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Forum: Speakers   07-22-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 15
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Posted By commsysman
You need a pair of speakers with 15 inch drivers...

You need a pair of speakers with 15 inch drivers and a 100-watt per channel amplifier. JBL are the best

With your budget, that will take some serious shopping for used gear; lots of luck.
Forum: Speakers   07-22-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 145
Posted By commsysman
The receiver I would recommend is the NAD T758,...

The receiver I would recommend is the NAD T758, which runs $1000.

It has much better-designed amplifiers and power supply than anything from Pioneer, Onkyo, Yamaha, etc.

It will deliver the...
Forum: Speakers   07-22-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 123
Posted By commsysman
The oats are much cheaper after they come out of...

The oats are much cheaper after they come out of the back end of the horse, too.

Cheap pro amps are for public-address systems; not home audio.
Forum: Speakers   07-22-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 173
Posted By commsysman
The PSB Image T6 speakers with a PSB C4 center...

The PSB Image T6 speakers with a PSB C4 center speaker and a pair of B5 speakers should run around $2000 or less, and would be my first choice by a mile.

The T6 are great speakers (I had them for...
Forum: Speakers   07-22-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 123
Posted By commsysman
Onkyo amps are noted for being harsh-sounding and...

Onkyo amps are noted for being harsh-sounding and not delivering their rated power without distorting, especially with 4 ohm speakers. You need around 100 watts or more of HONEST power per channel...
Forum: Speakers   07-22-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 74
Posted By commsysman
If I had that budget, my first choice would be a...

If I had that budget, my first choice would be a system composed of a pair of PSB Image T6 speakers, a PSB C4 center speaker, and pair of Image B5 or B4 speakers.

That should run right around...
Forum: Speakers   07-22-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 227
Posted By commsysman
KEF makes some very good speakers, but I think...

KEF makes some very good speakers, but I think the T6 is a better speaker than the LS50.

The LS50 has a VERY low sensitivity (86 db/watt), and needs at least a 100 watt per channel amplifier,...
Forum: Speakers   07-21-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 293
Posted By commsysman
How many hours have you spent listening to each...

How many hours have you spent listening to each of them??

Or is your "opinion" just based on what you read?

I guess we can assume that is the case if you can't give an answer to the question.
Forum: Speakers   07-21-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 107
Posted By commsysman
If the voice coil is burned out or shorted, you...

If the voice coil is burned out or shorted, you can do a comparison of the coil resistance by using a multimeter and prove it.

Disconnect one of the two terminals on each tweeter, set the meter to...
Forum: Speakers   07-21-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 293
Posted By commsysman
In my den, I had a pair of speakers made by...

In my den, I had a pair of speakers made by Boston Acoustics that cost nearly $160.

The Dayton B652 speakers replaced them and sound much better! They compete with some much more expensive...
Forum: Speakers   07-21-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 293
Posted By commsysman
Just enter Parts Express in the search box of any...

Just enter Parts Express in the search box of any browser, or Dayton B652 speakers.

You should find them quickly enough. Parts Express sells them for $34.80 per pair right now. They are worth a...
Forum: Speakers   07-21-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 227
Posted By commsysman
I think you would have a hard time beating the...

I think you would have a hard time beating the PSB Image T6 speakers with a PSB Image C4 center speaker. That will cost you around $1600, or around 15% less at Saturday Audio Exchange (which sells...
Forum: Speakers   07-21-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 293
Posted By commsysman
I suggest that you go to the Parts Express...

I suggest that you go to the Parts Express website and get a pair of the Dayton B652 speakers.

They are less than $40 per pair, and sound better than some costing $200 or more.

The price may be...
Forum: Speakers   07-13-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 498
Posted By commsysman
The Wharfedales are a very good choice. I suggest...

The Wharfedales are a very good choice. I suggest that you go to the Stereophile website and read their review of the 10.1 if you haven't already.

The 10.2 has a bit more bass extension, but if...
Forum: Speakers   07-13-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 385
Posted By commsysman
The "specialty" dealers/installers usually push a...

The "specialty" dealers/installers usually push a mediocre line from a 3rd-rate company with about 300% markup; that is a sure way to get ripped off.

Their huge profit is your huge loss....
Forum: Speakers   07-13-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 296
Posted By commsysman
It is the NAD T758 I referred to...not 785. ...

It is the NAD T758 I referred to...not 785.

I would give a slight edge to the NAD, but the Marantz is also very good.

I think you would find either one a big improvement over the Yamaha.
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Forum: Speakers   07-12-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 339
Posted By commsysman
Sherwood, in general, makes low-priced junk. As...

Sherwood, in general, makes low-priced junk. As far as I can tell, nothing they make is particularly "decent". Their product support is almost non-existent.

There is no way I would spend $800 on...
Forum: Speakers   07-12-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 296
Posted By commsysman
You will get many people telling you all...

You will get many people telling you all receivers sound the same. I'm not sure if they have really listened for differences, or just say that because they believe it should be true.

My ears tell...
Forum: Speakers   07-12-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 168
Posted By commsysman
Those are great speakers, so I would try...

Those are great speakers, so I would try everything I can before rejecting them.

They will probably work fine if your listening position is not too far away from them.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-12-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 156
Posted By commsysman
Looks like they have good features for the money....

Looks like they have good features for the money. The 750 seems to be well worth the small additional cost.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-12-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 182
Posted By commsysman
You can't hurt the speakers. If the receiver...

You can't hurt the speakers.

If the receiver is having trouble with the 4 ohm speakers, you will experience distortion on loud passages in the sound.

It should have self-protection circuitry to...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-12-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 161
Posted By commsysman
I would want the main front speakers set so that...

I would want the main front speakers set so that they operate down to around 50 Hz, or just set for full range.

The subwoofer should be set to operate only below 50 hz.

You are using only your...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-12-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 253
Posted By commsysman
When you say "no gain", I assume you mean there...

When you say "no gain", I assume you mean there is no volume control, which means it is just a power amplifier. It does have gain, but it is not adjustable.

I assume you are using the volume...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   07-12-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 367
Posted By commsysman
You don't have to be an audiophile to hear the...

You don't have to be an audiophile to hear the difference between your turntable and cartridge and a much better one; it is like night and day.

Your comments on the sound you are hearing from it...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   07-12-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 204
Posted By commsysman
The three line inputs ARE preamp inputs. It...

The three line inputs ARE preamp inputs.

It sounds as if you just want to use it as a power amplifier only.

In that case, will some source device be used to control the volume?

In any...
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