Apologies if this has been mentioned time and time again, however I can't seem to get the search form working for 'dali'.
Anyway, I've bought an Epson TW-1000 projector, and am now playing around with which sound components to go with it. I have an 8m x 4m room (wider than it is deep) with high ceilings, so a decent amount of air to push around. I'm 90% TV/Movie watching rather than music listening (at this stage).
Have been only to my local JB to listen to speakers and thought their Dali Concept 6 (which I think is the entry level Dali) was far superior to anything else they had on show (at a similar or less price) - Wharfedale and Jensen just didn't have the range, especially at the higher end. I'm no audiophile, so my ears may be way off the mark, but they sounded crisp and clear, but with a good degree of warmth as well. Demonstration was with music, so not sure of effect with movie soundtrack; will have to go have another listen. Of course, when you're only 1m away from the speakers, I'm sure it'll sound different to a HT setup...
My dilemma is that I have $2k or thereabouts to spend (the never ending quality v price argument), and a 5.1 setup (Dali Concept 6 fronts, Dali Concept centre, Wharfedale bookshelves, Dali sub) AND Yamaha 663 receiver was around the $3k mark. Now I can scrimp on the sub probably - they had others with price tags about $200-300 cheaper, but I really need a bigger reduction in price than that. So here are my questions:
- Are DALI a good brand and worth the 2x price tag over Jensen
- Apart from JB, where else are DALI available and what sort of price tag can I realistically get these fronts for (and/or the whole package)... I am really struggling to find other retailers who stock these to either purchase off or to keep JB honest
- What other brands would people recommend given my needs / budget
- Anything else?
I ideally want to stick to $2k - which is already making me rethink the Onkyo 606 in place of the Yamaha 663 (which appears to save me $200-300). Any suggestions as to where to cut corners? Perhaps my DALI favouritism will change once I test them out with a DVD, however for now I'm tending towards trying to keep those fronts in my setup, as they just sounded so nice!
Any help appreciations,