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Forum: Speakers   08-27-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 732
Posted By beaveav
Whew, I was just about to build an 18" tall...

Whew, I was just about to build an 18" tall replica of Stonehenge for you to put on stage! :D
Forum: Speakers   08-26-2015, 09:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 316
Posted By beaveav
^Exactly. I've seen used AVRs sell on eBay for...

^Exactly. I've seen used AVRs sell on eBay for more than a new one on-sale from amazon.com.
As Bill said above, people on eBay often don't do their homework at all.
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   08-24-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 439
Posted By beaveav
See post #24...

See post #24 (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=24) . Thanks.
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   08-24-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 439
Posted By beaveav
Post #5...

Post #5 (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=5) in this thread, which I already responded to.
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   08-24-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 439
Posted By beaveav
Lack of technical knowledge? Lack of...

Lack of technical knowledge?
Lack of understanding of psychological bias and its influence on what people think they hear?
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   08-24-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 439
Posted By beaveav
Please show where I engaged in "tube bashing" in...

Please show where I engaged in "tube bashing" in this thread, or else feel free to issue an apology to me for mis-characterizing my post.
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   08-23-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 439
Posted By beaveav
This is the answer you're looking for.

This is the answer you're looking for.
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   08-23-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 439
Posted By beaveav
It doesn't work that way. What you actually...

It doesn't work that way. What you actually heard was his room and his speakers being powered by that amp. The room and speakers probably had everything to do with the sound you heard. You can't...
Forum: Speakers   08-22-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 610
Posted By beaveav
How do you know your room is flat? (I'm curious,...

How do you know your room is flat? (I'm curious, are you using some software to measure?)

I've seen two reviews with measurements of the 948s - both European sites, I think - and one shows a...
Forum: Speakers   08-22-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 610
Posted By beaveav
You sure it's not your room acoustics that are at...

You sure it's not your room acoustics that are at least in part contributing to the boomy sound?
Forum: Speakers   08-22-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 610
Posted By beaveav
Tens of thousands of dollars of gear, and then a...

Tens of thousands of dollars of gear, and then a glass table in front of the listening position? Sigh.
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   08-20-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 317
Posted By beaveav
Post #7...

Post #7 (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=7) answers your question.
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   08-20-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 765
Views: 11,375
Posted By beaveav
I have no idea what you're talking about....

I have no idea what you're talking about. :confused:
Forum: Speakers   08-19-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 256
Posted By beaveav
Sounds like some installers are trying to dump...

Sounds like some installers are trying to dump old inventory on you and hope you don't notice. Those AVRs - and some of those speakers - are old models that have been replaced by newer models at...
Forum: Speakers   08-19-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 7,412
Posted By beaveav
Exactly. I've found that with the best speakers...

Exactly. I've found that with the best speakers I've owned, they sound more alike than different. Definitely there are some differences, but they're not the "night and day" differences people often...
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   08-19-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 765
Views: 11,375
Posted By beaveav
I think you have Kbyte confused with kHz. The...

I think you have Kbyte confused with kHz. The number 44.1 is the sampling rate of redbook CD, given in kHz, not Kbytes.

What's more, the assumption that an external DAC uses a "more complex...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   08-17-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 38,718
Posted By beaveav
Haha, yeah, I tried for years to come up with a...

Haha, yeah, I tried for years to come up with a way to measure that, but I finally realized it's impossible to measure because it's infinite and everywhere. :)
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   08-17-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 38,718
Posted By beaveav
People can be both a "lab guy" and a "sit in...

People can be both a "lab guy" and a "sit in front of my stereo" guy. I know I am. But I also know how easily flawed the sit-in-front-of-my-stereo comparisons can be (due to mismatched levels,...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   08-17-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 38,718
Posted By beaveav
I spent a good part of my career in a lab testing...

I spent a good part of my career in a lab testing DACs (I was a hardware design engineer doing audio). I never once measured "bass slam" in a DAC. I have no idea what you're talking about. What...
Forum: Speakers   08-16-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 26,597
Views: 2,381,958
Posted By beaveav
The NRC measured sensitivity is 84.2dB for the...

The NRC measured sensitivity is 84.2dB for the Ref 1s....
Forum: Speakers   08-16-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 7,412
Posted By beaveav
Can you get the track he played and play it at...

Can you get the track he played and play it at the same level he did? Like I said in an earlier post, I've had my Sierra towers for a couple years and have never seen them move anything like that...
Forum: Speakers   08-16-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 7,412
Posted By beaveav
They have a very wide output in the horizontal...

They have a very wide output in the horizontal direction, ie not highly directional at all, but a narrower (not excessively so) output in the vertical direction.

Toe in or not depends on three...
Forum: Speakers   08-16-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 7,412
Posted By beaveav
Which Dyns do you have? Focus 260s if I remember...

Which Dyns do you have? Focus 260s if I remember right? If so, I would expect the woofers to move quite a bit when playing that track at those levels.

Also I read somewhere that the Focus 260s...
Forum: Speakers   08-16-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 7,412
Posted By beaveav
Yes, I have Ascend towers and bookshelf speakers...

Yes, I have Ascend towers and bookshelf speakers - at least for now! ;) I like to buy and try different speakers all the time.

The midrange has a really shallow slope on its high-pass crossover. ...
Forum: Speakers   08-16-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 7,412
Posted By beaveav
From the measurements at the NRC, the Revel F206...

From the measurements at the NRC, the Revel F206 sensitivity is 86dB. They haven't measured the Sierra tower, but they did measure the Sierra 1 bookshelf to be 85.5dB. And my towers are probably...
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