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Forum: Speakers   01-22-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 149
Posted By Robert Cook
That's generally preferable, and the specs for...

That's generally preferable, and the specs for the DI 6.5LCR (http://www.definitivetech.com/products/di-6-5lcr) actually say "Vertical Only" anyway (makes sense because otherwise it would be wider...
Forum: Speakers   01-22-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,065
Posted By Robert Cook
Reviewers have said things like this about a lot...

Reviewers have said things like this about a lot of speakers. But do they ever give a negative review of a $900/pair speaker and tell people that they should buy the Pioneers instead because they...
Forum: Speakers   01-22-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,065
Posted By Robert Cook
This is true, and don't get me wrong, the...

This is true, and don't get me wrong, the Pioneers are exceptionally good speakers for the price (designer Andrew Jones did an amazing job considering how little he had to spend on manufacturing...
Forum: Speakers   01-22-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 68
Posted By Robert Cook
Yes, in my experience this works fine. If...

Yes, in my experience this works fine. If they're typical bookshelf speakers, then what I also like to do, whenever the speakers are mounted high and this is possible, is orient them horizontally...
Forum: Speakers   01-22-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,065
Posted By Robert Cook
No, although I wish I had that kind of a memory....

No, although I wish I had that kind of a memory. :) There probably aren't many people who have tried both in the same room, as is the case with the SUB-1200 versus the Bic F12. I just did a search...
Forum: Speakers   01-21-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 285
Posted By Robert Cook
The 200 compares perhaps surprisingly well for...

The 200 compares perhaps surprisingly well for its size. It has the exact same tweeter as the 170, which in turn is basically the same as the one in the 340; the latter looks quite different (when...
Forum: Speakers   01-21-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 144
Posted By Robert Cook
For these speakers 80 Hz would be my baseline...

For these speakers 80 Hz would be my baseline starting point. Placement within the room as a whole matters a lot with bass, and in my experience 80 Hz often sounds the best when the sub is placed...
Forum: Speakers   01-21-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 285
Posted By Robert Cook
Looks good to me (as long as you can still...

Looks good to me (as long as you can still position your surrounds well enough, given the wiring). :cool:




Since size doesn't matter in your case, you should use the CBM-170 SE for your...
Forum: Speakers   01-21-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,065
Posted By Robert Cook
I think that the bump to $149 came only within...

I think that the bump to $149 came only within the last couple of days, though. It was $129 for a while before that (this year).




If I may interject, I've seen other people say that. ...
Forum: Speakers   01-21-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,065
Posted By Robert Cook
That's the current price listed at the company...

That's the current price listed at the company website--they've bumped it up by $20 within the past day or two. It's not even available through Amazon right now for some reason (while the other...
Forum: Speakers   01-21-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,065
Posted By Robert Cook
In my opinion, these speakers are all clearly...

In my opinion, these speakers are all clearly outclassed by the ID options suggested above. Granted, the latter are barely affordable for the OP, but the question here is whether to go ahead and...
Forum: Speakers   01-20-2015, 09:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 269
Posted By Robert Cook
Correct. That's just the average,...

Correct.




That's just the average, but it's definitely NOT how parallel wiring and electrical impedance/resistance work. Think of it this way--parallel wiring provides more than one path for...
Forum: Speakers   01-20-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 531
Posted By Robert Cook
One advantage of the CMT-340 SE is that it has...

One advantage of the CMT-340 SE is that it has greater sensitivity, especially in comparison to the R56Ci center if that's what would be used, although either system should be sensitive enough. In...
Forum: Speakers   01-20-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,065
Posted By Robert Cook
For one thing, they were measured in half-space,...

For one thing, they were measured in half-space, as the specs indicate:
http://hsuresearch.com/products/hb-1.html

Specifying an anechoic sensitivity would be less confusing.
Forum: Speakers   01-20-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 129
Posted By Robert Cook
In my opinion the best speakers that I know of,...

In my opinion the best speakers that I know of, from personal experience, around this price point are the ones I'm currently using:
Ascend Acoustics CBM-170 SE...
Forum: Speakers   01-19-2015, 09:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 62
Posted By Robert Cook
Depending on your precise needs, here are a few...

Depending on your precise needs, here are a few options:
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/rocketfish-universal-wireless-rear-speaker-kit-black/8275528.p?id=1171058476489&skuId=8275528...
Forum: Speakers   01-19-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 51
Posted By Robert Cook
This implies that the speaker can be driven by as...

This implies that the speaker can be driven by as much as 200 W, which would be pretty darn loud. That's its maximum capacity, electrically, so it can handle more than your receiver can cleanly...
Forum: Speakers   01-19-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 205
Posted By Robert Cook
It's here, I guess, although for some reason it...

It's here, I guess, although for some reason it isn't much longer than yours:
http://www.avsforum.com/forum/89-speakers/1473371-official-yet-informal-harbeth-owner-s-thread.html
Forum: Speakers   01-19-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 383
Posted By Robert Cook
That's true, but in addition at loud volumes...

That's true, but in addition at loud volumes larger speakers have the potential to sound "punchier" and generally more dynamic at the mid-bass frequencies above the crossover frequency. This region...
Forum: Speakers   01-19-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 365
Posted By Robert Cook
All of the speakers should be set to...

All of the speakers should be set to Small--that's the problem right there.




The general problem is that there can be loud, deep bass even in the regular, non-LFE channels (just as deep),...
Forum: Speakers   01-19-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 383
Posted By Robert Cook
That's what I would do, in your place. Given the...

That's what I would do, in your place. Given the size of your room (you couldn't be sitting all that far from the speakers) and that this speaker seems quite robust, I think it'll do fine.



...
Forum: Speakers   01-19-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 129
Posted By Robert Cook
What Alan said, and be sure to read this first...

What Alan said, and be sure to read this first and answer the questions it asks:
http://www.avsforum.com/forum/89-speakers/1628561-basic-speaker-setup-faq.html
Forum: Speakers   01-19-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 190
Posted By Robert Cook
Keep in mind, however, that the center speaker...

Keep in mind, however, that the center speaker often bears the heaviest load, and is therefore frequently the main limiting factor (when you have a small one). The main advantages of a center are...
Forum: Speakers   01-19-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 269
Posted By Robert Cook
I looked it up, and it sure doesn't seem like...

I looked it up, and it sure doesn't seem like anything that a center speaker or any home theater speaker should have. It seems to be an extra speaker that attempts to simulate certain environments,...
Forum: Speakers   01-18-2015, 11:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 269
Posted By Robert Cook
OK, for some strange reason I thought the Yamahas...

OK, for some strange reason I thought the Yamahas were being used for a different purpose.

If you use a center speaker at all, then ideally it would be the best speaker that you have. Well,...
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