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  1. #1
    Join Date: Jan 2008

    Location: West Yorkshire

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    I'm Andy.

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    Took the plunge and ordered one on Tuesday evening.
    Arrived on Thursday morning so plumbed in, powered up and listened too.

    Guess what - sent back today!!!

    The bass is so powerful it floods everything out - even when the volume is low, the bass is overpowering.
    Tried it in different positions and with different things underneath it to no avail.
    You cannot alter any of the settings on the unit at all so decided it's not for me.

    Anyone else used or tried one and managed to get on with it?
    Main system:

    Digital.
    Raspberry PI plus IQAudio DAC+. Philips DCC 730. NAS drive plus usb drives connected to the router.

    Analogue.
    Michell Orbe with arm decoupling kit. AudioNote Arm 1 V2. Goldring Elite MC and Cairn Boost

    Amp. Pure Sound A30
    Speakers. Reiver Jenna floor standers

    Spare system:
    Audiolab 8000a. 3 Lenco L75 turntables, assorted cartridges and arms. Garrard SP25 mk2.
    Loads of different cables of various value....

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    Join Date: Aug 2009

    Location: Staffordshire, England

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    I'm Martin.

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    You can change the setting to 'late night' or similar which reduces the bass.

    Still not going to be as good as a decent pair of speakers and an amplifier. I don't really understand soundbars at all. Lets introduce a massive compromise by jamming everything into a little box, then use technology to try and make it sound half-decent.

    If you have to have a soundbar due to WAF or something look for the Cambridge Audio one. One of my brothers has one and it sounds acceptable.
    Martin



    Current Lash Up:

    Technics SL1200P CD Player * NVA P90SA passive pre / Krell KSA50S Power amp * JM Lab Electra 926 loudspeakers *



    'The best I advice I ever received was to always remember that no-one else has any idea what they are doing either.'

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    Join Date: Jan 2008

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    I'm Andy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    You can change the setting to 'late night' or similar which reduces the bass.

    Still not going to be as good as a decent pair of speakers and an amplifier. I don't really understand soundbars at all. Lets introduce a massive compromise by jamming everything into a little box, then use technology to try and make it sound half-decent.

    If you have to have a soundbar due to WAF or something look for the Cambridge Audio one. One of my brothers has one and it sounds acceptable.
    Can only set to 'late night' if you have a Sky Q box, which I don't!!!

    Correct, reduction of boxes and WAF and I have hear'd some sound bars which are very good indeed.........
    Main system:

    Digital.
    Raspberry PI plus IQAudio DAC+. Philips DCC 730. NAS drive plus usb drives connected to the router.

    Analogue.
    Michell Orbe with arm decoupling kit. AudioNote Arm 1 V2. Goldring Elite MC and Cairn Boost

    Amp. Pure Sound A30
    Speakers. Reiver Jenna floor standers

    Spare system:
    Audiolab 8000a. 3 Lenco L75 turntables, assorted cartridges and arms. Garrard SP25 mk2.
    Loads of different cables of various value....

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    Join Date: Aug 2009

    Location: Staffordshire, England

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    I'm Martin.

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    I didn't realise about the Q box thing. Oh well. You'd think they would put some adjustable EQ on the thing, even if it was just to adjust bottom and top a bit.
    Martin



    Current Lash Up:

    Technics SL1200P CD Player * NVA P90SA passive pre / Krell KSA50S Power amp * JM Lab Electra 926 loudspeakers *



    'The best I advice I ever received was to always remember that no-one else has any idea what they are doing either.'

  5. #5
    Join Date: Jan 2008

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    No problem - I too thought of some basic adjustments but nothing!!
    When I spoke to Sky about returning and the reason why, no hesitation from the guy so have a feeling that they get a lot sent back.

    On the look out now for something else - do like the sound of the SONOS Soundbar/Soundbase but a bit too rich for me (have a PLAY:1 up in the bedroom which we do like).
    The Soundbox was good as it wasn't full width so worked well on the TV stand so would preferably like something similar in size....... or, should I just build something?
    Main system:

    Digital.
    Raspberry PI plus IQAudio DAC+. Philips DCC 730. NAS drive plus usb drives connected to the router.

    Analogue.
    Michell Orbe with arm decoupling kit. AudioNote Arm 1 V2. Goldring Elite MC and Cairn Boost

    Amp. Pure Sound A30
    Speakers. Reiver Jenna floor standers

    Spare system:
    Audiolab 8000a. 3 Lenco L75 turntables, assorted cartridges and arms. Garrard SP25 mk2.
    Loads of different cables of various value....

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    Join Date: Nov 2011

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    I'm James.

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    A mate had a Sonos sound bar for a bit but swapped it for a cheaper and better , to my ears anyway, Yamaha ysp1400
    cambridge audio azur 651w power amp, novafidelity x40 music server/pre/dac, tannoy dc4t]
    , van damme blue series interconnects, van damme studio blue 4mm speaker cable, klotz mc 5000 ,klotz silver hybrid, thanks Brian, fisual hollywood optical cable,, pioneer bdp170, akg k 550

  7. #7
    Join Date: Aug 2009

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    I'm Martin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gninnam View Post
    ....... or, should I just build something?
    If you can then do it. DIY soundbar, not sure I have come across one before. Would be an interesting project.
    Martin



    Current Lash Up:

    Technics SL1200P CD Player * NVA P90SA passive pre / Krell KSA50S Power amp * JM Lab Electra 926 loudspeakers *



    'The best I advice I ever received was to always remember that no-one else has any idea what they are doing either.'

  8. #8
    Join Date: Jan 2008

    Location: West Yorkshire

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    I'm Andy.

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    Not the time to build at the mo (and the tinny TV sound was doing my head in!)
    Bought the Sonos Soundbase and so far so good (already have a Play:1 in the bedroom).
    Main system:

    Digital.
    Raspberry PI plus IQAudio DAC+. Philips DCC 730. NAS drive plus usb drives connected to the router.

    Analogue.
    Michell Orbe with arm decoupling kit. AudioNote Arm 1 V2. Goldring Elite MC and Cairn Boost

    Amp. Pure Sound A30
    Speakers. Reiver Jenna floor standers

    Spare system:
    Audiolab 8000a. 3 Lenco L75 turntables, assorted cartridges and arms. Garrard SP25 mk2.
    Loads of different cables of various value....

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