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Forum: Speakers   04-26-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 168
Posted By dsrussell
I think starting with a 3.1 system first is wise....

I think starting with a 3.1 system first is wise. Look for the best subwoofer you can afford.

I agree with darthray’s recommendation. I own the R5Bi’s and can highly recommend them. However,...
Forum: Speakers   04-26-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 182
Posted By dsrussell
I only heard the Hsu in a 3.1 and 5.1...

I only heard the Hsu in a 3.1 and 5.1 configuration, so I couldn’t tell you if the Hsu has a small sweet spot via its phantom center. A lot of speakers do, but once you add the center channel, it...
Forum: Speakers   04-25-2015, 09:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 182
Posted By dsrussell
While there is nothing wrong with opinions...

While there is nothing wrong with opinions (everyone has them), your own ears should always be the final judge. When I was looking, one of the speakers I auditioned was the Hsu bookshelf & center...
Forum: Speakers   04-25-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 182
Posted By dsrussell
First, I do not understand why you think you need...

First, I do not understand why you think you need a different subwoofer depending upon the speakers you choose. Any of those subs would be a great asset to any speaker system.

Second, to bank on...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   04-25-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 369
Posted By dsrussell
The SB13-Ultra is a strange little beast and...

The SB13-Ultra is a strange little beast and never quite gets the accolades it deserves. All one has to do is go to data-bass and you’ll see a slew of subs outperforming the Ultra in output tests. ...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   04-24-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 581
Views: 16,285
Posted By dsrussell
Did you by any chance change a couple of speakers...

Did you by any chance change a couple of speakers for this room. It was a year or so ago that I noticed your wonderful room filled with MLs. I just didn't remember seeing those big ML models.
Forum: Speakers   04-24-2015, 06:02 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 814
Posted By dsrussell
You might want to check out the following site: ...

You might want to check out the following site: http://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/category/avreceiver/home-audio/receivers-amps/home-theater-receivers/1.html They have dozens of AVRs for...
Forum: Speakers   04-24-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 151
Posted By dsrussell
Everyone would like to know that. So why don't...

Everyone would like to know that. So why don't you buy both, test them out, give us your review, then send the loser back :).

Are there better speakers under $1000. Oh, I'm sure there are, or at...
Forum: Speakers   04-24-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 4,757
Views: 202,138
Posted By dsrussell
I think everyone is familiar with this notice. ...

I think everyone is familiar with this notice.

“CONSUMER NOTICE: [Layton, Utah — October 30, 2014] RBH Sound is excited to announce it has acquired all of the rights, assets and management of the...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   04-24-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 581
Views: 16,285
Posted By dsrussell
Photos do that. Just take a photo of the Grand...

Photos do that. Just take a photo of the Grand Canyon :eek:.

I’ve always loved the looks and sound of ML ESLs. It was decades ago that I heard my first ESL (full panel, not hybrid) and I never...
Forum: Speakers   04-24-2015, 01:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 95
Posted By dsrussell
There are dozens of quality AVRs for under $300. ...

There are dozens of quality AVRs for under $300. Some even under $150. You can find them here: ...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   04-23-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 581
Views: 16,285
Posted By dsrussell
^ Very, very nice, nalthien. BTW, the Theos...

^ Very, very nice, nalthien. BTW, the Theos looks great!
Forum: Speakers   04-23-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 95
Posted By dsrussell
If these speakers are back in stock, they would...

If these speakers are back in stock, they would be a solid choice:

$225 / pair (includes shipping) EMP Tek R5Bi bookshelf speaker (formally E5Bi): http://emptek.com/r5bi.php (I own these)...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   04-23-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 369
Posted By dsrussell
Buying from a U.S. company has its pains when one...

Buying from a U.S. company has its pains when one lives outside the U.S.

Since the SB13-Ultra performs exceptionally well in my large room (and is more open than yours), it should do wonders in...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   04-23-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 581
Views: 16,285
Posted By dsrussell
That’s great to hear! Less eye rolls are always...

That’s great to hear! Less eye rolls are always a good thing :D. And we’re all anxious to see the photos.

Because your Theos has a pretty large soundstage and extends well past the speakers on...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   04-23-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 581
Views: 16,285
Posted By dsrussell
Sounds like a big congratulations are in order! ...

Sounds like a big congratulations are in order! BTW, how does the wife like your new toys?
Forum: Speakers   04-23-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 539
Posted By dsrussell
Other than not hearing dialog as clearly as you’d...

Other than not hearing dialog as clearly as you’d like, is there anything else you don’t like about your front stage? Many people, even with pretty good center channels complain about dialog, and...
Forum: Speakers   04-21-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 4,072
Views: 481,114
Posted By dsrussell
Well, I consider that a successful audition :). ...

Well, I consider that a successful audition :). Success is not always positive -- it has crossed a competing speaker (the Maggies) off the list. This allows you to narrow the field and audition the...
Forum: Speakers   04-21-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 4,757
Views: 202,138
Posted By dsrussell
It does suck. They initially said late February...

It does suck. They initially said late February or early March. We are now in late April :confused:.
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   04-21-2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 369
Posted By dsrussell
I will assume that your room is NOT open to other...

I will assume that your room is NOT open to other rooms. I will also assume that the subwoofer is mainly for movies and not music. That being said, I haven't auditioned the ML sub, but do own the...
Forum: Speakers   04-21-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 32
Posted By dsrussell
Perhaps you should also look at platform (or...

Perhaps you should also look at platform (or base) speakers. Also, there is a sound bar forum they may provide you with more help: http://www.avsforum.com/forum/195-soundbars/
Forum: Speakers   04-21-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 814
Posted By dsrussell
Most speakers shouldn't be placed on their sides....

Most speakers shouldn't be placed on their sides. It's fully dependent upon the speaker's dispersion characteristics. You must try it out to see if a non-dedicated center channel speaker effects...
Forum: Speakers   04-21-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 112
Posted By dsrussell
There will always be diminishing returns, and it...

There will always be diminishing returns, and it starts with the lowest price speakers. As prices increase, so does the diminishing return curve. I own bookshelf speakers that cost $225 a pair. ...
Forum: Speakers   04-21-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 990
Posted By dsrussell
You have a couple of threads asking the same...

You have a couple of threads asking the same questions. It gets confusing.

As zieglj01 stated, give the speaker more time. If you have 30 days, use that time to make minor locational adjustments...
Forum: Speakers   04-21-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 955
Posted By dsrussell
These are three very strong brand names and all...

These are three very strong brand names and all have created outstanding speakers for quite some time. That doesn’t mean much. Each speaker model must stand on their own. I don’t like recommend...
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