Building a Budget Hi Fi/Home Theatre System.

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by CrazyCatz, Aug 13, 2019.

  1. CrazyCatz

    CrazyCatz Great shot kid. Don't get cocky! Thread Starter

    Building a Budget Hi Fi System for under £600(853USD) CD or Vinyl.

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  2. CrazyCatz

    CrazyCatz Great shot kid. Don't get cocky! Thread Starter

  3. CrazyCatz

    CrazyCatz Great shot kid. Don't get cocky! Thread Starter

    Well this will be the 2nd bite at the Cherry.. Goals have moved a Little and the "Budget" has increased somewhat...but compared to most peoples Systems WILL still be Budget.

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    This is the Screen that i picked up a while ago for a Song..

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    It has a small dent in the casework and couple scratches on the side ..but the actual Screen is Mint.

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    This was a Great fleaBay find and Local(ish) pick up
     
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  4. CrazyCatz

    CrazyCatz Great shot kid. Don't get cocky! Thread Starter

    Finally!!! After much faffing to centre the damn thing and struggling to mount on the Wall(without help,was a mission) It's up!!

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    Please excuse mess, lotta work to be done..next job(next day off) Ceiling Mounting the Optma Projector.
     
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  5. CrazyCatz

    CrazyCatz Great shot kid. Don't get cocky! Thread Starter

    Well it was My day off today and didn't make any real progress... Though i did reconnect My JPW Subwoofer to My Pioneer SA-508 Amplifier .. Sub not been used this year, pleased to say works.. and still puts a Smile on my face.. i will at least find centre, mark and maybe position board in loft above ready for Projector Mount..
     
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  6. CrazyCatz

    CrazyCatz Great shot kid. Don't get cocky! Thread Starter

    Well I've just ran out of time last day or so ..apart from Work and spending time with Daughter .. New(well New to Me) Gale 3060b Rear Speakers turned up whilst i was at Work..still to Test..but going on condition ..seem to have been looked after..

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    Set Me back £23.29 inc PnP
     
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  7. CrazyCatz

    CrazyCatz Great shot kid. Don't get cocky! Thread Starter

    Day Off Today and Tomorrow, didn't get anything done Today..well apart from spend time with Daughter and some Old SkooL Gaming..

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    She is a Big Nintendo Fan Girl ..

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    Mind we do have a Nintendo 64, Nintendo Gamecube, Wii/Wii U and the Switch..gonna pick up the Classic Mini NES and SNES.
     
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  8. CrazyCatz

    CrazyCatz Great shot kid. Don't get cocky! Thread Starter

    Yay!!!

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    After a Little faffing about...

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    So much to do, but progress has been made so i'm Happy! Will be so much better once I've fitted some black out material on all 3 Windows..

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    Will mess with Setup once dark outside..
     
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  9. CrazyCatz

    CrazyCatz Great shot kid. Don't get cocky! Thread Starter

    After adding some blackout material..
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    Must decorate.. after Holiday

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    I've been reading up one of these..

    Darbee Darblet DVP-5000S
     
  10. CrazyCatz

    CrazyCatz Great shot kid. Don't get cocky! Thread Starter

    Not perfect Light conditions ..but tested Ps3 with a couple of Games(Phone Camera doesn't do images justice) looks pretty good, still much room for improvement.

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    Will try same Games again when Dark..

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    Formula 1 Championship Edition(2006)

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    Little Big Planet.
     
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  11. CrazyCatz

    CrazyCatz Great shot kid. Don't get cocky! Thread Starter

    Will be having a Little look at System later.. inc swapping out the Pioneer SA-508 for the Yamaha HTR ( which means no Vinyl playback for a while? ) But i do need to test Receiver and Rear Speakers
     
  12. TheMan84

    TheMan84 Member

    Location:
    Poland
    Vintage consoles fit the place just perfectly. Cool work!
     
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  13. CrazyCatz

    CrazyCatz Great shot kid. Don't get cocky! Thread Starter

    Thanks YheMan84, i'm now thinking of rigging both Amp / Receiver up on the one unit in between main spks..

    The Gale Mains(FloorStanders) have 2 x of Terminals for Bi-wiring..was thinking of running one cable from each unit to each Speaker(only using one Amp / Receiver at anyone time) think i can also keep Subwoofer in the chain via Spk Input from Amp and RCA from HTR.

    Think i'm right in this.. ..
     
  14. TheMan84

    TheMan84 Member

    Location:
    Poland
    I probably wouldn't ditch the sub. Rarely speakers have reach as low as a proper sub, but that's just guesswork. Not hearing sound at your place I can't tell.
     
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  15. CrazyCatz

    CrazyCatz Great shot kid. Don't get cocky! Thread Starter

    Cheers TM84, i won't be ditching the Sub.. ..was just thinking/wondering IF possible to use the Line Level Input for the HTR and Speaker Cable Input for the old Pioneer SA508 Amp.. thereby still having the Sub in the chain for both Music and Movies..same applies to running 2x Speaker Cable to the same Set of Speakers(Mains/Fronts) *** But only using 1 Amp/Receiver at anyone time..this way i have best of both World's and get to keep TT in equation :D
     
  16. CrazyCatz

    CrazyCatz Great shot kid. Don't get cocky! Thread Starter

    Removed the TV and partly wired System together..still need to wire Centre and Rears.

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    ** I can listen to My Vinyl again now.. :D
     
  17. TheMan84

    TheMan84 Member

    Location:
    Poland
    Looks good, like a proper man cave alright!
     
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