Canal boat home cinema advice

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Dear all; I am moving onto my canal boat, what I am after is advice on a setup for a area 3 meter long x 2 meter wide, x 2 meter high. due to the hight of the sides, we can only have a max 40" tv, I have considered the Philips 21:9 as it is less than 600mm deep. Budget £3000, - £5000.

please remember space is very, very limited.. so no big speakers, or huge multi boexes, I am also using several 2TB Hard drives as there is not enough room for my 1000s of blu rays and DVDs.

But open to any ideas.
 

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bigboss said:
Are you looking for a 2 speaker system or a 5 speaker system? Or a soundbar? Do you want a subwoofer as well? Separates are probably not the best route for you, as you're not keen on extra boxes, right?

....in other words you're asking, "what floats your boat". ;)
 

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Mmm, intriguing, don't think we've been asked about a canal boat system before! Can you give us a steer based on BigBoss's questions? That's a healthy budget, but assuming some sort of all-in-one system would be your best bet.
 

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Why not an all-in-one plus projector and small pull down screen- not easy to tuck away a 40" tv when you need the space.

Or is that too small a distance for a projector.(just throwing ideas in the pot,without the technical knowledge)
 
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The boat is to become my retirment home, its a well sorted place, it has 20kw of power, all electric cooking, and built by myself.

Not into sound bars as they lack "back" sound and really can be crap, even the Bose one. so at least 5.1... the base can be between the two chairs, viewing the TV, small speakers in 5 format would be good. I do not see why I can not have a full movie experience on a boat, we have a full RGB, Led lighting system, twin person jacuzzi bath. ITS NOT A TWEED CANAL BOAT.

people should not put down living on a canal boat; £45 a week will cover all your costa including the fees, licences etc.

so i would be greatful for good ideas, and happy to share the results with What HiFi when I have finished the project.

Happy answers plaese.....

Daryl
 
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The boat is to become my retirment home, its a well sorted place, it has 20kw of power, all electric cooking, and built by myself.

Not into sound bars as they lack "back" sound and really can be crap, even the Bose one. so at least 5.1... the base can be between the two chairs, viewing the TV, small speakers in 5 format would be good. I do not see why I can not have a full movie experience on a boat, we have a full RGB, Led lighting system, twin person jacuzzi bath. ITS NOT A TWEED CANAL BOAT.

people should not put down living on a canal boat; £45 a week will cover all your costa including the fees, licences etc.

so i would be greatful for good ideas, and happy to share the results with What HiFi when I have finished the project.

Happy answers plaese.....

Daryl
 
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yep, do not have the upper space and the seating will be in the wrong place.
 
The one system that comes to my mind is this:

http://www.bose.co.uk/GB/en/home-and-personal-audio/home-cinema-systems/5-speaker-home-cinema-systems/lifestyle-v-class-systems/lifestyle-v35-system/

What are your thoughts about it? Are you looking for something similar?
 

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You sound like you like your movies so the Phillips 21:9 would be a fantastic choice if it does fit for you and now £1599.95 at richer sounds.. a good price. As space will be a premium i would consider something along the line of a Denon Cara s-5bd which will do as your player + reciever , on Amazon for £649.99 if i remember correctly this was nearing 2K at launch i think. You then have a choice of smaller speakers packages Boston Acoustics soundware XS 5.1 approx £239 being one of the smallest , Monitor Audio vector approx £350-499 , Monitor Audio R45 360hd approx £999 or R90 HD10 at approx £1359 (slighlty bigger than R45 but still small by speaker standards) , Mission M cube approx £500 , Cambridge audio minx s215 approx £500 , B&W MT60D approx £1939. The Monitor Audio or B&W route would be my preferance but it all depends on what you can accomodate. There may well be other alternatives to the Denon Cara as well but i haven't really looked into it . These are the sort of products i would be considering in your position. Good luck in your quest.
 
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You sound like you like your movies so the Phillips 21:9 would be a fantastic choice if it does fit for you and now £1599.95 at richer sounds.. a good price. As space will be a premium i would consider something along the line of a Denon Cara s-5bd which will do as your player + reciever , on Amazon for £649.99 if i remember correctly this was nearing 2K at launch i think. You then have a choice of smaller speakers packages Boston Acoustics soundware XS 5.1 approx £239 being one of the smallest , Monitor Audio vector approx £350-499 , Monitor Audio R45 360hd approx £999 or R90 HD10 at approx £1359 (slighlty bigger than R45 but still small by speaker standards) , Mission M cube approx £500 , Cambridge audio minx s215 approx £500 , B&W MT60D approx £1939. The Monitor Audio or B&W route would be my preferance but it all depends on what you can accomodate. There may well be other alternatives to the Denon Cara as well but i haven't really looked into it . These are the sort of products i would be considering in your position. Good luck in your quest.

Oh yes, forgot the Cara! This should beat Bose.
 
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Just spent several min trying to load a photo to this site, wont let me paste a jpag.
 

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That isn't how it works, you have to upload the pics to a webhost, such as flickr or picasa and then link to them using the little tree icon above the text entry field.

By the way I don't think anyone was putting down the idea of living on a canal boat, so you might wish to wind your neck in a little...
 

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You need to have the photo uploaded onto a hosting website such as Flickr or photobucket. Then copy the link that ends in .jpg. When posting here press the icon with a tree and paste the link there.
 

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