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Forum: Speakers   08-02-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,932
Posted By Thunder240
I agree -- although my experience with the...

I agree -- although my experience with the aascend CMT-340 SE was comparing them to the Pioneer FS52 as opposed to the Infinity Primus (I haven't heard the Primus).

IMHO the Ascends are a...
Forum: Speakers   08-02-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 563
Posted By Thunder240
Last year while I was in the market for New...

Last year while I was in the market for New towers, after extensive listening my top contenders ended up being Ascend Sierra Towers and Dali Mentor 8s. (My comparisons included the Paradigm Studio...
Forum: Speakers   08-02-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 973
Posted By Thunder240
Hey Mudslide, no question the Pioneers go deeper,...

Hey Mudslide, no question the Pioneers go deeper, and they are less expensive, but I've seen them for between 300 and 400 INCLUDING the stands on Audiogon, so if the OP is willing to go used, they do...
Forum: Speakers   08-01-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 973
Posted By Thunder240
Another speaker to consider is the Ascend CMT-340...

Another speaker to consider is the Ascend CMT-340 SE. New they go for 570 per pair, but you can easily find a used pair under 450. I'm in love with these speakers. They have airy highs that I...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-11-2013, 06:09 AM
Replies: 20,308
Views: 2,998,914
Posted By Thunder240
Right. I've got a 200wpc amp, but voltage gain...

Right. I've got a 200wpc amp, but voltage gain is only a little over 27dB, meaning that with a 1.2V preout I can only get a 50-60% of my rated power.

But I thought 2V was supposed to be...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-08-2013, 08:48 PM
Replies: 20,308
Views: 2,998,914
Posted By Thunder240
According to the specs published on pg 86 of its...

According to the specs published on pg 86 of its user manual, the 3808ci has an analog rated output of 1.2V, and a D/A rated output of 2.0V. Can someone explain what this means? I *think* the analog...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   12-08-2013, 08:34 PM
Replies: 991
Views: 50,071
Posted By Thunder240
Quote:Originally Posted by anthony...

Quote:Originally Posted by anthony fremont http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1430959/netflix-bds-without-dts-hd-master-audio-dd-5-1-instead/720#post_24039855)...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   11-02-2013, 02:39 PM
Replies: 991
Views: 50,071
Posted By Thunder240
I guess I feel a little better knowing that the...

I guess I feel a little better knowing that the 2007 release only had a lossy audio track, since I was imagining that this signified that WB was joining Lionsgate in pulling HD audio tracks from...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   11-02-2013, 08:11 AM
Replies: 991
Views: 50,071
Posted By Thunder240
Last night I watched Deliverance on BD, which I...

Last night I watched Deliverance on BD, which I got from Netflix. Audio was DD 5.1 only, no DTS-MA track. I was very disappointed, since there is a ton of wildlife sound all around you.
...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   09-14-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 545
Posted By Thunder240
Arnyk, thanks for the helpful response! Your...

Arnyk, thanks for the helpful response! Your logic makes sense, and it's also consistent with the hometheatershack post that GIEGAR referred me to.

Regarding the hiss, it is most noticeable from...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   09-07-2013, 04:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 545
Posted By Thunder240
I'm posting to find out what if anything I can...

I'm posting to find out what if anything I can do to maximize the SNR in my 2.1 stereo system given the equipment I'm using, which includes a piece of pro gear (and therefore may be causing problems...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-07-2013, 12:01 PM
Replies: 583
Views: 59,884
Posted By Thunder240
At the time I bought mine (2010) I recall...

At the time I bought mine (2010) I recall several used Power5 amps on the market for between 800 and 1100, with the oddball who was asking for a lot more thinking his was special because it was...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   06-22-2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 19,623
Views: 2,963,004
Posted By Thunder240
Two years ago (and 3+ years after I purchased...

Two years ago (and 3+ years after I purchased the TV from Best Buy), my TV started going through several power cycles before starting up. I'd push the power button, the read light would start...
Forum: Speakers   06-08-2013, 05:38 AM
Replies: 31,692
Views: 2,283,905
Posted By Thunder240
Hey guys, I've been reading all the happy...

Hey guys, I've been reading all the happy customer reviews of the 8060s, as well as the Absolute Sound review, and it got me wondering, what's different between the 8000 series and the 7000 series...
Forum: Community News & Polls   06-04-2013, 08:32 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,875
Posted By Thunder240
Here's my review of the Sony BDP-S580: ...

Here's my review of the Sony BDP-S580:

http://www.avsforum.com/products/sony-bdp-s580-3d-blu-ray-disc-player-with-built-in-wi-fi-accessory-kit/reviews/4172
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   05-26-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 15,861
Posted By Thunder240
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by postrokfan http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1458693/yamaha-cd-n500-networked-cd-player-owners-thread#post_23358438)

Well,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-26-2013, 07:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 546
Posted By Thunder240
I just sold my Emotiva UPA-2 on Audiogon, to be...

I just sold my Emotiva UPA-2 on Audiogon, to be replaced by an Odyssey Stratos Plus, and while I wait for Klaus to build me my new amp, a buddy of mine offered to let me borrow his Parasound Halo...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-25-2013, 12:28 AM
Replies: 20,308
Views: 2,998,914
Posted By Thunder240
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by oldprof http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/860539/the-official-denon-avr-3808ci-thread/19860#post_23318495)

Also check out the...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   05-21-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 803
Views: 285,579
Posted By Thunder240
So, I've been playing hi-res WAV files up to...

So, I've been playing hi-res WAV files up to 24/192 on my BDP-S580 via the USB port, and they sound fantastic, but I've always wanted to set up a music server for greater flexibility. So I recently...
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   05-20-2013, 09:24 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 15,861
Posted By Thunder240
Indeed, alac is a great lossless format (it uses...

Indeed, alac is a great lossless format (it uses a .m4a wrapper, meaning its essentially aac except lossless). For OSX there is a free ap called Max that you can download from download.cnet.com to...
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   05-13-2013, 08:36 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 15,861
Posted By Thunder240
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by kiwiguy http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1458693/yamaha-cd-n500-networked-cd-player-owners-thread#post_23309049)

listening to...
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   05-11-2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 15,861
Posted By Thunder240
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Martycool007 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1458693/yamaha-cd-n500-networked-cd-player-owners-thread#post_23289950)

So I...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-11-2013, 07:07 PM
Replies: 20,308
Views: 2,998,914
Posted By Thunder240
Guys, my apologies if this was discussed years...

Guys, my apologies if this was discussed years ago in this thread -- I did a quick thread search and didn't see anything.

Can the Denon 3808 stream 96/24 or 192/24 files from computer over the...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-07-2013, 03:38 PM
Replies: 2,890
Views: 529,599
Posted By Thunder240
Yeah, since it doesn't bother me that much, and...

Yeah, since it doesn't bother me that much, and since I know that a lot of guys have XBR9s with far worse problems, I'll probably wait til Feb 2014 and make a decision just before the extended...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-06-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 2,890
Views: 529,599
Posted By Thunder240
My XBR9 shows no sign of picture anomalies...

My XBR9 shows no sign of picture anomalies except that blacks are very uneven (one corner is noticeably lighter than the rest of the panel). I honestly had just chalked this up to poor quality...
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