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Forum: Speakers   02-20-2017, 11:58 AM
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Yes, I use 4 small round pads (furniture pads)...

Yes, I use 4 small round pads (furniture pads) perhaps 2” in diameter and about 3/8 to 1/2 inch thick. They are the type that grip and not slide and keep the speaker above the glass shelf and...
Forum: Speakers   02-19-2017, 02:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 160
Posted By dsrussell
I think the Chanes are a very solid choice, plus...

I think the Chanes are a very solid choice, plus it doesn’t hurt that your wife likes their looks :). If you get the speakers before getting a throw rug(s), place some blankets on the floor. And...
Forum: Speakers   02-19-2017, 01:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 369
Posted By dsrussell
I consider the R5Bi’s to be an accurate,...

I consider the R5Bi’s to be an accurate, uncolored speaker … meaning they play whatever media you feed them pretty accurately. Ribbon tweeters are even more unforgiving. The RBH Impression towers...
Forum: Speakers   02-19-2017, 12:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 160
Posted By dsrussell
Tile? Oh, oh indeed. Echo chamber city. You...

Tile? Oh, oh indeed. Echo chamber city. You will need to go out and buy a large throw rug, otherwise you won’t get an idea of how any speaker is suppose to sound (they will all sound bad).

I...
Forum: Speakers   02-19-2017, 04:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 160
Posted By dsrussell
I highly suggest that you get a large area throw...

I highly suggest that you get a large area throw rug in order to tame some of the reflections from your hardwood floors. You also might want to look for a speaker that’s a bit on the warm side, such...
Forum: Speakers   02-16-2017, 05:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 383
Posted By dsrussell
Both gajCA’s and Zorba’s response were on the...

Both gajCA’s and Zorba’s response were on the mark (as usual). There are close to a dozen nice speakers (perhaps more) for not a lot of money. If you are not going to be using a subwoofer, then...
Forum: Speakers   02-15-2017, 03:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 347
Posted By dsrussell
The first thing I thought about when looking at...

The first thing I thought about when looking at the first pictures was, “oh, oh.” Shoving a sound system in a cubbyhole area is simply not good. Is there any chance you could switch the couch and...
Forum: Speakers   02-15-2017, 02:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 145
Posted By dsrussell
There are a lot of fine speakers, over a dozen of...

There are a lot of fine speakers, over a dozen of which are very inexpensive that provides really good sound. You do need to go out and audition speakers to find out the sound signature that you...
Forum: Speakers   02-15-2017, 12:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 479
Posted By dsrussell
That’s a pretty decent list, so go out and...

That’s a pretty decent list, so go out and audition as many as you can (or order a couple different speakers and compare … SVS has free shipping both ways). What concerns me is your tile floor. ...
Forum: Speakers   02-14-2017, 03:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 347
Posted By dsrussell
Surround speakers are the least important...

Surround speakers are the least important speakers in a system. Not that they aren’t important, they are. It’s what provides you with the sense of being in the middle of everything. But surround...
Forum: Speakers   02-13-2017, 01:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 697
Posted By dsrussell
I’m not Zorba … but … I auditioned several...

I’m not Zorba … but …

I auditioned several speakers before I purchased my setup, and one of them was the Hsu HB-1 Mk2 (I was also auditioning their ULS-15 sub at the time). For what I was looking...
Forum: Speakers   02-12-2017, 12:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 649
Posted By dsrussell
As Cel stated, distance for a subwoofer is meant...

As Cel stated, distance for a subwoofer is meant as an indication of the time delay that occurs in subwoofer’s amplifier processors (DSP). It’s quite normal to have the subwoofer’s physical distance...
Forum: Speakers   02-11-2017, 07:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 404
Posted By dsrussell
I auditioned several speakers before I purchased...

I auditioned several speakers before I purchased my setup, and one of them was the Hsu HB-1 Mk2 (I was also auditioning their ULS-15 sub at the time). For what I was looking for a speaker, I can...
Forum: Speakers   02-08-2017, 06:45 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 2,233
Posted By dsrussell
But now that you've mentioned it, do any...

But now that you've mentioned it, do any subwoofer manufactures give a sensitivity rating? I don't think I've ever seen it.
Forum: Speakers   02-08-2017, 12:30 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,024
Posted By dsrussell
Whether it’s a professional or amateur review,...

Whether it’s a professional or amateur review, all must be taken with different quantities of salt. Professional reviewers have auditioned more speakers than I can even comprehend, so I would...
Forum: Speakers   02-08-2017, 12:09 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 2,233
Posted By dsrussell
That’s a good point, cel. The Hsu speakers have...

That’s a good point, cel. The Hsu speakers have around 89 dB sensitivity versus 85 dB for the RBH. The Hsu speakers will indeed get appreciably louder at the same AVR setting. It will take more...
Forum: Speakers   02-08-2017, 11:41 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 2,233
Posted By dsrussell
No matter which speaker you end up getting,...

No matter which speaker you end up getting, you'll be wanting a good sub. Hsu, Outlaw Audio, RBH, Rythmik and SVS are prime candidates for your budget. I suggested that you buy whatever speakers (a...
Forum: Speakers   02-07-2017, 11:42 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 2,233
Posted By dsrussell
There is no black and white answer here. There...

There is no black and white answer here. There very well could be speakers at BB that you will really like. I know I enjoyed the 600 buck Def Tech SM-55 (but not quite enough to buy). And I will...
Forum: Speakers   02-07-2017, 11:31 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 819
Posted By dsrussell
There are perhaps a dozen or so really good...

There are perhaps a dozen or so really good speakers on the market that are surprisingly inexpensive. Take a good look at these two threads:
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Forum: Speakers   02-05-2017, 02:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 128
Posted By dsrussell
Indeed they are :). While in-wall speakers are...

Indeed they are :). While in-wall speakers are tough to get right, I'd suspect Infinite Baffles would be a nightmare to get the right coverage for the listening position. Either case, I wish the OP...
Forum: Speakers   02-05-2017, 01:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 584
Posted By dsrussell
I’m glad to read that you went out and auditioned...

I’m glad to read that you went out and auditioned some speakers. Continue to do so. Always good to listen more than once to the same speakers. BTW, I had to laugh at “things were huge.” Yes,...
Forum: Speakers   02-05-2017, 12:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 128
Posted By dsrussell
Misread the OP's original post. Hey, it was late...

Misread the OP's original post. Hey, it was late :).
Forum: Speakers   02-04-2017, 02:44 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,501
Posted By dsrussell
Nice tongue in cheek response :). I am not...

Nice tongue in cheek response :). I am not Zorba, but can almost tell you for certain that those Wharfedales will (or should) always remain in his home. Take a good look at each of Zorba's...
Forum: Speakers   02-04-2017, 01:18 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,501
Posted By dsrussell
No matter which speaker you decide upon, I do...

No matter which speaker you decide upon, I do recommend that you just buy two and spend some time with it/them before integrating a sub. Once you've spent some time with the sub integrated, and if...
Forum: Speakers   02-03-2017, 12:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 547
Posted By dsrussell
Speaker setup is critical to try and attain what...

Speaker setup is critical to try and attain what the speaker has to offer. That being said, we are all different in what sound signature pleases us the most. As Ultra_Sound mentioned, keep...
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