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Forum: Speakers   04-04-2012, 10:37 PM
Replies: 34
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Posted By Clarion
Some Focal speakers have perforated metal...

Some Focal speakers have perforated metal grilles over the tweeters
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   12-18-2011, 08:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,497
Posted By Clarion
What about one of the NAD cd receiver units?...

What about one of the NAD cd receiver units? Spearit sound has them as low as $300. Just add some decent used speakers and you're set. You can add a turntable later (but would need a phono stage)
...
Forum: Speakers   12-05-2011, 01:33 PM
Replies: 6,545
Views: 787,780
Posted By Clarion
Thanks Gtrman! Appreciate your thoughts. Sounds...

Thanks Gtrman! Appreciate your thoughts. Sounds like a demo of the revels is in order. I see a lot of used Revels for sale but they're always at the top of "best" lists.

Would love to hear your...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   11-27-2011, 10:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,678
Posted By Clarion
Matt, Have you looked into front ported...

Matt,
Have you looked into front ported speakers that will be more forgiving of placing them closer to your walls?
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   11-25-2011, 04:58 PM
Replies: 14,223
Views: 558,530
Posted By Clarion
http://drinkify.org/Miles%20davis

http://drinkify.org/Miles%20davis
Forum: Speakers   11-24-2011, 03:48 PM
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Views: 787,780
Posted By Clarion
MikeDuke and jeffbar, thanks so much. Really...

MikeDuke and jeffbar, thanks so much. Really appreciate your thoughts. I'll report back on my findings if/when I can do some demoing. Regards.

Totally agree on the importance of room treatments....
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   11-19-2011, 08:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,243
Posted By Clarion
+1 Not sure why you'd pay for 5 (or 7)...

+1

Not sure why you'd pay for 5 (or 7) amps, video processing, etc., when you are doing pure stereo listening. $ for $ I strongly believe you get better stereo sound with an integrated over an...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   11-19-2011, 08:44 PM
Replies: 14,223
Views: 558,530
Posted By Clarion
St. Vincent: Strange Mercy

St. Vincent: Strange Mercy
Forum: Speakers   11-14-2011, 11:14 PM
Replies: 6,545
Views: 787,780
Posted By Clarion
I'm trying to determine my next upgrade. ...

I'm trying to determine my next upgrade.

I'm running chorus 826Vs, and I'd love to hear from those who owned 800 series and upgraded. I love my Focals and demoed other makes extensively before...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   11-14-2011, 09:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,243
Posted By Clarion
What did you hear the CM8s being powered by when...

What did you hear the CM8s being powered by when you determined you wanted them? I believe they use Rotel in testing their speakers and their companies may be related. Decco vs Nova may depend on...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   11-14-2011, 07:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,091
Posted By Clarion
there are some good options here ...

there are some good options here
http://cgi.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/srch...moni&submit=Go (http://cgi.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/srch_fs.pl?PRIC=1&PMIN=500&PMAX=1000&CTGSK=spkrmoni&submit=Go)

i like the...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   11-14-2011, 07:18 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,695
Posted By Clarion
seriously...so much suspense.

seriously...so much suspense.
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   11-14-2011, 07:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,362
Posted By Clarion
here's a quick read on why you shouldn't worry...

here's a quick read on why you shouldn't worry about what your speakers sound like outside of your sweet spot...unless you stand in the corner of your room quite often
...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   11-13-2011, 03:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,760
Posted By Clarion
So a bit of an uphill battle. Two ideas:...

So a bit of an uphill battle.

Two ideas: throw out the desk and put those babies on stands.

Or, assuming the desk is necessary, get some speakers designed for your application.
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   11-13-2011, 03:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,091
Posted By Clarion
What's the budget?

What's the budget?
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   11-13-2011, 12:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,091
Posted By Clarion
Personally I prefer no subwoofer, hence the need...

Personally I prefer no subwoofer, hence the need for better bass response. I prefer to give up some bass in order to have bass that's accurate, tight and fast. I've heard too many 2.1 setups with...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   11-13-2011, 11:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,760
Posted By Clarion
What is the actual distance between speakers and...

What is the actual distance between speakers and between you and the speakers? Are those paradigms designed to be desktop or near field speakers?
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   11-13-2011, 11:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,760
Posted By Clarion
+1 for Mcnarus' point above. First address your...

+1 for Mcnarus' point above. First address your positioning and reflections and then determine if you need/want a better amp.
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   11-12-2011, 11:35 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,695
Posted By Clarion
I don't use eq/tone controls. My current...

I don't use eq/tone controls. My current integrated has no such controls so that makes it especially easy to keep my purist approach.

I use three way towers with a 30 degree toe in. Speakers and...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   11-07-2011, 09:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,399
Posted By Clarion
unless your primary way of listening to music is...

unless your primary way of listening to music is via thumb drive or streaming i think the decision comes down to what piece sounds better to you.
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   11-07-2011, 09:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,460
Posted By Clarion
the bookshelves msrp is $149 but i've only seen...

the bookshelves msrp is $149 but i've only seen the floorstanders for $199. If the floorstanders are $149 then that's a killer deal.
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   11-07-2011, 08:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,460
Posted By Clarion
Those are the Pioneers designed by Andrew Jones...

Those are the Pioneers designed by Andrew Jones of TAD. They're getting rave reviews. A buddy got them and you can't do much better for $200 if buying new. A different buddy found some PSB T5's for...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   11-06-2011, 11:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,620
Posted By Clarion
there are a bunch of great integrateds with ht...

there are a bunch of great integrateds with ht bypass/pass through...Krell, Naim, Arcam, Peachtree. the bonus of the peachtree is you get a great DAC too...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   11-06-2011, 11:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,376
Posted By Clarion
Naim UnitiQute ...

Naim UnitiQute
http://www.naimaudio.com/hifi-product-range/579
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   11-06-2011, 09:05 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 97,393
Posted By Clarion
Miles Davis - Kind of Blue (Legacy Edition) ...

Miles Davis - Kind of Blue (Legacy Edition)
Radiohead - Kid A
Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest
Bonnie Prince Billy - The Letting Go
Jeff Buckley - Grace (non remastered version)
Ray Charles - Come...
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