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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-02-2015, 10:28 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By beaveav
It still shows up on the U.S. Yamaha site as...

It still shows up on the U.S. Yamaha site as being a current model. But I'd expect that will change any day now.

XTF, are you in the U.K.?
Forum: Speakers   07-31-2015, 11:38 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 8,333
Posted By beaveav
Seems like an entirely reasonable reply. A...

Seems like an entirely reasonable reply. A mistake was made, is acknowledged, and will be fixed. Thanks for posting.

Oh, one last thing, don't forget to change the Facebook page too. :-)
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   07-31-2015, 11:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 368
Posted By beaveav
Could you relocate your desk to the corner where...

Could you relocate your desk to the corner where the audio setup is now? And then put the audio setup in the middle of the opposite wall (where the desk and windown are now)?

If you can't do...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   07-31-2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 923
Posted By beaveav
But how do you know that? Maybe it says...

But how do you know that? Maybe it says something different while you're not looking at it! :)
Forum: Speakers   07-31-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 337
Posted By beaveav
Near the bottom of this link one can find an...

Near the bottom of this link one can find an impedance plot (magnitude only apparently) for the 948:

http://audio.com.pl/testy/stereo/zespoly-glosnikowe/489-focal-aria-948

It appears similar to...
Forum: Speakers   07-31-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 8,333
Posted By beaveav
The first post has an attachment that is a...

The first post has an attachment that is a picture of the binding posts on the back of the speaker. In small print underneath it says "Made in USA."
Forum: Speakers   07-31-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 106
Posted By beaveav
They could be damaged by doing that; but since...

They could be damaged by doing that; but since you say you've played them since then and they sound ok, it appears they survived intact. If they had been damaged, they would likely sound horrible...
Forum: Speakers   07-31-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 8,333
Posted By beaveav
Well I'm pretty sure the drivers aren't made in...

Well I'm pretty sure the drivers aren't made in the US either. Same with the crossover components (and likely the crossover assembly as well, though it's possible those are put together in the US)....
Forum: Speakers   07-31-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 337
Posted By beaveav
Here's one that probably would give fits to many...

Here's one that probably would give fits to many AVRs:

http://www.stereophile.com/content/thiel-cs37-loudspeaker-measurements

Impedance below 4 Ohms from 50Hz and up, with much of that below 3...
Forum: Speakers   07-31-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 8,333
Posted By beaveav
Actually I'm not suprised at "the power of...

Actually I'm not suprised at "the power of Chinese manufacture." I spent many years working at a large electronics company that manufactured in China, so I'm well aware of their abilities - and...
Forum: Speakers   07-31-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 8,333
Posted By beaveav
The issue isn't where these speakers were made -...

The issue isn't where these speakers were made - the issue is that they were MOSTLY made in China but that they have a label that says "Made in the USA." The issue is the misleading claim.

I...
Forum: Speakers   07-31-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 337
Posted By beaveav
I think you're exactly right. Bluewizard misread...

I think you're exactly right. Bluewizard misread the post, IMO.
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   07-31-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 368
Posted By beaveav
An even more common mistake - assuming that...

An even more common mistake - assuming that actual sound quality is an issue with solid-state amps. In most cases, it's not at all the issue. Power is. Not all amps go "loud enough" with all...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   07-31-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 368
Posted By beaveav
Assuming the Marantz is in good functional state,...

Assuming the Marantz is in good functional state, there is no reason to "upgrade" to one of the amps/receivers mentioned above. I've had the NAD and Cambridge integrateds - there's nothing special...
Forum: Speakers   07-30-2015, 10:56 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 8,333
Posted By beaveav
Re: Post #246...

Re: Post #246 (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=246)

Wait, what? The cabinets are only 2% of the finished product price? So for the 7Ts, which are something...
Forum: Speakers   07-30-2015, 10:30 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 587
Posted By beaveav
Uh oh, I see a complaint about "contrarians"...

Uh oh, I see a complaint about "contrarians" coming! :p
Forum: Speakers   07-30-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,829
Posted By beaveav
If you don't know where they are made, why did...

If you don't know where they are made, why did you state so definitively that they are made in Canada? :confused:

To the best of my knowledge, the cabinets and drivers and all other parts are made...
Forum: Speakers   07-30-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,829
Posted By beaveav
That hump - or one similar - has shown up in...

That hump - or one similar - has shown up in every measurement of a PSB speaker I've seen the last few years (Synchrony Ones, Imagine Ts, Imagine Bs, etc). It looks pretty bad, but I can't hear that...
Forum: Speakers   07-30-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 587
Posted By beaveav
Very true.

Very true.
Forum: Speakers   07-30-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,829
Posted By beaveav
Nice review Mark. Here is a link to the NRC...

Nice review Mark. Here is a link to the NRC measurements from Soundstage!:
...
Forum: Speakers   07-30-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,829
Posted By beaveav
What makes you think they're made in Canada? I'm...

What makes you think they're made in Canada? I'm pretty sure that's not correct and that they are actually made in China.
Forum: Speakers   07-30-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 8,333
Posted By beaveav
This thread puts that claim (underlined) in...

This thread puts that claim (underlined) in doubt.

And why should this thread end just because it could be damaging to two people you know? When you say "best for all parties," don't you really...
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   07-28-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 728
Views: 10,343
Posted By beaveav
Ah yes, the good ol logical fallacy that because...

Ah yes, the good ol logical fallacy that because science has been wrong in the past, science is probably wrong now about any topic you choose to question....
Forum: Speakers   07-27-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 277
Posted By beaveav
Thanks for clarifying. That makes perfect sense...

Thanks for clarifying. That makes perfect sense to me.
Forum: Speakers   07-27-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 277
Posted By beaveav
Agreed. One other thing I'd say,...

Agreed.

One other thing I'd say, sensitivity is a measure of how much output the speaker gives at a specific listening axis.

Efficiency is a measure of how much output the speaker gives...
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