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Forum: 2-Channel Audio   05-16-2017, 08:36 AM
Replies: 28
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Posted By commsysman
The Musical Fidelity M6si is superb, and a...

The Musical Fidelity M6si is superb, and a relative bargain at only $2995; highly recommended.
Forum: Soundbars   05-16-2017, 08:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 140
Posted By commsysman
Dialogue is mainly in the midrange. Sometimes it...

Dialogue is mainly in the midrange. Sometimes it helps to decrease the treble and bass settings, if you have them, which will allow the midrange to be more prominent.

I have also found that the...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   05-16-2017, 08:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 480
Posted By commsysman
Yes; a friend has the Marantz amplifier and the...

Yes; a friend has the Marantz amplifier and the player.

The SA-10 player is incredibly good-sounding; I have never heard any CD/SACD player that sounded better.

I previously owned the Ayre...
Forum: Speakers   05-16-2017, 08:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 94
Posted By commsysman
When you checked them with the multimeter, you...

When you checked them with the multimeter, you determined the DC RESISTANCE of the speaker, which is NOT the IMPEDANCE of the speaker.

To determine the IMPEDANCE, you need to apply an AC signal to...
Forum: Speakers   05-16-2017, 08:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 347
Posted By commsysman
I recommend the Cambridge speakers. PSB...

I recommend the Cambridge speakers.

PSB makes excellent in-wall/in ceiling speakers, but they are much more expensive.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-16-2017, 07:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 64
Posted By commsysman
When was Day 1? How long did it work before this...

When was Day 1? How long did it work before this started?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-16-2017, 07:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 127
Posted By commsysman
Why would one own 5 of them in 10 years if you...

Why would one own 5 of them in 10 years if you never had a pproblem?

If you want something that SOUNDS better, IMO you woulkd be well advised to spend more money and get a NAD or Marantz AVR.
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   05-16-2017, 07:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 480
Posted By commsysman
I do not make any attempt to analyze bits and...

I do not make any attempt to analyze bits and pieces of sound quality in the way you suggest.

I simply listen to various music that I am thoroughly familiar with, and decide to what extent the...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   05-15-2017, 06:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 228
Posted By commsysman
Based on my listening experience and your...

Based on my listening experience and your comments, I suggest the Musical Fidelity M6si integrated amplifier. It is only $2995, and blows away anything at a similar price for sounding really really...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   05-15-2017, 06:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 183
Posted By commsysman
Since you are in Canada, I am surprised that you...

Since you are in Canada, I am surprised that you have said nothing about PSB speakers, since they are excellent and the company is Canadian. The PSB IMagine T2 should be less than $4000 per pair in...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   05-15-2017, 06:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 480
Posted By commsysman
The best way I can describe it is this; knowing...

The best way I can describe it is this; knowing what a particular instrument sounds like when heard, live, gives you a baseline for what you want to hear from a good recording.

When a CD player,...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   05-15-2017, 02:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 480
Posted By commsysman
I would describe it as less accurate sonically...

I would describe it as less accurate sonically than some other amplifiers I prefer.

The Musical Fidelity M5, The Creek EVO 100A, the Cambridge 851.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-09-2017, 11:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 78
Posted By commsysman
I would get an inexpensive pro mixer and a DAC.

I would get an inexpensive pro mixer and a DAC.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-09-2017, 11:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 61
Posted By commsysman
Take you unit to a local electrical...

Take you unit to a local electrical service/repair shop and they will supply the cord you need.
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   05-09-2017, 11:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 480
Posted By commsysman
The Musical Fidelity M6si integrated amplifier is...

The Musical Fidelity M6si integrated amplifier is better in every way (and costs only $2995). It is a superb-sounding amplifier with tremendous power to drive anything;
an amazing bargain at its...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   05-09-2017, 11:03 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 1,672
Posted By commsysman
FLAC is a file storage format that can be used to...

FLAC is a file storage format that can be used to store files from various digital sources, primarily standard CDs. Flac is supposed to be "lossles', which means it should sound no worse than the...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   05-06-2017, 08:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 300
Posted By commsysman
I would definitely choose the Marantz over the...

I would definitely choose the Marantz over the others.

On the other hand, the Musical Fidelity M5 integrated amp is even better IMO, and costs only $1995, which is a steal for its incredibly good...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   05-06-2017, 08:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 160
Posted By commsysman
The Musical Fidelity M6si is only $2995, and...

The Musical Fidelity M6si is only $2995, and sounds like it should cost 3 times that much; amazing sound quality.
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   05-06-2017, 08:45 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 2,068
Posted By commsysman
I have had considerable experience with the...

I have had considerable experience with the Hafler gear, and I don't think it sounds all that good.

I recommend that you consider the Musical Fidelity M5si integrated amplifier. Itis only $1995,...
Forum: Speakers   05-06-2017, 08:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 151
Posted By commsysman
In terms of accuracy and good sound quality, I...

In terms of accuracy and good sound quality, I rate Focal, PSB, and KEF very high and Klipsch rather low.

If you will do some careful comparative listening, I think you will find this to be...
Forum: Speakers   05-06-2017, 08:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 234
Posted By commsysman
My recommendation is the Focal CC700V. It is...

My recommendation is the Focal CC700V. It is excellent.

Music Direct has just marked it down from $500 to $299.

A large part of your problem, however, is your Bose speakers.
Forum: Speakers   05-05-2017, 09:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 78
Posted By commsysman
IMO those are all mediocre speakers; most onwall...

IMO those are all mediocre speakers; most onwall speakers are.

I suggest that you look at the PSB website; they make some that are pretty good, including the W-LCR.

$729 each on Crutchfield.
...
Forum: Speakers   05-05-2017, 09:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 231
Posted By commsysman
In general, I think those Klipsch speakers give...

In general, I think those Klipsch speakers give relatively poor sound quality, and that price is way too high also.

IMO you would be better off looking at Focal, PSB, or KEF speakers.

There is...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   05-05-2017, 09:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 215
Posted By commsysman
If you use 320K MP3 files for all your music,...

If you use 320K MP3 files for all your music, which are very good, you can put 100 CDs on one little 16 GB memorystick, which costs $10 or so.

You can then play all of that music in the car or...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   05-05-2017, 09:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 348
Posted By commsysman
Budget?

A budget is a sliding scale for most people.

My system budget used to be in the $8,000 range, but it has leaked and taken on water and I seem to have slipped up to around $30,000; but it is...
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