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Forum: Official AVS Forum® Blu-ray Disc Reviews   05-27-2017, 10:59 AM
Replies: 47
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Posted By javanpohl
I'd be interested to know how much your current...

I'd be interested to know how much your current system reveals that Sin City noise. I tried out some Klipsch speakers and the treble was definitely worlds different from my Atlantic Tech 350s but I...
Forum: Official AVS Forum® Blu-ray Disc Reviews   05-26-2017, 08:27 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,414
Posted By javanpohl
This is one of those times where I wonder if...

This is one of those times where I wonder if there are defective discs out there or if maybe my ears or system is revealing something in the track that isn't made apparent on everyone else's system. ...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-25-2017, 02:10 PM
Replies: 9,476
Views: 559,006
Posted By javanpohl
Even with the line conditioner and the...

Even with the line conditioner and the interconnects disconnected the emotiva still gave the speakers a hiss. Going to try out the 7 channel Monolith.
Forum: Official AVS Forum® Blu-ray Disc Reviews   05-25-2017, 12:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 641
Posted By javanpohl
Finally checked this out last night. Was...

Finally checked this out last night. Was thoroughly impressed with the film itself. Quite a bit more disturbing than I anticipated. Something about it really got under my skin. Great use of humor...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-23-2017, 01:12 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,173
Posted By javanpohl
Yeah, I'm definitely looking into those specs in...

Yeah, I'm definitely looking into those specs in my search. Particularly the SNR at 1 watt (or whatever the lowest signal measurement is), which is not always offered up in the marketing material...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-22-2017, 05:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 88
Posted By javanpohl
Do I need a fully balanced pre-pro for a fully balanced amplifier?

So I've got a Yamaha 3050 avr right now and, after trying out an Emotiva xpa-5 2nd gen and not liking it too much, I'm thinking about going up another level in performance and I'm looking at the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-18-2017, 08:35 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,173
Posted By javanpohl
Yeah, a balanced ("differential"?) processor and...

Yeah, a balanced ("differential"?) processor and amp is definitely my end-game goal, one with a super low noise floor. So, amps first then a pre-pro down the line. For amps, the Outlaw 7700 is at...
Forum: Speakers   05-18-2017, 02:58 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,912
Posted By javanpohl
It's really comforting to see at least one...

It's really comforting to see at least one speaker manufacturer develop a speaker that is designed to be on-ceiling mounted, instead of in-ceiling mounted.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-18-2017, 01:15 PM
Replies: 9,476
Views: 559,006
Posted By javanpohl
So I hooked the M&Ks directly to the Yamaha last...

So I hooked the M&Ks directly to the Yamaha last night. The treble sounded significantly better, much more like the type of sound I've been loving from my past two Yamaha AVRs. However, I did...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-18-2017, 10:45 AM
Replies: 9,476
Views: 559,006
Posted By javanpohl
That's really good to know. I've been weighing...

That's really good to know. I've been weighing my different options and a few of the outlaw offerings are on my radar (the 7140, 3 x 2200, or the 7700).

Did you change anything else, like...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-17-2017, 04:49 PM
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Views: 559,006
Posted By javanpohl
Hmm, you just gave me the idea to tinker with the...

Hmm, you just gave me the idea to tinker with the amp config settings. Think I saw elsewhere someone mentioning that different configurations caused issues with the external amp, but that didn't...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-17-2017, 04:45 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,173
Posted By javanpohl
I could check on the YPAO settings, but I don't...

I could check on the YPAO settings, but I don't think that's the case. Too many reasons to state...

It appears that it is the 2nd gen. Gah! This is all so frustrating. The only reason I got...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-17-2017, 01:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 97
Posted By javanpohl
People probably aren't going to comment because...

People probably aren't going to comment because your post is so vague on what equipment you have and what you're looking for, the answer would be:
...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-17-2017, 11:18 AM
Replies: 9,476
Views: 559,006
Posted By javanpohl
So is the Yamaha 3050 substantially ahead of the...

So is the Yamaha 3050 substantially ahead of the pack in terms of background noise and hiss? I always noticed it was insanely silent (background hiss has always bugged me with prior receivers), but...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-17-2017, 09:18 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,173
Posted By javanpohl
So I just discovered a "hum" in my speakers with...

So I just discovered a "hum" in my speakers with my XPA-5, but I have a question that I haven't yet seen anyone address: is your "hum" coming from all the speaker drivers or just certain ones? Mine...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   05-16-2017, 11:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 179
Posted By javanpohl
Excellent input across the board. Sounds like...

Excellent input across the board. Sounds like these Unifis are the real deal. However, I'm still inclined to upgrade my router as well. Particularly since the one RafaelSmith referenced seems...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   05-16-2017, 10:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 179
Posted By javanpohl
"atti-fu" LOL. That wouldn't be a problem for me...

"atti-fu" LOL. That wouldn't be a problem for me as I've already run ethernet to the separate ends of the house. In a previous attempt, I had at least 3 different wifi routers (with only one acting...
Forum: Speakers   05-16-2017, 06:11 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,604
Posted By javanpohl
"state of the art"? The only time that term was...

"state of the art"? The only time that term was used was in the sentence "Using state-of-the-art finite-element analysis modeling tools, Magico was able to improve the tweeter’s performance with...
Forum: Speakers   05-15-2017, 04:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 521
Posted By javanpohl
As I was just perusing amazon for the Polk...

As I was just perusing amazon for the Polk speakers you currently have, I again came across Fluance. I suppose Emotiva isn't the only contender for a $1,000 5.1 home theater system in the...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   05-15-2017, 04:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 179
Posted By javanpohl
Advanced Home Network Set-up Questions

Hi there,

I've been wanting to upgrade my home network for quite some time and now that I have access to a Gigabit network plan for a not-too-absurd amount of money, I think now is the time to...
Forum: Speakers   05-12-2017, 04:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 121
Posted By javanpohl
Put ML 60xts on the ceiling. Go big or go home.

Put ML 60xts on the ceiling. Go big or go home.
Forum: Speakers   05-12-2017, 03:13 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 521
Posted By javanpohl
You know, I just noticed that you said your...

You know, I just noticed that you said your receiver is from an HTiB. You should REALLY upgrade your receiver before you start thinking about what speakers you want or think you need. I mean, you...
Forum: Speakers   05-12-2017, 02:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 521
Posted By javanpohl
I know some places offer that, but that's really...

I know some places offer that, but that's really asking a lot from an internet direct manufacturer.

If you can't give a certain speaker a listen before dropping some money on it, do your best to...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-12-2017, 10:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 447
Posted By javanpohl
I have no idea what you're talking about, sorry. ...

I have no idea what you're talking about, sorry. But I'll try to clear up the on-going discussion for you... If you're using an active cooling system such as a fan, you only need room for the intake...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-12-2017, 08:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 447
Posted By javanpohl
You should watch this episode of Bill Bye that I...

You should watch this episode of Bill Bye that I saw as a child where he explain that fans cool the temperature of surfaces by actively removing the heat. And maybe also talk to someone who installs...
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