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Forum: Speakers   02-08-2016, 04:45 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By commsysman
Wharfedale and KEF have both been making...

Wharfedale and KEF have both been making top-quality speakers, in England, for over 50 years. Their speakers have earned a very good reputation and following.

I bought a pair of Wharfedale W70D...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-07-2016, 01:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 105
Posted By commsysman
I would rate Onkyo and Yamaha receivers as being...

I would rate Onkyo and Yamaha receivers as being among the worst-sounding you can buy.

I would urge you to consider either Denon or Harman-Kardon for your receiver.

The KEF speakers are...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-07-2016, 01:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 383
Posted By commsysman
With your setup, the NAD T758 would be good...

With your setup, the NAD T758 would be good choice. It sells for $999.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-07-2016, 01:20 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By commsysman
The power rating of a speaker is meaningless for...

The power rating of a speaker is meaningless for what you are talking about.

The power rating only tells you how much continuous power you can theoretically apply to the speaker before the voice...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-07-2016, 01:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 383
Posted By commsysman
Ranked by WHO?? Based on what criteria? ...

Ranked by WHO??

Based on what criteria?

In what years?

Sounds like hot air to me.

Where is the documentation?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-07-2016, 12:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 383
Posted By commsysman
If you want top sound quality get a receiver made...

If you want top sound quality get a receiver made by Arcam, NAD, or Cambridge Audio.

They are designed to sound better, and they do.

For example, NAD gives true full disclosure power ratings;...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-07-2016, 12:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 197
Posted By commsysman
Emotiva is trash IMO, and the word is that they...

Emotiva is trash IMO, and the word is that they offer zero customer support; ask anyone who has tried to get some.

The Marantz AV8802 is not bad, especially if you use balanced cables to your...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-07-2016, 12:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 101
Posted By commsysman
"Reference" levels are totally arbitrary, because...

"Reference" levels are totally arbitrary, because no standard "reference" level can take into consideration your speakers' sensitivity or the size and sound absorbtiveness of your listening venue...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-07-2016, 12:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 92
Posted By commsysman
In general, the receivers that have the best...

In general, the receivers that have the best speaker drive capabilities, and resulting best sound quality, are those from NAD, Arcam, and Cambridge Audio. Marantz is not quite as good, but better...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-07-2016, 11:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 40
Posted By commsysman
Since the speakers have volume controls, they may...

Since the speakers have volume controls, they may be intended to be used with a 70V amplifier system rather than the kind of amplifier you are thinking of.

You need to get the detailed...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-07-2016, 11:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 60
Posted By commsysman
Tube amplifiers are basically a revisit of 1950s...

Tube amplifiers are basically a revisit of 1950s technology, and no, you will not find anything digital and very few have remote control units of any kind.

A basic power amplifier is intended to...
Forum: Speakers   02-07-2016, 11:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 89
Posted By commsysman
I am using a pair of Audioengine 2 powered...

I am using a pair of Audioengine 2 powered speakers as my desktop PC setup ($200). I think powered speakers are the only way to go.

They sound very good. They come with all the cables etc. that...
Forum: Speakers   02-07-2016, 10:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 117
Posted By commsysman
That stuff is not going to sound good in that...

That stuff is not going to sound good in that room. Those have tiny drivers that are NEVER going to give you home theater sound.

If you want some really excellent sound, get a pair of PSB X1T...
Forum: Speakers   02-07-2016, 10:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 357
Posted By commsysman
No. They have an 4 ohm impedance through a large...

No. They have an 4 ohm impedance through a large part of the midrange. Look at the published graph, and you will see.

They are definitely not something I would recommend for most receivers.

As...
Forum: Speakers   02-07-2016, 10:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 357
Posted By commsysman
I have seen a published impedance curve for them,...

I have seen a published impedance curve for them, and in the bass and a large portion of the midrange they do have an impedance of 4 ohms.

It is available at audioholics.com

Just do a search...
Forum: Speakers   02-07-2016, 10:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 98
Posted By commsysman
What I would do, if I liked the basic box etc, is...

What I would do, if I liked the basic box etc, is add a much better amplifier and bring out the signals from the phono, radio and CD player to the amplifier inputs.

The Sony STR-DH130 stereo...
Forum: Speakers   02-07-2016, 10:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 111
Posted By commsysman
If you want to spend $400 for a receiver and $500...

If you want to spend $400 for a receiver and $500 for some speakers, of course you will have a much better setup.

My little sound bar is very good for my bedroom TV, and cost under $100.

When I...
Forum: Speakers   02-07-2016, 10:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 98
Posted By commsysman
Crosley; OK. I see the Crosley CR42 for sale...

Crosley; OK.

I see the Crosley CR42 for sale on Amazon.

Just replacing those small speakers is not likely to help much, because the audio amplifiers in the unit are no doubt very limited as far...
Forum: Speakers   02-07-2016, 09:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 357
Posted By commsysman
I only know of one system that can come close to...

I only know of one system that can come close to doing what you describe. Most of the low-priced packaged systems have tiny 3-inch speakers and are a bad joke.

Get the Jamo S426-S3 speaker system,...
Forum: Speakers   02-07-2016, 09:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 357
Posted By commsysman
[QUOTE=mdram;41334537]if you can find sales ...

[QUOTE=mdram;41334537]if you can find sales
infinity primus p363 @ 100 each
pc351 @ 150
p163 @ 47 each
would leave 250 for subwoofer


The Primus P363 speakers are good speakers, but they are...
Forum: Speakers   02-07-2016, 09:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 111
Posted By commsysman
I recently purchased a Vizio sound bar to use...

I recently purchased a Vizio sound bar to use with my 38-inch TV, which has terrible sound quality.

I like the sound quality; it is a tremendous improvement and we used it to listen to a wide...
Forum: Speakers   02-07-2016, 09:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 98
Posted By commsysman
What is the vintage and model number? Is it...

What is the vintage and model number?

Is it mono or stereo?

What is the physical diameter of the speakers?
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   02-06-2016, 12:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 589
Posted By commsysman
It sounds like you are describing the Sony HAPS1....

It sounds like you are describing the Sony HAPS1. It has optical and coaxial in, and a USB connection and ethernet connection, and analog Line IN and Line OUT (no optical out though). For Wi-Fi you...
Forum: Speakers   02-06-2016, 12:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 484
Posted By commsysman
Why bother with 16 gauge when you can get 50 feet...

Why bother with 16 gauge when you can get 50 feet of Monoprice Pure Copper 14 gauge speaker cable for around $14? You can't beat it.

Yes; Order Monoprice #2791...
Forum: Speakers   02-06-2016, 12:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 101
Posted By commsysman
Speaker Ststem

An audiophile is a person who cares what something sounds like; good or bad. Most people do care. Some people don't care for the name, though.

That Bose system will sound really crappy. It has...
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