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Old 04-11-2015, 01:30 PM
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Im thinking of picking up some SVS Ultra's
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Hi, I'm sigpig, and I'm an AVS noob.

I have two setups, one in the living room, and the other in the basement.
The living room has a 46" Insignia LCD TV, a Samsung BD-P2500, Apple TV2, a PVR from our cable company, a Yamaha DSP-3000 (with wired Yamaha SW) to make all the stuff sound nice, and a Logitech Harmony One to make everything work together nicely.

The basement, however, gets the better stuff <evil grin>.

We have a (better) 55" Insignia LED LCD TV (pretty much Samsung under a different name), an HD cable box, a Western Digital Live TV media streamer (with 2TB HDD),a Samsung BD-P1600, and a Pioneer Elite SC-61 to drive the following speakers:
Post Audio DM-16 fronts (more on these below);
PSB Alpha One Front Heights;
Goldenear ForceField 3 1kW Subwoofer;
Sinclair Audio Sculptura Ci Centre (Need Advice!!!); and
Bose 201 Mk V Rear Surrounds (Real. Bose. Direct/Reflecting. Speakers).

The Post Audio DM-16s are monsters. They have 2 honkin' 12" woofers, a 5" mid-range, and a 1" tweeter. The info sticker tells me the following:
Operative power range: 10-300 Watts
Recommended Amp power: 10-170 Watts RMS
Frequency response: 28Hz - 20kHz
Crossover: 2kHz and 5kHz
Efficiency: 100dB
8 Ohms

What I would REALLY appreciate is some advice on a centre-channel speaker that would do justice to both the SC-61 and DM-16s, since a) the AVR is such a great piece of technology (especially for the deal I got), and b) I need a centre-channel that would provide the power, wide sound-stage, and, most of all, the CLARITY that is lacking in the Sculptura.

I have given the following speakers considerable thought, and ALMOST purchased the most expensive one (but held back due to some high-pressured sales tactics):

Totem Tribe 3 (demo sale, nearly 1/2 price);
Goldernear Supersat 60;
B&W HTM61 S2;
Paradigm Centre 3;
Paradigm Milennia 20; and
Totem Dreamcatcher Centre.

As you can see, I'm talking about somewhat serious speakers, not what you'd get at your local big box store. Being in Canada also has it's limitations, as we have limited delivery options from the USA. Any and all advice is welcome, especially if there is a speaker I haven't thought of yet. Of course, the best centre is another DM-16, but those are hard to find.
I can't speak to the other speakers you have listed but I do have the Paradigm Center 3 and can say that I am completely happy with it. Crisp, clear sound and is a good deal for the price. It sounds great with my Marantz receiver. Gets my recommendation
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I have a pair of Altec-Lansing 604s, mounted in a custom bass reflex enclosure. The first was built around 1955, and the second about ten years later when we went to stereo.



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^^That's cool. I'd love to hear how that sounds.

B&W CM9 S2, B&W CMC2 S2, DefTech XTR-20BP, SVS SB-2000, Parasound Halo A21, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Samsung UN55F8000, Apple Mac Mini, Iomega NAS
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Im thinking of picking up some SVS Ultra's

Go for it!
You will not be disappointed


Love mine's (2 of them).
The only reason, I got 2 was due to a concrete floor and the second one did not solve the tactile problem.
Buttkickers did


Sound wise, 1 was enough


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I have a pair of Altec-Lansing 604s, mounted in a custom bass reflex enclosure. The first was built around 1955, and the second about ten years later when we went to stereo.




Thanks for the pics
I grew-up on Altec-Lansing, not as old, mid 70's.
But still nice to see some vantage speaker


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Go for it!
You will not be disappointed


Love mine's (2 of them).
The only reason, I got 2 was due to a concrete floor and the second one did not solve the tactile problem.
Buttkickers did


Sound wise, 1 was enough


Ray
Here in Florida no basement and concrete floor too.

I ended up with 2 18" martycubes , 2 12 infinity's near field, and the best was bass shakers too. That really brings everything together.
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Go for it!
You will not be disappointed


Love mine's (2 of them).
The only reason, I got 2 was due to a concrete floor and the second one did not solve the tactile problem.
Buttkickers did


Sound wise, 1 was enough


Ray
they'll be here on saturday!
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Here in Florida no basement and concrete floor too.

I ended up with 2 18" martycubes , 2 12 infinity's near field, and the best was bass shakers too. That really brings everything together.

Yes concrete floor can suck the life of any tactile feeling, no matter how good the sub is, unless you have a sub floor built over.
Bass shakers is a great way to take care of the problem and also give you the option of how much tactile your prefer


Some like a lot of it, others just enough to make the experience better without over doing it.
This way you can have more tactile with less bass or less tactile with more bass, or a more balance between the two.
I fall in the last camp.


For me, just like you, it brought everything together
A good investment for a little bit of time and some experiment to find a tuning point



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they'll be here on saturday!

Cool


Let us know how you like or not happy with them
This site is all about sharing each and other impression with many different products.


I personally think you will be happy, but if you are not it is also important that you share with the community.


Lot's of time, it is the room and not the product and this is where other members can come in to help


Happy listening.


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Cool


Let us know how you like or not happy with them
This site is all about sharing each and other impression with many different products.


I personally think you will be happy, but if you are not it is also important that you share with the community.


Lot's of time, it is the room and not the product and this is where other members can come in to help


Happy listening.


Ray
will do my man

once everything is setup I'll post a review and pics of room etc
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will do my man

once everything is setup I'll post a review and pics of room etc

Looking forward to it


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Philharmonic Slims

Look nice
Also it look like you have a serious turntable.


You should list your equipment's


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recently picked up new front L/R spkrs, POLK AUDIO RTiA5's - love them, gorgeous cherry finish. was going to get the CSiA4 Center in cherry, but will prob wait a bit, as my CS2 has two 6.50" drivers, & the A4 only has two 5.25" :shrug:


might change my mind; not sure yet tho'.
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Main HT system:

Pioneer ELITE VSX-82TSX/ Emotiva XPA-2
Pioneer ELITE BDP-23FD
Paradigm Studio 100 v.2's w/ v.5 tweeters and Signature mids
Paradigm Studio 40 v.4's, Paradigm Millenia 30 center
Paradigm Cinema 70's(Surround Back)
Paradigm DSP-3200 w/ BASH 500S amp

Bedroom system:

Onkyo TX-SR414
Paradigm 3SE mKII's
Paradigm Cinema Center/ Surrounds

Computer Speakers:

Paradigm Shift A2 powered monitors

Garage system:

Nad 7400 stereo receiver
Altec Lansing Three Series 2's

Pioneer ELITE VSX-82TSX/ Emotiva XPA-2
Pioneer ELITE BDP-23FD
Paradigm Studio 100 v.2's w/ v.5 tweeters and Signature mids
Paradigm Studio 40 v.4's, Paradigm Millenia 30 center
Paradigm Cinema 70's(Surround Back)
Paradigm DSP-3200 w/ BASH 500S amp
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Look nice
Also it look like you have a serious turntable.


You should list your equipment's


Ray
Nothing special, but here goes:

Mains - Philharmonic Slims (Cabinets made by Jim Salk, Curly Maple with smokey silver tint)
Surrounds - Energy CB-10
Sub - PSA XV15se

AVR - Yamaha RX-V2700
Amplification - Emotiva UPA200 (for front main speakers)
Turntable - Music Hall
BluRay - Sony BDP-N460 (soon to be upgraded to Oppo)
Apple TV
MacBook Pro for music server
Panamax MR4300
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I'm using Ohm Acoustics:


Fronts: Walsh 2000's
Front Heights: Walsh 2000 satellite Omni's
Center: Custom Micro Walsh Center curved.
Rear Surrounds: Walsh Super 2000 Omni's
Sub Woofer


I have a small-medium sized living room used as a home theater and for music. The Ohm's are incredible but a little pricey. You can go to their web site and see some of the deals where you can get them a little cheaper. You have to hear them to really appreciate them.
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Nothing special, but here goes:

Mains - Philharmonic Slims (Cabinets made by Jim Salk, Curly Maple with smokey silver tint)
Surrounds - Energy CB-10
Sub - PSA XV15se

AVR - Yamaha RX-V2700
Amplification - Emotiva UPA200 (for front main speakers)
Turntable - Music Hall
BluRay - Sony BDP-N460 (soon to be upgraded to Oppo)
Apple TV
MacBook Pro for music server
Panamax MR4300

Oppo have serve me well over the years.
Started with the 83 and now the 103.


Their customer service was more than excellent when I had a problem after warranty with the 83.
So when the 103 came along, it was a natural step for me


Just out curiosity what model is your "Music Hall" turntable.


And thank for posting


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Radford Bookshelf, set up and asking for feedback?

Hi all
id like to start by saying this is my first post to a forum.

I have recently come into possession of a set up (i know little about hifi set ups), it includes: Radford bookshelf speakers, Harman Kardon t30c (turntable), Kenwood Ka-4002 (amp).

I mainly listen to electronic music on my turntable and also through one of the red, white inputs on my amp... which sounds amazing through these speakers.

I just kinda mainly wanted to ask what people thought of the Radford bookshelf speaker and a price estimate just so i know what i'm looking at if i ever what to upgrade.

Unfortunately the writing has faded from the tags so i'm not sure about model number but i have attached some photos. I read somewhere that taking the grill off would help distinguish what/when it was made i was a bit scared to.

Thanks guys
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