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Forum: Speakers   07-27-2014, 04:05 PM
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Posted By commsysman
I am not a fan of Yamaha amps and receivers....

I am not a fan of Yamaha amps and receivers. Their power specs are ridiculously inflated IMO.

I suspect that a NAD receiver, for example the T758, would make a big difference.
Forum: Speakers   07-27-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 284
Posted By commsysman
I have never heard Dali speakers, but they are...

I have never heard Dali speakers, but they are getting very positive reviews.

Focal also makes some excellent speakers.

My current speakers are Vandersteen Treos, which are pretty amazing...
Forum: Speakers   07-27-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 106
Posted By commsysman
You must be referring to the RX-V373 receiver,...

You must be referring to the RX-V373 receiver, since there is no 337 model.

The 100 watts per channel it is rated for is a joke; it MIGHT be good for 50 watts or so, as long as you are only...
Forum: Speakers   07-27-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 357
Posted By commsysman
Music Direct has some great sales on Focal...

Music Direct has some great sales on Focal speakers, and they are really excellent; worth checking out
Forum: Speakers   07-27-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 284
Posted By commsysman
Yeah; live and learn....lol. Back in 1980 or...

Yeah; live and learn....lol.

Back in 1980 or so, I bought these great new speakers for $800 (big bucks then); they were the very first pair of Polk RTA12 Studio Monitors produced, direct from the...
Forum: Speakers   07-27-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 226
Posted By commsysman
IMO you will not get speakers that "are at least...

IMO you will not get speakers that "are at least decent" for that price.

PSB has some very good speakers available. The CW-50R are $299/pair.
Forum: Speakers   07-27-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 284
Posted By commsysman
You do need to make sure that both reds and both...

You do need to make sure that both reds and both blacks are connected to your speaker wires.

They normally come from the factory with a metal jumper between the pairs.

If they are missing, just...
Forum: Speakers   07-27-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 198
Posted By commsysman
I use the Audioengine 2 speakers, which are $198,...

I use the Audioengine 2 speakers, which are $198, and I think they are hard to beat.

The volume control is on the back, but I just set it and then control the volume on my computer sound mixer.
Forum: Speakers   07-27-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 733
Posted By commsysman
The last time I checked my arithmetic, $478 is...

The last time I checked my arithmetic, $478 is indeed under $700, so how is my statement incorrect?

I was purposely being rather general about the price because it has fluctuated quite a bit...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   07-26-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 308
Posted By commsysman
I recommend the Music Hall 15.3 integrated...

I recommend the Music Hall 15.3 integrated amplifier, which is very good, and is only $549.

It has plenty of power for those relatively sensitive speakers and is exceptionally good-sounding for...
Forum: Speakers   07-26-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 160
Posted By commsysman
IMO the CS10 is not a very good speaker. You...

IMO the CS10 is not a very good speaker.

You would be well-advised to get a better one.

The TSX150C is $178 from Amazon,so the extra cost only seems to be about $70.
Forum: Speakers   07-26-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 221
Posted By commsysman
Removing the old speakers and replacing them will...

Removing the old speakers and replacing them will not usually work very well, because it is hard to match the exact characteristics of the originals unless you can get an EXACT replacement from the...
Forum: Speakers   07-26-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 346
Posted By commsysman
I would suggest the Sony STR-DH130 receiver,...

I would suggest the Sony STR-DH130 receiver, which you can find for around $120.

The Lepai amplifier is not adequate for most speakers/rooms.

For speakers, I suggest that you go to Parts...
Forum: Speakers   07-25-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 772
Posted By commsysman
I think that a pair of Pioneer FS52 speakers,...

I think that a pair of Pioneer FS52 speakers, with the C22 center speaker, would sound a lot better than the p363 speakers, which to my ears are pretty crude-sounding.

The 3 Pioneers would run...
Forum: Speakers   07-25-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 733
Posted By commsysman
I suggest that you get the Pioneer FS52 speakers,...

I suggest that you get the Pioneer FS52 speakers, which run around $350 per pair, and the matching C-22, which is $100; Amazon has them.

For surrounds, the BS22 speakers are around $250 per pair,...
Forum: Speakers   07-25-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 108
Posted By commsysman
In the long run, I think you will be happy with...

In the long run, I think you will be happy with bookshelf speakers, or some smaller speakers.

You might look at the Gallo Classico CL-3 speakers, which are normally considered floorstanding...
Forum: Speakers   07-25-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 328
Posted By commsysman
I think what you want is a pair of Gallo Classico...

I think what you want is a pair of Gallo Classico CL-2 speakers, which run around $790 per pair.

They have a unique proprietary tweeter which is excellent, and by using a specially matched...
Forum: Speakers   07-25-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 227
Posted By commsysman
I think your choices are excellent; that should...

I think your choices are excellent; that should be a very nice system.

I had the PSB Image T6 speakers for two years, and they are excellent (upgraded to Vandersteen Treo speakers now).

I think...
Forum: Speakers   07-22-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 302
Posted By commsysman
The thing that non-technical people who have...

The thing that non-technical people who have never designed and thoroughly tested an amplifier do not understand is that an amp may test 0.1% distortion into a resistor on a test bench, and then...
Forum: Speakers   07-22-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 368
Posted By commsysman
There is absolutely no danger to your speakers;...

There is absolutely no danger to your speakers; that is not an issue; especially if you turn it down if any distortion becomes obvious.

The issue is that you might have amplifier distortion at...
Forum: Speakers   07-22-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 423
Posted By commsysman
You need a pair of speakers with 15 inch drivers...

You need a pair of speakers with 15 inch drivers and a 100-watt per channel amplifier. JBL are the best

With your budget, that will take some serious shopping for used gear; lots of luck.
Forum: Speakers   07-22-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 368
Posted By commsysman
The receiver I would recommend is the NAD T758,...

The receiver I would recommend is the NAD T758, which runs $1000.

It has much better-designed amplifiers and power supply than anything from Pioneer, Onkyo, Yamaha, etc.

It will deliver the...
Forum: Speakers   07-22-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 302
Posted By commsysman
The oats are much cheaper after they come out of...

The oats are much cheaper after they come out of the back end of the horse, too.

Cheap pro amps are for public-address systems; not home audio.
Forum: Speakers   07-22-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 626
Posted By commsysman
The PSB Image T6 speakers with a PSB C4 center...

The PSB Image T6 speakers with a PSB C4 center speaker and a pair of B5 speakers should run around $2000 or less, and would be my first choice by a mile.

The T6 are great speakers (I had them for...
Forum: Speakers   07-22-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 302
Posted By commsysman
Onkyo amps are noted for being harsh-sounding and...

Onkyo amps are noted for being harsh-sounding and not delivering their rated power without distorting, especially with 4 ohm speakers. You need around 100 watts or more of HONEST power per channel...
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