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POOR AUDIOPHILES DREAM HOME THEATRE

by bharadwaj0072002 / November 20, 2006 1:56 AM PST

I HAVE A VERY LIMITED BUDgET AND I WANT TO GO FOR A GOOD I MEAN A VERY GOOD HOME THEATRE, I HAVE GONE THROUGH MANY REVIEWS AND I FELT AT CNET THE INFORMATION IS THE BEST,ITS LIKE THE BIBLE OF TECNOLOGY,I READ ABOUT VARIOUS PRODUCTS,PREVIOUSLY I WAS IN A NOTION THAT BOSE IS THE BEST IN THE WORLD COS TILL THEN I DINT KNOW THAT MUSIC SYSTEMS ARE THAT EXPENSIVE,BUT AT CNET MY EYES WERE OPENED AND I MADE A THROUGH RESEARCH AND I DECIDED TO GO FOR A COMPONENT BASED SYSTEM,WHOSE QUALITY IS BETTER THAN SIMILARLY PRICED HTIBS,OK THEN THE HEART OF THE SYSTEM THE AMPLIFIER,I DECIDED TO GO FOR THE MOST EFFODABLE AND BEST AMPLIFIER IN THE WORLD FOR MY BUDGET,MY ONLY CRITERIA IS SOUND PURE SOUNDAND PRICE,NOT LOOKS,NOT FEATURES,NOT EASE OF SET UP,COMING TO POWER OF THE AMP MY ROOM IS 15\18 feet.SO 50-60 WATT RMS IS GOIN TO ROCK THE ROOM,BASING ON MY CRITERIA OF SOUND AND PRICE I FELT DENON IS TOO EXPENSIVE,SONYS amps SOUND NOT UP TO MARK,PIONEER ALSO SOUND CLARITY IS NOT UPTO THE MARK SO I HAVE DECIDED TO SETTLE DOWN FOR ONKYO TX-SR 503 AMP WHICH SUITED ALL MY CRITERIA,I FELT ITS SOUND,FEATURES AND PRICE ARE THE BEST ONE COULD GET FOR THAT PRICE,NEXT I HAVE TO HAVE A BALANCED BUDGET FOR MY SPEAKERS,THAT IS WHERE THE BIGGEST PROBMEM AROSE,I DINT FIND ANY SPEAKERS THAT SOUNDED GOOD FOR THE PRICE I CAN PAY THEN ONE DAY Was GOIN THROUGH "THE HOME THEATRE BUYIN GUIDE",IN CNET I SAW THAT THE SIZE OF SPEAKERS AND THE NUMBER OF DRIVERS IN THE SPEAKER DRIVERS CONTRIBUTE TO THE CLARITY OF THE SPEAKER AND BY VISITING SOME OTHER WEBSITES I FOUND OUT THAR THE MAGNET IN THE SPEAKERS IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE OUTPUT IE THE WATTAGE OF THE SPEAKERS,ONE IMPORTANT THING IS THAT THE MATERIALS OF THE DRIVERS .IF THE DRIVER IS MADE OF KELVAR THE CLARIY AND DURABILITY IS GOOD COMPARED TO PAPER,SO I DECIDED TO FIND THE SPEAKERS WITH MAX NUMBER OF DRIVERS WITH LARE SIZES AND NOT TO FORGET THE PRICE,THEN I FELT SONY IS OFFERING THIS COMBINATION ALONG WITH AN AFFODABLE PRICE. HERE I WENT FOR SONY TOWERS SS-MF-650H,THEY FEATURE TWO, '6' INCH DRIVERS FOR LOWS AND A SINGLE '3' INCH DRIVER FOR MIDS,THEY ARE MADE OF KELVAR AND A SILK DOME TWEETER OF '1' INCH FOR THE HIGHS. THEY ARE HAVING A HANDLING CAPACITY OF 180, WATTS RMS.THEY SOUNDED EXTREMLY IMPRESSIVE ON PAPER AND IN INDIA THE CONDITIONS ARE SUCH THAT U PAY ALOT AND GET VERY LITTLE VALUE AND U CANT SEE A DEMO OF A PRODUCT FOR UR SATISFACTION,KEEPING IT ASIDE THEN THE CENTRE CHANNEL I WANTED TO DO FOR SONY SS-CNK10ED BUT THE PRICE PUT ME OFF, SO I OPTED FOR SSCR-350H.WHICH FEATURED A '5'3/4TH INCH DUAL WOOFERS AND A SILK DOME TWEETER OF '1' INCH,AND A SURROUND SPEAKERS WHICH COME ALONG WITH THE CENTRE CHANNEL AS A PACKAGE WHICH ARE ALSO 5 INCHES FULL RANGE DRIVES ,AND A SONY WOOFER SA-WM 500,WHICH FEATURES A 12 INCH WOOFER AND A 150 WATT POWER AMP.when i connected all these and i felt that the bass is rock solid and the mids are good but when pushed too hard SOUNDED LITTLE STRAINED I FEEL THA THE CULPRIT WAS THE CENTRECHANNEL BUT NOT THE AMPLIFIER,BUT I CAN ESILY UPGRADE IT,HIGHS ARE EXTEMELY BALANCED.OVERALL I AM VERY SATISFIED AND I AM OPEN FOR ANY COMMENTS OR SUGGESIONS

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Ouch!
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 20, 2006 2:05 AM PST

Maybe a little formatting and using both upper and lower case would make your posts readable.

Bob

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Yes OUCH, hard to read. All CAPS is consirded to be SHOUTING
by jcrobso / November 20, 2006 3:35 AM PST

Just supply basic info, room size, what gear you currently have and budget, how much can you spend. We will be glad to help. John

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I THINK YOU WERE WRITING ABOUT SOMETHING.........
by Riverledge / November 20, 2006 3:48 AM PST

NOW, WHAT THE HELL WAS IT???
Have ever used a period?

river.

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(NT) *chuckle*
by masterying01 / November 20, 2006 8:38 AM PST
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Yes, your post was hard to read
by NM_Bill / November 20, 2006 9:19 AM PST

We suggest not using all capitals, simple sentences & blank space between paragraphs.

You are on the right track. You found c/net to be a good source. Keep learning by also using sites such as audioreview, audioholics, hometheaterhifi & ecoustics. They also have introductory tutorials & many links to product makers & online reviewers.

Excuse this typical American's ignorance about India. We just don't know about many things such as your availability to modern stores even in large cities & even information about these products because we are bombarded by advertising.

We just don't know exactly how your life is different. We do hear your country is joining in the emerging progress as a large target. International competition based only on return on investment is ruthless & displaces many. Glad that you have what we call middle class aspirations.

Having internet access is good access to information. There are good people here volunteering advice & opinions. We know topic threads here are repetitive, but a couple hours searching will lead you to many good topics. One thing you will find is that we don't think speakers sold as part of a set by component makers are the best. Dedicated speaker specialists are better.

Relying only on specifications is not the best way to judge products. For instance, yes, paper used for speakers has become rather old fashioned. If trying to buy internationally, use caution. Never send a money order to an unknown in some other country. Sellers must be trusted. Pay hopefully by major credit card if possible, otherwise by a trusted 3rd party such as PayPal.

Best of luck & enjoy.

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