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Forum: Speakers   02-10-2016, 12:01 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,473
Posted By raaj
I've heard both Triton One and the Revel F208 -...

I've heard both Triton One and the Revel F208 - but at two different dealers several days apart, and I can only offer my memory of my reflexive reaction upon hearing each of these speakers start to...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-29-2016, 03:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 455
Posted By raaj
I suspect jdsmoothie is saying the same thing....

I suspect jdsmoothie is saying the same thing. 802.11n standard says it can operate in both 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands, and that the D+M models chose to implement only the 2.4GHz band compatibility. There...
Forum: Speakers   01-18-2016, 10:38 PM
Replies: 519
Views: 108,329
Posted By raaj
I cannot accommodate the Magnepans due to...

I cannot accommodate the Magnepans due to practically zero wall clearance requirement. I've heard GoldenEar Triton 5 and was very impressed with it, but I did not feel that I was markedly improving...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   01-17-2016, 10:15 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,885
Posted By raaj
My wife was a Star Wars novice, and we saw TFA...

My wife was a Star Wars novice, and we saw TFA together on day one at her company's sponsored screening, and she came away fairly impressed with the movie, so much so that from the next day, we...
Forum: Speakers   01-16-2016, 05:30 PM
Replies: 519
Views: 108,329
Posted By raaj
Thanks Griller! I was offered ~20% off MSRP on...

Thanks Griller! I was offered ~20% off MSRP on the speakers that are 6+ months old and have ~150 hours of playtime on the floor. This puts me looking at above the $3000 price threshold, and while...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   01-06-2016, 10:38 PM
Replies: 23,178
Views: 1,420,438
Posted By raaj
The SB12-NSD only has one connector cable coming...

The SB12-NSD only has one connector cable coming from the back of the driver, and plugs into the amp board just like a snap-in connector would on to a PC motherboard. I was a bit worried if I would...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   01-06-2016, 07:32 PM
Replies: 23,178
Views: 1,420,438
Posted By raaj
I am posting a follow up on my issue with the...

I am posting a follow up on my issue with the SB12-NSD. I contacted SVS support and after some troubleshooting (separately feeding test signal from a phone to the sub via RCA) I confirmed that even...
Forum: Speakers   01-04-2016, 03:36 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 38,857
Posted By raaj
Anybody in the SF Bay Area with one of the...

Anybody in the SF Bay Area with one of the following speakers, willing to give me an audition?

Looking for:

Ascend Acoustics Sierra Tower with RAAL
Philharmonic Slim or BMR Monitor
Salk...
Forum: Speakers   01-02-2016, 07:25 PM
Replies: 519
Views: 108,329
Posted By raaj
Folks, I have a potential deal to get a...

Folks,

I have a potential deal to get a gently used dealer demo floor sample pair of the Dancer Mini 1 Diamond, with all original boxes and full factory warranty.

Cosmetically the speakers are...
Forum: Speakers   12-18-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 399
Posted By raaj
Update: Just edited the original post...

Update:
Just edited the original post (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/89-speakers/2250626-2500-front-stage-towers-musical-ht-id-vs-b-m-brands.html#post39813586) to include a schematic of my living...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   12-18-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 645
Views: 12,551
Posted By raaj
By no means is this a bad movie, it's just that...

By no means is this a bad movie, it's just that it is a wasted effort where no new ground was explored. All the nostalgic throwbacks are cute, but the story barely moved an inch. The new characters...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   12-17-2015, 11:34 PM
Replies: 645
Views: 12,551
Posted By raaj
^^ What he said. A new Star Wars...

^^ What he said.

A new Star Wars film/trilogy for a new decade. That's about it. Maybe the prequels should have never existed, and we should have started the new wave of Star Wars with this...
Forum: Speakers   12-17-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 399
Posted By raaj
Thanks for the replies so far, but the issue with...

Thanks for the replies so far, but the issue with auditions (in home or in store) is the effort that is involved. In store demos are not always representative of how the speakers might sound in my...
Forum: Speakers   12-17-2015, 12:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 399
Posted By raaj
<$2500 Front Stage Towers for Musical HT: ID vs B&M brands

I've been researching upgrade options for replacing my front stage speakers (Selah Audio SA-1 monitors, my first DIY build). I do have an SVS SB12-NSD sub, and powered by an Onkyo TX-NR818 receiver...
Forum: Speakers   12-13-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,655
Posted By raaj
I've been anxiously waiting for a chance to...

I've been anxiously waiting for a chance to audition these speakers before I made a decision on my next speaker purchase, but these darned speakers have not yet made it to retail as we are on the eve...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   12-11-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 23,178
Views: 1,420,438
Posted By raaj
Thanks for the recommendation Mike. I'll try the...

Thanks for the recommendation Mike. I'll try the reset and try again. To add a few more details to the post, I do have two Onkyo calibration microphones that I had used in prior calibration runs...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-11-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 10,419
Views: 793,640
Posted By raaj
Yes, this is with the onscreen dB display during...

Yes, this is with the onscreen dB display during the Audyssey calibration process. I do have two Onkyo calibration mics and these were the same mics I used in calibration runs before. Both of them...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   12-11-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 23,178
Views: 1,420,438
Posted By raaj
I recently got my TX-NR818 receiver back from a...

I recently got my TX-NR818 receiver back from a second round of repairs under the Onkyo extended warranty, and now I have a new problem.

Trying to calibrate using Audyssey, I find that the SVS...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-11-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 10,419
Views: 793,640
Posted By raaj
I recently got my TX-NR818 receiver back from a...

I recently got my TX-NR818 receiver back from a second round of repairs under the Onkyo extended warranty, and now I have a new problem.

Trying to calibrate using Audyssey, I find that the SVS...
Forum: Speakers   12-08-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,611
Posted By raaj
https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:AN...

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Perhaps you should reserve judgment till you've heard both speakers. The Airmotiv 4s...
Forum: Speakers   12-08-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,611
Posted By raaj
Exactly the point I was trying to make.

Exactly the point I was trying to make.
Forum: Speakers   12-08-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,611
Posted By raaj
I heard the Play5 two days ago in Best Buy.. so...

I heard the Play5 two days ago in Best Buy.. so it's most likely the newer version. Even granting that the new Play5 is greatly improved, I would hazard a guess that for a $1000 budget, one could do...
Forum: Speakers   12-07-2015, 10:05 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,611
Posted By raaj
I did listen to the Play 5 at the local Best Buy...

I did listen to the Play 5 at the local Best Buy and was impressed with how they sounded, but then again I looked at the $499 price tag and chuckled. The $239 pair of Emotiva Airmotiv 4s monitors I...
Forum: Speakers   12-07-2015, 08:48 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,611
Posted By raaj
For $500 a piece, there are incredibly better...

For $500 a piece, there are incredibly better speakers for home theater use. Other than the wireless smarts within the speaker, the sound quality is about on par with a $150 bookshelf.
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   09-15-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 281
Posted By raaj
Cool Disney's The Jungle Book (2016): Jon Favreau's Breathtaking Live Action Take

The first official trailer for Disney's live action remake of The Jungle Book is blowing up the internet this morning. Jon Favreau seems to have made a breathtaking version of the beloved cartoon,...
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