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Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   12-17-2014, 08:49 PM
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Posted By pennynike1
Thanks for the video Archaea! It very...

Thanks for the video Archaea! It very interesting to see the decibel ratings of the three speakers.oddly,the reviewEr of the speakers concentrates only on the volume produced. Sound quality of a...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   12-17-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 646
Views: 37,660
Posted By pennynike1
It is very interesting and cool to know someone...

It is very interesting and cool to know someone who owned the speakers I was considering as a potential surround option (JTR 228's). I have trying to find a Viable surround option as I await mark...
Forum: Speakers   12-16-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 830
Views: 98,308
Posted By pennynike1
thanks joe

Thanks Joe! It has been quite the journey going from apartment to house and trying to get everything set up. My room is still raw, but as speakers and components trickle in, it becomes more difficult...
Forum: Speakers   12-16-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 441
Posted By pennynike1
seaton

Speaking as an owner of catalyst 12c's, I can say that I find them to be a very attractive speaker. The appeal of seatons over the competition is that they are active and they are not mass produced...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   12-16-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 646
Views: 37,660
Posted By pennynike1
c200 vs c300

I am surprised you didn't call me before making the jump to c300z. What I had said was that u should test out running 2 c200's and test them out for the main channels to see how u like it. It didn't...
Forum: Speakers   12-16-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 441
Posted By pennynike1
8C are 11" wide

The 8C's are only 11" wide spike, so that would likely fit your space well. The reference to 16" width is for shipping when all boxed up.


Here are the specs for the Catalyst 8C's:

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Forum: Speakers   12-16-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 830
Views: 98,308
Posted By pennynike1
Glad you liked it Lance!

Glad you liked what you heard lbrown105 and I had a good time last weekend showing off the system a bit. Having the electrician pay me a day-long visit on Wednesday to give me dedicated lines. He...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-15-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 1,658
Views: 67,165
Posted By pennynike1
So, I had the firmware update notification pop up...

So, I had the firmware update notification pop up on the AV7702 last week and I see that Auro 3-D is now available. Anyone choose to register it for $199 and if so, what are your impressions of Auro...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-12-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 12,036
Views: 986,113
Posted By pennynike1
Thanks

Thanks for the responses gsr!
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-12-2014, 09:24 AM
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Views: 986,113
Posted By pennynike1
Would the analog outputs be better?

Thanks GSR. Would the analog outputs on the BDP-105D produce better sound than an Audyssey MultEQ XT32 corrected HDMI signal coming from a Marantz AV7702?


I am curious because the specs for...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-12-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 12,036
Views: 986,113
Posted By pennynike1
I am looking to purchase either an Oppo BDP-103D...

I am looking to purchase either an Oppo BDP-103D or 105D. I called up Oppo expecting them to tell me that I would need a 105D, but they actually told me that if I am running my audio through HDMI, I...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   12-09-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 22,187
Posted By pennynike1
Had a chance to try out the Crowsons over the...

Had a chance to try out the Crowsons over the weekend and I was very pleasantly surprised! SOWK brought over a Crowson amp and we experimented with 2 transducers and 4 transducers on a chair. We...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   12-07-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,123
Posted By pennynike1
Shipping was free

I don't believe musicians friend has physical stores. Shipping was free to me, but if I wish to return, I would need to pay to ship relatively heavy speakers back to them, and then face paying...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   12-07-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,123
Posted By pennynike1
Look at the fine print before purchasing from...

Look at the fine print before purchasing from musicians friend. Sure, they will return your money if u want to return, but u have to pay the return shipping cost and their original cost to ship the...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   12-07-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,123
Posted By pennynike1
I can't imagine that the behringer speakers will...

I can't imagine that the behringer speakers will perform as well as the mackie speakers in a home theater setting due to the dispersion pattern. I looked at that before deciding to test out the...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   12-07-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,123
Posted By pennynike1
Just something to keep in mind, the c300z is a...

Just something to keep in mind, the c300z is a fairly large speaker compared to the c200. The c200 also has a wider vertical dispersion pattern, but a 90 hz frequency response. The c300z is supposed...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-05-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 1,658
Views: 67,165
Posted By pennynike1
Thanks Selden

Thank you very much for providing the screen shots Selden! I was able to get things working last night. A move playing DTS Master Audio and TrueHD are now auto-detecting. I will be accessing the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-05-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 1,658
Views: 67,165
Posted By pennynike1
Thanks Roger and Peter for the input. I went...

Thanks Roger and Peter for the input. I went over all the setting again and I realized that that despite the Playstation 3 indicating it was outputting a DTS HD Signal from the blu ray player, the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-04-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 1,658
Views: 67,165
Posted By pennynike1
I am perplexed as well

I was experimenting yesterday with the movie Oz, and I didn't try other sources than that last night. I am going to fiddle with TrueHD and LPCM tracks tonight, along with trying to get the Marantz...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-04-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 1,658
Views: 67,165
Posted By pennynike1
Thanks Roger. I will experiment more with it...

Thanks Roger. I will experiment more with it tonight. I hooked up surround speakers last night and realized that the AV7702 was in Stereo mode, despite having selected DTS 7.1 HD Master Audio on...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-04-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 1,658
Views: 67,165
Posted By pennynike1
Movie button tried last night

I attempted that last night Selden. I was able to figure out on my own that to cycle the different surround modes you push the "Movie" button located on the bottom left of the remote control to...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-04-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 1,658
Views: 67,165
Posted By pennynike1
Does the Marantz not auto-select audio content? ...

Does the Marantz not auto-select audio content?


Anyone have any tips for getting the AV7702 to play the standard DTS Master Audio 7.1? I am finding that it doesn't auto-select like I expected...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   12-04-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 19,297
Views: 1,218,766
Posted By pennynike1
Scenes to be sure to check out in Oz: The...

Scenes to be sure to check out in Oz:


The Tornado as Oz is fleeing the circus near the beginning of the film;
The gigantic flying monkey when Oz and Evanora are hiding underneath the tree;
The...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   12-03-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 19,297
Views: 1,218,766
Posted By pennynike1
Flawed poll

I have a feeling that the people who voted either didn' hear Oz at all or hadn't heard Oz on a capable system. The bass is super-intense and blows Oblivion and Olympus Has Fallen out of the water. ...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   12-03-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 19,297
Views: 1,218,766
Posted By pennynike1
I would love to know how Oz The Great And...

I would love to know how Oz The Great And Powerful is only considered a 4.5 star movie. It is among the top bass movies I have ever heard without question!
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