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Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-09-2014, 02:16 PM
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Posted By grasshoppers
One more thing...the wireless kit for your second...

One more thing...the wireless kit for your second sub
Is actually very good. Gives you the freedom to move the
Sub around if needed. (As long as there is a power outlet near)

Subs rarely sound...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-09-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 680
Posted By grasshoppers
For your amusement....the reviews alone Are...

For your amusement....the reviews alone
Are priceless!!!:D
...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-09-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 680
Posted By grasshoppers
Yeah, $1500 in cables is outrageous...but I've...

Yeah, $1500 in cables is outrageous...but I've seen
Much higher! :eek: Discount or not.

I think you would do very well with quality 14 gauge
Wire from Monoprice. Get the banana plugs from them...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-08-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 680
Posted By grasshoppers
I think the Emotiva XPA-5 is a much wiser...

I think the Emotiva XPA-5 is a much wiser investment.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-08-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 680
Posted By grasshoppers
I'm not really sure about the Dolby Atmos set-up....

I'm not really sure about the Dolby Atmos set-up. I've only
Glanced at it as I have no need or use for it. Don't have a basement
Or a dedicated HT room, just a 5.2 set up in the living room.
I...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-08-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 680
Posted By grasshoppers
You are correct, when you use the preout, you ...

You are correct, when you use the preout, you
Still have power at the regular speaker posts.

Either of your options would work.
Forum: Audio Gear   07-07-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 158
Posted By grasshoppers
You should ask your question in the Dedicated...

You should ask your question in the
Dedicated subwoofer forum..your in the classified
Section.

http://www.avsforum.com/forum/113-subwoofers-bass-transducers/
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-07-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 680
Posted By grasshoppers
I am a bit perplexed by the speaker set-up...

I am a bit perplexed by the speaker set-up options
On the Marantz. You have 11 speakers, but only 9
Internal amp channels. On the back of the Marantz
There is actually 11 posts to hook speakers...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   07-06-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 251
Posted By grasshoppers
Don't forget Salk Song Towers with ribbon...

Don't forget Salk Song Towers with ribbon upgrade.

http://www.salksound.com/songtower%20home.htm
Forum: Speakers   07-04-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 30,365
Views: 2,744,841
Posted By grasshoppers
That should be plenty of power for the 100's! ...

That should be plenty of power for the 100's!
Congrats on some great speakers.
Forum: Speakers   07-03-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 127
Posted By grasshoppers
Here ya go: ...

Here ya go:
http://www.crutchfield.com/p_819MLNACT2/Paradigm-Millenia-CT-2.html
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-03-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 186
Posted By grasshoppers
You can get the speakers via internet...dealer...

You can get the speakers via internet...dealer demos,
Discontinued lines and older versions.

Never seen Anthem products online though.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-03-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 186
Posted By grasshoppers
Yep, no Anthem or Paradigm sales over the...

Yep, no Anthem or Paradigm sales over the internet.
Someday, maybe, they will wake up and join the rest
Of us in the 21st century. Both of my Paradigm/Anthem
Dealers closed..out of business. Had...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-03-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 680
Posted By grasshoppers
Yes, the Marantz has a Full set of pre-outs to...

Yes, the Marantz has a Full set of pre-outs to connect
External amplifiers to. I count 11 channels that you could
Add external power amps. Not including the subwoofers. (2)

By using the external...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-02-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 680
Posted By grasshoppers
That's going to be a great set-up! When do you...

That's going to be a great set-up!
When do you get it installed???

I wouldn't worry about the power difference
Between the Marantz and the Denon.

The 30 watt difference in 7 channel mode...
Forum: Speakers   07-02-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 381
Posted By grasshoppers
I previously had the b&w 685, the Sierra 1 is ...

I previously had the b&w 685, the Sierra 1 is
A much nicer sounding speaker. IMHO

I listened to the CM5 too, it's a very nice speaker.
But,again I think the Sierra 1 or 2 is a better speaker...
Forum: Speakers   07-01-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 300
Posted By grasshoppers
You have a very nice system, your speakers are ...

You have a very nice system, your speakers are
Very highly regarded. Got a nice sub on it's way
Too.

There's a saying on these forums called the
"Law of diminishing returns", it means...
Forum: Speakers   07-01-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 300
Posted By grasshoppers
You need to take a break from reading these...

You need to take a break from reading these forums!:D

If you keep reading you will acquire the incurable disease
Called "upgradeitis". This dreaded affliction will cause
Serious damage to your...
Forum: Speakers   07-01-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 381
Posted By grasshoppers
What's your budget??? In Orange County there...

What's your budget???

In Orange County there is a VERY highly recommended
And popular speaker company.

Ascend Acoustics... Call them and make an appointment
To listen to their bookshelf...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-01-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,077
Posted By grasshoppers
I will echo what "michaeljhuman" said Hook...

I will echo what "michaeljhuman" said

Hook your system up, listen to it and if you hear
Distortion or it doesn't sound right to you
Then add the Emotiva UPA-700.

I'm betting that you won't...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   06-30-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 680
Posted By grasshoppers
Why do you want to get an integrated amp? If...

Why do you want to get an integrated amp?
If you need external amplification for another
2 channels (11.2?) there are much more cost effective
Measures.
...
Forum: Speakers   06-29-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 30,365
Views: 2,744,841
Posted By grasshoppers
I thought you might like them.;) I replaced a...

I thought you might like them.;) I replaced a pair of Paradigm
Mini-monitors with the SE bookshelves, was a big improvement.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-29-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 16,523
Views: 1,212,310
Posted By grasshoppers
^^^^Good to hear!!!

^^^^Good to hear!!!
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   06-29-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 680
Posted By grasshoppers
I think you have a much better understanding of...

I think you have a much better understanding of passive bi-amping.
Yes, there is a lot of mis-information circulating out there!
There are a couple of things I would like to point out to you.

1)...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   06-28-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 680
Posted By grasshoppers
Don't worry about Dolby Atmos supporting 2 subs, ...

Don't worry about Dolby Atmos supporting 2 subs,
That's not how it works.

Even on current dvd's there is only 1 sub channel. (LFE)
What you do is split the 1 sub signal coming out of the
AVR...
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