An outstanding project. Enjoyed being a (tiny) part of it. If it sounda half as good as it looks then you will surely be in home cinema heaven soon. Keep us informed.
Yamaha V2065. MS Mezzo 5.1 Panasonic 42. Sony BD. Garrard 86SB. WD Live TV. SkyHD.
Looks great and very classy,if i had the right shaped room i would be doing something similar
Thanks gents, TBH I am really struggling with which amp to go for now, I am sort of set on the Onkyo-616 I think the issues are sorted, and it is a bit of a lottery wheather you get a good one, but thinking it might worth the risk £290 is very good for what you get, Or the pioneer 922 £210 I do like the pioneers but it has been a while owning one now, the last one was the AX-10i in gold very nice to. The size of my room dictates size of and cost of the Amp, other wise getting some thing bigger more money would be over kill, and at the end of the day I have no idea what my set up will sound like, with in-walls it is very difficult to dem, so it will have to be a home trial as well, I am getting close now to having to get the amp so will have to get some thing sorted pretty soon, Richer sounds have both set up in store so will need to pop along.
Did you grab the sub from MS? Some beast! I am willing to spend lots more of yr money on an amp. I would try to demo maybe a Onkyo or Yamaha a bit higher in the range. I would imagine yr speakers, sub and room deserve a decent amp. Please call if u have difficulty spending money. :cheers:
Please dont mistake my interest or enthusiasm for expertise.or experience. I hope those with solid knowlwdge can advise on amp choice. My only comment would be that in such an excellent room, very adequate speakers and a beastly sub I would hope to hear amps at a different level to compare for max enjoyment. I would also think about room treatment at a later stage maybe where a little money can be of great benefit. Good luck and hopefully experts will chip in too.
the thing is you are right :? so food for thought
pioneer7 wrote:Thanks for the nice comments, the Sound images are printed high quality photo paper/card I had them stored on my PC, got my mate to print them from the site, just save the image, Emailed them and that was it.I found them after trawling through trying to find them, will try and find the LINK for you.
Thanks for the nice comments, the Sound images are printed high quality photo paper/card I had them stored on my PC, got my mate to print them from the site, just save the image, Emailed them and that was it.I found them after trawling through trying to find them, will try and find the LINK for you.
Wow, nice one.
Home cinema system: Panasonic 50VT65 (THX calibrated), Pioneer Bdp-lx71, Pioneer Vsx-lx70, B&W FPM Series, B&W PV1.
Gadgets: iPad 2 and iPhone 4s. Headphones: B&O H6. Dab radio: Roberts Dreamtime.
Imho,and limited experiance i would suggest to get the best avr that you can afford,you realy need your speakers to be driven well to get the best from them and yes the Onkyo do offer great surround options.
I have just found that Onkyo 717 can be had for £499 now that does sound a pretty good deal, I understand that this model did not get alot of press/reviews so to speak, but does seem to be a good step up from the 616 and it seems not a million miles away from the 818 which has had very good reviews, any thoughts any one GSB-What do think. I will try to find out if I can get to dem this model at a dealer/home.
Check digital coax & optical out if u need it on the717.
I have no idea to be honest mate,but as long as the avr has the right amount of imputs,correct processing etc and you like the sound characteristics then the only question is the size...ie:110w or bigger.An audition between different models should clear this up,then if you could home demo....
I will hold my hands up tho as all of my stuff was matched on recomendation...i thought it better as i havn't the time to audition,and me being me my bias would be to the more expensive item :roll:
Sorry you have lost me Coax/Digital check it out...??????
Sorry. I read online that the 717 has no coax or optical out. U may not ofcourse use these. I only use it for SkyHD.
Oh Ok tar for that...