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  1. Maybe a secondhand x3300w then? Should be around the same price? Going by your guide this should give me around 72 watts a channel. Only thing it doesn't have that I was after is Dolby Vision passthru which is fine. Comes with Audyssey XT32 too.
  2. Thanks for this. It's not that my budget is limited, I just don't want to go all out on a receiver with features I won't use in my not ideal space like 7 channels and Atmos for example. I figured the below the room crossover point is where the size of the room will negatively impact the sound. Only way to fix that is with more subs.
  3. Thanks for this and your guide is super helpful. So I'm clear, you estimate it's 50w RMS per or peak per channel? Despite the big room, my MLP will only be 2.6 metres from the front sound stage. Why do you think I will need very efficient speakers? I am intending on using KEF Q350s for my front soundstage with matching center.
  4. Long story short, I'm moving to a house where my HT setup is going to have to be (for now) a total compromise. It's in an open plan combined living dining kitchen space which is tiled and with large glass doors along one wall. Totally sub optimal room but that's all I have to work with. I want to do a 5.1 setup (with surrounds mounted on the ceiling due to open plan) and was looking for a recommendation for a receiver with decent power, support for lossless formats and 4K HDR passthru (Dolby Vision would be nice but not a dealbreaker). I don't want to pay for t
  5. The exchange rate with the US continues to improve so I'm considering purchasing hifi gear overseas and having it shipped to Australia. Can anyone recommend decent overseas websites (other than Amazon) that sell hifi gear and ship to Australia?
  6. From everything that I have read online, if your couch/listening position is not in the sweet spot don't bother with surround. Go for a decent 2.0, 2.1 or 3.1 setup instead.
  7. I've read in quite a few places that the sides/rear speakers in a surround setup don't need to be from the same series as your front sound stage. Often people go for cheaper satellites than their front soundstage speakers. Is that the consensus on this forum? And if so, what satellites can you recommend?
  8. From what I understand having started in the same place you have (wanting a new receiver under $1K and looking at the Denon X1600H) start with working out how many speakers you will be starting with - 2.0, 3.1, 5.1 etc. Until you start getting beyond requiring 5.1, your $1000 is going to go a lot further on an older second hand receiver. You will lose a few sound modes and may not get the hdmi functionality that modern AVRs have, but you will get a lot more amplification for each channel.
  9. Hi everyone, I'm looking to learn through these forums and eventually setup a starter home theatre for my house. I'm planning on a 3.1 system with the potential to upgrade to 5.1 and eventually atmos. At this stage I'm really keen to learn about different bookshelf speakers at reasonable prices here in Oz. Cheers!
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