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For an entry level stereo setup, how to start building.
Speakers. And then amplifier.
Or which one to be considered first buy in the chain.
I came across similar article when I was searching for my speakers. Infact, we should also have a recommendation thread here similar to headphones in head-fi.org for each budget so that people can at least shortlist. It would be really helpful.
With all due respect sir, if I had that knowledge I would have created the thread. But unfortunately I know nothing. I joined this forum only to learn about this HiFi world. And the search for my 2.0 setup is still onPlease be my guest and create a new thread on the same "Recommendations".
Interesting thread indeed.An interesting thread is "Husband & Wife" which you may want to look up though.
Hari, you're tarring reviewers without basis. THAT is circumstantial! Conspiracy theories are just that - theories. Like UFO's. While I'm not denying that there MAY be cases like what you're insinuating, one cannot point fingers without conclusive proof especially in something as subjective as audio.@Keith_correa
There are many mention of brands and model numbers in this article. Also there are links to many branded products and speakers to consider while reading this article. It's quite obvious why this is so. Don't require a detective mind to find out circumstanial evidence.
If people fall prey and buy such products after reading these articles then the purpose of the article is served. It's a know fact that indirect advertising fetches far more customers than direct advertisement. Only requirement is the publisher should be well known brand like whathifi and the article should be written by a so called well known expert in the industry who are well paid for such work.
Hari, you're tarring reviewers without basis. THAT is circumstantial! Conspiracy theories are just that - theories. Like UFO's. While I'm not denying that there MAY be cases like what you're insinuating, one cannot point fingers without conclusive proof especially in something as subjective as audio.
Take the example of What Hi-Fi, they diss products too. What's the theory behind that? No payment to the reviewer? Less payment? Or is that added to the mix to add legitimacy to their "paid" positive reviews.
2. Floor standers vs bookshelf : floor standers are not the solution for every room. For the same floor space book shelves usually are easier to tame in a small or less than ideal room configuration. Book shelves usually have less bass extension than floor standers. If more bass presence is sought, it is better to add a sub later to book shelves. But once we go with floor standers , we cannot substract the bass. So whenever in doubt, start with a smaller speaker than start with a bigger one.
Hi Hari,IMO most of such reviews are paid news/articles and care should be taken not to fall trap to everything said and should use precaution while choosing and do our own independent research.
How do we determine whether one should go with bookshelf or floor standers ? Is it purely based on room size & budget ? It would be good to know the reference or guide for novice buyers. I am new to this speaker world. I am still figuring out what to buy for my room.
Wish I had spare money to try it out. Thats why I'm here to get the opinion.Or the second expensive and wasteful option is to go through a lot of speakers and see what works in your room. I've been through 4 different speakers in my room, so I now have a rough idea of what works. But I've lost a lot of money just to find out
I have already joined this awesome whatsapp group from Chennai which contains lot of senior members. I'm loving it. But I cannot bug them often.In the western countries dealers allow in house auditions. Unfortunately we don't have this option. So best is to start a whatsapp Group with forum members of your city /town and then exchange equipment to see how it sounds in your room.
My room size is 10ft(W) * 20ft(L) * 10ft (H). I am yet to buy the AVR & speakers. Planning to go for 2.0 if its FS or 2.1 if its BS. I need AVR since I need to connect all my HDMI devices or else would have gone for stereo receiver/amplifier.That said, if you can let me know your room size and distance from side and rear walls and amplifier power, I can give a rough estimate of what might work in your room. Thanks.
I will keep that in mind. I don't wanna end up in impulse buying as well. Couldn't resist though.Please always remember, that a good sounding system is a life long pursuit. And not one achievable instantly unless we win the lottery over night. So start with a well planned road map of where you want to be 5 years down. And be patient getting there. Rushing down that street leads to lots of boxes being brought and sold in the interim at a loss.
I am waiting for that actually. Usually AVR with the above said features costs too much.And if you are patient enough, used avr's with the above facility will soon started cropping up in the 'for sale by owner ' section.
Yes. One speaker would be close to the side wall. And another would be 3 ft from the wall. I can keep them 1 or 2 ft from the rear wall.Next coming to speakers, there two things you need to clarify before we can decide. I can see that your width at 10 feet is limited. So your speakers will be close to side walls. So how much distance can you give them from the rear wall.
I will be sitting 10 to 12 ft from the front wall and there would be 8 ft space behind my couch. After that its open to kitchen without any doors.Also I see that the length of your room is 20ft. So how far back will be the listening chair. And its distance from the wall behind it. Iam asking this becuase if you have a wooden partition or wall close behind your listening position, there will be a piling up of bass there drowning out mid range detail
Thanks newlash09. Will PM you my hall pic just to avoid moderator jumping in. Hope I'm not bugging you.Greater dinesh...you are all clear to go for a floor stander from initial impressions. The other side where you have 3ft from side walk. Do you have a door behind this opening.
And let me explain why I said the above. A listening distance of approximately 10 ft from speakers will need scale of sound to sound convincing. So floor standers will give you that. Next you have a clear space of 8 ft behind your listening position, So you will suffer no uncomfortable bass pile up. And two feet of space from back wall means most rear ported speakers will also work without issues. Though I would suggest sticking with reasonably sized speakers. The only issue will be the one speaker spaced closer to one side wall. But room correction dsp will take care of it movies. But in pure two channel mode that speaker will have more presence.