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Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-23-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 1,058
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Posted By SimpleTheater
It took me a few months to save up for a...

It took me a few months to save up for a Connect:Amp for my garage. All I did was not take the family out to dinner once a month for three months. It always amazes me when my friends see my SONOS...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-23-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 370
Views: 10,105
Posted By SimpleTheater
HOLD down <ALT> then press 0 1 6 2 Just my...

HOLD down <ALT> then press 0 1 6 2

Just my 2¢ :)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-21-2014, 04:09 AM
Replies: 370
Views: 10,105
Posted By SimpleTheater
One area that is sometimes over looked with AVR's...

One area that is sometimes over looked with AVR's is power rating vs reality. My local Anthem dealer helped convince me that a company's reputation carries some merit. They have this link on their...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-20-2014, 03:28 AM
Replies: 370
Views: 10,105
Posted By SimpleTheater
I think the piece you're missing is that while I...

I think the piece you're missing is that while I and others don't agree their are sound differences between amps and bluray players, that we see no value in an OPPO versus some $39 WalMart special.
...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-18-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 1,058
Views: 154,963
Posted By SimpleTheater
I'll admit I'm confused. Not clear from the link...

I'll admit I'm confused. Not clear from the link what the issue is, since I stream music. Please clarify.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-18-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 10,105
Posted By SimpleTheater
Take a look at the new Anthem recievers. made in...

Take a look at the new Anthem recievers. made in China.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-18-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 370
Views: 10,105
Posted By SimpleTheater
I heard a difference. Not from the sound output,...

I heard a difference. Not from the sound output, but the player itself. My neighbor just bought a WalMart special $59 BluRay player and he forgot to buy an HDMI cable. I brought over an extra one...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-18-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 370
Views: 10,105
Posted By SimpleTheater
He's just trolling. He doesn't have the...

He's just trolling. He doesn't have the equipment he says, as most people with money don't act like children. Seriously, a Krell amp hooked up to $120 speakers? I put my money into an acoustically...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-18-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 370
Views: 10,105
Posted By SimpleTheater
There are two possibilities. One, the...

There are two possibilities. One, the differences between the two are measurable but inaudible. This is usually the situation as extremely sensitive equipment can detect differences even dogs...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-18-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 370
Views: 10,105
Posted By SimpleTheater
Multiple blind studies have been conducted. ...

Multiple blind studies have been conducted.

http://www.nousaine.com/pdfs/To%20Tweak%20or%20Not.pdf
So what does all of this mean? Well, from past research we know that amplifiers, cables and CD...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-18-2014, 03:42 AM
Replies: 370
Views: 10,105
Posted By SimpleTheater
First, thank your lucky stars you were convinced...

First, thank your lucky stars you were convinced to go Emotiva rather than Krell. Second, realize that most people truly believe they hear a difference. They are told a $3000 amp is better, they...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-17-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 370
Views: 10,105
Posted By SimpleTheater
This website has some nice links to past testing:...

This website has some nice links to past testing:
http://www.roger-russell.com/truth/truth.htm

Everyone should be familiar with the 1987 Stereo Review test of a cheap $220 Pioneer receiver versus...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-17-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 370
Views: 10,105
Posted By SimpleTheater
There is only one good reason to go with...

There is only one good reason to go with separates - actually I will argue there is only one good reason to get a separate amplifier, no good reason to go with a separate pre-amp. That reason is...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   07-08-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 14,701
Views: 568,243
Posted By SimpleTheater
The Delegates - "The Diary of Hamilton Fish" ...

The Delegates - "The Diary of Hamilton Fish"
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61ECte1jAQL._SL500_AA280_.jpg
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   07-03-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 14,701
Views: 568,243
Posted By SimpleTheater
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/8f/Lets...

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/8f/Lets_get_out_of_this_country.jpg
Forum: Latest Industry News   07-01-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 18,054
Posted By SimpleTheater
Not quite the right analogy. You can use your...

Not quite the right analogy. You can use your Plasma TV until it dies. Betamax / HD-DVD & 8-tracks are just bricks since nothing new will ever be released for them again.
Forum: Speakers   06-13-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 30,638
Views: 2,790,544
Posted By SimpleTheater
v3's are quite a few years old and a lot of...

v3's are quite a few years old and a lot of technology has gone into developing the cabinets of the v5 series. I've been quoted $3,500 *NEW* v5's for a pair of 100's and a 690 just last year, prior...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   05-31-2014, 12:45 AM
Replies: 1,058
Views: 154,963
Posted By SimpleTheater
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by mepstein10 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1074710/official-sonos-owners-thread/960#post_24753387)

It was fun having it, but I...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-21-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 740
Posted By SimpleTheater
About $1,200 for an Anthem PVA2. With my S8's I...

About $1,200 for an Anthem PVA2. With my S8's I fell in love with the look of the Yamaha AS2000. With both a MM & MC phono input, and being an integrated amp you don't need anything else. My dealer...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   05-21-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 1,058
Views: 154,963
Posted By SimpleTheater
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by funhouse69 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1074710/official-sonos-owners-thread/930#post_24744986)

What is going on with the...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   05-20-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 606
Views: 33,508
Posted By SimpleTheater
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by ellisr63 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1509173/soundproofing-master-thread/450#post_24734145)

We have a 24 port switch and...
Forum: Speakers   05-14-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 30,638
Views: 2,790,544
Posted By SimpleTheater
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Pzouboul http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/559431/paradigm-owners-thread/30150#post_24716360)

I'm not sure how the Studio 20...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   04-29-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 1,331
Views: 182,507
Posted By SimpleTheater
Is resilient channel (assuming done correctly)...

Is resilient channel (assuming done correctly) and then double drywall with Green Glue redundant or does the resilient channel still help? I read that resilient channel should add 3 - 5 STC if done...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   04-29-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 616
Posted By SimpleTheater
This stuff isn't terribly priced @ $67/sheet for...

This stuff isn't terribly priced @ $67/sheet for 4 x 10.
http://www.lowes.com/ProductDisplay?partNumber=89013-272-GB10011000&catalogId=10051&storeId=10151&langId=-1&productId=3045179

If these...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   04-29-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 1,331
Views: 182,507
Posted By SimpleTheater
The MrQuote:Originally Posted by...

The MrQuote:Originally Posted by BasementBob http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/456614/green-glue/1290#post_24659004)

Have you handled humidity and oxygen...
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