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Forum: Speakers   03-04-2015, 08:35 PM
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Posted By darthray
Stay away from BOSE:) Look at other thread...

Stay away from BOSE:)
Look at other thread (many of them) for good suggestions for low budget.
Just keep scrolling down until you see something similar to your situation.
Start reading and learn:D...
Forum: Speakers   03-04-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 310
Posted By darthray
I would personally think that the SVS are better...

I would personally think that the SVS are better speakers, Jamo is not getting much love lately (good in their days, but technologies has moved-on).
That said, it all about your preference of sound....
Forum: Speakers   03-03-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,471
Posted By darthray
$75K, We need pics:D Honestly mine is about...

$75K, We need pics:D
Honestly mine is about 18-20 for audio.


A good quality 12awg wire is all you need (BJC and the like).
I got some run about 50ft for my surrounds and this why I use 12awg...
Forum: Speakers   03-03-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 81
Posted By darthray
Given you situation. I would stick with a...

Given you situation.


I would stick with a phantom center.
When you decide to up-grade, buy two front with a matching center.


A none matching center is the worst scenario of all.
Forum: Speakers   03-03-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 3,794
Views: 1,023,550
Posted By darthray
This is a tread about showing your speakers. No...

This is a tread about showing your speakers.
No matter, how elaborated or how much money you spend on one system or budget.


If you are looking to sell.
Their is other treads for selling or...
Forum: Speakers   03-01-2015, 02:23 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 10,661
Posted By darthray
If someone is going to use any type of surround...

If someone is going to use any type of surround speaker, I also believe it should be as close to the rest of the other speakers just to be perfect match to the rest of the system if the money/room...
Forum: Speakers   02-28-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 80
Posted By darthray
I have no experience with any of these...

I have no experience with any of these brand/models.
Ask to listen to the Energy at your house for a week-end or longer if possible.


Then keep your present speakers or go with the Energy...
Forum: Speakers   02-28-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 118
Posted By darthray
Is your speaker near a door? I had a similar...

Is your speaker near a door?
I had a similar problem once, turn out it was the door knob near the speaker that was loose.
The screws were loose ant the door knob was vibrating at certain...
Forum: Speakers   02-28-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,471
Posted By darthray
Sorry I should have been more clear. I was...

Sorry I should have been more clear.
I was trying to say your post was a good way to test speakers.


For the cables, I believe in paying a certain price for a certain quality, but not in the...
Forum: Speakers   02-28-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 10,661
Posted By darthray
I guess you and I will have to be patient. Very...

I guess you and I will have to be patient.
Very nice room:D


Ray
Forum: Speakers   02-27-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 10,661
Posted By darthray
I have speed reading through this tread. ...

I have speed reading through this tread.


Most of you are going with in-ceiling speakers.


My self, I would like to go with the same surrounds speaker and a match power amp.
A big waste...
Forum: Speakers   02-27-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,471
Posted By darthray
Good post:) Lots of it could also be...

Good post:)


Lots of it could also be applied to speaker testing.
Piano, Saxophone (hard to replicate properly) are a very good source if a speaker can do it right.
I also like to listen to...
Forum: Speakers   02-27-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 142
Posted By darthray
Good choice:) I also use to do DIY. ...

Good choice:)


I also use to do DIY.
When I did mine over a decade ago, I got my crossover done by Madisound.
They also measure what would my drivers and cabinet would be, and send me a graph...
Forum: Latest Industry News   02-27-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,497
Posted By darthray
A very Well Loved actor and such an awesome...

A very Well Loved actor and such an awesome character.


May He Rest in Piece.


Deepest thought for his family and friends.


A sad day indeed.
Forum: Speakers   02-26-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 121
Posted By darthray
Good way to start, and then run the wires up...

Good way to start, and then run the wires up between 2 stud




4 20 amps circuit, you are a monster, I thought I was bad to have 2 20amps and 1 15amps in my system:D:D
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   02-26-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,633
Posted By darthray
Agree, it should have been 7.1 instead of 5.1 ...

Agree, it should have been 7.1 instead of 5.1


That said, this is one of those 5.1 that was so well done that I did look at my Marantz to make sure it was 5.1 and not 7.1


If they can do that...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   02-26-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 6,119
Posted By darthray
You sir, are wealth of info for anyone that need...

You sir, are wealth of info for anyone that need help:D


Ray
Forum: Speakers   02-25-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 469
Posted By darthray
+1 A very small investment if you are serious...

+1
A very small investment if you are serious about sound:)
But, not for everyone.


Very good suggestion, match with the tilting up or down can do wonders.


Ray
Forum: Speakers   02-25-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,471
Posted By darthray
Sorry you mistook what I said as pointing You as...

Sorry you mistook what I said as pointing You as troll, it was not my intention:)
I was trying to point out that none of us agree all the time and passing info is good.


I am guilty to buy 12...
Forum: Speakers   02-24-2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,471
Posted By darthray
I have to reply. Lots of the info offer...

I have to reply.


Lots of the info offer from bluewizard go way over my head.
If the info is wrong, please point a source.


As many other members, I come here to learn and then try to help...
Forum: Speakers   02-24-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 469
Posted By darthray
No need for 2 center speakers. The above quotes...

No need for 2 center speakers.
The above quotes is what I would/did do.


Make sure your center is a match to your main if possible.
Buy a cheap laser pointer and match your angle from your main...
Forum: Speakers   02-24-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 7,964
Posted By darthray
+1 on your statement DIY done right can compete...

+1 on your statement
DIY done right can compete or surpass lots of speakers.


Ray
Forum: Speakers   02-23-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 185
Posted By darthray
I feel your pain Our $ took a dive:( ...

I feel your pain


Our $ took a dive:(


Take a look at these
http://emptek.com/r55ti.php
Great review and following for the money.
Forum: Speakers   02-23-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,471
Posted By darthray
Guilty for spending money on the look:D Wire...

Guilty for spending money on the look:D
Wire size, I always get 12 awg for piece of mind (and look), needed or not since the price difference is so small.


Since I now make my own cables, I do...
Forum: Speakers   02-23-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,471
Posted By darthray
Bet you a nickel it will be over 100:D Ray

Bet you a nickel it will be over 100:D


Ray
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