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User currently offlineGalaxy5 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2034 posts, RR: 24
Posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1243 times:

I was looking for a home theater system, anyone here seen/heard the Sony DAC C-990 dream system it looks sharp on line but i havent heard one yet. Anyone have any others that are good perhaps.


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User currently offlineMarcus From Mexico, joined Apr 2001, 1798 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1226 times:

Those are good.....I used to work at Sony and I can tell you those are good value for the money.......I currently have a Kenwood home theater system, it's the small one HT-204 but it has plenty of power (much more than I ever use) so I didn't see the need to go with a bigger one.

Go to the biggest electronics store you can find in your area and play with whatever systems they have there....and ask a lot of questions.




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User currently offlineVictech From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 546 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1203 times:

I'm a fan of Sonys and Onkyos...if you can afford it, I recommend an Onkyo amp with Boston Acoustics Reference speakers. Whatever you decide to buy, don't buy Bose!!!

After all: Friends don't let friends buy Bose.


User currently offlineGotAirbus From Singapore, joined May 2001, 851 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1191 times:

Victech

Whatever you decide to buy, don't buy Bose!!!

After all: Friends don't let friends buy Bose.


Why? I've listened to music on Bose speakers and they're fine.

Anyways, the only reason I can think of is the ridiculous price.


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User currently offlineKAUSpilot From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1959 posts, RR: 32
Reply 4, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1187 times:

Try http://www.hometheaterforum.com

They will give you better advice than we ever could.

Me personally, I like phase technology speakers and Denon Recievers/source units. There's a lot of good stuff out there and it just depends on your budget and what you can find in your area. I'd have to reccomend that you stay away from Bose. Some of Sony's electronics are all right but I don't care for their speakers much at all.



User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39887 posts, RR: 74
Reply 5, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1180 times:

Galaxy5:
Hi-end audio is a hobby of mine. I will suggest looking at Marantz, Denon and Yamaha systems.
How much do you want to spend?

Marantz SR4200 is one reciever you should check out.  Smokin cool
http://electronics.cnet.com/electronics/0-6342373-1304-7052167.html

Denon also makes quality products you may want to consider.
They make great recivers as well as turntables, cassette decks and compact disc players/recorders.
http://www.usa.denon.com/

One thing you want to look for in buying a home theater system is a reciever that has an analog bi-pass. The home theater modes are all digitally processed and the quality systems all have a analog bi-pass for your analog formats (tape, LPs).


For good speakers for the price, I'd suggest B&W (Bowers and Wilkins) speakers.

http://www.bwspeakers.com/


Like most have said already, STAY AWAY FROM BOSE!
They are way over-rated and over-priced!
They sound good only as stock speakers for General Motors automobiles, that's it!




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User currently offlineAndreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 31
Reply 6, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 1177 times:

Bose is basically a company that equips discotheques, and you can hear that all the way: Bass ramming home into each and every pore of the body...who needs this shit?? Well I don't...so I fully agree...avoid Bose at all costs!

On the good side: Marantz and yamaha are both great and you can get pretty good discounts.

Another favorite of mine: Rotel. Just love it!! And some great 5.1 and 7.1 equipment they have, too, and not exceedingly expensive.
And as for the speakers, I'm Bowers&Wilkens all the way, since I bought a new set 2 months ago!!
Though there is probably no other speaker manufacturer worldwide that is more able to split the audience ...I wonder why! The sound is crystal clear, voices are beyond your wildest dreams, no details gets hidden (I guess that's what some people don't like, bad recordings sound absolutely terrible on them), and their sub ...is close to live s.x *ggg*.

Try it you'll love it!



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User currently offlineGreg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1169 times:

I had Home Audio Entertainment install mine (I guess it's Tweeters now). Sony sound....Phillips flat screen. It's pretty awesome (but half the price this year than it was a year ago....).

User currently offlineGalaxy5 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2034 posts, RR: 24
Reply 8, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1161 times:

ok, so i get the point of stay away from bose, cost really isnt to much of a concern as long as the equipment is actually worth it, but i would like to hear it before i purchase and the only place near me to view or listen to stuff is a best buy. So i figure if i go on hear and screen what the audiophiles suggest i can cut down my time on research.


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User currently offlineVictech From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 546 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1159 times:

I didn't know B&W made HT speakers! We have a set of B&Ws that we use as delay infills at my church (where I'm an SR tech)...the sound is definitely every bit as good as our Meyer MTS-4 primaries (which I would install in my living room in a heartbeat...if my amp had XLR outs). [I guess I'm going to have to get my head out of the "pro audio clouds" and refresh my self on HT systems...]

User currently offlineGalaxy5 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2034 posts, RR: 24
Reply 10, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1155 times:

whats an XLR out? Im not an audiophile but do like a quality product but im not quite down with the terminology or lingo.


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User currently offlineVictech From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 546 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1147 times:

XLR = eXtra Long Run. It's a type of connector used in pro audio systems. It's also known as a "balanced line" connector. Most sound connectors have two sides: source and ground (RCA/Phono plugs). Sound is produced on the source side, and the ground is the return. There is a problem with this system, however: it's pretty easy to introduce noise into the signal. XLR (and other balanced) connections have three sides (and three pins): "Hot," "Cold," and ground. Both the hot and cold connectors have the same potential to ground, but are separated by polarity (hot is positive, cold is negative). Therefore, any EM noise will affect both sides concurrently, and the transformers in the audio devices remove the noise. I hope that's a clear enough explanation...

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