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Forum: Speakers   05-31-2015, 06:18 AM
Replies: 80
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Posted By Secret Squirrel
Extreme driver excursion like that is not what...

Extreme driver excursion like that is not what you want in an audio system. Despite how many times you see it posted on youtube. I have all kinds of midbass punch and lower bass in my 7.4 audio...
Forum: Speakers   05-28-2015, 05:28 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,251
Posted By Secret Squirrel
I think that you're possibly making a bad...

I think that you're possibly making a bad decision by selling your current audio gear. I've been in a similar situation as you trying to figure out why my midbass was lacking. I had very capable gear...
Forum: Speakers   03-15-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 61
Posted By Secret Squirrel
That driver in the speaker is blown. That crunchy...

That driver in the speaker is blown. That crunchy metal sound is the indicator that it's blown. Normally the inner parts of the speaker stay suspended in a magnetic field. When the speaker is working...
Forum: Speakers   03-01-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 739
Posted By Secret Squirrel
I have a similar system as the OP. I'm using more...

I have a similar system as the OP. I'm using more subs and also had a lack of midbass but had lower bass that wasn't tight. The key to fixing this is get the channel trim levels set correctly...
Forum: Speakers   02-24-2015, 11:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 276
Posted By Secret Squirrel
My mains are set to small as well as the rest of...

My mains are set to small as well as the rest of my speakers. I use an 80hz THX crossover. I like it because it's a steep fourth order crossover.
Forum: Speakers   02-24-2015, 05:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 276
Posted By Secret Squirrel
That's good to hear. Please keep us updated on...

That's good to hear. Please keep us updated on what you think of the sound improvements once you get the subwoofer installed and calibrated. Now you have money left over for a second XLS subwoofer...
Forum: Speakers   02-23-2015, 09:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 276
Posted By Secret Squirrel
I started buying my CLS speakers in 2008. At...

I started buying my CLS speakers in 2008. At first I was just planning on a 2.0 system with a subwoofer as a possibility. I bought an AVR at the time so I figured why not build a theater system. Then...
Forum: Speakers   02-23-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 276
Posted By Secret Squirrel
When I purchased my CV subs I got them for a...

When I purchased my CV subs I got them for a great deal. They're much more expensive now. They're good subs. The HSU is a great subwoofer. It should perform very well. Not two times better then a CV...
Forum: Speakers   02-23-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 276
Posted By Secret Squirrel
Yes

Yes
Forum: Speakers   02-23-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 276
Posted By Secret Squirrel
My room is approximately the same size as yours...

My room is approximately the same size as yours but open to a few other areas. It's been a while since I took the accurate measurements with a tape measure. Adding subwoofers to your current system...
Forum: Speakers   02-23-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 276
Posted By Secret Squirrel
I have an all Cerwin Vega theater. I have a pair...

I have an all Cerwin Vega theater. I have a pair of CLS-215's for mains, a CLS-6c center channel, CLS-10 towers for side surrounds, and CLS-6 book shelf speakers for rear surrounds, I also have quad...
Forum: Speakers   02-17-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 415
Posted By Secret Squirrel
Also make sure that you're not running your mains...

Also make sure that you're not running your mains full range. Just because they have 12" woofers doesn't mean the will give you the best sound. Using an 80hz crossover will give you better sound...
Forum: Speakers   02-08-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 186
Posted By Secret Squirrel
I think that putting your mains on stands is a...

I think that putting your mains on stands is a good idea. How you currently have them pushed to the back of the shelf is going to cause reflection issues with the flat shelf surface in front of the...
Forum: Speakers   02-01-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 155
Posted By Secret Squirrel
I don't have the same receiver. You need an SPL...

I don't have the same receiver. You need an SPL meter to set the channel trim levels or use the auto calibration mic if it has that available. Your speaker crossover seems high. 80hz is commonly...
Forum: Speakers   02-01-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 155
Posted By Secret Squirrel
If your system is calibrated properly -19db is...

If your system is calibrated properly -19db is pretty normal. You should be getting moderately loud at that volume level. I use close to a reference calibration. I use some slightly different numbers...
Forum: Speakers   01-17-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 151
Posted By Secret Squirrel
The CV XLS-28 is a very nice speaker. However, in...

The CV XLS-28 is a very nice speaker. However, in no way is it a full range speaker. Even the largest full range CV speakers perform better with a subwoofer or multiple subwoofers. The XLS-28 starts...
Forum: Speakers   01-04-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 291
Posted By Secret Squirrel
I don't have a specific AVR in mind for you. What...

I don't have a specific AVR in mind for you. What I do know is that at $600 is where AVR start to have pre amp outs. An AVR at around that price point has good amplification power on its own and nice...
Forum: Speakers   01-04-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 291
Posted By Secret Squirrel
Consider this as a slow build project. Especially...

Consider this as a slow build project. Especially if you're on a budget. A stereo receiver is very limited to adjustments and calibration. There's no crossover selections for later growth with...
Forum: Speakers   01-04-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 291
Posted By Secret Squirrel
Thanks for the link. I'll have to check that out.

Thanks for the link. I'll have to check that out.
Forum: Speakers   01-04-2015, 06:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 291
Posted By Secret Squirrel
An external DAC will have no benefit.I own a pair...

An external DAC will have no benefit.I own a pair of CLS-215's. They're very good speakers that can be a bit power hungry. They can be set up several ways depending on how you intend to use them....
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   01-01-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 304
Posted By Secret Squirrel
No, that's not exactly how the Airplay volume...

No, that's not exactly how the Airplay volume control is intended to work. You aren't supposed to ever turn the Airplay volume up all the way. Doing that can cause clipping and possibly damage the...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   12-29-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 304
Posted By Secret Squirrel
There are several amplifiers that will accomplish...

There are several amplifiers that will accomplish what you're trying to do. The only thing that you will need to change is trying to use a mini optical from the Airport to the amplifier. It's really...
Forum: Speakers   12-24-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 201
Posted By Secret Squirrel
I have a lot of experience with all of the...

I have a lot of experience with all of the speakers in the Cerwin Vega CLS line. It's very similar to the XLS line. My suggestion is that if you want XLS-12 mains you need to get the matching XLS...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-23-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,214
Posted By Secret Squirrel
Recording quality is a big deal. The way I think...

Recording quality is a big deal. The way I think of it is "Crap in=Crap out of your speakers". Room acoustics and system calibration are the keys to a great sounding system. The amount of money you...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-23-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,214
Posted By Secret Squirrel
Here's something that I have noticed about the...

Here's something that I have noticed about the Bash plate amplifiers on my subwoofers. The Ops problems could have something to do with this since he's using speaker binding posts hi/low connections...
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