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  1. That's a really nice setup, I've never seen atmos speakers setup like that before. If it is was me though, I'd have the centre speaker placed horizontally and then lower the TV a bit.
  2. I know this question gets asked a fair bit (have already read a fair few threads on here) and I apologize in advance for the long post... I’m looking at putting together a compact music system for our living area with a budget of around $2k but I’m struggling on deciding whether to go down the active or passive path. It will be used for music only (bit of everything from jazz to pop to electronic) played via Bluetooth, WIFI (streamed from PC hard disk) and also might want to add a turntable to the system down the track. So far I have been looking at getting either the KEF LSX speakers (active) or the KEF q350 speakers (passive) combined with a small integrated amp like the NAD D3020v2. Both these options come in around my budget but I was hoping to get some advice on here as to what might be the better option, or to suggest any other speakers/amps I might not be aware of. Being from Perth, we are pretty limited in what’s available to demo in store. I like the idea of the more compact LSX speakers, which would also work equally well I think in an office or even bedroom if I wanted to repurpose them down the track. They have a pretty good range of inputs, though I don’t think I would be able to add a turntable down the track without another device? I’m also a little hesitant though about how these will hold-up long term as if something were to fail, it probably means an expensive repair bill or throwing them out. Q350’s are a fair bit bigger than the LSX and I would assume also should sound better? What’s interesting though is that looking at the specs they actually don’t go as low as the LSX (63Hz vs 54Hz @+3db) despite having a larger driver. I don’t want a large bulky amp like most of them seem to be, but would something as compact as the NAD D3020v2 be sufficient to drive these and make them sound good?
  3. I've been looking for a cheap upgrade (ie less than $400) for my centre and rear speakers and came across a new Wharfedale WH-3 pack on an auction site. I cant find any reference to these speakers on their site or anywhere on the net. Just wondering if anyone could provide some information on whether these would be a good buy? Currently the opening bid is $229 + PH (the seller claims a RRP of $899). Not sure if I can post a link, but here are the specs CENTER SPEAKERS: Tweeter: 28mm Bass: 2 x 4” Power: 120 W Watts RMS power handling Nominal Impedance: 4-8ohm Sensitivity:86dB Frequency: 70-18k-6dB REAR SPEAKERS: Bass: 5" 125mm Frequency: 75-18kHz -6dB Sensitivity: 86dB Tweeter: 28mm x 2 Nominal Impedance: 4-8ohm Power: 120 Watt power handling
  4. As per topic, upto $250 inc postage to Perth Thanks Brett
  5. Thanks for the reply. I had seen those on ebay and they are an amazing deal for that price, but I think the Thor is just way too big for my lounge, it would be serious overkill !! I've found 2 more places listed as Authorised Dealers for Ritcher so hopefully I can do it a bit more bargaining, it isnt easy in Perth though.
  6. I've been doing a fair bit of research on here but just wanted to get a bit of advice from you experts !! Currently I have a very cheap 5.1 system. I orignally started out with the Yamaha YHT-195 5.1 system and then upgraded the front speakers to a pair of Yamaha NS-50 floor standing speakers. This setup has served me pretty well for the last 18 months but I've decided to upgrade the sub to something a little more powerful. Anyway, I only want to spend a max of about $500. Would the Richter Krakatoa be the best sub for this price? I use my system 90% for movies and 10% for music. Cheapeast price I've been able to find is $579 in Perth, im hoping to be able to bargain them down to a bit closer to $500. Would this sub give me the best bang for my buck and will it be suitable to use with my existing components? Any advice you can give would be greatly appreciated.
  7. The brutal method works really well. Took me less than 5 minutes and saved $60!
  8. What a joke Today Tonight is. It's degraded past its low level of trash to now selling products under the "disguise" of a current affairs. I wonder how much Kogan payed this time around? You'd have to be crazy to buy one of his "budget" TV's when for the same price, or maybe a $100 more you can buy a reputable brand.
  9. You've just posted the last 16 replies in this thread!! Get over yourself dude.
  10. brett174

    Gta4

    Very interesting. They said the 360 was a clear winner in the graphics department. You've got to wonder though how biased some of thse sites are (I'm still deciding on whether to buy a 360 or PS3)
  11. I'm glad I'm not the only one who disliked Transformers. You should hear everyone go on about it over on the forums at whirlpool. Movie of the year according to most people, what a joke. I like action movies, and I liked some of Bay's earlier movies. The Rock and Bad Boys were great action movies but it seems he's been on a downward spiral since then. Transformers had absolutely nothing going for it. Quite possibly the worst story/characters/dialouge I've seen in a long time. He even slaughtered the SFX by changing camera angles every 1-2 seconds. I guess being a Transformers fan as a kid I expected too much, or maybe it's just aimed at 14 year old boys and I'm too old now
  12. I dont think that's it. Mine says the same, and I've definitely had it running for more than 20 hours.
  13. Well, bugger me! It works. I take back everything I said Though I cant work out how to see the uptime hours
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