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Forum: Speakers   01-31-2015, 05:21 PM
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Posted By beaveav
:eek::D I guess it's true that you don't...

:eek::D

I guess it's true that you don't need your wire to be straight, but ...?
Forum: Speakers   01-31-2015, 04:40 PM
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Posted By beaveav
:eek: That's blasphemy on this forum. And a...

:eek: That's blasphemy on this forum. And a claim that is, well, questionable at best.
Forum: Speakers   01-31-2015, 04:36 PM
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Posted By beaveav
So you are claiming to be free from any bias? ...

So you are claiming to be free from any bias? Are you superhuman? Because every single person known on earth is subject to biases, both conscious and unconscious. If you've somehow managed to...
Forum: Speakers   01-31-2015, 12:19 AM
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Posted By beaveav
Unless you did a properly controlled comparison...

Unless you did a properly controlled comparison (level matching, blinded listener, etc), then you could easily be swayed by the looks, price, and positive press for the NAD and be convinced it sounds...
Forum: Speakers   01-30-2015, 05:17 PM
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Posted By beaveav
Well, it *is* the higher end when compared to 2EQ...

Well, it *is* the higher end when compared to 2EQ or MultEQ (no XT). I didn't say it was the highest end version of Audyssey, just a higher end.

You do have a legit point that my post wasn't...
Forum: Speakers   01-30-2015, 04:50 PM
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Posted By beaveav
I had an NAD as well as my Denon for a couple of...

I had an NAD as well as my Denon for a couple of years. I found the Denon to power the PSBs just as well, plus it has a higher version of Audyssey and is cheaper! So that's a tie, a win and a win...
Forum: Speakers   01-30-2015, 01:50 PM
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Posted By beaveav
The great sound you heard at the dealer was...

The great sound you heard at the dealer was probably influenced by their room acoustics far more than the "high end equipment" they're using. Room acoustics, speaker placement within the room,...
Forum: Speakers   01-30-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 156
Posted By beaveav
The seller is asking more for the center channel...

The seller is asking more for the center channel because it's a special speaker with an upgraded RAAL tweeter that adds significantly to the cost.

IMO it's a good deal for the speakers - maybe not...
Forum: Speakers   01-29-2015, 04:11 PM
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Posted By beaveav
I am regrettably listing my PSB Synchrony One...

I am regrettably listing my PSB Synchrony One towers in cherry for sale. Local sale only in San Diego.
...
Forum: Audio Gear   01-28-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 72
Posted By beaveav
PSB Synchrony One towers in cherry - San Diego local only

**For sale locally in San Diego only. I do not have shipping boxes for them. Price is firm at $2400.**


Regrettably putting up for sale my pair of PSB Synchrony One towers in Cherry. ...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   01-27-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,065
Posted By beaveav
Some amps play percussion with the help of a...

Some amps play percussion with the help of a metronome, while other amps play to their own internal biological clock. Others still listen to the bass player and other instrumentalists and try to...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   01-27-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 666
Posted By beaveav
The disease is strong in this one. I don't think...

The disease is strong in this one. I don't think he can be saved.
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   01-26-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 221
Posted By beaveav
It's very doubtful you'd get any real sound...

It's very doubtful you'd get any real sound quality improvements from a new DAC.

Most likely the good sound you heard at CES was 99% because of the speakers & room, not because of the DACs they...
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   01-26-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 95
Posted By beaveav
I have a Denon SACD/CD/DVD-Audio player that I'll...

I have a Denon SACD/CD/DVD-Audio player that I'll sell you for $1000.




I bought it for $80, new. :)

As for your comments about it being a shame if people can't hear the differences, have...
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   01-26-2015, 10:32 AM
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Views: 46,559
Posted By beaveav
The more you understand electrical engineering,...

The more you understand electrical engineering, the more you realize that it's not nearly as subjective as the magazine reviews would like you to believe.
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   01-24-2015, 09:58 PM
Replies: 2,210
Views: 112,330
Posted By beaveav
If Simaudio's re-badged Denons had any Dolby...

If Simaudio's re-badged Denons had any Dolby logos on them, or in their manuals, then they needed to be certified by Dolby Labs. That requires contracts with Dolby, units tested according to Dolby's...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   01-24-2015, 09:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 473
Posted By beaveav
Funny you mention the term "cash cow." I...

Funny you mention the term "cash cow." I remember a marketing person at a former electronics company where I worked always referring to one of our pricier products as a "cash cow." That was in the...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   01-24-2015, 09:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,054
Posted By beaveav
When it was said that all watts aren't created...

When it was said that all watts aren't created equal(ly), maybe the poster means that some watts are created by solar power plants, others by hydroelectric plants, others by coal fired plants, etc. ...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   01-23-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,054
Posted By beaveav
^What does that even mean?? :confused:

^What does that even mean?? :confused:
Forum: Speakers   01-19-2015, 10:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,755
Posted By beaveav
I read somewhere that all of the towers are 2 1/2...

I read somewhere that all of the towers are 2 1/2 way speakers, meaning no dedicated midrange for any of them.
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   01-16-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 475
Posted By beaveav
And how is any of that bragging relevant? ...

And how is any of that bragging relevant?

You claim you can tell good midbass by ear and that you don't need any measuring gear. I strongly doubt your hearing is better than measuring gear, but...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   01-15-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,164
Posted By beaveav
My first receiver and turntable were Technics. ...

My first receiver and turntable were Technics. They'll always hold a special place in my mind.
But I think the two of them combined cost me about $180 (when I was in high school in the mid 80s)....
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   01-15-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 475
Posted By beaveav
One, midpoint of the walls may or may not be the...

One, midpoint of the walls may or may not be the "proper location." It's never that simple.

Two, even if you have multiple subs to even room response, you're still only doing so in the range of...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   01-15-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 475
Posted By beaveav
Thank you for taking the time to explain it to...

Thank you for taking the time to explain it to him.
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   01-13-2015, 09:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 475
Posted By beaveav
So you acknowledge that your statement should...

So you acknowledge that your statement should have been more along the lines of "I tried room EQ and didn't like it in my system," instead of what you did say, which was "never" to use it as it's a...
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