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Old 07-19-2009, 12:32 AM
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I want to setup a "home audio system." A setup that should really annoy our neighbors, the whole block. It should be able to connect to my pc, my iPod, the living room DVD & TV. We are currently renting a small apartment, so the setup should also be flexible when we move to a bigger house. Of course, the balance between the quality of the equipment and the price is priority. I've heard of a brand name "Fluance" but unfortunately does not at the moment export to the Philippines.Please help.
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Old 07-19-2009, 12:32 AM
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There are many such systems available at Best Buy and similar stores. Look on their website and write down the specs. Then go to whatever electronics stores they have in Philippines and try to get the same spec equipment for cheaper!
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Old 07-19-2009, 12:32 AM
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This answer is just about the really basic background in your question.One thing you need to know is that it seems you will need to buy an audio receiver (a pro logic or other form of surround sound receiver) to go along with 5.1 speakers if you want to have true surround sound in your room for watching t.v., also for surround sound from your music.That is, unless either:1. You don't buy a separate surround sound speaker system, but instead buy a Home Theatre "In a Box" system, which will include the speakers and everything you need to have surround sound which a receiver gives.or 2. You know that your t.v. has a digital 3.5mm audio out socket that connects with your separate speaker system (or larger size digital socket which happens to connect with your separate speaker system). This is different to the standard 3.5mm (non-digital) audio out sockets which are typically for headphones or small external speakers. As far as I know, and I have been thinking about starting by setting up a system by the 3.5mm audio out headphone type sockets, this is possible to give normal (I think) stereo sound which is what is 'physical' stereo surround sound if your speakers are placed around a room, but not true surround sound directed specifically in each channel to each speaker. I really want to know now how the sound quality is by both ways, and not to just dive into surround sound when I haven't really experienced it before.I think this latter way, trying to get good stereo sound in 5 speakers requires getting adapters such as splitters, for most 5.1 systems, which isn't difficult. I don't know yet, though, if all of the speakers are going to work if surround sound isn't produced!Anyway, I don't think that means would be relevant to you as you seem to want a high specification system, not a basic stero system on speakers which should provide much more. But it's good to be aware of (what seem to be) the two options: the optimum option with a receiver producing exactly what 5.1 surround speakers were designed to produce, and hopefully, good stereo sound around the room without a receiver. I know I haven't tried this yet, but I will, and I'll post a comment in the comment boxes for this question after the question closes, if anyone is interested to return.I'm answering so that it's clear about that you need the speakers as well a receiver. I used to know that well, but recently I got a very good 2.1 system and was thinking about how easy it would be to upgrade to a 5.1 system and I completely forgot the demands for a receiver for that.The receiver can easily be more expensive than the speakers. Home theatre in a box packages will include everything you need, and can offer cheaper options. This doesn't necessarily mean they are any less good than spending more money on separate speaker systems and receivers. If you are going for the best possible systems, going into, say, thousands of dollars, those who know may tell you that the best thing is to buy the speakers and receiver separately, and make sure you go to audio review magazines and web sites which give great advice and also can match speakers with receivers. If you're spending that much money, it's only sensible to do that. And maybe you'd think it's sensible to go to some real stores to hear examples of some of the systems, and look for what audio experts think of those in the magazines or in web sites when you get home.I don't know, maybe for much lower prices, the consideration of the value of some of the "home theatre in a box" systems will give results similar to more expensive separates systems.The starting point, you're probably aware, is the value of sound output in Watts. Then there are a number of other values for speaker sound production to be looking at, certainly if you're spending a lot of money, which I don't really know about yet. The starting point in assessing the sound of the receiver is also the Watts output, as receivers have maximum output levels per channel - i.e. for each speaker in a 5.1 system. Most receivers will adequately deal with good 5.1 speaker systems, but make sure to check, and especially to compare the sound output of the receiver for the subwoofer unit in the speaker system with the subwoofer's output in watts.Finally, I've said that I'm answering the real basics to know for starting out getting a sound system. Connecting multiple inputs at the same time to a system can bring difficulties; e.g. connecting your computer and your t.v. and video player kind of permanently both together. It is possible. I have seen this in Yahoo Answers. I can't really help.If you didn't know anything then I hope this is the first step, a starting point. Otherwise, it could be helpful in clarifiying the absolute basics. To me it would really be a task to cope with this with you, very natural, normal, demands of wanting to have permanent connections to all of your sound setups. And you're only talking about the T.V. (with video), computer and plugging in your portable player. Half of me thinks it can't be that hard. For one thing if you're spending a lot of money, it's more likely that you won't have difficulty connecting multiple inputs. Though also I guess you would really need to get to grips with the sound output values I mentioned you should know and what exactly they mean, beyond the most basic identification of a speaker system and receiver by output by Watts only. You may need to read a couple of guides and also go into a shop for demonstration purposes, or more than one shop, perhaps.edited 8.5.09
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Home theater systems can come to bring the movie-going experience right into your living room. Installing and configuring the home theater - it's not as simple as it seems at first glance. To install a home theater system you first have to decide which room you will be installing it into and get the dimensions of the room.
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