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Forum: Speakers   03-08-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 31
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Posted By buzzy_
There's an old thread here about what a waste of...

There's an old thread here about what a waste of time and space it is to write and print reviews for speakers they decide they don't like. ...
Forum: Speakers   03-03-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 224
Posted By buzzy_
Exactly. There are a lot of products that have...

Exactly. There are a lot of products that have similar distribution arrangements (outside mass-market retailers) that have a similar markup structure.
Forum: Speakers   03-01-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 188
Posted By buzzy_
pwr4all3, You might wait a while, the woot deal...

pwr4all3, You might wait a while, the woot deal seems to re appear from time to time. The issue is getting a center speaker, if you need that.


How big is your room?
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   02-27-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 611
Views: 12,263
Posted By buzzy_
Did anyone in the thread actually read the...

Did anyone in the thread actually read the article? It seems not.

Not the best written article, but it covers most of the bases. Vinyl is euphonious, but it has many serious and unavoidable...
Forum: Speakers   02-26-2015, 12:02 PM
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Posted By buzzy_
IMO the best position is upside down, 8-10 feet...

IMO the best position is upside down, 8-10 feet high. With their design, they fire forward and upward. So upside down, they fire forward and downward.

Mounting them high also reduces the...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   02-24-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 515
Posted By buzzy_
I'll "calm down" when you stop telling people...

I'll "calm down" when you stop telling people made up stuff that's completely wrong.




This reflects zero real understanding of the CD specification and how the data stream is actually...
Forum: Speakers   02-22-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 137
Posted By buzzy_
carminepesce, how big a room, how far from the...

carminepesce, how big a room, how far from the listening position to the speakers? How loud do you like to listen? The comments about the sensitivity seem like the standard comment, and don't mean...
Forum: Speakers   02-21-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,609
Posted By buzzy_
Kal Rubinson really liked the Monitor Audio...

Kal Rubinson really liked the Monitor Audio Silver 8, December 2014 review:
http://www.stereophile.com/content/monitor-audio-silver-8-loudspeaker
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   02-20-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 515
Posted By buzzy_
C2 has nothing to do with accurate results - it's...

C2 has nothing to do with accurate results - it's about speed. Some believe rips using C2 run the risk of missing errors.

98-99% is just made up. There are other programs now.??? Sell what? EAC...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   02-20-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 366
Posted By buzzy_
This article does a decent job of explaining the...

This article does a decent job of explaining the range of important issues for CDs. It's not just about getting a technically good rip and compressing it, you also want to end up with tagged files...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   02-20-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 515
Posted By buzzy_
Stop this. You're just making most of this up. ...

Stop this. You're just making most of this up. You don't actually understand what EAC or the datastream is doing.

Yes, EAC on a computer is a good way to go.

No, it doesn't matter how old...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   02-20-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 496
Posted By buzzy_
But it's not a T Amp - it doesn't use a Tripath...

But it's not a T Amp - it doesn't use a Tripath chip. It uses an ST Microelectronics TDA7492.

As with most of these digital amps, the marketing materials exaggerate the output, but even with 8...
Forum: Speakers   02-01-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 192
Posted By buzzy_
No. There are "passive soundbars" at all kinds...

No. There are "passive soundbars" at all kinds of price points.

But there's not a lot of demand, as most people willing to buy and set up the receiver needed to use one would rather use a...
Forum: Speakers   01-24-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 853
Posted By buzzy_
No, they had a lot to do with ruining the theater...

No, they had a lot to do with ruining the theater experience. For example, forcing the audience to sit through ads to see a movie. (And I don't mean trailers, I mean the ads.)
Forum: Speakers   01-24-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 209
Posted By buzzy_
The Mirage is a better quality speaker, though...

The Mirage is a better quality speaker, though this is the least expensive line Mirage ever made AFAIK. It also will have better low end response and better power handling and sensitivity. But that...
Forum: Speakers   01-10-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,297
Posted By buzzy_
Those are actually pretty good for what they are....

Those are actually pretty good for what they are. The best selling Bluetooth speaker on Amazon. Great for listening to podcasts, internet radio, and a little music from your phone. Small enough...
Forum: Speakers   01-03-2015, 06:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 131
Posted By buzzy_
A Bluetooth or Airplay speaker, depending on (1)...

A Bluetooth or Airplay speaker, depending on (1) how committed you are to iOS and (2) how good your Wifi is where you plan to use it (remember that with Airplay both the source and the speaker have...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   12-19-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 611
Views: 12,263
Posted By buzzy_
Of course vinyl sounds better ... because it's...

Of course vinyl sounds better ... because it's the sound of a ringing cash register, if you're selling vinyl and turntables. The current cycle of making vinyl seem cool is a marketing campaign,...
Forum: Speakers   12-19-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 389
Posted By buzzy_
In case it isn't clear, remember that it's only a...

In case it isn't clear, remember that it's only a good deal if you get something you like. So you might want to figure what you need before you start shopping.

A few things:

1. Do you buy...
Forum: Speakers   12-18-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 246
Posted By buzzy_
The blanket statement above about Heos > Sonos...

The blanket statement above about Heos > Sonos turns out to need a qualification ... if someone's needs are the same as yours.

These things aren't actually on most people's list of...
Forum: Speakers   12-18-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,860
Posted By buzzy_
Ignore all the discussion of reference level. ...

Ignore all the discussion of reference level. It's not helpful. Just think - loud vs. not so loud.

"High end" is too ambiguous to be useful but ...

Whether you'll notice a difference...
Forum: Speakers   12-12-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,606
Posted By buzzy_
Yeah, I was waiting for someone to bring #1...

Yeah, I was waiting for someone to bring #1 (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) up. You pass the test by actually reading the info. But, if you look at the...
Forum: Speakers   12-12-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,606
Posted By buzzy_
The question was, is it worth having good...

The question was, is it worth having good speakers if you use well-encoded mp3s as a source? The answer is, absolutely yes.

You insist you know that - but then go on to say something broad that...
Forum: Speakers   12-10-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,606
Posted By buzzy_
Trained listeners and engineers in an ideal...

Trained listeners and engineers in an ideal listening room could not distinguish 320 kbps audio from CD. One of many studies like this:...
Forum: Speakers   12-10-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,606
Posted By buzzy_
This gets mis-used a lot around here. As...

This gets mis-used a lot around here. As discussed in other threads, diminishing returns start in at about $50 a pair. Every $50 you spend after that gets you less and less increase in sound...
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