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Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-15-2017, 08:20 PM
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Posted By Thunder240
Okay, thanks for that data point. I...

Okay, thanks for that data point.



I agree that nothing in the manual explicitly states what the limitations on the SPIDF output are. So, there is not 'false advertising', if you will. Having...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-15-2017, 11:45 AM
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Views: 316,302
Posted By Thunder240
I own a BDP S7200, and I use it to stream music...

I own a BDP S7200, and I use it to stream music from a DNLA server (Mac Mini running Kodi 16.1). I stream my music as bitstream and use the S7200 to do the decoding (in other words, I don't decode...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   10-03-2016, 07:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 174
Posted By Thunder240
Marchand XM-66

I thought I'd post this mini-review only because I recently spent several weeks trying to get information about this crossover without any luck and ultimately took the plunge with very little...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   05-21-2016, 10:14 AM
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Views: 124
Posted By Thunder240
First thing you need to do is to determine...

First thing you need to do is to determine whether the problem is on the server side or the renderer side. A data point you might find helpful is that I have no trouble playing a hi res (24/96 FLAC...
Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   05-08-2016, 01:10 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 6,617
Posted By Thunder240
Like many, I am trying to research and audition...

Like many, I am trying to research and audition gear that is only available Internet Direct (for me, I'm really interested in hearing Salk, Philharmonic, and XTZ speakers). Most ID companies offer...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   03-29-2016, 05:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 384
Posted By Thunder240
Frank Derks Thank you for your sharing your...

Frank Derks

Thank you for your sharing your insight into how one can use the EQ capability of the miniDSP to achieve better integration of main speakers and sub. I can see why that method would...
Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   03-20-2016, 11:23 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 6,617
Posted By Thunder240
From an email I received yesterday. Mods, sorry...

From an email I received yesterday. Mods, sorry if I'm not supposed to post this. I am not affiliated in any way with CAF.


A Two-Day Mini-CAF in Rockville, MD on April 2/3:
Martin Logan and...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   03-18-2016, 02:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 384
Posted By Thunder240
Hey, it looks like there are several good ideas...

Hey, it looks like there are several good ideas here for me to research. Thanks everyone!




That's good to know about the X2's high pass filter. It looks like some of the others also share...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   03-14-2016, 02:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 384
Posted By Thunder240
I appreciate you're sharing your experience with...

I appreciate you're sharing your experience with the miniDSP. I don't doubt that it will be quieter than the dbx, but I'm afraid of introducing new issues because of the additional A/D/D/A...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   03-14-2016, 10:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 384
Posted By Thunder240
Thanks aschen. I understand that the midiDSPs are...

Thanks aschen. I understand that the midiDSPs are very popular here. However i'd like to keep the signal downstream of my DAC entirely in the analog domain.

Not looking for any time-alignment or...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   03-14-2016, 10:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 384
Posted By Thunder240
active crossover for 2.1 stereo system

Hi folks,

I'm currently using a dbx 223s as an active crossover a 2.1 home stereo. Setup is as follows:

Hegel HD12 DAC (run at reference volume) -> Adcom GFP-750 preamp -> dbx 223s Xover ->...
Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   02-07-2016, 04:45 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 6,617
Posted By Thunder240
Just found this topic. I'm in Arlington and would...

Just found this topic. I'm in Arlington and would love to participate in any future GTGs.
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   11-05-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 79
Posted By Thunder240
Looking for info regarding re-capping Deftec bipolars

I've heard that re-capping crossovers is a crapshoot, and several posters to this forum have said categorically that it makes no or minimal difference. Others have claimed results ranging from small...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-01-2015, 09:47 PM
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Views: 63,078
Posted By Thunder240
Resurrecting this thread from the dead. After 4+...

Resurrecting this thread from the dead. After 4+ years of solid peformance as the 2nd owner, tonight my Power 5 finally began giving me trouble. While watching The Fast and the Furious, 4 times...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-31-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 24,703
Posted By Thunder240
If it were me, I'd start by powering my mains...

If it were me, I'd start by powering my mains with the 2-channel power amp and use the receiver's amplified channels for my surrounds. I can't speak to the Yamaha AVENTAGE specifically, since I...
Forum: Speakers   01-26-2015, 12:33 PM
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Views: 2,503,032
Posted By Thunder240
Hey dabsim, thanks for describing your mod. Did...

Hey dabsim, thanks for describing your mod. Did you ever get a reply from Sandy Gross, and if so, what did you learn?

Here is the thread I referred to on Emotivalounge.
...
Forum: Speakers   01-23-2015, 04:30 AM
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Posted By Thunder240
Hey guys, over on Emotiva Lounge (and Audiogon)...

Hey guys, over on Emotiva Lounge (and Audiogon) someone is selling a pair of modded BP7002s. In describing the mods, he says that he upgraded the caps and resistors on the crossovers to Mundorf...
Forum: Speakers   08-02-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,395
Posted By Thunder240
I agree -- although my experience with the...

I agree -- although my experience with the aascend CMT-340 SE was comparing them to the Pioneer FS52 as opposed to the Infinity Primus (I haven't heard the Primus).

IMHO the Ascends are a...
Forum: Speakers   08-02-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,022
Posted By Thunder240
Last year while I was in the market for New...

Last year while I was in the market for New towers, after extensive listening my top contenders ended up being Ascend Sierra Towers and Dali Mentor 8s. (My comparisons included the Paradigm Studio...
Forum: Speakers   08-02-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,360
Posted By Thunder240
Hey Mudslide, no question the Pioneers go deeper,...

Hey Mudslide, no question the Pioneers go deeper, and they are less expensive, but I've seen them for between 300 and 400 INCLUDING the stands on Audiogon, so if the OP is willing to go used, they do...
Forum: Speakers   08-01-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,360
Posted By Thunder240
Another speaker to consider is the Ascend CMT-340...

Another speaker to consider is the Ascend CMT-340 SE. New they go for 570 per pair, but you can easily find a used pair under 450. I'm in love with these speakers. They have airy highs that I...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-11-2013, 06:09 AM
Replies: 20,655
Views: 3,067,973
Posted By Thunder240
Right. I've got a 200wpc amp, but voltage gain...

Right. I've got a 200wpc amp, but voltage gain is only a little over 27dB, meaning that with a 1.2V preout I can only get a 50-60% of my rated power.

But I thought 2V was supposed to be...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-08-2013, 08:48 PM
Replies: 20,655
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Posted By Thunder240
According to the specs published on pg 86 of its...

According to the specs published on pg 86 of its user manual, the 3808ci has an analog rated output of 1.2V, and a D/A rated output of 2.0V. Can someone explain what this means? I *think* the analog...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   12-08-2013, 08:34 PM
Replies: 1,323
Views: 70,293
Posted By Thunder240
Quote:Originally Posted by anthony...

Quote:Originally Posted by anthony fremont http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1430959/netflix-bds-without-dts-hd-master-audio-dd-5-1-instead/720#post_24039855)...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   11-02-2013, 02:39 PM
Replies: 1,323
Views: 70,293
Posted By Thunder240
I guess I feel a little better knowing that the...

I guess I feel a little better knowing that the 2007 release only had a lossy audio track, since I was imagining that this signified that WB was joining Lionsgate in pulling HD audio tracks from...
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