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 Post subject: Surround sound RMD
PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2015 1:28 
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Much googling of the above subject has only resulted in shattered dreams and confusion.
I want an Thing that I can plug my ps4 optical, TV red and white things and mp3 player size headphone jack into. Amongst other things. I looked at pioneer shs100 (possibly) but can't figure out if that's the right thing or not. £100 to £150 price bracket 5.1 with small satellite speakers required as I already have hooks high up on the walls for these to hang on. Any thoughts or suggestions (relevant to the subject :p.) most welcome. Thks k bi.


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 Post subject: Re: Surround sound RMD
PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2015 10:13 
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It would appear that the Pioneer S-HS100 only has a single 3.5mm (headphone) input. Which is a bit shit, but £99 isn't a lot of money, so you can't expect too much.

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 Post subject: Re: Surround sound RMD
PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2015 10:21 
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I used to have a Pure Acoustics set that could do all that. Going back a bit now, mind


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 Post subject: Re: Surround sound RMD
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£100 - £150 seems like an "odd" price bracket, as far as the manufacturers are concerned. There's just hardly anything there for that price.

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 Post subject: Re: Surround sound RMD
PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2015 10:33 
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I think I quite want something like this. The TV has optical audio out or some such and I think the ps4 does as well. Ideally, I want some wireless rechargeable bluetooth speakers on the walls and use something to send the sound from the tv, ps4 and cd player to them. And a subwoofer. For about a ton.

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 Post subject: Re: Surround sound RMD
PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2015 10:39 
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If the TV has optical out then you don't need to plug the PS4's optical connection in as well.

To be clear - you want rechargeable surround sound speakers? Do you hate yourself?

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 Post subject: Re: Surround sound RMD
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It wasn't Pure Acoustics I had, it was Acoustic Solutions and I still have it. It has optical, co-ax and analogue. It wasn't half bad for the price. I'm pretty sure the company disappeared a few years back though. You might want to look into a low end AV receiver and get a set of speakers separately. Richer Sounds have a 5.0 set for the princely sum of £19.95!


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 Post subject: Re: Surround sound RMD
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If the TV has optical out then you don't need to plug the PS4's optical connection in as well.

To be clear - you want rechargeable surround sound speakers? Do you hate yourself?


I dislike wiring but I suppose I could run a spur from a light fitting and make a step down transformer.

Good news on the inputs.

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 Post subject: Re: Surround sound RMD
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Or you could run speaker cables to them and not have them be wireless.

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Or bury the wires in the plaster of the walls. You *may* have to redecorate, however.


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 Post subject: Re: Surround sound RMD
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Grim... wrote:
Or you could run speaker cables to them and not have them be wireless.


I suppose if I have to run cables.....

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 Post subject: Re: Surround sound RMD
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For that budget, I'd try and pick up a second hand decent AV amp and speakers - it'll perform much better than anything new.


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 Post subject: Re: Surround sound RMD
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Or bury the wires in the plaster of the walls. You *may* have to redecorate, however.


You've met my wife, right? You know my standards are "paint is on walls, job done, off to the pub to avoid noxious fumes" and hers are a bit higher. Imagine that with plastering.

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 Post subject: Re: Surround sound RMD
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Or bury the wires in the plaster of the walls. You *may* have to redecorate, however.


You've met my wife, right? You know my standards are "paint is on walls, job done, off to the pub to avoid noxious fumes" and hers are a bit higher. Imagine that with plastering.

But it's not really plastering. It's not much more than filling. You channel out the plaster to no more than about half an inch, if you're just running speaker cable.

Of course, fancy trunking that looks like skirting boards does exist too, but we don't care about that, do we boys?

Par example: http://www.d-line-it.co.uk/products/pro ... wire-cover


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 Post subject: Re: Surround sound RMD
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DavPaz wrote:
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Or bury the wires in the plaster of the walls. You *may* have to redecorate, however.


You've met my wife, right? You know my standards are "paint is on walls, job done, off to the pub to avoid noxious fumes" and hers are a bit higher. Imagine that with plastering.

But it's not really plastering. It's not much more than filling. You channel out the plaster to no more than about half an inch, if you're just running speaker cable.

Of course, fancy trunking that looks like skirting boards does exist too, but we don't care about that, do we boys?


I don't do delite. I can probably do "circular saw blade" width.

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I don't do delite. I can probably do "circular saw blade" width.





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 Post subject: Re: Surround sound RMD
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Stupid phone. How do I turn the word changing off?

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 Post subject: Re: Surround sound RMD
PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2015 13:17 
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Wasn't happy with the Pioneer I bought in May so changed it for a networked Yamaha receiver which I love (£230 from Richer Sounds I think) all sources in via HDMI (but has two optical) and out through HDMI to Telly. Nice having my iPhone as a wireless source for it.

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 Post subject: Re: Surround sound RMD
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What does having it connected to the network do?

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 Post subject: Re: Surround sound RMD
PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2015 16:35 
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AirPlay and net radio for me. Nice when there's folk round and they want to play tunes from their phones.

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 Post subject: Re: Surround sound RMD
PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2015 16:39 
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Oh and if the kids get up before me and have Netflix on too loud I can turn it down from upstairs :)

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 Post subject: Re: Surround sound RMD
PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2015 19:15 
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Zardoz wrote:
Wasn't happy with the Pioneer I bought in May so changed it for a networked Yamaha receiver which I love (£230 from Richer Sounds I think) all sources in via HDMI (but has two optical) and out through HDMI to Telly. Nice having my iPhone as a wireless source for it.

So is this a Thing or a Thing with Speakers? I might be tempted into a higher price bracket if sufficiently cajoled.


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 Post subject: Re: Surround sound RMD
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 Post subject: Re: Surround sound RMD
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For that budget, I'd try and pick up a second hand decent AV amp and speakers - it'll perform much better than anything new.

AV amp may have been the thing I should have been looking for without knowing. I'll look again...


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 Post subject: Re: Surround sound RMD
PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2015 19:47 
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It's a Thing.

Ah, no squeakers. If i used my existing 30squid squeakers would that be a bad idea?


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 Post subject: Re: Surround sound RMD
PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2015 19:56 
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I don't know where you are, but this is a bargain if you can collect
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mission-5-1-s ... SwAYtWI~cQ

And this would also probably do you nicely - they will post this one.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Yamaha-HTR-30 ... Swo0JWGSS9


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 Post subject: Re: Surround sound RMD
PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2015 20:08 
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Any speakers will work. Ideally you want two larger ones for front left and right and three smaller ones for centre and rear left and right. Much better still with a powered sub but that can be added later.

Oh yeah, my Yamaha (RX -V477) comes with a mic that you place where you'd normally sit and it sets all the speaker levels for you. Nice.

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 Post subject: Re: Surround sound RMD
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Zoidbergs bargains are bargains. If they don't ramp up too much!

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 Post subject: Re: Surround sound RMD
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Another nice receiver to keep your eye on: http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/221926754940

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 Post subject: Re: Surround sound RMD
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Oooh, good spot


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