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    我不是ZhaBo NiuNaiFen's Avatar
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    Helping a total clueless person in HT speakers

    Hi guys as stated above i would like to get a HT sys as low as possible with a few setup n wonder if it works

    setup 1:

    TV and comp audio optical out to the amp den to speaker

    setup 2:

    comp HDMI out to TV den audio optical out to amp den to speaker.

    Please intro amps and speaker.

    thanks in advance really wonder if my setup is correct or wrong


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    Transport -> Source/Decoder -> Preamps/Amps -> Speaker

    If you are not too fussy about quality, get a HDMI HT receiver. Transport in this case refers to the PC (or anything else, including PS3/Xbox/Wii). Those go in the back of the receiver via HDMI. The TV takes a HDMI out from the receiver for the visuals and the speakers connect straight to the receiver's onboard amps (which is *usually* already a multi-channel arrangement). Subwoofer usually connects from the receiver via RCA in an active arrangement.

    For such a setup, maybe the Pioneer VSX-LX53 with the Focal Dome speaker system for something that is 3D ready? If not, the Onkyo TX-NR609 and B&W MT60D speaker system is also another popular (relatively) low-cost pairing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 9VARZ View Post
    Transport -> Source/Decoder -> Preamps/Amps -> Speaker

    If you are not too fussy about quality, get a HDMI HT receiver. Transport in this case refers to the PC (or anything else, including PS3/Xbox/Wii). Those go in the back of the receiver via HDMI. The TV takes a HDMI out from the receiver for the visuals and the speakers connect straight to the receiver's onboard amps (which is *usually* already a multi-channel arrangement). Subwoofer usually connects from the receiver via RCA in an active arrangement.

    For such a setup, maybe the Pioneer VSX-LX53 with the Focal Dome speaker system for something that is 3D ready? If not, the Onkyo TX-NR609 and B&W MT60D speaker system is also another popular (relatively) low-cost pairing.
    Thanks but to be frank i dun understand a single thing


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    Quote Originally Posted by NiuNaiFen View Post
    setup 1:

    TV and comp audio optical out to the amp den to speaker
    Pros: Can handle 5.1 from PC (if amp supports)
    Cons: Amp needs to handle switching of source, requiring multiple inputs or external switcher

    Quote Originally Posted by NiuNaiFen View Post
    setup 2:

    comp HDMI out to TV den audio optical out to amp den to speaker.
    Pros: TV handles switching of audio, can use multiple devices with same speaker
    Con: (Usually) limited to stereo only

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    Quote Originally Posted by NiuNaiFen View Post
    Thanks but to be frank i dun understand a single thing


    Ok. Let's try again.

    This is how you should link your system up (typically):

    (follow the arrows)

    Transport (PC/PS3/Xbox/Blu-ray Player/etc) → Decoder (also called a "source" in audiophile terms) → Preamps/Amps → Speaker

    Amps we know....to amplify the signal for speakers. In audiophile terms, these are called power amps.

    Preamps are devices that raise a signal input to line-level (required for power amps).

    Integrated amps combine the pre- and power amps in one box. Home theatre (HT) receivers are like glorified integrated amps, but they often do a lot more than their audiophile counterparts. For HT receivers, these include processors that decode digital sound (from HDMI or optical, say) to stereo or multi-channel surround. The only thing is, they don't sound as good as discrete (or audiophile) stereo amps.

    So if say you're not too picky about sound quality (relative to audiophile terms), the above setup would now look like this.

    Transport (PC/PS3/Xbox/Blu-ray Player/etc) → HDMI HT receiver → Speaker (via speaker cable) AND TV (via HDMI out)

    Your TV will take the role of PC monitor but you'll link up the PC through the receiver (there will be a HDMI out).

    so for such a setup, maybe you can try the Pioneer VSX-LX53 (receiver) with the Focal Dome speaker system for something that is 3D ready? If not, the Onkyo TX-NR609 and B&W MT60D speaker system is also another popular relatively low-cost pairing (not 3D ready).
    Views expressed are my own.

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    Any gd deal to recommend


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    Quote Originally Posted by NiuNaiFen View Post
    Any gd deal to recommend
    Already mentioned in previous post.
    Views expressed are my own.

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    est hw much


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