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Forum: Speakers   11-22-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By grasshoppers
That is a good choice. ^^^ I based my...

That is a good choice. ^^^ I based my recommendation
On the speakers I bought for my daughter. The PSB
Sound very good.

Orignal price was over a grand$,

Just wanted to get you started...
Forum: Speakers   11-22-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 67
Posted By grasshoppers
Couple of things... That is a pretty big...

Couple of things...

That is a pretty big room..will be hard to
Get good bass in there with your budget.

Don't really understand if you want new towers
Or smaller bookshelf speakers and a...
Forum: Speakers   11-22-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 50
Posted By grasshoppers
Here is a nice entry level system-free shipping. ...

Here is a nice entry level system-free shipping.

http://www.audioadvisor.com/prodinfo.asp?number=PBALHT1

I think the shipping is about $60....
Forum: Speakers   11-22-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 711
Posted By grasshoppers
Steve...Steve...you are so "old school"...I love...

Steve...Steve...you are so "old school"...I love it!
I admire your dogged persistence on your stance,
But I will have to side with the other posters and
Suggest that the OP get an AVR.

I had...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-22-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 3,307
Views: 243,832
Posted By grasshoppers
Try lowering the room gain.

Try lowering the room gain.
Forum: Speakers   11-22-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 241
Posted By grasshoppers
I also have a set of Paradigm SE speakers. Now...

I also have a set of Paradigm SE speakers.
Now discontinued and on close out pricing.
With your budget you could get the Towers,
Center and a pair of the bookshelf speakers.
...
Forum: Speakers   11-22-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 241
Posted By grasshoppers
Very highly regarded towers..one ribbon,one dome....

Very highly regarded towers..one ribbon,one dome.
Both fit your width requirement.

I have experience with the Ascend Sierra One,
Very fine bookshelf speaker.

At the upper range of your budget...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-21-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 90
Posted By grasshoppers
Your off to a good start. Don't see anything ...

Your off to a good start. Don't see anything
Wrong with your "plan"!

You don't have to spend a lot of money on
Surrounds...mostly just whiz,bang whoosh effects.

Check out Craigslist for some...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-21-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 151
Posted By grasshoppers
Yeah, I got hammered pretty good in a thread...

Yeah, I got hammered pretty good in a thread suggesting
Separate power amps for Klipsch speakers. After looking
At the specs (8ohm & 100db sensitivity) I declared emphatically
That the separate...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-21-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 151
Posted By grasshoppers
I have read on this forum that some Klipsch ...

I have read on this forum that some Klipsch
Speakers have nasty impedence swings. Dipping
As low as 2 or 3 Ohms! This could be the problem.
Too much for the AVR to handle.

Maybe try a higher...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-18-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 280
Posted By grasshoppers
If you are running IOS 8 on your iPod You need...

If you are running IOS 8 on your iPod
You need to swipe up from the bottom
Of the screen and turn on AirPlay manually.
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   11-17-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 7,207
Views: 506,104
Posted By grasshoppers
Man, that is so tempting...is there a better ...

Man, that is so tempting...is there a better
Sub out there for $449 SHIPPED?

I'm 2 weeks into a new sub for my bedroom,
SVS SB2000 paid $619 shipped...ughh.

Thoughts?
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   11-16-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 343
Posted By grasshoppers
I would run the Revel as a seperate zone off of...

I would run the Revel as a seperate zone off of the
Onkyo. That AVR is as good as an entry level stereo
Amp.

I would not replace the existing left/right with the
Revel. They won't match up...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-16-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 100
Posted By grasshoppers
The Monitor Audio speakers are easy to drive. ...

The Monitor Audio speakers are easy to drive.
They don't need a lot of power to play clean
And loud.

Your NAD 370 has been tested to put out 170
Watts...50 watts above its rating. By doubling...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   11-16-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 343
Posted By grasshoppers
OP..didn't know if you saw this. I would look at...

OP..didn't know if you saw this. I would look at getting
A pair of nice speakers for music listening. All quality
Made amps (like your Onkyo and the NAD) should have
An identical "sound". You...
Forum: Speakers   11-16-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 459
Posted By grasshoppers
IMHO you should listen to those Klipsch speakers...

IMHO you should listen to those Klipsch speakers first...
Their horn tweeter is not for everyone...they can be described
As very bright by some. Of course they can play very loud.
Forum: Speakers   11-15-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 139
Posted By grasshoppers
And why do you think this is true in the OP's...

And why do you think this is true in the OP's case?
As far as what I read he did not change out
The cables for anything "high end".

He simply re routed and removed a possible short,
Nothing...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   11-15-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 16,971
Views: 1,325,823
Posted By grasshoppers
You are probably right...the Rythmik would ...

You are probably right...the Rythmik would
Definitely out perform the built in subs in his
Speakers IF the sub, of course, is properly placed.

Still, maybe in the OP's case it is good to run the...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   11-15-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 343
Posted By grasshoppers
I think this is the OP's system? ...

I think this is the OP's system?

http://www.teufelaudio.co.uk/home-cinema-thx/system-5-thx-select-2-certified-5.2-cinema-set-p152.html
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   11-15-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 343
Posted By grasshoppers
LOL...the point I was making is that good...

LOL...the point I was making is that good speakers
For HT may not cut it for critical music listening.
I also agree with your statement that a speaker that
Sounds good for music will sound good...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   11-15-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 16,971
Views: 1,325,823
Posted By grasshoppers
I was going to say that, but his speakers...

I was going to say that, but his speakers actually
Have built in powered subwoofers. Maybe a lower
X-over point?
Forum: Speakers   11-15-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 139
Posted By grasshoppers
I've never encountered it...I just keyed in on...

I've never encountered it...I just keyed in on the fact
That you noticed the noise AFTER you ran Audyssey.

PS-I'm glad you got the B&W speakers...I remember you
Posting about being unhappy...
Forum: Speakers   11-15-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 139
Posted By grasshoppers
Manually turn of Audyssey and see if problem ...

Manually turn of Audyssey and see if problem
Persists. If it stops then redo audyssey.

Hdmi is not likely the problem.

You need to try different sources,even
Different media. (Dvd,cd,blu-Ray)...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-15-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,360
Posted By grasshoppers
I don't know if this can be done. Is it possible...

I don't know if this can be done. Is it possible to
Program a power down sequence that sets the Yammy
To HDMI 1?

The only other thing is to switch to hdmi 1 when
You power Dow manually.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-15-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 150
Posted By grasshoppers
I've noticed many Polk speaker owners report and ...

I've noticed many Polk speaker owners report and
Even encourage adding external amplification to
Make them sound better. Seems to me you shouldn't
Have to spend $800 on an Emotiva to get a $1500...
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