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Forum: Speakers   01-29-2015, 05:50 PM
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Posted By dsrussell
Any audition is useful, even if it is to cross a...

Any audition is useful, even if it is to cross a speaker off your list. While audio stores may or may not be ideal acoustic-wise, one can still get a decent impression about a speaker. And if...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   01-29-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 454
Posted By dsrussell
No need. No one is trying to convince you of...

No need. No one is trying to convince you of anything. You had a bad experience (could have been a positioning problem, but might have been something else) and that is what you are basing the...
Forum: Speakers   01-29-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By dsrussell
You are going about it the correct way. Looking...

You are going about it the correct way. Looking for a good 2.1 system and then expanding when you are in your home and/or when your budget will allow it.

Tom's recommendations are very good ones,...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   01-29-2015, 03:30 PM
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Posted By dsrussell
To add to Kurtz fine post, you should also...

To add to Kurtz fine post, you should also consider the Hsu VTF-3 Mk5 HP: http://www.hsuresearch.com/products/vtf-3mk5HP.html The more I read about this sub, the more impressed I get. While the...
Forum: Speakers   01-29-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 34
Posted By dsrussell
Where is the center channel crossed over? ...

Where is the center channel crossed over? Perhaps adding more volume via the AVR to the center channel may help. Perhaps changing the distance via the AVR may help. Anyway, play around with your...
Forum: Speakers   01-29-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 188
Posted By dsrussell
Actually, Kini, Roger Russell dispels a lot of...

Actually, Kini, Roger Russell dispels a lot of cabling myths. It's a great read. He taught me long ago to laugh at ridiculously priced cabling.
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   01-29-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 454
Posted By dsrussell
I agree with your assessment. Nicely stated,...

I agree with your assessment. Nicely stated, btw. However, I know of no more crucial criteria than sub location and room(s) volume. Therefore "I" cannot make a recommendation :). The first...
Forum: Speakers   01-29-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 17
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Posted By dsrussell
I fully agree with smcmillan. When testing any...

I fully agree with smcmillan. When testing any speaker, test them by themselves and not with a subwoofer. You need to know how these speakers perform by themselves and find out their strengths and...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   01-29-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 263
Posted By dsrussell
Actually, kiger, a near-field placement behind...

Actually, kiger, a near-field placement behind the couch may be a good solution. So tell your wife you will try your very best to put a sub there. You'd just have to do the subwoofer crawl to see...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   01-29-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 263
Posted By dsrussell
You do have a lot of restrictions, so let's go...

You do have a lot of restrictions, so let's go over them.

1. $600. You have an extreme room size (over 5,000 cu. ft.). I don't know any sub that could adequately fill that space for that money,...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   01-29-2015, 03:39 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 454
Posted By dsrussell
Since room volume is crucial in determining the...

Since room volume is crucial in determining the size and type of subwoofer that would be needed, I cannot help you. I do wish you well on your search.
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   01-29-2015, 03:10 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 454
Posted By dsrussell
In order to recommend a subwoofer, I'd need to...

In order to recommend a subwoofer, I'd need to know the size of your room (volume) and if it is open to other rooms. If so, what are those room volumes? It would also be nice if I knew what you are...
Forum: Speakers   01-29-2015, 03:00 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By dsrussell
It's great to see someone troubleshoot their...

It's great to see someone troubleshoot their problem and find a fix. Congratulations. Hope you continue to enjoy your Polks.
Forum: Speakers   01-29-2015, 02:54 AM
Replies: 41
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Posted By dsrussell
The more I look at the VTF-3 Mk5 HP the more I...

The more I look at the VTF-3 Mk5 HP the more I like it. The VTF-15H Mk2 is Hsu's flagship subwoofer at a great price. Yet, the VTF-3 Mk5 is virtually identical in Hsu 2-meter test spec from 25 Hz...
Forum: Speakers   01-28-2015, 10:04 PM
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Posted By dsrussell
I've owned the 901s and would never attempt a...

I've owned the 901s and would never attempt a surround application. It might be that the best chance at surround sound would be a 4.1 system. Since the 901s give you a whole wall of sound, adding...
Forum: Speakers   01-28-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 207
Posted By dsrussell
You can read specs, read reviews, and read about...

You can read specs, read reviews, and read about people's preferences until you are blue in the face. What you really NEED to do is go out and audition speakers. Until you do that, it's all guess...
Forum: Speakers   01-28-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 327
Posted By dsrussell
Congratulations on your choice! I know it is...

Congratulations on your choice! I know it is never an easy choice to make, since both give high quality sound. I hope the R55Ti is everything you're looking for.
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   01-28-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 696
Posted By dsrussell
As fatbottom said, and I fully agree, go with one...

As fatbottom said, and I fully agree, go with one sub first. It could very well be that you'd be happy with one sub and that will save you a lot of money. You must find the best spot in the room...
Forum: Speakers   01-28-2015, 02:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 84
Posted By dsrussell
You have a 12 foot screen in your bedroom :eek:? ...

You have a 12 foot screen in your bedroom :eek:? Since you didn't mention your room size, I will assume that it is small enough so you are thrilled with the SVS PB-2000 and you are only looking to...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   01-28-2015, 02:34 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 624
Posted By dsrussell
Subwoofer crawl: Place the subwoofer on top of...

Subwoofer crawl: Place the subwoofer on top of your main listening position (your couch or chair). Then run frequency tones or music with deep sustained notes (many run both). While playing these...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   01-28-2015, 02:15 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 696
Posted By dsrussell
Not familiar with BeNeLux. It looks like...

Not familiar with BeNeLux.

It looks like LSound is all SVS. The only other sub I saw was the Kreisel DXD-12012 (a fine subwoofer, but ridiculously priced). REL is also ridiculously priced. Not...
Forum: Speakers   01-27-2015, 10:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 203
Posted By dsrussell
^ Right back at you, GIEGAR. Great post!

^ Right back at you, GIEGAR. Great post!
Forum: Speakers   01-27-2015, 10:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 203
Posted By dsrussell
$225 / pair (includes shipping) EMP Tek R5Bi...

$225 / pair (includes shipping) EMP Tek R5Bi bookshelf speaker (formally E5Bi): http://emptek.com/r5bi.php (I own these)
Andrew Robinson review: ...
Forum: Speakers   01-27-2015, 10:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 219
Posted By dsrussell
I think the HTD Level THREEs in Macassar Ebony...

I think the HTD Level THREEs in Macassar Ebony would be a fine selection. Certainly worth getting and auditioning. While there are plenty of very good speakers out in the wild that are reasonably...
Forum: Speakers   01-27-2015, 08:17 PM
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Views: 188,772
Posted By dsrussell
No problem, and I agree with your statement 100...

No problem, and I agree with your statement 100 percent of crossing these @ 80 Hz. Since the R5Bi's are ported, they will have a steep rolloff, and perhaps that is why I liked the bass as much as I...
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