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Forum: Speakers   03-25-2015, 08:02 PM
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Posted By fokakis1
I have the same center in a 14 x 16 theater...

I have the same center in a 14 x 16 theater driven by a 200w amp. I have listened to the movies you mentioned at very high volume and have never heard distortion.

Try crossing your center at...
Forum: Speakers   03-22-2015, 03:07 PM
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Posted By fokakis1
Congratulations on your new speakers! You make...

Congratulations on your new speakers! You make in interesting remark concerning Audyssey. My experience with Audyssey (XT32 in my case) has been as follows: the better the speakers the less...
Forum: Speakers   03-21-2015, 09:18 PM
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Posted By fokakis1
If they are in good condition that is a fair...

If they are in good condition that is a fair offer. Those are excellent sounding bookshelves.
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   03-16-2015, 11:21 AM
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Posted By fokakis1
Correct. Horizontally, the lens should be dead...

Correct. Horizontally, the lens should be dead center of your screen. Wrt vertical alignment there may be an inch or so offset as you move further back. Check Projector Central's calculator to...
Forum: Speakers   03-14-2015, 03:27 PM
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Posted By fokakis1
The improvements you will realize will come below...

The improvements you will realize will come below 200Hz in the form of bass, impact and added weight to vocals and instruments.

In terms of soundstage and imaging you won't see noticeable...
Forum: Speakers   03-12-2015, 08:11 PM
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Posted By fokakis1
I saw where a fellow AVS'r recorded flat response...

I saw where a fellow AVS'r recorded flat response down to 10 Hz with two sealed SVS SB10s after playing with placement. IIRC, it was at an output level of about 90db. Obviously these won't play...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-01-2015, 09:02 PM
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Posted By fokakis1
Do you have a smaller tv or hdmi monitor you...

Do you have a smaller tv or hdmi monitor you could carry over and connect to the 818 in place of the Samsung?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-25-2015, 08:34 PM
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Posted By fokakis1
They would both be active. And, to my surprise I...

They would both be active. And, to my surprise I find that I get a crisper, sharper picture on my pj by bypassing the 818 altogether as compared with source direct mode.
Forum: Speakers   02-22-2015, 10:53 AM
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Posted By fokakis1
804D2s, 686S2s, HTM61S2, and Onkyo 818. ...

804D2s, 686S2s, HTM61S2, and Onkyo 818.

http://www.avsforum.com/forum/209-audio-gear/1904209-fs-b-w-804d2-diamond-pair-rosenut-more.html#post32003041
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Forum: Speakers   02-21-2015, 09:38 PM
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Posted By fokakis1
If anyone is interested I have several B&W...

If anyone is interested I have several B&W speakers for sale in the classifieds this weekend.
Forum: Audio Gear   02-21-2015, 01:48 PM
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Posted By fokakis1
FS: Onkyo TX-NR818 + more

I have for sale a used Onkyo TX-NR818. This AVR offers 9.2 processing, 7x135W, and Audyssey XT32. I purchased it brand new (not open box) from OneCall less than two years ago. It is in excellent...
Forum: Audio Gear   02-21-2015, 12:56 PM
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Posted By fokakis1
FS: B&W 804D2 Diamond Pair in Rosenut + more

I have for sale a pair of newly used Bowers & Wilkins 804D2 Diamond speakers in Rosenut. These were purchased brand new directly from B&W less than a year ago. These are in "like new" condition...
Forum: Speakers   02-18-2015, 08:02 PM
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Posted By fokakis1
The CM10 is an excellent speaker representing...

The CM10 is an excellent speaker representing great value. You will not be disappointed.

That being said, if you can afford a pair of 80XD2 I would encourage you to do so. They are the next...
Forum: Speakers   02-13-2015, 09:21 PM
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Posted By fokakis1
I absolutely agree with this assessment. And not...

I absolutely agree with this assessment. And not just for the 684's, but for all of the 6 series models. To my ears the improvements are not subtle.
Forum: Speakers   01-12-2015, 06:42 PM
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Posted By fokakis1
Set to 80hz. Berland's advice is spot on. You...

Set to 80hz. Berland's advice is spot on. You stand to gain nothing by having your speakers produce the sub-bass rather than the subwoofer. In addition, you really start to tax the power of your...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   01-04-2015, 09:20 PM
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Posted By fokakis1
This should do it, and for a great price: ...

This should do it, and for a great price:

http://m.ebay.com/itm/201089509983?nav=SEARCH
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   01-03-2015, 08:03 PM
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Posted By fokakis1
You have several options. You could run hdmi...

You have several options. You could run hdmi straight to the pj and use optical for audio to the avr. The downside is that you would lose uncompressed hd audio.

You could look for a splitter...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   01-03-2015, 05:08 PM
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Posted By fokakis1
An affordable solution would be to purchase a...

An affordable solution would be to purchase a blu-ray player with dual hdmi outputs. I think I paid $65 for my Panasonic bdp350 last year.
Forum: Speakers   01-02-2015, 07:58 PM
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Posted By fokakis1
I think that moving the center from the cabinet...

I think that moving the center from the cabinet to a stand where it has room to breathe is a good start. Placement is very important, and though it may not be the final solution it certainly is a...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   01-02-2015, 06:16 PM
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Posted By fokakis1
If (a) your receiver is not hdmi 1.4 spec and/or...

If (a) your receiver is not hdmi 1.4 spec and/or (b) your splitter is not 1.4 compliant you will not get 3D to work. Period.

Connect the Playstation directly to the projector (no splitter or...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   12-30-2014, 08:01 PM
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Posted By fokakis1
Correct. The handshake with your AVR will not...

Correct. The handshake with your AVR will not allow 3D to pass. Try disconnecting the hdmi to the AVR. Power everything off and back on again, then try your 3D movie.

This is not a solution,...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   12-28-2014, 08:27 PM
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Posted By fokakis1
I have a dedicated theater with controlled...

I have a dedicated theater with controlled lighting and lots of black felt and velvet. Yes, the 3020 is bright but switching to eco mode while the bulb is young settles it right in. The extra lumens...
Forum: Speakers   12-26-2014, 08:43 PM
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Posted By fokakis1
It is my understanding that nothing changed...

It is my understanding that nothing changed sonically on the CM10 to the S2. The CM6 is a great speaker, but having heard both I would take the CM10. I would qualify that by saying to me the CM10s...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-25-2014, 09:59 AM
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Posted By fokakis1
Does your setup involve an incoming coax for...

Does your setup involve an incoming coax for cable/satellite? As an installer I have found many situations where a hum/buzz was introduced in to a system. Many came after adding a component, such...
Forum: Speakers   12-25-2014, 09:55 AM
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Posted By fokakis1
The only challenge I see with the shelf is that...

The only challenge I see with the shelf is that you would be limited on how much you could tilt the speakers downward. Dolby recommends the following for heights (in summary):

-They are monopole...
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