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I’m hoping you knowledgeable people can help me out.
I originally posted a thread seeking help on selecting a suitable AV receiver and speakers (fronts and centre) for a 3.1 setup. I was originally planning on getting a 7.2 receiver as I may (a very unlikely may) end up getting some surround L/R built into the wall.
The other day I went into a local Hi-Fi store and demoed a number of speakers and decided to buy the Wharfedale D320 bookshelf speakers (we were very impressed with the sound from such tiny speakers) and the Wharfedale D300c as I was initially set on a 3.1 setup through an AV receiver.
However, upon reading up on a few forums and receiving advice from knowledgable people on other AV forums, it sounds like I’d be better off going for a stereo amplifier and buying two bookshelf speakers. I never considered this as I always thought a 2 channel setup would result in poor audio quality for film/TV, especially dialogue.
I currently use a JBL Cinema SB 450 (soundbar) hooked up to my TV via optical (the Arc HDMI input has gone - either on the SB or my TV). I only have a PS4, 4K player and Apple TV 4K hooked up to my TV. For music I use a Bose Wave SoundTouch.
I’m looking to buy a setup to replace the soundbar and Bose Wave to improve on the sound quality, the major issue with the soundbar is the dialogue. My partner has hearing problems so we’re having to have subtitles on all the time. We don’t want the setup to be too big (ie floor standing speakers) as the room it will be in is used a lot for having friends over, so we don’t want the setup to be a dominant feature of the room.
Whatever setup I get I’ll be using it equally for music and film/TV. I haven’t got a turntable yet but will be looking to get one soon.
I may cancel my speaker order tomorrow and use advice from members to buy a suitable system.
I do have a reasonable budget for the system, but was hoping not to go above $3k. If I do go for a 2 channel stereo system, I’d probably need a sub too so that would need to be factored in. Is $3k going to be enough to buy me a 2 channel stereo setup that will out perform my current soundbar? If so, what amp and speakers should I consider - will the D320s be ok to keep? We don’t want floorstanding speakers and the bookshelf speakers will sit on top of our entertainment unit on either side of the TV.
As most of my music listening is done via streaming, should I get an amp with Wi-Fi or can this be done through phone / computer? Or would it be best to get a stereo amp and a DAC with streaming capabilities?
Or should I stick with an AV receiver with a 3.1 setup?
If it helps my living room is 5.8m x 3.8. About 2m x 3.8 is not used for entertaining as it is an empty space with some wall furniture and one seat that we use for reading. We sit about 2.5 metres from the TV. The room is also carpeted.
Item Condition: Very Good, working Shipping Options: Pickup available but audition is not available.,Pickup available and you can audition.,Shipping is included in price. Suburb or Town: LALOR PARK State: New South Wales Payment Method: Cash, Paypal Reason for selling: Not needed, clearing out old equipment for space Further information:
Unit is in original and working condition
Sound quality is great requires minor warm up time to get best sound quality
No refurbishment, has only been cleaned since original purchase
Can ship item, however I will require your postal code in order to judge whether it is within my budget to do so.
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Dimensions: 55 x 42 x 38cm 12kg + signature on delivery
Minimum price to include shipping is the $600 listed.
Revisiting the vinyl scene after many years away and have started out with a Pioneer LP30 turntable and I already had a Yamaha HTR-6130 receiver. Down the track I would like to upgrade eveything, but my budget will not allow that for a fair while.
I would like to add better speakers than the ones that came with the receiver and was looking at a few bookshelf speaker options. I have seen a few Edifier model and also a Pioneer SP-BS22-LR Bookshelf Speaker. I only have up to $300 to spend.
I know nothing will blow me away with my current set up and budget, but it's a start to listen to what I have.
Does anyone have any suggestions?
Item Condition: Very Good Used Shipping Options: Pickup available but audition is not available.,Pickup available and you can audition. Suburb or Town: Taylors lakes State: Victoria Payment Method: paypal, EFT, cash on pick up Reason for selling: upgraded Further information:
I am selling my old Chrono series floor standers and center ~ 6 years old very well looked after.
I think it's a bargain of a price
Pair of Canton Chrono 509.2 DC floor stand speakers
Canton Chrono 505CM Centre Channel Speaker
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Item Condition: Used - all drivers work perfectly but there is cosmetic damage. Shipping Options: Pickup available but audition is not available. Suburb or Town: Camden State: New South Wales Payment Method: Cash Reason for selling: They've been collecting dust for too long. Hi,
I've had these beauties tested and all drivers are functioning perfectly, they sound incredible.
Matching serial numbers as indicated in the photos and they also come with a stand for each speaker. There is some cosmetic damage so please refer to the photos.
Local pick up in Sydney region. I don't have an amp, i had them tested at a hifi store so you'll need to byo if you want to test, my appologies.
They were left to me from a family member who has passed away, I know theres someone out there who will appreciate them.
Edit: I'm no longer accepting PayPal I'm only accepting cash, my apologies to anyone wishing to use this service but there are too many scammers. Still happy to prove they're fully functional to those who are serious about the purchase.
Edit 2: I'd also like to mention that I've included the speaker stands in the purchase price to offset the cosmetic damage. I know their valuable and I believe that's a fair trade.