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Forum: Speakers   09-29-2014, 01:03 PM
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Views: 592
Posted By g_bartman
I'm on my sixth pair of speakers since 1982. I...

I'm on my sixth pair of speakers since 1982. I changed out speakers as my income dictated and upgradeitis set in. I am extremely happy with my current speakers (Aerial Acoustics 7t's) and have no...
Forum: Speakers   09-28-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 1,544
Views: 131,328
Posted By g_bartman
That's hard to say. That's 7x350 with a single...

That's hard to say. That's 7x350 with a single power supply? That's asking a lot. I sometimes think we get caught up in the wpc game unnecessarily. I suppose you cound try the Sherbourn and see if...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-26-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,878
Posted By g_bartman
I'm one of the (maybe) lucky ones wiring for...

I'm one of the (maybe) lucky ones wiring for Atmos. I have no immediate plans to replace my current Marantz 8801 with an Atmos unit, will wait to see what happens. Atmos, like most new ht tech is...
Forum: Speakers   09-26-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 766
Posted By g_bartman
I've been in the Sonos club for about four years....

I've been in the Sonos club for about four years. I have a play 3, a connect and an amplified connect. The play 3 is fine for background music, the play is hooked up to my av receiver and play amp...
Forum: Speakers   09-25-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 1,544
Views: 131,328
Posted By g_bartman
I just read the htr review on the. 6t's. No...

I just read the htr review on the. 6t's. No surprise, they got a great review. I wonder if Michael would consider a bookshelf T series speaker for small space or surround duty. I know there is A T...
Forum: Speakers   09-23-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,026
Posted By g_bartman
I believe it was the q3's. You can check out the...

I believe it was the q3's. You can check out the HomeTheaterReview but I'm almost sure that was it. Obviously that does not mean one speaker is better than the other, just that particular listeners...
Forum: Speakers   09-23-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,026
Posted By g_bartman
[QUOTE=ClarkeBar;27643369]clpetersen, ...

[QUOTE=ClarkeBar;27643369]clpetersen,

Excellent speakers! I now officially have a case of speaker envy. Just read the review on HomeTheaterReview.com. Seem to be much of what the 7Ts are but more...
Forum: Speakers   09-22-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,026
Posted By g_bartman
That is a large room and a speakers output...

That is a large room and a speakers output efficiency would definitely come into play. And yes, the pro sound oriented speakers would definitely play louder. The speaker choices the op mentioned all...
Forum: Speakers   09-22-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,026
Posted By g_bartman
There is certainly a lot of debate in the audio...

There is certainly a lot of debate in the audio world about diminishing returns. Where is the price vs performance line? I drive my Aerial Acoustics 7t's with a Mcintosh Mc252 that is fed by a...
Forum: Speakers   09-20-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 1,544
Views: 131,328
Posted By g_bartman
I used to have dt 7001's as my main l/r speakers...

I used to have dt 7001's as my main l/r speakers and have since moved them to the back of the room as rear surrounds. I have always been into two channel playback more so than ht. I am still a dt fan...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   09-18-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,375
Posted By g_bartman
I've been into high quality audio for a long...

I've been into high quality audio for a long time. The vast majority of people I know could not give a s about music reproduction. It's just something to pas the time on the way to work or background...
Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   09-17-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 597
Views: 5,454
Posted By g_bartman
It's a little intimidating trying to plan...

It's a little intimidating trying to plan everything for a dedicated room. Plus, I've been working CRAZY overtime (70+ hours on average per week) to help pay for all the moving costs/expenses. My...
Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   09-16-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 597
Views: 5,454
Posted By g_bartman
Thanks Ron, Floyd and Kevin for the offers of...

Thanks Ron, Floyd and Kevin for the offers of help. We have a great group of ht enthusiasts around NEO. I'm having the builder finish the room, I'd probably take forever to diy. Gotta see how a...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-16-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 9,573
Views: 335,035
Posted By g_bartman
Thank you, that is helpful. My google search for...

Thank you, that is helpful. My google search for Atmos placement did not bring me to that page. I guess you need to compromise with two rows of seats. I bought Martin Logan in ceiling speakers which...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-16-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 9,573
Views: 335,035
Posted By g_bartman
The early reviews of Atmos that I have read said...

The early reviews of Atmos that I have read said that Atmos channel speaker placement is critical in delivering the proper sound field. With my other speakers, I could move them around until they...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-16-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 9,573
Views: 335,035
Posted By g_bartman
It would be great to have an Atmos placement...

It would be great to have an Atmos placement calculator. Plug in room dimensions, how many rows of seats and their location, .2 .4 Atmos etc and the calc spits out ideal placement. I'm in the early...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   09-16-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 185
Posted By g_bartman
I do use the multi channel mode once in a while...

I do use the multi channel mode once in a while but do the vast majority in 2 channel mode with Audyssey engaged. I'm one of those people who likes to just sit and listen to music with nothing else...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   09-15-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 185
Posted By g_bartman
Who here uses their theater for regular stereo listening?

I see a lot of very nice theaters here with hidden speakers, subwoofers etc. I will be using my dedicated room for 2 channel playback on a regular basis, all my speakers (except for the in ceiling...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   09-11-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 631
Posted By g_bartman
I'm going to be building a dedicated room similar...

I'm going to be building a dedicated room similar in size to yours. I can't recommend any of the pj's or screens you mentioned as I have no experience with them. They all sound like solid choices. I...
Forum: Speakers   09-10-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 635
Posted By g_bartman
Do yourself a favor. Check out the Aerial...

Do yourself a favor. Check out the Aerial Acoustics 7t's. I've been into audio gear for nearly 40 years and these are the last speakers I will ever buy. Also, mine are driven by an MC252 and in my...
Forum: Latest Industry News   09-08-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 9,109
Posted By g_bartman
I know, I've don't that in the past. I just...

I know, I've don't that in the past. I just really like the Marantz and I'm sure when a replacement comes out with Atmos, there goes another grand or more. (What I recoup on the 8801 and what it's...
Forum: Latest Industry News   09-08-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 9,109
Posted By g_bartman
Right, it would not be practical. Just pissed...

Right, it would not be practical. Just pissed that if I want to do Atmos, I have to shelf my Marantz 8801 which I don't want to do. I'll be wiring a dedicated theater in a few months and will wire...
Forum: Latest Industry News   09-08-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 9,109
Posted By g_bartman
This is great except I have a very good pre pro...

This is great except I have a very good pre pro less than 2 years old and I don't want to replace it. They should come up with an outboard decoder that can loop between your blu-Ray and receiver....
Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   09-08-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 597
Views: 5,454
Posted By g_bartman
I need to have a riser built for the second row....

I need to have a riser built for the second row. I don't have wood working tools (or skills) anyone recommend someone locally who does this type of work?
Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   09-07-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 597
Views: 5,454
Posted By g_bartman
Thanks Ron. Gonna be a while before I have a...

Thanks Ron. Gonna be a while before I have a better time frame.
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