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Old 09-02-2018, 11:44   #1
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Wink Audio help please for Garden Lodge/Games Room

Hi Folks,

I've just had a garden lodge built, 9.2m x 4.5m with two rooms. The main room is two thirds the size of the lodge, and smaller room has a door going into it. The logs are 70mm thick, so fairly well insulated at least from the cold.

The main room is for Pool/Table Football/Air hockey/ Darts, and maybe a bar. I'll probably move my 52" LED TV into this room and stick it on the wall for that 'Sports Bar' feel.

I want to play some tunes down there but without an excess of bass.

I'm thinking a cheap way of doing this is to buy a cheap all-in-one Home Theatre/Speaker Packages, Richer Sounds have this Yamaha YHT1840 5.1 Speaker System for £299 Affiliated Link

Would this system be okay to play tunes without it being thump thump thump and irritating the neighbours even further?

Fankoo for any insight.
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If it's predominantly for music you'd probably be better off with a 2 speaker system of some sort rather than 5.1
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If it's predominantly for music you'd probably be better off with a 2 speaker system of some sort rather than 5.1
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Better off as in music would play better in stereo than having 5.1 installed with the satellite speakers in the corner of each room?
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Cheers.

Better off as in music would play better in stereo than having 5.1 installed with the satellite speakers in the corner of each room?
Yep, music is generally mastered for stereo, so you'll either get no benefit from the extra speakers, or the system will do some sort of processing to make it come out of multiple speakers.
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Not too worried about a pure auditory excellence, just want to fill the place with sound.
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You'll get more of a room-filling sound with 5.1 for sure, and I quite like the way simple stereo can sound when set to 5.1 (I'm no purist, but a longtime separates fan).

However, you will get much more of an uncontrolled bass thump with a (cheaper) 5.1 sub. This can get annoying for you, let alone the neighbours, particularly as you'll hear a wide difference in bass response between tracks (on random shuffle, less so per album) making it tricky to set your relative sub volume (and crossover).
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Neighbours already have the hump, so a cheap 5.1 is not for me!

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Get some small bookshelf speakers and place them either side of your TV, either close by or even bracketed up high in the corners of the room (on the TV wall). This will be good for TV sports and music videos.

Or even get some ceiling speakers, which could also embed in the wall (I've never heard those picture-frame types).
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In the end gone for 2 pairs Wharfedale Diamond 9.1 Speakers and a cheap Pioneer receiver from Richer Sounds ... let the neighbour's complaining commence!
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I'm too late to this but I have a pair of the same Warfedale Diamond speakers (Charity shop, 15 quid!) connected to an SMSL amp from Amazon:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/SMSL-SA-36A.../dp/B017W13OR0

I have an Echo Dot as the source and it makes a lovely little hifi for peanuts.
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