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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-21-2016, 04:48 AM
Replies: 97
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Posted By knappster007
One last idea for you. I have been very impressed...

One last idea for you. I have been very impressed with the Auralic Aries Mini. It has an awesome DAC (same as the Parasound Integrated) and will play pretty much any file you send it. It is an...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-19-2016, 12:29 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 1,794
Posted By knappster007
One way to accomplish this is to try a Parasound...

One way to accomplish this is to try a Parasound Halo Integrated amp. It is a great two channel piece, which also has a 'home theater bypass' 'input'. When it is set in this input it acts just like...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-17-2016, 12:14 PM
Replies: 633
Views: 32,420
Posted By knappster007
New product announcement for the RX-Ax060 line is...

New product announcement for the RX-Ax060 line is up. http://usa.yamaha.com/products/audio-visual/aventage/?utm_source=ceg&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=YEC110443.

The only difference I see in the...
Forum: Speakers   03-08-2016, 05:10 PM
Replies: 33,806
Views: 3,040,949
Posted By knappster007
Oops, I meant S6's. Corrected in my original post.

Oops, I meant S6's. Corrected in my original post.
Forum: Speakers   03-07-2016, 05:51 PM
Replies: 33,806
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Posted By knappster007
Mine are on the first floor ceiling in the family...

Mine are on the first floor ceiling in the family room/theater. I just put pink backed insulation (about 4 feet length) rolled out above each speaker. Yes, there is sound in the room upstairs if it...
Forum: Speakers   03-07-2016, 03:45 PM
Replies: 33,806
Views: 3,040,949
Posted By knappster007
The Aries app runs on iPad or iPhone.

The Aries app runs on iPad or iPhone.
Forum: Speakers   03-07-2016, 12:54 PM
Replies: 33,806
Views: 3,040,949
Posted By knappster007
I have been VERY pleased with the combination of...

I have been VERY pleased with the combination of the Parasound Halo Integrated with the Sig 6s. I play them at fairly high levels for movies and music and have detected no strain on the amp or...
Forum: Speakers   03-06-2016, 02:14 PM
Replies: 33,806
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Posted By knappster007
I have the CI Pro 65-R for my ATMOS ceiling...

I have the CI Pro 65-R for my ATMOS ceiling speakers. The tweeters are not movable, and it looks like the CI Elite line have the same design. They do have a guided sound field version (CI Pro 65-A...
Forum: Speakers   02-09-2016, 06:48 PM
Replies: 33,806
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Posted By knappster007
I agree with your opinion on not liking the...

I agree with your opinion on not liking the Prestige line as well as the Studio line. I lost a pair of Studio 100's in a fire, and when shopping for replacements I didn't like the Prestige tweeter at...
Forum: Speakers   12-21-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 1,831
Views: 112,560
Posted By knappster007
I have been very happy with four Paradigm CI-Pro...

I have been very happy with four Paradigm CI-Pro P65-R in the ceiling for Atmos. Matches my Paradigm mains and surrounds perfectly.
Forum: Speakers   12-21-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 146
Posted By knappster007
Upgrading from Paradigm Studio to a Paradigm Signature Atmos System User Review

I have been a long time Paradigm fan and have, through a local retailer upgrade program owned the following: Atom, Monitor 7, Monitor 11, Studio 20, Studio 40, Studio 60, Active 20, Active 40 and...
Forum: Speakers   10-16-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 98
Posted By knappster007
Yes, I have pushed the wife acceptance factor as...

Yes, I have pushed the wife acceptance factor as far as it can go :-). So no stands with speakers on them at the end of the kitchen.
Forum: Speakers   10-16-2015, 05:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 98
Posted By knappster007
Rear Surround Speaker Dilemma

I'm finishing up a surround sound system in my family room. It is currently an Atmos system with Paradigm S6/S2 in a 5.2.4 configuration. My dilemma is that the rear of the room is open to the...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   01-13-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 516
Posted By knappster007
Thanks for the links to other music tracks to...

Thanks for the links to other music tracks to try!

The YPAO setup put the sub at -9.5db and with reverse phase. This surprised me a little because it is placed near the front speakers, but I went...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   01-11-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 516
Posted By knappster007
New Sub (SVS SB-13 Ultra) Setup and Room Response Problem/Solution

The SVS SB-13 is easily the best improvement to my home theater that I have done. That said, setup revealed some serious problems with my room. I’m sharing this to help others in the event that they...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-05-2012, 06:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,288
Posted By knappster007
I just bought an RX-A820 and it is great, but...

I just bought an RX-A820 and it is great, but with my Paradigm Studio 100's, it was a bit underpowered. Not sure if your speakers are a comparable load. That said, I just paired the RX-A820 with an...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-02-2012, 10:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 10,449
Posted By knappster007
Below are my thoughts and observations after...

Below are my thoughts and observations after some time with my new AVR and Amp.

The system includes:

Yamaha RX-A820 AVR
Emotiva XPA-3 (200w/ch, 3 channels)
Sony DVD/SACD player
Paradigm...
Forum: Speakers   07-26-2012, 12:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,588
Posted By knappster007
I bought my first pair of Paradigm speakers...

I bought my first pair of Paradigm speakers about 15 years ago. Using my local Indianapolis retailer's 'trade up' policy, that if you bought a more expensive set of speakers within a year, they...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-22-2012, 03:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,141
Posted By knappster007
The UPA-200 is 125w/ch, not 80. The Emotiva at...

The UPA-200 is 125w/ch, not 80. The Emotiva at 125w/ch (all channels driven) delivers more than the 6 channels being driven Yamaha (whose power is rated with only 2 channels driven)....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-21-2012, 09:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,141
Posted By knappster007
I just got a Yamaha RX-A820 AV receiver (100w/ch...

I just got a Yamaha RX-A820 AV receiver (100w/ch into 2 channels). So far, very happy with the functionality, but driving my Paradigm Studio 100v4 mains it seems a little under powered. As I have...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-13-2012, 06:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 453
Posted By knappster007
I've been reading as much as I can to understand...

I've been reading as much as I can to understand how multi-channel power amps allocate power to different channels, but have not been able to find an answer to the question that I have.

I just...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   07-08-2012, 03:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,326
Posted By knappster007
I'm considering a Panasonic PT-AR100U and its...

I'm considering a Panasonic PT-AR100U and its 2800 lumens for my non-man cave room. http://www.panasonic.com/business/projectors/pt-ar100u.asp
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-05-2012, 05:00 PM
Replies: 2,539
Views: 196,354
Posted By knappster007
Ya, I just did a lot of reading about passive...

Ya, I just did a lot of reading about passive bi-amping. Nevermind on the bi-amping with a single multi-channel amp. I do wonder how much better an 200w/ch XPA-3 would be over the 100w/ch Yamaha.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-05-2012, 12:52 PM
Replies: 2,539
Views: 196,354
Posted By knappster007
Oppenheimer, I also have Paradigm Studio 100's...

Oppenheimer, I also have Paradigm Studio 100's (v4) with a similar type of system. Just ordered a Yamaha RX-A820 (100w/ch) and was considering pairing this with an XPA-5, perhaps bi-amping from two...
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