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Forum: Remote Control Area   06-15-2011, 06:55 PM
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Posted By philaseller
I hope you can help e sort out a question. I'm...

I hope you can help e sort out a question.
I'm trying to stitch together a UR for my home theater. I've the usual components, including two zones of stereo, a 5.1 Surround Sound system, AppleTV,...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   06-11-2011, 06:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,527
Posted By philaseller
I have the same question as the OP, but also...

I have the same question as the OP, but also want to know whether I should connect my AVR (A Yamaha A2000, not a Denon) to "low level" or "high level" input.
Many thanks
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-18-2011, 06:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 841
Posted By philaseller
Interesting responses. I'm not sure why the...

Interesting responses. I'm not sure why the Marantz is dramatically different from the other AVRs I mentioned in my original post. If you were to compare any of those AVRs, including the Marantz,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-17-2011, 06:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 841
Posted By philaseller
Thank you Michael, I appreciate your thoughts....

Thank you Michael,
I appreciate your thoughts. The Yamaha also has the advantage of being available at a good price locally rather than over the interwebs.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-17-2011, 05:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 841
Posted By philaseller
I've been lurking here since year-end and have...

I've been lurking here since year-end and have learned a lot on the various threads -- making up for almost 20 years where I didn't think I had the time to focus on my audio gear. (Like much else, I...
Forum: Speakers   05-04-2011, 08:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,332
Posted By philaseller
Hi again, Original Poster here, and I'm pretty...

Hi again,
Original Poster here, and I'm pretty sure I'm not going to California to visit the Ascend factory. I've followed the discussion @ the Totems, but am still wondering if those following...
Forum: Speakers   05-04-2011, 12:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,332
Posted By philaseller
I will go listen this weekend to the Excite x12...

I will go listen this weekend to the Excite x12 and the Ascend Sierra-1s, and appreciate your continued advice. If I go with the Excites, do you have a suggestion for the rear speakers? Or for the...
Forum: Speakers   05-04-2011, 08:57 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,332
Posted By philaseller
Thank you both for your recommendations. Perhaps...

Thank you both for your recommendations. Perhaps I really should just focus on bookshelves. I had wanted to use floorstanders because the wife wasn't as keen on the look of the bookshelves on...
Forum: Speakers   05-03-2011, 07:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,332
Posted By philaseller
Thanks for the advice. I am looking for a fairly...

Thanks for the advice. I am looking for a fairly low profile (under 36") floorstander, at $1000-1400 for the pair, which is how I got to the Arros, the MAs and the Ohms. It looks like the Ascend...
Forum: Speakers   05-03-2011, 01:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,332
Posted By philaseller
Rob, That's very helpful. Thank you. I don't...

Rob,
That's very helpful. Thank you. I don't expect to be watching "Fast and Furious" at top levels. I think I may then go with the Totems over the Ohms. What do you think about driving the Totems...
Forum: Speakers   05-03-2011, 01:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,332
Posted By philaseller
Robert, I would not be using ear-splitting...

Robert,
I would not be using ear-splitting levels, was that why you were not suggesting the Totems?
Thanks
Forum: Speakers   05-02-2011, 07:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,332
Posted By philaseller
I've been back and forth and have limited my...

I've been back and forth and have limited my field of dreams to three L/R speakers in my smallish room. (12x15x10). I am planning to use them as part of a 5.1 system, but am more focused on the...
Forum: Speakers   05-01-2011, 05:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 593
Posted By philaseller
I have more or less settled on buying a set of...

I have more or less settled on buying a set of Totem Arros speakers for my den, which is about 15X12X10, and want to build a 5.1 system around them. The totem center channel speaker has too high a...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   04-25-2011, 06:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,169
Posted By philaseller
A few weeks ago, I bought the Samsung 46UND6900,...

A few weeks ago, I bought the Samsung 46UND6900, a beautiful set with a tiny bezel. The 46" set wasn't even 42" wide. Unfortunately, the picture quality was not as pretty as the TV looked. So I...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   04-23-2011, 04:46 PM
Replies: 3,067
Views: 678,328
Posted By philaseller
Actually, today I returned the Samsung to BB and...

Actually, today I returned the Samsung to BB and then went next door to Costo and bought the Panny TC-P42G25. I loved the styling of the samsung, or maybe more accurately, my wife did (I really...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   04-18-2011, 07:22 AM
Replies: 3,067
Views: 678,328
Posted By philaseller
I relied mostly on JPCarl, posted 4/13 at...

I relied mostly on JPCarl, posted 4/13 at 1.30pm, and then tweaked them a bit mostly because the picture seemed a little soft.
I am experiencing some clouding, but am hoping that it will settle...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   04-17-2011, 01:10 PM
Replies: 3,067
Views: 678,328
Posted By philaseller
Thanks to all those who posted calibration...

Thanks to all those who posted calibration settings on this link. I was very unhappy with the 1970s "Soap Opera" aspect of the picture for my new 6900 until I followed the advise on this thread....
Forum: Soundbars   03-24-2011, 02:20 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 17,499
Posted By philaseller
Has anyone experience with this TV, which comes...

Has anyone experience with this TV, which comes with its own soundbar?
Thank you
Forum: Soundbars   02-16-2011, 06:49 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 17,499
Posted By philaseller
Thanks to the last poster for compiling the list...

Thanks to the last poster for compiling the list of websites. I am looking for a passive three speaker soundbar to sit on the table top in front of my TV. I will be using separate speakers for the...
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