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  • christourlord 29 Mar 2010 12:05:34 2,658 posts
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    I have that very same onkyo, Blize. I'm very happy with it, although it's fucking massive.
  • billythekid 29 Mar 2010 12:06:04 12,196 posts
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    I'd have bought that deal ages ago if it wasn't for the online sales embargo thingy.
  • Deleted user 29 March 2010 12:06:26
    silentbob wrote:
    Denon suck balls.

    /also has Denon and lies
    Ah bob, don't suppose I could interest you in some Rotel power amps?
  • silentbob 29 Mar 2010 12:07:21 29,502 posts
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    How many years have you been trying to offload that shit on me? ;)
  • Deleted user 29 March 2010 12:08:03
    The Denon will be much better and won't burn your house down.

    EDIT: Obviously will also depend on which sound you prefer.
  • Dougs 29 Mar 2010 12:08:37 85,450 posts
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    billythekid wrote:
    Only nobody delivers Denon gear so I'll have to go and pick it up.

    As in couriers? The website seems to indicate they deliver...
  • Deleted user 29 March 2010 12:09:42
    You have to call them
  • silentbob 29 Mar 2010 12:10:19 29,502 posts
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    Dougs wrote:
    billythekid wrote:
    Only nobody delivers Denon gear so I'll have to go and pick it up.

    As in couriers? The website seems to indicate they deliver...
    I had mine delivered after buying online.
  • christourlord 29 Mar 2010 12:10:20 2,658 posts
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    They get incredibly hot if your girlfriend leaves them on for over 24 hours in a closed sideboard.
  • mrpon 29 Mar 2010 12:10:46 34,358 posts
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    Chopsen wrote:
    mrpon wrote:
    If you have plasterboard walls then it's fairly easy for your installer to chase the wires behind the wall.

    Mine did, and I'm very happy with the results.

    An installer? Oooh, I was thinking of having to do it myself. Any particular people/companies you recommend/which speakers did you go for?
    I used Sevenoaks, linked above. I got the total package from them: Pioneer plasma, speakers (Audica), amp and install service. This was 5 years ago, cost a bit mind, about 4 or 5k back then.

    Can't really see from this pic, but the speakers are on the back wall (cables fed through behind the plasterboard) - subwoofer to the right of the chair, makes a handy beer table!

    You probably could do it youself, the pain was the solid flooring. The chap had to remove the skirting in places to feed the wire from the back of the room to the amp at the front. Really chuffed with the results though.

    Good luck.
  • christourlord 29 Mar 2010 12:11:05 2,658 posts
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    But don't do stupid stuff like that / make sure it's not on carpet and has a few inches above it and it's fine.
  • Deleted user 29 March 2010 12:11:24
    blizeH wrote:
    Yeah I was reading some reviews and they said the Onkyos are awesome but get really hot!
    Right.

    Never buy an Amp/Receiver without hearing it first, or at least having heard similar from the same brand.
  • silentbob 29 Mar 2010 12:12:04 29,502 posts
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    CrispyXUK wrote:
    Never buy an Amp/Receiver without hearing it first ...
    Neeeeeeeeever gonna happen.
  • billythekid 29 Mar 2010 12:14:08 12,196 posts
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    mrpon wrote:
    Chopsen wrote:
    mrpon wrote:
    If you have plasterboard walls then it's fairly easy for your installer to chase the wires behind the wall.

    Mine did, and I'm very happy with the results.

    An installer? Oooh, I was thinking of having to do it myself. Any particular people/companies you recommend/which speakers did you go for?
    I used Sevenoaks, linked above. I got the total package from them: Pioneer plasma, speakers (Audica), amp and install service. This was 5 years ago, cost a bit mind, about 4 or 5k back then.

    Can't really see from this pic, but the speakers are on the back wall (cables fed through behind the plasterboard) - subwoofer to the right of the chair, makes a handy beer table!

    You probably could do it youself, the pain was the solid flooring. The chap had to remove the skirting in places to feed the wire from the back of the room to the amp at the front. Really chuffed with the results though.

    Good luck.


    Nice gaff!
  • billythekid 29 Mar 2010 12:14:50 12,196 posts
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    silentbob wrote:
    Dougs wrote:
    billythekid wrote:
    Only nobody delivers Denon gear so I'll have to go and pick it up.

    As in couriers? The website seems to indicate they deliver...
    I had mine delivered after buying online.

    I'll have to give them a bell then!
  • billythekid 29 Mar 2010 12:16:05 12,196 posts
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    blizeH wrote:
    Dennon are also slightly uglier and a lot more expensive for the 5 HDMI one!

    The Onkyos are far uglier than the Denons dude.
  • silentbob 29 Mar 2010 12:17:33 29,502 posts
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    Or spine it seems.
  • Deleted user 29 March 2010 12:23:17
    So is this for your own place, blize?
  • silentbob 29 Mar 2010 12:24:54 29,502 posts
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    blizeH wrote:
    Why no spine?
    Look at your response immediately above.
  • Deleted user 29 March 2010 12:26:07
    Nice one.
  • Deleted user 29 March 2010 12:28:33
    blizeH wrote:
    Oooh I see, hah yeah good point :)

    And yes Gremmi

    On a side note is it bad that when I heard silentbob has a Denon I thought hmm, maybe I should go with that? :D It's definitely between the two for me though. Will try and get into a store that hopefully has them both, or at least similar models to have a listen to, cheers guys.
    You seem to be choosing based on features, not based on how good it is. You may as well buy any old shit.
  • morriss 29 Mar 2010 12:29:35 71,290 posts
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    Don't buy anything. Just talk about it on the internet, get 10-20 pages of advice, and then get nothing, like you always do.

    Or better still, get all the advice, don't take any of it, and buy what you think looks nicest.

    Awesome.
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