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    Thinking of buying a 5.1 or 7.1 surround home threatre system for my 5 room HDB flat living room. Any recommendation for specific brand or make of speakers, ampliflier, DVD/CD player? It's use mainly for both TV, DVD, and less music listening, who know may be gaming in the future.

    My budget is around S$1500+. Or any recommended place to get second hand one?

    Heard that the sound quality of Home Threatre In a Box are not very good, is it true? Seem quite convenient to me instead of mismatching though.

    I read this thread, but seem complicated to me
    Audio enthusiasts: Your opinions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zcf View Post
    Thinking of buying a 5.1 or 7.1 surround home threatre system for my 5 room HDB flat living room. Any recommendation for specific brand or make of speakers, ampliflier, DVD/CD player? It's use mainly for both TV, DVD, and less music listening, who know may be gaming in the future.

    My budget is around S$1500+. Or any recommended place to get second hand one?

    Heard that the sound quality of Home Threatre In a Box are not very good, is it true? Seem quite convenient to me instead of mismatching though.

    I read this thread, but seem complicated to me
    Audio enthusiasts: Your opinions?
    bro....u into another deathtrap..(after photography)..
    try go to www.echoloft.com and www.xtremeplace.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by eow View Post
    bro....u into another deathtrap..(after photography)..
    try go to www.echoloft.com and www.xtremeplace.com
    Cowboy...have gun will travel...for him have $ can buy lah bro...why not huh...

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    Quote Originally Posted by eow View Post
    bro....u into another deathtrap..(after photography)..
    try go to www.echoloft.com and www.xtremeplace.com
    Not really into Hi-Fi system, as I don't have a pair of good ears and no time, mainly for the family. So just looking for something value for money. Been to echoloft to look around, but seem too complicated for this newbie

    Or any good hifi reviews site to look for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zcf View Post
    Not really into Hi-Fi system, as I don't have a pair of good ears and no time, mainly for the family. So just looking for something value for money. Been to echoloft to look around, but seem too complicated for this newbie

    Or any good hifi reviews site to look for?
    lost touch already....since into this hobby
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    I have owned a Denon Receiver/Amplifier AVR-1604 with Sony speakers and woofer. I find the quality is good enough for my small home.


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    Quote Originally Posted by megaweb View Post
    I have owned a Denon Receiver/Amplifier AVR-1604 with Sony speakers and woofer. I find the quality is good enough for my small home.


    Try http://denonsingapore.com/
    Thanks, will look into it.

    I do understand all need to be similar level of quality to give a optimum output. But with so many different brands available, I am getting confuse

    Like is there speaker should be like Onkyo? Amp like Denon, Yamaha, Marantz? Speaker like??? Player like Pioneer etc? Any recommendation on which brand has good quality for that instruments?

    Also is the high end quality amp with higher output power and lower end amp make a lot of differences? Or only lower power can't drive high end speaker?

    Also worry about will lack of HDMI input cause any problems in future compatibility issue???
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    HDMI is another league ... we'll have HDMI ver 1.3 coming in ... what each version differs between each other .. you got to know also

    My advice - go to best denki go check out those small AIO HT systems.

    My recommendation - Go check out yamaha / denon. The rest. Don't touch.

    Seriously speaking - If you're not particular - forgo HDMI - just go progressive. DD+ new DTS standards coming in with blu-ray/hd-dvd coming ... all these current standards will disappear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zcf View Post
    Thanks, will look into it.

    I do understand all need to be similar level of quality to give a optimum output. But with so many different brands available, I am getting confuse

    Like is there speaker should be like Onkyo? Amp like Denon, Yamaha, Marantz? Speaker like??? Player like Pioneer etc? Any recommendation on which brand has good quality for that instruments?

    Also is the high end quality amp with higher output power and lower end amp make a lot of differences? Or only lower power can't drive high end speaker?

    Also worry about will lack of HDMI input cause any problems in future compatibility issue???
    my advice....choose/buy those cheapo all in one brand ht system and settle with it.....imho....ht system is the worst hobby u can fall into.....what u dun know u won't miss it..once kena poisoned....
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    Quote Originally Posted by dEthANGeL View Post
    HDMI is another league ... we'll have HDMI ver 1.3 coming in ... what each version differs between each other .. you got to know also
    oh no , the industries are doing it that way again , forcing people to continue upgrade

    Quote Originally Posted by dEthANGeL View Post
    My advice - go to best denki go check out those small AIO HT systems.

    My recommendation - Go check out yamaha / denon. The rest. Don't touch.
    Even go Best Denki to check also not easy, got Samsung, Philips, LG, JVC, Sony etc, also got Onkyo, Pioneer type also. so any recommendation? Heard Bose is overprice though.

    Tetrode recommended this on the previous thread http://www.consumer.philips.com/cons...ESHQVHKFSEKI5P
    but too bad it's not a 5.1 set up, the 5.1 set up however don't come with a Hi-fi tube.

    Or simply get those computer speaker system like Creative Gigawork S750 or Logitech Z5500?

    I am really confuse with all these different genre of speaker systems
    Last edited by zcf; 27th March 2007 at 10:39 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dEthANGeL View Post
    Seriously speaking - If you're not particular - forgo HDMI - just go progressive. DD+ new DTS standards coming in with blu-ray/hd-dvd coming ... all these current standards will disappear.
    Quote Originally Posted by eow View Post
    my advice....choose/buy those cheapo all in one brand ht system and settle with it.....imho....ht system is the worst hobby u can fall into.....what u dun know u won't miss it..once kena poisoned....
    So I should just tikam tikam and simply choose a reasonable cheap set which I listen ok in the demo room

    But among those consumer HTiB brands, what brand is known to be better? Sony? Pioneer? Philips? Onkyo? JVC?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eow View Post
    my advice....choose/buy those cheapo all in one brand ht system and settle with it.....imho....ht system is the worst hobby u can fall into.....what u dun know u won't miss it..once kena poisoned....
    ... HT is just the tip of the ice-berg

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    Quote Originally Posted by zcf View Post
    So I should just tikam tikam and simply choose a reasonable cheap set which I listen ok in the demo room

    But among those consumer HTiB brands, what brand is known to be better? Sony? Pioneer? Philips? Onkyo? JVC?
    You have your listening taste. Others have theirs. Go with your own feeling and bring your favourite DVDs to test.

    I'll recommend Pioneer/ yamaha / denon. The rest... i won't touch. Seriously.

    Quote Originally Posted by zcf View Post
    oh no , the industries are doing it that way again , forcing people to continue upgrade


    Even go Best Denki to check also not easy, got Samsung, Philips, LG, JVC, Sony etc, also got Onkyo, Pioneer type also. so any recommendation? Heard Bose is overprice though.

    Tetrode recommended this on the previous thread http://www.consumer.philips.com/cons...CSHQFHKFSESI5P
    but too bad it's not a 5.1 set up, the 5.1 set up however don't come with a Hi-fi tube.

    Or simply get those computer speaker system like Creative Gigawork S750 or Logitech Z5500?

    I am really confuse with all these different genre of speaker systems
    Please don't bother with BOSE. I listen to my uncle's $8K bose, i wanted to laugh.
    Heck, it can't even handle stereo well.

    Please don't bother with computer speaker systems...

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    Quote Originally Posted by zcf View Post
    So I should just tikam tikam and simply choose a reasonable cheap set which I listen ok in the demo room

    But among those consumer HTiB brands, what brand is known to be better? Sony? Pioneer? Philips? Onkyo? JVC?
    haven't touch those for two years

    go register and give xtreme place a try....u might able to find yr answer there

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    Quote Originally Posted by eow View Post
    haven't touch those for two years

    go register and give xtreme place a try....u might able to find yr answer there

    ...
    .. don't get poisoned by the big boys with big systems there...

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    Remember to Pad the walls with sound proof material then you will get the full effect.
    Quote Originally Posted by zcf View Post
    Thinking of buying a 5.1 or 7.1 surround home threatre system for my 5 room HDB flat living room. Any recommendation for specific brand or make of speakers, ampliflier, DVD/CD player? It's use mainly for both TV, DVD, and less music listening, who know may be gaming in the future.

    My budget is around S$1500+. Or any recommended place to get second hand one?

    Heard that the sound quality of Home Threatre In a Box are not very good, is it true? Seem quite convenient to me instead of mismatching though.

    I read this thread, but seem complicated to me
    Audio enthusiasts: Your opinions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dEthANGeL View Post
    ... HT is just the tip of the ice-berg

    .....$1500 is just the appetiser.....some subwoofer, centre speaker already cost more than that
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sniper ShutterBug View Post
    Remember to Pad the walls with sound proof material then you will get the full effect.
    What are the sound proof material? Must be quite ex right?

    Anyway the house is not too far from mrt track, so sound proof also not very useful? as the window will leak sound in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eow View Post
    .....$1500 is just the appetiser.....some subwoofer, centre speaker already cost more than that
    Will try not to kena extra BBB Virus

    So bro, you actually safe more money on photography then spending on HiFi?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zcf View Post
    What are the sound proof material? Must be quite ex right?

    Anyway the house is not too far from mrt track, so sound proof also not very useful? as the window will leak sound in?
    ...it to enchance yr listening exp...yes...it not cheap.... u be amazed by the stuff/crap alone on the sound proofing/damping materials and their cost.......u been warned
    头可断,血可流,倩女不可不追求 carpe diem,when in doubt, hoot first,apologise later:p GALLERY

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