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post #271 of 332 Old 01-27-2016, 10:20 AM
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Just one of the crazier "audiophile" phenomenons is all....hopefully you don't graduate to tibetan singing bowls.

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Anyone willing to venture just south of St. Louis, I'd be happy to give them a listen to my menagerie of older DefTech's and unconventional Atmos setup.

*Warning* None of my suggestions, ideas or even thoughts have any WAF, in any way!
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I just updated my posting to reflect the updated receiver, addition of Bluesound Vault w/Tidal Hi-Fi streaming and updated sub from SVS SB1000 to their SB2000.

Still not listed on Page 1 under Massachusetts. Oh well. The offer stands.

System includes KEF R500 floor standing, R200C center, R100 surrounds, SVS SB2000 subwoofer, NAD T758 receiver, Pro-Ject RPM1 turntable w/ Sumiko Pearl cartridge, Bluesound Vault, Sony BDP-S480 BlueRay player, Samsung UN55JU6500F 4K LED TV, KEF M500 headphones, Sony CDP-CE500 CD changer, MCS System cassette deck. The last 2 items are dust collectors but will work if asked.
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Hello everyone, newbie to the home theater scene. I've been lurking a couple weeks since I found out my bonus check will be big enough to start creating my own theater.

I'm leaning toward the following 5.1 Klipsch setup:
LR - RP-280F
Center - RP-450C
Surround - RP-250S
Sub - R-115SW
Receiver - Denon AVR-X4200W

Does anyone in the SE Michigan area have a similar setup that would be willing to demo? Or does anyone have a favorite HT audio store I could visit that has this setup?
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I am no expert when it comes to different wavelengths and specifics but I know that these sounds pretty damn good. Both sets are setup if these are something you were considering.

Location: Nashua, NH

TV: Vizio E70-C3
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Sub: Dayton 10"

HT Setup (5.1): TV (Vizio E70-C3), AVR (Denon X3200W), Speakers (SVS Prime Towers and Satellites), Sub (SVS PC-2000)

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TV (Samsung 48" JU6400), AVR (Sony STR-DH750), Speakers (Bic Venturi DV64, DV62CLR-S and DV32), Sub (Dayton 10")
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I'm a bit off the beaten path, but I will have the new Reaction Audio 10 and 15" speakers available to demo as well as some Cinema 10 Max and Life S9 speakers I just wrapped up.

Ladysmith, BC. Just shoot me a PM if you want to hear them. And if you're in Vancouver maybe we can work something out.



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Hey guys anyone out there who have auditioned SVS Ultra Towers or Prime Towers. I don't have a home theater these would be purely for music.
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Nola Boxer 2's

Hello all,
I am a proud owner of a pair of Nola Boxer 2's. I find these to be the finest speakers I have had in my listening room. They have great dynamics,detail,and great bass for a monitor. Feel free to contact me for a demo. I am located in Rochester,NY.
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I'm in the SF Bay area and can demo the following: 7.1 setup with Behringer 212XL as LCR, Axiom made Michaura speakers as surrounds, receiver is a S=Onkyo, Tv is 3d Sony, with a SVS cylinder sub.



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i just noticed this thread and would be happy to demo my system to any fellow avs members. Goldenear fronts and emotiva surrounds and ceiling speakers. I am in western massachusetts.
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i just noticed this thread and would be happy to demo my system to any fellow avs members. Goldenear fronts and emotiva surrounds and ceiling speakers. I am in western massachusetts.
Hey there (virtual) neighbor! Which town? Just curious, as I'm in a lot of them in my work or out on my bike.

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Hey there (virtual) neighbor! Which town? Just curious, as I'm in a lot of them in my work or out on my bike.
I am in easthampton. I am also a biker (Motorcycle) and always looking for people to ride with. I would love to demo my system for you and maybe do a ride sometime. I have been on avs for a long time and have seen very few people in our area on the forum.

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Nice work there, lukeamdman.

I'm too far away to come experience it. Fortunately, for my ears and heartrate.
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Nice work there, lukeamdman.

I'm too far away to come experience it. Fortunately, for my ears and heartrate.

Thanks!


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Won't be knocking my socks off....oh, snap....perhaps they will even at the 1000 miles away I am.

You may find a big bass lover to come over and hear your system as that's what it seems geared for. It sure looks awesome though not my style. I'd be more inclined to had smaller speakers and a bigger screen for home theater. Enjoy!

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HOLY HECK!!!

That's an awesome pic. I can hear that from here
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HOLY HECK!!!

That's an awesome pic. I can hear that from here
Agreed, and I'm a long way away. I'm curious haw far the seats are from the front speakers because scale is skewed in the photo. Notice how the one on the right looks larger than the one on the left? That's a sign of the photo being taken with a somewhat wide angle lens, so my guess is the seats are only 6-9 feet from them.

Dain bramage territory.

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Won't be knocking my socks off....oh, snap....perhaps they will even at the 1000 miles away I am.

You may find a big bass lover to come over and hear your system as that's what it seems geared for. It sure looks awesome though not my style. I'd be more inclined to had smaller speakers and a bigger screen for home theater. Enjoy!
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Agreed, and I'm a long way away. I'm curious haw far the seats are from the front speakers because scale is skewed in the photo. Notice how the one on the right looks larger than the one on the left? That's a sign of the photo being taken with a somewhat wide angle lens, so my guess is the seats are only 6-9 feet from them.

Dain bramage territory.
The front row of seats is about 9ft from the speakers, so yeah they’re close!


The goal of the build was very high efficiency/ultra-low distortion. I completely understand the reaction of seeing huge speakers and thinking “loud!”, but they’re only loud if you want them to be


I think these would satisfy most 2ch critical listeners as well as the bass heads. I didn’t want to sacrifice sound quality in order to reach my “HT” goals for the speakers.

Also, they may look like a 2-way speaker, but they’re actually a 3-way because of the coaxial compression driver. Besides a minimal passive crossover, 6,500hz between the mid and HF in the coaxial, they’re fully active. The BMS CD is powered by a Lab Gruppen IPD 2400 which also provides the 450hz HPF and all EQ. The AE 18s are powered by a Crest CC4000 with the 450hz LPF provided by a MiniDSP 10x10HD. The center channel is also fully active.

Because of their incredibly high efficiency (BMS is 118db/1w sensitive, 18s are over 100db), reference level playback requires only a few watts at best. Because of the tremendous headroom, distortion is likewise very low.


@tuxedocivic got to hear these early on and provided some tremendous feedback on how to properly measure and calibrate HF. My whole line of thinking took a 180!
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Nice work there, lukeamdman.

I'm too far away to come experience it. Fortunately, for my ears and heartrate.
My sentiments exactly.

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If that's what it takes for low distortion high SQ, why do so many recording studios use small studio monitors, JBL M2's and the like?

It's your room, your choice. Enjoy.

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If that's what it takes for low distortion high SQ, why do so many recording studios use small studio monitors, JBL M2's and the like?

It's your room, your choice. Enjoy.

I certainly didn't say this is the only way to achieve high SQ, and their sheer size alone would make them prohibitive for most.


In the hands of a professional, I have no doubt my build would serve quite admirably in a recording studio. You'll certainly find BMS CD's and Acoustic Elegance drivers used in this very capacity. Even my specific Lab Gruppen amplifier is geared for such purposes.


The M2 is a fantastic speaker, and the more you dig in to the details of the components it uses, I think you'll find more similarities to my build than differences.
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Hello all:

My name is Leslie. I live in the greater Houston metro area.
Does anyone in Texas or even surrounding states have a pair of Phil 3s they would be willing to let me listen too?
I am ready to pull the trigger anyway, but it would be nice to hear them first.
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Hello all:

My name is Leslie. I live in the greater Houston metro area.
Does anyone in Texas or even surrounding states have a pair of Phil 3s they would be willing to let me listen too?
I am ready to pull the trigger anyway, but it would be nice to hear them first.
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I don't have Phils but I have heard nothing but great things about them. I wouldn't hesitate on pulling the trigger or giving Dennis Murphy an email or call to talk about them.
I have owned a couple ribbons in the past and currently own a few Martin Logan's with ribbons and they are such a step up from dome style tweeters. If you haven't heard a well engineered pair of ribbons, you're in for a treat.

Any comments on your current setup?
I'm just outside Houston.

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I don't have Phils but I have heard nothing but great things about them. I wouldn't hesitate on pulling the trigger or giving Dennis Murphy an email or call to talk about them.
I have owned a couple ribbons in the past and currently own a few Martin Logan's with ribbons and they are such a step up from dome style tweeters. If you haven't heard a well engineered pair of ribbons, you're in for a treat.

Any comments on your current setup?
I'm just outside Houston.
bgtighe23: Thank you for your comments. I have been trading emails with Dennis Murphy and Jim Salk. Will probably start the formal order process Monday :-)
Even though an audiophile friend says buying speakers unheard is like getting a mail order bride ... :-)

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Blu ray/CD: Oppo BDP 103
All NHT speaker system: classic 3 fronts, absolute zero surrounds, ThreeC center, dual B12d subs

It plays well enough but I am ready to take things to the next level.

Cheers
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bgtighe23: Thank you for your comments. I have been trading emails with Dennis Murphy and Jim Salk. Will probably start the formal order process Monday :-)
Even though an audiophile friend says buying speakers unheard is like getting a mail order bride ... :-)

Current system:
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Blu ray/CD: Oppo BDP 103
All NHT speaker system: classic 3 fronts, absolute zero surrounds, ThreeC center, dual B12d subs

It plays well enough but I am ready to take things to the next level.

Cheers
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while I understand the point, these speakers are from a very well respected designer that uses quality components and that ribbon should be a huge step up from those NHT speakers, which are also solid for the money.
You can return them if they don't enjoy them (unless it's very custom) but from user reviews and impressions, it's doubtful (hopefully!). Once you spend time with them, I doubt you will want to send them back. Especially when comparing them to the NHTs. Are these for HT use only? Or critical music listening? Casual music? Both HT and music?

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while I understand the point, these speakers are from a very well respected designer that uses quality components and that ribbon should be a huge step up from those NHT speakers, which are also solid for the money.
You can return them if they don't enjoy them (unless it's very custom) but from user reviews and impressions, it's doubtful (hopefully!). Once you spend time with them, I doubt you will want to send them back. Especially when comparing them to the NHTs. Are these for HT use only? Or critical music listening? Casual music? Both HT and music?
Bgtihe23:
The fun part of the line about mail order is that this line is from the person who made me aware of Philharmonic Audio. :-)
His system, mostly home brewed and wildly modified, defies description in terms of sonic/auditory quality. I have never heard a system as quiet as his. There is no noise of any kind between notes.
I feel that I will be very happy with the Phil 3s. I really like what I have read and my interactions with Dennis and the things he has said. The overall feedback on his speakers is outstanding.
Our listening is a combination of casual, and critical listening to music and HT. Critical listening time tends to be short 5 - 15 minutes at a time. Hard to find enough listening time.
This will be my first speaker with a ribbon tweeter.
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