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Forum: Speakers   12-04-2016, 10:27 PM
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Posted By sdg4vfx
If you get a high quality sub(s) then there is...

If you get a high quality sub(s) then there is little to no advantage getting the R500 towers.

R300 LR w R200c center is a well matched combo.

Three R100's LCR across the front is also an...
Forum: Speakers   11-27-2016, 04:17 PM
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Posted By sdg4vfx
+1 the JBL LSR350 or the KEF Q100 - both are...

+1 the JBL LSR350 or the KEF Q100 - both are excellent options.
Forum: Speakers   11-19-2016, 11:23 PM
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Posted By sdg4vfx
Re the R200C vs Q600C - of those two the R200C...

Re the R200C vs Q600C - of those two the R200C would be a much better match as a center for LR LS-50's.

However, the best option by far would be a 3rd LS-50 as your center. (Also worth...
Forum: Speakers   08-28-2016, 01:49 PM
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Posted By sdg4vfx
ditto the Ascend Sierra 1, the new Elac Uni-Fi...

ditto the Ascend Sierra 1, the new Elac Uni-Fi and the KEF Q300 (Q100 if you're using a SUB)

or ... save up for a used set of LS50's
Forum: Soundbars   07-31-2016, 03:12 PM
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Posted By sdg4vfx
How does music sound?

How does music sound?
Forum: Speakers   07-20-2016, 09:54 PM
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Posted By sdg4vfx
All those are good - I would probably recommend...

All those are good - I would probably recommend the Ascend slight over the NHT.

I often use the KEF Q100 at low volumes and am very satisfied. While it is bulkier than the NHT and Ascend, it is...
Forum: Speakers   06-05-2016, 03:41 PM
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Posted By sdg4vfx
The Ascend HTM 200 makes a great surround...

The Ascend HTM 200 makes a great surround speaker. They are smaller than most "bookshelf" speakers and are un-ported and designed to be wall mounted. Of the speakers mentioned so far they have the...
Forum: Speakers   05-29-2016, 02:47 PM
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Posted By sdg4vfx
From the cnet link ... The Pioneer SP-PK21BS...

From the cnet link ...

The Pioneer SP-PK21BS would be the 1st choice. The speakers are "bookshelf" size with surprisingly good sq. They are often recommended as the go-to speaker in that price...
Forum: Speakers   05-26-2016, 01:47 PM
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Posted By sdg4vfx
^^^^ What he said :)

^^^^ What he said :)
Forum: Speakers   05-26-2016, 11:58 AM
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Posted By sdg4vfx
Because the LS-50 uses just a single co-axial...

Because the LS-50 uses just a single co-axial driver (the UniQ) it is one of the few speakers you can lay on it's side without altering/compromising the sound. On it's side it looks like any other...
Forum: Speakers   05-25-2016, 09:24 PM
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Posted By sdg4vfx
Three identical speakers LCR across the front is...

Three identical speakers LCR across the front is the ideal. You don't hear about it much because in most HT setups it's not practical for space reasons - hence the creation of horizontal center...
Forum: Speakers   05-23-2016, 10:07 PM
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Posted By sdg4vfx
On the Sierra 2 "center" version the RAAL tweeter...

On the Sierra 2 "center" version the RAAL tweeter is rotated appropriately.

Ascend has a generous return policy - you might consider starting out with the Sierra 2 center and only upgrading to the...
Forum: Speakers   05-22-2016, 09:23 PM
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Posted By sdg4vfx
If your space for the center speaker will...

If your space for the center speaker will accommodate an upright Sierra 2 there is little or no advantage to getting a Sierra Horizon for a center. Many (most?) would say that three identical...
Forum: Speakers   05-22-2016, 01:21 PM
Replies: 24
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Posted By sdg4vfx
Wow, I hadn't seen these before - great price...

Wow, I hadn't seen these before - great price point for Philharmonica Audio quality. I very tempted to get a pair just to try them out as surrounds or maybe use them in another room.

I'm thinking...
Forum: Speakers   05-22-2016, 01:02 PM
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Posted By sdg4vfx
Good "on wall" speakers ... Ascend HTM200's ...

Good "on wall" speakers ...
Ascend HTM200's (can be painted white, or requested in white from Ascend for a price bump)
NHT Absolute Wall (comes in white)
I would recommend either of those over...
Forum: Speakers   05-22-2016, 12:26 PM
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Posted By sdg4vfx
P.S. Not knocking the SVS or Aperion as they are...

P.S. Not knocking the SVS or Aperion as they are worthy speakers ... just IMHO the Ascend Sierra line edges them out :)
Forum: Speakers   05-22-2016, 12:24 PM
Replies: 45
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Posted By sdg4vfx
From your list I would definitely lean towards...

From your list I would definitely lean towards #4. (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=4.) The Sierra towers also provide for exceptional stereo music listening.
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Forum: Speakers   04-07-2016, 01:34 PM
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Posted By sdg4vfx
Possible advantages for the KEF Q100 in your...

Possible advantages for the KEF Q100 in your situation ...
- they are front ported which improves placement options
- they use a single concentric drive which means they can be laid on their side...
Forum: Speakers   04-07-2016, 01:27 PM
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Posted By sdg4vfx
The Ascend HTM-200 ...

The Ascend HTM-200
http://www.ascendacoustics.com/pages/products/speakers/htm200/htm200.html

A little above your budget but they play well down to 80hz. They are a small-ish profile, sealed...
Forum: Speakers   04-03-2016, 01:28 PM
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Posted By sdg4vfx
A third, identical SVS Ultra Bookshelf speaker as...

A third, identical SVS Ultra Bookshelf speaker as your center speaker is the best option - actually a rarely achieved optimal option.

Horizontal center speakers were created to accommodate space...
Forum: Speakers   03-19-2016, 01:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 342
Posted By sdg4vfx
+1 the Sierra 1 combo if you can swing it. ...

+1 the Sierra 1 combo if you can swing it.

+1 the KEF. Two thoughts re the KEF ...
1. AccessoriesForLess (http://www.accessories4less.com/) has B-Stock KEF at a nice discount (well reviewed in...
Forum: Speakers   02-13-2016, 01:03 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By sdg4vfx
Can you pull the screen forward so that the face...

Can you pull the screen forward so that the face of the speakers are flush with the screen?
Forum: Speakers   01-24-2016, 09:14 PM
Replies: 191
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Posted By sdg4vfx
The accessories4less KEF's are listed as "B...

The accessories4less KEF's are listed as "B Stock". Users is the KEF-Owners-Thread regularly purchase the speakers there with no issues. (Generally no-one can figure out why they're considered...
Forum: Speakers   01-24-2016, 03:16 PM
Replies: 166
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Posted By sdg4vfx
... throw in one more opinion ... I've...

... throw in one more opinion ...

I've always thought B&W speakers sounded quite nice and my only complaint is that they are overpriced. On the other hand, they are a great speaker to buy used :)
Forum: Speakers   01-24-2016, 03:12 PM
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Posted By sdg4vfx
Many KEF dealers will let you purchase a single R...

Many KEF dealers will let you purchase a single R series bookshelf if you request it. You'll likely have to wait for them to special order it however.
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