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Forum: Speakers   01-29-2015, 05:57 AM
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Posted By GIEGAR
Not so much the sound as a whole; the impact of...

Not so much the sound as a whole; the impact of wall proximity is more prevalent in the bass frequencies. At the bass frequencies produced by the ports, sound is radiating into the room in an...
Forum: Speakers   01-29-2015, 03:59 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 557
Posted By GIEGAR
Pasta, this side-by-side review might help in...

Pasta, this side-by-side review might help in your decision: Sound&Vision | Hsu Research VTF-15H MK2 and VTF-3 MK5 HP Subwoofer Reviews...
Forum: Speakers   01-29-2015, 01:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 203
Posted By GIEGAR
Cheers DS and Z! Always nice crossing paths...

Cheers DS and Z! Always nice crossing paths with you top blokes. :)

I only hope old mate cycloblastic checks back in with his thoughts sometime. #hinthint...
Forum: Speakers   01-27-2015, 10:19 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By GIEGAR
Sure thing! :D Mate, I'm sorry to say if...

Sure thing! :D

Mate, I'm sorry to say if you've only got "$1K or less" left in the kitty for seven speakers + sub after buying the Marantz, you've mightily overspent on it as a percentage of...
Forum: Speakers   01-18-2015, 09:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,376
Posted By GIEGAR
No worries! Pure luck... I started (2 finger)...

No worries! Pure luck... I started (2 finger) typing my post at about post 12 and everything else flashed by in the meantime. ;)

Generally speaking, if you're budget conscious I'd push you...
Forum: Speakers   01-18-2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 51
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Posted By GIEGAR
Rookie, my bang for your buck picks are a combo...

Rookie, my bang for your buck picks are a combo of Ascend Acoustics, Hsu Research and refurbished Denon. For a "pretty big" room, this 5.1 system is expandable and keeps faith with your budget:

...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-14-2015, 04:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 335
Posted By GIEGAR
OP tjcinnamon you had the majority of your...

OP tjcinnamon you had the majority of your answer by post 5. ;)

You will note that fatbottom is incapable of mounting reasoned technical argument to support his contention that AV separates...
Forum: Speakers   01-05-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 16,402
Posted By GIEGAR
Post Prime Tower & Center Review

Hi all. Audioholics have posted a typically detailed review (including measurements) of the Prime Tower and Center.

SVS Prime Tower and Center Loudspeaker Review...
Forum: Speakers   12-29-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 5,907
Views: 711,440
Posted By GIEGAR
Hi Mike. The C5 was replaced by the Imagine XC...

Hi Mike. The C5 was replaced by the Imagine XC (http://www.crutchfield.com/p_760IMNXC/PSB-Imagine-XC.html?tp=189). The XC is almost identical to the C5 and will be perfectly fine with the B6's.
Forum: Speakers   12-23-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 342
Posted By GIEGAR
Thankyou for the kind words dsrussell. I too...

Thankyou for the kind words dsrussell. I too have enjoyed reading many of your thoughtful recommendations over the past couple of months.

In terms of availabilty in Australia (as I mentioned...
Forum: Speakers   12-23-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,710
Posted By GIEGAR
Hi fellas. Just be aware that some on-line...

Hi fellas. Just be aware that some on-line calculators use the Inverse Square Law of 6dB of SPL attenuation for each doubling of distance from the source. (Like this one...
Forum: Speakers   12-23-2014, 08:21 AM
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Posted By GIEGAR
B&W CM10 Loudspeakers On Test, Australian Hi-Fi magazine July/Aug 2014

Hi B&W owners and prospective owners.

Prompted by a discussion in another thread with pickering.tim, I dug out the attached review and test report on the CM10's.

As is common practice with Oz...
Forum: Speakers   12-23-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 307
Posted By GIEGAR
Yes, that's right. The measured sensitivity of...

Yes, that's right. The measured sensitivity of the CM10's is 87.8dB/1W/1m. I've got a copy of an Australian Hi-Fi magazine review of the CM10's that includes detailed measurements and discussion. ...
Forum: Speakers   12-23-2014, 01:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 342
Posted By GIEGAR
Welcome to AVS! :) Firstly, I heartily...

Welcome to AVS! :)

Firstly, I heartily commend you on your strategy of going for quality over quantity for your first system. So often here we see the "I want it all now!" mentality that...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-22-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,286
Posted By GIEGAR
^ $689 shipped at the moment...

^ $689 shipped at the moment (http://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/denavrx4000/denon-avr-x4000-7.2-4k-ultra-hd-networking-receiver-w/airplay/1.html). That's the one right now!

Alan...
Forum: Speakers   12-21-2014, 09:11 PM
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Posted By GIEGAR
Mate, do you know what confirmation bias is? ...

Mate, do you know what confirmation bias is? Better look it up. ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-21-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 311
Posted By GIEGAR
Sorry. This is bass content contained in the...

Sorry. This is bass content contained in the speaker channels that (when a speaker group is set to "small" and a crossover is specified) is re-routed, summed and combined with the .1 LFE channel...
Forum: Speakers   12-21-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 5,907
Views: 711,440
Posted By GIEGAR
Thumbs up Welcome to Club PSB!

All PSB's speaker lines are designed to be timbre ("voice") matched so any of lines will work well together.

As Treker suggested, the Image B4's are the ideal choice for a compact surround,...
Forum: Speakers   12-20-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,686
Posted By GIEGAR
Yep, confirmation bias...

Yep, confirmation bias (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confirmation_bias) is a wonderful thing. ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-20-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 311
Posted By GIEGAR
Good post! A note though... the subs are...

Good post! A note though... the subs are calibrated to the same output level as the speakers. It's the LFE channel (not the total sub output when redirected bass is included) that gets a +10dB...
Forum: Speakers   12-17-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 866
Posted By GIEGAR
Active speakers have numerous advantages, not the...

Active speakers have numerous advantages, not the least of which is the speaker designers ability to use 24 bit/96kHz (say) DSP to execute precision crossovers and perform response "contouring" prior...
Forum: Speakers   12-17-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 378
Posted By GIEGAR
Well dammit! You're one preout short. For...

Well dammit! You're one preout short.

For a ~$1K LCR in man cave situation (zero WAF zone), three of these would've been hard to beat for clarity and dynamics: Emotiva Pro Stealth 6...
Forum: Speakers   12-17-2014, 01:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 254
Posted By GIEGAR
What's your "end game" Martin? Are you...

What's your "end game" Martin? Are you eventually going to end up with a full surround (7.2) system?

If so, (and building on what Kini62 and postrokfan suggested) you could go for a pair of SVS...
Forum: Speakers   12-16-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 378
Posted By GIEGAR
Just checking... what model Pioneer Elite mate?

Just checking... what model Pioneer Elite mate?
Forum: Speakers   12-16-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 378
Posted By GIEGAR
+1! SVS' implementation of the Prime center...

+1!

SVS' implementation of the Prime center with the 3-way tweeter-over-mid design is excellent for this price bracket. Top value at $450 shipped for piano black.
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