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Forum: Speakers   08-25-2014, 08:10 PM
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Posted By fokakis1
I remember reading this somewhere not too long...

I remember reading this somewhere not too long ago. I was amused.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-20-2014, 07:40 PM
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Posted By fokakis1
It would seem that high end/performance audio...

It would seem that high end/performance audio gear would call for high resolution media. Likewise, these test results suggest that high resolution media may bring about a demand for purchasing...
Forum: Speakers   08-17-2014, 12:15 PM
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Posted By fokakis1
Regarding the Yamaha wattage you make a good...

Regarding the Yamaha wattage you make a good point, but it's not that simple. The built in amps have capacitors for storing power. I agree with Accu that a good AVR should suit your current needs...
Forum: Speakers   07-15-2014, 06:59 PM
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Posted By fokakis1
For some strange reason, I see a revitalization...

For some strange reason, I see a revitalization of the architectural speaker market. ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-15-2014, 06:53 PM
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Posted By fokakis1
I'm having some issues with that feature as well..

I'm having some issues with that feature as well..
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-08-2014, 07:47 PM
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Posted By fokakis1
Your speakers look like dipoles. The diffuse...

Your speakers look like dipoles. The diffuse nature of the sound will help. If you can come on back a few feet that would be best. If not, you might consider setting the processing mode to...
Forum: Speakers   07-08-2014, 07:32 PM
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Posted By fokakis1
I have owned both an compared them while crossed...

I have owned both an compared them while crossed over to subs at 80hz. The 4's imaged better in the mid and upper mid frequencies. Voices were more well defined. The 6's provided a bit more bass...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-07-2014, 07:56 PM
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Posted By fokakis1
Ideally, the surrounds would be located between...

Ideally, the surrounds would be located between 90° an 110° wrt the main listening position. I have, when used with rears, cheated the surrounds forward slightly with good results. However, the...
Forum: Speakers   07-07-2014, 11:04 AM
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Posted By fokakis1
The recommendation for height speakers is...

The recommendation for height speakers is monopole speakers located 45 degrees up from the listening position pointed down toward the listening position no closer together than the main speakers.
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   07-04-2014, 09:51 PM
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Posted By fokakis1
Can you demo the unit? If so check for...

Can you demo the unit?

If so check for blinking lights on the unit. Once lit up look for discoloration on the startup screen.

Engage the auto iris and listen. If it sounds like a noisy hard...
Forum: Speakers   07-04-2014, 10:47 AM
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Posted By fokakis1
A few months ago I promised to post impressions...

A few months ago I promised to post impressions of the 804 Diamonds, 686S2s, and HTM61S2. But first a little background. My "media room" is 14x16x8. It is acoustically treated for first reflection...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-02-2014, 08:40 PM
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Posted By fokakis1
This means relative volume. Turn it up till you...

This means relative volume. Turn it up till you get to zero. "Relative volume" zero equals "Absolute volume" 82.
Forum: Speakers   07-01-2014, 06:22 AM
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Posted By fokakis1
Thank you for taking the time to share your...

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-29-2014, 09:15 PM
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Posted By fokakis1
That's a good idea. Then you could set the...

That's a good idea. Then you could set the output to PLIIZ and every movie will be up mixed to 9.2. We can recommend, but you must see for yourself.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-28-2014, 09:42 PM
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Posted By fokakis1
Yes. Direct mode turns off Audyssey and any...

Yes. Direct mode turns off Audyssey and any other post-processing.

Concerning your Titanic example, the red letters on your display indicate what is being input and the white letters indicate...
Forum: Speakers   06-26-2014, 08:14 PM
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Posted By fokakis1
I recently added the HTM61S2 to my system. I...

I recently added the HTM61S2 to my system. I was concerned that it wouldn't hold it's own between a pair of diamonds. I have been impressed with it so far. Dialogue is clear. Panning is blended....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-26-2014, 07:24 PM
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Posted By fokakis1
Did they drop Dynamic EQ as well?

Did they drop Dynamic EQ as well?
Forum: Speakers   06-23-2014, 08:21 PM
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Posted By fokakis1
Ok, I admit it. It was the spikes that sold me...

Ok, I admit it. It was the spikes that sold me on the Diamonds. I just couldn't resist. Those guys are marketing geniuses. ;)
Forum: Speakers   06-22-2014, 08:13 PM
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Posted By fokakis1
So this brings me to a question. I am...

So this brings me to a question. I am particularly interested in what you or Kalman would recommend concerning the 804 Diamonds.

I have been playing with placement for several weeks now and I...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-14-2014, 09:11 PM
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Posted By fokakis1
Re-ran today to add a new center channel. No one...

Re-ran today to add a new center channel. No one was home. I had the AC off and it was dead silent. At the 5th mic position the clock in the foyer just outside the theater started dinging. At...
Forum: Speakers   06-12-2014, 08:29 PM
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Posted By fokakis1
Thanks for sharing. "Better" is a relative term,...

Thanks for sharing. "Better" is a relative term, especially at the prices of the speakers you are auditioning. I've heard many B&W and I find the Diamonds to carry the "sparkle," and then some.
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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-12-2014, 06:30 AM
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Posted By fokakis1
Black.

Black.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-11-2014, 06:24 AM
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Posted By fokakis1
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by bargervais http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1412714/onkyo-tx-nr818-official-owners-thread-discussion/9720#post_24815391)

I'm...
Forum: Community News & Polls   06-07-2014, 09:43 PM
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Posted By fokakis1
I like the focus and priority on room and...

I like the focus and priority on room and acoustics. I am sure that the A/V experience is phenomenal.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-06-2014, 07:30 AM
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Posted By fokakis1
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Mav99l http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1412714/onkyo-tx-nr818-official-owners-thread-discussion/9690#post_24798967)

Hello 818...
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