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Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   02-25-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 237
Posted By commsysman
Yep. Ask if the fish are biting, and someone...

Yep.

Ask if the fish are biting, and someone will open 10 cans of worms.

You have a good one there.
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   02-22-2015, 11:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 131
Posted By commsysman
The BDP-105 is a fantastic player; you should...

The BDP-105 is a fantastic player; you should love that!
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   02-22-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 98
Posted By commsysman
CD players of that vintage were using DACs and...

CD players of that vintage were using DACs and error-correction circuits that would in practice only recover 12 or 13 bits out of the 16 on the disc. The remaining bits were "truncated" or...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   02-22-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 228
Posted By commsysman
I think quality control is going to be something...

I think quality control is going to be something of an issue with anything that can be sold for $20 each; but you don't have a lot to lose if you get one bad one now and then.

I don't think they...
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   02-21-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 237
Posted By commsysman
Check Post #9...

Check Post #9 (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=9) .

Any comment on that?
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   02-21-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 237
Posted By commsysman
[QUOTE=beaveav;31781697]Unless your disc is...

[QUOTE=beaveav;31781697]Unless your disc is scratched, this doesn't matter.

Again, the limiting factor in CD player performance was never in processing speed or microprocessors. The technology...
Forum: Speakers   02-21-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 140
Posted By commsysman
If you mount them higher up, just put a spacer...

If you mount them higher up, just put a spacer behind the top of the speaker so they are aimed down somewhat toward ear level.
Forum: Speakers   02-21-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 172
Posted By commsysman
I suggest a pair of the Dayton B652 speakers. ...

I suggest a pair of the Dayton B652 speakers.

They are actually quite good and should work well with what you have.

Parts Express is practically giving them away for under $40 per pair.

They...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   02-21-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 326
Posted By commsysman
The same goes for movies. The very highest...

The same goes for movies.

The very highest little squeaky sound a violin can make is around 4 Khz.

Most people don't realize just how high 5 Khz really is; subjectively it is a VERY VERY high...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   02-21-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 213
Posted By commsysman
I had similar problem, and I solved it by...

I had similar problem, and I solved it by connecting the DVD player directly to the receiver using the composite video input connection on the receiver. Of course that takes 5 cables and only gives...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   02-21-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 66
Posted By commsysman
You need two cables, each with an RCA connector...

You need two cables, each with an RCA connector on each end.

You have two sub out jacks on the receiver, and two inputs on the sub; it doesn't get much simpler than that.
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   02-21-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 77
Posted By commsysman
For most game use or TV watching you might want...

For most game use or TV watching you might want to just want to switch the subs to OFF!

That's what I do.
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   02-21-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 228
Posted By commsysman
What you want is some Dayton B652 speakers. ...

What you want is some Dayton B652 speakers.

These are actually pretty good speakers, and Parts Express is practically giving them away now at $40 per pair.

I have a $20K main audio system, but...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   02-21-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 151
Posted By commsysman
Actually,Sony makes some excellent products. ...

Actually,Sony makes some excellent products.

The SCD-XA5400ES CD/SACD player is one of the best-sounding you can buy at any price, and is only $1499. It compares favorably with some that cost...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   02-21-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 111
Posted By commsysman
Some people I know like stuff that has a high...

Some people I know like stuff that has a high price to performance ratio (in their view), and costs several thousand dollars.

You need to say what you want it to do, and how much you want to spend...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   02-21-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 326
Posted By commsysman
Most adult males have relatively poor hearing...

Most adult males have relatively poor hearing ability above 15 Khz. After 50, most don't hear much above 10Khz.

The only way to know is to go to an audiologist at a hearing clinic and have them...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-21-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 157
Posted By commsysman
I think it is your cables. I have had troubles...

I think it is your cables. I have had troubles like that with some HDMI cables.

I have had good results with the Amazon Basics High Speed HDMI cables. They are mostly under $10.

Cables over 2...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-21-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 95
Posted By commsysman
I think that the Harman-Kardon AVR 3700 may be...

I think that the Harman-Kardon AVR 3700 may be what you want.

You will probably have to contact the technical support people at HK to absolutely verify the support for low-res signals.

It does...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-21-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 150
Posted By commsysman
I recommend the NAD T748 for good sound quality...

I recommend the NAD T748 for good sound quality and reliability.

I know a number of people that have NAD receivers and they have no problems.

I have had several NAD amplifiers and have had no...
Forum: Speakers   02-21-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 1,266
Posted By commsysman
That free PSW111 sub is a bad joke; you don't...

That free PSW111 sub is a bad joke; you don't want it. Go with the PSW505.

The NHT speakers are good speakers, but their low sensitivity might be a problem for you in your room. They would...
Forum: Speakers   02-21-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 1,266
Posted By commsysman
The Energy Take and similar systems have front...

The Energy Take and similar systems have front speakers that are so tiny that they barely operate under 100 Hz; this gives you terrible sound quality overall.

I suggest that you replace your...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   02-21-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 191
Posted By commsysman
The cables from the turntable to the phono preamp...

The cables from the turntable to the phono preamp must be kept short; no longer than 3 feet.

Using cables longer than that will place too much cable capacitance across the cartridge and change its...
Forum: Speakers   02-16-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 218
Posted By commsysman
I suggest a pair of Monitor Audio Bronze BX6...

I suggest a pair of Monitor Audio Bronze BX6 speakers, which are now at $379 (were $499)- these are excellent speakers, and a good price now.

You will also want to get the matching MA Bronze...
Forum: Speakers   02-16-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 63
Posted By commsysman
For $379 each you could get a pair of Monitor...

For $379 each you could get a pair of Monitor Audio Bronze BX6 speakers right now ($499 MSRP). That would be a HUGE step up in sound quality compared to what you are talking about.

The improvement...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-16-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 49
Posted By commsysman
My recommendation would be the NAD T758 AVR...

My recommendation would be the NAD T758 AVR ($999). IMO it is better than the Marantz and MUCH better than the Onkyo (ugh). It will make your speakers sound around 379% better than that old...
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