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Forum: Speakers   05-27-2017, 05:08 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,937
Posted By DS-21
Are B&W overrated ? Overpriced?

People actually think the new 800s look good, with those gawky woofer rings?

I think they're the speaker equivalent of a Pontiac Aztek or the first Bangled BMW 7er.

The old 800s had...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   05-25-2017, 06:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 617
Posted By DS-21
That honestly surprises me. I would not expect...

That honestly surprises me. I would not expect $300k "hifi" speakers to be up to the level of the M2. Typically speakers in that price range are voiced by ear and sound pretty bad.
Forum: Speakers   05-25-2017, 06:03 PM
Replies: 10,419
Views: 1,062,846
Posted By DS-21
"Speaker break in" is a concept invented by...

"Speaker break in" is a concept invented by shameless hucksters to prey on the technically illiterate. It has no basis in fact. Any speaker company that hypes up break in is covering for junk...
Forum: Speakers   05-23-2017, 06:17 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,937
Posted By DS-21
Well, at least your avatar indicates you have...

Well, at least your avatar indicates you have more refined tastes than the typical B&W buyer...

(No financial stake either, except I'd like audio companies to not make junky product, so I have...
Forum: Speakers   05-23-2017, 09:40 AM
Replies: 388
Views: 30,221
Posted By DS-21
Tube sound isn't HD, mostly. It's mostly...

Tube sound isn't HD, mostly. It's mostly frequency response errors caused because they can't maintain flat response into actual loudspeakers.
Forum: Speakers   05-22-2017, 06:52 PM
Replies: 2,932
Views: 104,955
Posted By DS-21
Right on! IMO way too many people concentrate on...

Right on! IMO way too many people concentrate on the below 20Hz, but a sub's "sound quality" lies in what it does in the octaves around the top of its passband. I wouldn't ever consider a subwoofer...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-21-2017, 12:01 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,602
Posted By DS-21
I'm thinking about selling mine. I just don't get...

I'm thinking about selling mine. I just don't get much out of Atmos due to the stuff I actually listen to and watch, and I haven't had the time or inclination to get the subs set up as good as or...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-21-2017, 08:30 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 10,437
Posted By DS-21
I'm pretty sure Nord doesn't use an EI tranny as...

I'm pretty sure Nord doesn't use an EI tranny as the PS, but a Hypex switch-mode unit like this one that's a lot more complex than just a transformer.
...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   05-19-2017, 06:16 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 19,723
Posted By DS-21
It already is it seems! I asked earlier if anyone...

It already is it seems! I asked earlier if anyone could articulate a rationale for the Oppo over the Sony, and nobody has chosen to do so.
Forum: Speakers   05-18-2017, 10:03 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,937
Posted By DS-21
B&W lost the plot when Lawrence Dickie left....

B&W lost the plot when Lawrence Dickie left. Their speakers in the Dickie era (e.g. 800 Matrix line) were usually quite good, because his designs did well in the most important aspects of speaker...
Forum: Speakers   05-18-2017, 09:52 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,908
Posted By DS-21
IIRC SVS had at least one paper advocating...

IIRC SVS had at least one paper advocating putting the front on-wall heights on the sidewalls near the front wall rather than on the front wall. I can't currently find it quickly, however.
Forum: Speakers   05-18-2017, 08:37 PM
Replies: 1,596
Views: 53,527
Posted By DS-21
Do you have any insights into how its subwoofer...

Do you have any insights into how its subwoofer correction relates to SFM?

Also, thoughts on the LFE/subs balancing procedure in the manual? A big deal for home use or not really?
Forum: Speakers   05-18-2017, 08:34 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,908
Posted By DS-21
How did you place them? Front and rear (Auro...

How did you place them? Front and rear (Auro style) or on the sides?
Forum: Blu-ray Players   05-17-2017, 07:16 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 19,723
Posted By DS-21
Oppo 203- worth the premium over Sony X800 for mostly DVD-A/SACD?

I am looking for a new disk transport. I use my transport primarily to play SACD and DVD-A. I do own some TV and movie disks, but rarely watch movies on disk. I also do not anticipate buying TV or...
Forum: Speakers   05-16-2017, 12:58 PM
Replies: 1,596
Views: 53,527
Posted By DS-21
JBL Intonato 24 manual is out: ...

JBL Intonato 24 manual is out:
http://www.jblpro.com/ProductAttachments/JBL_Intonato_24_Manual.pdf

Highlights:
-Tunings for M2, 7er, subs built in
-Room correction to 750Hz, curve drawing to...
Forum: Speakers   05-04-2017, 08:39 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 3,519
Posted By DS-21
Here's what Classe writes about the amp I posted...

Here's what Classe writes about the amp I posted measurements of, with emphasis added:
"From the DSP input to the speaker terminals the amplifier portion of the 2200i is the same as an AMP2 or...
Forum: Great Found Deals   05-04-2017, 08:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,245
Posted By DS-21
Silly exaggeration. What I wrote was that I don't...

Silly exaggeration. What I wrote was that I don't want to give up information without getting value in exchange.



Thanks, that's very useful. Since I watch sports and basically never do "dark...
Forum: Speakers   05-04-2017, 08:00 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 3,519
Posted By DS-21
I don't think you're getting my point. That...

I don't think you're getting my point. That probably means I've made it poorly. So let me try again.

The short answer is, no, all amps are not "variable in design." Furthermore, whether an...
Forum: Speakers   05-03-2017, 07:54 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 3,519
Posted By DS-21
I don't give a damn how much an amp costs....

I don't give a damn how much an amp costs. Unless, I guess, it's a verified POS like the Classe, in which case I consider being expensive another strike against it.

I'd rather a reviewer use a...
Forum: Speakers   05-03-2017, 06:50 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 3,519
Posted By DS-21
The only "worry" is about the credibility of a...

The only "worry" is about the credibility of a speaker reviewer who knowing uses an amplifier with frequency response that is
(a) nonflat, and
(b) nonflat in different ways for different...
Forum: Speakers   05-03-2017, 06:31 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 3,519
Posted By DS-21
Actually...you should consider swapping out that...

Actually...you should consider swapping out that low-fi amp for something more accurate. The issue is Classe uses an antiquated Class D design with objectively subpar performance that's sonically...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-02-2017, 08:02 PM
Replies: 1,696
Views: 70,478
Posted By DS-21
Power is different, indicating different...

Power is different, indicating different amplifier modules. Believe it or not, the fact that one of them has 7 amplifier channels and the other has 11 amplifier channels is a strong indicator that...
Forum: Great Found Deals   05-02-2017, 12:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,245
Posted By DS-21
Vizio P65-C1 $1399 at Costco

I saw a bunch of pictures in that review that I neither understand nor care about, but nothing aside from bezel width about actual concerns mentioned, such as whether it will turn on/off with a...
Forum: Great Found Deals   05-02-2017, 05:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,245
Posted By DS-21
Vizio P65-C1 $1399 at Costco

They got caught for spying on device usage (which is different from spying on you) and will presumably be more careful about even that for a little bit.

I'm less concerned about opt in spyware...
Forum: Great Found Deals   05-01-2017, 05:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,245
Posted By DS-21
Is this the TV to buy if you're looking for: ...

Is this the TV to buy if you're looking for:

-A 4k TV with minimal bezel width that is no bigger than 62" wide and 36" high when wall mounted
-Turns on and off reliably with a Harmony remote (I...
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