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  1. Speakers
    Hi, Would appreciated some help with 5.1 Speaker placement in an awkward room, have attached floorplan and proposed placements, would this work?, any suggestions appreciated, many thanks
  2. Speakers
    Looking to buy some surround for small setup with projector in our bedroom looking at these I can get them both locally for $50 Will be plugged into old laptop used for tv, movies and maybe some gaming Which one is better? is there a difference? z5300...
  3. General Gaming Help
    Looking to buy some surround for small setup with projector in our bedroom looking at these I can get them both locally for $50 Will be plugged into old laptop used for tv, movies and maybe some gaming Which one is better? is there a difference? z5300...
  4. DVD Players (Standard Def)
    Hi all, I bought a mint CD777ES player because I have a large SACD collection that I typically don't listen to enough. I had heard that the 777ES had excellent SACD audio capabilities, and that is absolutely true in my opinion, even compared with an Oppo BDP-83SE. There is only one major flaw...
  5. Soundbars
    Soundbars are a popular way to add better sound to a TV. They generally don't achieve the fidelity of AVR-based systems with standalone speakers, but soundbars typically offer "good enough" sound quality and easy installation, and they take up little space. Polk's MagniFi Mini ($269 on Amazon)...
  6. Soundbars
    The latest soundbar from Polk Audio contains one of the company's signature technologies called Stereo Dimensional Array (SDA). The MagniFi Max ($499) is a 43" wide, 3.1-channel soundbar system that can be paired with optional wireless surrounds ($149/pair) for a 5.1 listening experience. Or...
  7. Soundbars
    Sonos deserves credit for creating the multi-room, networked lifestyle-audio category. Its innovative approach to sound prioritizes network stability and playback reliability above all other factors. This ethos led to enormous success for the company among consumers looking for attractive, easy...
  8. Latest Industry News
    Today Denon took the wraps off a pair of new HEOS wireless audio products. The HEOS Bar ($900) is a 3.0 soundbar that supports 5.1 surround while the HEOS Subwoofer ($600) offers a wireless option for adding deep bass to your compatible system. First and foremost, these are HEOS devices, so...
  9. Receivers, Amps, and Processors
    The new Denon HEOS AVR ($1000) is a networked wireless AV receiver that provides 5.1-channel sound with the option of using HEOS wireless speakers as surrounds. It aims to marry the performance of a surround system that's based on stand-alone speakers with the simplicity of a soundbar. This...
  10. Great Found Deals
    Update - the deal is over. The links work, but the prices are not going to be as listed. The affordable line of Pioneer speakers designed by Andrew Jones represents one of best deals in all the world of audio. Furthermore, whenever somebody asks for advice on what speakers to buy when the...
  11. Great Found Deals
    This is it, America's favorite week to shop for deeply discounted AV gear is here. With Black Friday approaching, we're already seeing some exceptional bargains. For example, KEF's E305 5.1 Home Theater System is only $500 when purchased from KEF Direct , which is a $700 discount from its usual...
  12. Receivers, Amps, and Processors
    Networked, multi-room audio is undeniably on the rise. While there are numerous proprietary systems out there that only work with one manufacturer's products, DTS Play-Fi encompases well over a dozen brands and support for it is growing. Now, two more major AV equipment manufacturers are...
  13. Home Theater In A Box
    Normally, I would stay miles away from anything that could be described as a "home theater in a box," especially when it comes to speaker systems. Nevertheless, the Philips Fidelio E6 5.1 system somehow managed to win me over with its generous bag of neat tricks. It was the last hour of the...
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