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Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   04-06-2011, 08:10 AM
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Views: 8,489
Posted By pdferguson
Just picked up the Blu-ray version of AI last...

Just picked up the Blu-ray version of AI last night at Fry's for $10, hard to pass up a deal like that. I have watched the DVD of this several times, and enjoy it more on each viewing.

The world...
Forum: Speakers   03-31-2011, 02:16 PM
Replies: 18,933
Views: 1,882,110
Posted By pdferguson
I just went to the B&W website, and noticed the...

I just went to the B&W website, and noticed the XT series is no longer listed. Has this speaker line been discontinued? It looks like it may have been replaced by the FPM/VM series (which now lists...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   02-17-2011, 12:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,502
Posted By pdferguson
Quote: Originally Posted by Bruins29...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bruins29 http://images.avsforum.com/avs-/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/showthread.php?s=1f52e5fdd975d73e1a7183fbd93f7b25&p=20018054#post20018054)...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   02-02-2011, 02:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,043
Posted By pdferguson
It hurts me to say, but I'm going to have to...

It hurts me to say, but I'm going to have to skip buying this until it winds up in the $5 remaindered bin (which is surely its destiny.) A real shame, this is one of my all time favorite films, but...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   01-07-2011, 09:05 AM
Replies: 9,661
Views: 1,065,340
Posted By pdferguson
Quote:Originally Posted by Rob Morse...

Quote:Originally Posted by Rob Morse http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/19782257)

The manual you have is the most current version of our owners...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   01-06-2011, 10:24 PM
Replies: 9,661
Views: 1,065,340
Posted By pdferguson
I just bought a refurbed MiniVee, and have a...

I just bought a refurbed MiniVee, and have a question about the Auto Power feature.

The pictures in the owner's manual and the labeling on the back of the unit disagree, both in their wording and...
Forum: Speakers   01-02-2011, 09:06 AM
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Views: 1,882,110
Posted By pdferguson
Quote:Originally Posted by warpdrive...

Quote:Originally Posted by warpdrive http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/19748047)

B&W specifies that break in occurs very quickly, within the first...
Forum: Speakers   12-26-2010, 08:57 AM
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Posted By pdferguson
I just upgraded my home office stereo system...

I just upgraded my home office stereo system with new B&W XT2 speakers--a Christmas gift from my wife!

I agonized for months over the speakers (it came down to four choices: the XT2's, the B&W...
Forum: Speakers   10-20-2010, 07:23 AM
Replies: 10,260
Views: 1,356,683
Posted By pdferguson
Quote:Originally Posted by hifisponge...

Quote:Originally Posted by hifisponge http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/19361825)

If you go for the RX1, jump on the Radius 720 subwoofer deal...
Forum: Speakers   10-19-2010, 07:26 AM
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Views: 1,356,683
Posted By pdferguson
Quote:Originally Posted by hifisponge...

Quote:Originally Posted by hifisponge http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/19356351)

Between the RX1 and the Apex, the RX1 is going to be a less...
Forum: Speakers   10-18-2010, 03:35 PM
Replies: 10,260
Views: 1,356,683
Posted By pdferguson
I'm upgrading the speakers in my home office,...

I'm upgrading the speakers in my home office, and am trying to decide among three choices, two of them from Monitor Audio:

(1) MA Silver RX1's,
(2) MA Apex A10's,
(3) B&W XT2's.

I have...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   10-07-2010, 03:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,070
Posted By pdferguson
I recommend going over to the subwoofer section...

I recommend going over to the subwoofer section and reading what other people have said. This subject comes up week in and week out.
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   09-10-2010, 01:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,120
Posted By pdferguson
My top song for evaluating audio equipment is So...

My top song for evaluating audio equipment is So Sad by Sonia Dada (off the My Secret Life album). Soft, clear cymbals, soulful trumpet, piano, bass, and vocal, a great mix of instruments to listen...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   08-23-2010, 04:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,194
Posted By pdferguson
Since your source is a Mac mini, a decent DAC...

Since your source is a Mac mini, a decent DAC will provide better sound, but as others have said, you shouldn't need to spend a fortune on it (so if your local audio dealer is pushing a...
Forum: Speakers   08-21-2010, 10:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,873
Posted By pdferguson
I'm curious whether you considered the...

I'm curious whether you considered the Audioengine P4 speakers. It sounds like they may have been just what you were looking for, and at a lower price than what you ended up spending.

Hope you...
Forum: Speakers   06-29-2010, 12:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,472
Posted By pdferguson
Quote:Originally Posted by Abovetheair...

Quote:Originally Posted by Abovetheair http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/18841485)

A standard Mac mini Core 2 Duo 1.83 card, no specs on specific...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   06-27-2010, 08:17 AM
Replies: 403
Views: 22,421
Posted By pdferguson
Quote:Originally Posted by wywires...

Quote:Originally Posted by wywires http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/18831538)

Ok, here is what I think the breakdown could be: For a digital...
Forum: Speakers   06-26-2010, 09:09 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,750
Posted By pdferguson
Quote:Originally Posted by GregHolt12...

Quote:Originally Posted by GregHolt12 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/18827394)

Interesting...Would be nice if Magnolia Home Theater in Best Buy...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   06-22-2010, 03:46 PM
Replies: 9,661
Views: 1,065,340
Posted By pdferguson
I'm looking at these two speakers for my home...

I'm looking at these two speakers for my home office stereo setup. It is in a small room (10x12), and will be for two channel music only, for listening while sitting at my computer. Right now, I...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   06-17-2010, 08:34 AM
Replies: 403
Views: 22,421
Posted By pdferguson
Wow, what a load of BS... From the Wywire FAQ...

Wow, what a load of BS... From the Wywire FAQ section:


Actual performance is system-dependent. This is why we require a consultation with prior to purchase. We strive to provide our customers...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   06-14-2010, 03:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,691
Posted By pdferguson
Quote:Originally Posted by erusalio...

Quote:Originally Posted by erusalio http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/18775631)

I keep reading amazing things about the Audioengine A2 and...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   06-10-2010, 10:11 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 14,761
Posted By pdferguson
Quote:Originally Posted by mcnarus...

Quote:Originally Posted by mcnarus http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/18759286)

'Fraid so. In a way, though, it's doing you a favor. You have no...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   06-10-2010, 04:08 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 14,761
Posted By pdferguson
Quote:Originally Posted by penngray...

Quote:Originally Posted by penngray http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/18757106)

That is simply the future. Business viability depends on it.

...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   06-10-2010, 09:38 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 14,761
Posted By pdferguson
Quote:Originally Posted by jim@signalpath...

Quote:Originally Posted by jim@signalpath http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/18754458)

interesting thread with some very good points being made....
Forum: Speakers   06-09-2010, 02:13 PM
Replies: 18,933
Views: 1,882,110
Posted By pdferguson
I'm considering buying a pair of B&W XT2's to...

I'm considering buying a pair of B&W XT2's to replace a Polk Audio RM3000 sat/sub setup in my home office. Has anyone had experience with these speakers for a two channel music system? Most...
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