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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-04-2016, 03:48 PM
Replies: 17,310
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Posted By audio4life
Would that be ticking noises coming from the heat...

Would that be ticking noises coming from the heat sink as the metal expands? If so, some of their amps have had this issue, and it's not really normal, but there's not much you can do.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-31-2016, 12:30 PM
Replies: 4,869
Views: 323,603
Posted By audio4life
For a time my A21 had a slight hum. When I...

For a time my A21 had a slight hum. When I changed the ballasts in the room light fixtures, it went away. Some household devices can introduce noise on the line, I wonder if this could be your...
Forum: Speakers   01-30-2016, 08:17 AM
Replies: 541
Views: 38,004
Posted By audio4life
Those Energy XL line of speakers were very highly...

Those Energy XL line of speakers were very highly thought of back in the day at their price point. They weren't the entry level speaker that the CB100 was, so it's kind of an apples to oranges...
Forum: Speakers   01-30-2016, 12:43 AM
Replies: 541
Views: 38,004
Posted By audio4life
I guess one question would be what is the size of...

I guess one question would be what is the size of the room you need to fill with sound? And how loud do you like it? As far as getting a receiver, I moved from Onkyo to Denon too, and found I...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   01-29-2016, 06:24 PM
Replies: 11,637
Views: 1,423,685
Posted By audio4life
The dry situation rectified itself, and my house...

The dry situation rectified itself, and my house is steady at about 40% humidity. It only happened the two times, and I'm not worried about it, I just wondered at how the Oppo drains voltage like...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   01-29-2016, 04:44 PM
Replies: 11,637
Views: 1,423,685
Posted By audio4life
Well, yeah that's true, electronics don't like...

Well, yeah that's true, electronics don't like static electricity. I suppose I could have added a little more information regarding this experience. None of my other components in the two systems...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   01-29-2016, 03:43 PM
Replies: 11,637
Views: 1,423,685
Posted By audio4life
I've had an odd occurrence twice now. Walking...

I've had an odd occurrence twice now. Walking over to the 95 and touching it produced a static shock in the cold dry weather. Right after that, functions on the 95 stopped responding although it...
Forum: Speakers   01-29-2016, 09:06 AM
Replies: 3,630
Views: 394,677
Posted By audio4life
Yeah, that was the first thing I picked up on...

Yeah, that was the first thing I picked up on with my first Sierras, the inert cabinet increased sound quality dramatically. When compared to my $800 Paradigm towers, I could easily hear this extra...
Forum: Speakers   01-28-2016, 10:24 PM
Replies: 3,630
Views: 394,677
Posted By audio4life
I've been running Sierra 2's for front left and...

I've been running Sierra 2's for front left and right with a Paradigm CC370 version 4(with Audyssey XT32), I think it went for about 450 back in the day. Just last night I replaced the whole front...
Forum: Speakers   01-28-2016, 01:22 PM
Replies: 541
Views: 38,004
Posted By audio4life
For those looking at Ascend, I'm a Sierra -2...

For those looking at Ascend, I'm a Sierra -2 owner, though I've been running them with a Paradigm CC370 center. The Canadian buck has tanked, and so I put off buying the Sierra-2 center. But I...
Forum: Speakers   01-25-2016, 09:04 PM
Replies: 729
Views: 110,888
Posted By audio4life
You know, I've been reading that the Rainmakers...

You know, I've been reading that the Rainmakers are something special, and a foot from the wall is not problem. I can see I'm going to have to do a serious listening session.
Forum: Speakers   01-25-2016, 07:43 PM
Replies: 729
Views: 110,888
Posted By audio4life
Looking for any advice. I've been looking into...

Looking for any advice. I've been looking into Totem for a musical bookshelf and like what I'm discovering. I have the Totem Kin sub on the way, and am trying to decide on either the Dreamcatcher...
Forum: Speakers   01-24-2016, 11:05 AM
Replies: 1,730
Views: 177,923
Posted By audio4life
Interesting, I've read that some do prefer the...

Interesting, I've read that some do prefer the R100, but most of what i can find on the net is from gushing LS50 owners!
Forum: Speakers   01-23-2016, 10:07 AM
Replies: 1,730
Views: 177,923
Posted By audio4life
I'm getting curious about the LS50 sound as I've...

I'm getting curious about the LS50 sound as I've recently sold some speakers and am looking for a replacement. Has anyone compared these to another brand or model, and what were your impressions? ...
Forum: Speakers   01-18-2016, 12:13 AM
Replies: 1,730
Views: 177,923
Posted By audio4life
If you want to save some scratch,...

If you want to save some scratch, Spearitsound.com has refurbished Nad 375's on for about 1/3 off regular prices. I recently got a 326BEE there and it was spotless. For the money, I don't think you...
Forum: Speakers   01-17-2016, 06:10 PM
Replies: 33,142
Views: 3,006,314
Posted By audio4life
What are you driving the speakers with? I owned...

What are you driving the speakers with? I owned those exact Monitor 7's in my theater for a decade and recently replaced them as well.
Forum: Speakers   01-16-2016, 10:56 AM
Replies: 541
Views: 38,004
Posted By audio4life
Spearit, it was a refurbished model, great price.

Spearit, it was a refurbished model, great price.
Forum: Speakers   01-15-2016, 11:02 PM
Replies: 541
Views: 38,004
Posted By audio4life
Point and click, my friend, point and click! ...

Point and click, my friend, point and click!

I snagged the C326BEE, and it'll power either some old Paradigm Titans, Atoms, or a more recent Tannoy Revolution DC4 pair, depending. I've been...
Forum: Speakers   01-15-2016, 07:55 PM
Replies: 541
Views: 38,004
Posted By audio4life
I walked into an internet store with time on my...

I walked into an internet store with time on my hands, and left with a Nad integrated on my hands!
Forum: Speakers   01-15-2016, 06:33 PM
Replies: 1,730
Views: 177,923
Posted By audio4life
The Nad D3020 is a different anima(class d)l and...

The Nad D3020 is a different anima(class d)l and not comparable to their class A/B integrated amps. Most speakers costing over 1000-1200 will sound better with better electronics, the trick is to...
Forum: Speakers   01-15-2016, 01:21 PM
Replies: 1,730
Views: 177,923
Posted By audio4life
I recently picked up a Nad C326BEE, it was kind...

I recently picked up a Nad C326BEE, it was kind of an impulse purchase. It's running a pair of Tannoy Revolution DC4. I have never heard the Tannoys sound this good. Presence, air, that 'in the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-12-2016, 10:46 PM
Replies: 4,694
Views: 200,823
Posted By audio4life
What does that mean, the XMC is planned to get an...

What does that mean, the XMC is planned to get an HDMI upgrade? Is that hardware or some kind of software?
Forum: Speakers   01-11-2016, 03:39 PM
Replies: 541
Views: 38,004
Posted By audio4life
Could you folks please take this debate to...

Could you folks please take this debate to messaging?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-11-2016, 12:00 PM
Replies: 4,869
Views: 323,603
Posted By audio4life
It's a given not to unplug/plug in anything while...

It's a given not to unplug/plug in anything while a unit is on. But I don't appreciate being shrugged off just because you don't THINK that would work. I did a sound test through each individual...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-10-2016, 04:13 PM
Replies: 4,869
Views: 323,603
Posted By audio4life
And the AVS double post bug strikes again.

And the AVS double post bug strikes again.
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