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Re: Sound Bars for TV
« Reply #25 on: January 12, 2016, 06:17:47 AM »
I bought the Kogan sound box as a secret Santa gift. Then I had to install it. It was reduced to about $100 but is usually around $135. It has optical feed, five speakers and a built in sub.
For the money I was impressed.
I have my own home theatre which I put together from components and I'm not suggesting that it would be anything like that, but for general tv viewing and the odd concert at tv viewing levels the sound reproduction is quite accurate.
If you are wanting a soundbar to watch movies with, don't waste your time or money. A $200 5.1 from your local electronics shop will do it better. Sound is pressure, 5.1 is pressure from around the room - simple physics. You can't fake it although Bose has been trying to for years, and you certainly aren't going to get 5.1 out of a 3ft stick and a sub. Nice sound, yes, 5.1, no. Stereo music of any quality - only if you sit 3 ft in front of the sound bar.

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Re: Sound Bars for TV
« Reply #26 on: January 12, 2016, 08:21:42 AM »
Aldi have a $79 soundbar on sale this  Sat ... Its their Bauhn brand which is genreally good for the price.

Its 2.0 so no sub woofer.

https://www.aldi.com.au/en/special-buys/special-buys-sat-16-jan/saturday-detail-wk02/ps/p/bluetooth-soundbar-1/


 

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Re: Sound Bars for TV
« Reply #27 on: January 12, 2016, 08:41:43 AM »
I bought the Kogan sound box as a secret Santa gift. Then I had to install it. It was reduced to about $100 but is usually around $135. It has optical feed, five speakers and a built in sub.
For the money I was impressed.
I have my own home theatre which I put together from components and I'm not suggesting that it would be anything like that, but for general tv viewing and the odd concert at tv viewing levels the sound reproduction is quite accurate.
If you are wanting a soundbar to watch movies with, don't waste your time or money. A $200 5.1 from your local electronics shop will do it better. Sound is pressure, 5.1 is pressure from around the room - simple physics. You can't fake it although Bose has been trying to for years, and you certainly aren't going to get 5.1 out of a 3ft stick and a sub. Nice sound, yes, 5.1, no. Stereo music of any quality - only if you sit 3 ft in front of the sound bar.
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Re: Sound Bars for TV
« Reply #28 on: January 15, 2016, 02:14:50 PM »
I am looking at selling my speakers and amp. Anyone interested let me know.

Energy fronts, tall speakers with an active sub under each side, Energy rear corner speakers, Centre speaker, cant remember the brand but quality, older Denon amp which is old but a great unit

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If you were still talking to me I'd be interested.. :P
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Re: Sound Bars for TV
« Reply #29 on: January 15, 2016, 02:41:04 PM »
If you were still talking to me I'd be interested.. :P

I will give you some love over the weekend. Busy days and a bit of entertaining with family at home last couple of nights

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« Reply #30 on: January 15, 2016, 02:53:42 PM »
I will give you some love over the weekend. Busy days and a bit of entertaining with family at home last couple of nights

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Re: Sound Bars for TV
« Reply #31 on: January 15, 2016, 04:17:18 PM »
Sonos has a terrific sound IMHO. Not cheap but you do get what you pay for so to speak. (I'm moving house and looking at buying the Sonos for the new place ... get rid of the huge tower speakers I currently have cluttering up the lounge). Maximum flexibility with the Sonos as well, you can start with a soundbar, add the sub woofer and if so inclined you can also add wireless rear speakers for full 5.1 effect. Also able to locate speakers around the home wirelessly and play same music throughout the house. A system you can build up over time. Well worth a look. Have a listen when you are in one of the general stores such as Harvey or JB.
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Re: Sound Bars for TV
« Reply #32 on: January 15, 2016, 05:22:05 PM »
Sonos has a terrific sound IMHO. Not cheap but you do get what you pay for so to speak. (I'm moving house and looking at buying the Sonos for the new place ... get rid of the huge tower speakers I currently have cluttering up the lounge). Maximum flexibility with the Sonos as well, you can start with a soundbar, add the sub woofer and if so inclined you can also add wireless rear speakers for full 5.1 effect. Also able to locate speakers around the home wirelessly and play same music throughout the house. A system you can build up over time. Well worth a look. Have a listen when you are in one of the general stores such as Harvey or JB.
yea would love to but budget is tight ... thus lookin at used gear...
gonna depress myself lookin at stuff tomorrow
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Re: Sound Bars for TV
« Reply #33 on: January 15, 2016, 06:05:36 PM »

yea would love to but budget is tight ... thus lookin at used gear...
gonna depress myself lookin at stuff tomorrow

Bird I have a Bose Solo TV that is sitting in the cupboard, used about 5 times (remote still
In plastic) but we rarely used that TV so I have no need for it.  Sounds great, not. 5.1 great as it is only stereo but makes the TV sound really good and has decent bass.


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« Reply #34 on: January 15, 2016, 06:46:40 PM »
I sampled a couple of soundbars recently but ended up with  Pioneer based 5.1 system with Accusound speakers. Sure can rock the house  ;D

 All up around $1K for a system that puts the cinemas to shame IMO.
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Re: Sound Bars for TV
« Reply #35 on: January 16, 2016, 09:32:29 AM »
Bird,
also look out for the size of the unit and how it will sit in front of your TV. With some combinations, the unit is in the way of the TV remote sensor, and/or the bottom of the actual TV picture.

For some of the BOSE units (where the TV sits on top of the unit), you need to be careful of TV weight.

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Re: Sound Bars for TV
« Reply #36 on: January 21, 2016, 08:56:38 AM »
Found the speakers I want. Only slightly out of the budget :'(..
guess I'll have to wait on GG first...


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Re: Sound Bars for TV
« Reply #37 on: January 21, 2016, 10:20:49 AM »
Found the speakers I want. Only slightly out of the budget :'(..
guess I'll have to wait on GG first...


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They look just like mine  >:D, I have not forgotten about you.

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Re: Sound Bars for TV
« Reply #38 on: January 21, 2016, 10:31:34 AM »
They look just like mine  >:D, I have not forgotten about you.

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were yours the Kharma $23,000 Elegance S7 floor-standing speakers?? Knowing the millions you earn a week with all the toys you have... :P

or the the Enigma Veyron EV1 also includes eight 15-inch active subwoofers weighing 210 kilograms each, designed to sonically and aesthetically match the loudspeakers. Like the speaker cabinets, each subwoofer cabinet is manufactured of 100-millimetre bulletwood and aluminium plates, forming a solid base that is placed on a diamond stand to decouple the woofer from its environment.



I would like to hear them just once to see what they are like.. but then nothing else would ever come close to good enough!
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Re: Sound Bars for TV
« Reply #39 on: January 21, 2016, 10:39:08 AM »
Why stuff around, get this and be done with it
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Re: Sound Bars for TV
« Reply #40 on: January 21, 2016, 12:54:31 PM »
Save  your money...sell the idiot box...fuel the 4by....much better sounds in the bush  ;)
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« Reply #41 on: January 21, 2016, 12:59:12 PM »
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Save  your money...sell the idiot box...fuel the 4by....much better sounds in the bush  ;)


yea I love it..
Just seems to be that many kids sports and Shit on these days ... the ****wits seem to put everything on on long weekends just to spite me...
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« Reply #42 on: January 21, 2016, 02:24:22 PM »


yea I love it..
Just seems to be that many kids sports and Shit on these days ... the ****wits seem to put everything on on long weekends just to spite me...

I hear you. Ive been doing 6.00am drop offs for school swimming camps all week and tomorrow the 12 year old has to start school when the rest start back on Wednesday. wtf?

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« Reply #43 on: January 21, 2016, 02:28:06 PM »
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... and tomorrow the 12 year old has to start school when the rest start back on Wednesday. wtf?

that bites the sausage :( any reason ?? special subjects?
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« Reply #44 on: January 21, 2016, 02:31:17 PM »
No just starting Year 7 in the school he has been in for three years. We did an orientation in November for a day as well on a Saturday so why they have to start this early has me beat  ???  (and annoyed as it has ruined a long weekend).

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« Reply #45 on: January 21, 2016, 09:08:39 PM »
Sometimes in life decisions need to be made. Kids? Or long weekends?

Geez I love my long weekends.
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« Reply #46 on: January 22, 2016, 03:43:14 AM »
Yeah thanks. You bastard  ;D ;D

Anyway I've derailed this thread enough, Back to sound bars
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« Reply #47 on: January 23, 2016, 09:34:34 AM »
Just bought a Yamaha 4000 model sound bar and amp package from Eastwood hi fi in Sydney. Good sound, very happy with the price. The guy sells ex demo and carton damaged stock. No affiliation.
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« Reply #48 on: January 23, 2016, 12:40:07 PM »
Sound bars are great for general TV duty. Book shelf speakers with a stereo amp would be better but less 'neat'.

I cannot emphasise enough to those using their TV speakers to stop doing so and get a decent (as opposed to expensive) sound system.

Add a subwoofer if you watch lots of movies. You will get more benefit from a sub than rear or side channel speakers. Finally you could swap out the stereo amp for a surround one with another 3 speakers and you've stepped up to a 5.1 system as cash permits.

Start with a stereo amp if you listen to music. For most people a 2.1 system is more than adequate for music, TV and movies.

And lastly, try to listen to whatever you buy in the shop before you pay for it.

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« Reply #49 on: January 29, 2016, 11:58:03 AM »
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