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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-16-2015, 02:23 PM
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Posted By jerrolds
Found the answer to my first question - turns out...

Found the answer to my first question - turns out SONY front loads the volume pot, so volume increases from 0-20 much more than it does at 50-70....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-15-2015, 01:29 PM
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Posted By jerrolds
Anyone need to turn the volume up to around 34-40...

Anyone need to turn the volume up to around 34-40 on their VSX-824K or VSX-1029K to get a decently loud volume (medium sized living room 13x17')?

I recently exchanged my Sony STR-DN550, for the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-10-2015, 12:39 PM
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Posted By jerrolds
Im looking thru the manual and i cant figure out...

Im looking thru the manual and i cant figure out how to do 2 things (VSX-824K):



Tweak/Equalize Frequency Response (is this possible)?
Display the volume as decibels? "Eg. -15db" Right now...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-09-2015, 10:56 AM
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Posted By jerrolds
How much control does this AVR give us over...

How much control does this AVR give us over adjusting the Frequency Response? http://docs.esupport.sony.com/homeav/STR-DN850_DN1050_guide/en/contents/TP0000242734.html

Is it just "bass" and...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-09-2015, 10:25 AM
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Posted By jerrolds
After REW/Omnimic measurements - now what?

I'm thinking of picking up a mic for use with REW, or just buy Omnimic directly - i was wondering..what do you do after you measure your speakers?

Say the FR (post Audessy/MCAC/etc calibration) is...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-15-2014, 09:58 AM
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Posted By jerrolds
I believe the Outlaw LFM-1 EX is frequently on...

I believe the Outlaw LFM-1 EX is frequently on sale for about $500ish which i think is the absolute best bang for buck (i think its sold out due to Black Friday :( )

Other than that - i love my...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-09-2014, 08:48 PM
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Posted By jerrolds
I just connect my PC to the AVR using the HDMI...

I just connect my PC to the AVR using the HDMI from my video card - and select SONY AVSYSTEM as my sound output source. I just have the 550, but i can remotely control Spotify/Foobar/VLC/MPC-HC using...
Forum: Speakers   12-09-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,260
Posted By jerrolds
I think 2 Ascend Acoustics cmt-340 se would blow...

I think 2 Ascend Acoustics cmt-340 se would blow away 2xRF82s for less than the price. I believe a pair would be $448 atm.
Forum: Speakers   12-09-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,120
Posted By jerrolds
Disagree - unless your room is treated...

Disagree - unless your room is treated exceptionally well, good headphones even HE-400 should easily win in areas of detail extraction, separation, clarity, maybe bass quality

Of course itll lose...
Forum: Speakers   12-09-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 13
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Posted By jerrolds
For my desktop listening, I wanted to have the...

For my desktop listening, I wanted to have the same sound as my HE-400i's (warm tilting, neutralish, fantastic separation, clarity, textured bass) but increase the soundstage. So I picked up a pair...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-05-2014, 09:55 AM
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Posted By jerrolds
Is it a known issue where this AVR cuts in an out...

Is it a known issue where this AVR cuts in an out if source is HDMI and the TV is off? Sometimes i just want to listen to music from my computer (using foobar and/or spotify) and it cuts in and out...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-04-2014, 10:56 AM
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Posted By jerrolds
Just picked up the Sony STRDH550 - im hoping...

Just picked up the Sony STRDH550 - im hoping sound quality is exactly the same and all its missing is extra connectivity features.

I noticed when doing auto-calibration it set all my speakers to...
Forum: Speakers   11-05-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 275
Posted By jerrolds
Yea i wish i could demo them, no one locally...

Yea i wish i could demo them, no one locally sells them dammit
Forum: Speakers   11-04-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 275
Posted By jerrolds
Energy V-mini vs Teac LS-H265 - is it an upgrade?

I have the option to sell my frontstage Energy V-mini and get 3 pairs of Teac LS-H265. The Teac's seem to be getting positive reviews, i'm wondering if it would be an upgrade against my vminis. I...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-03-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 319
Posted By jerrolds
They look like they match ok on paper HK 254...

They look like they match ok on paper

HK 254
• 50 Watts x 7, seven channels driven at full power at 8 ohms,
20Hz – 20kHz, <0.07% THD (surround modes), 350 watts total

• 65 Watts x 2, two...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-03-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By jerrolds
No idea - i would think the power would be...

No idea - i would think the power would be "cleaner"? This is my first dedicated amp, i thought that was the whole point of them lol (that and be more modular)

I bought this modded emotiva cuz it...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-02-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 319
Posted By jerrolds
Great thanks guys - the Emotiva xmini is a 50w...

Great thanks guys - the Emotiva xmini is a 50w per channel stereo amp, so im hoping itll match nicely after the auto calibration
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-02-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 319
Posted By jerrolds
OK to amp L/R speakers, and leave Center to AVR?

I just purchased an Emotiva XMini A100 amp, its been moddled to include a 1/4" headphone jack. Ill be using it to drive headphones initially but will probably swap them for speaker use sometime in...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   08-22-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 262
Posted By jerrolds
Will there be another Elusive 1099?

I probably wont have the funds and space to build the 1099s yet (possibly spring of next year) - and since the materials for it are limited - will there be a successor to the 1099s?
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   08-06-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 621
Posted By jerrolds
Are the Tempest drivers much better than the...

Are the Tempest drivers much better than the Pures? I was just thinking that the Tempests would be overkill (in both sound output and footprint) for a 12x12' area - even if one side does open up to...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   08-05-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 621
Posted By jerrolds
Ya i want a nice sounding HT - i currently have...

Ya i want a nice sounding HT - i currently have Energy Veritas Minis with an SVS-PB1000 in my apt style cnodo, and they sound an order of magnitude better than my old Samsung soundbar lol.

They...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   08-05-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 621
Posted By jerrolds
Klipsch RF-82 vs Fusion 10 Pure?

Just checked my locals and someones looking to sell a pair of Klipsch RF-82 (not ii's) for about $450CAD. Seems like a decent deal - anyone have any thoughts on how they will sound in a 13x12' space...
Forum: Speakers   07-29-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,203
Posted By jerrolds
Nope....

Nope. http://www.diysoundgroup.com/assembled-crossovers/fusion-15-crossover.html

Build some bass ass speakers like the Tempests....
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   07-29-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 326
Posted By jerrolds
Retail equivalent to Fusion 10/12's?

Out of curiosity - what would be the retail equivalent to the Fusion 10 Pures and 12 Tempests in terms of sound performance? Similar frequency response, quality, SPL, efficiency maybe?

Are they...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-24-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,370
Posted By jerrolds
Im talking using a plant spray, like a mist - not...

Im talking using a plant spray, like a mist - not a hose. And distilled water is virtually electrically non-conductive, and guaranteed to be streak free unlike tap water with minerals (at least much...
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