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I was between the Dynaudio BM5 MKIII and Focal CMS 65 but after some research I decided for the BM5 MKIII and I'm so glad I did it!! These monitors are AMAZING!!! In combination with the Duet is Audio Nirvana!! I chose the Duet because it has ESS Sabre32 DAC but also it came with Waves Silver plugins



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I always wondered how good they sound they look really cool
I'm still impressed on how these speakers sound. In general they are very clear and accurate. The bass that comes out of these speakers is impressive, it's a very articulated and clean bass. They sound pretty similar to the Focus 160 which I auditioned last month.



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You're rockin' RTi10's, I see...how do you like 'em?
They rock wish I would've got the 12's but am happy

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Let's see pics of your stereo setup!

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They rock wish I would've got the 12's but am happy

I got the 12's, baby...

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I believe I posted a while back some pic's but I could do some updated ones, about to pull the trigger on a xpa-2

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I believe I posted a while back some pic's but I could do some updated ones, about to pull the trigger on a xpa-2

Yeah, I too have been contemplating adding external amplification to the 12's, though it's gonna be an expensive proposition because my current AVR doesn't have preouts to feed an amp....so I gotta start with a new AVR or processor, too...

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I got the 12's, baby...
Nice!!! hows that csi30 sound with them? My 5 keeps right up with them! I know how the upgrade feeling money wise is I have the 705 but last year had the cdmi board/chip issue didn't find out about the free fix till I ordered the Yamaha but hey I gotta nice receiver for the garage now and I do like this yamaha better with all the features and it sounds great with the system!

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Nice!!! hows that csi30 sound with them? My 5 keeps right up with them! I know how the upgrade feeling money wise is I have the 705 but last year had the cdmi board/chip issue didn't find out about the free fix till I ordered the Yamaha but hey I gotta nice receiver for the garage now and I do like this yamaha better with all the features and it sounds great with the system!

ac4l is a great place to get a new refurbed receiver!!!

Believe it or not, the CSi30 has no issues whatsoever with regard to keeping up with the 12's or in creating a cohesive soundstage (as you know, the CSi30 is not the perfect center channel match for the RTi tower line of the generation we're talking about) -- the funny thing is, I already had the CSi30 from a previous (and original) surround setup and wanted to use it when we moved into our new house, so I attempted to build a Polk front soundstage around the center...I contacted Polk and informed them that I was looking for the "best tower speaker match" for the CSi30 based on their current lineup, and that I was being advised that the RTi12's would be good (and because we were getting a KILLER clearance deal on them) and they advised me (along with some members on their forum) that the CSi30, while not the PERFECT match for the RTi12's, would be suitable because it came from a previous generation of "RT" series speakers. Because of the way I have my system calibrated (the center channel set 2dB higher than the RTi12 mains for dialogue intelligibility), there are ZERO problems with the 12's "drowning out" the CSi30...


How did your 705 push your system?


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Hmmm! Interesting the only thing about my 5 is its so big and deep bought a cheap stand to put it on below my tv but it works and actually has some bass to it also. My 705 didn't do to bad but the power with the 3030 was a pretty good difference and then the XPA-200 added nice clear detail and now want the XPA-2 and move the 200 to my surrounds should be great in stereo mode w/ pure direct mode on this bypasses my Subs and its only the frt 2 and it still amazes me how good just the 10's sound but this 18 just adds so much depth that Ive never had in a home system its like a whole new experience!

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Serenity now. Isn't that saying from the fun movie "Demolition Man".
I think the line from Demolition Man was 'enhance your calm.'
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I think the line from Demolition Man was 'enhance your calm.'
Sounds right. Reminds me of my favorite, Huxley when she said "Looks like he matched his meet. You really licked his ass." LOL.
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Sounds right. Reminds me of my favorite, Huxley when she said "Looks like he matched his meet. You really licked his ass." LOL.
Yes, your right, Enhance your calm. Good memory. Huxley's lines were super funny.
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Senorita Huxley: "Okay, I'm in...let's go BLOW this guy..."
Spartan: "AWAY.....blow this guy AWAY......"
Huxley: "Whatever...."



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Yes, your right, Enhance your calm. Good memory. Huxley's lines were super funny.
The only saving grace for that film were some of those lines, much of it needed the three clamshells.
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The only saving grace for that film were some of those lines, much of it needed the three clamshells.

Oh come on, Lovin....you didn't like that film? Such a great cheesy action title from that era...Snipes was just off-the-wall fun in it and the whole thing is just a cool ride from beginning to end.


And those were three SEA SHELLS you're thinking of in the bathroom scenes -- something that was never divulged so far as meaning even all these years later and even amongst studio execs or other "insiders." As an interesting note, Bullock was once asked at one of the more recent award ceremonies she was walking the red carpet into all about what those meant in Demolition Man by a reported and she was kind of a bitch, from what I gathered, in her answer saying something along the lines of, "Seriously? Well, you're a smart individual, aren't you? Use your imagination....think of something along the lines of a bidet...."



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Oh come on, Lovin....you didn't like that film? Such a great cheesy action title from that era...Snipes was just off-the-wall fun in it and the whole thing is just a cool ride from beginning to end.


And those were three SEA SHELLS you're thinking of in the bathroom scenes -- something that was never divulged so far as meaning even all these years later and even amongst studio execs or other "insiders." As an interesting note, Bullock was once asked at one of the more recent award ceremonies she was walking the red carpet into all about what those meant in Demolition Man by a reported and she was kind of a bitch, from what I gathered, in her answer saying something along the lines of, "Seriously? Well, you're a smart individual, aren't you? Use your imagination....think of something along the lines of a bidet...."


LOL, what, clams aren't from the sea? About the right shape, no? The film was high on cheese that's for sure. Had no problem with Snipes or Bullock....its Sly I object to mostly, altho this was one of his better roles.
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LOL, what, clams aren't from the sea? About the right shape, no?

Granted; I was merely being "poetically correct" in how it was officially referenced in the film.


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The film was high on cheese that's for sure. Had no problem with Snipes or Bullock....its Sly I object to mostly, altho this was one of his better roles.

I know what you mean about Sly; the biggest problem I have with this guy as an actor -- and I hope I can express this efficiently enough through words -- is how in all his action films, he's always making that really annoying "HUHHHHHH!!!!!" sound when he punches someone or gets punched, like he's STILL lost in that Rocky Balboa role....know what I mean?


It was ALL OVER Demolition Man -- when he fights Snipes or some of Leary's guys, he makes this "grunt" like he used to when punching foes in the Rocky films...it's SO annoying if you listen for it...
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Oh come on, Lovin....you didn't like that film? Such a great cheesy action title from that era...Snipes was just off-the-wall fun in it and the whole thing is just a cool ride from beginning to end.


And those were three SEA SHELLS you're thinking of in the bathroom scenes -- something that was never divulged so far as meaning even all these years later and even amongst studio execs or other "insiders." As an interesting note, Bullock was once asked at one of the more recent award ceremonies she was walking the red carpet into all about what those meant in Demolition Man by a reported and she was kind of a bitch, from what I gathered, in her answer saying something along the lines of, "Seriously? Well, you're a smart individual, aren't you? Use your imagination....think of something along the lines of a bidet...."



Anyone wanting to read the interview where Bullock gave the answer can read it here:

http://www.mtv.com/news/1715032/sand...man-seashells/

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Anyone wanting to read the interview where Bullock gave the answer can read it here:

http://www.mtv.com/news/1715032/sand...man-seashells/

Yes, that's right Paco -- she actually said it at the END of the interview and the phrase was "I thought you were intelligent but obviously not..."


What a complete stuck-up bitch.

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Built another pair of speakers. 6.5" Davis Driver's and a Seas tweeter. Uning 4 aleph minis class a & my Parasound Pre-amp & mini DSP.

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very very nice man.. i like it a lot ..am very much Appreciate when someone does a Build there is so much pride in DIY. well done mate!

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very very nice man.. i like it a lot ..am very much Appreciate when someone does a Build there is so much pride in DIY. well done mate!
Thanks Tux made the boxes for me! I designed them.. I have another 2-3 pairs of speakers to build in the next few weeks too ! I also have to finish my 100watt class a amps too!
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Those cabinets remind me of PMC designs. Cool work!
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This is the latest pic of a spare bedroom turned into my dedicated 2 channel listening room and home office. Room treatments are done, next upgrade will be replacing the old SS amp with a tube version. Not shown are IB subs in the ceiling and a stack of Yamaha pro amps for the mid and IB subs in the LH closet.

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Nice. You must be fond of some bass...
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Yeah, it's actually overkill in that department. I had bought some 15" drivers for an IB system for the HT room (which is also the family living room), but then plans got changed. So I installed them in this room as a "practice installation", as another dedicated HT room was a bit in the future.



At the time I had Maggies MMGs in this room. When I upgrade to the KEF LS50s, I felt the integration wasn't good enough as the KEFs have a higher bass roll off. So threw in the 12" diy sealed boxes as mid bass subs.

Currently building a pair of those 18" PE Ultimax drivers in DIYSG 4 cuft boxes for the living room, to hold us over till the new HT room can be finished.
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How sexy! I got the same ones as left and right mains in my HT also...
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