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Forum: Speakers   02-27-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 82
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Posted By beaveav
Yes, you're crazy for spending that much on...

Yes, you're crazy for spending that much on speaker wire. Generic copper wire of the appropriate gauge will sound the same as that stuff.
Forum: Speakers   02-27-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 10,556
Views: 1,412,947
Posted By beaveav
Somebody asked the same question here a few...

Somebody asked the same question here a few months ago. The answer is that they don't weigh the same. It's a mistake in their brochures/website/etc.
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   02-26-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 343
Posted By beaveav
I heard all those improvements myself when I got...

I heard all those improvements myself when I got a Parasound HALO setup a few years ago.

Then, after having it for several months, I did a level-matched and single-blinded comparison between it...
Forum: Speakers   02-25-2015, 10:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,801
Posted By beaveav
Constrained soundstage is as much a function of...

Constrained soundstage is as much a function of the room acoustics and speaker placement within the room as it is something inherent in the speaker itself.

Speaking of the Paradigm Prestige...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   02-25-2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 343
Posted By beaveav
How did you match levels when comparing the...

How did you match levels when comparing the Parasound set versus the Denon AVR? And at what levels were you listening?
Forum: Speakers   02-23-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 594
Posted By beaveav
If you want opinions from other posters, you...

If you want opinions from other posters, you should probably start a new thread in the section for receivers and amplifiers. This thread is about Monitor Audio GX speakers and probably isn't being...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   02-21-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 839
Posted By beaveav
If you had said 20Hz to 20kHz +.5 -3, then I...

If you had said 20Hz to 20kHz +.5 -3, then I would have said, yeah, there's a good chance that might sound different. I'd also say it would be a product I'd never buy, because it's either defective...
Forum: Speakers   02-21-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,196
Posted By beaveav
A comparison of the 683s2 with the Silver 8's...

A comparison of the 683s2 with the Silver 8's would be of interest to me and many others, I would imagine. I look forward to your review.
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   02-21-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 839
Posted By beaveav
The hypothetical specs you listed are typical,...

The hypothetical specs you listed are typical, perhaps, but look a little closer at what you posted: 10Hz - 20kHz +-.5dB -3dB. What if the specs were given from 20Hz to 20kHz? Then they would be...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   02-21-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 221
Posted By beaveav
How does composite video + l/r audio = five...

How does composite video + l/r audio = five cables? Do you mean component video?
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   02-21-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 246
Posted By beaveav
Quoted before the edits come. I'll just let this...

Quoted before the edits come. I'll just let this speak for itself. :)
Forum: Speakers   02-20-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 594
Posted By beaveav
Well that's a mighty impressive cocktail of snake...

Well that's a mighty impressive cocktail of snake oil he's proposing there! If you enjoy snake oil cocktails, go for it.
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   02-20-2015, 12:48 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 839
Posted By beaveav
Wow, 800wpc at 4 Ohms is a beast. I can't...

Wow, 800wpc at 4 Ohms is a beast. I can't imagine anybody running that amp anywhere near its limits.
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   02-20-2015, 12:47 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 839
Posted By beaveav
Uhm, yes, they are. Well, not all of them. Some...

Uhm, yes, they are. Well, not all of them. Some of them mean well but are just incompetent. Some of them don't have enough technical know-how to know what to believe and what not to believe. Some...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   02-19-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 839
Posted By beaveav
That's right - it won't matter. If the baseline...

That's right - it won't matter. If the baseline level is 3 watts and peaks are, say, 25 watts, then it won't matter.



If the peaks go higher than what an amp can output, then you need a more...
Forum: Speakers   02-19-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 2,129
Posted By beaveav
ftfy = fixed that for you

ftfy = fixed that for you
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   02-19-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 839
Posted By beaveav
Not sure what you're asking. You need the power...

Not sure what you're asking. You need the power that you need to play the content at the levels you listen at.
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   02-19-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 839
Posted By beaveav
Did you type this spec correctly? Do you mean...

Did you type this spec correctly? Do you mean 800wpc at 4 Ohms?
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   02-19-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 839
Posted By beaveav
But you would need to specify at what levels you...

But you would need to specify at what levels you listen to and they listened to. Otherwise it doesn't mean anything. As has been said, any amp will power them fine at low to modest levels. It's...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   02-19-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 839
Posted By beaveav
Again, you seem to be equating a good match with...

Again, you seem to be equating a good match with power, but the power ratings you are looking at are power into 8 Ohms. That isn't going to tell you much. The issue is power into 2 Ohms, maybe 3...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   02-19-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 839
Posted By beaveav
Maybe your Denon was clipping. Maybe it was...

Maybe your Denon was clipping. Maybe it was defective. Maybe it was your imagination. Could be a lot of things. But I would expect the Denon would be fine at low to moderate listening levels,...
Forum: Speakers   02-19-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 876
Posted By beaveav
I think those C3s have been on eBay for several...

I think those C3s have been on eBay for several years now. I was one of the watchers for a long time - as you say, to see how much they went for. When I realized they were never gonna sell at that...
Forum: Speakers   02-19-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 876
Posted By beaveav
I recently borrowed a friend's pair of Energy...

I recently borrowed a friend's pair of Energy C-3s just for the fun of it. I was actually quite impressed with them. Over the last few years I've borrowed or briefly owned several cheap-ish...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   02-19-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 282
Posted By beaveav
Mine is voluptuous.

Mine is voluptuous.
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   02-19-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 839
Posted By beaveav
I don't understand how amps can "match" speakers...

I don't understand how amps can "match" speakers either, and I'm on this forum because I've designed and tested several AV products as an occupation, and it's also my hobby.

Now, if you're talking...
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