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which floor standing speaker should i purchase

I am a newbie in hifi level

I am considering which speaker should i purchase

OBERON 7

Q acoustic 3050i

Mostly, i hope to use it for playing music, watching drama and movie.
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I am a newbie in hifi level

I am considering which speaker should i purchase

OBERON 7

Q acoustic 3050i

Mostly, i hope to use it for playing music, watching drama and movie.
I would expect the Dali's to be the better sounding speaker. Here's a review on the Oberon 5 and they make some comparisons to the 3050i.
https://www.whathifi.com/us/reviews/dali-oberon-5

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compare the price of Q Acoustics 3050 5.1 set and Dali Oberon 7 5.1 set

Dali Oberon 7 5.1 around £2,000

Q Acoustics 3050 5.1 around £1,100

i think my budget cant not afford Dali Oberon 7 5.1 now
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compare the price of Q Acoustics 3050 5.1 set and Dali Oberon 7 5.1 set

Dali Oberon 7 5.1 around £2,000

Q Acoustics 3050 5.1 around £1,100

i think my budget cant not afford Dali Oberon 7 5.1 now
How much is a Concept 40 based set where you live?

If music is a big part of the equation that would be a worthy consideration unless out of budget.

With the setup mostly for TV the 3050 setup should be fine.

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compare the price of Q Acoustics 3050 5.1 set and Dali Oberon 7 5.1 set

Dali Oberon 7 5.1 around £2,000

Q Acoustics 3050 5.1 around £1,100

i think my budget cant not afford Dali Oberon 7 5.1 now
Start with Q acoustics Concept 40's, then add the Concept center and 3010 surrounds later. It will be a very nice sounding setup for both music and movies. Add in a BK electric Monolith sub and you're all set.

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Hmm,

But you can get these with money to spare for a subwoofer from Rythmik.

https://slickdeals.net/f/13262356-po...src=SiteSearch

The combination will be much better than speakers alone.

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How much is a Concept 40 based set where you live?

If music is a big part of the equation that would be a worthy consideration unless out of budget.

With the setup mostly for TV the 3050 setup should be fine.
i live in Hong Kong
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Thank you for all the suggestion, is it second hand Q acoustics 3050i would be another good option if my budget is limited,

the price become reasonable, i can use my spare money to buy center, Subwoofer together
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compare the price of Q Acoustics 3050 5.1 set and Dali Oberon 7 5.1 set

Dali Oberon 7 5.1 around £2,000

Q Acoustics 3050 5.1 around £1,100

i think my budget cant not afford Dali Oberon 7 5.1 now
Get the QA speakers separately from Amazon.co.uk since that package includes the totally useless QA housewife subwoofer, a weak center speaker, and undersized surrounds (3010).

On UK Amazon the 3050 are 449 quid a pair, 3020 are 258 for 2 pairs---use 1 pair for surrounds, the 3rd one for your center (vertical if possible, if not then on its side), and store or resell the 4th one. 449+258=707 which saves you about 400 quid vs the package...put the 400 quid into a decent subwoofer instead, like perhaps this:
http://www.bkelec.com/HiFi/Sub_Woofe...andFF_plus.htm

~ Are you a "geek hobbyist" obsessed with squeezing out that last 5-10% improvement? The economy will thank you...especially the Chinese one. Or are you more of a get-set-and-forget "casual user" who simply wants to increase your enjoyment of movies, TV and gaming? Relax, HT isn't rocket science, nor does it have to cost an arm and a leg---especially if you ignore the aforementioned vocal minority. And remember to smile...it's just a silly hobby, after all. :)
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i live in Hong Kong
Okay, that changes things.

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i live in Hong Kong
oops, then just see if you can get similar prices to what I posted above for individual QA speakers from Amazon UK.

I have no idea what decent subwoofers are available there, so can't help you there.

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oops, then just see if you can get similar prices to what I posted above for individual QA speakers from Amazon UK.

I have no idea what decent subwoofers are available there, so can't help you there.
Yes, subwoofers is a problem because no agency selling q acoustic subwoofers. i have to search which online shop can deliver to Hong Kong
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Yes, subwoofers is a problem because no agency selling q acoustic subwoofers. i have to search which online shop can deliver to Hong Kong
Looks like there is a distributor for SVS in Hong Kong: https://www.svsound.com/pages/international-dealers

Don't buy their speakers, but check how much their PB1000 costs over there.

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Yes, subwoofers is a problem because no agency selling q acoustic subwoofers. i have to search which online shop can deliver to Hong Kong
No need to buy a Q Acoustic sub.

If you can get SVS that would be an improvement actually and if you are in a small apartment an SB1000 would be ideal.

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Sorry for the late reply
SVS Is too expensive to me, can you recommend some reasonable subwoofer that match my Q acoustic,
Thank you
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SVS Is too expensive to me, can you recommend some reasonable subwoofer that match my Q acoustic,
Thank you
If you want more impact for movies, A BK Monolith would be a good choice. If out of budget, a PB 12 or Double gem.
https://www.bkelec.com/HiFi/Sub_Woofers.htm
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If you want more impact for movies, A BK Monolith would be a good choice. If out of budget, a PB 12 or Double gem.
https://www.bkelec.com/HiFi/Sub_Woofers.htm
how about Klipsch R-120SW?
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oh i haven't consider the space! is it the size of subwoofer is another consider factor?
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oh i haven't consider the space! is it the size of subwoofer is another consider factor?
Room size is a huge factor. Also consider your expectations and desired output levels.
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i searched information that QED cable is suitable for Q acoustic,
here is the cables that it can purchase in my country.

https://www.price.com.hk/category.ph...0230&brand=QED

which one should i buy?

how about QED Ruby Anniversary EVO?
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They're all the same +/- a small portion of a percent; pick one that looks the nicest if it will be visible, or not if it will be hidden.
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how about Klipsch R-120SW?
That would be a decent choice.

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Guys! finally i buy Q acoustic 3050i now!
i have to buy cable for it,
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Guys! finally i buy Q acoustic 3050i now!
i have to buy cable for it,
No need to spend a ton of money on it.

14 gauge copper wire is fine.

In the US that is about $22 for 50 feet.

https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_...hoCP0gQAvD_BwE

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I agree on switching out the sub, but I’m a big fan of the Oberons.

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