Eh yes my head is now hanging by a thread
11.1 is never going to happen ,this no sub setup could be a whole thread of its own my friend
I think i will stick to a 5.1 to begin with ,see how that sounds then quickly move up to 7.1 depending on price.
I think i might even buy all the gear down to the speaker wire then leave them in the box until i get an audio calibration done that way i know its set up right.a lot of the audio tech and talk is going over my head at the moment.
I just want to buy equipment that is going to do me for quite a while hence the reason i bought the oppo103 and the zt65.
The auto set-up functions on most modern AV amps are incredibly good, so while I wouldn't try to talk you out of having a full audio calibration done (I've been wondering about whether to try having it done on my own system, largely on a "what can I do next to improve things further without spending a load of cash" basis), you wouldn't need to wait until having done before you could enjoy using your new kit. When Steve Withers did my TV he said he rarely ever does audio calibration now as there's so little demand for it, so if you do decide to do it this you could probably leave it until last as the final piece of your AV jigsaw.
Keep in mind too that speakers need a LOT of running in before they start to give you their 'true' sound. This is particularly true of monitor audio speakers, that can sound quite bright to some people initially, but applies to pretty much all speakers, so you'd want to have gone through that process before getting a pro in with sound meters etc.
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It's probably not a good thing for me to agree most of the time with Mr Malarky and bigboss, but the last posts that they gave were absolutely spot on - if you buy stuff, don't leave it in boxes for ages, play it.
I popped into JamesMorrow today. If you've not been there previously, it's quite a nice shop. I'm free during most daytimes, so if you let me know when you go there, I could maybe meet you at the END of your demonstration, and we'll see if you've had enough (your famous spinning head again!) or whether you would also want to hear my stuff. I'm 14 minutes' walk from JamesMorrow.
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Yes i agree with bigboss it was a bit silly for me not to at least make sure the blimen equipment work first.another good point mr malarky made that i didnt give a thought to was to give the speakers a good run in before i even think about audio calibration.
Thank you for the invite son of sj i sense i may have to sell a kidney when i hear your setup.maybe 5.1 or 7.1 might no do .damn you.
Looking forward to when i can tinker with the little thing after i get the equipment sorted.like i said it isnt a cheap hobby ,it can be but you will alwayspay a premium for quality.im not saying the most expensive is the best but id rather save and get what i want than get something i may replace in a year.
As for the audio calibration i might as well go the whole hog.
Yes my boss and i popped into richer sounds and the home cinema centre last year .dont know how we missed james morrow.there isnt much of these guys left.
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Eh....not tinker with MY little thing....the little things
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How many of you are using 7.1 setups and is there much diffrence to 5.1 .there are some powerful amps that go up to 11.2 but is there any features on the more expensive amps that I would not get on the cheaper ones even tho I'm not needing the extra speaker features.
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