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Postby robbo » 09 Jul 2015, 00:20

Oh yes. I totally needed that last night!
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Postby Johnmcl7 » 12 Jul 2015, 15:19

robbo wrote:
Fodder wrote:I bought these http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/50269920/

Very comfortable and cheapy cheap. I find pillows ridiculously expensive for what they are, but Ikea have a great range for realistic prices.


They look good. Might have to have a look at them when I go to Ikea. (when, not if, I go!)

Super cheap, cheap from Argos for me at the mo! http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/p ... 272806.htm Thin as pancakes now after many a year but that's how I like my pillows. Don't like big, fluffy pillows. I seem to be the only person I know like this.


I don't like big fluffy pillows either :D

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Postby robbo » 13 Jul 2015, 11:38

Johnmcl7 wrote:I don't like big fluffy pillows either :D

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Yeah! Pillow freaks unite!! :lol:

Went to Ikea yesterday for a mooch around and forgot to check out the pillows! Did have some nice meatballs though. :D
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Postby robbo » 30 Sep 2015, 18:39

So, nearly a year after I started this thread I'm still quite some way from having a house!!

There's been a bit of talk on TP:L about sound systems. If anyone wants to share anything on here then pls do so. Looking at something that integrates Spotify and then a hdd/nas.

Two systems from Onkyo here.
5.1.2 surround: http://www.uk.onkyo.com/en/products/ht- ... 18373.html
Bookshelf hi-fi: http://www.eu.onkyo.com/en/products/cs-n755-85625.html
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Postby EviL Ras » 30 Sep 2015, 20:02

We have onkyo in the boardroom at work. huge and huge sound. We're just using the TV soundbar now days as that has a sub. Its used more for TV than music anyway! Honestly, i just stream Music from the synology NAS via my phone to that or my bluetooth UE boom speaker.
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Postby jurassicjim » 01 Oct 2015, 17:24

I can vouch for Onkyo, got 5.1 system in the lounge and it's great!

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Postby Johnmcl7 » 03 Oct 2015, 00:59

I'd love to set up audio around a house but I have the minor problem I don't really listen to things in the house when I'm doing something else, I tend to do all my music listening over headphones when out walking or similar. I like my Squeezeboxes which were part of an audio system Logitech have since discontinued but as the source code was open, people have kept it going including Raspberry Pi versions so I'd like to setup a network of those.

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Postby jurassicjim » 03 Oct 2015, 18:51

Sorry, forgot to say, Sonos if for my music round the house. It's very good, and slowly working towards one in each room :)

Streaming from my NAS is perfect!

The new music Chromecast looks very interesting, and a potentially great solution if you have a speaker/ amp setup already (sold all mine a few years ago).

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Postby robbo » 05 Oct 2015, 10:10

Went to a mate's at the weekend and he has a 7.1 Onkyo set-up at his. All the cabling cost him over a grand!

See Yamaha have some new Music Cast stuff: http://www.superfi.co.uk/c-488-yamaha-musiccast.aspx http://uk.yamaha.com/en/products/audio- ... /products/
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Postby robbo » 23 Oct 2015, 23:01

Sorry, more bookmarking for me. Ikea qi charging pad http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/20289793/
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Postby iwt » 05 Nov 2015, 23:55

Our Amp is a yamaha rx2040. Its got spotify integration that works really well on android and apple. Its got 3 zones you can control independently (although only one can be a proper surround zone). We've also got a sonos connect as an input which means you can switch around the zones.

Saw mention of a synology nas, interested in setting one up with kodi, to stream video, probably using the app on amazon fire TV - anyone using that kind of setup?
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Postby matt » 06 Nov 2015, 14:56

plex is coming to apple tv - is that an option?
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Postby EviL Ras » 06 Nov 2015, 15:16

Synology has DLNA on it. So via the powerline adapter, the TV just plays it natively.
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Postby iwt » 06 Nov 2015, 19:29

thanks Matt yeah plex is a lovely option, thanks for that. Ideally want to use apple / amazon boxes rather than the TV itself.
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