Page 2 of 5 FirstFirst 12345 LastLast
Results 17 to 32 of 69

Thread: Your setup

  1. #17
    Drop it like it's hot Howard's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Surrey, South East
    Posts
    11,731
    Thanks
    14
    Thanked
    42 times in 39 posts
    • Howard's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P5B
      • CPU:
      • Core2Duo E6420 2.13GHz
      • Memory:
      • 2x1gb OCZ DDR2 6400
      • Storage:
      • 250GB & 500GB Seagate
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Inno3d iChill 7900GS
      • PSU:
      • Antec SmartPower 500W
      • Case:
      • Coolermaster Elite 330
      • Monitor(s):
      • 2x AG Neovo F419
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Media 20mbit
    Well you live in Surrey, so I'm sure I'll feel the shockwaves, and by which time, I'll be out of the country

    But yes the Servo 15 will be simply amazing, much better than the Quake.

    Just a question...Where have you got the centre Mission placed? Behind your TV? on top of it? Any chance of a picture of your setup, out of curiosity?
    Home cinema: Toshiba 42XV555DB Full HD LCD | Onkyo TX-SR705 | NAD C352 | Monitor Audio Bronze B2 | Monitor Audio Bronze C | Monitor Audio Bronze BFX | Yamaha NSC120 | BK Monolith sub | Toshiba HD-EP35 HD-DVD | Samsung BD-P1400 BluRay Player | Pioneer DV-575 | Squeezebox3 | Virgin Media V+ Box
    PC: Asus P5B | Core2duo 2.13GHz | 2GB DDR2 PC6400 | Inno3d iChill 7900GS | Auzentech X-Plosion 7.1 | 250GB | 500GB | NEC DVDRW | Dual AG Neovo 19"
    HTPC: | Core2Duo E6420 2.13GHz | 2GB DDR2 | 250GBx2 | Radeon X1300 | Terratec Aureon 7.1 | Windows MCE 2005
    Laptop: 1.5GHz Centrino | 512MB | 60GB | 15" Wide TFT | Wifi | DVDRW


  2. #18
    slave of the hypnotoad
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Surrey / Bath, UK
    Posts
    925
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    when i get back to Bath where it is all kept I've got the TV placed between the centre speaker and the right hand speaker, time for some ascii i feel :-

    (m74i)...........(m74i).( TV ).(m74i)





    (m74i)..........(fondie)...........(m74i)




    ....................(m74i)

  3. #19
    Drop it like it's hot Howard's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Surrey, South East
    Posts
    11,731
    Thanks
    14
    Thanked
    42 times in 39 posts
    • Howard's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P5B
      • CPU:
      • Core2Duo E6420 2.13GHz
      • Memory:
      • 2x1gb OCZ DDR2 6400
      • Storage:
      • 250GB & 500GB Seagate
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Inno3d iChill 7900GS
      • PSU:
      • Antec SmartPower 500W
      • Case:
      • Coolermaster Elite 330
      • Monitor(s):
      • 2x AG Neovo F419
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Media 20mbit
    Cool.

    Would it not be better to put the TV onto some sort of small stand and have the centre behind it, sticking up from the top?
    Home cinema: Toshiba 42XV555DB Full HD LCD | Onkyo TX-SR705 | NAD C352 | Monitor Audio Bronze B2 | Monitor Audio Bronze C | Monitor Audio Bronze BFX | Yamaha NSC120 | BK Monolith sub | Toshiba HD-EP35 HD-DVD | Samsung BD-P1400 BluRay Player | Pioneer DV-575 | Squeezebox3 | Virgin Media V+ Box
    PC: Asus P5B | Core2duo 2.13GHz | 2GB DDR2 PC6400 | Inno3d iChill 7900GS | Auzentech X-Plosion 7.1 | 250GB | 500GB | NEC DVDRW | Dual AG Neovo 19"
    HTPC: | Core2Duo E6420 2.13GHz | 2GB DDR2 | 250GBx2 | Radeon X1300 | Terratec Aureon 7.1 | Windows MCE 2005
    Laptop: 1.5GHz Centrino | 512MB | 60GB | 15" Wide TFT | Wifi | DVDRW


  4. #20
    slave of the hypnotoad
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Surrey / Bath, UK
    Posts
    925
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    thanks for the suggestion but i don't really have to space, the added depth of the speaker and the gap between the speaker and the wall would bring the tv too far out into the room. also on it's stand at the moment the tv is just a little bit lower than the speakers, and i don't really want it down on the floor.

    my positioning isn't perfect, but unfortunately i don't have a dedicated tv/lstening room so there are lots of other factors to consider, i've played around with it quite a lot, and so far how it is at the moment is one of the best compromises i've found. i'll just have to wait until i can afford to buy my own house, then i can sort it all out just as i'd like

    ps. how on earth were you invisioning the speaker being on top of the tv, lol

  5. #21
    Drop it like it's hot Howard's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Surrey, South East
    Posts
    11,731
    Thanks
    14
    Thanked
    42 times in 39 posts
    • Howard's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P5B
      • CPU:
      • Core2Duo E6420 2.13GHz
      • Memory:
      • 2x1gb OCZ DDR2 6400
      • Storage:
      • 250GB & 500GB Seagate
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Inno3d iChill 7900GS
      • PSU:
      • Antec SmartPower 500W
      • Case:
      • Coolermaster Elite 330
      • Monitor(s):
      • 2x AG Neovo F419
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Media 20mbit
    Lol it'd be a bit wobbly!

    Who do you live with at the moment?

    Have you considered a Mission centre speaker that's designed for the purpose?
    Home cinema: Toshiba 42XV555DB Full HD LCD | Onkyo TX-SR705 | NAD C352 | Monitor Audio Bronze B2 | Monitor Audio Bronze C | Monitor Audio Bronze BFX | Yamaha NSC120 | BK Monolith sub | Toshiba HD-EP35 HD-DVD | Samsung BD-P1400 BluRay Player | Pioneer DV-575 | Squeezebox3 | Virgin Media V+ Box
    PC: Asus P5B | Core2duo 2.13GHz | 2GB DDR2 PC6400 | Inno3d iChill 7900GS | Auzentech X-Plosion 7.1 | 250GB | 500GB | NEC DVDRW | Dual AG Neovo 19"
    HTPC: | Core2Duo E6420 2.13GHz | 2GB DDR2 | 250GBx2 | Radeon X1300 | Terratec Aureon 7.1 | Windows MCE 2005
    Laptop: 1.5GHz Centrino | 512MB | 60GB | 15" Wide TFT | Wifi | DVDRW


  6. #22
    slave of the hypnotoad
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Surrey / Bath, UK
    Posts
    925
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    i did do when i bought it all, but i wanted 6.1 and it was cheaper just to get pairs of speakers, i didn't/don't want to 'waste' the money getting a centre speaker then not using the spare m74i. i'm at my parents at the moment, but i rent with friends in bath (where i go to uni).

    i've now seen a lot a talk about this one :- http://www.svsubwoofers.com/subs_pcplus_20-39.htm (as you can see the price seems to be going up all the time), but it's impossible to choose because everyone talks about how their sub is the best but most don't have any real comparison, i don't suppose you know of any good recent sub roundups?

  7. #23
    Drop it like it's hot Howard's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Surrey, South East
    Posts
    11,731
    Thanks
    14
    Thanked
    42 times in 39 posts
    • Howard's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P5B
      • CPU:
      • Core2Duo E6420 2.13GHz
      • Memory:
      • 2x1gb OCZ DDR2 6400
      • Storage:
      • 250GB & 500GB Seagate
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Inno3d iChill 7900GS
      • PSU:
      • Antec SmartPower 500W
      • Case:
      • Coolermaster Elite 330
      • Monitor(s):
      • 2x AG Neovo F419
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Media 20mbit
    Ah yes I forgot about SVS, they are very highly regarded also.
    Go onto avforums.com and search for "which sub to buy" and you'll get a fair few threads recommending a small selection of subs.
    I'm going to watch The Fast and the Furious now to test out my new babies' capabilities When I'm back afterwards I'll have a look through some magazines and online to find some group subwoofer reviews for you.
    Home cinema: Toshiba 42XV555DB Full HD LCD | Onkyo TX-SR705 | NAD C352 | Monitor Audio Bronze B2 | Monitor Audio Bronze C | Monitor Audio Bronze BFX | Yamaha NSC120 | BK Monolith sub | Toshiba HD-EP35 HD-DVD | Samsung BD-P1400 BluRay Player | Pioneer DV-575 | Squeezebox3 | Virgin Media V+ Box
    PC: Asus P5B | Core2duo 2.13GHz | 2GB DDR2 PC6400 | Inno3d iChill 7900GS | Auzentech X-Plosion 7.1 | 250GB | 500GB | NEC DVDRW | Dual AG Neovo 19"
    HTPC: | Core2Duo E6420 2.13GHz | 2GB DDR2 | 250GBx2 | Radeon X1300 | Terratec Aureon 7.1 | Windows MCE 2005
    Laptop: 1.5GHz Centrino | 512MB | 60GB | 15" Wide TFT | Wifi | DVDRW


  8. #24
    slave of the hypnotoad
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Surrey / Bath, UK
    Posts
    925
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    that's grand i did look on the forums and everyone recommends they sub they are using, not unsuprisingly, i agree a few names do appear most regularly, but i haven't found anywhere (maybe there isn't anywhere) that gives an unbiased comparison between them all, and i'm not going to be able to find anywhere where i can demo them together either. enjoy your new speakers i'm off to work now, i shall return at 7 in the morning

  9. #25
    Beard hat ftw! steve threlfall's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    West Midlands
    Posts
    6,745
    Thanks
    302
    Thanked
    195 times in 124 posts
    • steve threlfall's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte Z77-D3H
      • CPU:
      • Core i5-3570K
      • Memory:
      • 8GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3
      • Storage:
      • Samsung 830 256
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Radeon HD6870
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX750
      • Case:
      • Antec P280
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 2407 WFP 24" Widescreen, Rev A04
      • Internet:
      • Virgin 120/12 mb
    28" widescreen
    cyber home dvd player (play every disc know to man)
    sony 'babe' htbe-1 micro surround sounds system in a small room so the bass is immense

  10. #26
    Junior Senior Member Aaron's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    London, England
    Posts
    1,516
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    1 time in 1 post
    Philips 28" Widescreen TV
    Pioneer DV-656S DVD/DVD-A/SACD player
    Yamaha RX‑V640 receiver
    Mission M74 floorstanding front speakers and matching centre and rear speakers

    Lovely set-up for the money I paid for it (around £1350 including cables), the only thing I'd be tempted to change is the speakers but I don't really have the money to upgrade them right now. I'd also like a sub-woofer but to buy a proper sub-woofer (rather than one that just delivers bass) you need to spend £600+.

  11. #27
    Drop it like it's hot Howard's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Surrey, South East
    Posts
    11,731
    Thanks
    14
    Thanked
    42 times in 39 posts
    • Howard's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P5B
      • CPU:
      • Core2Duo E6420 2.13GHz
      • Memory:
      • 2x1gb OCZ DDR2 6400
      • Storage:
      • 250GB & 500GB Seagate
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Inno3d iChill 7900GS
      • PSU:
      • Antec SmartPower 500W
      • Case:
      • Coolermaster Elite 330
      • Monitor(s):
      • 2x AG Neovo F419
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Media 20mbit
    Not true. You can get an excellent one from Velodyne or MJ Acoustics for about 3 or 4 hundred
    Home cinema: Toshiba 42XV555DB Full HD LCD | Onkyo TX-SR705 | NAD C352 | Monitor Audio Bronze B2 | Monitor Audio Bronze C | Monitor Audio Bronze BFX | Yamaha NSC120 | BK Monolith sub | Toshiba HD-EP35 HD-DVD | Samsung BD-P1400 BluRay Player | Pioneer DV-575 | Squeezebox3 | Virgin Media V+ Box
    PC: Asus P5B | Core2duo 2.13GHz | 2GB DDR2 PC6400 | Inno3d iChill 7900GS | Auzentech X-Plosion 7.1 | 250GB | 500GB | NEC DVDRW | Dual AG Neovo 19"
    HTPC: | Core2Duo E6420 2.13GHz | 2GB DDR2 | 250GBx2 | Radeon X1300 | Terratec Aureon 7.1 | Windows MCE 2005
    Laptop: 1.5GHz Centrino | 512MB | 60GB | 15" Wide TFT | Wifi | DVDRW


  12. #28
    HEXUS.Metal Knoxville's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Down In A Hole
    Posts
    9,388
    Thanks
    484
    Thanked
    442 times in 255 posts
    • Knoxville's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Intel X58
      • CPU:
      • Intel i7 920
      • Memory:
      • 2GB DDR3
      • Storage:
      • 1TB
      • Graphics card(s):
      • ATi HD3450
      • PSU:
      • Generic
      • Case:
      • Cheap and nasty
      • Operating System:
      • Vista 64
      • Monitor(s):
      • 24" LG LCD
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Media 20mb
    28 " widescreen
    cyberhome sff multi region dvd player

    and if i cba to carry them downstairs i get to use the jbl 5.1 system although i normally just take the dvd player and use the 24" t.v thats down there.

    I use a sharp CD-PC651 system for my pc and ps2 sound atm

  13. #29
    Junior Senior Member Aaron's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    London, England
    Posts
    1,516
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    1 time in 1 post
    Not true. You can get an excellent one from Velodyne or MJ Acoustics for about 3 or 4 hundred
    Yeah, but MJ acoustic ones (or at least the one I heard) don't fill a large room and they're not sub-woofers in the truest sense of the word. My system already has plenty of bass so I'd only need one for the sub-bass region of sound. I'd want something I can feel rather than hear.

    Still, the wood finishes on those MJ Acoustic subs are very nice.

  14. #30
    Drop it like it's hot Howard's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Surrey, South East
    Posts
    11,731
    Thanks
    14
    Thanked
    42 times in 39 posts
    • Howard's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P5B
      • CPU:
      • Core2Duo E6420 2.13GHz
      • Memory:
      • 2x1gb OCZ DDR2 6400
      • Storage:
      • 250GB & 500GB Seagate
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Inno3d iChill 7900GS
      • PSU:
      • Antec SmartPower 500W
      • Case:
      • Coolermaster Elite 330
      • Monitor(s):
      • 2x AG Neovo F419
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Media 20mbit
    No offence son, but you are wrong.

    A decent well built home cinema sub, like Velodyne, SVS, REL, especially an MJ Acoustics one will provide more sub-bass than you can handle!
    You will feel it! What MJ sub did you hear?
    You will not get NEARLY as low with your missions as with a dedicated subwoofer. I thought I had more than enough bass with my old floorstanders and I even built a sub which is excelent but not as good as the £3-4 hundred ones, and I was amazed at what I was missing out on.
    Home cinema: Toshiba 42XV555DB Full HD LCD | Onkyo TX-SR705 | NAD C352 | Monitor Audio Bronze B2 | Monitor Audio Bronze C | Monitor Audio Bronze BFX | Yamaha NSC120 | BK Monolith sub | Toshiba HD-EP35 HD-DVD | Samsung BD-P1400 BluRay Player | Pioneer DV-575 | Squeezebox3 | Virgin Media V+ Box
    PC: Asus P5B | Core2duo 2.13GHz | 2GB DDR2 PC6400 | Inno3d iChill 7900GS | Auzentech X-Plosion 7.1 | 250GB | 500GB | NEC DVDRW | Dual AG Neovo 19"
    HTPC: | Core2Duo E6420 2.13GHz | 2GB DDR2 | 250GBx2 | Radeon X1300 | Terratec Aureon 7.1 | Windows MCE 2005
    Laptop: 1.5GHz Centrino | 512MB | 60GB | 15" Wide TFT | Wifi | DVDRW


  15. #31
    Junior Senior Member Aaron's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    London, England
    Posts
    1,516
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    1 time in 1 post
    I heard the MJ Pro 50 (I believe that was the name of the product) at Stevenoakes Hi-Fi in Guildford. Maybe the guy in the shop was influencing my opinion too much, but when he showed me the difference between floorstanders, floorstanders + MJ Acoustics Pro 50 and floorstanders + a £600 REL sub-woofer, I couldn't really tell the difference between the first two set-ups (certainly not enough to part with £350) but the third set-up did sound significantly better (but again, not worth £600, especially when put with my current meagre set-up).

  16. #32
    Drop it like it's hot Howard's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Surrey, South East
    Posts
    11,731
    Thanks
    14
    Thanked
    42 times in 39 posts
    • Howard's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P5B
      • CPU:
      • Core2Duo E6420 2.13GHz
      • Memory:
      • 2x1gb OCZ DDR2 6400
      • Storage:
      • 250GB & 500GB Seagate
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Inno3d iChill 7900GS
      • PSU:
      • Antec SmartPower 500W
      • Case:
      • Coolermaster Elite 330
      • Monitor(s):
      • 2x AG Neovo F419
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Media 20mbit
    The more "meagre" the speakers the better, with a good sub (The MJ Pro 50 is VERY highly thought of) it will integrate well with the rest of the setup and not interfere with the other frequencies while providing rumbling bass
    Home cinema: Toshiba 42XV555DB Full HD LCD | Onkyo TX-SR705 | NAD C352 | Monitor Audio Bronze B2 | Monitor Audio Bronze C | Monitor Audio Bronze BFX | Yamaha NSC120 | BK Monolith sub | Toshiba HD-EP35 HD-DVD | Samsung BD-P1400 BluRay Player | Pioneer DV-575 | Squeezebox3 | Virgin Media V+ Box
    PC: Asus P5B | Core2duo 2.13GHz | 2GB DDR2 PC6400 | Inno3d iChill 7900GS | Auzentech X-Plosion 7.1 | 250GB | 500GB | NEC DVDRW | Dual AG Neovo 19"
    HTPC: | Core2Duo E6420 2.13GHz | 2GB DDR2 | 250GBx2 | Radeon X1300 | Terratec Aureon 7.1 | Windows MCE 2005
    Laptop: 1.5GHz Centrino | 512MB | 60GB | 15" Wide TFT | Wifi | DVDRW


Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •