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as a novice i need help

ive got the hd tv ps3 wii sky + . blu ray is wicked but my current sound system doesnt do it justice

looking for a system up to a grand but speakers need to be small,hidden or indestructable as my kids like to poke pencils in things

probibly system 70% to 30% in favor of home cinema but like some tunes on now and again not full voulme though

and if it could be hooked to my pc as ive hidden all the cds from the little terrors that would be great

looking forward to lots of options from yous guys in the know

cheers bill
 

lobby

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i bought a onkyo 606 amp for £350 and quad lites awsome 300watt sub for £429, speaker stands and cables for a total of £1000.Their small compact book shelf speakers , but you might want something smaller try onkyo 606 amp and mission cubes from creative audio only 9cm cubed with wall brackets included forget stands as they are about £179 a pair.Also try jamo a102hcs5 for less than £200 or maybe some kef 2005.3 for £600. Not sure about connecting a pc but you can connect an ipod.
 
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mission m cubes in ivory looks like being the ones

take it the onkyo 606 is the dogs
 

Gary233932

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If you want the L-ite sub, you'd be better getting the L-ite pack at £499 I've got tham and realy like them, the 606 is also very good but the 875 from RS is only £599 is awesone.

Gary
 

John Duncan

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I'd give the 606 a miss even for as little as 30% music, but the 875 and something like the Q Acoustics 1010 5.1 a Diamond 9.0 package would be nice. Not the way I'd do it, but I don't want or need hi-def sound formats.

You can set up the PS3 to stream media, to answer the PC question.
 

professorhat

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It's worth remembering, that since the PS3 decodes the HD sounds onboard and can't bitstream them over the HDMI connection, you don't really need an amp like the Onkyo 606 which can also decode them onboard, you just need one that can accept Linear PCM over an HDMI connection. This greatly increases your options on the home cinema amp (but of course could limit you in your choice in future if you decide to upgrade to another Blu-Ray player).
On the plus side though, for home cinema, the 606 is a great amp. Just not for music. I'd definitely give it an audition and make sure it's good enough for your 30% music listening. If not, have a look at some other home cinema amps which accept the LPCM signal over HDMI (e.g. Marantz, Denon, Yamaha etc.) at that price. This gives you more budget to get better speakers rather than spending a load on the 875.
I believe there's going to be a group test on AV receivers at this budget in the next issue of WHF so may be worth hanging on for that.
 
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chhers guys lots to think about gives me some knowledge to go to a dealer with
 
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would the Marantz SR4002 and mission m cubes be a good combo

with view to improving speaker down the line for music

are bose systems an option as i like the white speakers
 

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