They can be fairly fussy at times (lol) (lol) (lol)
Haha. If using trunking you can probably get them on there without making a mess. My missus has not been happy as I put a few up on the wall a couple of years ago, patched the cables into the walls and didn’t paint over the filler as I said we’re decorating soon. Two years later and it didn’t happen and we’ve just changed the room layout so I’ve had to patch them in another place now XD
Think I prefer wall mounted tbh, but having just completely redecorated… it’ll depend on what the missis says (lol) after six months of having the sub behind the settee… it’s the first time she’s asked what it was when I put it from and centre of the room (lol) fortunately didn’t ask how much!
I personally think they look better on the wall even with trunking than on stands. But I suppose it depends on the room. If it’s in a huge room or the listening area is not ideal compared to the walls then stands could be better. I just don’t like the look of them on stands (y)
Ordered and awaiting stock on the Flexson stands… but for the cost of these I can’t not :) may end up cancelling the stands, and if nothing else use the cable trunking to hide the wire, shouldn’t be that noticeable if in the corner of the room. Great find edan
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Posted 12th MayPosted 12th MayShipping from NetherlandsShipping from Netherlands
Hey guys, I read there is an update for this receiver to support eARC, can someone confirm this for me please?
No problem :)
Back in stock!! Thanks again OP, ordered (y)
Are receivers in general hard to find at the moment? Because of COVID? Are there any other budget offerings I should be looking at? Just need a modern one capable of 4k and powering two floor standing speakers.
I just found out this is now OOS. Will keep tabs on it. Purchased some speakers and a sub - nothing major but I am only used to a sub and two speakers. Went with B&W M1 v2's and the B&W ASW608 sub. Thanks for the previous advice on soundbars and it was that advice that led me to going with speakers and AV receiver set up instead.
Posted 26th MarPosted 26th Mar
Sonos One (Gen 2) - Black - £160.65 delivered using code @ peter_tyson / eBay£160.65£18915% off Free P&P FreeeBay Deals
Thanks for pointing that out, you are correct. I think the original comment indicated Sonos One has Bluetooth which is not correct.
The new Sonos Roam offers Bluetooth too, think mine arrives today.
Other then Sonos Move, no other Sonos supports Bluetooth for audio playback. I don't think it's overrated for what it offers...
Isn't Bluetooth new though? Thought this was always the issue with Sonos. Overrated and overpriced anyway.
The company Sonos has finally reviled the successor of Sonos One SL, but the company tells techOwish that it will begin from March 7th, it will start selling a new alteration of its Sonos One smart speaker with improved internals of the speaker as compared to One SL. The new Sonos One (Gen-2) model will include Bluetooth Low Energy, a faster processor, and more memory than the original Sonos One SL. There are no changes to the outer design till now, nor does the revised model gain any new, exclusive features. It's just a little more powerful and more of the future. Sound performance should be the same between both speakers.
Posted 20th MarPosted 20th MarShipping from ItalyShipping from Italy
Yamaha MusicCast 20 Bluetooth Speaker, Wireless Multi-Room Speaker With Integrated Dual Band WiFi - £144.96 (UK Mainland) @ Amazon Italy£144.96£16914% offAmazon Italy Deals
From amazon Italy, all duties included in the price , next best UK price is £169 Compact and modern wireless speaker based on the MusicCast platform offering direct access to… Read more
It's more that nothing comes close to my old Sony SRS-X88, loads of power and I can cast from YouTube Music...
If you combine two of them, they make a very nice wireless stereo system, powerful enough for most people. If you are an audiophile then any set of speakers under £700 is hardly worth considering, but that's another story...
If you need a pair, for stereo or surround sound, they already cost £299 i.e. £149.50 each: and you get them from the UK. So in that case this is not a great deal at all. If you only need one, then it is.
This is only a 40w system, you'll want something closer to 90w if you're using this a main music system...
It will come with the EU power lead. This speaker needs to be plugged in while on. UK plug on eBay is 5-7£.
Posted 15th MarPosted 15th Mar
Kygo portable Google Chromecast Smart Speaker, Bluetooth, 2X10w, IPX7, multiroom, £21.24 sold by Tabretail eBay£21.24£24.9915% off Free P&P FreeeBay Deals
Can I ask, mine has arrived and I'm really happy with it but not sure if there is a battery issue. I have had it plugged in for a few hours and the red light is always flashing constantly. I assumed it would stop flashing when it reached 20%. Is that normal? Also when it's not plugged in but streaming say radio is the red light on permanently. Does yours do that also? Is there always a light on? Hope you don't mind me asking?
picked up one of these a few months back when it was £14.99 on here. Good speaker and has survived being in the shower every day. Still a good deal at £20 tbf. Heat.
Thanks for that, just got it on Prime
Thanks for letting me know, I did not see it on Amazon but I can see it now. Same seller too. I will leave it, as it will be cheaper for non Prime to get it from here. I updated the description with info about Amazon, £20 there, thanks again.
It's currently less than £20 on Amazon with Prime.
Posted 27th FebPosted 27th Feb
YAMAHA RXV4ABLB 5.1 ch 8k AV receiver with CINEMA DSP 3D - £419 with code @ PRC Direct£419£4497% off Free P&P FreePRC Direct Deals
Love your tv unit….where did you get it from if you don’t mind me asking?
Indeed fine for sound. Most important things are a solid base, correct height and angle for ears. Correct distance from walls and listening position.
I assume it's fine for sound (assuming isolated with foam)? I'll admit I'm no audiophile/expert and my speakers aren't on your level but this looks like a good option for speaker mounting that actually looks good.
I just set up a new basic Denon. Place microphone in the right place. Run the setup. Done. Agree with other sentiments - would rather have a simple unit with the basics got right. I never even change the input though may occasionally use the built in Bluetooth seeing as it’s got it. Nothing beats the UI experience of controlling what you see on a device from the device itself. Was going to buy this Yamaha then figured hang on, the 8k doesn’t work and investing in advance for an 8k telly I don’t even have makes no sense. RS 250 quid job done, works a treat in my 5.1 setup. I don’t even use the remote as the telly does it though arc (in annoyingly small increments though).
Posted 25th FebPosted 25th Feb
Philips 65OLED805 65 inch OLED 4K Ultra HD Premium Smart TV Freeview Play - £1,749 With Code @ Richer Sounds£1,749£1,8998% off Free P&P FreeRicher Sounds Deals
I can't imagine having such and expensive TV and not making the most of it by wall mounting. Give it 4 sides and a way to turn the bottom side off then everyone is happy.
Holding off for 2021 models, they have eArc, 2.1HDMI and 4 sided Ambilight. Only decision is OLED or Mini LED.
4 sided only makes sense if you plan to wall mount, otherwise 3 sided is spot on.
Looking forward to the reviews of the “6” models and how they stack up against this years mini led offerings. By all accounts it’s going to be a close call in picture quality with the mini led sets raising the bar in peak nits.
Ugh 3 sided ambilight
Posted 11th FebPosted 11th Feb
Sonos One SL (White) Wireless Music System Refurbished - £112.45 using code delivered @ Richer Sounds£112.45 Free P&P FreeRicher Sounds Deals
It's not visible on this particular listing, so must be out of stock
Can’t comment on sound quality vs the HomePod Mini but it would have better integration with 3rd party services is a big pro I’d imagine. The HomePod has no native Spotify integration. The sound from these is so good and would assume it’ll be a lot better on size alone.
It’s essentially a gen 2 minus Alexa/Google assistant (y) SL stands for SpeechLess
Can anyone compare this to a HomePod mini?
Posted 11th FebPosted 11th Feb
Sonos One SL £129 (£109 with Student Discount/Blue Light Card) - Certified Refurbished @ Sonos£129Sonos Deals
Back in stock BLACK and WHITE at time of posting. These arrive as new in original packaging. The powerful microphone-free speaker for music and more.
Yeah but so much chew to set up lol Already spend too much time changing settings for different inputs
Ignore me. I got the model number wrong and this was nearly 7 years ago. I've edited my post. I would still stand with my comments about Sony amplifiers. I can't imagine they've improved that much on those that have serious audio experience. I guess you could order and try it.
Was looking to upgrade to the 1080 from my 1040 for Atmos Even though mine has 2 front height outputs But its lack of HDR 10+ passthrough thats holding me back Is the 1080 not very good?
Richer Sounds replaced my faulty Onkyo with a Sony STRDN840 and I stupidly agreed to it. They were being awkward with their lifetime warranty I purchased. I can't remember the ins and outs, I regretted it. Onkyo sounded so much better. My amp is on its way out now, the front screen won't even stay on, the master volume knob easily came off years ago and broke. Will never have a Sony amp again. My comment completely irrelevant to this deal but your comment made me want to have a rant :D
No HDMI output/network until it heats up. It could be reflowed I think, but that's a lot of effort for a maybe. The Sony looks sensible
Cool should be fine without the sub then, noise travel in these old flats and I have older Tennants below so there's that. Just need to be patient now and wait for a refurb beam to appear bargain prices. In mean time I can test the waters with my stereo setup. (party) 8) Cheers for the replys have a good one.
Bass is very subjective, but the Beam was plenty enough for me and my small place. I owned the Sub Gen 3, but I sold it a few months later as it was overkill for the flat and I kept it so low, it defeated the purpose of having one. If you lived in a terraced or semi detached house, that would be the better situation to own one.
I don't know anyone with apple so can't do true play which is a shame why they can't have something similar for Android . I'm going to keep them as I was planning to get the beam along with two of the ones just means sooner than later . I'm sure I can survive on bread and water for a month lol . I would have enjoyed an arc but cost and size of room would be overkill just going by sound of this stereo pair. Beam will do for now till I move, Will it still be good experience without a sub as I don't think the neighbours would appreciate the thunder show. They give out antisocial notices like sweeties around here (party)
I believe Sonos's return policy via its store is prettygood, so you can return it within 100 days or so. I agree they 'lock' you into the ecosystem but it's a fantastic one for most people. Pairing it with a Beam for surround sound is an amazing experience (some caveats about what provides Dolby Digital 5.0, (Sub makes it '5.1') as Sonos relies on the TV to do that processing) - but they're equally good for music as well, which is your current circumstance. If possible, run Trueplay as well as it realy helps the sound.
Posted 1st FebPosted 1st Feb
Sonos One SL Wireless Zone Player - White £152.15 Delivered (With Code) @ Peter_tyson / eBay£152.15eBay Deals
All of mine came today. Honestly couldn't tell the difference between new and refurbished everything is packaged as new and looks brand spanking new too. Guessing these are open box returns which have been checked and repackaged. Highly recommend keeping an eye out for the refurbished models if they're all like this. Bargain with the student discount on top so thanks for posting @the.real.andy (y)
obviously yes :)
Agree in original box, but barcode sticker on the side of the box does identify it as certified refurbished
Yes refurb come in their original box. I've bought beam previously and came sealed as new.
Just got mine delivered and they are in normal sonos one sl boxes