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Forum: 2 Channel Audio   02-15-2012, 08:19 AM
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Posted By roark
Quote:Originally Posted by Summa...

Quote:Originally Posted by Summa http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21647517)

Just wanted to chime in with some feedback on the Atrio FutureSonics...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   02-06-2012, 03:49 PM
Replies: 1,210
Views: 125,998
Posted By roark
Quote:Originally Posted by Summa...

Quote:Originally Posted by Summa http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21596988)

I'm in the process of ordering a Meier Corda Jazz, but I have to say,...
Forum: Speakers   02-02-2012, 03:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 17,765
Posted By roark
Quote:Originally Posted by Remonster...

Quote:Originally Posted by Remonster http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21578398)

I was very interested in the Emotivas linked above (Airmotivs) so...
Forum: Speakers   12-29-2011, 12:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,111
Posted By roark
Well as I wrote I have seen many more posts...

Well as I wrote I have seen many more posts advising to spend most of budget on speakers but I have seen several in the last few weeks besides commsysman that share the opposite view. So I am not...
Forum: Speakers   12-29-2011, 09:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,158
Posted By roark
Hi, I just got the Audioengine A2's a couple of...

Hi, I just got the Audioengine A2's a couple of weeks ago based on many recommendations here and elsewhere and really like them. I am not using them where I had intended which was nearfield and on a...
Forum: Speakers   12-29-2011, 08:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,111
Posted By roark
"The Dynaudio X12 and X16 are two of the...

"The Dynaudio X12 and X16 are two of the finest-sounding speakers on the planet for their size, but if your total budget is only $2k, you are not going to be able to buy the kind of amplifier to do...
Forum: Speakers   12-28-2011, 12:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,546
Posted By roark
Thanks for the replies thus far but I have a...

Thanks for the replies thus far but I have a couple of follow ups:

That link in the 1st reply to the Ascend forums was good but in the last post in that thread Dave at Ascend writes in answer to...
Forum: Speakers   12-28-2011, 09:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,546
Posted By roark
Hi, I have seen and read so many rave reviews of...

Hi, I have seen and read so many rave reviews of the Ascend Sierra's but have seen much less about the Ascend CMT340 or CBM170. Do those others have a similar sound to the Sierra's? Or are they very...
Forum: Speakers   12-27-2011, 12:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,444
Posted By roark
I just got the Audioengine A2 a couple of weeks...

I just got the Audioengine A2 a couple of weeks ago and really like them too. I actually am not using them where I had intended but the sound felt so "big" that I tried them in my living room right...
Forum: Speakers   12-14-2011, 08:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,582
Posted By roark
Hi, Has anyone heard the new Airmotiv...

Hi,

Has anyone heard the new Airmotiv powered speakers from Emotiva? If so I was wondering what you thought of them and also how they compared to the Audioengine(both A2 & A5) and Swan powered...
Forum: Speakers   12-10-2011, 02:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,356
Posted By roark
When you say the Airmotiv are designed for...

When you say the Airmotiv are designed for nearfield I was thinking of using them(probably the 4's) with an ipod say as close 1 foot away, probably between 1-2 feet, is that too close?

I just...
Forum: Speakers   12-10-2011, 11:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,356
Posted By roark
"http://emotivapro.com/products/powered_monitors/...

"http://emotivapro.com/products/powered_monitors/

Self powered studio near field monitors. EXACTLY what you are looking for"

N8DOGG or others, have you heard these Airmotiva monitors and if...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   12-10-2011, 10:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,048
Posted By roark
I am definitely no expert but I think this is an...

I am definitely no expert but I think this is an interesting thread because I often have the same question wondering about active or powered versus passive & amp. But I don't usually see comparisons...
Forum: Speakers   12-08-2011, 12:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,356
Posted By roark
Hi, for those that recommended the RC10's do you...

Hi, for those that recommended the RC10's do you prefer them to the PSB Alpha B1's?

Also, do you think the RC10's on their own with no sub have as much bass as the A5's?

And would you consider...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   12-07-2011, 11:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,165
Posted By roark
"Yes, they sound fantastic. They are powered, so...

"Yes, they sound fantastic. They are powered, so no amp needed. Yes, i do (actually, did) own them...and i loved them. Sturdy, beautiful, and plenty of power."

jaeelarr, regarding the Audioengine...
Forum: Speakers   12-05-2011, 09:58 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,876
Posted By roark
Timothy91, I know you said you consider the...

Timothy91,

I know you said you consider the HSU and Bic Acoustech in a different category based on efficiency but I was curious if you have heard the HSU bookshelves and if so how would you...
Forum: Speakers   12-05-2011, 09:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,312
Posted By roark
"Psb I strongly recommend that you consider...

"Psb
I strongly recommend that you consider the PSB Image B5 and B6 speakers; they are excellent speakers at $450 and $550 on the Audio Advisor website. I find them superior to the speakers you...
Forum: Speakers   12-03-2011, 12:12 PM
Replies: 1,940
Views: 160,197
Posted By roark
"FWIW... Cambridge Audio is an excellent...

"FWIW... Cambridge Audio is an excellent company, and they make some fantastic products, but their subs are priced a bit out of line with their capabilities. At least relative to the competition....
Forum: Speakers   12-03-2011, 12:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,876
Posted By roark
Are the specs on the BIC DV62si accurate or even...

Are the specs on the BIC DV62si accurate or even fairly close? Because if so I have not seen too many bookshelf speakers that could go so low? For those that recommended the Cambridge S30 or...
Forum: Speakers   11-28-2011, 12:40 PM
Replies: 1,940
Views: 160,197
Posted By roark
"roark, I would stick with a bookshelf...

"roark,

I would stick with a bookshelf speaker that will give you bottom end to, at least, 50-60 hz and pass on the Subwoofer."

"I think any sub along that shared wall will not foster good...
Forum: Speakers   11-28-2011, 12:10 PM
Replies: 1,940
Views: 160,197
Posted By roark
"roark, I would like to add that these are...

"roark,

I would like to add that these are very good speakers for their size footprint. If you are wanting something to take the least amount of space, and at the same time, have very good sound...
Forum: Speakers   11-28-2011, 08:48 AM
Replies: 1,940
Views: 160,197
Posted By roark
Hi, I have many questions about these but I have...

Hi, I have many questions about these but I have not read the entire thread but did read most of the first page but wonder about some comparisons. This is for music only in terms of comparison. I...
Forum: Speakers   07-28-2011, 06:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 573
Posted By roark
Okay, thanks. If using a powered sub but with a...

Okay, thanks. If using a powered sub but with a stereo receiver without lfe/sub pre-out so it has to be connected at speaker level similar to how I described above with passive sub does that also...
Forum: Speakers   07-28-2011, 06:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 573
Posted By roark
Hi, I was wondering is there any benefit sound...

Hi, I was wondering is there any benefit sound quality wise in adding a passive sub to pair of bookshelf speakers? I may be able to get a passive sub very cheap(like $20) or even free but wasn't...
Forum: Speakers   07-11-2011, 12:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 602
Posted By roark
Thanks for the replies. Okay so it sounds like...

Thanks for the replies. Okay so it sounds like no small satellites are the way to go. But say between The Monitor 60's alone in a 2.0 setup or the Monitor 40's along with that Polk $100 sub in a 2.1...
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