there are many factors like the driving amp Denon vs Pioneer vs Onkyo there are differences in the tone/output on the same speaker series.
Fillmore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th June 2014, 14:38   #2178
Senior - BHPian
 
reignofchaos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 2,215
Thanked: 1,162 Times
Default re: The Home Theater thread

Not sure what it was - it was a big floorstander with 3 drivers. Absolutely rubbish sounding. I heard it at a hifivision bangalore meet.

In this particular case the speaker was being driven by an Exposure 3010s2. So there was plenty of power. I've heard that amp with other equipment and it sounds brilliant. So it most definitely was not the amp's fault.

Last edited by reignofchaos : 28th June 2014 at 14:39.
reignofchaos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th June 2014, 23:39   #2179
Distinguished - BHPian
 
drmohitg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Delhi
Posts: 4,474
Thanked: 3,585 Times
Default re: The Home Theater thread

Have been in the market to buy a basic Home theatre system for my home. Am a total noob at this. Went to the usual brands the other day and overall zeroed on this model from Sony specially since I was looking at something which comes with wireless support. Any views on the same will be greatly appreciated.

Model Number: Sony BDV-N9200W
Features ( from Sony site): Power Output – 1200W
Cinema studio 9.1ch
3way tall boy speaker
Bluetooth + NFC + USB (multi format playability) +3D Blu-ray playback
NFC One-Touch Mirroring & One Touch Listening
Control your music with SongPal Mobile App
drmohitg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29th June 2014, 00:56   #2180
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Almora
Posts: 19
Thanked: 13 Times
Default re: The Home Theater thread

Sony htibs have very limited connectivity. Check the number and types of input jacks and the devices you would like to connect to it. I too bought a BD E290 without giving much thought and as a result had a tough time in getting the audio output of my HD D2h stb through it. Also, the Sony speaker jacks are hard to find which makes extending the length of the wires quite a chore.
rookieraj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5th July 2014, 09:12   #2181
Senior - BHPian
 
trammway's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Chennai, India
Posts: 1,122
Thanked: 210 Times
Default re: The Home Theater thread

Finally my home theater setup also moved with me to Chennai, the shipping took nearly 4 months from it left my house at USA.

Here is the final list of my setup at Chennai:
  • LG 47LW5600 3D USB 1080p DLNA LED Smart TV 47" & LG wifi adapter and Passive 3D glasses [Skype, Netflix, Youtube .etc.)
  • Panasonic DMP-BDT220 - DNLA, 3D, SD, Wireless Network enabled Bluray Player
  • Onkyo TX NR1008 9.2 Channel 945 Watt Receiver
  • Tatasky HD 1080i satellite box
  • Netgear Push 2 TV PTV1000 WIDI adaptor
  • Polkaudio subwoofer RM705 100W
  • Polkaudio RTi A9 floor standing front speakers x 2
  • Polkaudio CSi A6 center channel speaker
  • Polkaudio T15 surround Speakers x 2
  • Sony speakers SS-H991 x 2 - Rated impedance: 8oms Max, input: 125W, 3 way sys bass reflex type (Spk 6", Tweeter 2", Super Tweeter 1") for rear surround (Eventually I will replace this with a Polkaudio FXi A6 speakers)
  • Sony front high speakers SS-SR991 x 2 - Rated impedance: 16oms (Eventually replaced with Polkaudio OWM3 speakers)
  • Monster Power HTS 3500 MkII Reference PowerCenter to suppress the surge and eliminate digital jitter due to power fluctuations
  • Miyama two conductor speaker cables
  • Maxine 2000watts stepdown transformer (110v to 220v)
  • Monster standard S16-4R-CL Standard 16 Guage four conductor speaker cable (wireless receiver)
  • WireLogic Hi-Speed HDMI cable with ethernet x 3
  • Monster subwoofer cable
  • Royal make TV wall mount (titable) accessory
  • Janefas make JJ-SS-B model rear surround speaker wall mount accessories x 2

Retiring for space constraints, these will be part of a different project at a later time.

1. Polkaudio Monitor Series silver edition floor standing speakers (rear upto 1000W) x 2
2. Rocketfish RF-WHTIB rear surround speaker wireless kit (receiver & sender)

Issues yet to be solved or known:

Not sure if my Blu-ray player from US could play Indian version of CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray discs. (Though the US TV works well with all the HD and non-HD channels from Tatasky)

Yet to be done:
1. Now it is time to shop around the furniture shops for some quality couch to match my setup.

2. Surround speaker wires are actually hanging around as the apartment completed before I purchased it, hence couldn't conceal the 2 pairs of wires each side. Need to find a matching and quality duct to hide them.

Here is the screen view of my setup:
The Home Theater thread-photo.jpg

Last edited by trammway : 5th July 2014 at 09:17.
trammway is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5th July 2014, 10:15   #2182
NPV
Distinguished - BHPian
 
NPV's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Namma Bengaluru
Posts: 4,738
Thanked: 4,560 Times
Default re: The Home Theater thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by drmohitg View Post
Have been in the market to buy a basic Home theatre system for my home. Am a total noob at this. Went to the usual brands the other day and overall zeroed on this model from Sony specially since I was looking at something which comes with wireless support. Any views on the same will be greatly appreciated. ...
Don't go for HTIB's, better get Best of breed and orchestrate them together
An earlier post that may help:
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/gadget...ml#post3369643

The setup I have:
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/gadget...ml#post3276679
NPV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th July 2014, 17:11   #2183
Senior - BHPian
 
naveenroy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 1,319
Thanked: 694 Times
Default re: The Home Theater thread

Guys, I have a noob question.

My speakers are rated 4 - 8 Ω. Now, I am eyeing an amp that is rated 6 - 16 Ω. Can I even consider pairing my speakers with this amp or should I look for something rated lower?
naveenroy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th July 2014, 17:57   #2184
NPV
Distinguished - BHPian
 
NPV's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Namma Bengaluru
Posts: 4,738
Thanked: 4,560 Times
Default re: The Home Theater thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by naveenroy View Post
Guys, I have a noob question.

My speakers are rated 4 - 8 Ω. Now, I am eyeing an amp that is rated 6 - 16 Ω. Can I even consider pairing my speakers with this amp or should I look for something rated lower?
Check this :
http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/1994...impedance.html
NPV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16th July 2014, 20:12   #2185
Senior - BHPian
 
naveenroy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 1,319
Thanked: 694 Times
Default re: The Home Theater thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by NPV View Post
Thanks. More confused now
naveenroy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22nd July 2014, 10:08   #2186
BHPian
 
r_devakumar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Chennai
Posts: 248
Thanked: 88 Times
Default re: The Home Theater thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by murillo View Post
Finally, I started up with the basic music setup. Thanks for all bhpians for your help. This is the Yamaha RX-V375 and Dali Zensor 3.
I am also planning to buy a good Bookshelf speaker (to be used with a stereo amplifier or as a front speaker with AVR). Please let me know the price of Dali Zensor 3 and also where in Chennai you have done the audition / buying?
r_devakumar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22nd July 2014, 17:54   #2187
Senior - BHPian
 
mail4ajo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 1,833
Thanked: 220 Times
Default re: The Home Theater thread

I like to buy a simple to use and install home theatre system. Anything that I can buy with wireless rear speakers included from the popular consumer audio companies like Sony, Philips etc

Also love to see how you route and install the wires especially the rear ones
mail4ajo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd July 2014, 09:01   #2188
BHPian
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Chennai
Posts: 88
Thanked: 29 Times
Default re: The Home Theater thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by r_devakumar View Post
I am also planning to buy a good Bookshelf speaker (to be used with a stereo amplifier or as a front speaker with AVR). Please let me know the price of Dali Zensor 3 and also where in Chennai you have done the audition / buying?
I auditioned/bought the Dali Zensor 3 in March 2014 from Vipul Audio Tech at Kilpauk (it is nearby the Kilpauk cemetery). I bought it for 28,000 INR per pair (after discount, including VAT, and with bill). I suppose Volumate in Mylapore also carry Dalis, but I am not sure.
murillo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd July 2014, 09:48   #2189
BHPian
 
r_devakumar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Chennai
Posts: 248
Thanked: 88 Times
Default re: The Home Theater thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by murillo View Post
I auditioned/bought the Dali Zensor 3 in March 2014 from Vipul Audio Tech at Kilpauk (it is nearby the Kilpauk cemetery). I bought it for 28,000 INR per pair (after discount, including VAT, and with bill). I suppose Volumate in Mylapore also carry Dalis, but I am not sure.
Thanks for the details.
r_devakumar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th August 2014, 23:38   #2190
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 103
Thanked: 8 Times
Default re: The Home Theater thread

Hi Friends,
Planning to assemble a home theatre for living room 14 X 12 feet. Very confused , since there are so many choices , but finally narrowed down to a few. Need to strictly wall mount the speakers except for the sub. Narrowed down to PSB imagine mini, Monitor Audio Radius 90 & the B&W M1. Not decided the sub yet. Regarding the AVR , interested in Marantz 1604 or Yamaha RXV 675.
Would really appreciate fellow members opinions on the above items.

Thanks in advance
piyush78 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Help me build a Simple Home Theater PC sandeepmdas Gadgets, Computers & Software 66 16th May 2013 23:30
USB Hard Disk to Home Theater autoenthusiast Gadgets, Computers & Software 0 20th August 2008 21:36
Home theater under $220 cooldude1988765 Gadgets, Computers & Software 4 9th November 2006 14:31
For SALE- Home Theater components nitinbhag Shifting gears 1 2nd August 2006 18:24
Home Theater - Amp/woofer for Car vivek.singh.73 In-Car Entertainment 6 25th September 2005 12:18


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 23:23.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks