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Soundbars?

The Strat

Wammer
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Frau Strat loves her 32" Panasonic in the breakfast room which means she can keep up with Downton whilst pursuing her other love - baking New York Cheesecake:^. The picture is great but the sound typical TV. I was thinking of buying her a Sonos Soundbar as an easy fix.

Thoughts?

 

68rednose

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Hmmm....... That you're very kind and thoughtful. :^

Overhere SWMBO does not notice the difference between the Panny plasma (46", 30 cm off wall) and the AV Arcam AV8 processed signal ending in an Audio Physic centre, combined with HT throughput into the main rig.....

 
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The Sonos soundbar is quite expensive for what it is. If you view it as part of an overall Sonos system it's a better proposition, but it's pretty poor in term of inputs and decoding capabilities - for the price I would expect HDMI inputs and the ability to do the HD formats (and I'm a long-time Sonos bigot).

Yamaha are the kings of soundbars IMO - I think you might find something more appropriate in their range.

 

Tel

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I found all the soundbars I tried were pretty rubbish.

Most needed a separate Sub and then sounded great on movies but dreadful on speech (watching the news etc)

I ended up buying a small pair of active spealers in gloss black and they work fine and look good either side of the TV

 

Tel

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Lindsay, if you go to 'Advanced Search' and put in 'Soundbars' there are a number of threads including ones on Yamaha and Sonos.

 

struth

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I have a Yamaha one, and have had it for about 6 years.....it is very good and unless you really need loads of bass it is an excellent piece of equipment for use with the telly or dvd player..Great for concerts etc.

Should be able to ick up a second hand one I would have thought.

 

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