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Where to buy speakers?

Postby Richleeson » Sun, 05 Jan 2014 9:38 pm

Can anyone recommend any specialist audio suppliers where i can buy a good quality centre channel speaker for my home cinema system. I've tried courts and best but no luck.
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 05 Jan 2014 10:30 pm

Try the Adelphi Shopping Centre on Coleman St. They are an upmarket Audiofile centre with a lot of shops who may be able to fit the bill.

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Postby Richleeson » Sun, 05 Jan 2014 11:07 pm

Sounds perfect ill check it out, thank you!

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Postby PNGMK » Mon, 06 Jan 2014 2:05 am

People still sell/buy those? So 80's.

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Postby Richleeson » Mon, 06 Jan 2014 7:42 am

Lol? Its pretty common to have to upgrade centre speaker on a surround sound system due to problems hearing dialogue, standard centre speakers are rarely good enough, depends what you pay though of course

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Postby Strong Eagle » Mon, 06 Jan 2014 9:36 am

Richleeson wrote:Lol? Its pretty common to have to upgrade centre speaker on a surround sound system due to problems hearing dialogue, standard centre speakers are rarely good enough, depends what you pay though of course


It would also be a good idea to check the total harmonic distortion of your amp. I've seen a few (mine included, unfortunately, where stereo channel distortion is minimal but 5 channel with sub woofer becomes unacceptably high... to the point speech becomes garbled.

What A/V amp do you have?

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Postby Richleeson » Mon, 06 Jan 2014 9:50 am

I have a sony bdv-e2100 it came free with the tv so i know its probs not the greatest of systems but its pretty good, its just that i find myself turning the volume too high to hear the dialogue clearly

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Postby Strong Eagle » Mon, 06 Jan 2014 12:43 pm

Richleeson wrote:I have a sony bdv-e2100 it came free with the tv so i know its probs not the greatest of systems but its pretty good, its just that i find myself turning the volume too high to hear the dialogue clearly


Yup - a theatre in a box setup... I have the Philips variety. Two channel distortion specs look great... but then again, you are using all five channels and the distortion sucks... just like my Philips...

A 1000 watts? Power on consumption according to the manual is 95 watts... what's up wit dat?

Not trying to knock you system... just sayin' that the theatre in a box is pretty shitty when it comes to distortion... 3 ohm and 6 ohm speakers make the difference.

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Postby x9200 » Mon, 06 Jan 2014 1:52 pm

Sorry for a silly question but do you have the same polarization between L+R and the central speaker?

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Postby Richleeson » Mon, 06 Jan 2014 3:04 pm

I went to the adelphi, wow its an audiophiles wet dream in there!
i bought myself a golden ear super sat 3C, sounded fantastic on the demo in the shop and is a perfect size for my system. The build quality is amazing and if it tests out well when i get it back home then i might upgrade my whole system to golden ear and of course a decent amplifyer.

yeah the polarity is correct as its all on hard wired sony plug connections so it cannot be wrong unless its been done incorreclty in factory :-O


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