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Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   11-11-2014, 01:49 PM
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Posted By jeffbar
One thing I still puzzle over is, under what...

One thing I still puzzle over is, under what conditions subwoofers should be run hot.

During setup, I set the XS15se to 2 pm and ran XT32. My Denon 4311CI, as expected, asks me to set the sub...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   11-11-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 15,237
Views: 601,793
Posted By jeffbar
After a few years of holding out, I finally got a...

After a few years of holding out, I finally got a real sub for my home theater in a two-year-old home addition: One XS15se.

What have I learned so far? I’d like a second sub!

Alas, it might not...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-15-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 3,181
Views: 268,774
Posted By jeffbar
On the Marantz, would there be any downside if I...

On the Marantz, would there be any downside if I changed the source level on the input to the max (+12, I think), with, say, a power-on level of 25-30?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-15-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 3,181
Views: 268,774
Posted By jeffbar
Thanks JD. I set the AVR to 0, so I can raise on...

Thanks JD. I set the AVR to 0, so I can raise on the volume via Sonos to a higher level than would otherwise be the case. With the AVR at zero, I usually don't push the Sonos about the midpoint on...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-15-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 3,181
Views: 268,774
Posted By jeffbar
Seemingly simple thing that has me befuddled. I...

Seemingly simple thing that has me befuddled. I want to set the receiver so the volume is at zero every time I switch the input to Sonos.

I want to control volume through Sonos so I am not...
Forum: Speakers   04-11-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 305
Posted By jeffbar
Go to the company's website and email or call....

Go to the company's website and email or call. Usually Greg answers and he will answer any questions and tell you the local dealer. The site also has links to independent reviews. My dealer gave me...
Forum: Speakers   04-10-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 226
Posted By jeffbar
Construction is a big variable. My room was a...

Construction is a big variable. My room was a new build with foam insulation. Not rattlling or vibrations whatsoever. Made it easy for me to go with a speaker without a backbox.
Forum: Speakers   04-10-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 305
Posted By jeffbar
Ditto on Kef and I am a big fan of Monitor...

Ditto on Kef and I am a big fan of Monitor Audio. Kef was one of my finalists. They have a range of options at somewhat cheaper prices. I liked the sound of MA tiny bit more. Hard to explain....
Forum: Speakers   04-10-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 969
Posted By jeffbar
The Def Techs are hard to beat if you can get...

The Def Techs are hard to beat if you can get the ones with a backbox in that price range. I would have been able to get them for cheaper than $325 a pair a few years ago when I looked but there are...
Forum: Speakers   04-10-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 226
Posted By jeffbar
I've listened to some gray market models....

I've listened to some gray market models. Perfectly decent speakers for less discriminating ears. Wouldn't say I am an audiophile, but I wanted the best sound I could get for my money.

You notice...
Forum: Speakers   04-10-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 226
Posted By jeffbar
In-walls aren't going to sound very different in...

In-walls aren't going to sound very different in your home vs. a showroom. many of the same characteristics are evident in either case.

As for cost, well, inwalls are actually cheaper in some...
Forum: Speakers   04-10-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 226
Posted By jeffbar
What, exactly, are the questions that have not...

What, exactly, are the questions that have not been answered?

I went with the Noble Fidelity for my setup. B&W is excellent and so is Paradigm, but NF was my clear winner after testing some 20...
Forum: Speakers   04-10-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 969
Posted By jeffbar
Set properly, ceiling speakers can work great in...

Set properly, ceiling speakers can work great in a home theater. I have heard a handful of terrific setups that made it easy to forget where the speakers were located. Most should have movable...
Forum: Speakers   04-10-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 305
Posted By jeffbar
I did a lot of inwall research a few years ago...

I did a lot of inwall research a few years ago and these threads might be useful.

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1370457/hard-to-find-in-wall-info-time-for-new-avsf-room
...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-27-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 9,457
Views: 727,866
Posted By jeffbar
Got a potentially weird problem. I have two...

Got a potentially weird problem.

I have two Denons. A 4311 in my main listening area and a new X1000 in my cellar that replaces a 3310 whose amp circuit blew.

Using either the Denon app or...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-10-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 9,457
Views: 727,866
Posted By jeffbar
I've got a 4310 for my main listening room,...

I've got a 4310 for my main listening room, Batpig. The 3310 is in secondary room where my treadmill is located. I only listen to music in that room for about 2-3 hours a week. That's why I want to...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-10-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 9,457
Views: 727,866
Posted By jeffbar
My Denon 3310 made a sharp scraping sound the...

My Denon 3310 made a sharp scraping sound the other night and turned off. Research suggests blown amp circuit. It just turns off after a few seconds when I turn back on and a reset does nothing.
...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-24-2013, 10:34 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,623
Posted By jeffbar
You can tweak or change certain settings in...

You can tweak or change certain settings in Audyssey. channel level, crossover point. And you can use Audyssey flat or bypass altogether. Denon included several other settings and gives you plenty...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-24-2013, 07:43 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,623
Posted By jeffbar
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by 2therock http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-21-2013, 05:25 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,623
Posted By jeffbar
Easy call. Denon with Audyssey XT32. It makes a...

Easy call. Denon with Audyssey XT32. It makes a huge difference in sound setup.
...
Forum: Speakers   11-27-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,478
Posted By jeffbar
Personally, I would recommend Noble Fidelity,...

Personally, I would recommend Noble Fidelity, but I am biased. I own them!

IMO, they are the best value inwalls in the country. Price/performance beats any other speaker I've tried, and I've...
Forum: Speakers   11-27-2013, 10:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,478
Posted By jeffbar
Good-sounding speakers for the price. Been a few...

Good-sounding speakers for the price. Been a few years since I heard them, but I gave them a considerable look. A touch bright, but accurate and fairly bassy for their size.
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   11-26-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 17,015
Views: 1,329,087
Posted By jeffbar
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Rythmik http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1214550/official-rythmik-audio-subwoofer-thread/11760#post_24000816)

I need to charge...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   11-26-2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 17,015
Views: 1,329,087
Posted By jeffbar
Huh? How did I end up on a home-improvement...

Huh? How did I end up on a home-improvement thread?

I have brand new floors in a home addition and I carried all my stuff. New floors can be delicate initially.

But back to subs! Still...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-07-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 10,853
Views: 913,134
Posted By jeffbar
Hey JD, thanks for responding. I dunno. I...

Hey JD, thanks for responding. I dunno. I thought I had video convert on via a universal selection. Maybe I don't for every input. I will double check. Already tried a soft and hard reset. I have...
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