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Forum: Speakers   05-06-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 398
Posted By GIEGAR
In a similar vein, Ascend Acoustics...

In a similar vein, Ascend Acoustics (http://www.ascendacoustics.com/pages/support/contactus.html) are located in San Clemente. You could audition their Sierra speakers and also the highly regarded...
Forum: Speakers   05-06-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 27,215
Posted By GIEGAR
Thumbs up Outstanding!

Absolutely outstanding set of speakers and subs there sir! The top contender for what I call my SKI* system. :D

Just wish I wasn't on the other side of the world, I'd be around for a demo in a...
Forum: Speakers   04-30-2015, 10:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 512
Posted By GIEGAR
Thumbs up A big +1 there mate! My go-to recommendation for...

A big +1 there mate! My go-to recommendation for a $1000 front end. Very tough to beat for price. :)


Dave, the Ascend HTM-200 SE...
Forum: Speakers   04-28-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 130
Posted By GIEGAR
No, it won't make any difference to the sound and...

No, it won't make any difference to the sound and just adds unnecessary complexity. As Grasshoppers said, the DAC(s) in the Yamaha are fine. They all are... they're a commodity item these days and...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   04-28-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 338
Posted By GIEGAR
I like all the suggestions so far. A short...

I like all the suggestions so far.

A short list of mine:


How to Train your Dragon
Heat
Gravity
Kick Ass
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Forum: Speakers   04-28-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 130
Posted By GIEGAR
Akrep, what model is your TV? I'm guessing if...

Akrep, what model is your TV? I'm guessing if it's running smart apps, it's a fairly recent model. If so, it should be running at least HDMI v1.4a and will have a HDMI input port (No. 1?) labelled...
Forum: Speakers   04-27-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 380
Posted By GIEGAR
Those look great, my only concern is that, being...

Those look great, my only concern is that, being studio monitors, they'll be too analytical. It's my same concern that I have with the Adam A8x[/QUOTE]

:confused: :(

Milton, they meet all but...
Forum: Speakers   04-27-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 380
Posted By GIEGAR
Bang on the money Eli! An Air Motion Transformer...

Bang on the money Eli! An Air Motion Transformer tweeter has similar properties, yes?


How about these?

Sweetwater | Avantone Audio Pro Abbey 3-way Active Studio Reference Monitor...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   04-25-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,483
Posted By GIEGAR
Thumbs up Thanks for posting. Can't wait to see your pics...

Thanks for posting. Can't wait to see your pics of this beast! :D
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-24-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 271
Posted By GIEGAR
OK, there's three separate (but related)...

OK, there's three separate (but related) operations that Audyssey performs when you do a run: checks speaker polarity, works out the basic setup parameters, and calculates the FIR filters for the...
Forum: Speakers   04-24-2015, 12:41 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 756
Posted By GIEGAR
Yeah, and then below90hz just unloaded! :D He...

Yeah, and then below90hz just unloaded! :D He didn't mention Josh Ricci/Data-Bass though, he's must've been fooled as well. :rolleyes:


Hey TJ: There's more here:
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Forum: Speakers   04-24-2015, 12:07 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 756
Posted By GIEGAR
Fairly well I think. The sub shootout comparison...

Fairly well I think. The sub shootout comparison linked below includes both the FV15HP and VTF-15H. You can get a rough idea by subtracting 2.5 - 3dB from the FV15HP's output numbers (per Rythmik's...
Forum: Speakers   04-23-2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 756
Posted By GIEGAR
0:45 to 0:55 | Judge for yourself! :eek: :D ...

0:45 to 0:55 | Judge for yourself! :eek: :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Af5K1OcJut0


(The FV15 is the predecessor to the FVX15.)
Forum: Speakers   04-23-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 67
Posted By GIEGAR
Dfidler, please buy whatever speakers you enjoy...

Dfidler, please buy whatever speakers you enjoy the sound of most. :)

Ideally, see if you can set up in-home auditions. If you like the Focal Utopia 1038 Be's...
Forum: Speakers   04-23-2015, 05:00 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 756
Posted By GIEGAR
With the future theatre build in mind, I'd go for...

With the future theatre build in mind, I'd go for a single sub now with a view to second one when the new room is up and running. You'll be able to go wild with a higher performing LCR setup that...
Forum: Speakers   04-23-2015, 04:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 87
Posted By GIEGAR
Good to know. The Imagines are very nice...

Good to know. The Imagines are very nice speakers.


I think so. They appear to be very well engineered and are mostly held in high regard. I respect Audioholic's detailed reviews (which...
Forum: Speakers   04-22-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 87
Posted By GIEGAR
Dryasanne, your requirements are mutually...

Dryasanne, your requirements are mutually exclusive. You're not going to find speakers that are "way better" than the minis, are about the same size and "really match" them.

In your situation,...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   04-20-2015, 11:06 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 802
Posted By GIEGAR
G_S, you might find this article useful:...

G_S, you might find this article useful: http://redspade-audio.blogspot.com.au/2010/06/active-options.html.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-20-2015, 10:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 271
Posted By GIEGAR
While there may have been some minor cleaning up...

While there may have been some minor cleaning up of signal by going balanced, the vast majority of what you're experiencing is due to expectation bias (among others) and the thrill of new a new bit...
Forum: Speakers   04-20-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 116
Posted By GIEGAR
That is a terrific set of speakers! The Ascend...

That is a terrific set of speakers! The Ascend SE's have a price/performance ratio that's very tough to beat. :)

The power figures you've quoted are maximum continuous and short term power...
Forum: Speakers   04-18-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 1,018
Views: 110,276
Posted By GIEGAR
Not necessarily (or as much as you might think.) ...

Not necessarily (or as much as you might think.) ;)

This is one of several benefits of an active speaker: Better Bass due to the designer having the ability to apply variable voltage drive to the...
Forum: Speakers   04-18-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,400
Posted By GIEGAR
I've heard a few positive comments from the...

I've heard a few positive comments from the fairer sex about the looks of the PSB Imagine (http://www.psbspeakers.com/products/imagine) series due to their slim profile, curved cabinets and real wood...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-18-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 271
Posted By GIEGAR
If you've already got a "clean" signal, the...

If you've already got a "clean" signal, the answer is no. Balanced connections are designed to reject extraneous noise/hum from the system over long cable runs. Over your 2.5m distance, it's...
Forum: Speakers   04-18-2015, 03:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 137
Posted By GIEGAR
No problem tj. :) I can certainly understand...

No problem tj. :)

I can certainly understand your hesitance given your great speakers, and commend you on reading up on the issue and drawing your own conclusions.

Please keep us updated on...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-17-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 83
Posted By GIEGAR
At that price point, give some serious...

At that price point, give some serious consideration to the Hsu Research VTF-3 MK5 HP (http://www.hsuresearch.com/products/vtf-3mk5HP.html) when the time comes. With variable tuning options, 2000W...
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