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Budget Setup - Sub with Dali Zensor 3

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Rajpol

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Hi All,

I took the plunge a week after joining Hi-Fi and it has been a decade since I have been reading about all these expensive audio stuff :). Now I ordered a pair of Zensor 3 from Amazon. Should be coming today or tomorrow - fingers crossed that everything works. I also plan to by an x1400H from Denon.

In a couple of months I plan to buy a sub-woofer - do let me know your ideas. I was thinking the F 12 from BIC or the Klipsch reference R10. I have also seen a few others from Paradigm (the 100?) and SVS.

So suggestions please.
 

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I haven't heard the Sensor 3. Most owners said it had good LF extension.This has a very large bass/mid driver. It would be best to use it for some time (a couple of months at least!) and determine if it has sufficient LF extension in your place. Adding a sub is always tricky. While you can get more LF extension it could also ruin the quality of the bass as compared to no sub if not set properly.
 
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The zensor 3 in all honesty is huge with a big bold sound. A budget sub would in all probability give u a poorer performance as compared to the standalone zensor 3. If you want to pair these speakers with a sub, make sure u invest in a sub upwards of 50k.

REL, SVS, Rhythmik are a few contenders.

Ps. Hope you got a good deal on amazon. The prices quoted there are sometimes quite ridiculous.
 
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@celester340 Thanks for the suggestion. Than the sub has to wait. Yes, one of the reasons I bought the Zensor was because reviews said it has a good bold sound. Honestly, this is the first time in my life I have spent so much in a listening device :p. So far, all I had was a pair of Beyerdynamic and a Logitech THX computer speaker.

Well, the Amazon price was similar to prices in Amazon UK, richer sounds UK and Amazon US. Also, a few of the Indian sites that store the Dali had a similar price. So, yup I think it is good. For some reason the Q acoustics seem to have a huge difference in price from what is in Europe to what is in India.

@Fantastic Thank you for the suggestion.
 
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right now the amazon says the Z3 selling price at Rs.36,000, with saving of 79% with MRP..174,399.00/-
you could have surely got little discount with authorized dealers in Bangalore.
 
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right now the amazon says the Z3 selling price at Rs.36,000, with saving of 79% with MRP..174,399.00/-
you could have surely got little discount with authorized dealers in Bangalore.

Hi yes of course the MRP is nonsense but the online retailers -those who have Dali available are showing the same price. Maybe they would give a couple of thousand discount if I bargain a lot but than I have to visit all of them.
On a separate note can you tell me where I should look for the cheapest price for the Denon x1400H.

I am based out of Bangalore
 
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I have dali zensor 3 and vocal which i think unmatched to same price range. I am advising you to buy dali vokal for movie, you will be amazed. I bought 8 inch Cambridge minx301. it is capable to produce low frequency upto 31 hz. due to space constraint i bought this sub. Before this i was able to hear good bass from zensor 3 but after adding this 300 watts sub, I can feel heavy bass. downside it is bit costly compare to bic america and other similar brand.

after adding all these speakers, I face one problem. I don't want to switch my home theater off. Oh god I am addicted!:)
 
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I have dali zensor 3 and vocal which i think unmatched to same price range. I am advising you to buy dali vokal for movie, you will be amazed. I bought 8 inch Cambridge minx301. it is capable to produce low frequency upto 31 hz. due to space constraint i bought this sub. Before this i was able to hear good bass from zensor 3 but after adding this 300 watts sub, I can feel heavy bass. downside it is bit costly compare to bic america and other similar brand.

after adding all these speakers, I face one problem. I don't want to switch my home theater off. Oh god I am addicted!:)
Thank you
 
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I tried a lot before to buy Yamaha subwoofer online of my choice but failed. They are on top for medium range.
 
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Dont forget Velodyne Sub. No match with others. Pl find and review earlier forums. If you get it as Used one also still its worth it.
But better i will invest the amount in a decent Projector or a large-screen instead of just SUB. I bet Dali is capable of playing low's. If you pair them with good amps , a separate sub would not be a necessity. But choice is Yours Sir. Just a friendly advice.
 
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