Overclock.net › Forums › Consumer Electronics › Home Audio › What do you guys think of this?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

What do you guys think of this?

post #1 of 30
Thread Starter 
As told in one of my past threads I gt told to move from all in one systems to a seperate Amp and speakers, So I had a look around, asked some questions and found some nice amps and speakers.

My current set is the Sony DAV-DZ260 all in one system (850W)

and I found this seperates package and got told it would be a lot better than what I currently have.

http://www.creative-audio.co.uk/HD.php?_YAM_373_WHF_DX1HCP_51_&CAT=HCSYS&ID=5055&t=gs

Can you guys confirm this is a good buy?
Blue Nebula
(32 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 2500K @ 4.6 GHz ASRock Z77 Extreme4 Sapphire Vapor-X 290X Corsair Vengeance Blue 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3 1600... 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Sandisk Extreme 120 GB SSD (OS and Programs) Kingston V300 240 GB SSD (Games) Seagate Barracuda 3 TB HDD (Media) Seagate Barracuda 3 TB HDD (Media) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Seagate Barracuda 3 TB HDD (Media) Seagate Barracuda 3 TB HDD (Media) Seagate Barracuda 3 TB HDD (Media) Seagate Barracuda 3 TB HDD (Media) 
Optical DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Sony Optiarc Ad-7240S Sony Optiarc Ad-7240S Corsair H100i Push/Pull 13 Aerocool Dead Silence Blue LED fans 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Aerocool Touch 2100 fan controller Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Hannspree 40" 1080p TV Roccat Isku Blue 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
XFX 850W Pro Cooler Master - Cosmos 2 Roccat Kova + Roccat Siru 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
A/V Reciever - Sony STR DH820 Speakers - Wharfedale DX-1 7.1 Surround Headphones - Sennheiser Momentum Over Ear Earphones - Soundmagic E10 
AudioOther
Microphone - Samson Meteor USB NZXT 2M Blue LED Strip 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 5930k MSI X99S SLI PLUS / AsRock X99 WS Crossfire (Dual or triple) AMD Sapphire Vapor-X... Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB DDR4 2666MHz wi... 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung XP941 256GB M.2 NGFF PCI-E SSD (OS and ... Samsung 840 EVO 1TB (Games) 6 Seagate Barracuda 3 TB HDD's (Media) Sony Optiarc Ad-7240S  
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Corsair H100i or Thermaltake Water 3.0 360MM pu... 13 Aerocool Dead Silence Blue LED fans Aerocool Touch 2100 fan controller Windows 8.1 or 9 Pro X64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
PANASONIC VIERA TX50AX802B Roccat Isku Undecided - Probbaly 1200w or more Coolermaster Cosmos 2 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Roccat Kova+ Roccat Siru A/V Reciever - Sony STR DH820  Speakers - Wharfedale DX-1 7.1 Surround 
AudioAudioAudioOther
Headphones - Sennheiser Momentum Over Ear  Earphones - Soundmagic E10  Microphone - Samson Meteor USB  NZXT 2M Blue LED Strip 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon II X3 450 ASRock 970DE3/U3S3  ATI VTX 6870 Kingston 4GB HyperX Limited Red Edition 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate 250GB Samsung DVD/ROM Zalman CNPS5X-Performa Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Goodmans 19" HD TV Microsoft Sidewinder X4  OCZ 500W CoreXStream Sharkoon Tauren 
MouseAudioOther
A cheep and cheerful red LED Gaming mouse Onboard NZXT - Lighted Sleeve - 24 LEDs - 2 meters  
  hide details  
Reply
Blue Nebula
(32 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 2500K @ 4.6 GHz ASRock Z77 Extreme4 Sapphire Vapor-X 290X Corsair Vengeance Blue 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3 1600... 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Sandisk Extreme 120 GB SSD (OS and Programs) Kingston V300 240 GB SSD (Games) Seagate Barracuda 3 TB HDD (Media) Seagate Barracuda 3 TB HDD (Media) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Seagate Barracuda 3 TB HDD (Media) Seagate Barracuda 3 TB HDD (Media) Seagate Barracuda 3 TB HDD (Media) Seagate Barracuda 3 TB HDD (Media) 
Optical DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Sony Optiarc Ad-7240S Sony Optiarc Ad-7240S Corsair H100i Push/Pull 13 Aerocool Dead Silence Blue LED fans 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Aerocool Touch 2100 fan controller Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Hannspree 40" 1080p TV Roccat Isku Blue 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
XFX 850W Pro Cooler Master - Cosmos 2 Roccat Kova + Roccat Siru 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
A/V Reciever - Sony STR DH820 Speakers - Wharfedale DX-1 7.1 Surround Headphones - Sennheiser Momentum Over Ear Earphones - Soundmagic E10 
AudioOther
Microphone - Samson Meteor USB NZXT 2M Blue LED Strip 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 5930k MSI X99S SLI PLUS / AsRock X99 WS Crossfire (Dual or triple) AMD Sapphire Vapor-X... Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB DDR4 2666MHz wi... 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung XP941 256GB M.2 NGFF PCI-E SSD (OS and ... Samsung 840 EVO 1TB (Games) 6 Seagate Barracuda 3 TB HDD's (Media) Sony Optiarc Ad-7240S  
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Corsair H100i or Thermaltake Water 3.0 360MM pu... 13 Aerocool Dead Silence Blue LED fans Aerocool Touch 2100 fan controller Windows 8.1 or 9 Pro X64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
PANASONIC VIERA TX50AX802B Roccat Isku Undecided - Probbaly 1200w or more Coolermaster Cosmos 2 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Roccat Kova+ Roccat Siru A/V Reciever - Sony STR DH820  Speakers - Wharfedale DX-1 7.1 Surround 
AudioAudioAudioOther
Headphones - Sennheiser Momentum Over Ear  Earphones - Soundmagic E10  Microphone - Samson Meteor USB  NZXT 2M Blue LED Strip 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon II X3 450 ASRock 970DE3/U3S3  ATI VTX 6870 Kingston 4GB HyperX Limited Red Edition 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate 250GB Samsung DVD/ROM Zalman CNPS5X-Performa Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Goodmans 19" HD TV Microsoft Sidewinder X4  OCZ 500W CoreXStream Sharkoon Tauren 
MouseAudioOther
A cheep and cheerful red LED Gaming mouse Onboard NZXT - Lighted Sleeve - 24 LEDs - 2 meters  
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 30
What size is your room? Personally, i would get something with bigger drivers. I've got 5- 6" boston accoustics bookshelf speakers, as front, rear and center, and i dont even turn the sub on most of the time. They're great, and they cost less than 70 dollars each canadian. Thats like 220 pounds. Yamaha receivers are overpriced. Do they sell Pioneer in the UK? If i was to spend that kind of money on a 5.1 receiver, I'd buy a Denon.
Ripsaw RoG 1.0
(16 items)
 
Ripsaw0.9
(12 items)
 
RipsawHTPC
(11 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
3770k Asus Maximus V Extreme msi gtx 580 EVGA GTX 260 Core 216 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung Miracle Ram DDR3 2x4Gb 1866Mhz Samsung 830 Hitachi 2tb 7200rpm OCZ Vertex 3 120 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingOS
LG BluRay Burner h100 Coolermaster sickleflow red x4 Windows 7 Ultimate x64  
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer BlackWidow Cougar powerx 700 Custom Test Bench (in progress) Gigabyte Gaming Mouse 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom ii x4 960t ASUS m5a97 evga gtx 260 Corsair Vengeance LP 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
OCZ Vertex 3 Hitachi Deskstar 7200 LG Blu-Ray Burner Corsair H100 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Dynex 24" 1920x1080p TV XFX PRO 550w Fractal Design Arc Midi 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon ii x3 440 msi 785gm-p45 EVGA GTX 260 G-skill ripjaws 2x4gb ddr1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
corsair f120 Western Digital 2tb green Seagate 2tb green lg drd rw 
CoolingOSMonitor
coolermaster 101 windows 7 home premium Panasonic tcp50u2 
  hide details  
Reply
Ripsaw RoG 1.0
(16 items)
 
Ripsaw0.9
(12 items)
 
RipsawHTPC
(11 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
3770k Asus Maximus V Extreme msi gtx 580 EVGA GTX 260 Core 216 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung Miracle Ram DDR3 2x4Gb 1866Mhz Samsung 830 Hitachi 2tb 7200rpm OCZ Vertex 3 120 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingOS
LG BluRay Burner h100 Coolermaster sickleflow red x4 Windows 7 Ultimate x64  
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer BlackWidow Cougar powerx 700 Custom Test Bench (in progress) Gigabyte Gaming Mouse 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom ii x4 960t ASUS m5a97 evga gtx 260 Corsair Vengeance LP 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
OCZ Vertex 3 Hitachi Deskstar 7200 LG Blu-Ray Burner Corsair H100 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Dynex 24" 1920x1080p TV XFX PRO 550w Fractal Design Arc Midi 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon ii x3 440 msi 785gm-p45 EVGA GTX 260 G-skill ripjaws 2x4gb ddr1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
corsair f120 Western Digital 2tb green Seagate 2tb green lg drd rw 
CoolingOSMonitor
coolermaster 101 windows 7 home premium Panasonic tcp50u2 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 30
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by ripsaw View Post

What size is your room? Personally, i would get something with bigger drivers. I've got 5- 6" boston accoustics bookshelf speakers, as front, rear and center, and i dont even turn the sub on most of the time. They're great, and they cost less than 70 dollars each canadian. Thats like 220 pounds. Yamaha receivers are overpriced. Do they sell Pioneer in the UK? If i was to spend that kind of money on a 5.1 receiver, I'd buy a Denon.

Around 9ft x 10ft, Is there any Amp and speakers you could suggest to me? - Must be the same price or less, I Want 5.1 and must have HDMI and optical inputs and yeah they sell Pioneer and Denon here

Would appreciate some help picking an amp and speakers as i'm not really sure what to go for
Blue Nebula
(32 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 2500K @ 4.6 GHz ASRock Z77 Extreme4 Sapphire Vapor-X 290X Corsair Vengeance Blue 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3 1600... 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Sandisk Extreme 120 GB SSD (OS and Programs) Kingston V300 240 GB SSD (Games) Seagate Barracuda 3 TB HDD (Media) Seagate Barracuda 3 TB HDD (Media) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Seagate Barracuda 3 TB HDD (Media) Seagate Barracuda 3 TB HDD (Media) Seagate Barracuda 3 TB HDD (Media) Seagate Barracuda 3 TB HDD (Media) 
Optical DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Sony Optiarc Ad-7240S Sony Optiarc Ad-7240S Corsair H100i Push/Pull 13 Aerocool Dead Silence Blue LED fans 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Aerocool Touch 2100 fan controller Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Hannspree 40" 1080p TV Roccat Isku Blue 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
XFX 850W Pro Cooler Master - Cosmos 2 Roccat Kova + Roccat Siru 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
A/V Reciever - Sony STR DH820 Speakers - Wharfedale DX-1 7.1 Surround Headphones - Sennheiser Momentum Over Ear Earphones - Soundmagic E10 
AudioOther
Microphone - Samson Meteor USB NZXT 2M Blue LED Strip 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 5930k MSI X99S SLI PLUS / AsRock X99 WS Crossfire (Dual or triple) AMD Sapphire Vapor-X... Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB DDR4 2666MHz wi... 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung XP941 256GB M.2 NGFF PCI-E SSD (OS and ... Samsung 840 EVO 1TB (Games) 6 Seagate Barracuda 3 TB HDD's (Media) Sony Optiarc Ad-7240S  
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Corsair H100i or Thermaltake Water 3.0 360MM pu... 13 Aerocool Dead Silence Blue LED fans Aerocool Touch 2100 fan controller Windows 8.1 or 9 Pro X64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
PANASONIC VIERA TX50AX802B Roccat Isku Undecided - Probbaly 1200w or more Coolermaster Cosmos 2 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Roccat Kova+ Roccat Siru A/V Reciever - Sony STR DH820  Speakers - Wharfedale DX-1 7.1 Surround 
AudioAudioAudioOther
Headphones - Sennheiser Momentum Over Ear  Earphones - Soundmagic E10  Microphone - Samson Meteor USB  NZXT 2M Blue LED Strip 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon II X3 450 ASRock 970DE3/U3S3  ATI VTX 6870 Kingston 4GB HyperX Limited Red Edition 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate 250GB Samsung DVD/ROM Zalman CNPS5X-Performa Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Goodmans 19" HD TV Microsoft Sidewinder X4  OCZ 500W CoreXStream Sharkoon Tauren 
MouseAudioOther
A cheep and cheerful red LED Gaming mouse Onboard NZXT - Lighted Sleeve - 24 LEDs - 2 meters  
  hide details  
Reply
Blue Nebula
(32 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 2500K @ 4.6 GHz ASRock Z77 Extreme4 Sapphire Vapor-X 290X Corsair Vengeance Blue 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3 1600... 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Sandisk Extreme 120 GB SSD (OS and Programs) Kingston V300 240 GB SSD (Games) Seagate Barracuda 3 TB HDD (Media) Seagate Barracuda 3 TB HDD (Media) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Seagate Barracuda 3 TB HDD (Media) Seagate Barracuda 3 TB HDD (Media) Seagate Barracuda 3 TB HDD (Media) Seagate Barracuda 3 TB HDD (Media) 
Optical DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Sony Optiarc Ad-7240S Sony Optiarc Ad-7240S Corsair H100i Push/Pull 13 Aerocool Dead Silence Blue LED fans 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Aerocool Touch 2100 fan controller Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Hannspree 40" 1080p TV Roccat Isku Blue 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
XFX 850W Pro Cooler Master - Cosmos 2 Roccat Kova + Roccat Siru 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
A/V Reciever - Sony STR DH820 Speakers - Wharfedale DX-1 7.1 Surround Headphones - Sennheiser Momentum Over Ear Earphones - Soundmagic E10 
AudioOther
Microphone - Samson Meteor USB NZXT 2M Blue LED Strip 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 5930k MSI X99S SLI PLUS / AsRock X99 WS Crossfire (Dual or triple) AMD Sapphire Vapor-X... Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB DDR4 2666MHz wi... 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung XP941 256GB M.2 NGFF PCI-E SSD (OS and ... Samsung 840 EVO 1TB (Games) 6 Seagate Barracuda 3 TB HDD's (Media) Sony Optiarc Ad-7240S  
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Corsair H100i or Thermaltake Water 3.0 360MM pu... 13 Aerocool Dead Silence Blue LED fans Aerocool Touch 2100 fan controller Windows 8.1 or 9 Pro X64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
PANASONIC VIERA TX50AX802B Roccat Isku Undecided - Probbaly 1200w or more Coolermaster Cosmos 2 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Roccat Kova+ Roccat Siru A/V Reciever - Sony STR DH820  Speakers - Wharfedale DX-1 7.1 Surround 
AudioAudioAudioOther
Headphones - Sennheiser Momentum Over Ear  Earphones - Soundmagic E10  Microphone - Samson Meteor USB  NZXT 2M Blue LED Strip 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon II X3 450 ASRock 970DE3/U3S3  ATI VTX 6870 Kingston 4GB HyperX Limited Red Edition 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate 250GB Samsung DVD/ROM Zalman CNPS5X-Performa Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Goodmans 19" HD TV Microsoft Sidewinder X4  OCZ 500W CoreXStream Sharkoon Tauren 
MouseAudioOther
A cheep and cheerful red LED Gaming mouse Onboard NZXT - Lighted Sleeve - 24 LEDs - 2 meters  
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 30
Look at my reciever its older but it works like a charm and get something that is atleast 75 watts on the bookshelfs.
post #5 of 30
I suggest a Pioneer, best bang for the buck. I have a VSX-520K and it works great. Cost me 169.99 new = 110 pounds. Newer model is 521-K with 4 hdmi inputs. And i'd recommend my speakers any day too. Boston Acoustics Classic CS 26. They pound pretty good. Got 5 as front, rear and center. They were 70 each, or 45 pounds. Whatever you decide on, go to the shop, ask em to hook them up, and put on your favorite tunes or movie or whatever, and CRANK it UP. Fiddle with all the sound settings too. It's the kind of thing you should TRY before you BUY. thumb.gif
Ripsaw RoG 1.0
(16 items)
 
Ripsaw0.9
(12 items)
 
RipsawHTPC
(11 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
3770k Asus Maximus V Extreme msi gtx 580 EVGA GTX 260 Core 216 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung Miracle Ram DDR3 2x4Gb 1866Mhz Samsung 830 Hitachi 2tb 7200rpm OCZ Vertex 3 120 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingOS
LG BluRay Burner h100 Coolermaster sickleflow red x4 Windows 7 Ultimate x64  
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer BlackWidow Cougar powerx 700 Custom Test Bench (in progress) Gigabyte Gaming Mouse 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom ii x4 960t ASUS m5a97 evga gtx 260 Corsair Vengeance LP 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
OCZ Vertex 3 Hitachi Deskstar 7200 LG Blu-Ray Burner Corsair H100 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Dynex 24" 1920x1080p TV XFX PRO 550w Fractal Design Arc Midi 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon ii x3 440 msi 785gm-p45 EVGA GTX 260 G-skill ripjaws 2x4gb ddr1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
corsair f120 Western Digital 2tb green Seagate 2tb green lg drd rw 
CoolingOSMonitor
coolermaster 101 windows 7 home premium Panasonic tcp50u2 
  hide details  
Reply
Ripsaw RoG 1.0
(16 items)
 
Ripsaw0.9
(12 items)
 
RipsawHTPC
(11 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
3770k Asus Maximus V Extreme msi gtx 580 EVGA GTX 260 Core 216 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung Miracle Ram DDR3 2x4Gb 1866Mhz Samsung 830 Hitachi 2tb 7200rpm OCZ Vertex 3 120 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingOS
LG BluRay Burner h100 Coolermaster sickleflow red x4 Windows 7 Ultimate x64  
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer BlackWidow Cougar powerx 700 Custom Test Bench (in progress) Gigabyte Gaming Mouse 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom ii x4 960t ASUS m5a97 evga gtx 260 Corsair Vengeance LP 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
OCZ Vertex 3 Hitachi Deskstar 7200 LG Blu-Ray Burner Corsair H100 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Dynex 24" 1920x1080p TV XFX PRO 550w Fractal Design Arc Midi 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon ii x3 440 msi 785gm-p45 EVGA GTX 260 G-skill ripjaws 2x4gb ddr1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
corsair f120 Western Digital 2tb green Seagate 2tb green lg drd rw 
CoolingOSMonitor
coolermaster 101 windows 7 home premium Panasonic tcp50u2 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 30
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by ripsaw View Post

I suggest a Pioneer, best bang for the buck. I have a VSX-520K and it works great. Cost me 169.99 new = 110 pounds. Newer model is 521-K with 4 hdmi inputs. And i'd recommend my speakers any day too. Boston Acoustics Classic CS 26. They pound pretty good. Got 5 as front, rear and center. They were 70 each, or 45 pounds. Whatever you decide on, go to the shop, ask em to hook them up, and put on your favorite tunes or movie or whatever, and CRANK it UP. Fiddle with all the sound settings too. It's the kind of thing you should TRY before you BUY. thumb.gif

All i can find online is boston center speaker

is that amp (Pioneer VSX-520) better than the Yamaha RX 373 ?

I have no shops near me that sell all of this stuff so there's no way of me seeing any in real life frown.gif but as long as it sounds better than my current all in one then i'm happy smile.gif

any other speakers you guys can suggest ? remember it must be 5.1 and must work with the amps that you are suggesting smile.gif I'm liking the Onkyo VSX-520 at the moment

EDIT:

Are the Wharfedale DX-1 good speakers ? and will they work with the Pioneer VSX-520 ? Also what other things will I require to wire this all up ?
Edited by DMT94 - 11/18/12 at 12:12pm
Blue Nebula
(32 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 2500K @ 4.6 GHz ASRock Z77 Extreme4 Sapphire Vapor-X 290X Corsair Vengeance Blue 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3 1600... 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Sandisk Extreme 120 GB SSD (OS and Programs) Kingston V300 240 GB SSD (Games) Seagate Barracuda 3 TB HDD (Media) Seagate Barracuda 3 TB HDD (Media) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Seagate Barracuda 3 TB HDD (Media) Seagate Barracuda 3 TB HDD (Media) Seagate Barracuda 3 TB HDD (Media) Seagate Barracuda 3 TB HDD (Media) 
Optical DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Sony Optiarc Ad-7240S Sony Optiarc Ad-7240S Corsair H100i Push/Pull 13 Aerocool Dead Silence Blue LED fans 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Aerocool Touch 2100 fan controller Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Hannspree 40" 1080p TV Roccat Isku Blue 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
XFX 850W Pro Cooler Master - Cosmos 2 Roccat Kova + Roccat Siru 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
A/V Reciever - Sony STR DH820 Speakers - Wharfedale DX-1 7.1 Surround Headphones - Sennheiser Momentum Over Ear Earphones - Soundmagic E10 
AudioOther
Microphone - Samson Meteor USB NZXT 2M Blue LED Strip 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 5930k MSI X99S SLI PLUS / AsRock X99 WS Crossfire (Dual or triple) AMD Sapphire Vapor-X... Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB DDR4 2666MHz wi... 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung XP941 256GB M.2 NGFF PCI-E SSD (OS and ... Samsung 840 EVO 1TB (Games) 6 Seagate Barracuda 3 TB HDD's (Media) Sony Optiarc Ad-7240S  
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Corsair H100i or Thermaltake Water 3.0 360MM pu... 13 Aerocool Dead Silence Blue LED fans Aerocool Touch 2100 fan controller Windows 8.1 or 9 Pro X64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
PANASONIC VIERA TX50AX802B Roccat Isku Undecided - Probbaly 1200w or more Coolermaster Cosmos 2 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Roccat Kova+ Roccat Siru A/V Reciever - Sony STR DH820  Speakers - Wharfedale DX-1 7.1 Surround 
AudioAudioAudioOther
Headphones - Sennheiser Momentum Over Ear  Earphones - Soundmagic E10  Microphone - Samson Meteor USB  NZXT 2M Blue LED Strip 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon II X3 450 ASRock 970DE3/U3S3  ATI VTX 6870 Kingston 4GB HyperX Limited Red Edition 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate 250GB Samsung DVD/ROM Zalman CNPS5X-Performa Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Goodmans 19" HD TV Microsoft Sidewinder X4  OCZ 500W CoreXStream Sharkoon Tauren 
MouseAudioOther
A cheep and cheerful red LED Gaming mouse Onboard NZXT - Lighted Sleeve - 24 LEDs - 2 meters  
  hide details  
Reply
Blue Nebula
(32 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 2500K @ 4.6 GHz ASRock Z77 Extreme4 Sapphire Vapor-X 290X Corsair Vengeance Blue 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3 1600... 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Sandisk Extreme 120 GB SSD (OS and Programs) Kingston V300 240 GB SSD (Games) Seagate Barracuda 3 TB HDD (Media) Seagate Barracuda 3 TB HDD (Media) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Seagate Barracuda 3 TB HDD (Media) Seagate Barracuda 3 TB HDD (Media) Seagate Barracuda 3 TB HDD (Media) Seagate Barracuda 3 TB HDD (Media) 
Optical DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Sony Optiarc Ad-7240S Sony Optiarc Ad-7240S Corsair H100i Push/Pull 13 Aerocool Dead Silence Blue LED fans 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Aerocool Touch 2100 fan controller Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Hannspree 40" 1080p TV Roccat Isku Blue 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
XFX 850W Pro Cooler Master - Cosmos 2 Roccat Kova + Roccat Siru 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
A/V Reciever - Sony STR DH820 Speakers - Wharfedale DX-1 7.1 Surround Headphones - Sennheiser Momentum Over Ear Earphones - Soundmagic E10 
AudioOther
Microphone - Samson Meteor USB NZXT 2M Blue LED Strip 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 5930k MSI X99S SLI PLUS / AsRock X99 WS Crossfire (Dual or triple) AMD Sapphire Vapor-X... Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB DDR4 2666MHz wi... 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung XP941 256GB M.2 NGFF PCI-E SSD (OS and ... Samsung 840 EVO 1TB (Games) 6 Seagate Barracuda 3 TB HDD's (Media) Sony Optiarc Ad-7240S  
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Corsair H100i or Thermaltake Water 3.0 360MM pu... 13 Aerocool Dead Silence Blue LED fans Aerocool Touch 2100 fan controller Windows 8.1 or 9 Pro X64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
PANASONIC VIERA TX50AX802B Roccat Isku Undecided - Probbaly 1200w or more Coolermaster Cosmos 2 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Roccat Kova+ Roccat Siru A/V Reciever - Sony STR DH820  Speakers - Wharfedale DX-1 7.1 Surround 
AudioAudioAudioOther
Headphones - Sennheiser Momentum Over Ear  Earphones - Soundmagic E10  Microphone - Samson Meteor USB  NZXT 2M Blue LED Strip 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon II X3 450 ASRock 970DE3/U3S3  ATI VTX 6870 Kingston 4GB HyperX Limited Red Edition 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate 250GB Samsung DVD/ROM Zalman CNPS5X-Performa Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Goodmans 19" HD TV Microsoft Sidewinder X4  OCZ 500W CoreXStream Sharkoon Tauren 
MouseAudioOther
A cheep and cheerful red LED Gaming mouse Onboard NZXT - Lighted Sleeve - 24 LEDs - 2 meters  
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 30
All speakers should be compatible with all receivers. You're just plugging in speaker wires. Here's a BA dealer near you:
Queens Park Radio & TV Ltd
232-236 Court Oak Road
B32 2EG Birmingham
Phone No.: 0044 1214274008,,
http://www.bostona.eu/en/wheretobuy.php?country=GB&postcode=&city=Birmingham&x=92&y=5
Ripsaw RoG 1.0
(16 items)
 
Ripsaw0.9
(12 items)
 
RipsawHTPC
(11 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
3770k Asus Maximus V Extreme msi gtx 580 EVGA GTX 260 Core 216 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung Miracle Ram DDR3 2x4Gb 1866Mhz Samsung 830 Hitachi 2tb 7200rpm OCZ Vertex 3 120 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingOS
LG BluRay Burner h100 Coolermaster sickleflow red x4 Windows 7 Ultimate x64  
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer BlackWidow Cougar powerx 700 Custom Test Bench (in progress) Gigabyte Gaming Mouse 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom ii x4 960t ASUS m5a97 evga gtx 260 Corsair Vengeance LP 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
OCZ Vertex 3 Hitachi Deskstar 7200 LG Blu-Ray Burner Corsair H100 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Dynex 24" 1920x1080p TV XFX PRO 550w Fractal Design Arc Midi 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon ii x3 440 msi 785gm-p45 EVGA GTX 260 G-skill ripjaws 2x4gb ddr1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
corsair f120 Western Digital 2tb green Seagate 2tb green lg drd rw 
CoolingOSMonitor
coolermaster 101 windows 7 home premium Panasonic tcp50u2 
  hide details  
Reply
Ripsaw RoG 1.0
(16 items)
 
Ripsaw0.9
(12 items)
 
RipsawHTPC
(11 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
3770k Asus Maximus V Extreme msi gtx 580 EVGA GTX 260 Core 216 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung Miracle Ram DDR3 2x4Gb 1866Mhz Samsung 830 Hitachi 2tb 7200rpm OCZ Vertex 3 120 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingOS
LG BluRay Burner h100 Coolermaster sickleflow red x4 Windows 7 Ultimate x64  
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer BlackWidow Cougar powerx 700 Custom Test Bench (in progress) Gigabyte Gaming Mouse 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom ii x4 960t ASUS m5a97 evga gtx 260 Corsair Vengeance LP 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
OCZ Vertex 3 Hitachi Deskstar 7200 LG Blu-Ray Burner Corsair H100 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Dynex 24" 1920x1080p TV XFX PRO 550w Fractal Design Arc Midi 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon ii x3 440 msi 785gm-p45 EVGA GTX 260 G-skill ripjaws 2x4gb ddr1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
corsair f120 Western Digital 2tb green Seagate 2tb green lg drd rw 
CoolingOSMonitor
coolermaster 101 windows 7 home premium Panasonic tcp50u2 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 30
Klipsch is another good speaker brand that i really like when i hear them. My brother has full tower duall 6.5 woofer Klipsch. Polk Audio is a lower end one that still sounds really good.
Ripsaw RoG 1.0
(16 items)
 
Ripsaw0.9
(12 items)
 
RipsawHTPC
(11 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
3770k Asus Maximus V Extreme msi gtx 580 EVGA GTX 260 Core 216 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung Miracle Ram DDR3 2x4Gb 1866Mhz Samsung 830 Hitachi 2tb 7200rpm OCZ Vertex 3 120 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingOS
LG BluRay Burner h100 Coolermaster sickleflow red x4 Windows 7 Ultimate x64  
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer BlackWidow Cougar powerx 700 Custom Test Bench (in progress) Gigabyte Gaming Mouse 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom ii x4 960t ASUS m5a97 evga gtx 260 Corsair Vengeance LP 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
OCZ Vertex 3 Hitachi Deskstar 7200 LG Blu-Ray Burner Corsair H100 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Dynex 24" 1920x1080p TV XFX PRO 550w Fractal Design Arc Midi 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon ii x3 440 msi 785gm-p45 EVGA GTX 260 G-skill ripjaws 2x4gb ddr1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
corsair f120 Western Digital 2tb green Seagate 2tb green lg drd rw 
CoolingOSMonitor
coolermaster 101 windows 7 home premium Panasonic tcp50u2 
  hide details  
Reply
Ripsaw RoG 1.0
(16 items)
 
Ripsaw0.9
(12 items)
 
RipsawHTPC
(11 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
3770k Asus Maximus V Extreme msi gtx 580 EVGA GTX 260 Core 216 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung Miracle Ram DDR3 2x4Gb 1866Mhz Samsung 830 Hitachi 2tb 7200rpm OCZ Vertex 3 120 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingOS
LG BluRay Burner h100 Coolermaster sickleflow red x4 Windows 7 Ultimate x64  
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer BlackWidow Cougar powerx 700 Custom Test Bench (in progress) Gigabyte Gaming Mouse 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom ii x4 960t ASUS m5a97 evga gtx 260 Corsair Vengeance LP 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
OCZ Vertex 3 Hitachi Deskstar 7200 LG Blu-Ray Burner Corsair H100 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Dynex 24" 1920x1080p TV XFX PRO 550w Fractal Design Arc Midi 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon ii x3 440 msi 785gm-p45 EVGA GTX 260 G-skill ripjaws 2x4gb ddr1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
corsair f120 Western Digital 2tb green Seagate 2tb green lg drd rw 
CoolingOSMonitor
coolermaster 101 windows 7 home premium Panasonic tcp50u2 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 30
Klipsch speakers are good for low volume listening, I use to have a pair of bookshelfs from them, they didn't last long at all, The cone blew out after 3 weeks of 52 watt channel usage. I returned them and got a new pair... Same thing happend almost in the same amount of time. They do sound good though. So if you keep them on low volume i'd recommend them.
post #10 of 30
Thread Starter 
EDIT:

I have found several amps that are supposedly great for my price range, and several speaker sets too so if you guys could help with this that would be amazing!

Here are the components....

Amp 1 (Pioneer VSX 521-K)
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-Pioneer-VSX-521-K-5-1-Channel-Home-Audio-Stereo-Receiver-Bluetooth-Ready-/150869500604?pt=US_Stereo_Receivers&hash=item232085e2bc

Amp 2 (Yamaha RX 373)
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Yamaha-RXV373-3D-Home-Cinema-AV-Receiver-RX-V373-Black-/251170242680?pt=UK_AudioTVElectronics_Video_HomeCinemaSystems&hash=item3a7ae9c078

Speakers 1 (if price stays low) Wharfedale Diamond 10.0 and SW150 Subwoofer)
http://www.superfi.co.uk/p-3146-wharfedale-diamond-10-hcp-home-cinema-speaker-system-with-sw150-subwoofer.aspx?utm_campaign=froogle&utm_medium=organic&utm_source=froogle

speakers 2 (Wharfedale DX1 Set)
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Richer-Sounds-WharfeDale-DX1-HCP-Black-5-1-Speaker-Package-Active-Subwoofer-/140864642493?pt=UK_AudioVideoElectronics_HomeAudioHiFi_HiFiSpeakers&hash=item20cc2fddbd


Speakers cable
http://www.amazon.co.uk/50-Ft-16-Gauge-Clear-2-Conductor-Speaker/dp/B000ZGXC0Y/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

Subwoofer cable
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Subwoofer-phono-RCA-Audio-cable/dp/B008DG5YUE/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1353276136&sr=1-3



So guys / girls to recap...

Which amp should I go for?
Which speakers should I go for?
Will those cables work with the speakers and amps ?

After this I will be set on buying them!

All help appreciated!
Edited by DMT94 - 11/18/12 at 2:16pm
Blue Nebula
(32 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 2500K @ 4.6 GHz ASRock Z77 Extreme4 Sapphire Vapor-X 290X Corsair Vengeance Blue 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3 1600... 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Sandisk Extreme 120 GB SSD (OS and Programs) Kingston V300 240 GB SSD (Games) Seagate Barracuda 3 TB HDD (Media) Seagate Barracuda 3 TB HDD (Media) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Seagate Barracuda 3 TB HDD (Media) Seagate Barracuda 3 TB HDD (Media) Seagate Barracuda 3 TB HDD (Media) Seagate Barracuda 3 TB HDD (Media) 
Optical DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Sony Optiarc Ad-7240S Sony Optiarc Ad-7240S Corsair H100i Push/Pull 13 Aerocool Dead Silence Blue LED fans 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Aerocool Touch 2100 fan controller Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Hannspree 40" 1080p TV Roccat Isku Blue 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
XFX 850W Pro Cooler Master - Cosmos 2 Roccat Kova + Roccat Siru 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
A/V Reciever - Sony STR DH820 Speakers - Wharfedale DX-1 7.1 Surround Headphones - Sennheiser Momentum Over Ear Earphones - Soundmagic E10 
AudioOther
Microphone - Samson Meteor USB NZXT 2M Blue LED Strip 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 5930k MSI X99S SLI PLUS / AsRock X99 WS Crossfire (Dual or triple) AMD Sapphire Vapor-X... Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB DDR4 2666MHz wi... 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung XP941 256GB M.2 NGFF PCI-E SSD (OS and ... Samsung 840 EVO 1TB (Games) 6 Seagate Barracuda 3 TB HDD's (Media) Sony Optiarc Ad-7240S  
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Corsair H100i or Thermaltake Water 3.0 360MM pu... 13 Aerocool Dead Silence Blue LED fans Aerocool Touch 2100 fan controller Windows 8.1 or 9 Pro X64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
PANASONIC VIERA TX50AX802B Roccat Isku Undecided - Probbaly 1200w or more Coolermaster Cosmos 2 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Roccat Kova+ Roccat Siru A/V Reciever - Sony STR DH820  Speakers - Wharfedale DX-1 7.1 Surround 
AudioAudioAudioOther
Headphones - Sennheiser Momentum Over Ear  Earphones - Soundmagic E10  Microphone - Samson Meteor USB  NZXT 2M Blue LED Strip 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon II X3 450 ASRock 970DE3/U3S3  ATI VTX 6870 Kingston 4GB HyperX Limited Red Edition 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate 250GB Samsung DVD/ROM Zalman CNPS5X-Performa Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Goodmans 19" HD TV Microsoft Sidewinder X4  OCZ 500W CoreXStream Sharkoon Tauren 
MouseAudioOther
A cheep and cheerful red LED Gaming mouse Onboard NZXT - Lighted Sleeve - 24 LEDs - 2 meters  
  hide details  
Reply
Blue Nebula
(32 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 2500K @ 4.6 GHz ASRock Z77 Extreme4 Sapphire Vapor-X 290X Corsair Vengeance Blue 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3 1600... 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Sandisk Extreme 120 GB SSD (OS and Programs) Kingston V300 240 GB SSD (Games) Seagate Barracuda 3 TB HDD (Media) Seagate Barracuda 3 TB HDD (Media) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Seagate Barracuda 3 TB HDD (Media) Seagate Barracuda 3 TB HDD (Media) Seagate Barracuda 3 TB HDD (Media) Seagate Barracuda 3 TB HDD (Media) 
Optical DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Sony Optiarc Ad-7240S Sony Optiarc Ad-7240S Corsair H100i Push/Pull 13 Aerocool Dead Silence Blue LED fans 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Aerocool Touch 2100 fan controller Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Hannspree 40" 1080p TV Roccat Isku Blue 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
XFX 850W Pro Cooler Master - Cosmos 2 Roccat Kova + Roccat Siru 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
A/V Reciever - Sony STR DH820 Speakers - Wharfedale DX-1 7.1 Surround Headphones - Sennheiser Momentum Over Ear Earphones - Soundmagic E10 
AudioOther
Microphone - Samson Meteor USB NZXT 2M Blue LED Strip 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 5930k MSI X99S SLI PLUS / AsRock X99 WS Crossfire (Dual or triple) AMD Sapphire Vapor-X... Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB DDR4 2666MHz wi... 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung XP941 256GB M.2 NGFF PCI-E SSD (OS and ... Samsung 840 EVO 1TB (Games) 6 Seagate Barracuda 3 TB HDD's (Media) Sony Optiarc Ad-7240S  
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Corsair H100i or Thermaltake Water 3.0 360MM pu... 13 Aerocool Dead Silence Blue LED fans Aerocool Touch 2100 fan controller Windows 8.1 or 9 Pro X64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
PANASONIC VIERA TX50AX802B Roccat Isku Undecided - Probbaly 1200w or more Coolermaster Cosmos 2 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Roccat Kova+ Roccat Siru A/V Reciever - Sony STR DH820  Speakers - Wharfedale DX-1 7.1 Surround 
AudioAudioAudioOther
Headphones - Sennheiser Momentum Over Ear  Earphones - Soundmagic E10  Microphone - Samson Meteor USB  NZXT 2M Blue LED Strip 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon II X3 450 ASRock 970DE3/U3S3  ATI VTX 6870 Kingston 4GB HyperX Limited Red Edition 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate 250GB Samsung DVD/ROM Zalman CNPS5X-Performa Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Goodmans 19" HD TV Microsoft Sidewinder X4  OCZ 500W CoreXStream Sharkoon Tauren 
MouseAudioOther
A cheep and cheerful red LED Gaming mouse Onboard NZXT - Lighted Sleeve - 24 LEDs - 2 meters  
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Home Audio
Overclock.net › Forums › Consumer Electronics › Home Audio › What do you guys think of this?