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Tim

Another leaving the dark ages!!

We're thinking of getting a home cinema speaker system.
It appears that most have cabled front speakers with the availability of wireless rear ones.

What are people's experience of these and any suggestions up to around £500?
franki68

Re: Another leaving the dark ages!!

Tim wrote:
We're thinking of getting a home cinema speaker system.
It appears that most have cabled front speakers with the availability of wireless rear ones.

What are people's experience of these and any suggestions up to around £500?


do you have an amp already ? do you just want speakers ? do they have to be wireless rears ? etc etc.
Tim

We've got a TV. That's it.
Wireless rears would be for convenience of fitting to avoid having to run cables around the walls.
Giant

Wouldn't you be better served combining this and the multi room speakers mentioned in the other thread?
Tim

Dunno, the TV isn't going to be moving around the house and in all reality audio speakers will probably remain static once their ideal location has been decided.
Twelfth Monkey

Is the room carpeted?  When our front room was the living room, I used runs of thin-ish wire from Richers.  They went between carpet and skirting board with no bother so where invisible.  Wireless speakers will need a mains supply, so if you can do this it'll be a better way, I think.  Better sound generally, too.
Tim

The room is carpeted but Mrs Tim has deemed cabling to be unacceptable, possibly because she likes to move the furniture round every 5 minutes or so  

The TV, however, will remain in one place so cabling will be ok for the front speakers.
Martin

We have a wireless rear speakers, because the living room has a solid wood floor and I don't want visible cables running around the room.   It wasn't a hugely expensive system, but was highly rated at the time, it sounds pretty good and I like the integrated stand than makes them looks like (very thin) floorstanders and hide the cable.
Martin

If you want something neat but aren't too bothered about sound quality, what about a soundbase.  I'm getting a Cambridge Audio TV2 for Xmas (for the TV in the bedroom) after reading a good review in What HiFi and then listening to it in Richer and being impressed.  They do a bigger version as well.

http://www.whathifi.com/cambridge-audio/tv5/review
Twelfth Monkey

Tim wrote:
The room is carpeted but Mrs Tim has deemed cabling to be unacceptable, possibly because she likes to move the furniture round every 5 minutes or so  

The TV, however, will remain in one place so cabling will be ok for the front speakers.


Clearly I am a very lucky boy in that Mrs 12th allows me to spend what I earn on what I choose/how it's sited!
simonp

Ditto. Plus, like yourself I have a dedicated room to do it in, although mine is merely a spare bedroom rather than custom built. The budget is also a lot smaller along with the room!
Roadsterstu

Twelfth Monkey wrote:
Tim wrote:
The room is carpeted but Mrs Tim has deemed cabling to be unacceptable, possibly because she likes to move the furniture round every 5 minutes or so  

The TV, however, will remain in one place so cabling will be ok for the front speakers.


Clearly I am a very lucky boy in that Mrs 12th allows me to spend what I earn on what I choose/how it's sited!


You are. That's very nearly at the Stepford level.
Tim

Mrs Tim isn't that bad - she actively encourages me to look at cars, for example - and I'm in agreement about the wireless requirement because I loathe having to run the cables around the place, I just want plug & play ASAP and know I don't have a fine ear for music so won't miss out on the ultimate lack of quality from a wireless setup.
canadian bacon

I have the below rather ancient set up, but it works for me...




An old Sony amp that powers the Panasonic shelf speakers and the small grey 'fill in' speakers, all of which cost less than C$200 (the little grey speakers came from a charity shop for c$3....)

My wife quite often tells me to turn it down, the sound is pretty good!

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