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Forum: Speakers   09-01-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By dsrussell
You are asking for 3 requirements that aren't...

You are asking for 3 requirements that aren't compatible: powerful bass, small size and under $400. There is only so much a small speaker can do. The only active speaker I'm aware of that provides...
Forum: Speakers   09-01-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 317
Posted By dsrussell
Okay, my 2 cents. I'm really surprised with...

Okay, my 2 cents.

I'm really surprised with some of the input here. You're spending a lot of money, and I'm not sure it's the most productive use of your hard-earned dollars.

I'm quite...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   09-01-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 162
Posted By dsrussell
With 8-foot (2.44 M) high ceilings that puts your...

With 8-foot (2.44 M) high ceilings that puts your volume at just over 5,000 cu. ft. (141 cu. M). That is considered at the edge of an "extreme" room size. There are plenty of great subs that will...
Forum: Speakers   09-01-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 148
Posted By dsrussell
The following are only examples. Use your...

The following are only examples. Use your judgement on which models and manufacturers would work out best for you, because there are plenty to choose from.

Denon AVR = $100 here: ...
Forum: Speakers   08-31-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 477
Posted By dsrussell
Well, since your purchase isn't cast in stone,...

Well, since your purchase isn't cast in stone, and someone mentioned EMP Tek, for the $3,300 you paid for the Bose system, you could get the following:

E55Ti Towers: http://emptek.com/towers.php...
Forum: Speakers   08-31-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 477
Posted By dsrussell
DMW3015: You won't get a lot of support here or...

DMW3015: You won't get a lot of support here or elsewhere. That being said, you are obviously really enjoying your Bose setup, seem to know where you feel it is limiting, yet are pleased with your...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   08-31-2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 10,479
Views: 1,015,224
Posted By dsrussell
What cchunter said. It depends upon what...

What cchunter said.

It depends upon what your goals are, and all rooms are different. Are you looking for a sub for music at moderate to high levels (say between 80-90 dB) or for movie LFE at...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   08-30-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 241
Posted By dsrussell
I doubt that EMP Tek would reduce the price that...

I doubt that EMP Tek would reduce the price that much to fit your budget. Again, I agree with Batman, save your money until a better sub is viable. However, I doubt that EMP Tek would ever put out...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   08-30-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 869
Posted By dsrussell
I only have one sub. Well, one sub each in two...

I only have one sub. Well, one sub each in two different rooms. Both are great, thank you, and doing their jobs. The more subwoofers you add, the more you can smooth troublesome room modes and the...
Forum: Speakers   08-30-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,067
Posted By dsrussell
Yep, that's the most logical step is to go...

Yep, that's the most logical step is to go downstairs and check. I suspect there is nice thick concrete between the floors and that is the best material to stop sound penetration.

A receiver...
Forum: Speakers   08-30-2014, 02:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 337
Posted By dsrussell
^^ Ditto. Much prefer the screw type.

^^ Ditto. Much prefer the screw type.
Forum: Speakers   08-30-2014, 02:05 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,067
Posted By dsrussell
Sorry to hear of your illness. Hope you feel...

Sorry to hear of your illness. Hope you feel better soon.

I think you're spending too much time thinking about acoustics. Unless you have an acoustical engineering degree, or know one of these...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   08-29-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 241
Posted By dsrussell
chronic9: Congratulations on your EMP Tek's. ...

chronic9: Congratulations on your EMP Tek's. Their subwoofer with the red burl finish is beautiful and it will match your speakers, and appears to be a quality subwoofer. However, it only goes...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   08-29-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 206
Posted By dsrussell
Acoustics in the room don't change unless you...

Acoustics in the room don't change unless you change it. I replaced a small 12-inch BIC with a PSA XS30 and it sounds great in that same spot. And where the BIC didn't sound good, neither does the...
Forum: Speakers   08-29-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 1,855
Posted By dsrussell
Before hiring a handyman, there a few things you...

Before hiring a handyman, there a few things you can do to insure quality sound from your subwoofer. The first (and most important) thing to do is the subwoofer crawl test. Sounds silly, I know. ...
Forum: Speakers   08-29-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 241
Posted By dsrussell
zevonrocks: Those Bose speakers have served you...

zevonrocks: Those Bose speakers have served you for 20 plus years, and if you enjoyed them, then that is all that matters. But now that you are seeking to enter another stage in audio, there are...
Forum: Speakers   08-29-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 607
Posted By dsrussell
Yes, you and your wife should love the high-gloss...

Yes, you and your wife should love the high-gloss red burl finish on the EMP Teks (I feel the high-gloss black look a little too much like plastic and not nearly as elegant). I don't think I've...
Forum: Speakers   08-28-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 607
Posted By dsrussell
I was trying to keep within your budget, and...

I was trying to keep within your budget, and having 3 identical speakers for a front stage is what many seek to do, even if you have to turn the speaker on its side. Center channel speakers are...
Forum: Speakers   08-28-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 607
Posted By dsrussell
^^ Impressive.

^^ Impressive.
Forum: Speakers   08-28-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 607
Posted By dsrussell
You could look at EMP Tek: $225 for a pair, so...

You could look at EMP Tek: $225 for a pair, so you could get four for $450 and see if they will sell you a fifth to use as your center channel @ $112.50. Then you are in for a grand total of...
Forum: Speakers   08-27-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 359
Posted By dsrussell
Cheap? Who said cheap? Inexpensive doesn't mean...

Cheap? Who said cheap? Inexpensive doesn't mean they are somehow inferior. On the contrary, there are plenty of really great bookshelf speakers for not much money. And if you decide to go D.I.Y.,...
Forum: Speakers   08-27-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 487
Posted By dsrussell
Congratulations on your X2000. I just ordered...

Congratulations on your X2000. I just ordered one for audition (I'm sending the Marantz I was auditioning back tomorrow).

As far as the EMP Tek E5Bi speakers, I also have those in my home and am...
Forum: Speakers   08-27-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 175
Posted By dsrussell
Funny you should make that list. I'm auditioning...

Funny you should make that list. I'm auditioning the E5Bi's right now (I have a few others to audition). I'll be shipping back the Marantz AVR I purchased and have the Denon X2000 on order (from...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   08-27-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 822
Posted By dsrussell
Did your little one beat the heck out of that...

Did your little one beat the heck out of that box!? That picture is a keeper. Congratulations and enjoy!
Forum: Speakers   08-27-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,131
Posted By dsrussell
Yeah, I'm pretty late in responding. Very...

Yeah, I'm pretty late in responding.

Very true, cel, especially for artists that aren't well established. That being said, much of it is a collaborative effort, while sometimes it's totally...
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