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Forum: Speakers   08-27-2015, 06:10 AM
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Posted By dchalfont
The volume that can damage the speakers is far...

The volume that can damage the speakers is far more dependant on the amplifier than the speakers.

A small amp will have high distortion and clipping at -15dB. A larger one will not.

I have a...
Forum: Speakers   08-22-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 404
Posted By dchalfont
The yamaha 5.1 set you listen will probably get...

The yamaha 5.1 set you listen will probably get the job done, but it would require an amplifier. Not sure if you wrote you had one...
Forum: Speakers   08-22-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 29
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Posted By dchalfont
You can get a pair of cheap budget ( borderline...

You can get a pair of cheap budget ( borderline garage ) bookshelf speakers for $200, I wouldn't even try for 5.1 or 7.1 on that budget.

When you get your budget up to $1000 you can get a good...
Forum: Speakers   08-22-2015, 01:39 AM
Replies: 10,937
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Posted By dchalfont
From what I have heard the equivalent priced KEF...

From what I have heard the equivalent priced KEF speakers and martin logan motion series are a good comparison.

I was looking at the paradigm prestige as an option. I never got to hear them...
Forum: Speakers   08-20-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 10,937
Views: 1,442,615
Posted By dchalfont
For whatever it's worth...the previous gold...

For whatever it's worth...the previous gold series was avdertised by monitor audio as '75% of the performance of thr platinum series, at 50% of the price'. The gold series has since been refreshed...
Forum: Speakers   08-19-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 10,937
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Posted By dchalfont
It's very easy to have a system that sounds good...

It's very easy to have a system that sounds good for HT but average for music, I'm not referring to the silvers, I haven't heard them...I just mean generally. The silvers would be perfect for any HT,...
Forum: Speakers   08-19-2015, 01:04 AM
Replies: 10,937
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Posted By dchalfont
I just found a direct comparion between the...

I just found a direct comparion between the silver 10s and the 200s...it's actually the old gx so if anything it's better.

The silver 10s are -6db at 36hz, the gold gx 200 is -2.7db at 36hz...so...
Forum: Speakers   08-19-2015, 12:26 AM
Replies: 10,937
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Posted By dchalfont
The treble and mid range would be a big step up...

The treble and mid range would be a big step up with the 200s, I got the gold series for the ribbon tweeters as metal dome tweeters can be harsh, even in speakers that cost significantly more than...
Forum: Speakers   08-18-2015, 11:36 PM
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Posted By dchalfont
@Blackjack Here is the thing...if at any...

@Blackjack

Here is the thing...if at any point you are upgrading...regardless of your price bracket...you need to think of the future, and possible upgrade paths.

I ruled out the silver series...
Forum: Speakers   08-14-2015, 10:12 PM
Replies: 10,937
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Posted By dchalfont
Yep. Looking forward to getting mad max fury road...

Yep. Looking forward to getting mad max fury road snd avengers age of ultron to compare to when I saw them at the cinema.
Forum: Speakers   08-13-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 4,032
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Posted By dchalfont
I finally finished my upgrade. I spent $15,600au...

I finally finished my upgrade. I spent $15,600au on monitor audio gold speakers and gold my fronts today.

Once I get a power amp I am good for a new decades...
Forum: Speakers   08-13-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 10,937
Views: 1,442,615
Posted By dchalfont
Got my gold 300s today Back up to 7.1...

Got my gold 300s today

Back up to 7.1 finally.

All up it's 300s, 2 pairs x 100s, C350 and W15.
Forum: Speakers   08-10-2015, 11:56 PM
Replies: 10,937
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Posted By dchalfont
I just found a review of the current MA gold...

I just found a review of the current MA gold speakers, the review states the Gold 300s but it also reviews the C350, FX, W15 as well.

2 day old article. This is the first review of the new...
Forum: Speakers   08-10-2015, 10:50 PM
Replies: 10,937
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Posted By dchalfont
Check the output power when 7 channels driven...

Check the output power when 7 channels driven continuously for several brands.
Yamaha 2040...
Forum: Speakers   08-09-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 10,937
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Posted By dchalfont
Very Good but replace the yamaha with Pioneer...

Very Good but replace the yamaha with Pioneer Elite SC-85
Because it has more powerful amplifier inside (much more) and with ability EQ for your subwoofer[/QUOTE]


The amplifier in the pioneer...
Forum: Speakers   08-05-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 10,937
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Posted By dchalfont
That sounds like a perfectly balanced and...

That sounds like a perfectly balanced and complete system to me. :)
Forum: Speakers   07-31-2015, 02:54 AM
Replies: 10,937
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Posted By dchalfont
Of course a receiver rated at 2x150 has trouble...

Of course a receiver rated at 2x150 has trouble driving 7 speakers at reference level volume.

Like all speakers the nominal impedance means almost nothing, my speakers dip down to 3.1 ohms and are...
Forum: Speakers   07-30-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 10,937
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Posted By dchalfont
Yeah I have gone without just about everything...

Yeah I have gone without just about everything since I started saving on the 4th of march, I pay my bills, keep $50 spare for the week then put every other cent on my speaker orders.

As for the...
Forum: Speakers   07-30-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 10,937
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Posted By dchalfont
My speaker buying days have come to an end with...

My speaker buying days have come to an end with my gold 300s finishing off my 7.1 setup in just under 2 weeks.

I am looking at power amps now and need some honest advice on what I 'need'.

Based...
Forum: Speakers   07-28-2015, 06:13 AM
Replies: 10,937
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Posted By dchalfont
I am not a fan of diffused sound at all, the...

I am not a fan of diffused sound at all, the entire point of surround sound, especially going as far as 7.1 is for discrete positional surround sound.

I would get 2 pairs of Silver 1's and build 2...
Forum: Speakers   07-19-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 10,937
Views: 1,442,615
Posted By dchalfont
I finally got my Gold W15 sub. I was nervous...

I finally got my Gold W15 sub.

I was nervous about getting it because there were no dealers who stock more than 1 of the subs I was considering to even compare it to.

When it arrived I was...
Forum: Speakers   07-09-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 10,937
Views: 1,442,615
Posted By dchalfont
I think I am done with upgrading speakers now. I...

I think I am done with upgrading speakers now. I will live happily ever after with the Gold 200s. They are a sharp looking speaker..lots of personality. The imaging is fabulous. I won't...
Forum: Speakers   07-09-2015, 03:03 AM
Replies: 10,937
Views: 1,442,615
Posted By dchalfont
Amazing, I have Gold 300s coming, but I won't...

Amazing, I have Gold 300s coming, but I won't have them for a month.

I am interested to see how much better they are than my gold 100s.
Forum: Speakers   06-30-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 10,937
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Posted By dchalfont
You can get the Gold 300s for slightly less than...

You can get the Gold 300s for slightly less than a pair of PL100s.

There is no way I would buy the PL 100 when you consider that.

The platinum line came out in 2007 and as such it is 2007 tech....
Forum: Home Theater Gaming   06-14-2015, 05:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 127
Posted By dchalfont
The only thing that input changes is the input...

The only thing that input changes is the input lag, each picture setting has different settings that the manufacturer has pre set, you simply need to change them to the settings you like from the...
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