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Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   11-23-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By beaveav
mcnarus - If I'm not mistaken, the Yamaha RS-300...

mcnarus - If I'm not mistaken, the Yamaha RS-300 is an old-school analog-only stereo receiver, meaning it has no digital inputs and it does not convert any incoming analog signals to digital for...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-22-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 613
Posted By beaveav
Did the dealer make sure you were comparing the...

Did the dealer make sure you were comparing the two amps at exactly the same level?
Oh wait, I just saw that you compared a S-S monoblock with a lower power tube amp. All bets are off. That one...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-22-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 613
Posted By beaveav
The difference you heard is likely not due to the...

The difference you heard is likely not due to the different amplifier but to the different room. Bass performance is hugely dependent on room dimensions, speaker placement, listening position in the...
Forum: Speakers   11-22-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 762
Posted By beaveav
Take a look at most $500 AVRs compared to most...

Take a look at most $500 AVRs compared to most $500 dedicated stereo receivers (give or take a couple hundred dollars easily). For example, Yamaha's stereo receivers, compared to their AVRs in the...
Forum: Speakers   11-22-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 762
Posted By beaveav
The other misinformation has been addressed by...

The other misinformation has been addressed by other posters, so I won't repeat.

Denon doesn't use class D amps in their AVRs. Neither does Yamaha. Nor Onkyo. Sony, I'm not sure but I don't...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   11-22-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 143
Posted By beaveav
All good speakers. But if bass and volume are...

All good speakers. But if bass and volume are your biggest requirements, I agree with the others: You should be looking at getting two good subwoofers. Maybe even get high quality...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   11-22-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 785
Posted By beaveav
:confused: So he admittedly made a...

:confused: So he admittedly made a generalization, and you think you proved him wrong by giving one counterexample?
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   11-20-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 785
Posted By beaveav
Because you read magazine/online reviews of audio...

Because you read magazine/online reviews of audio equipment, believe what they say, and are about 20-30 years behind technology because of it. :)
Forum: Speakers   11-20-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 256
Posted By beaveav
I think I remember reading that when you posted...

I think I remember reading that when you posted it first. You may be right, but also keep in mind that each successive tower is more sensitive. So, if for example, you compared the R500 next to the...
Forum: Speakers   11-20-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 256
Posted By beaveav
I expected somebody would post that graph. ...

I expected somebody would post that graph.

First, I don't really think of the 1.2kHz to 3kHz range as being mids. Upper mids, maybe. I think of mids more in the 200Hz to 1 or 2kHz. Listen to...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   11-19-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 274
Posted By beaveav
Manufacturers design the products to work with...

Manufacturers design the products to work with whatever brand of wire is of appropriate length, gauge, etc. They don't design them with a certain brand in mind because the brand of wire shouldn't...
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   11-19-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 861
Views: 42,931
Posted By beaveav
That's good that you don't hear a difference. ...

That's good that you don't hear a difference. From an engineering perspective, there shouldn't be one. The XLR ins/outs should only be needed if/when you have a really long cable run, such as in...
Forum: Speakers   11-19-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 256
Posted By beaveav
Can you share links to measurements that show...

Can you share links to measurements that show this? From what I've seen of measurements on various European sites, the two speakers (along with the R900) measure very similarly in the mids and...
Forum: Speakers   11-19-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 256
Posted By beaveav
I'm sorry, I'm not following what you're saying...

I'm sorry, I'm not following what you're saying here. Built in cabinets next to what? From your drawing, it looks like the wall behind the TV & speakers has a built in cabinet. The issues with the...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   11-19-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 785
Posted By beaveav
:eek:

:eek:
Forum: Speakers   11-19-2014, 04:17 PM
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Views: 701,272
Posted By beaveav
I'm generally afraid of, uh, generalizations, but...

I'm generally afraid of, uh, generalizations, but the comments above mirror my experience as well. PSBs neutral or slightly warm, mellow. Monitor Audio more detailed and forward but can be slightly...
Forum: Speakers   11-19-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 256
Posted By beaveav
By itself, the R700 is probably better than the...

By itself, the R700 is probably better than the R500.

But that's a relatively small room, and the R700s might dominate it visually. Plus, if you're using a subwoofer, the extended bass of the...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   11-18-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,065
Posted By beaveav
This proves that you've missed the point...

This proves that you've missed the point entirely. I give up. :(
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   11-18-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,065
Posted By beaveav
While some may have said it, I've never said ALL...

While some may have said it, I've never said ALL DACs sound alike. Just that most of them do, and the ones that don't are flawed. :)

As for your experience, I agree it's fascinating. But it...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-18-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 321
Posted By beaveav
Speakers are too close to the sidewalls and...

Speakers are too close to the sidewalls and pointed directly ahead. Looks like a long, narrow room, in which you have lots of reflections off the sidewalls.

Try swapping the position of the right...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   11-18-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,065
Posted By beaveav
That's all fine with me. But this is supposedly...

That's all fine with me. But this is supposedly an AV "Science" forum, no? So to some of us, it's not just about casually picking what you like. Some of us design and test this stuff for a living.
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   11-18-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,065
Posted By beaveav
Steve, If I pour two glasses of water, chill...

Steve,
If I pour two glasses of water, chill one for a while and leave the other on the counter, then ask you to pick which one tastes better, what would you say?
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   11-18-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,065
Posted By beaveav
I already gave the "method." If you missed it,...

I already gave the "method." If you missed it, well....
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   11-18-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,065
Posted By beaveav
Once again, the point flies way, way over your...

Once again, the point flies way, way over your head. It's sad, really.
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   11-18-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,065
Posted By beaveav
Pot, meet kettle. If by "contrarians" you...

Pot, meet kettle.

If by "contrarians" you mean Bill Fitzmaurice, and me, and all the people who questioned your poll on how much people spend on wires/cables, then, well, I'm happy to be in that...
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