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Forum: Speakers   02-14-2015, 04:04 PM
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Posted By GIEGAR
Steve, there's problems at all with that setup. ...

Steve, there's problems at all with that setup. There's no need to worry about "matching" rated power of amps with the power handling spec of speakers. The Pioneer will be called upon for power of...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-05-2015, 11:58 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,387
Posted By GIEGAR
A good choice argentum! :D (Did you look for a...

A good choice argentum! :D (Did you look for a X3000 at all?)

Don't bother with passive bi-amping with an AVR. It's a gimmick and cannot/will not increase the power generated to the fronts.
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Forum: Speakers   02-05-2015, 01:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 200
Posted By GIEGAR
Studio monitors with folded-ribbon tweeters. :D ...

Studio monitors with folded-ribbon tweeters. :D

Here's a suggestion out of left field... a pair of Emotiva Pro Airmotiv6s (https://emotiva.com/products/powered-monitors/airmotiv-6s).
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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-04-2015, 11:34 PM
Replies: 60
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Posted By GIEGAR
Mate, the dealer is telling you nonsense! Your...

Mate, the dealer is telling you nonsense! Your Polk RTi A7's are an 8 Ohm / 89dB/1W/1m sensitivity speaker. The Denon X2100 (and lower) will have no problem driving them at all, especially when...
Forum: Speakers   02-04-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 2,459
Posted By GIEGAR
Best bet is to follow what, if anything, Dr Hsu...

Best bet is to follow what, if anything, Dr Hsu recommends in the owner's manual that comes with the speakers. The good doctor has no time whatsoever for audiophile foolery.

If the owner's...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-04-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By GIEGAR
^ +1. JK, the biggest difference is in the...

^ +1.

JK, the biggest difference is in the 20Hz - 20kHz; 0.08% THD; 8Ω figures: 110W vs 95W. That difference equates to 0.6dB (http://www.crownaudio.com/db-power.htm), which is indistinguishable....
Forum: Speakers   02-04-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 165
Posted By GIEGAR
Billy, you can use this dB Power Ratio Calculator...

Billy, you can use this dB Power Ratio Calculator (http://www.crownaudio.com/db-power.htm) to work out the power required for a given value of dBW (dB referenced to 1 Watt).


The decibel is...
Forum: Speakers   02-04-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 165
Posted By GIEGAR
Yes, but you need to be aware of the conditions....

Yes, but you need to be aware of the conditions. Paradigm's published sensitivities for the Monitor 7 towers (http://www.paradigm.com/products-current/type=tower/model=monitor-7/page=specs) are...
Forum: Speakers   02-02-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 216
Posted By GIEGAR
Mate, I suspect you might be dreamin', taking the...

Mate, I suspect you might be dreamin', taking the piss (or both), but I'll play along. ;)

Firstly, I don't understand why you'd stump for a ~$18K processor :eek: capable of handling up to 256...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-01-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 94
Posted By GIEGAR
Welcome to AVS Matt! :) Personally, I think...

Welcome to AVS Matt! :)

Personally, I think the sweet spot is a compromise between the two options. That is, a recently superseded, factory refurbished unit. You get reasonably up-to-date...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-01-2015, 04:45 AM
Replies: 10,776
Views: 794,894
Posted By GIEGAR
NAS direct to X2000?

Gurus

Over in this thread (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/90-receivers-amps-processors/1870034-what-av-receiver-go-q-acoustic-5-1-setup-2.html#post31367474) I've recommended the X2000 (clearance)...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-31-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 725
Posted By GIEGAR
Ironically, the only "bunch of misleading...

Ironically, the only "bunch of misleading contrived nonsense" going on here is coming from you commsysman!

Despite getting your backside comprehensively handed to you on a plate here...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-31-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 725
Posted By GIEGAR
You were on track to a fairly well balanced spend...

You were on track to a fairly well balanced spend at ~£300 for the AVR. If you felt bullied into spending a bit more, that was very poor advice you received and your instincts were correct. ...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-29-2015, 10:33 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 725
Posted By GIEGAR
No Nick, noooooo! :eek: :D Maximising...

No Nick, noooooo! :eek: :D

Maximising expenditure on speakers and subs will always, always yield a superior audio performance over extra money spent on electronics. As a general rule, for a...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-29-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 132
Posted By GIEGAR
Welcome to AVS! :) What speakers will it...

Welcome to AVS! :)

What speakers will it be driving John?
Forum: Speakers   01-29-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 200
Posted By GIEGAR
Sub: There's no maybe... get one! :D The...

Sub: There's no maybe... get one! :D

The NXG recommended by Tom V is a lot of sub for money. If you can spend more, I recommend you get yourself as far up the Hsu Research lineup as you...
Forum: Speakers   01-29-2015, 05:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 148
Posted By GIEGAR
Not so much the sound as a whole; the impact of...

Not so much the sound as a whole; the impact of wall proximity is more prevalent in the bass frequencies. At the bass frequencies produced by the ports, sound is radiating into the room in an...
Forum: Speakers   01-29-2015, 03:59 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 2,459
Posted By GIEGAR
Pasta, this side-by-side review might help in...

Pasta, this side-by-side review might help in your decision: Sound&Vision | Hsu Research VTF-15H MK2 and VTF-3 MK5 HP Subwoofer Reviews...
Forum: Speakers   01-29-2015, 01:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 250
Posted By GIEGAR
Cheers DS and Z! Always nice crossing paths...

Cheers DS and Z! Always nice crossing paths with you top blokes. :)

I only hope old mate cycloblastic checks back in with his thoughts sometime. #hinthint...
Forum: Speakers   01-27-2015, 10:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 250
Posted By GIEGAR
Sure thing! :D Mate, I'm sorry to say if...

Sure thing! :D

Mate, I'm sorry to say if you've only got "$1K or less" left in the kitty for seven speakers + sub after buying the Marantz, you've mightily overspent on it as a percentage of...
Forum: Speakers   01-18-2015, 09:43 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,763
Posted By GIEGAR
No worries! Pure luck... I started (2 finger)...

No worries! Pure luck... I started (2 finger) typing my post at about post 12 and everything else flashed by in the meantime. ;)

Generally speaking, if you're budget conscious I'd push you...
Forum: Speakers   01-18-2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,763
Posted By GIEGAR
Rookie, my bang for your buck picks are a combo...

Rookie, my bang for your buck picks are a combo of Ascend Acoustics, Hsu Research and refurbished Denon. For a "pretty big" room, this 5.1 system is expandable and keeps faith with your budget:

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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-14-2015, 04:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 365
Posted By GIEGAR
OP tjcinnamon you had the majority of your...

OP tjcinnamon you had the majority of your answer by post 5. ;)

You will note that fatbottom is incapable of mounting reasoned technical argument to support his contention that AV separates...
Forum: Speakers   01-05-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 18,398
Posted By GIEGAR
Post Prime Tower & Center Review

Hi all. Audioholics have posted a typically detailed review (including measurements) of the Prime Tower and Center.

SVS Prime Tower and Center Loudspeaker Review...
Forum: Speakers   12-29-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 5,978
Views: 717,582
Posted By GIEGAR
Hi Mike. The C5 was replaced by the Imagine XC...

Hi Mike. The C5 was replaced by the Imagine XC (http://www.crutchfield.com/p_760IMNXC/PSB-Imagine-XC.html?tp=189). The XC is almost identical to the C5 and will be perfectly fine with the B6's.
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