There are some good deals here:
Some more deals here:
But you are better on here buying in the shop - it is cheaper.
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If your girlfriend continues to sit in the lounge, chatting happily about her day at work and generally being content with life, them your speakers are much, much too small.
If your girlfriend stomps into the lounge angrily complaining that you spend all your money on yourself and it's been years since the two of you had a nice holiday together (why can't you think of someone other than yourself for a change!?!), before pointing out she needs a new car and then crashing around in the kitchen for the rest of the evening and sulking when you come to bed, your speakers are probably about the right size.
If your girlfriend says nothing, just gets in the car and drives to her mothers before making a tearful phone call to tell you she's leaving you to go out with that nice man Geoff from the Accounts Department (he just understands her better...) then your speakers are too large - don't worry, if you got them from a reputable dealer you'll probably be able to exchange them.
This actually made me chuckle out loud.
With regards the Q Acoustics 7000 series. The new ones have an 'i' at the end. The previous - non i - version may well be the ones that are being discounted. Worth checking before purchase.
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Those Focal Domes are the ones I listened to in Rayliegh Hi-Fi and very good too , but they were through a Denon. The salesman said he didnt think the Focals went well with the Yamaha.
But sound good with music they did.
You would need to make sure the 673 or 675 is good enough for them , I am not sure. I dont think my 667 will be good enough for the RS5s but for the time being its OK. But if I were buying new i would look as better quality AV amp.
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Oh no, you've sussed me out - good time was I having fooling you all
You may be confusing cause and effect.
Not at all spiny norman, I had no girlfriend long before I had many (currently 40) loudspeakers!! In fact from 1977 to 2005 I had only one pair of speakers (which I still have, they are the stereo ones in the parlour), and no girlfriend. In 2005 I bought another pair of speakers to use in the kitchen, but they are now in the spare bedroom. Still no girlfriend. The speakers, but not the long-term (as opposed to fleeting) girlfriends started to multiply only in summer 2008, when I bought my first surround sound system. So finally, though the number of loudspeakers has increased from two to 40 over the years, the number of girlfriends has remained constant, at zero!
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Me too, it was a terrific post from Mr Malarky. I just wonder however, whether he applied his own principles when he (a) spent a shedload of money to buy his Panasonic 60ZT65 television and (b) spent even more money to get that nice Mr Stephen Withers to calibrate it? What did his wife say then???
You're doing it wrong.
Most definitely, the OP is doing it wrong. Get the home cinema first, then the girlfriend. In that order. She then has to like your home cinema on the "Love me, love my home cinema" principle. If she won't do that, she's not the right woman for you anyway ......
Actually, though I've lots of speakers, they are spread over four rooms, and most people notice only, if at all, the (large) front stereo pair in each room.
Well, I'm not proud to admit this, but I may have lied ever so slightly about the cost of the TV, I told her I'd managed to find one for £3k and at that price it was too good a deal to pass up....
She was actually fine about the calibration (which surprised me!), seemed quite happy with the suggestion that if you've spent a lot of money on something you may as well pay a small amount more to get the very best out of it.
If we move house next year though and my wish to add another pair of surround speakers comes onto the agenda then you can certainly expect a stony silence to descend upon the household (she hated the 'front height' speakers at our last place, complaining that it was like "looking at a wall of speakers" - wasn't at all convinced by my reply of "and what's wrong with that?").
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Most definitely, the OP is doing it wrong. Get the home cinema first, then the girlfriend. In that order. She then has to like your home cinema on the "Love me, love my home cinema" principle.
Used that approach with the motorbike! If only I'd planned ahead all those years ago and sorted the system a while back....
Thanks for all the advice, though...
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