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Forum: Speakers   07-20-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 843
Posted By NuSoardGraphite
Yes, that's how Dynamic EQ works, but it also has...

Yes, that's how Dynamic EQ works, but it also has a couple of different settings with different EQ. With the standard Audyssey EQ curve, it tames the highs. With Audyssey Flat, it doesn't roll off...
Forum: Speakers   07-20-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 843
Posted By NuSoardGraphite
Have you tried activating the Dynamic EQ in your...

Have you tried activating the Dynamic EQ in your Audyssey? If your Dynamic EQ is on, it has several settings you can play with. One is called regular Audyssey which is the setting where Audyssey...
Forum: Xbox Area   07-19-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 506
Posted By NuSoardGraphite
This doesn't bode well for Xbox support in the...

This doesn't bode well for Xbox support in the European and Asian territories. Is MS not expecting many sales in these territories with the new launch pending?
Forum: Speakers   07-19-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 336
Posted By NuSoardGraphite
Is it in any way possible to move the TV/Speakers...

Is it in any way possible to move the TV/Speakers to a different wall to spread them apart better? Setup is paramount, so it's always better to improve your setup and see if that improves your sound...
Forum: Latest Industry News   07-19-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,239
Posted By NuSoardGraphite
The average consumer doesn't even know this is...

The average consumer doesn't even know this is happening, let alone be confused by it. The only thing they know is that "4k" is the latest thing in TV tech and they "gotta have it" (if they can...
Forum: Xbox Area   07-18-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 16,356
Views: 472,669
Posted By NuSoardGraphite
Indeed. I would have pre-ordered a PS4 before...

Indeed. I would have pre-ordered a PS4 before launch if it had BC with PS1 and PS2 games. If they would have added PS3 games, it would be even better. I would actually consider buying an Xbone if...
Forum: Xbox Area   07-17-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 16,356
Views: 472,669
Posted By NuSoardGraphite
Backward Compatibility has been around since the...

Backward Compatibility has been around since the beginning on console gaming. The Atari 5200 had a peripheral adaptor that allowed it to play Atari 2600 games. The SNES had an adaptor to allow it...
Forum: Community News & Polls   07-13-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,368
Posted By NuSoardGraphite
Action/adventure, comedy, horror, family, sci-fi...

Action/adventure, comedy, horror, family, sci-fi and "other"

I clicked other because we watch a lot of anime in my house. and i'm not talking about my kids.
Forum: Latest Industry News   07-12-2014, 01:40 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,457
Posted By NuSoardGraphite
I have a set of Sony speakers and they work just...

I have a set of Sony speakers and they work just fine. The only one I'm not satisfied with is the center speaker. Hopefully the CS8 will be better than the CN5000 in that regard. A few posters...
Forum: Speakers   07-11-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 815
Posted By NuSoardGraphite
Have you considered the BIC PL-200? It's the big...

Have you considered the BIC PL-200? It's the big brother to the F-12 and will get you deeper. Pretty consistent down to 30hz and maybe a bit deeper depending on your room. Can be found for under...
Forum: Speakers   07-10-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 3,310
Posted By NuSoardGraphite
You don't need to go to Bose on a slim budget. ...

You don't need to go to Bose on a slim budget. There are so many options in affordable speakers these days, why go to the weakest brand out there? One can easily find affordable speakers from Polk,...
Forum: PlayStation Area   07-09-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 680
Posted By NuSoardGraphite
looks like that could be my first PS4 game when...

looks like that could be my first PS4 game when I'm ready to get my PS4 (my wife wants Dragon Age Inquisition as well)
Forum: Speakers   07-09-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 530
Posted By NuSoardGraphite
Yes, Audyssey and Dynamic EQ are always doing...

Yes, Audyssey and Dynamic EQ are always doing their thing. You can defeat Audyssey by entering a "Pure Direct" mode, which bypasses ALL processing that your AVR might be doing and drops the...
Forum: Community News & Polls   07-09-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 7,056
Posted By NuSoardGraphite
I've never heard a multi-channel music recording...

I've never heard a multi-channel music recording before. I very much want to, but I do not have a player capable of SACD playback. Nor do I have a computer capable of true multi-channel playback. ...
Forum: Speakers   07-08-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,446
Posted By NuSoardGraphite
The Sonys are brand new. Have been out for only...

The Sonys are brand new. Have been out for only a couple of months.
Forum: Speakers   07-08-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 346
Posted By NuSoardGraphite
If you want to play louder, go for speakers with...

If you want to play louder, go for speakers with a higher sensitivity. On a budget, I would go for the BIC PL-89 which is rated at 98db sensitivity. It will play loud.

of the speakers you have...
Forum: Speakers   07-08-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 530
Posted By NuSoardGraphite
If you click on the link I provided above, it...

If you click on the link I provided above, it explains what Audyssey does with the surrounds. They provide an adjustment in Dynamic EQ called "Reference Offset" that adjusts the volume of your...
Forum: Latest Industry News   07-08-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,457
Posted By NuSoardGraphite
Mini review of the Sony Core. Hopefully detailed...

Mini review of the Sony Core. Hopefully detailed reviews will follow soon.

http://stereos.about.com/od/stereospeakers/fl/Sonys-New-Ultra-Affordable-CS-Speaker-Line.htm
Forum: Speakers   07-08-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 814
Posted By NuSoardGraphite
If you think the Polk sounded better than the AJ...

If you think the Polk sounded better than the AJ Pioneers then go with the Polks. At this low price point, it's all going to be subjective personal preference and the best we can hope for with these...
Forum: Speakers   07-08-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,446
Posted By NuSoardGraphite
There's the new Sony core series of speakers. ...

There's the new Sony core series of speakers. Not a lot of reviews for them yet and we're very curious to hear from owners who try them out.
...
Forum: Latest Industry News   07-08-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 13,577
Posted By NuSoardGraphite
I had read that before. I'm hoping they fix the...

I had read that before. I'm hoping they fix the IR issues in the next few years when I'm ready to upgrade again. If not, as you say, LED/LCD will remain my only real choice in flat panel tech.
Forum: Speakers   07-08-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,446
Posted By NuSoardGraphite
a $500-$600 budget is pretty modest for a 5.0...

a $500-$600 budget is pretty modest for a 5.0 system, but that gives you a lot of options if you aren't counting the Sub in that price as well. The most important thing is not to rush. Take your...
Forum: Speakers   07-08-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 530
Posted By NuSoardGraphite
This is likely your culprit. I had the same...

This is likely your culprit. I had the same problem with the surrounds in my system. They were significantly louder than the fronts and center. You need to adjust your "offset" which will lower...
Forum: Speakers   07-08-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 875
Posted By NuSoardGraphite
I've demoed a few. They blew mine out of the...

I've demoed a few. They blew mine out of the water. No contest. But you know what? Go with what you can afford and that's pretty much the bottom line.

And even with the cheapest speakers...
Forum: Latest Industry News   07-08-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 13,577
Posted By NuSoardGraphite
Lets hope so. I wanted to buy a FALD this year,...

Lets hope so. I wanted to buy a FALD this year, but they were still just out of my price range. Couldn't do it so I ended up with an edge-lit Sammy. I can't do plasma because my family would never...
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