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Forum: Speakers   02-10-2016, 01:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 149
Posted By ack_bk
My .02 cents. Atmos is a huge buzz word right...

My .02 cents. Atmos is a huge buzz word right now and I can understand why you are excited about it. IMHO, I would focus your budget on buying a good receiver, left, right, and center channel...
Forum: Speakers   02-10-2016, 08:09 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,111
Posted By ack_bk
Sandy's previous company, Deftech, also was very...

Sandy's previous company, Deftech, also was very liberal with their specs. You just have to ignore them and follow best practices in terms of bass management. This is what dedicated subs are for.
Forum: Speakers   02-10-2016, 07:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 451
Posted By ack_bk
Never heard those speakers so cannot comment on...

Never heard those speakers so cannot comment on them. Get the PB2000 now and depending on the size of the room when you move add a second. I am a big fan of multiple subs, but I would be concerned...
Forum: Speakers   02-08-2016, 08:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 129
Posted By ack_bk
I am partial to Denon and it has Audyssey. If...

I am partial to Denon and it has Audyssey. If you don't plan on doing Atmos go with the 700. If you think you might want to do Atmos or DTS:X down the road spring for the 710.
Forum: Speakers   02-08-2016, 07:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 398
Posted By ack_bk
Dual subwoofers typically give you more bass...

Dual subwoofers typically give you more bass throughout the entire room and more placement options. The new Klipsch RP 15" sub is actually a pretty good sub be based on the measurements I have heard...
Forum: Speakers   02-08-2016, 05:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 398
Posted By ack_bk
I am not a fan of Klipsch budget line of speakers...

I am not a fan of Klipsch budget line of speakers to be frank. I read a number of reviews of their new Reference Premier lineup and the reviews all were very positive. I then had an opportunity to...
Forum: Speakers   02-08-2016, 03:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 215
Posted By ack_bk
http://www.audiogurus.com/learn/speakers/speaker-i...

http://www.audiogurus.com/learn/speakers/speaker-impedance-rating/1092

https://www.avforums.com/threads/impedance-ohms-and-their-relevance-to-speakers-and-av-amplifiers.1692649/

Just Google...
Forum: Speakers   02-08-2016, 03:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 197
Posted By ack_bk
What do your ears tell you? Try it both ways,...

What do your ears tell you? Try it both ways, both toed-in and not toed in. Do you have other people using this room because you will want to test both the "sweet spot" of the room and also try...
Forum: Speakers   02-08-2016, 03:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 398
Posted By ack_bk
You have a big space once you factor in open...

You have a big space once you factor in open rooms. I would try to stick with high efficiency dynamic speakers. What model of Klipsch do you have? What do or don't you like about them?

I would...
Forum: Speakers   02-08-2016, 02:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 192
Posted By ack_bk
I think you need to share some info about your...

I think you need to share some info about your room. What size is the space? Height to ceiling? Sketch it out and just take a picture and upload. Or take pictures and upload.

Also what...
Forum: Speakers   02-08-2016, 01:56 PM
Replies: 9
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Views: 108
Posted By ack_bk
My advice. Budget $2K for two really good...

My advice.

Budget $2K for two really good subs from Hsu, SVS, PSA, etc.

Do not spend $2-4K on a receiver amp combo to power your front three speakers that retail for $1400 total. I would...
Forum: Speakers   02-08-2016, 12:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 723
Posted By ack_bk
The Speakon connections are a breeze. I went...

The Speakon connections are a breeze. I went into my DIY build (also using a Behringer iNuke amp) with never having done this before (built speakers, etc) and if you take your time and ask questions...
Forum: Speakers   02-08-2016, 12:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 723
Posted By ack_bk
I have a big room :) I started off with an...

I have a big room :)

I started off with an Hsu VTF-15H and then went DIY and built 4 15" subs using Dayton drivers. At some point I may consolidate down to two UM-18's. The UM-18's are very...
Forum: Speakers   02-08-2016, 12:31 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 723
Posted By ack_bk
I vote for multiple subs and the UM18's are...

I vote for multiple subs and the UM18's are beasts. Multiple subs provide some very big advantages of one single sub. I am using four subs, but will tell you that when I measured my room the...
Forum: Speakers   02-08-2016, 12:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 723
Posted By ack_bk
Spot on. Seemed like you learned well young...

Spot on. Seemed like you learned well young padawan..
Forum: Speakers   02-08-2016, 11:52 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 723
Posted By ack_bk
Just keep in mind you can only run 2 Atmos...

Just keep in mind you can only run 2 Atmos channels with the X-3200W receiver, you would need to step into a higher end AVR to run 4 channel Atmos.

I personally think you are focusing on the right...
Forum: Speakers   02-07-2016, 01:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 165
Posted By ack_bk
Sound bars are a step up from stock tv speakers...

Sound bars are a step up from stock tv speakers but that's about it. With a sound bar you are limited by cabinet size, driver size, build design, and build quality. A 3.1 setup will be a huge...
Forum: Speakers   02-06-2016, 11:51 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,111
Posted By ack_bk
You typically have to leave the speakers when you...

You typically have to leave the speakers when you move, but I would just replace them with something cheap like Monoprice speakers when I listed my house.
Forum: Speakers   02-06-2016, 11:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 106
Posted By ack_bk
I would buy a receiver like this for $159: ...

I would buy a receiver like this for $159:
http://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/yamhtr3066bl/yamaha-htr-3066-5.1-a/v-receiver-like-rx-v375/1.html

It's a refurb but has a...
Forum: Speakers   02-05-2016, 05:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 271
Posted By ack_bk
PSB's are good speakers. I would personally...

PSB's are good speakers. I would personally recommend you demo them if possible (and even better if you can buy them and try them in your home and then return). I am not as familiar with Canadian...
Forum: Speakers   02-05-2016, 05:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 54
Posted By ack_bk
Use the bose in another room or sell them. I...

Use the bose in another room or sell them. I hate to bash them, but switching receivers is not really going to improve the sound as you are limited by the cabinet size, driver size, and overall...
Forum: Speakers   02-04-2016, 02:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 593
Posted By ack_bk
Buy all your audio gear and projector last. Also...

Buy all your audio gear and projector last. Also you might want to consider a receiver that supports Atmos and DTS:X as that is the competing Atmos format that DTS is going to push in 2016.
Forum: Speakers   02-03-2016, 12:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 593
Posted By ack_bk
I think you have a good list but I would skip the...

I think you have a good list but I would skip the Infinity subs and go internet direct. Something from SVS, Hsu, PSA, etc. Maybe buy one good sub now and another later. Just go ported for your...
Forum: Speakers   02-03-2016, 08:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 593
Posted By ack_bk
Actually if you cut a clean hole in your drywall...

Actually if you cut a clean hole in your drywall it is pretty trivial to patch the hole and cut another one if you want. There are lots of Youtube videos out there :)
Forum: Speakers   02-03-2016, 08:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 378
Posted By ack_bk
Disney also uses DTS-HD Master for the vast...

Disney also uses DTS-HD Master for the vast majority of their Blu-Ray releases. It could be that they are waiting for DTS:X for more penetration and use that format for advanced audio going forward....
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