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post #2461 of 3465 Old 05-22-2011, 07:59 PM
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My complete stereo, when I first posted I had just bought a new 5.1 speaker pack, now I have the extra surrounds, second sub and new amp as well as custom built speaker stands.

Please excuse me for being content with my stereo that didn't cost $10k/s

Besides a likely receiver upgrade in a few years. I'm good for a long time.




I have my PC hooked up to said setup although the tower is out of sight. There are more 7.x PC games than I realised...
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^^^^

I bet Trent sounds pretty good on that system. I've got 2 Energy CF-70's, but I still need to pick up a receiver and sub. Then I can rock some NIN
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I bet Trent sounds pretty good on that system. I've got 2 Energy CF-70's, but I still need to pick up a receiver and sub. Then I can rock some NIN

It really does sound amazing. I was dubious as to the 'boost' in quality going from my 'Beside you in time' DVD to Blu-Ray given how good the DVD audio was compared to most other music DVD's, but there was still a massive boost.

It's a shame you can't get pure DTS-MA audio blu-rays or something, 2 channel 16bit music cd's are a bit sad nowadays...
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I have the following:

32" dynex Lcd hdtv 1080i
120gig ps3 slim
250gig 360 slim


**All ran through Hdmi on the Sony receiver**

2x Infinity Rs2 bookshelfs
2x Infinity SS2003 w/ upgraded Mtx Eliminators
2x Klh 9123 cabinets w/ upgraded Audiobahn Aw1251t drivers
2x Advent towers w/ upgraded Piazo horns, and JL 8w3 drivers

**they are all sitting on top of black wooden speaker stands**

1x Sony str-dg820 Receiver
1x Sae a105 amp
2x Bsr dr-sw15x2 unpowered subs (they run off the Sae)
1x Optimus 400watt 4 ohm stable powered sub w/ upgraded JL 12w3 sub

And probabily about 600ft of speaker wire running every which way. (poses a health risk for my speakers If I was to trip) How can I add a video on here? I want to post one up.
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Living Room:

2 RBH MC-616 (left and right)
1 RBH MC-414 (center)
2 RBH MC-615 (surrounds)
1 Velodyne DEQ-12r

Bedroom:
2 PSB Alpha b (paid $8 for!)

Bathroom:
1 RBH A-615D

Basement:
I had a Yamaha tower setup I bought while in college but just sold it all.
2 Pioneer bookshelves (free) soon to be replaced by a Klipsch RF-82 surround system!!!!!
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Home Theater setup:
Pioneer VSX-920K
Energy CF-30 Front L/R
Energy Take Classic rears, heights and center (until I get my CC-10)
ESW-8HG (Take Classic) sub

Comp uses Bose Companion 2

For those looking into getting Energy speakers, or upgrading their current Energy setup, here are some reviews I've written that may help:http://www.tempestaudio.blogspot.com  (haven't updated in a while, but include Energy Take Classic 5.1, RC-10, CF-70, and CC-10)

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Hey there!!

so new here... had an old Sherwood RV-4050R which I only used in stereo with the infinity speakers. I liked it a lot...but now... WOW! I actually haven't got the sub yet... going tomorrow... any thoughts if I should go with another? on special at FS and I have neighbors so don't want to go overboard...

rec: Denon AVR-791
front: 2 X polk RTI-A7
center 1 x CSI A4
back: 2 x Infinity sterling ss2004 mkII
sub: energy ESW-C8
TV: 46" samsung lcd 120hz
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Hey there!!

so new here... had an old Sherwood RV-4050R which I only used in stereo with the infinity speakers. I liked it a lot...but now... WOW! I actually haven't got the sub yet... going tomorrow... any thoughts if I should go with another? on special at FS and I have neighbors so don't want to go overboard...

rec: Denon AVR-791
front: 2 X polk RTI-A7
center 1 x CSI A4
back: 2 x Infinity sterling ss2004 mkII
sub: energy ESW-C8
TV: 46" samsung lcd 120hz

Infinitys are AWESOME!! They pack so much sound in such little cabinets. And as for the sub, I have no clue. But good luck!
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Infinitys are AWESOME!! They pack so much sound in such little cabinets. And as for the sub, I have no clue. But good luck!

Indeed!!

installed the sub yesterday... to think I thought I didn't need it lol... amazing stuff... and I haven't even run odyssey yet...
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Pictures of my stereo finally! I only took pics of one half, The other side is exactly the same.


This is my Klh cabinet with the Audiobahn, and above to the right is my sae Amp, below the Klh is the Bsr 15" end table sub. I have 2 of everything (except Sae)

This is my Rs2 (infinity Far left), my Ss2003 with Mtx upgrade (middle), and my advent with Jl upgrade (far right) all on top of stands, Exact replica on the right side of the room.
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Hi,

New memberr here


Have Velodyne VX-10 (sub)
KL-6504-THX front and rear (in walls)
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Hi, not-so-new member,but this is my first post.

Bit of a hodge podge on the speakers :

FRONT L/R : Klipsch Synergy F1
CENTER : Klipsch Synergy C1

SURROUND L/R : Yamaha NS-A325

SURROUND BACK L/R : Monsoon PM Series (from PC system)

SUBWOOFER : Yamaha YST-SW150

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I have been away from this board for a couple of years and am looking to upgrade audio, but how does Hsu currently rate with the AVS crowd?
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My complete stereo, when I first posted I had just bought a new 5.1 speaker pack, now I have the extra surrounds, second sub and new amp as well as custom built speaker stands.

Please excuse me for being content with my stereo that didn't cost $10k/s

Besides a likely receiver upgrade in a few years. I'm good for a long time.

I have my PC hooked up to said setup although the tower is out of sight. There are more 7.x PC games than I realised...
I have that exact same speaker setup except that I have only one sub(YST-SW315) . (IMO) It's hard finding something of similar quality at even close the price of the NS-series. What AVR are you using? I'm using a RX-V1800 and I'm loving the soundstage these puppy's deliver

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Just picked up the 340SEs and F15 from Ascend. I'm thinking about adding another F15 in the near future.


For this large room, I honestly think pro-audio + acoustic treatments (to prevent reflections) would give a MUCH better result, closer to what you would hear with those speakers in a smaller room. I'm not saying your speakers are in any way bad, and they may even sound decent in this room, but this room to sound really, really good, you'll need more SPL output capability and room treatments.
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Kenwood JL-690s, Polk CS-1, HSU VTF1, KLH cheapos.
I also have a pair of Polk Monitor 7s for vintage system #1 and Pioneer HPM-100s (200 watt version) for vintage system #2
*Edit: No longer have the Paradigms.
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I haven't seen any ATC speakers in this thread. I use three of them across the front:-



They are fully active with three amps in each speaker. ATC make everything themselves apart from the tweeter.
I use a pair of Genelecs for the rears.
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I haven't seen any ATC speakers in this thread. I use three of them across the front:-



They are fully active with three amps in each speaker. ATC make everything themselves apart from the tweeter.
I use a pair of Genelecs for the rears.

ATC=superb

There are several mfrs with 3" dome mids, well this one is the real deal.


Thanks for the pic

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Upgrading to the Paradigm Reference set:

2 S8 Fronts
1 C5 Center
2 ADP3 Surround (still waiting delivery)
2 ADP3 Rears (still waiting delivery)
1 Sub 25- (biting the bit for another)

Hooked up right now to the Pioneer SC-09, great system and very well worth the time and wait. Lol
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I haven't seen any ATC speakers in this thread. I use three of them across the front:-



They are fully active with three amps in each speaker. ATC make everything themselves apart from the tweeter.
I use a pair of Genelecs for the rears.

Bravo! Fully active speakers with a large-treated dome midrange. That must sound VERY smooth!
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I recently upgraded my system from Atlantic Technology 8200e's to Triad Platinums.


(Those are Seaton Submersives HP's between the Triads. There is a 3rd Submersive in the back.)



To put it mildly, the Triads ROCK!

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I recently upgraded my system from Atlantic Technology 8200e's to Triad Platinums.
To put it mildly, the Triads ROCK!

Craig

That really looks good - Enjoy!

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Yeah, that setup looks great!

For those looking into getting Energy speakers, or upgrading their current Energy setup, here are some reviews I've written that may help:http://www.tempestaudio.blogspot.com  (haven't updated in a while, but include Energy Take Classic 5.1, RC-10, CF-70, and CC-10)

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I recently upgraded my system from Atlantic Technology 8200e's to Triad Platinums.

Can you please PM me your address? And the dates of any out-of-town trips you may have scheduled?

What? No reason...just curious...
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I recently upgraded my system from Atlantic Technology 8200e's to Triad Platinums.


(Those are Seaton Submersives HP's between the Triads. There is a 3rd Submersive in the back.)



To put it mildly, the Triads ROCK!

Craig
ok now i hate you

i gotta ask, why didn't you go with 3 identical LCR's ?

All this noise about noise.
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ok now i hate you

Funny, Paul Scarpelli said the same thing!
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...0#post20539960

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i gotta ask, why didn't you go with 3 identical LCR's ?

I bought the system used and it came with a CC. If I'd have had the choice, I would have gotten a 3rd LCR, but beggars can't be choosers.

I did speak to Paul Scarpelli about the CC, and he assured me that the crossover to the midrange drivers is low enough that lobing is not a big issue. l gotta say, I don't have any issues with the horizontal CC now that it's on the stand.

I had a friend and forum member, DMark1 make the stands for me. I "helped" (read: "Shop Lackey and Gopher"), but he was the designer and builder. He does incredible work. He also builds drum kits in his spare time: http://www.markleycustomdrums.com/index.htm

The stands were designed to get the tweeters all at the same height, and you can see from the pic's that it was indeed successful.



I also added Triad Silver Monitors for the surrounds. I got 2 pairs and placed one in the Wides positions and one in the Side Surrounds position. Here's one of the Wides:



The are not at the "recommended" 60 degrees, but they are in the only place they *can* be in in my room. I posted some listening impressions in the Triad owners thread:
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...1#post20540371

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Can you please PM me your address? And the dates of any out-of-town trips you may have scheduled?

What? No reason...just curious...

I live at:
666 Arctic Circle Drive
The North Pole

I'll be away the evening of December 24th.


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LOL

well enjoy them, i'm sure you will

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i live at:
666 arctic circle drive
the north pole

i'll be away the evening of december 24th.

:d:d:d

lololol !!

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Funny, Paul Scarpelli said the same thing!
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...0#post20539960



I bought the system used and it came with a CC. If I'd have had the choice, I would have gotten a 3rd LCR, but beggars can't be choosers.

I did speak to Paul Scarpelli about the CC, and he assured me that the crossover to the midrange drivers is low enough that lobing is not a big issue. l gotta say, I don't have any issues with the horizontal CC now that it's on the stand.

I had a friend and forum member, DMark1 make the stands for me. I "helped" (read: "Shop Lackey and Gopher"), but he was the designer and builder. He does incredible work. He also builds drum kits in his spare time: http://www.markleycustomdrums.com/index.htm

The stands were designed to get the tweeters all at the same height, and you can see from the pic's that it was indeed successful.



I also added Triad Silver Monitors for the surrounds. I got 2 pairs and placed one in the Wides positions and one in the Side Surrounds position. Here's one of the Wides:



The are not at the "recommended" 60 degrees, but they are in the only place they *can* be in in my room. I posted some listening impressions in the Triad owners thread:
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...1#post20540371

Craig

Oh boy. You have a speaker with (unarguably) top-3 (in the world) midrange driver (scanspeak with slit-cone). If you are going to have a world class speaker like THAT in your home, you better FIND a way to position that surround speaker to the side of your listening position. Hire a contractor if you have to and get a ceiling pole-mount installed to hold that surround. That kind of install position is embarrassing and I want it fixed now.
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