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Old 05-01-08, 04:45 PM   #25
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I got mine for 159$ : )
lol, mine are gonna be more than that in GBP. You guys get stuff so cheap
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Old 05-01-08, 07:17 PM   #26
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I picked up my 5500Z for 300AUD, nothing really compared to my 680s which were 600AUD back in the day O_O!
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Old 05-02-08, 02:06 AM   #28
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Z-5500 Hands down - built in DTS and DD decoder and spdif connector. You could always pair it up with a nice Auzentech Card with DTS connect and DD Live support. The z-5500 speakers are pretty huge though, so you might want to check their size before buying them.
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Old 05-02-08, 03:19 AM   #29
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I got the Z5500's and i've never been happier with a decision about a hardware component since the 8800gtx i bought.
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Old 05-02-08, 07:35 AM   #30
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If you're using AC3Filter, movies that are Digital or DTS streamed(even downloads) sound incredible. I'm surprised to hear some of the comments on the HT part, though I would agree with them had they mentioned music.

Music is the only area I think the z5500's are weak, which I did not buy the system for Gaming and HT is excellent if set up properly and using Digital(games I use analog). Even the PLII mode for basic 700mb avi's does wonders.
What sound card are you paring the system with? I think they are great in music provided the source is good. Once again this is where I think the X-FI really helps because when your playing MP3s they need to be expanded to all of the channels. I'm not too crazy about the PL music setting and just feeding the system from an onboard 2 channel audio setup. Using the X-Fi I can let the soundcard expand the audio to all of the channels and it sounds great.
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Old 05-02-08, 08:11 AM   #31
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I'm gonna be using the Strikers PCI-Ex sound card for now. It too can 'expand' the sound. I know alot of people have said get an X-Fi card but I really can't fault this sound card. I've tried several sets of speakers inc. some B&W speakers we have downstairs and it sounds really good. Software is OK too.

Also, i've just been speaking to a guy I know at the local HiFi centre and he said I should listen to the Kef speakers he has in stock. They're the Kef KHT1005's and they're on special offer at 250. I'm gonna pop in after work and have a look and listen. The sub is less powerful but they get good reviews on the web. Not too sure but I think I would need a seperate amp for these.
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Old 05-02-08, 11:32 AM   #32
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OK i've just been to listen to these speakers paired up with a Denon AVR-1508 amp and within about a minute of watching I-Robot I knew I had to get em. Bass so low and smooth and the satellites were crystal clear

The down side is together they were about double what I was planning on spending at 499, but what the hell, they'll last me years. I'll just have to do a little more overtime Gonna pick em up tomorrow as I was on the bike today.



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Dude, you bought a Denon AVR 1508 for Logitech speakers? I think that's a little (read: insanely, hugely) much!

IMO you would've been better off buying an amp for around 200 and then spending 300 on real speakers.
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Dude, you bought a Denon AVR 1508 for Logitech speakers? I think that's a little (read: insanely, hugely) much!

IMO you would've been better off buying an amp for around 200 and then spending 300 on real speakers.
No, to go with the Kef speakers I mentioned in the previous post. I've just added pics
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Old 05-02-08, 11:49 AM   #35
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Oh, sorry I didn't read the post before your last post.

The only advice I give to people buying audio equipment is to go to the local hi-fi shop and listen for yourself because there is so much variation in people's taste that you really need to see and hear the options for yourself. Since you've done that I'm sure you'll be really happy with it.

My Sony amp and Bowers & Wilkins speaker system was certainly not the most popular choice of systsm when I bought it 5 years ago but I loved the clinical sound of the Sony amp and my speakers just flat out rock!
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Old 05-20-08, 07:15 PM   #36
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i purchased me a set of z-5500 today ^^

cost me 285euros ($450). Hope they will be worth it
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