Whew, this thread is on fyah!!!!! Let's do this thing, one at a time. . .
Originally Posted by scottiemon
I was wondering what was up. How the heck do they "lose" a weeks worth of conversations?
I guess the backup servers crashed too. Now all of our posts will be "lost, like tears in the rain." Bonus points if you can name that quote!
Originally Posted by Rinzen
Im waiting for more reviews for the 4T.
Any opinions on the 4C vs 5C? looking to pair it up with the 4Ts fronts and 4Bs for surrounds.
For me I let the distance from the screen guide my decision as to what to recommend. Both are great centers but the 5C does offer more bass, fuller mids and more projection all of which come into greater play as you get further away from the screen. My general rule of thumb is that the 4C does a great job at 10 feet and under. If you are 12 feet or more away from the screen you should probably be looking at the 5C. Similarly if you are more than 15 feet away that's when the 6C starts coming into the picture. Next!
Originally Posted by ejhuzy
Ok guys, time to spend my money. I'm about to purchase some Aperions and I'm trying to decide which way to go. My room is 16' W x 18' D x 8' H. I'll be listening to 99.99% movies. I have a SMX AT screen. Here's what I've boiled my choices down to based on budget and room for speakers. Also, because I'm using a AT screen, I want my L/C/R speakers to all be the same, no special center. The room has been treated for acoustics by bpape.
I'm going 7.1 and will be using 5DB's for the sides and 4B's for the rears.
I'm trying to decide between 3 5B's or 3 4T's for the L/C/R. The other choice is which sub to buy. I've boiled it down to either a Bravus 10D or a Hsu VTF-2 MK3.
Ok, let fire the opinions
Hmmm, I still think a traditional center would be best as our centers use a vertical array orientation which creates a nice wide dispersion pattern and the 5C also has the extra 4" midrange driver which will help the clarity of movie dialog, also all of our speakers are timbre matched so that's not an issue. If you really want them all to be the same though I would go with the 4T as it does have more projection and a wider soundstage than the 5B, mids will be a fuller as well. If you go that route I would be curious to hear how it sounds with the AT, thanks! Next!
Originally Posted by Mr.Metal
I just read the CNET review of the Aperion Intimus 4T Hybrid system, which definitely sparked my interest. I'm looking for a system pretty much like this, for a 14' x 14' basement room (no windows, only one closed door), to go with my 50" plasma (TV against one wall, couch on the wall opposite). I will use it mostly for HT, though also some gaming and probably some music. I have a few questions that perhaps existing owners or someone knowledgeable can answer:
1. The dual 8" sub seems a little underpowered and only goes from 35 Hz. I'm a bass junkie, so I wanted to know what kind of performance I can expect from this 150 watt box.
2. If I were to stick to an Onkyo receiver, is there a recommended one for this setup? I'm wondering about the watts recommended to push these bad boys.
3. In case I'm underestimating the power of this setup, would it be overkill for my basement situation? I know I'd have a 30-day return policy, but I figured I'd ask
1. The 8D will go down to 30 Hz at -6 dB so if you bump the sub volume up adequately you will hear that frequency response. For a 14'X14' room it will have no trouble filling the space, we're talking about a class D 150 watt amp so it is mighty efficient. But if you really want to hear that 30-35 Hz region with authority then I would go with the 10.
2. Anything from the 606 up will do a great job with that system. If you really want to rock the whole neighborhood out then I would look at the 805 or the new 806.
3. We've got the 4Ts in a 15'X13' room here and I can tell you that it is not overkill at all, I think that system will rock in your room! If it were me I would go with the Bravus 8D, but that's a question of personal preference, if you really are a bass junkie
then maybe you will be more satisfied with the 10D.
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