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Forum: Speakers   12-17-2014, 01:13 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By GIEGAR
What's your "end game" Martin? Are you...

What's your "end game" Martin? Are you eventually going to end up with a full surround (7.2) system?

If so, (and building on what Kini62 and postrokfan suggested) you could go for a pair of SVS...
Forum: Speakers   12-16-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 217
Posted By GIEGAR
Just checking... what model Pioneer Elite mate?

Just checking... what model Pioneer Elite mate?
Forum: Speakers   12-16-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 217
Posted By GIEGAR
+1! SVS' implementation of the Prime center...

+1!

SVS' implementation of the Prime center with the 3-way tweeter-over-mid design is excellent for this price bracket. Top value at $450 shipped for piano black.
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Forum: Speakers   12-16-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 217
Posted By GIEGAR
Check out PSB Imagine XB...

Check out PSB Imagine XB (http://www.crutchfield.com/p_760IMNXB/PSB-Imagine-XB.html?tp=186) and Imagine XC (http://www.crutchfield.com/p_760IMNXC/PSB-Imagine-XC.html?tp=189). $900 shipped. I love...
Forum: Speakers   12-16-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 397
Posted By GIEGAR
Spike, you must've looked at the Catalyst 12C's. ...

Spike, you must've looked at the Catalyst 12C's. The Catalyst 8C's (http://www.seaton-sound-forum.com/post/t-h-e-show-newport-beach-2014-may-29thjune-1st-hilton-room-635-6899372) are the smaller...
Forum: Speakers   12-16-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 397
Posted By GIEGAR
Other!

Take a step off the passive speaker merry-go-round:

3 X Seaton Catalyst 8C's (http://www.seaton-sound-forum.com/post/product-listing-availability-status-and-pricing-3366417). With premium veneer...
Forum: Speakers   12-16-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 72
Posted By GIEGAR
Thanks for taking the time to do the review ...

Thanks for taking the time to do the review blazar. Although these speakers are well beyond my means, I found it very interesting.

Your writing style is also excellent. :)
Forum: Speakers   12-16-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 155
Posted By GIEGAR
Tim, I'm not sure which calculator you're using,...

Tim, I'm not sure which calculator you're using, but there could be a couple of things going on here.

Firstly, the calculator may use the Inverse Square Law of 6dBSPL attenuation for each doubling...
Forum: Speakers   12-15-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 169
Posted By GIEGAR
The speaker that really appeals to me over at...

The speaker that really appeals to me over at diysoundgroup is The Elusive 1099 (http://www.diysoundgroup.com/home-theater-speakers/elusive-1099.html) for about $450 shipped for the kit and the...
Forum: Speakers   12-13-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 123
Posted By GIEGAR
theblackangus leave it set at 8Ω and forget about...

theblackangus leave it set at 8Ω and forget about it. In short, what a "Low Z" (6Ω or 4Ω) mode generally does is engage a circuit that significantly limits the output voltage of the AVR. This is...
Forum: Speakers   12-13-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 123
Posted By GIEGAR
Sabre, dsrussell's got you covered with the...

Sabre, dsrussell's got you covered with the question about mixing impedances.

But, the main issue to point out with your example is the mixing of speaker brands across the front. Wherever...
Forum: Speakers   12-13-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 159
Posted By GIEGAR
Just plug your numbers into this calculator: ...

Just plug your numbers into this calculator: http://www.bcae1.com/images/swfs/speakerwireselectorassistant.swf.
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   12-10-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 862
Posted By GIEGAR
What are your thoughts James Freeman? :)

What are your thoughts James Freeman? :)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-10-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 530
Posted By GIEGAR
Evildude, unless your listening habits change...

Evildude, unless your listening habits change dramatically in the coming years, you’re nowhere near the territory where an power amp will make any difference. I’ll tell you now - at your preferred...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   12-09-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 187
Posted By GIEGAR
Two that I'm aware of are: Dayton Audio...

Two that I'm aware of are:


Dayton Audio OmniMic V2 (http://www.parts-express.com/dayton-audio-omnimic-v2-precision-measurement-system--390-792)

XTZ Sound Room Analyzer II...
Forum: Speakers   12-09-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 235
Posted By GIEGAR
Yeah, but not impossible. I believe it can be...

Yeah, but not impossible. I believe it can be done with speaker level attenuators, but it's a dog's breakfast of a solution. ;)
Forum: Speakers   12-09-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 235
Posted By GIEGAR
OP newc33, how do you intend to run a power amp?...

OP newc33, how do you intend to run a power amp? Your Yamaha RX-V373 (http://www.crutchfield.com/S-TqWYWOzYmOI/p_022RXV373/Yamaha-RX-V373.html) does not have speaker channel pre-outs.

(I'm...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-09-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 96
Posted By GIEGAR
The cheapest one! Plain old HDMI. If they're at...

The cheapest one! Plain old HDMI. If they're at Monoprice they'll all be solid.

Make sure you account for the extra length you need to pull a component from the rack/stand and unhook it and...
Forum: Speakers   12-08-2014, 12:32 AM
Replies: 5,871
Views: 705,124
Posted By GIEGAR
This is AVS... there's no such thing as overkill...

This is AVS... there's no such thing as overkill here! ;)


Yes! A sub is pretty much mandatory for decent audio performance with bookshelf speakers. The B6's/C5 are no exception and will...
Forum: Speakers   12-07-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 140
Posted By GIEGAR
Dr. Quinn you have chosen very well with the...

Dr. Quinn you have chosen very well with the Sierra 1/Rythmik combo.

The range of adjustments on the Rythmik's amp (http://www.ascendacoustics.com/pages/support/A370PEQ3_quickguide.pdf) gives you...
Forum: Speakers   12-07-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 99
Posted By GIEGAR
Then Chris, you need to cut the chord from nice...

Then Chris, you need to cut the chord from nice looking, average sensitivity, pretend full range towers masquerading as high performance HT speakers! :D

Otherwise, you'll just end up with more of...
Forum: Speakers   12-07-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 99
Posted By GIEGAR
What are you looking to achieve compared to your...

What are you looking to achieve compared to your current setup Chris? Improved dynamics? Better clarity at high volume?

Subs as well for the $7K budget?
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   12-06-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 862
Posted By GIEGAR
The calculator is using the Inverse Square Law...

The calculator is using the Inverse Square Law for attenuation. This is applicable to outdoors and anechoic rooms. I covered this up in post 48:



OK James, I understand what you're getting...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   12-05-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 862
Posted By GIEGAR
No, it means you should put some preconceived...

No, it means you should put some preconceived ideas aside and be careful to read the information put in front of you in this thread.


There's no fact. This is your opinion based on prior...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   12-05-2014, 12:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 97
Posted By GIEGAR
Dennis, your DIY plans look excellent so far. ...

Dennis, your DIY plans look excellent so far.

For the surround backs I'd go Option 3: 7.1. ...but with a twist. ;)

To deal with the placement limitation, I'd get a THX Select2 Plus certified...
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