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Re: Anybody still into home theatre?

Postby ARIKIP » Thu Jan 19, 2012 8:42 pm

Yup still into Home Theatre. Have it setup in the lounge with a separate "Mans Room" where i keep all my Hifi gear. Definitely the way to go if you separating the 2. At one stage my combines HT/Stereo consisted of 2 channel power amp,3 channel power amp,Dolby Digital preamp,DTS decoder....sounded great but in the end i got a top of the line receiver and i was still happy as. 3D is inevitable as you will probably be able to buy a small 3D TV in Countdown for a few hundy. I have watched 3D on a friends 51" and i thought it was great....but you lose the 3D when you always hit the border of the TV as you would do with most. Now 3D projectors would be something else.
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Re: Anybody still into home theatre?

Postby ummagumma » Fri Jan 20, 2012 9:08 am

Just replaced my 10 year old Denon AVR with an Yamaha HTR-6063. Since buying an Oppo BDP-93 I've been waiting to get the full Blu-Ray "effect". So far, and straight out of the box, it's a vast improvement and getting better every day. I love buying new toys. :D
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Re: Anybody still into home theatre?

Postby Kiwimoto » Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:51 pm

Hell yeah! I just luv buying HT gear :D

System 1:
Marantz SR5006
Sony BDP380
Kef Q series L/C/R
Kef Kube 1 sub
Jamo surrounds (4)

System 2:
Marantz SR7005
Marantz MM7025 (powering L/R)
Marantz BD7004
B and W PM1's
B and W M1 (6)
B and W PV1 subs (2)
B and W HTM62

System 3:
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Lexicon MC12HD
Lexicon ZX-7 (300W Ch)
Pioneer BDP LX91
B and W 802D **SOLD**
B and W HTM1D
B and W SCMS (4)
Wilson Watch Dog Mk1 pwered sub
AV rig:
B&W 802D's
Wilson Audio WATCH dog Series1
Lexicon MC12HD/ZX 7
Pioneer BDP LX91
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Re: Anybody still into home theatre?

Postby SeanG » Fri Aug 10, 2012 2:13 am

I personally think HT is great. I like the idea of a system that can play high quality digital sound but also be a audiophile deliverer.

The Cambridge Azur 551R 7.1 HDMI AV Receiver claims to deliver this.

I think the Americans are still pretty mad on it.

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Re: Anybody still into home theatre?

Postby Marantz » Sat Apr 18, 2015 8:08 am

Yep still in to home theatre. Currently getting more use that the stereo amp nowadays. Running 9.2 in the lounge connected to a 4k screen and projector for popcorn nights.
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Re: Anybody still into home theatre?

Postby gjm » Sat Apr 18, 2015 9:43 am

Following the advent of Miss M's interest in vinyl (hipster chic, no doubt) I've been looking at this. The right honourable member for Onehunga (representing the hifi district) offered a Denon HT amp which I was unable to take up the offer of, but it got me thinking.

The room/area that would be used also houses a TV (with satellite connection), a PS3, Wii, probably a DVD (CD) player, and the TT. A HT amp is an obvious choice - I doubt there will be serious 'sit down and listen' vinyl replay sessions, but this would neatly accommodate all requirements.
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Re: Anybody still into home theatre?

Postby tkr001 » Sat Apr 18, 2015 5:19 pm

A stereo preamp with HT bypass and an AVR with preouts works neatly in this situation allowing a serious power amp to drive the front speakers and allowing them to be used for 2 channel listening also.
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Re: Anybody still into home theatre?

Postby Hi-Fi heathen » Sat Apr 18, 2015 6:57 pm

Home Theatre? I never did understand it but I've recently gone a step further and kicked the damed TV out of the living room leaving it exclusively as a music/entertaining space currently housing four sets of speakers, 3 guitars etc, etc - and it's just an exquisite space to inhabit now. The kids are equally chuffed; I've set them up in my former 'office' with TV, X-station thingy, lava lamps and bean bags and they're pigs in shit thinking they got the better end of the deal... Tee hee hee... :twisted:

Home theatre? No thanks.
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Re: Anybody still into home theatre?

Postby Analogd » Fri Apr 24, 2015 1:08 pm

Home Theatre - Hell Yeah !!
My trusty old Denon AVR still does the business with movies and music DVDs from my Panasonic BluRay Player. This is fed to whats left of my original Mission speaker set up as rear surrounds and centre with a Polk Audio subwoofer and my Monitor Audio RX6s up front.
Serious listening from my Oracle Delphi or AR 'The Turntable' is just to the Monitor Audios as 2 channel only via my Yarland Pro 88.
Best of both worlds !!!!!! :D
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Re: Anybody still into home theatre?

Postby gjm » Fri Apr 24, 2015 4:53 pm

Hopefully a Sony STR-DH500 will be taking up residence here.

OK, probably not the last word in hifi amplification, but we can connect a PS3, Wii, DVD player, FreeSat box and a turntable (via phono stage) and drive most speakers courtesy of 90wpc.

Suits the purpose for which we'll use it. :D
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