5.0 speaker setup @ Richer sounds - £310
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5.0 speaker setup @ Richer sounds - £310

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Found 10th Jan 2016
Richersounds are doing

Tannoy V4i Floorstanders
Tannoy VC Centre
Tannoy V1i Rears

all comes in at £310.

bargain imo, since the V4i's along last year were like £300. This is however my first Home Cinema, so audio snobs don't bother!!
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Still need a subwoofer gor the .1

Also doing my first 5.1 set up with Tannoys.
Tannoy make good speakers. I can't vouch for these ones, but unless the company have gone really downhill they should be alright. Richer sounds don't tend to sell trash either (not saying they sell the best, just generally not trash). Fair price for a full setup.
Great deal for sure!
BulletRizz

Still need a subwoofer gor the .1Also doing my first 5.1 set up with … Still need a subwoofer gor the .1Also doing my first 5.1 set up with Tannoys.



BK do some great subs.
TheForsh

Tannoy make good speakers. I can't vouch for these ones, but unless the … Tannoy make good speakers. I can't vouch for these ones, but unless the company have gone really downhill they should be alright. Richer sounds don't tend to sell trash either (not saying they sell the best, just generally not trash). Fair price for a full setup.


Not full. Its 5.0. The title needs to reflect this. But yes, Tannoy are good. These are entry level.
Great deal.
Its fascinated me for years how many favour image over sound. For me sound is 50% of the experience, possibly more. I have had a 5.1 system since I could first afford it in 2001 and will never go back to watching a TV screen without one. Forget about stereo speakers and sound bars, they are incomparible to 5.1 or more.
Original Poster
Hello i'm the original poster. and Unfortunately the place i live, i will upset the neighbours if i purchase a Subwooder, so i've been instructed by Richersounds to simply run the Floorstanders as ''Large'' and it should be fine
Original Poster
r4963

Great deal.Its fascinated me for years how many favour image over sound. … Great deal.Its fascinated me for years how many favour image over sound. For me sound is 50% of the experience, possibly more. I have had a 5.1 system since I could first afford it in 2001 and will never go back to watching a TV screen without one. Forget about stereo speakers and sound bars, they are incomparible to 5.1 or more.



Are you still using the same 5.1 setup from 2001? also what setup is it
r4963

Great deal.Its fascinated me for years how many favour image over sound. … Great deal.Its fascinated me for years how many favour image over sound. For me sound is 50% of the experience, possibly more. I have had a 5.1 system since I could first afford it in 2001 and will never go back to watching a TV screen without one. Forget about stereo speakers and sound bars, they are incomparible to 5.1 or more.



​Truth. I just bought a sound base, mostly cos my wife preferred less clutter, but there is no comparison. Such is life.
Plasmachaser

Hello i'm the original poster. and Unfortunately the place i live, i will … Hello i'm the original poster. and Unfortunately the place i live, i will upset the neighbours if i purchase a Subwooder, so i've been instructed by Richersounds to simply run the Floorstanders as ''Large'' and it should be fine



It will be OK. I have a four-speaker surround system (no subwoofer or centre speaker) and it works just fine.
Perfect for first adventure into surround sound. Decent make and sound. Enjoy. Also being a decent company if you ever needed spares they will supply them unlike many other brands who discontinue products and offer no long term support.
Halloway

It will be OK. I have a four-speaker surround system (no subwoofer or … It will be OK. I have a four-speaker surround system (no subwoofer or centre speaker) and it works just fine.



You don't need a center or a sub, they just enhance the experience and the sub can reduce strain on the AV/amp and speakers, depending on crossover settings.
Original Poster
Originally - i was going to buy some satellite type setup & sub for like £150

thinking i've made a better choice spending a bit more
Cracking deal, I had a pair of Tannoy 633 D30s for 18 yrs until 1 of the drivers went last year, I replaced them with some MA Bronze5s and a matching centre, but the Tannoys were excellent, if I could have repaired em they would still be in my lounge!
rev6

You don't need a center or a sub, they just enhance the experience and … You don't need a center or a sub, they just enhance the experience and the sub can reduce strain on the AV/amp and speakers, depending on crossover settings.



I use my system primarily for music so I don't miss either the centre or the sub, although it would sometimes nice to have the latter when watching movies. The centre channel is still there 'virtually' so I can boost the gain on that channel if dialogue is indistinct or background music and FX are too noisy (nothing to do with my getting old and my hearing going!)
Plasmachaser

Hello i'm the original poster. and Unfortunately the place i live, i will … Hello i'm the original poster. and Unfortunately the place i live, i will upset the neighbours if i purchase a Subwooder, so i've been instructed by Richersounds to simply run the Floorstanders as ''Large'' and it should be fine



​will definately work with floorstanders and to be honest unless you have a fully detached house with large rooms, adding the sub as well as floor standers will be over kill. I have stand mounts so I need the sub.
A subwoofer makes all the difference, you can't get the .1 without a sub, its a soundtrack in its own right, regardless of the crossover settings.
Halloway

I use my system primarily for music so I don't miss either the centre or … I use my system primarily for music so I don't miss either the centre or the sub, although it would sometimes nice to have the latter when watching movies. The centre channel is still there 'virtually' so I can boost the gain on that channel if dialogue is indistinct or background music and FX are too noisy (nothing to do with my getting old and my hearing going!)



A phantom center works when directly in the middle of the fronts, but if you're off-center, it ruins the experience somewhat for me, compared to a dedicated center, but again, still not required for an enjoyable experience.

matlock67

A subwoofer makes all the difference, you can't get the .1 without a sub, … A subwoofer makes all the difference, you can't get the .1 without a sub, its a soundtrack in its own right, regardless of the crossover settings.



Of course, the sub makes a big difference with .1 content but it's not required, either due to money or as the OP said, neighbours. I highly recommend one though

Edited by: "rev6" 10th Jan 2016
I have to have satellites as our lounge is not big enough for them but i would love proper floor standing speakers, but i have to say my Bostons sound amazing for such little speakers they are very good and the sub rattles doors even on low i would never go back to just a TV its so much more immersive.
Plasmachaser

Are you still using the same 5.1 setup from 2001? also what setup is it



​I had a Technics All in one hi fi system with 5.1 and DVD player built in. Cost me £700 in 2001. Sold it last month for £100, still worked perfectly.
SC-DV170
Then I just used that as a hi Fi for a while and replaced it with Sony all in one DVD 5.1 system which was somewhat better. Gave that away.

Now I have an Yamaha RXV675 with
a Monitor Audio Bronze BX2 5.1

Paired with a Sony Sony KD-65X9005B
Rev, I ran a 5.1 system for a while without a sub and sound was ok, however I added a very decent second hand miller and kreisel sub and it transformed the whole experience. Just demo a system with and without a sub and you'll never go back.
The only issue I have with Av amps is normal stereo sound is nowhere near as good as a dedicated stereo amp, but you can't have it all, I don't play stereo music with the sub on.
matlock67

Rev, I ran a 5.1 system for a while without a sub



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Original Poster
r4963

​I had a Technics All in one hi fi system with 5.1 and DVD player built i … ​I had a Technics All in one hi fi system with 5.1 and DVD player built in. Cost me £700 in 2001. Sold it last month for £100, still worked perfectly.SC-DV170Then I just used that as a hi Fi for a while and replaced it with Sony all in one DVD 5.1 system which was somewhat better. Gave that away.Now I have an Yamaha RXV675 with a Monitor Audio Bronze BX2 5.1Paired with a Sony Sony KD-65X9005B



I bet that's quite nice, also loving the walnut style of it
matlock67

Rev, I ran a 5.1 system for a while without a sub and sound was ok, … Rev, I ran a 5.1 system for a while without a sub and sound was ok, however I added a very decent second hand miller and kreisel sub and it transformed the whole experience. Just demo a system with and without a sub and you'll never go back.The only issue I have with Av amps is normal stereo sound is nowhere near as good as a dedicated stereo amp, but you can't have it all, I don't play stereo music with the sub on.


You could link up a stereo amp to the AV amp to make up for this though. That's my next plan.
Improving stereo performance of surround sound

Edited by: "r4963" 10th Jan 2016
r4963

You could link up a stereo amp to the AV amo to make up for this though. … You could link up a stereo amp to the AV amo to make up for this though. That's my next plan.[url=http://hifihunter.com/articles/improving-stereo-performance-surround-sound-setup-part-2] Improving stereo performance of surround sound



You would need an AV that has pre-outs, budget one's usually don't come with them.
rev6

You would need an AV that has pre-outs, budget one's usually don't come … You would need an AV that has pre-outs, budget one's usually don't come with them.


Luckily mine does
r4963

​will definately work with floorstanders and to be honest unless you have … ​will definately work with floorstanders and to be honest unless you have a fully detached house with large rooms, adding the sub as well as floor standers will be over kill. I have stand mounts so I need the sub.



I don't agree with that at all. Having a sub and setting the speakers crossover to 80Hz is a much better experience. Even if the floorstanders can handle it, it puts more strain on the AV and speakers and can have an overall impact on the rest of the sound. Unless you have extremely capable system and speakers that have subs built-in for LFE



Edited by: "rev6" 10th Jan 2016
r4963

You could link up a stereo amp to the AV amo to make up for this though. … You could link up a stereo amp to the AV amo to make up for this though. That's my next plan.[url=http://hifihunter.com/articles/improving-stereo-performance-surround-sound-setup-part-2] Improving stereo performance of surround sound



I know i could and ive still got a cyrus one amp sitting round doing nothing.
r4963

Luckily mine does



Does the Yamaha RX-V675 have front pre-outs?
rev6

I don't agree with that at all. Having a sub and setting the speakers … I don't agree with that at all. Having a sub and setting the speakers crossover to 80Hz is a much better experience. Even if the floorstanders can handle it, it puts more strain on the AV and can have an overall impact on the rest of the sound.



I know what you mean, that's why i ultimately I just went with stand mounts/ book shelfs with a sub in my system. But you could still get this with a view to getting a sub in the near future. For me in terms of space and noise I could not have floorstanders and a sub.
Having said the above I think the florstanders without the sub will prob sound better in stereo music than my stand mounts with a sub.
rev6

Does the Yamaha RX-V675 have front pre-outs?


Rear.
It's an old amp now though, most new models are fully 4k compliment with HDMI 2.0 and hdcp 2.2
Hot hot hot
BulletRizz

I don't agree with that at all. Having a sub and setting the speakers … I don't agree with that at all. Having a sub and setting the speakers crossover to 80Hz is a much better experience. Even if the floorstanders can handle it, it puts more strain on the AV and speakers and can have an overall impact on the rest of the sound. Unless you have extremely capable system and speakers that have subs built-in for LFE



I'm still learning everything, a month ago I absolutely knew nothing about setting up a sound system.

Am I best changing the crossover frequency on my amp to 80Hz for my front and centre (they start from 40Hz), and turning the doublebass off. I eventually left to what Audyssey set it up as, with full band and double bass & then setting my sub to 80Hz crossover






Edited by: "BulletRizz" 10th Jan 2016
BulletRizz

I'm still learning everything, a month ago I absolutely nothing about … I'm still learning everything, a month ago I absolutely nothing about setting up a sound system.Am I best changing the crossover frequency on my amp to 80Hz for my front and centre (they start from 40Hz), and turning the doublebass off. I just left it as Audyssey set it up with full band and double bass & then setting my sub to 80Hz crossover



Set all speakers to 80Hz if you have a sub. Subs crossover is usually 120Hz by default as the LFE channel goes up to 120Hz so I'd set it to that if you've changed it unless you think it sounds better at 80Hz.
Personally I would never use double bass, let the sub(s) handle all the low frequencies.

If you prefer listening to music as 2.0, then most AV's have "Direct Audio" or "Pure Audio" which sets the fronts as "Full" or "Large" as well as other things which is quite nice too. This works for multi-channel content as well but bypassing any calibrations.



Edited by: "rev6" 10th Jan 2016
bullet, you will get differing opinions on crossover levels for the sub, plenty of experts contradict each other.
theres plenty of detail on the audyssey forums (google it), some say even if you have floorstanders you should set them as small so that the sub does all the low end, depends how good your sub is?
Brilliant speakers if you have the space for them. Last floor standing speakers I had used to get knocked over like domino. Had them repaired twice and now they're in storage.
montana78

Brilliant speakers if you have the space for them. Last floor standing … Brilliant speakers if you have the space for them. Last floor standing speakers I had used to get knocked over like domino. Had them repaired twice and now they're in storage.



Which are they? They sound light
Banned
Seems like a cracking deal... Do people still rate the quad L-ites.. Had my set up for 9 years now.. Still sound awesome!!!
this is exactly set of speakers, but in dark walnut, i have for nearly a year and quite happy with them, paid more than that, bergain
Edited by: "sosen1327" 10th Jan 2016
Nice speaker but you always need a sub. Just a little 200w one is fine.
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