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Default Want to buy this receiver incl speakers. - 02-24-2013, 23:16 | posts: 4,865 | Location: Netherlands

I found these speakers second hand online, and want to know if it will be better then what i have now.

Onkyo TX-DS595 receiver
2 Tannoy Front Speakers (Mercury mM/m4 - Cherry)
1 Tannoy Center Speaker (Fusion C 805754)
2 Tannoy Suround Speakers (Mercury M1 - Dark Oak 026471)
1 Woofer Hypex SubwooferAmp Hs 80



I have a panasonic sc-btt490 5.1 bluray home theater set.

Additional choices, brand new from shop:

Denon DHT-1312XP
Yamaha MCR-550
Pioneer X-HM70-K
Yamaha MCR-755
Yamaha YHT-196
Yamaha BDX-610
Onkyo HT-S4505

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Default 02-25-2013, 00:03 | posts: 4,271 | Location: Australia

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I found these speakers second hand online, and want to know if it will be better then what i have now.

Onkyo TX-DS595 receiver
2 Tannoy Front Speakers (Mercury mM/m4 - Cherry)
1 Tannoy Center Speaker (Fusion C 805754)
2 Tannoy Suround Speakers (Mercury M1 - Dark Oak 026471)
1 Woofer Hypex SubwooferAmp Hs 80



I have a panasonic sc-btt490 5.1 bluray home theater set.
Doesn't even compare We're talking night and day difference
Sound will be punchier, more spacious, go louder, clearer and you will think you're so glad you upgraded...

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Default 02-25-2013, 00:13 | posts: 4,865 | Location: Netherlands

^ Haha i'm sorry, i don't get it, you say it will be massive difference??

edit: I've found some more, but these are straight new from shop:

Denon DHT-1312XP
Yamaha MCR-550
Yamaha MCR-332
Pioneer X-HM70-K
Yamaha YHT-196
Onkyo HT-S4505

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Big upgrade. Those Hypex amps are supposed to be very nice
   
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Default 02-25-2013, 00:19 | posts: 4,865 | Location: Netherlands

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Big upgrade. Those Hypex amps are supposed to be very nice
Aight, i hope i can bid high enough to get it, the dude can send them lol it will be a massive package.

Can't wait to get one of these new speakers, pretty tired of these HT sets.

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Default 02-25-2013, 00:58 | posts: 4,271 | Location: Australia

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^ Haha i'm sorry, i don't get it, you say it will be massive difference??

edit: I've found some more, but these are straight new from shop:

Denon DHT-1312XP
Yamaha MCR-550
Yamaha MCR-332
Pioneer X-HM70-K
Yamaha YHT-196
Yeah, huge difference As I said Like night and day. The Panasonic HT is garbage compared to that gear, well imo
   
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Have you looked at the other options? Are any of them same/better then the second hand system?
   
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Have you looked at the other options? Are any of them same/better then the second hand system?
Well, the Denon one seems to be ok, and the onkyo. The yamaha ones are micro system, so it won't be as good as a dedicated system.

The second hand gear I didn't know was second hand. However, it does sound like a good deal...
   
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I do however like a new system more then second hand gear.

Wich of the Onkyo/Denon gear is best?
   
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Default 02-25-2013, 01:39 | posts: 4,271 | Location: Australia

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I do however like a new system more then second hand gear.

Wich of the Onkyo/Denon gear is best?
The ONKYO might be just that little bit better, but the Denon one is good aswell
   
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Default 02-25-2013, 01:41 | posts: 4,865 | Location: Netherlands

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The ONKYO might be just that little bit better, but the Denon one is good aswell
Ok, do you know if it has active subwoofer?

Sorry for all these questions haha, i just want the best for my budget.

edit: Ok i found out it has a active subwoofer.

Now my final question, Onkyo set or the second hand system??

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Ok, do you know if it has active subwoofer?

Sorry for all these questions haha, i just want the best for my budget.

edit: Ok i found out it has a active subwoofer.

Now my final question, Onkyo set or the second hand system??
Well, I don't buy second hand speakers, but others here do, so it should be ok. Remember, unless you know the previous owners, you're not gonna know how hard they've been pushed or if there is a problem with the woofer etc... Buying brand new is alot safer, even though it might not be as good sound. Go the ONKYO imo, it looks great and the specs are very good

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Default 02-25-2013, 01:51 | posts: 4,865 | Location: Netherlands

Alright thanks alot, ill go for the Onkyo then. I'll let you know when i have it and how they sound.

If i get lucky and get my salary today ill have them by Tuesday, but my gues is i get my money Tuesday.. so sadly i'll have to wait till Wednesday.

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Alright thanks alot, ill go for the Onkyo then. I'll let you know when i have it and how they sound.

If i get lucky and get my salary today ill have them by Tuesday, but my gues is i get my money Tuesday.. so sadly i'll have to wait till Wednesday.
That will be great, congrats Take time to set it up, don't rush, and once is all up and running, there are settings we can advise you to get even better sound. The sub placement is key to good bass, along a wall and it increases, diagonal to a corner of a room will give you the best bass, usually Also, don't run even half full volume for a couple of days, this is called the burn in period, because the drivers need to ease up a bit when they're brand new One last thing is, crossover settings, but we will come to that once you've got your new gear

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Default 02-25-2013, 03:15 | posts: 4,865 | Location: Netherlands

Thanks for helping me!

Maybe something important you want to know, i have a quiet small room.

I think i can also use my speaker stands from my HT, or is it best to hang it on the wall? (i have mine at the wall atm)
   
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Default 02-25-2013, 03:41 | posts: 1,466 | Location: United States

I have an Onkyo TX-NR807 sitting around if you want to buy it. It's a pretty stout unit. Just had the HDMI board replaced/upgraded.

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Thanks for helping me!

Maybe something important you want to know, i have a quiet small room.

I think i can also use my speaker stands from my HT, or is it best to hang it on the wall? (i have mine at the wall atm)
If it's a small room, then wall bracket them. That's how I've got my back speakers works great

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Speaker postioning can make or break a speaker system.

How are you going to be connecting the receiver to your PC?
   
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Speaker postioning can make or break a speaker system.

How are you going to be connecting the receiver to your PC?
Optical cable to my onboard till i get a X-Fi Titanium (always heard a huge difference with these versus onboard)
   
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Optical cable to my onboard till i get a X-Fi Titanium (always heard a huge difference with these versus onboard)
Well the multi-channel input is a great way to go. However, if you are refering to a vanilla Titanium, I would go with something a little newer and higher end.
   
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How do i know if it's vanilla or not?
   
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Is it just an old Titanium, or one of the newer Titanium HD's?
   
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Just Titanium, PCIE.
   
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Why a card so old?
   
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I had 2 of them in the past, i had asus ones and the Titanium is the best out of them.

But that's what my ears tell me.

If i get lucky and sell my HT system i might be able to get a high end soundcard.
   
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