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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-16-2014, 10:44 AM
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Posted By commsysman
I would get a Cambridge 651 power amplifier, for...

I would get a Cambridge 651 power amplifier, for $1000, and connect it to the M51.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-16-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 167
Posted By commsysman
If you really want sound to die for, connect a...

If you really want sound to die for, connect a Musical Fidelity M6PRX to them.

I was using a Bryston 3BSST amp with my Vandersteen Treos, and when I went to the M6PRX the improvement made my jaw...
Forum: Speakers   08-16-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 271
Posted By commsysman
I recommend the Cambridge Audio SX-60 speakers,...

I recommend the Cambridge Audio SX-60 speakers, which cost $349 per pair. They should be a good step up.

You can get them in a nice dark walnut finish, or black, and they have a comprehensive...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   08-16-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 309
Posted By commsysman
IMO the Rotel is a much better unit; better...

IMO the Rotel is a much better unit; better designed and has more capability to drive a wide range of speakers well.

Marantz is not bad, but the Rotel is very good.

The Rotel will probably give...
Forum: Speakers   08-14-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 135
Posted By commsysman
PSB makes some excellent ceiling speakers. ...

PSB makes some excellent ceiling speakers.

The CW-28 are two-way speakers with adjustable controls for levels, and will IMO sound much better than the others.

They have 8" woofers.

They go...
Forum: Speakers   08-14-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 172
Posted By commsysman
Given that physical layout, I think NO center...

Given that physical layout, I think NO center speaker is the best option.
Forum: Speakers   08-14-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,424
Posted By commsysman
I suggest the Cambridge Audio SX-50 speakers, for...

I suggest the Cambridge Audio SX-50 speakers, for $249 at Crutchfield, Amazon etc.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-08-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 14,153
Posted By commsysman
ALL cheap receivers have to have poor sound...

ALL cheap receivers have to have poor sound quality and very limited ability to drive most real speakers without excessive distortion.

At that kind of low price level, there is just not enough...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-08-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 115
Posted By commsysman
Musical means lower distortion to me, which...

Musical means lower distortion to me, which simply gives you better sound quality.

Speakers are much harder to drive than load resistors, which is all they use to generate the endless nonsense...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-08-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 216
Posted By commsysman
To me, the sound of almost any Onkyo, Pioneer,...

To me, the sound of almost any Onkyo, Pioneer, Anthem, or Yamaha sounds thin and has no punch or realism; very sterile and unrealistic.

Receivers from Cambridge Audio and NAD are designed with...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-08-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 251
Posted By commsysman
If you will simply shut off the processing...

If you will simply shut off the processing software completely and run all your speakers in a direct full-range mode, that should be a big improvement.

In my experience the software often causes...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-08-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 216
Posted By commsysman
You mentioned sound quality. IMO the sound...

You mentioned sound quality.

IMO the sound quality of both units is 3rd-rate.

I would suggest that you get a NAD T748, which will sound much better with most speakers. $599.
Forum: Speakers   08-08-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 243
Posted By commsysman
Canada? PSB is a Canadian company that makes...

Canada? PSB is a Canadian company that makes excellent speakers, and provides good support if you ever need it.

PSB Image B6 front speakers, Image C4 center speaker, and The PSB CW-50R ceiling...
Forum: Speakers   08-08-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 127
Posted By commsysman
If internet radio is what you want, I recommend...

If internet radio is what you want, I recommend the GraceDigital Solo, which is an internet radio tuner that will give you 10K+ radio stations worldwide from either a hard internet connection or...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   08-06-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 306
Posted By commsysman
The 1240 is available from Needle Doctor for...

The 1240 is available from Needle Doctor for $529.

The reason they market it as a "DJ" turntable is that the tapered edge of the turntable lends itself to the manual movement of the platter for...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   08-06-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 462
Posted By commsysman
When your OPINION becomes PROOF of something, we...

When your OPINION becomes PROOF of something, we will all seek you out for the absolute truth.

Until then, we will simply find your comments mildly amusing and nothing more.
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   08-06-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,220
Posted By commsysman
It should be obvious to anyone but someone who is...

It should be obvious to anyone but someone who is being intentionally obtuse that current prices are under discussion, and I base that number on the products I see on the market and my opinion of...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   08-06-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,220
Posted By commsysman
What you ask for and what I choose to give are...

What you ask for and what I choose to give are two different things. You seem to have a problem understanding that. I don't work for you.

I stated an opinion, and I stand by it because it IS my...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-05-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 25
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Posted By commsysman
Your monoblocks should be directly connected to...

Your monoblocks should be directly connected to the wall.

The power conditioner could create problems.

I use a ARC power conditioner that is a Backup UPS unit to protect all my gear except the...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-05-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 176
Posted By commsysman
Your TV has ARC; Audio Return Channel (according...

Your TV has ARC; Audio Return Channel (according to the Vizio specs for the set).

That will send the sound from the TV to the receiver.

You need to check your setup guide for the TV to make...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   08-05-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 306
Posted By commsysman
The Audio-Technica LP 240 is a much better...

The Audio-Technica LP 240 is a much better turntable and operates at 78. Needle Doctor has it for $499.

That would be my suggestion.
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   08-05-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 900
Posted By commsysman
Sanus Steel Foundations are sold by several...

Sanus Steel Foundations are sold by several online retailers.

Amazon sells several models for $120 and up, depending on the height etc.
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   08-05-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,220
Posted By commsysman
It is my opinion; based on 40 years of listening...

It is my opinion; based on 40 years of listening to such equipment.

Many articles I have read by highly experienced audio professionals seem to back me up.

If you disagree, that is your...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   08-05-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 462
Posted By commsysman
My statement is FOUNDED on WHAT I HEAR. I know...

My statement is FOUNDED on WHAT I HEAR. I know exactly what I hear, and other people make similar comments on this website.

If you hear something different, say so.
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   08-05-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 315
Posted By commsysman
An OPPO BDP-105 wil give you sound to die for...

An OPPO BDP-105 wil give you sound to die for from a well recorded CD or SACD, IF you have a high-resolution amplifier and speakers to do justice to the sound.

The same can be said about many good...
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