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Hi, you wonderful hi-fiites!

I have been trying to gauge what to buy and have followed this forum for last few weeks; although I feel quite enriched, I still cannot decide what to go for and hence this request:

I am looking for a suitable system for our 22 ft x 11 ft bedroom to hook up with 32 inch LCD and a DVD player. Usage typically is one-third each of music, movie and television. TV viewing is one-third each of musical shows, movie channels and news. Viewing distance is 10 ft. The room walls are 60% brick, 20% wood, 10% glass and 10% curtains.

I am considering 2.1 system now, upgradable to 5.1 in future, with a current budget of about 50k, though not a big constraint. I tried auditions in vain, because most guys demonstrated HTIB, which we did not enjoy, or high-end systems, which are far too costly. We love floor speakers and would like to have a system with these.

Can you folks provide few best combinations of AVR and speakers to buy for my requiremnt?

Thanks a lot for going through this.
 

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hi soham
are you looking at satellite speakers or bookshelves. for bookshelves some brands you can look at for speakers are monitor audio bronze (if you dont mind spending a bit more the silver series is well worth it), kef iq series, wharfedale diamond series. i've got no clue if its satellites youre looking for

for a avr check out onkyo, denon, yamaha. i dont like hk for music so i would leave that out since you enjoy your music

first settle on the speakers and then match it with a suitable amp
 

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Hi, you wonderful hi-fiites!

I have been trying to gauge what to buy and have followed this forum for last few weeks; although I feel quite enriched, I still cannot decide what to go for and hence this request:

I am looking for a suitable system for our 22 ft x 11 ft bedroom to hook up with 32 inch LCD and a DVD player. Usage typically is one-third each of music, movie and television. TV viewing is one-third each of musical shows, movie channels and news. Viewing distance is 10 ft. The room walls are 60% brick, 20% wood, 10% glass and 10% curtains.

I am considering 2.1 system now, upgradable to 5.1 in future, with a current budget of about 50k, though not a big constraint. I tried auditions in vain, because most guys demonstrated HTIB, which we did not enjoy, or high-end systems, which are far too costly. We love floor speakers and would like to have a system with these.

Can you folks provide few best combinations of AVR and speakers to buy for my requiremnt?

Thanks a lot for going through this.

Hi Soham:

Warm welcome!

Initially, like you, I too had the same 50k budget, and was leaning mostly on FS, later i blew the budget away for what am having now, anyway that's me.

You cannot go wrong with these combo for a 2-channel setup:

1. CA 540 A&C + MS 906i.
2. CA 540 A&C + Diamond 9.5.
3. Marantz PM6002 A&C + Diamond 9.5.
4. NAD 325BEE and cdp + Diamond 9.5.
 

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Hi, you wonderful hi-fiites!

I have been trying to gauge what to buy and have followed this forum for last few weeks; although I feel quite enriched, I still cannot decide what to go for and hence this request:

I am looking for a suitable system for our 22 ft x 11 ft bedroom to hook up with 32 inch LCD and a DVD player. Usage typically is one-third each of music, movie and television. TV viewing is one-third each of musical shows, movie channels and news. Viewing distance is 10 ft. The room walls are 60% brick, 20% wood, 10% glass and 10% curtains.

I am considering 2.1 system now, upgradable to 5.1 in future, with a current budget of about 50k, though not a big constraint. I tried auditions in vain, because most guys demonstrated HTIB, which we did not enjoy, or high-end systems, which are far too costly. We love floor speakers and would like to have a system with these.

Can you folks provide few best combinations of AVR and speakers to buy for my requiremnt?

Thanks a lot for going through this.

Hey Buddy

Welcome to the forum...!!!
Hope you find a system that suits you...!!! :p HeHe

Buddy, first of all when you are looking in for a system which should be balanced for Movie/Music/TV...
Then you need a balanced amplifier for the same for that i will suggest you to go in for Denon, as its pretty balanced, for budget and performance...
You can go in for Denon - 1708 priced @ Rs.30K or Denon - 1709 priced @ Rs.34K...

Now comes the speaker part...
As others suggested i will even suggest you some of the same...
1). Wharfedale 9 series
2). Polk Tsi Series
3). Q Acoustics 1000i series

Out of the above i will suggest Q Acoustics, as i am suggesting all others, as its taking a edge over both Polk n Wharfedale..

To suggest you, you can go in for the below :
1). Denon - 1708 @ Rs.30K
2). Q Acoustics - 1010i @ Rs.11,750
3). Q Acoustics - 1000ci @ Rs.11,750
4). Cables - Rs.3K approx

Total Rs.56.5K

then you can later update the Floor Standers 1050i @ Rs.38K
after tht you can transfer the 1010i to the rear as surrounds...
then the subwoofer @ Rs.20K to complete your 5.1 system...

The setup is well suited for your requirement...
and will adjust in your budget...

Go on and audition a few...

Probably you need to go to Mumbai, Delhi or Bangalore for all the audition...
 

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Thanks, Mridul; I have been travelling all this week hence the delay in response. Thanks for your valuable suggestion. I will first try getting audition for this combo and tha-en comment further.
 

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Message for Vinod David:

Thanks, my friend. This surely seems to be the kind of feedback I was looking for. Let me get back to you after trying to manage auditions for these combos.
 
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Thanks afj; I am looking for specific model recommendations for AVR, Floor Speakers and Sub-woofer that will satisfy the needs I mentioned initially.

QUOTE=afj;43653]hi soham
are you looking at satellite speakers or bookshelves. for bookshelves some brands you can look at for speakers are monitor audio bronze (if you dont mind spending a bit more the silver series is well worth it), kef iq series, wharfedale diamond series. i've got no clue if its satellites youre looking for

for a avr check out onkyo, denon, yamaha. i dont like hk for music so i would leave that out since you enjoy your music

first settle on the speakers and then match it with a suitable amp[/QUOTE]
 

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How are Jamo 506,606?

The Ahmedabad-based dealer seems to be closing down; any idea whether the country distributors Decibels India are continuing or not?
 

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Thanks afj; I am looking for specific model recommendations for AVR, Floor Speakers and Sub-woofer that will satisfy the needs I mentioned initially.

QUOTE=afj;43653]hi soham
are you looking at satellite speakers or bookshelves. for bookshelves some brands you can look at for speakers are monitor audio bronze (if you dont mind spending a bit more the silver series is well worth it), kef iq series, wharfedale diamond series. i've got no clue if its satellites youre looking for

for a avr check out onkyo, denon, yamaha. i dont like hk for music so i would leave that out since you enjoy your music

first settle on the speakers and then match it with a suitable amp
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we cant really point you towards one particular brand - everyone has their own preferences and each system has its own characteristics. i would say that the kefs and the monitor audios are definitely better than the wharfedales but the wharfedales are also cheaper. if youre buying a sub, i dont think you would need floorstanders - bookshelves would do. you need to go out and listen to a few brands and then decide which one you prefer
 

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How are Jamo 506,606?

The Ahmedabad-based dealer seems to be closing down; any idea whether the country distributors Decibels India are continuing or not?

Hi Soham:

I had auditioned Jamo 606 with Marantaz PM7001 and it blew me away, wonderful synergy, and 606 is a good speaker indeed. Cinebels here in Chennai deals with them. Please audition them, you might like it.
 

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Hi Soham:

I had auditioned Jamo 606 with Marantaz PM7001 and it blew me away, wonderful synergy, and 606 is a good speaker indeed. Cinebels here in Chennai deals with them. Please audition them, you might like it.

i think just the opposite. I had listened to jamo s606 paired with an CA and a NAD 325 - i just felt the midrange (actually a lot in the range) was simply missing. The c series is good c407 (for 40k+) but definately not the 606. But then again if someone likes it - so be it.

Just that since speakers stay with us for a long long time - audition well and listen wisely
 

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Thank you, Vinod; I will revert later!

Hi Soham:

I had auditioned Jamo 606 with Marantaz PM7001 and it blew me away, wonderful synergy, and 606 is a good speaker indeed. Cinebels here in Chennai deals with them. Please audition them, you might like it.
 

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Thanks Suprateep; your observations noted with due sincerity!

i think just the opposite. I had listened to jamo s606 paired with an CA and a NAD 325 - i just felt the midrange (actually a lot in the range) was simply missing. The c series is good c407 (for 40k+) but definately not the 606. But then again if someone likes it - so be it.

Just that since speakers stay with us for a long long time - audition well and listen wisely
 

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Thanks afj; are you sure I don't need floor speakers as against a combination of book shelves and sub? This confuses me.


we cant really point you towards one particular brand - everyone has their own preferences and each system has its own characteristics. i would say that the kefs and the monitor audios are definitely better than the wharfedales but the wharfedales are also cheaper. if youre buying a sub, i dont think you would need floorstanders - bookshelves would do. you need to go out and listen to a few brands and then decide which one you prefer[/QUOTE]
 

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Thanks afj; are you sure I don't need floor speakers as against a combination of book shelves and sub? This confuses me.



we cant really point you towards one particular brand - everyone has their own preferences and each system has its own characteristics. i would say that the kefs and the monitor audios are definitely better than the wharfedales but the wharfedales are also cheaper. if youre buying a sub, i dont think you would need floorstanders - bookshelves would do. you need to go out and listen to a few brands and then decide which one you prefer
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a bookshelf is a floorstander minus the lower range (bass). if you put in the sub then you dont need the bass from the floorstanders
 
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