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Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   02-18-2017, 11:38 AM
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Posted By commsysman
If you have a subwoofer, try unplugging its power...

If you have a subwoofer, try unplugging its power cord.

If that doesn't fix the problem, maybe there is sort sort of high-frequency distortion that is bothering you.
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   02-18-2017, 11:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 181
Posted By commsysman
A car may seem to have a lot of bass, but the...

A car may seem to have a lot of bass, but the frequencies are usually not much lower than 40 Hz.

A subwoofer in a house can go lower in frequency, and there may even be subsonic frequencies (you...
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   02-18-2017, 11:15 AM
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Views: 82
Posted By commsysman
Maybe you just need to press it once for a second...

Maybe you just need to press it once for a second and then wait 8 seconds or so without pressing the button again.

My Marantz UD7007 takes several seconds to do anything after pressing the power...
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   02-18-2017, 11:11 AM
Replies: 1
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Posted By commsysman
You should look at the new Marantz Reference...

You should look at the new Marantz Reference SA-10 player.
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   02-18-2017, 10:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 174
Posted By commsysman
A 16 GB USB memory stick costs less than $8, and...

A 16 GB USB memory stick costs less than $8, and can hold over 100 CDs ripped from your computer as 320K MP3 files (which sound very good).

Why screw with a multi-disc CD player when you can plug...
Forum: Speakers   02-18-2017, 10:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 120
Posted By commsysman
The Klipsch Classics, like the La Scala,...

The Klipsch Classics, like the La Scala, Klipschorn, and Heresy, are very good speakers.

They were designed over 50 years ago, when Klipsch wasn't making their current line of junk, which all...
Forum: Speakers   02-18-2017, 10:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 157
Posted By commsysman
The KEF Q900 have 8 inch woofers, and the bass is...

The KEF Q900 have 8 inch woofers, and the bass is awesome; no subwoofers needed. When they came out and Stereophile reviewed them, the praise was impressive; They sound great.

They originally cost...
Forum: Speakers   02-18-2017, 09:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 120
Posted By commsysman
With that budget, you can get some fairly good...

With that budget, you can get some fairly good speakers.

Klipsch is the last brand I would ever recommend.

I suggest that you look at speakers from PSB, Monitor Audio, Focal, Wharfedale, and...
Forum: Speakers   02-18-2017, 09:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 41
Posted By commsysman
The damage probably has affected the attachment...

The damage probably has affected the attachment of the voice coil to the cone assembly; what you see is only the tip of the iceberg.

That whole driver will probably have to be replaced to avoid...
Forum: Speakers   02-18-2017, 09:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 35
Posted By commsysman
I would mount them on either side of the TV so...

I would mount them on either side of the TV so that their top is even with the top of the TV, and their outside surface lines up with the wall going back behind.

It appears, in the photo, that the...
Forum: Speakers   02-18-2017, 09:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 51
Posted By commsysman
Those are very low-quality speakers, which have...

Those are very low-quality speakers, which have been discontinued.

They are not able to handle much power, so can easily be burned out if played loud for any period of time.

The Polk MC80 is...
Forum: Speakers   02-18-2017, 09:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 95
Posted By commsysman
You can probably find lots of Energy Take Classic...

You can probably find lots of Energy Take Classic speakers in dumpsters and landfills; that is where they belong.

If you want some low-priced speakers that will sound fairly good, look at the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-18-2017, 08:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 51
Posted By commsysman
The operating manual with complete application...

The operating manual with complete application information and specifications is available to download or print at www.lectrosonics.com
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   02-17-2017, 11:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 249
Posted By commsysman
If you are going to get good-quality speakers and...

If you are going to get good-quality speakers and a decent CD player, do not use a Bluetooth connection, which will not give you decent audio quality.

The NAD C516BEE is a good CD player, and is...
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   02-17-2017, 11:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 69
Posted By commsysman
You need Left and Right channel analog audio...

You need Left and Right channel analog audio signals to input to your cassette player's Record In jacks.

The MP3 music can come from any device that can play the MP3 tracks and provide an analog...
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   02-17-2017, 10:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 70
Posted By commsysman
If you really want the best sound quality, the...

If you really want the best sound quality, the new OPPO 205 is going to be out very soon. I would want to see about it first. It should run around $1200 or so.

The OPPO 203 is already out, and...
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   02-17-2017, 10:42 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 30
Posted By commsysman
The Revolutionary New Marantz SA-10 Player

The new Marantz SA-10 is the culmination of 30 years of advances in CD/SACD playback, according the Ken Ishiwata, the renowned engineer who introduced it in Holland recently.

This player takes all...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   02-17-2017, 10:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 333
Posted By commsysman
The 7.3 is the current model. I have the 7.1....

The 7.3 is the current model. I have the 7.1. They are all good, but there have been incremental improvements.

For the current details, see the listing on the Needle Doctor website.
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   02-17-2017, 10:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 333
Posted By commsysman
I recommend the Music Hall MMF-7 turntable. ...

I recommend the Music Hall MMF-7 turntable.

It has many good features, including a motor that is totally separate from the turntable and therefore completely isolated from it.

I have had mine...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   02-17-2017, 10:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 188
Posted By commsysman
IMO those are very poor. Avoid plastic or...

IMO those are very poor.

Avoid plastic or wood speaker stands, or anything screwed together.

Speaker stands need to be rigid and provide a high-mass coupling to the floor.

Stands should made...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   02-17-2017, 09:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 83
Posted By commsysman
The power supply is a 15 volt DC power supply...

The power supply is a 15 volt DC power supply that can provide 500 mA of current or more.

This should be easy to find, but be careful that the polarity is correct on the connector, and that the...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-15-2017, 03:05 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 32,056
Posted By commsysman
[QUOTE=Bob Pariseau;50706649]^ So you are saying...

[QUOTE=Bob Pariseau;50706649]^ So you are saying that article on the OPPO 105D also describes an upcoming OPPO 205D?

To the best of my knowledge, OPPO has not put out anything at all regarding a...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   02-14-2017, 01:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 173
Posted By commsysman
The Emotiva PT-100 is only $299 and should do...

The Emotiva PT-100 is only $299 and should do what you need.

You can run the video signal to the TV using HDMI and the analog audio direct to the preamp.
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   02-14-2017, 01:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 123
Posted By commsysman
The OPPO BDP-95, BDP-105, and presumably the 205,...

The OPPO BDP-95, BDP-105, and presumably the 205, have far superior SABRE DAC chips and the sound quality is on a whole different level from the 103 and 203. The audio from the 103/203 is good; the...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   02-14-2017, 01:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 110
Posted By commsysman
Ordinary RCA cables are coaxial, with one center...

Ordinary RCA cables are coaxial, with one center conductor and a shield.

It takes two conductors to send a signal, so the shield is forced to carry the return signal current while also trying to...
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