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Forum: Speakers   03-28-2015, 06:55 PM
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Posted By kiwi2
A long-wall setup on the left hand wall probably...

A long-wall setup on the left hand wall probably would have been a better option acoustically.
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   03-27-2015, 08:23 PM
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Views: 4,172
Posted By kiwi2
Myself as a layman hobbyist, I have always looked...

Myself as a layman hobbyist, I have always looked at current as the force being applied.

Like it is easy for a generator to produce voltage without any load but the moment a current is drawn it is...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   03-27-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 4,172
Posted By kiwi2
They still have them but they do not need large...

They still have them but they do not need large ones or large banks of capacitors to supply a large current draw.
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   03-27-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 4,172
Posted By kiwi2
How about class-D amps? There is plenty of...

How about class-D amps? There is plenty of current available in the wall socket and a class-D amp acts like a fast acting switch to regulate the power. No transformers and capacitors needed for...
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   03-22-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 407
Views: 4,607
Posted By kiwi2
He already gave a reason back near the start of...

He already gave a reason back near the start of this thread...


It costs $30,000.
Forum: Speakers   03-16-2015, 01:22 AM
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Posted By kiwi2
Yeah they feel about the same weight. I couldn't...

Yeah they feel about the same weight. I couldn't pick any difference around the magnates.


Any difference in size in the photo was just the way I was holding the camera.
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   03-14-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 819
Posted By kiwi2
I disagree. How accurately a speaker reproduces...

I disagree. How accurately a speaker reproduces the higher frequencies helps with stereo imaging. A lot of the imaging clues comes from the higher frequencies. Even accuracy through the midrange...
Forum: Speakers   03-14-2015, 12:49 PM
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Posted By kiwi2
I have just taken apart my Image B5 and Imagine B...

I have just taken apart my Image B5 and Imagine B for a comparison of build quality. (I've always wanted to do this anyway, so now was a good as time as any while the subject was up)


Tweeters...
Forum: Speakers   03-13-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 10,708
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Posted By kiwi2
First remove the jumper straps between the posts...

First remove the jumper straps between the posts so you can screw the hand-screw nut in further to make it easier to pry the plastic caps off. A small fine flat head screwdriver will be handy for...
Forum: Speakers   03-13-2015, 02:33 PM
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Posted By kiwi2
Yep, the ribbon on the GX range is very nice. ...

Yep, the ribbon on the GX range is very nice.


I own the GX50s (with subs) and would describe them as a very detailed speaker that reveals more subtleties in the singer's voice and more...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   03-13-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 212
Posted By kiwi2
Which is why I like to passive bi-amp as well....

Which is why I like to passive bi-amp as well. Keeps the different currents/drivers on their own individual amp channels.
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   03-13-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 212
Posted By kiwi2
Electromagnetic fields are created by current...

Electromagnetic fields are created by current flow.

Electric field is created by voltage.

EMF = current flow.
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   03-13-2015, 01:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 212
Posted By kiwi2
Presuming you are talking about bi-wire to...

Presuming you are talking about bi-wire to passive crossovers at the speaker end... yes, you will be measuring different current draw going to the different sides/drivers. Thus the different EMF on...
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   03-06-2015, 11:00 PM
Replies: 407
Views: 4,607
Posted By kiwi2
Yep, there's gold in there them hills!

Yep, there's gold in there them hills!
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   03-06-2015, 10:59 PM
Replies: 407
Views: 4,607
Posted By kiwi2
Totally agree! The biggest and most...

Totally agree!


The biggest and most expensive upgrade to my audio system recently was buying a new house with a decent sized and right shaped lounge room. Four subs taking care of 80hz and...
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   03-06-2015, 10:45 PM
Replies: 407
Views: 4,607
Posted By kiwi2
Like with double blind level matched listening...

Like with double blind level matched listening test you mean..??







I'm sure I could dream up some BS for marketing purposes.
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   03-03-2015, 01:11 AM
Replies: 407
Views: 4,607
Posted By kiwi2
This circular logic astounds me. It costs a lot...

This circular logic astounds me. It costs a lot of money so it must be "the best"


I am going to put a DAC on the market for $100,000. Then people on audiophile forums will be worshipping this...
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   02-28-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 407
Views: 4,607
Posted By kiwi2
What path you use to get the CD signal to the...

What path you use to get the CD signal to the power amp makes very little to no difference.


Speaker placement and listening position placement in a given room can make a big difference.


For...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   02-28-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 5,080
Posted By kiwi2
Actually we can. Most people reading these...

Actually we can. Most people reading these forums know to stay away from Onkyo receivers if long life and reliability are important to them. Whereas Yamaha receivers have proven themselves to be...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   02-21-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,013
Posted By kiwi2
Yes these days it's more run of the mill. It...

Yes these days it's more run of the mill. It wasn't quite so easy five years ago.
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   02-21-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 458
Posted By kiwi2
Don't take anything the "experts" say as gospel. ...

Don't take anything the "experts" say as gospel.


Experiment and learn for yourself.


More than likely your views on audio theory and tastes and equipment will change over the pursuing years....
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   01-05-2015, 11:40 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 7,392
Posted By kiwi2
Actually, gravitational force on the surface of...

Actually, gravitational force on the surface of the earth varies by 0.7 %. You would noticeably weigh less or more on a set of scales if you were to be moved from one extreme location to another...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-04-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 222
Posted By kiwi2
Neither. Try 'Straight' mode and see how it...

Neither. Try 'Straight' mode and see how it sounds to you.
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   07-14-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,138
Posted By kiwi2
This chart puts 'warmth' in the 150hz to 250hz...

This chart puts 'warmth' in the 150hz to 250hz range...

www.independentrecording.net/irn/resources/freqchart/main_display.htm...
Forum: Speakers   06-24-2014, 12:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 963
Posted By kiwi2
If it was me, I would place one Orb on top of the...

If it was me, I would place one Orb on top of the fireplace mantel where the left pot plant is and wall mount the other Orb above the light switch on the wall on the right of that pic. Then I would...
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