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Forum: Speakers   07-20-2016, 08:54 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, 02:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 137
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, 01:47 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,576
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, 12:47 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By sdg4vfx
^^^^ What he said :)

^^^^ What he said :)
Forum: Speakers   05-26-2016, 10:58 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, 08:24 PM
Replies: 5
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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, 09:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,516
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, 08:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,516
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, 12:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 402
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, 12:02 PM
Replies: 22
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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, 11:26 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,516
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, 11:24 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,516
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.
...
Forum: Speakers   04-07-2016, 12:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 606
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, 12:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 204
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, 12:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,158
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, 12:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 311
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, 12:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 221
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, 08:14 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 3,798
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, 02:16 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 5,489
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, 02:12 PM
Replies: 8,801
Views: 997,490
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.
Forum: Speakers   01-24-2016, 02:09 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 3,798
Posted By sdg4vfx
+1 the Ascends. Good value. Based on your...

+1 the Ascends. Good value.

Based on your 3rd criteria (wide imaging/dispersion) you might also consider the KEF Q100 LR with the Q200c center. ($800 for the trio at accessories4less.)
Forum: Speakers   12-29-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 95
Posted By sdg4vfx
Best option is to raise your TV some how. Wall...

Best option is to raise your TV some how. Wall mount is one option, several folks in the forum have created their own riser/pedestal. There are also some excellent TV "floor" stands (the stand part...
Forum: Speakers   12-29-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 374
Posted By sdg4vfx
A notable exception are some KEF bookshelf...

A notable exception are some KEF bookshelf speakers with a single coaxial speaker - Q100, Q300, R100, LS-50. Any of these models can be placed on their side without any adverse effects. Three of...
Forum: Speakers   12-25-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 8,801
Views: 997,490
Posted By sdg4vfx
Also, a recently added bonus to owning the R...

Also, a recently added bonus to owning the R series for HT is the great Atmos add on speakers :)
Forum: Speakers   12-23-2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 112
Posted By sdg4vfx
Set to small. Typically the KEF eggs have a 120...

Set to small. Typically the KEF eggs have a 120 crossover setting.
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