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<<<snip>>>>Often people with "warm" or "laid back" speakers prefer going this route, since their highs are already rolling off due to the natural response of their speakers. On the other hand, people with speakers considered to be "bright" often lean towards modes that use Audyssey's reference curve or leaving re-eq on in THX modes, since otherwise the mix of a movie soundtrack can be too harsh and treble-y.
I use Polk RTi12 for R & L. They don't seem to be either warm or bright when being used in stereo with no processing... but my ears are quite old (comparatively to the majority of AVS folks, I'm guessing) and highs are no longer my strong suit Anyway, movie soundtracks seem dull and lifeless to me if re-eq is ON. I always use THX...

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I use Polk RTi12 for R & L. They don't seem to be either warm or bright when being used in stereo with no processing... but my ears are quite old (comparatively to the majority of AVS folks, I'm guessing) and highs are no longer my strong suit Anyway, movie soundtracks seem dull and lifeless to me if re-eq is ON. I always use THX...
I'm runnin' RTi12s for my mains, as well...

BTW grub -- I visited Half Moon Bay once on a work-related business trip, and LOVED IT. We stayed at the Ritz-Carlton, and I remember going to spots like Cameron's Pub and witnessing the pumpkin festival...wish I could afford to live there.

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I'm runnin' RTi12s for my mains, as well...

BTW grub -- I visited Half Moon Bay once on a work-related business trip, and LOVED IT. We stayed at the Ritz-Carlton, and I remember going to spots like Cameron's Pub and witnessing the pumpkin festival...wish I could afford to live there.
A lot of the San Mateo County coastside is not all that expensive (compared to almost any town on the bay-side). The commute is one of the reasons, all the roads out are one lane each direction. Another is the minimal infrastructure. Both are why some of us live here, though. Well, that and the Pacific ocean!

BTW: the Ritz is in a particularly expensive housing area

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A lot of the San Mateo County coastside is not all that expensive (compared to almost any town on the bay-side). The commute is one of the reasons, all the roads out are one lane each direction. Another is the minimal infrastructure. Both are why some of us live here, though. Well, that and the Pacific ocean!

BTW: the Ritz is in a particularly expensive housing area
I'm gonna pass that info about the "not all that expensive" real estate along to my wife...she should be thrilled...

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I just picked up a Transcendent Sound Grounded Grid Preamp for a really good price from Audiogon. It's a tube preamp. I'm trying to figure out how to integrate it into A HT setup and still use it for 2 Channel Music listening. My main fronts are Dahlquist 20i speakers. Center is a Klipsch KLF-C-7 which can handle up to 600 watts. It's a monster. Surrounds are Walsh Ohm 2 speakers. SVS PB10 Sub. The Dahlquist 20i speakers crave power and are somewhat inefficient 86db sensitivity.
My intention is to pick up a Amplifier probably SS A&B CLASS that's about 250-300 wpc to bring the Dahlquist 20i to life. Is their anyway to use the GCP preamp in tandem with the Onkyo 805 for both HT and 2 channel listening ? The preamp does not have HT Bypass. I'd like to use a Preamp and amplifier for listening to 2 channel and still have the preamp and amp available for 5.1 home theatre application. I would use the Onkyo 805 to drive the center and surrounds.
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