Want to buy this receiver incl speakers.

Discussion in 'Soundcards, Speakers HiFI & File formats' started by signex, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. signex

    signex Ancient Guru

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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

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    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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  2. RagDoll_Effect

    RagDoll_Effect Ancient Guru

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    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...

    cheers,
    RagDoll.
     
  3. signex

    signex Ancient Guru

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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
    Onkyo HT-S4505
     
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  4. Tom F

    Tom F Ancient Guru

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    Big upgrade. Those Hypex amps are supposed to be very nice :)
     

  5. signex

    signex Ancient Guru

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    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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  6. RagDoll_Effect

    RagDoll_Effect Ancient Guru

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    Yeah, huge difference :) As I said Like night and day. The Panasonic HT is garbage compared to that gear, well imo :)
     
  7. signex

    signex Ancient Guru

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    Have you looked at the other options? Are any of them same/better then the second hand system?
     
  8. RagDoll_Effect

    RagDoll_Effect Ancient Guru

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    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...
     
  9. signex

    signex Ancient Guru

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

    Wich of the Onkyo/Denon gear is best?
     
  10. RagDoll_Effect

    RagDoll_Effect Ancient Guru

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    The ONKYO might be just that little bit better, but the Denon one is good aswell :)
     

  11. signex

    signex Ancient Guru

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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??
     
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  12. RagDoll_Effect

    RagDoll_Effect Ancient Guru

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    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 :)

    regards,
    RagDoll.
     
  13. signex

    signex Ancient Guru

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    Alright thanks alot, ill go for the Onkyo then. :D 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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  14. RagDoll_Effect

    RagDoll_Effect Ancient Guru

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    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 :)

    Cheers,
    RagDoll.
     
  15. signex

    signex Ancient Guru

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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)
     

  16. N0sferatU

    N0sferatU Ancient Guru

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    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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  17. RagDoll_Effect

    RagDoll_Effect Ancient Guru

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    If it's a small room, then wall bracket them. That's how I've got my back speakers :) works great :)

    cheers,
    RagDoll.
     
  18. ROBSCIX

    ROBSCIX Ancient Guru

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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?
     
  19. signex

    signex Ancient Guru

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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)
     
  20. ROBSCIX

    ROBSCIX Ancient Guru

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    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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