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Forum: Speakers   12-23-2014, 10:36 PM
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Posted By GIEGAR
Thankyou for the kind words dsrussell. I too...

Thankyou for the kind words dsrussell. I too have enjoyed reading many of your thoughtful recommendations over the past couple of months.

In terms of availabilty in Australia (as I mentioned...
Forum: Speakers   12-23-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,185
Posted By GIEGAR
Hi fellas. Just be aware that some on-line...

Hi fellas. Just be aware that some on-line calculators use the Inverse Square Law of 6dB of SPL attenuation for each doubling of distance from the source. (Like this one...
Forum: Speakers   12-23-2014, 08:21 AM
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Posted By GIEGAR
B&W CM10 Loudspeakers On Test, Australian Hi-Fi magazine July/Aug 2014

Hi B&W owners and prospective owners.

Prompted by a discussion in another thread with pickering.tim, I dug out the attached review and test report on the CM10's.

As is common practice with Oz...
Forum: Speakers   12-23-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 295
Posted By GIEGAR
Yes, that's right. The measured sensitivity of...

Yes, that's right. The measured sensitivity of the CM10's is 87.8dB/1W/1m. I've got a copy of an Australian Hi-Fi magazine review of the CM10's that includes detailed measurements and discussion. ...
Forum: Speakers   12-23-2014, 01:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 287
Posted By GIEGAR
Welcome to AVS! :) Firstly, I heartily...

Welcome to AVS! :)

Firstly, I heartily commend you on your strategy of going for quality over quantity for your first system. So often here we see the "I want it all now!" mentality that...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-22-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 699
Posted By GIEGAR
^ $689 shipped at the moment...

^ $689 shipped at the moment (http://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/denavrx4000/denon-avr-x4000-7.2-4k-ultra-hd-networking-receiver-w/airplay/1.html). That's the one right now!

Alan...
Forum: Speakers   12-21-2014, 09:11 PM
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Posted By GIEGAR
Mate, do you know what confirmation bias is? ...

Mate, do you know what confirmation bias is? Better look it up. ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-21-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 269
Posted By GIEGAR
Sorry. This is bass content contained in the...

Sorry. This is bass content contained in the speaker channels that (when a speaker group is set to "small" and a crossover is specified) is re-routed, summed and combined with the .1 LFE channel...
Forum: Speakers   12-21-2014, 07:32 PM
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Posted By GIEGAR
Thumbs up Welcome to Club PSB!

All PSB's speaker lines are designed to be timbre ("voice") matched so any of lines will work well together.

As Treker suggested, the Image B4's are the ideal choice for a compact surround,...
Forum: Speakers   12-20-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,478
Posted By GIEGAR
Yep, confirmation bias...

Yep, confirmation bias (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confirmation_bias) is a wonderful thing. ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-20-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 269
Posted By GIEGAR
Good post! A note though... the subs are...

Good post! A note though... the subs are calibrated to the same output level as the speakers. It's the LFE channel (not the total sub output when redirected bass is included) that gets a +10dB...
Forum: Speakers   12-17-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 743
Posted By GIEGAR
Active speakers have numerous advantages, not the...

Active speakers have numerous advantages, not the least of which is the speaker designers ability to use 24 bit/96kHz (say) DSP to execute precision crossovers and perform response "contouring" prior...
Forum: Speakers   12-17-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 337
Posted By GIEGAR
Well dammit! You're one preout short. For...

Well dammit! You're one preout short.

For a ~$1K LCR in man cave situation (zero WAF zone), three of these would've been hard to beat for clarity and dynamics: Emotiva Pro Stealth 6...
Forum: Speakers   12-17-2014, 01:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 189
Posted By GIEGAR
What's your "end game" Martin? Are you...

What's your "end game" Martin? Are you eventually going to end up with a full surround (7.2) system?

If so, (and building on what Kini62 and postrokfan suggested) you could go for a pair of SVS...
Forum: Speakers   12-16-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 337
Posted By GIEGAR
Just checking... what model Pioneer Elite mate?

Just checking... what model Pioneer Elite mate?
Forum: Speakers   12-16-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 337
Posted By GIEGAR
+1! SVS' implementation of the Prime center...

+1!

SVS' implementation of the Prime center with the 3-way tweeter-over-mid design is excellent for this price bracket. Top value at $450 shipped for piano black.
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Forum: Speakers   12-16-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 337
Posted By GIEGAR
Check out PSB Imagine XB...

Check out PSB Imagine XB (http://www.crutchfield.com/p_760IMNXB/PSB-Imagine-XB.html?tp=186) and Imagine XC (http://www.crutchfield.com/p_760IMNXC/PSB-Imagine-XC.html?tp=189). $900 shipped. I love...
Forum: Speakers   12-16-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 743
Posted By GIEGAR
Spike, you must've looked at the Catalyst 12C's. ...

Spike, you must've looked at the Catalyst 12C's. The Catalyst 8C's (http://www.seaton-sound-forum.com/post/t-h-e-show-newport-beach-2014-may-29thjune-1st-hilton-room-635-6899372) are the smaller...
Forum: Speakers   12-16-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 743
Posted By GIEGAR
Other!

Take a step off the passive speaker merry-go-round:

3 X Seaton Catalyst 8C's (http://www.seaton-sound-forum.com/post/product-listing-availability-status-and-pricing-3366417). With premium veneer...
Forum: Speakers   12-16-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 85
Posted By GIEGAR
Thanks for taking the time to do the review ...

Thanks for taking the time to do the review blazar. Although these speakers are well beyond my means, I found it very interesting.

Your writing style is also excellent. :)
Forum: Speakers   12-16-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 295
Posted By GIEGAR
Tim, I'm not sure which calculator you're using,...

Tim, I'm not sure which calculator you're using, but there could be a couple of things going on here.

Firstly, the calculator may use the Inverse Square Law of 6dBSPL attenuation for each doubling...
Forum: Speakers   12-15-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 177
Posted By GIEGAR
The speaker that really appeals to me over at...

The speaker that really appeals to me over at diysoundgroup is The Elusive 1099 (http://www.diysoundgroup.com/home-theater-speakers/elusive-1099.html) for about $450 shipped for the kit and the...
Forum: Speakers   12-13-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 131
Posted By GIEGAR
theblackangus leave it set at 8Ω and forget about...

theblackangus leave it set at 8Ω and forget about it. In short, what a "Low Z" (6Ω or 4Ω) mode generally does is engage a circuit that significantly limits the output voltage of the AVR. This is...
Forum: Speakers   12-13-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 131
Posted By GIEGAR
Sabre, dsrussell's got you covered with the...

Sabre, dsrussell's got you covered with the question about mixing impedances.

But, the main issue to point out with your example is the mixing of speaker brands across the front. Wherever...
Forum: Speakers   12-13-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 176
Posted By GIEGAR
Just plug your numbers into this calculator: ...

Just plug your numbers into this calculator: http://www.bcae1.com/images/swfs/speakerwireselectorassistant.swf.
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