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Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   03-26-2015, 07:30 AM
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Views: 65,074
Posted By smitty8451
Good choice, I made a pair last year and have not...

Good choice, I made a pair last year and have not regretted it one bit. If you have enough room and funds I would suggest you build a pair of them. Three years ago I built a single sub consisting...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   03-16-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 28,714
Posted By smitty8451
Thanks guys for the help and info, it's greatly...

Thanks guys for the help and info, it's greatly appreciated:)
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   03-16-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 84
Posted By smitty8451
Yes, you are correct, and you can thank Sony for...

Yes, you are correct, and you can thank Sony for that. You cannot output SACD through coax or optical but since my HA-1 has analog inputs I would utilize those for SACD output. HDMI can output SACD...
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   03-16-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 84
Posted By smitty8451
I apologize, actually I am looking for a CD/SACD...

I apologize, actually I am looking for a CD/SACD transport with more of an emphasis on the CD side. I have a few SACD's but about 2000 CD's in my library. Call me old fashioned, but myself and the...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   03-16-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 451
Views: 28,714
Posted By smitty8451
If you don't mind, may I inquire as to what brand...

If you don't mind, may I inquire as to what brand trim pot you are using. I have also been looking at a goldpoint passive volume control to place between the HA-1 and power amp, do you forsee an...
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   03-16-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 84
Posted By smitty8451
Advice Needed for CD/SACD Transport

Hello All

Here is my question. I have an Oppo HA-1 headphone amplifier that I also use as a dedicated 2 channel preamp. I am looking for a no thrills SACD player that meets the following...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   03-15-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 451
Views: 28,714
Posted By smitty8451
Rich Thank you for the reply and insight, I...

Rich

Thank you for the reply and insight, I do have to say this unit sounds incredible especially playing back DSD files.:)
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   03-15-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 451
Views: 28,714
Posted By smitty8451
Hello folks I have a quick question for the...

Hello folks

I have a quick question for the owners of the HA-1. I noticed when I use my unit as a premp that I have very little volume control before the music is extremely loud. I am feeding...
Forum: Speakers   02-20-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 43,526
Views: 2,441,077
Posted By smitty8451
Go for the RS-62's!!! I had 2 pairs of RS-52's...

Go for the RS-62's!!! I had 2 pairs of RS-52's and upgraded my surrounds to 62's (kept the one pair of 52's for rear surround) and could not be happier. The 62's IMHO do make a difference. Right...
Forum: Speakers   02-20-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 43,526
Views: 2,441,077
Posted By smitty8451
My wife who I love dearly always complained that...

My wife who I love dearly always complained that turning on my system required a degree in engineering so a couple of years ago I sat down and talked to her and came up with a very simple but nice...
Forum: Speakers   02-20-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 43,526
Views: 2,441,077
Posted By smitty8451
Here is a quick money saver, the tilt rod is just...

Here is a quick money saver, the tilt rod is just a threaded rod with a rubber bumper on the end of it, i bet if you find out what thread it is i.e. 1/4 20 or equivalent you can go to your local...
Forum: Speakers   02-20-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 43,526
Views: 2,441,077
Posted By smitty8451
I have a Yamaha CX-A5000 which also supports 11...

I have a Yamaha CX-A5000 which also supports 11 channels and last year I was pondering the same thing as you. What I did was purchase a Pair of Klipsch RB-61 II and place them as high up on my 8'...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   02-04-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 927
Posted By smitty8451
I agree, but we adopted them from a no kill...

I agree, but we adopted them from a no kill shelter and they were already declawed

:)
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   02-04-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 28,714
Posted By smitty8451
Thank you Rich, I was hoping you would weight in....

Thank you Rich, I was hoping you would weight in.

Good talking to you again

Smitty
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   02-04-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 927
Posted By smitty8451
I have three cats and now a poodle dog (all my...

I have three cats and now a poodle dog (all my wifes doing) but I have been lucky as all the cats are declawed and with strategically placed motion activated air cans don't go near my gear. The new...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   02-04-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 28,714
Posted By smitty8451
Suggestions Please

Hello everyone

So after reading all the posts regarding this unit and doing a lot of research I am in a bit of a quandary. You see, I originally had plans to purchase this unit when it was first...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-31-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 859
Posted By smitty8451
You might want to check out this site ...

You might want to check out this site


www.atechfabrication.com (http://www.atechfabrication.com)


They have some nice gear, made in the USA, and can be customed ordered or preassembled...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   01-01-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,939
Posted By smitty8451
Personally I think it all boils down to what the...

Personally I think it all boils down to what the user LIKES. I started with vinyl back in the late 70's and jumped on the digital bandwagon when CD's were first released (heck I was the first kid on...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-01-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 3,595
Views: 355,172
Posted By smitty8451
Good catch, I just realized after re-reading his...

Good catch, I just realized after re-reading his post he is running a 5.1 system so yes, surround would be the correct connection. I have only run 7.1 systems so I assumed based on my setup what the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-01-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 3,595
Views: 355,172
Posted By smitty8451
You would hook up your Accustic Energy speakers...

You would hook up your Accustic Energy speakers to the "Surround Back" jacks and the Yamaha speakers to the "Front Presence" jacks and then go into the setup menu under speakers and set the amp...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-29-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 3,595
Views: 355,172
Posted By smitty8451
The standard is setting the crossover to 80Hz for...

The standard is setting the crossover to 80Hz for all speakers but try different settings to get the one that sounds best to you. Another way to go about it is to look at the specifications of your...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   12-20-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 180
Posted By smitty8451
Depending on how you are going to mount the...

Depending on how you are going to mount the speaker and its size there are a variety of speaker mounts that would work. I use Klipsch RB-61s for my front height speakers mounted about 6 feet up on...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   12-10-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 129
Posted By smitty8451
Is the zone output on the denon set to "fixed" or...

Is the zone output on the denon set to "fixed" or "variable" output. I had this issue with my yamaha when the zone was set to fixed as it would clip my external amp driving my zone two speakers,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-06-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 3,595
Views: 355,172
Posted By smitty8451
If it were my choice I wouldn't, here is my...

If it were my choice I wouldn't, here is my reasoning, one ATMOS is in its infancy and the industry will take a bit to get it ironed out (HDMI version fiasco comes to mind) and another thing to...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   12-06-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 133
Posted By smitty8451
If your receiver has zone capability then having...

If your receiver has zone capability then having it provide 5.1 and zone stereo should not be an issue. Its when you want 7.1 and above that you need to verify if the unit has built in amps to drive...
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