Thanks. SOMETHING is wierd at that Magnolia with -20 Db being just normal listening level on the 05. I wonder what? Are those Klipches unusually inefficient? Oh well, who cares, as long as you report that -20 Db is plenty lound.
At Magnolia, -10 Db was just getting irritatingly loud. I looked at my Tandberg 2075 stereo receiver just now. The volume knob goes from zero to nine. I was liistening to the new Elvis CD last night and had it set at 1/6 of the way from zero up to "1". That's right, far closer to zero than to 1. At "1" my Allison One speakers would be blown, and they go for $5,300 per pair now. I have the hearing of a German sheapard, so that was not the problem at Magnolia. I'm playing that CD on a Panny S-97 DVD player and running it into a tape input on the Tandberg. When I play an LP, which is properly playing through a phono input, around "3" on the volume knob is plenty loud. The Tandberg is 75 watts per channel.
The great news is "print out an on-line offer and bring it in and a manager will work with you" at Magnolia. That IS music to my ears.
At least at Magnolia, any thought that the salespeople are knowledgeable is now totally gone. They know that we educate ourselves at sites like this, and they just write up the orders. Before the internet, in the 70's, e.g., you found people in electronics stores who knew world's about the equipment.
Out in the main room they had another 05 playing the audio from a BR concert of The Police. Big $6,500 Elite plasma for the picture. Sitting about 7 feet from that is a LOT like being there. No scan lines visible and crystal clear. Too much for $ for me. A Vanns catalog that just came says 3-D TV is about to break upon us. A football game will be broadcast in 3-D in the next few weeks in the U.S. It will be a 2-D Samsung LN52A650 for me probably as soon as they fall under 2.
And how about those articulating mounts for the big-screens. One for $599- list- at Mag. can be pulled out 26" from the wall and rotates and pans and tilts so you can aim your TV anywhere in the room. And mounting it on that frees up the top shelf of a rack such as my Bello rack. They had this mount bolted to the wall and a big clear piece of plastic where the TV would be, so you can see exactly how the mount works. So cool I'll buy one.
Originally Posted by Gov
My SC-05 gets plently loud around -20db on my dial MCACC calibrated. Normal levels around -35db. At -10db I am getting blown out of the room! My speakers are 8ohm 92db 1 watt/1 meter