AVS | Home Theater Discussions And Reviews - Search Results
Showing results 1 to 25 of 3408
Search took 1.67 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: gtgray
Forum: Speakers   01-15-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 15,707
Views: 1,365,150
Posted By gtgray
Don't mind me I am not critical of the...

Don't mind me I am not critical of the Floorstanders, it is just that when I bought the 530s they were $350 a pair on Amazon and the towers are so much higher.
Forum: Speakers   01-15-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 174
Posted By gtgray
I like the Ascend Sierra 2 myself. You might...

I like the Ascend Sierra 2 myself. You might consider the JBL Studio 5 series. I clearly prefer the Sierra 2 to the JBL Studio 530 but could be completely happy with the JBLs.


The JBL 530...
Forum: Speakers   01-15-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 15,707
Views: 1,365,150
Posted By gtgray
The 530 is a great speaker.. The price delta...

The 530 is a great speaker.. The price delta between the bookshelf and the big tower is a pretty huge. Unless the room is huge I am not sure the 590 is worth the price difference especially if you...
Forum: Speakers   01-13-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 437
Posted By gtgray
I own the JBL 530 and it is my preference above...

I own the JBL 530 and it is my preference above the NHT Classic Three. The Classic Three is nice and some might prefer it but it does not have the JBLs big sound. Also if you watch movies the JBL has...
Forum: Speakers   01-13-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 858
Posted By gtgray
You are in for a treat! The Denon refurbs at...

You are in for a treat! The Denon refurbs at accessories4less are quite attractive deals. I ran mine with an older but stout Pioneer Elite. I later used 2011 model Denon 2112CI, which was not as...
Forum: Speakers   01-13-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,161
Posted By gtgray
In addition to the JBL Studi 530, I have a pair...

In addition to the JBL Studi 530, I have a pair of the Def Tech SM 45s, which professional reviewers have preferred to the SM 55. The Def Tech is not comparable to the Studio 530 JBL believe me. I...
Forum: Speakers   01-12-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 567
Posted By gtgray
Consider,Ascend Sierra 1 towers with Raal...

Consider,Ascend Sierra 1 towers with Raal tweeters, Philharmonic Slims at or below ML 40 pricing.
Forum: Speakers   01-12-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,161
Posted By gtgray
You have a good size space, you need a bookshelf...

You have a good size space, you need a bookshelf with a big sound. I recommend the JBL Studio 530s. I have not heard the Ascend 340se, but I have heard the 170se, The JBLs are big cut above the...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-07-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 168
Posted By gtgray
It seems that this is not a year for 80+ inch...

It seems that this is not a year for 80+ inch displays that real people can afford. I was hoping to see something very much improved over the Samsung 8550 and the LG 9800 well under 10K. Oh well...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   01-07-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 512
Posted By gtgray
This might be a color wheel problem. I remember...

This might be a color wheel problem. I remember once when in the Service Menu I fooled around with the color wheel indexing. There is an optimal setting that is light engine specific. If you change...
Forum: Speakers   01-07-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 383
Posted By gtgray
+1 on the JBL Studio 530

+1 on the JBL Studio 530
Forum: Speakers   12-31-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 20,634
Posted By gtgray
I can't speak to the Emptek speakers but the list...

I can't speak to the Emptek speakers but the list below is speakers I own or have owned that are not in my room in the same league as the Sierra2. Keep in mind that even at b-stock this is a much...
Forum: Speakers   12-31-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 743
Posted By gtgray
While I think Dennis Murphy's AA and...

While I think Dennis Murphy's AA and Philharmonitors areworthy choices, a set of JBL Studio 530s around $500 is also worth considering as they offer a powerful sense of scale and dynamics that might...
Forum: Speakers   12-31-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 20,634
Posted By gtgray
I too ordered a pair of b-stock Sierra 2s. My...

I too ordered a pair of b-stock Sierra 2s. My brother has a pair of Sierra 2s and brought them over to the house on Christmas day. They were noticeably better than my ML Motion 40s. After listening...
Forum: Speakers   12-29-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 479
Posted By gtgray
I too owned ESS Heil AMTs towers, perhaps they...

I too owned ESS Heil AMTs towers, perhaps they were PS8s, paired with a Pioneer SX-1250 in the 70s and nothing I have owned in following years seemed comparable. The Motions are the first ribbon...
Forum: Speakers   12-27-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 239
Posted By gtgray
The Sierra 2s sound very nice without subs, but a...

The Sierra 2s sound very nice without subs, but a sub will make them sound even better. I have towers and bookshelves of various kind here and I like towers because they have built in stands not...
Forum: Speakers   12-27-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 281
Posted By gtgray
With a 1500 dollar budget I would run not walk...

With a 1500 dollar budget I would run not walk and try and pick up a pair B-Stock Ascend Sierra 2s. Ascend Acoustics has an end of year sale going on, very limited availability.


My brother...
Forum: Speakers   12-24-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,329
Posted By gtgray
It just may be. I tried my AJ Pioneer on that...

It just may be. I tried my AJ Pioneer on that wire and it was fine, I had been running a PSB Image Center on that wire for going on 10 years and it had bee working fine. I don't recall why it but it...
Forum: Speakers   12-22-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,329
Posted By gtgray
A bad Motion 30 is a possibility, I guess. It...

A bad Motion 30 is a possibility, I guess. It does not add up to me. The LX-16s, which are new, sound pretty much the same plugged in as a center. I could have a bad receiver except my x4000 and my...
Forum: Speakers   12-21-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,329
Posted By gtgray
Help! Motion 30 center trouble

I need some help or at least suggestions. I installed the Motion 30 on Friday and ran Audyssey. I have a Denon X4000 so I have the XT32 version. It recommended a 60 HZ crossover. Now I know that is...
Forum: Speakers   12-19-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,329
Posted By gtgray
Can anyone recommend a good wall or corner mount...

Can anyone recommend a good wall or corner mount bracket that has the right bolt size for the LX-16/Motion 15?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-19-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 10,993
Views: 924,775
Posted By gtgray
Here is my issue I just got an X4000 refurbished...

Here is my issue I just got an X4000 refurbished from Accessories4less, less than a week old. When you play it for awhile at even moderate volumes it will start to distort. Although volume doesn't...
Forum: Speakers   12-17-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,329
Posted By gtgray
The Motion 40s hmm lovin' it. I just unplugged...

The Motion 40s hmm lovin' it. I just unplugged the LX-16s and didn't even run Audyssey again just using the LX-16 settings. An amazing set of speakers, WOW!
Forum: Speakers   12-17-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,329
Posted By gtgray
Next time I will get you to quote. It was done in...

Next time I will get you to quote. It was done in bits and pieces from a couple of authorized dealers. I didn't intend to spend so much. Straight web prices. Never spoke to a soul, well 5 minutes at...
Forum: Speakers   12-17-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,329
Posted By gtgray
I went ahead and ordered the Motion 30 center....

I went ahead and ordered the Motion 30 center. Thanks for the input Craig.


The 40s and LXes are Cherry. The LXes are new, the 40s, refurbished. Ever the cheapskate I ended up ordering a...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 3408

 
Forum Jump: