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Forum: 2 Channel Audio   08-21-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,457
Posted By Pet Motel
Love your thoughts concerning the Apogee...

Love your thoughts concerning the Apogee speakers, I still remember my introduction to a pair of these amazing speakers, they were, at the time (late 80s I believe), heads and shoulders superior to...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   07-14-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,900
Posted By Pet Motel
Curious as to the outcome. What have you tried,...

Curious as to the outcome. What have you tried, how did it work, have you reduced the level of background noise?

Jay
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   07-06-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 609
Posted By Pet Motel
I'm mostly listening to well recorded jazz music,...

I'm mostly listening to well recorded jazz music, I think at your price point it will be difficult to do better than the Sierra Towers. Haven't heard the Slims though.

The RAAL 70-20 XR tweeter...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   07-02-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,958
Posted By Pet Motel
I also agree that the Sierra-2s with their RAAL...

I also agree that the Sierra-2s with their RAAL ribbon tweeters would be a better choice than the KEFs.

It's tough to make choices when you can't audition the components you are interested in,...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   06-23-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,527
Posted By Pet Motel
I specifically tried to answer the OPs questions...

I specifically tried to answer the OPs questions as directly, and honestly as I could. Is the AVR with room correction, and bass management an absolute necessity? Of course not. IMHO the room...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   06-23-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,527
Posted By Pet Motel
I'd go for the AVR. Room correction, and bass...

I'd go for the AVR. Room correction, and bass management features are extremely helpful. Modern electronics, even relatively inexpensive units, have some pretty impressive specifications with the...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   06-19-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 758
Posted By Pet Motel
Fair enough, charm has it's place. For me, the...

Fair enough, charm has it's place. For me, the charm faded as quickly as the sound quality of the record. It never sounded as good as the first playing, and the noise just increases with time to the...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   06-19-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 758
Posted By Pet Motel
Many folks, even those who spin vinyl, recommend...

Many folks, even those who spin vinyl, recommend not getting into it unless you have an existing library. Like many others, vinyl was my primary source back in the day before digital, and I was very...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   06-14-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 749
Posted By Pet Motel
Nice summation! In a similar view, I have a...

Nice summation! In a similar view, I have a DVD-Audio (Eagles-Hotel California) that I would rate number one. I can definitely hear the difference, even in a stereo mode.

As for the others, it's...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   06-13-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 749
Posted By Pet Motel
Great post, I think more and more folks are...

Great post, I think more and more folks are starting to realize that the content, and how it's been recorded, mixed, and mastered, is the important part of the equation, the formats of supposedly...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   06-10-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,900
Posted By Pet Motel
So the cables will be hidden, you desire high...

So the cables will be hidden, you desire high end cables for their aesthetic beauty, and you've described a responder's reply as irrational? I must have accidentally entered "The Twilight Zone"...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   06-10-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,900
Posted By Pet Motel
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by eljr http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1534978/2-channel-audio-and-cables-wires#post_24813806)

Yes, I know thanks.

I just...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   06-10-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,900
Posted By Pet Motel
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by eljr http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1534978/2-channel-audio-and-cables-wires#post_24813670)

The power amps and the pre amp...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   06-09-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,135
Posted By Pet Motel
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by russ_777 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1534268/t-h-e-show-newport-fun-in-the-sun/30#post_24809378)

Was anyone else at the...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   06-09-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,900
Posted By Pet Motel
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by eljr http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1534978/2-channel-audio-and-cables-wires#post_24807242)

I didn't until I added a preamp...
Forum: Speakers   05-22-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,813
Posted By Pet Motel
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by crazyrob425 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1525583/speaker-recommendations/90#post_24748725)

Well you can hear them if you...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   05-21-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 1,766
Views: 91,315
Posted By Pet Motel
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by eljr http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1527138/is-high-end-audio-obsolete/1530#post_24744374)

It would be just as relative.
...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   05-21-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 1,766
Views: 91,315
Posted By Pet Motel
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by eljr http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1527138/is-high-end-audio-obsolete/1530#post_24744080)

If you hear them, whether placebo...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   05-20-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 1,766
Views: 91,315
Posted By Pet Motel
Back about 20 years ago, when I saw pictures of...

Back about 20 years ago, when I saw pictures of a big rack full of expensive amps, pre-amps, tape recorders etc., etc., I used to think "WOW, I wonder how that gear would sound in my room. Now I see...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   05-19-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 463
Posted By Pet Motel
Given your strict budget, and the fact that the...

Given your strict budget, and the fact that the speakers are far more important in the signal chain for determining sound quality, I think your strategy to allocate the majority of your expenditure...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   05-18-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 1,766
Views: 91,315
Posted By Pet Motel
High end is not a victimless crime, to see how...

High end is not a victimless crime, to see how high end audio harms the economy, please go to audiohighendcrime.gov to see the devastation high end audio causes!...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   05-18-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 463
Posted By Pet Motel
Anyone familiar with the internet is well aware...

Anyone familiar with the internet is well aware that there is a massive amount of misinformation to be found. Sysman has been polluting the threads on AVS for a very long while now, and he has been...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   05-17-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 463
Posted By Pet Motel
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Raveman http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1532047/pair-focal-chorus-714v-with-yamaha-as-500#post_24730643)


Hi Commsysman:
...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   05-17-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 463
Posted By Pet Motel
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Raveman http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1532047/pair-focal-chorus-714v-with-yamaha-as-500#post_24730620)

Hi Pet Motel

Would...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   05-17-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 463
Posted By Pet Motel
I wouldn't take anything sysman says too...

I wouldn't take anything sysman says too seriously, nobody else around here does. The problem is that he makes unsupported, unsubstantiated claims about all types of gear, most of which he hasn't...
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