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Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   02-05-2016, 05:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 192
Posted By commsysman
In my opinion there is no CD/SACD player that...

In my opinion there is no CD/SACD player that sounds better than the OPPO BDP-105, although the Marantz UD-7007 comes very close. they both cost around $1200.

One can spend $10,000 on a player...
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   02-05-2016, 04:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 137
Posted By commsysman
If you want a CD player with a decent DAC, you...

If you want a CD player with a decent DAC, you don't want a vintage player.

There have been tremendous improvements over the last few years in DAC chips, and the typical mid-priced player today...
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   02-05-2016, 04:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 137
Posted By commsysman
If you want a CD player with a decent DAC, you...

If you want a CD player with a decent DAC, you don't want a vintage player.

There have been tremendous improvements over the last few years in DAC chips, and the typical mid-priced player today...
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   02-05-2016, 03:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 283
Posted By commsysman
There are many people here, like you, that...

There are many people here, like you, that persist in making statements that strike me as being equivalent, in terms of audio technology, to "the earth is flat".

As an experienced audio engineer...
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   02-05-2016, 03:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 283
Posted By commsysman
There are may people here, like you, who persist...

There are may people here, like you, who persist in saying things that strike me as being equivalent, in terms of audio technology, to "the earth is flat".

It is not very surprising that these...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-03-2016, 05:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 366
Posted By commsysman
Some of the best speakers in the world have very...

Some of the best speakers in the world have very low impedances at some frequencies. It is ridiculous to claim that low speaker impedances are an indication of bad design. Designs vary for many...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-03-2016, 05:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 366
Posted By commsysman
In most music, the peak power required to...

In most music, the peak power required to reproduce the musical peaks is on the order of 100 times the average power being put out during the music. Look up the word "crescendo".


Speakers with...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-03-2016, 05:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 366
Posted By commsysman
In most music, the peak power required to...

In most music, the peak power required to reproduce the musical peaks is on the order of 100 times the average power being put out during the music.

When you increase the volume to higher sound...
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   02-03-2016, 04:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 283
Posted By commsysman
It's always informative to know that some people...

It's always informative to know that some people are completely ignorant of the facts.

It's nice that you were able to share that with us, and we hope you will not hurt yourself on the way out the...
Forum: Speakers   01-31-2016, 12:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 473
Posted By commsysman
Atmos is nothing but a gimmick to try and make...

Atmos is nothing but a gimmick to try and make crappy systems sound a bit better.

Get good speakers and a good receiver and there is no need for that kind of band-aid approach.
Forum: Speakers   01-31-2016, 12:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 473
Posted By commsysman
I think your current speakers are at least as...

I think your current speakers are at least as good as the others you mentioned, and MUCH better than the Klipsch or Fluance speakers. Your new subwoofer will be a major upgrade, of course.

My...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-31-2016, 11:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 366
Posted By commsysman
IMO the Marantz MM7025 is far better-designed and...

IMO the Marantz MM7025 is far better-designed and will drive speakers much better, with more headroom and better dynamics.

It is more expensive because it has a much better power supply that can...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-31-2016, 11:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 372
Posted By commsysman
With the balanced (XLR) cables, you have less...

With the balanced (XLR) cables, you have less chance of a harmful ultrasonic oscillation, which can overheat an amplifier very quickly. This is very common.

Poor ground connections with unbalanced...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-31-2016, 11:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 162
Posted By commsysman
After looking at the impedance curve on those...

After looking at the impedance curve on those speakers, there is no way those receivers will run five of them, because they are definitely 4ohm speakers.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-31-2016, 11:26 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,355
Posted By commsysman
Set everything to cross over at 60 Hz. The...

Set everything to cross over at 60 Hz.

The specs on those speakers do not say how many db down they are at 32 Hz. That is not a specification so much as a bunch of BS.

I would bet that they are...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-31-2016, 11:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 162
Posted By commsysman
That is a very good speaker system you have...

That is a very good speaker system you have picked out, but no $400 receiver will be adequate to run it.

Those are definitely 4 ohm speakers, and I don't know of any receiver for that price that...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   01-31-2016, 10:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 105
Posted By commsysman
I suggest that you get the Music Hall 15.3...

I suggest that you get the Music Hall 15.3 amplifier, and connect the turntable and speakers and player direct to it. Forget the Onkyo, which will only muddle the sound.

Another good choice would...
Forum: Speakers   01-31-2016, 10:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 145
Posted By commsysman
Let your ears tell you.

Let your ears tell you.
Forum: Speakers   01-31-2016, 09:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 67
Posted By commsysman
The receiver shows a power consumption of up to...

The receiver shows a power consumption of up to 560 watts.

From this it can be inferred that the power supply can probably supply as much as 400 watts of total audio power to 5 or 7 channels.
...
Forum: Speakers   01-31-2016, 09:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 145
Posted By commsysman
I am very familiar with all of these speakers....

I am very familiar with all of these speakers. Everyone I have talked to about them find the Wharfedales very nice to listen to, while the 525 is not to everyone's liking; I find them a bit shrill....
Forum: Speakers   01-31-2016, 08:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 145
Posted By commsysman
IMO the Bose and your center speaker are terrible...

IMO the Bose and your center speaker are terrible speakers. The 525 is just totally wrong for a center speaker, and the Bose just plain suck.

I suggest that you get the following speakers-
...
Forum: Speakers   01-31-2016, 08:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 55
Posted By commsysman
It will probably work out fine. The whole...

It will probably work out fine.

The whole concept of "timbre matching" that is spouted by people is pure nonsense (look up the definition of the word "timbre").

The fact that the center is the...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   01-31-2016, 08:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 136
Posted By commsysman
If you have a 15" sub, what makes you think you...

If you have a 15" sub, what makes you think you need 2 subs?

Is your room really huge? Is the sub underpowered?
Forum: Speakers   01-31-2016, 07:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 78
Posted By commsysman
Best Buy is currently selling them for $550 per...

Best Buy is currently selling them for $550 per pair in the USA. I guess your prices are higher.

Using them in a horizontal orientation should not be a problem.

Amazon.de has the Dali Zensor 3...
Forum: Speakers   01-31-2016, 07:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 74
Posted By commsysman
Yes, wiring them all in parallel could create a...

Yes, wiring them all in parallel could create a very low-impedance load which would be a problem.
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