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Forum: Speakers   01-24-2015, 06:39 PM
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Posted By buzzy_
No, they had a lot to do with ruining the theater...

No, they had a lot to do with ruining the theater experience. For example, forcing the audience to sit through ads to see a movie. (And I don't mean trailers, I mean the ads.)
Forum: Speakers   01-24-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 123
Posted By buzzy_
The Mirage is a better quality speaker, though...

The Mirage is a better quality speaker, though this is the least expensive line Mirage ever made AFAIK. It also will have better low end response and better power handling and sensitivity. But that...
Forum: Speakers   01-10-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,215
Posted By buzzy_
Those are actually pretty good for what they are....

Those are actually pretty good for what they are. The best selling Bluetooth speaker on Amazon. Great for listening to podcasts, internet radio, and a little music from your phone. Small enough...
Forum: Speakers   01-03-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 98
Posted By buzzy_
A Bluetooth or Airplay speaker, depending on (1)...

A Bluetooth or Airplay speaker, depending on (1) how committed you are to iOS and (2) how good your Wifi is where you plan to use it (remember that with Airplay both the source and the speaker have...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   12-19-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 517
Views: 9,385
Posted By buzzy_
Of course vinyl sounds better ... because it's...

Of course vinyl sounds better ... because it's the sound of a ringing cash register, if you're selling vinyl and turntables. The current cycle of making vinyl seem cool is a marketing campaign,...
Forum: Speakers   12-19-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 365
Posted By buzzy_
In case it isn't clear, remember that it's only a...

In case it isn't clear, remember that it's only a good deal if you get something you like. So you might want to figure what you need before you start shopping.

A few things:

1. Do you buy...
Forum: Speakers   12-18-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 217
Posted By buzzy_
The blanket statement above about Heos > Sonos...

The blanket statement above about Heos > Sonos turns out to need a qualification ... if someone's needs are the same as yours.

These things aren't actually on most people's list of...
Forum: Speakers   12-18-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,710
Posted By buzzy_
Ignore all the discussion of reference level. ...

Ignore all the discussion of reference level. It's not helpful. Just think - loud vs. not so loud.

"High end" is too ambiguous to be useful but ...

Whether you'll notice a difference...
Forum: Speakers   12-12-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,366
Posted By buzzy_
Yeah, I was waiting for someone to bring #1...

Yeah, I was waiting for someone to bring #1 (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) up. You pass the test by actually reading the info. But, if you look at the...
Forum: Speakers   12-12-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,366
Posted By buzzy_
The question was, is it worth having good...

The question was, is it worth having good speakers if you use well-encoded mp3s as a source? The answer is, absolutely yes.

You insist you know that - but then go on to say something broad that...
Forum: Speakers   12-10-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,366
Posted By buzzy_
Trained listeners and engineers in an ideal...

Trained listeners and engineers in an ideal listening room could not distinguish 320 kbps audio from CD. One of many studies like this:...
Forum: Speakers   12-10-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,366
Posted By buzzy_
This gets mis-used a lot around here. As...

This gets mis-used a lot around here. As discussed in other threads, diminishing returns start in at about $50 a pair. Every $50 you spend after that gets you less and less increase in sound...
Forum: Speakers   12-09-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,366
Posted By buzzy_
goldark, hopefully your answer is becoming...

goldark, hopefully your answer is becoming clearer. A well encoded mp3 is a perfectly good source, and as you know from using them the convenience and range of music at your fingertips adds a lot to...
Forum: Speakers   11-23-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,289
Posted By buzzy_
This is the key to auditioning speakers, to see...

This is the key to auditioning speakers, to see if you can bring a few pieces of music you are very familiar with and hear it on different speakers.
Forum: Speakers   11-23-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 265
Posted By buzzy_
Do you own the x4000 or are saying you could...

Do you own the x4000 or are saying you could return it? If you own it already, it should be fine. If you want a better answer than that, you'd have to describe your room and how you plan to use the...
Forum: Speakers   11-23-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 99
Posted By buzzy_
The best setup is to mount them upside down, on...

The best setup is to mount them upside down, on the ceiling or 7-8 feet high on a wall. Try to keep them 2-3 feet away from a corner or second wall if possible.

They fire upward normally, so...
Forum: Speakers   11-23-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,289
Posted By buzzy_
My sense is that the Monitor Audio speakers are...

My sense is that the Monitor Audio speakers are somewhat to the warm side of neutral. And since most people really don't want neutral, they want something more like that - most people find them easy...
Forum: Speakers   11-22-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 558
Posted By buzzy_
You completely missed the point. It wasn't...

You completely missed the point. It wasn't specific to streaming music.

Maybe not. So you've added another difficult constraint to your already impossible ones (brightness, and bad...
Forum: Speakers   11-22-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 558
Posted By buzzy_
Something like that would be my suggestion. I...

Something like that would be my suggestion. I don't think there's much reason to think you'll find a speaker that meets your highly specific needs, given the ones you already tried.

There are...
Forum: Speakers   11-15-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 242
Posted By buzzy_
You might want to spend some time seeing all the...

You might want to spend some time seeing all the cool stuff that has become available since you got your last TV, rather than trying to replicate your current setup.I know this seems like the most...
Forum: Speakers   11-14-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 351
Posted By buzzy_
They do not reflect: - the configuration...

They do not reflect:

- the configuration of the speaker - it is ported, it is not sealed, so there's a minimal pressure difference
- the physics of the air moving and the amount of pressure...
Forum: Speakers   11-14-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 351
Posted By buzzy_
Maybe you didn't see the picture. It was a...

Maybe you didn't see the picture. It was a typical mounting plate attached to the back of the speaker.
Forum: Speakers   11-14-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 351
Posted By buzzy_
Exactly. Then don't give it another thought. ...

Exactly. Then don't give it another thought. Most of the suggestions here are ridiculous.
Forum: Speakers   11-12-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 207
Posted By buzzy_
No, it's just that they are about 25 years old so...

No, it's just that they are about 25 years old so there aren't many people here who would be familiar with them.

The wiring is right. Connect the wire from the receiver to one set of the...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   11-08-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 933
Posted By buzzy_
It's not something most would know. It's not a...

It's not something most would know. It's not a spec that's published much. Luckily there are easy workarounds if there is a problem.

The 12V trigger stuff is a completely confusing tangent,...
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