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Serious stereo question

Post by ed » Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:07 am

Back in the day, when I gave a shit, I had a home theater set up. A couple of years ago the amp died and Cool Hand recommend and found this Marantz thing for me. Now I want simplification. Want to dump the Marantz and speakers and wires and stupid sub-woofer and just watch the damn TV like a good christian.

The speakers in the TV suck and I bought a cheap powered speaker that I saw in an ad (oh, the irony). It is tinny but does make the audio clearer.

Now, what is the best way to go to produce audio that is decent, not high end quality, but decent.

No wires is a plus.

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Re: Serious stereo question

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:08 pm

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Re: Serious stereo question

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Re: Serious stereo question

Post by ed » Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:24 pm

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Re: Serious stereo question

Post by Evolver » Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:41 pm

Look into a soundbar.
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Re: Serious stereo question

Post by sparks » Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:03 pm

Since you are describing a spectrum from Shit to Good, you must listen to a lot of them until you find what suits your aging ears ed. :)
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Re: Serious stereo question

Post by ed » Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:15 pm

Too lazy to do that. Cool Hand knew that, he guided me.

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Re: Serious stereo question

Post by Grammatron » Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:30 pm

Sound bars is what you want.

Latest models come with wireless speakers and subwoofers for easy placement.

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Re: Serious stereo question

Post by ed » Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:01 pm

Grammatron wrote:
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Sound bars is what you want.

Latest models come with wireless speakers and subwoofers for easy placement.
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Re: Serious stereo question

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Re: Serious stereo question

Post by sparks » Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:22 pm

ed wrote:
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Too lazy to do that. Cool Hand knew that, he guided me.

Guide me.
Due to my career path in life, I'd likely ... guide ... you to something that would be overkill for you. I'm a wav file snob and a purist when it comes to all else. IMHO, (wireless) Bluetooth isn't ready to transmit music without mangling it, so for me, wires are a must. And if you're anything like me when it comes to this, all I can add is that professional power amplifiers are pretty easy to make these days. I run Hafler P3000s (no longer available). Loudspeakers are a bit harder to make well. I've got several pairs of JBL 4412As, looks like those are no longer available either. The closest currently available model would be the 6332. Those go for about 3 large per stereo pair. :shock:
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Post by Doctor X » Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:55 pm

Make sure the wireless uses gold cables.

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Re: Serious stereo question

Post by sparks » Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:08 pm

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Re: Serious stereo question

Post by ed » Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:56 am

This is serious.
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Re: Serious stereo question

Post by gnome » Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:03 pm

sparks wrote:I'm a wav file snob and a purist when it comes to all else.
FLAC too lossy for you? :D
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Re: Serious stereo question

Post by gnome » Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:05 pm

ed wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:56 am
This is serious.
I agree with the sound bar idea. The only thing that annoys me is the thought that they now put crap speakers into TVs so that you have to buy one.
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Re: Serious stereo question

Post by sparks » Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:29 pm

gnome wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:03 pm
sparks wrote:I'm a wav file snob and a purist when it comes to all else.
FLAC too lossy for you? :D
If they're crunching the numbers, something will get lost. I doubt I can hear the difference, but ... it bugs me man! :)
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Re: Serious stereo question

Post by Doctor X » Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:02 pm

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