Latest additions to my home cinema setup...

Discussion in 'Entertainment & Sports' started by LordOfLA, Jul 10, 2009.

  1. LordOfLA

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    And some black bookshelf speakers on stands round the back :)

    Got these from avforums.com for under £100 + postage, research indicates these were well over £800 when the guy bought them brand-new several years back. Looking around speaker tech hasn't changed much since.

    Coupled with the Asus Xonar and my Yamaha AV amp these sound awesome, they really let you know when you're listening to 128kb MP3 instead of FLAC though.... :p

    Edit: oh the centre speaker is hiding behind the monitor cos it's a cheap daweoo thing :p
     

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  2. Dark Atheist

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    i just make do with a logitech z5500 setup :)
     
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    thats in the other room attached to the other pc :p
     
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    Nice! Uhmm why do you have the carpet spikes on (nevermind last picture was over exposed)

    Shouldn't they be on either side of your tv?
     
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    nice! :]

    screw flac, u better get some dts albums to go with that :D
     
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    N95 on auto mode :p

    Strictly speaking yes, but the way the way I have my room setup thats not practical.
     
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    Foobar doesn't play DTS albums very well with its current plugins.
     
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    ohh, true.. and ac3filter doesn't work with foobar either

    well, u can use MPC:HC if u have it :]
     
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    I haven't had my reciever/speakers hooked up for months :(
     
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    Just tried it. I get a hiss :)

    I do have a dts plugin for foobar, but its a bit scratchy in places. Had to dig it up to play all 410MB of Jean Michel Jarre - Oxygene (New Master Recording 2007).wav.dts :D
     
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    ohh, well, when u get it sorted out thats gonna be more than a treat! : D
     
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    Can't you send the DTS pass thorugh and let the yamaha do the work?
     
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    Yes but not via analogue output. Using optical would be a waste of a £125 soundcard with superior audio processing than that of the amplifier :)
     
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    for a true 96/24 DTS recording it would be worth it. Anything else, let the xonar do the work.
     
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    I have a 192/24 soundcard and a quad-core CPU that can decode DTS TrueHD for breakfast, why would I use the amp which has inferior DAC's and inferior SNR?

    My amp is atleast 3rd user and several years old. To get the same performance as my soundcard I'd have to go out and spend a four figure sum on a new current-tech AV amplifier.

    The amp is there to make sound louder, drive those speakers and allow my xbox 360 to make noises besides the dvd drive and cooling fan :)