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Forum: Speakers   09-16-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By cel4145
Agreed. The HSU HB-1s are the proper speakers to...

Agreed. The HSU HB-1s are the proper speakers to get to match your center channel. See item 2 in this FAQ: http://www.avsforum.com/forum/89-speakers/1628561-basic-speaker-setup-faq.html
Forum: Speakers   09-16-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 75
Posted By cel4145
First, the...

First, the http://www.avsforum.com/forum/89-speakers/1628561-basic-speaker-setup-faq.html may help you out.

Second, so what is the size of your room, including any open areas?
As ClawAndTalon...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   09-16-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 1,212
Views: 127,936
Posted By cel4145
he-400i are 35 ohm impedance; th-600 are 25 ohm....

he-400i are 35 ohm impedance; th-600 are 25 ohm. Older vintage amps were not designed for low impedance headphones, and many newer amps may not be either. Unfortunately, manufacturers are not very...
Forum: Speakers   09-15-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 222
Posted By cel4145
I have the CBM-170 SEs. They are good speakers. ...

I have the CBM-170 SEs. They are good speakers.

If the STF-2 is out of your budget for months, then wait. If you go to a larger room, the STF-1 would have trouble performing. STF-1 is best for...
Forum: Speakers   09-14-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 492
Posted By cel4145
Talk to the DIY forum. They can advise you on...

Talk to the DIY forum. They can advise you on DIY: http://www.avsforum.com/forum/155-diy-speakers-subs/

Or, Outlaw Audio LFM-1 Plus for $499 shipped:...
Forum: Speakers   09-14-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 222
Posted By cel4145
I think you should shoot higher than the BIC F12...

I think you should shoot higher than the BIC F12 for a sub given (a) the quality of the speakers you are considering and (b) the quality of the bass you are used to with the A900X. The BIC F12 is a...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   09-14-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 1,478
Views: 98,093
Posted By cel4145
With the Rotel RA-1570, I would try the...

With the Rotel RA-1570, I would try the left/right pre-outs/main-ins. If you run those pre-outs to the SB-2000, and then run the SB-2000 outs back to the main ins, the sub will put a high pass filter...
Forum: Speakers   09-14-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 126
Posted By cel4145
Nice! Be sure to share your impressions :)

Nice! Be sure to share your impressions :)
Forum: Speakers   09-14-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 126
Posted By cel4145
+1 The BS21 are a better speaker and worth...

+1

The BS21 are a better speaker and worth the extra $20. :)
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   09-14-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 595
Posted By cel4145
I have the SB-1000 in my computer desktop setup....

I have the SB-1000 in my computer desktop setup. Great sub for it's size, but I wouldn't choose it for movie watching even in a small room if you hope to get impressive amounts of loud bass. It's...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   09-14-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 119
Posted By cel4145
Nice! That's a worthy comparison :D

Nice! That's a worthy comparison :D
Forum: Speakers   09-14-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 222
Posted By cel4145
Nice! I used to own the A900X :) Is this for...

Nice! I used to own the A900X :)

Is this for a 2.1 setup? 5.1 setup? And any other information you can provide us as listed in #1...
Forum: Speakers   09-14-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 126
Posted By cel4145
There are three generations of them. The first...

There are three generations of them. The first were the best and garnered all the fantastic reviews. Then Dayton switched manufacturing, and the 2nd version was pretty lame. Dayton responded to that...
Forum: Speakers   09-11-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 249
Posted By cel4145
I corrected your statement. I think it's more...

I corrected your statement. I think it's more accurate now :D
Forum: Speakers   09-11-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 249
Posted By cel4145
No. Center channels are designed for horizontal...

No. Center channels are designed for horizontal placement, and using one is a compromise over three of the exact same vertically placed speakers.

Item 2 in...
Forum: Speakers   09-09-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 11,496
Posted By cel4145
It will also increase your max SPL a bit since so...

It will also increase your max SPL a bit since so much of the 5.1 channel signal is intended for the center. If you run your setup at higher volumes, could be a little improvement in dynamics because...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   09-09-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 1,246
Views: 125,855
Posted By cel4145
Agreed. I have the SB-1000. Great little sub, but...

Agreed. I have the SB-1000. Great little sub, but absolutely a horrible choice for a 14 x 30 room.
Forum: Speakers   09-08-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 11,496
Posted By cel4145
Your setup has the left/right extremely close...

Your setup has the left/right extremely close together. Many speakers would do pretty well spaced that close together without a center. In a room with a wider front sound stage, the LSR 308s might...
Forum: Speakers   09-07-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 436
Posted By cel4145
If close to the same price, I would go with the...

If close to the same price, I would go with the PL-200.
Forum: Speakers   09-07-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 436
Posted By cel4145
It's not haggling. You send them a bid, they send...

It's not haggling. You send them a bid, they send you a discounted price.
Forum: Speakers   09-07-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 436
Posted By cel4145
Make Acoustic Sound Design an offer: ...

Make Acoustic Sound Design an offer:

http://www.acousticsounddesign.com/core/view_BigProduct.cfm?PID=1555

They do take lower offers than list, and I would bet that they are the ones that had...
Forum: Speakers   09-07-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 436
Posted By cel4145
That's a nice setup. You should be quite...

That's a nice setup. You should be quite impressed with what it could compared to your Cambridge speakers :)

If you needed to wait on the surround speakers, you could use your Cambridge in the...
Forum: Speakers   09-07-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 436
Posted By cel4145
BIC PL-200 is same class of sub as the NXG. You...

BIC PL-200 is same class of sub as the NXG. You might consider it as well.
Forum: Speakers   09-07-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 436
Posted By cel4145
Certainly, you are welcome to try it. And I can...

Certainly, you are welcome to try it. And I can understand wanting to experiment. But I wouldn't make that kind of recommendation to someone else based on that limited information.
Forum: Speakers   09-07-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 436
Posted By cel4145
Except with some speakers, the tweeter's...

Except with some speakers, the tweeter's dispersal is not well-designed for horizontal placement.
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