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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-27-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 1,919
Posted By adrummingdude
An exercise in predictability. I saw the thread...

An exercise in predictability. I saw the thread title, original post (and thought "oh boy, here we go"), and decided to skip to the last page in hopes that this one would be more civil.

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Forum: Speakers   06-26-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 339
Posted By adrummingdude
I agree. Bose gets a pretty bad rap around here,...

I agree. Bose gets a pretty bad rap around here, but the acoustimass systems don't sound bad. My in laws have one. While it's not anything that compares to a well thought out, and often much more...
Forum: 3D Content   06-25-2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 1,538
Views: 49,224
Posted By adrummingdude
A lot higher than the percentage of 3D TV owners...

A lot higher than the percentage of 3D TV owners who use it for anything else than showing off to buddies.
Forum: Speakers   06-25-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 789
Posted By adrummingdude
I also own CM9 S2's. While they are far from...

I also own CM9 S2's. While they are far from perfect, they definitely should sound different than your old Sony speakers.


CM9's, if I had to describe them in one word, it would be "delicate."...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   06-25-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 923
Posted By adrummingdude
My last set was a 40" CFL lit 720p. Kept it for...

My last set was a 40" CFL lit 720p. Kept it for 6-7 years as my main TV until I purchased a 55" LED edge lit 1080p set in 2013. I'll probably have that another couple years and then move to a 65"...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-25-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 4,790
Views: 273,499
Posted By adrummingdude
That's an interesting observation. My A21, which...

That's an interesting observation. My A21, which I run RCA's to, is considerably mellower up top than the channels I have being powered by my Pioneer Elite's D3 amps. To A/B this, I have played a...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   06-23-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,949
Posted By adrummingdude
Unless you live on 40 acres, and well away from...

Unless you live on 40 acres, and well away from any flight paths or military installations, you will hear neighbors. People make noise. The management of your complex should at least realize that you...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   06-21-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,454
Posted By adrummingdude
Yeah, that technique works for me whenever I buy...

Yeah, that technique works for me whenever I buy an extra case of water or beans to keep in the garage in case of emergency. One episode of Doomsday Preppers later, and she agrees that I'm a pretty...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   06-21-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 765
Posted By adrummingdude
Here's another perspective for you guys. ...

Here's another perspective for you guys.


I'm a Realtor, which means I have seen a LOT of homes in much greater detail than most people see any home other than the one they live in. Also being...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   06-21-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,454
Posted By adrummingdude
...and, she lets you put all of that in the...

...and, she lets you put all of that in the living room?:eek:


You are either an extremely lucky man, or she is secretly grooming the situation in order to spring quite a costly event in your...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   06-21-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 1,294
Posted By adrummingdude
Not agreeing with shifty marketing techniques = a...

Not agreeing with shifty marketing techniques = a lack of understanding of the real demands of audio?

Okay:rolleyes:

I'm very aware that it is unlikely that the average user will max out the...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   06-21-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 1,294
Posted By adrummingdude
The impedance handling of an AVR really says...

The impedance handling of an AVR really says nothing except how hot the thing can get before it shuts down. In fact, some AVRs have impedance switches, which are nothing but current limiters.
...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-21-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 4,544
Views: 300,486
Posted By adrummingdude
Potentially, though it's worth pointing out that...

Potentially, though it's worth pointing out that a poorly mixed, mastered, or dithered recording will sound bad no matter which gear it's being played back through. In fact, the more revealing the...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   06-20-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 1,294
Posted By adrummingdude
IMO, people get entirely too wrapped up in...

IMO, people get entirely too wrapped up in speaker manufacturer's published power handling specs (including sensitivity), and especially AVR amp specs, which are over stated to the point of being...
Forum: Speakers   06-20-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 830
Views: 25,144
Posted By adrummingdude
I don't understand why the OP didn't get legal...

I don't understand why the OP didn't get legal representation before deciding to smear the guy all over the Internet.

I get that he's pissed, and for 20 grand I'd be seeing red too, but good luck...
Forum: AVS Forum Articles   06-20-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,661
Posted By adrummingdude
In a dense suburban area like mine, where homes...

In a dense suburban area like mine, where homes are just 10 feet from one another for miles around, there are literally hundreds of wireless devices within theoretical range to cause interference...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-20-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 4,544
Views: 300,486
Posted By adrummingdude
Simply put: Your Iphone has a DAC in it...

Simply put:


Your Iphone has a DAC in it as well, or you wouldn't be able to hear anything from it's speaker. Digital is just that, 1's and 0's, and as such doesn't sound like anything. You need...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-20-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 10,308
Posted By adrummingdude
Is there any literature for the SC-95? Pretty...

Is there any literature for the SC-95? Pretty please....:D
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-20-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 10,308
Posted By adrummingdude
Yeah, my SC-65 also has 2 subwoofer pre outs,...

Yeah, my SC-65 also has 2 subwoofer pre outs, which are just summed. My unit was made before MCACC had subwoofer EQ, so my 2 subs are basically treated as one for distance/phasing only. It so happens...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-19-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 10,308
Posted By adrummingdude
...and while there are two subwoofer pre outs,...

...and while there are two subwoofer pre outs, the literature reads as if they are summed, lacking independent adjustment. Combine that with a 24 bit (vs 32 bit) DAC and lack of pre outs, and I'm...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   06-19-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 21,730
Views: 1,347,856
Posted By adrummingdude
What a great post, and sound advice for everyone....

What a great post, and sound advice for everyone.


It's a tough situation when one's expensive hobbies collide with a consumerist society. I have recently held off on gear purchases to instead...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   06-19-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 4,330
Posted By adrummingdude
I had the amp on an SVS sub fail. They very...

I had the amp on an SVS sub fail. They very quickly replaced the entire sub after doing some trouble shooting over the phone. It's possible (or likely) that my failed sub, which was returned, was...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-19-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 201
Posted By adrummingdude
Unless your 7 speakers are all exactly the same,...

Unless your 7 speakers are all exactly the same, why not buy a strong amp for only your front sound stage, which are usually your biggest and most important speakers?


This is a common way to go,...
Forum: PlayStation Area   06-18-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 836
Posted By adrummingdude
Well, if it no longer needs to fit in the...

Well, if it no longer needs to fit in the cabinet...




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Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   06-18-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 4,330
Posted By adrummingdude
You've conveniently ignored where I said that...

You've conveniently ignored where I said that cutting out the middle man can be a powerful tool on the value front, and then went to great lengths to explain to me why that is correct.


My...
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