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Tried them didn't like them !

What didn't you like about them if you don't mind me asking? I am contemplating putting together a fully active DSP controlled system around these with 2x 1262W sealed subs and a DCX2496LE to an Emotiva XDA-2. My listening space is pretty small and so far these have no disappointed me. Well actually that's not true because now my crappy recordings sound like they are giving me cancer.
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The sound was not very good for my ears compared to the KEF LS50 maybe because they use Class D amplification?

 

For movies they might be ok?

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Who knows but the M2 is their new hotness when it comes to monitors.

http://www.jblpro.com/www/products/recording-broadcast/m2/m2-master-reference-monitor#.U2cDKPldXsw

Actually I think someone on AVS bought 3 of those with matching itech 6000's for their fronts.
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Who knows but the M2 is their new hotness when it comes to monitors.

http://www.jblpro.com/www/products/recording-broadcast/m2/m2-master-reference-monitor#.U2cDKPldXsw

Actually I think someone on AVS bought 3 of those with matching itech 6000's for their fronts.

Wow, 20-40k hz. Wonder what the retail is?
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Who knows but the M2 is their new hotness when it comes to monitors.

http://www.jblpro.com/www/products/recording-broadcast/m2/m2-master-reference-monitor#.U2cDKPldXsw

Actually I think someone on AVS bought 3 of those with matching itech 6000's for their fronts.

Wow, 20-40k hz. Wonder what the retail is?

http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/M2System/?adpos=1t1&device=c&network=g&gclid=CJXVubTxk74CFa1FMgodCHEAvg

$19998.00 / pr
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😳 Thanks arnyk, but think I'm gonna need more than their 24mo free financing.
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Wow, 20-40k hz. Wonder what the retail is?

Basically 10k per speaker with the matching amp/dsp.
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Tried them didn't like them !

I would imagine just about any speaker would sound like two tin cans and a string compared to your set up! :)

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I would imagine just about any speaker would sound like two tin cans and a string compared to your set up! smile.gif

Not necessarily, I own KEF LS50 and like them a lot in a small room. biggrin.gif
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How do you ever pull yourself away from the 'Diamond' cave? LOL

 

That's it for me in spades.

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He are some pictures of my setup.

Yaquin MS-20L
Music Hall MMF 2.2
NAD PP4 Digital Phono/USB Preamp
Shengya CD-S10 tube CD Player
Energy Veritas 2.4 Main speakers

My home theater setup is in another room. Our TV runs off of the sound bar, it does not go through my Energy Veritas speakers.

I was using the Yaquin MS-22B Phono Preamp but after a couple of years, the left channel stopped working. After doing a bunch of research and with my budget limits, I went with the NAD.







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That doesn't come with the required itech amps. A DSP is required to run them and JBL only certifies a specific amp/dsp to run them.
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Yaquin MS-20L
Music Hall MMF 2.2
NAD PP4 Digital Phono/USB Preamp
Shengya CD-S10 tube CD Player
Energy Veritas 2.4 Main speakers

My home theater setup is in another room. Our TV runs off of the sound bar, it does not go through my Energy Veritas speakers.

I was using the Yaquin MS-22B Phono Preamp but after a couple of years, the left channel stopped working. After doing a bunch of research and with my budget limits, I went with the NAD.





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Tough business

 

Iconic Stereo One Closes A/V Shop after 34 years; Owner Eyes Audio

HTSA member Stereo One in SE Missouri is ending its A/V retailing legacy; owner John Selby reflects on past business decisions and his future in A/V.
 
 
 
 
 
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Listening rooms like this one at the Stereo One store in Cape Girardeau, Mo., will be a thing of the past. This shop is closing, but the service shop will stay open, as well as automotive electronics, while owner John Selby ponders the opportunities in high-performance audio.

 
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Stereo One, an A/V fixture in Southeast Missouri (Cape Girardeau), is liquidating its inventory and closing the store after 34 years.

 

Owner John Selby says he’s been imagining this exit for quite some time and his feelings are “kind of mixed.”

“This was really a lot of fun,” he says, “but steering a ship that’s this big is kind of challenging.”

At its peak, Stereo One employed about 70 people. Most recently, the high-performance specialty A/V shop employed about a dozen.

Back in the day, Selby says, “I heard from someone that to build value, you have to get big, so we did.”

Stereo One expanded with the hopes of drawing entrepreneurs that would one day own the business, but “you have to have a line of people wanting to move ahead,” says Selby. “We didn’t have that.”

His small market, he says, is not a hotbed of entrepreneurism: “There’s just not that many entrepreneurs looking for that next great opportunity here. They don’t wanna work here, don’t wanna live here.”

He says there simply was no possibility of selling the company—retailing is tough to begin with and specialty A/V shops with sophisticated demos are increasingly undervalued—so Stereo One is selling whatever is left than in the store and hoping to lease out some space.

Jumping back a few years, would Selby have done anything differently to create something that could be sold?

“That’s a good question,” he says.

The Next Chapter

Selby knows pretty much one thing for sure: whatever he does next, he wants to do it smaller.

One area that continues do well for Stereo One is mobile electronics.

“I can do that in my 70’s,” Selby says. “We have a good relationship with vendors. It’s simpler. They come to us to fix things.”

 

There is also a service department for the retailer that will stay open.

But Selby’s heart is in audio … as is the money. (“TV manufacturers are doing everything they can to bypass us.”)

He says the shift a few years ago to big, flat, digital TVs with modern features had many customers replacing their older sets.

In the process, they took a closer look, rather listen, at audio.

“They remembered how much they loved music,” he says. “Performance audio is kind of a big deal for us. Old school, new school, you can actually have good music and convenience.”

To that end, Stereo One has been kicking around a concept over the past few years in its “research division” to discover elements that affect sound quality. For some clients, the company has managed to improve their existing speakers with simple and complex fixes alike.

Is there a future for this endeavor? Possibly, says Selby.

Meanwhile, Stereo One still has plans to attend the next meeting of the buying group HTSA, of which the retailer is a member.

A few high-profile HTSA departures won’t affect the group, he believes: “There are some really smart guys in that group.”

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That doesn't come with the required itech amps. A DSP is required to run them and JBL only certifies a specific amp/dsp to run them.
You are right smile.gif

That is a lot of money for an amp..
http://www.performanceaudio.com/item/crown-it5000hd/15144/
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Here is my very modest setup... horrible cell phone pic, but if you squint you might be able to make out squares. LOL

 

Sharp LC-70EQ10U

2 JBL ARC 1000 Towers

2 JBL 120C centers

1 JBL SUB150 subwooffy

Harmon-Kardon HK3490 amp/receiver

Sony BDPS6200 Blu-Ray

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Here is my very modest setup... horrible cell phone pic, but if you squint you might be able to make out squares. LOL

Sharp LC-70EQ10U
2 JBL ARC 1000 Towers
2 JBL 120C centers
1 JBL SUB150 subwooffy
Harmon-Kardon HK3490 amp/receiver
Sony BDPS6200 Blu-Ray

Out of curiosity, why are you running two center channels? Better yet, how are you running 2 center channels with a stereo receiver?
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Here is my very modest setup... horrible cell phone pic, but if you squint you might be able to make out squares. LOL

Sharp LC-70EQ10U
2 JBL ARC 1000 Towers
2 JBL 120C centers
1 JBL SUB150 subwooffy
Harmon-Kardon HK3490 amp/receiver
Sony BDPS6200 Blu-Ray

Are you running that in A+B mode? As some type of quasi-4 channel stereo? I'm intrigued...

My 2-Channel A/V Systems
- Panasonic P50S30, Panasonic BDT220, Apple TV 3, Harman Kardon HK3490, KEF Q900's
- iMac (ALAC/FLAC files), Audioquest DragonFly DAC, Dayton Audio DTA-120, NHT SuperOne's

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They aren't true center channel speakers.

 

Yep... A+B.

 

No 'quasi 4 channel' intended... just using what I have to pump out a wall of decent sound.

 

Sounds great to my ears. :)

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I just used what I already had... the H&K amp, and the JBL towers. Then I saw amazing prices on Amazon and got the 'center located' JBL 120s for $100 each, and the JBL 150 sub for like $140.

 

Works great.

 

And it sounds great to me... so...

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I just used what I already had... the H&K amp, and the JBL towers. Then I saw amazing prices on Amazon and got the 'center located' JBL 120s for $100 each, and the JBL 150 sub for like $140.

Works great.

And it sounds great to me... so...

A wall of sound indeed:) That HK is a great amp! I use one in my 2 channel A/V setup. Happy listening!

My 2-Channel A/V Systems
- Panasonic P50S30, Panasonic BDT220, Apple TV 3, Harman Kardon HK3490, KEF Q900's
- iMac (ALAC/FLAC files), Audioquest DragonFly DAC, Dayton Audio DTA-120, NHT SuperOne's

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Just to remind all of us http://www.theaudiocritic.com/back_issues/The_Audio_Critic_26_r.pdf

LOL... funny and good reading there. Thanks. :D

 

The speaker cable myth has always been amusing to me. I was reading a thread here on AVS where a person with a business name was having a spirited debate with another member about said cables... then I googled his screen name and guess what came up?

 

It's a family business that specializes in... wait for it.... 'Boutique' SPEAKER CABLES!

 

HAR!

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Your setup is very similar to mine, except I got such a great deal on both sets of speakers and I love how they sound together (posted before here-B&W 601se and KEF C-40):

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i7-2600k @4.4ghz/gtx 780(stock clocks)/Samsung 830 @256gb/WD Veloc. 1TB/Sound via Sony 7.1ch cheapo/B&W 601se/KEF C-40(dual-8"driver mini-towers)/SVS PB-1000 sub/FiiO E17 Alpen DAC/Audio Technica M50 headphones(never used! heheh)/Crossover 2560x1440 monitor
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I'm a former computer geek who fell in love with video and audio after I started hanging out with a co-worker who's invested alot of money into his system. I started off by purchasing my very first TV. The past month have been spent researching and reading up on audio equipment. Been visiting the local hifi-store regularly to find the speakers I wanted.

My room is small and there's no place for floorstanding speakers, so I went with bookshelf speakers.


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Philips 42PFL6678S
B&W 685 S2
Pioneer VSX-923-K
Apple TV (Pretty much obsolete)

Keeping it simple, but fun. I find the sound quality to be amazing compared to the Logitech Z4 I previously used.
Who knows, maybe I'll get into the more expensive parts of audio when I grow older.

You and I went the same route, though of course I overdid it. I replaced my old 5.1 logitech speakers and went with a 7.1ch receiver and a polk audio 12" sub. Then I got very lucky and the guy who sold me the B&W601Se set also had a pair of KEF C-40's in immaculate condition. I love the sound of both together.

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lmao!!!
It does look like a goose but I think it's a little dog.
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It makes the picture better if you think it's a goose instead of a dog.
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