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Forum: 2 Channel Audio   07-14-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By kiwi2
This chart puts 'warmth' in the 150hz to 250hz...

This chart puts 'warmth' in the 150hz to 250hz range...

www.independentrecording.net/irn/resources/freqchart/main_display.htm...
Forum: Speakers   06-24-2014, 12:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 656
Posted By kiwi2
If it was me, I would place one Orb on top of the...

If it was me, I would place one Orb on top of the fireplace mantel where the left pot plant is and wall mount the other Orb above the light switch on the wall on the right of that pic. Then I would...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-21-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 8,440
Posted By kiwi2
As it is an older model just before HDMI failures...

As it is an older model just before HDMI failures started becoming problematic... saying "I have had an Onkyo AVR for years with no problem" is cold comfort for the people that have had problems...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-21-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 8,440
Posted By kiwi2
I have read of quite a few in these forums using...

I have read of quite a few in these forums using their Onkyos as a pre-amp only and even with fans on top of unit for extra cooling and yet still having the HDMI board failure.
Forum: Speakers   06-20-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,705
Posted By kiwi2
As far as the midrange and top-end is...

As far as the midrange and top-end is concerned... yes, smaller is better. Less baffle bounce and less cabinet resonance.




There are advantages and disadvantages. It becomes a...
Forum: Speakers   06-20-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 196
Posted By kiwi2
That would be white noise for speaker level...

That would be white noise for speaker level calibration. My Yamaha AVR uses a 1khz white noise test for speaker level calibration.

I use full spectrum pink noise for 20hz to 20khz frequency...
Forum: Speakers   06-20-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 656
Posted By kiwi2
You have two options. Either bring the listening...

You have two options. Either bring the listening position in to 5.5' away from the speakers, or re orientate the room to a "longwall" setup so you can get the speakers further apart and form an...
Forum: Speakers   06-19-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 656
Posted By kiwi2
If you are 15' away from the front speakers, how...

If you are 15' away from the front speakers, how far apart are the front speakers away from each other?

You should have the front speakers apart as the same distance that you are sitting from them.
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   06-14-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 1,233
Views: 119,833
Posted By kiwi2
Not in my country. A Polk PSW125 goes for $677...

Not in my country. A Polk PSW125 goes for $677 and I get the SB1000 for $750 through a local importer. (SB2000 is $1100)

I would take the sealed 300w SVS over the Polk's 150w ported for the small...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   06-14-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 1,233
Views: 119,833
Posted By kiwi2
The poster was asking about subs for a music...

The poster was asking about subs for a music system. I don't understand why people always end up talking about movie performance when talking about subs for a music system.

In my music system I...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   06-09-2014, 02:49 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,545
Posted By kiwi2
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by arnyk http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1534268/t-h-e-show-newport-fun-in-the-sun/30#post_24808628)

Yup, our modern lifestyle...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-08-2014, 12:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 263
Posted By kiwi2
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by kikkenit2 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1534842/anyone-been-able-to-extensively-compare-xt32-to-ypao#post_24805264)

This is...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   06-07-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,545
Posted By kiwi2
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by RayDunzl http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1534268/t-h-e-show-newport-fun-in-the-sun#post_24789454)

I might have to start...
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   06-07-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 660
Views: 25,756
Posted By kiwi2
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Chrisatmosphere http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1484969/audiophile-cd-player-which-one/630#post_24655811)

We all have ideas on...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   06-04-2014, 01:54 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 25,244
Posted By kiwi2
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by tvrgeek http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1458105/what-2-channel-should-i-get-and-is-mcintosh-overated/270#post_24789568)

I have...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   06-04-2014, 01:32 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 25,244
Posted By kiwi2
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by eljr http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1458105/what-2-channel-should-i-get-and-is-mcintosh-overated/270#post_24789867)

There are...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   06-03-2014, 01:47 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,545
Posted By kiwi2
Quote:...Total system cost was nearly...

Quote:...Total system cost was nearly $600,000... ...though it also sounded a bit mellow without a lot of high-frequency sparkle and air.

...Total system price was nearly $200,000... ...I thought...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   06-01-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 25,244
Posted By kiwi2
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by eljr http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1458105/what-2-channel-should-i-get-and-is-mcintosh-overated/270#post_24782773)

Do you...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   06-01-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 25,244
Posted By kiwi2
Well that was money I was saving for a house...

Well that was money I was saving for a house deposit... but the photo of those cables does have a darker background and they also come in a velvet lined wooden box..
...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   06-01-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 25,244
Posted By kiwi2
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by tvrgeek http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1458105/what-2-channel-should-i-get-and-is-mcintosh-overated/270#post_24780801)

The...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   06-01-2014, 03:10 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,497
Posted By kiwi2
I find I get that very tactile feel (even at...

I find I get that very tactile feel (even at just moderate volume) whenever I get the frequency response at the listening position nice and smooth free from large peaks and dips. Even just a track...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   05-31-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 25,244
Posted By kiwi2
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by RayDunzl http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1458105/what-2-channel-should-i-get-and-is-mcintosh-overated/240#post_24780468)

Which...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   05-31-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 204
Posted By kiwi2
That would be cool to see. Nevertheless he...

That would be cool to see.

Nevertheless he is a pretty good article on active speakers... http://education.lenardaudio.com/en/06_x-over_3.html
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   05-31-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 25,244
Posted By kiwi2
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by eljr http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1458105/what-2-channel-should-i-get-and-is-mcintosh-overated/240#post_24780273)


What on...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   05-31-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 25,244
Posted By kiwi2
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by eljr http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1458105/what-2-channel-should-i-get-and-is-mcintosh-overated/240#post_24776587)

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