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What is the Best Sound System?

Discussion in 'SMB' started by Thurston, Mar 19, 2017.

  1. Thurston

    Thurston Winger

    Looking for one for the house. Considering a Sonos Play 1 or Play 3. However no final decision has been made. I want something with a clear, clean sound.

    I mainly listen to, depending on mood: Clapton, The Beatles, Sonic Yoof, Audioslave, Olafur Arnalds, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Sigur Ros or classical stuff so clarity of sound is my most important consideration in order to fully appreciate the music.

    What do the SMB music cognoscenti/aficionados/pretentious wankers/tech bores recommend?
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2017
  2. Lambchops

    Lambchops Striker

    Hi spug
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  3. Malloy

    Malloy Central Defender

    I got one of these, ideal, take them into anyroom with you

  4. Thurston

    Thurston Winger

    Very sophisticated mate. Probably out of my budget. I don't shop at John Lewis.
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  5. Malloy

    Malloy Central Defender

    Aye, wireless on them aswell so you can record your favorite songs on a Sunday afternoon and just leave off the ones you don't like.

    I only managed one lastweek like, once I left out the ed sheeren ones
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  6. I would recommend Sonos. Of course they only play digital files so probably no good if you are a proper audio nerd. But easy to set up and control via your phone. Even the small Sonos Play 1 are loud.
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  7. jubblies

    jubblies Striker

    Another vote for Sonos
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  8. sima-hebburn

    sima-hebburn Winger

  9. Thurston

    Thurston Winger

    There's something to be said for replacing the first ten seconds of the intro to your favourite song with a frantic clicking sound iirc.
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  10. mad cyril

    mad cyril Midfield

    The Sonos Play 5 is the business. Thats what id go for if I was buying now.
  11. Chappers

    Chappers Striker

    Sonos here too.
  12. HoffTTM

    HoffTTM Midfield

    Depends how much money you want to spend and how many rooms you need it for

    For just a single streaming speaker type thing the Naim Mu-so is what you want ignoring coin
  13. Thackeray

    Thackeray Striker

  14. googleboogle

    googleboogle Midfield

    Consider two sonos play 1s over a single 3 or 5.
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  15. bernardbresslaw

    bernardbresslaw Striker

    I've got one of these connected to my HiFi (Arcam alpha8r amp, Mordaunt Short speakers).
    I've got all my music on my laptop in hi-rez (Flac) and it connects via bluetooth, quality is spot-on. I can also play spotify on my HiFi via my laptop or phone.

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  16. Lord Alfred

    Lord Alfred Striker

    A pair of Sonos Play 1's are better than a single Play 3, which doesn't have the best stereo seperation. Could be your lucky day however as I have a pair of Play 1's and a Play 3 and I'm buying another Play 3 and selling the Play1's if I can get the price I want. New in December and absolutely still as new, all accessories and boxed if you're interested.
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  17. googleboogle

    googleboogle Midfield

    Bad time to buy sonos as they always drop price over Christmas. But now they have actually put the price up. As a rrp
  18. HABA87

    HABA87 Midfield


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  19. Lukas73

    Lukas73 Winger

    Got a Bose......it's quality
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  20. T_Bone

    T_Bone Striker

    Audio slave ? My cousin sold them that name. His band were called that and he had copyright on it. Made a few grand he did.

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