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Hey guys,

 

Like the title says im after a home theatre system.

 

Would like 7.2.4. Room is 4m x 7m x 2.7m high.

 

Im after;

 

A 130" 16:9 screen.

 

Front towers and centre to be good quality (i know, i know listen to different set hps to find "my sound")

 

2 subwoofers

 

All surround/atmos drivers.

 

AVR (and amp if necessary)

 

Projector. (will be mounted 7.1 metres from screen on rear wall).

 

This will be a dedicated home theatre room completely blacked out with matt black ceiling paint, thick curtains on the walls and carpet.

Can stretch the budget out to 8k if necessary.

Lounge, carpet, curtains, wall, down lights, new door etc.. is costing a bomb (as much as my audio visual budget). Hence the small budget.

 

Some links to recommendations would be very muchly appreciated.

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Jventer   

Please give us a bit more info or confirm that I understand this correctly: You want

  • Projector (and mount)
  • Screen
  • 7 speakers for surround
  • 2 subwoofers
  • 4 Atmos speakers

Do you want UHD and 4K?

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Snoopy8   

Have you been into a HT retailer and listened to setups and seen some projectors & screens?  For example, some people prefer the Denon sound to Yamaha. If you have not, suggest doing so. Your ears and eyes are the best judge. 

 

Also, are you audio or video focused?  That will guide how to split the budget.  E.g. I am audio focused, tend to recommend more for speakers.

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Yes jventer that is correct.

Obviously a 4k projector is out of the question.

 

Snoopy8 - i have been to the lifestyle shop and listened and watched a few demos at harvey norman.

 

Im thinking a good quality centre speaker for audio quality as i do like good quality clear audio but understand i cant have my cake.....

So im thinking get a better quality image for now and can upgrade audio down the track if i feel the need.

I want to put in a whole system so its as close to plug and play down the track if i choose to upgrade say subs at one point, or front towers at another.

 

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Jventer   

Sorry to say, but good audio will be a bit of a struggle.

I would suggest starting with the things you like , e.g. projector etc and work your way through.

Agree very much with your view of centre speaker. 

I would be patient and check out Gumtree and Ebay. Just be carefull of "white van" products. Look at JBL, Krix, Klipsch, Definitive Technology, B&W, Richter, Whatmough, Paradigm, PSB and other mainstream brands.

Graysonline is mostly overpriced, but sometimes there are good deals. 

Good luck.

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Snoopy8   

Let's assume a $8K budget.  Better quality video = say 4K which will get a good projector and screen (& don't skimp on screen). Video is not an area I know, so I will leave it to others to suggest brands, models etc.

 

This leaves 4K for audio and you are looking for 7.2.4 system. (7 speakers, 2 subs, 4 ceiling) Agree with desire to get a good centre (for dialog from movies), ideally a matched left, right centre. But with so many speakers & wanting quality as well, you will need a top/mid AVR with grunt, or entry AVR plus amps.  $$$ starting to add up!  :(

 

Suggest getting fewer better speakers rather than spread over more. Rather than plug & play & replace,  a better approach is to get a good core starting system and expand. You could start with 5.1 (but wire up for 7.2.4 if building new room). Or go second hand, readjust priority, budget etc.

 

Lastly, but not least, go to a specialist e.g. Eastwood HiFi, not Harvey Norman, not the best for HT. And rather than pick  & choose individual components, look at a package deal. You can then post here to ask about relative merits of packages, components etc.

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Kaynin   

Yep, +1 for ^ post...

 

Stay away from Harvey Norman, you'll spend more % on cables than anything else...

 

Reduce your speaker count to a good quality 5.1 system, add the extra speakers later - this is where the hobby side of it starts to kick in...  :rolleyes:

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Thanks gents, some good advice here..

Whats the deal with the harvey norman klipsch 5.1 system?

https://www.harveynorman.com.au/klipsch-reference-series-5-1-channel-speaker-system.html

Is that cheap and nasty klipsch gear? The decent 5.1 klipsch seems to be ~5 k?

 

Im comming from a sumsung 5.1 surround in a box set up, so anything would have to be better.

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Im thinking that system (if its any good?) Then some $400 a pair book shelf speakers for the surround and then some ceiling speakers....

Leaving me ~ 2k for AVR.

 

Is this in the right direction? 

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Bunno77   

Lifestylestore is your best bet for buying new.

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TerryO   

As others have said avoid Harvey Norman, they only sell bottom end products and often not at such a good price given the low end quality. If you want new then the Lifestyle store, which you have been to, has some great gear in all price ranges and they will haggle big time. Ask for Brendan.

As others have said buy a decent 5.1 system and build on it from there once funds become available. 

 

cheers Terry

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Jventer   

Cant help but smile re the Harvey Norman comments. The only speakers I would buy from them new is Krix. But you can find used/older Krix speakers cheaper on ebay etc.

HN normally will make not much money on a tv, but then sell you cables , warranties etc at huge markups.

Re the Klipch speakers from HN - also look at same used.

As others have said - check out Eastwood Hifi and their website. Good package deals, new products, seconds etc.

(I dont know Lifestyle Store so cant comment.)

 Re AVR's - their value drops like mad the moment you walk out of the store and new models come out continiously. 

Go to a shop or 2 and listen before you buy anything.

Take your time and enjoy.

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Snoopy8   
41 minutes ago, Home theatre rookie said:

Im thinking that system (if its any good?) Then some $400 a pair book shelf speakers for the surround and then some ceiling speakers....

Leaving me ~ 2k for AVR.

 

Is this in the right direction? 

The Klipsch is not bad. Adding the $ up, it will be more than 5k which reduces the video side. However, skip HN because advice there usually poor and more often than not, overpriced for HT.  Go to Lifestyle, Eastwood Hifi & other specialists who are more likely to provide a better match of components and relevant advice.  You do have a significant budget, so will be able to secure a decent package. 

 

Again, suggest starting with a good 5.1 core system. More speakers = more power = more $$.  Please do not be misled by the specs of a cheap AVR which claim it can drive so many channels and has huge power per channel. A better upgrade is 5.2 and investing more in heavy curtains and room treatments. Taming bass and getting it right makes a difference.

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