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Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-03-2015, 08:38 AM
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Views: 71,033
Posted By ThumbtackJack
I've read that Sony typically does very well when...

I've read that Sony typically does very well when it comes to Edge LED. The 940C is way out of my budget, unfortunately, but I could stretch for something like the 930C once it comes down a bit in...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   03-22-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 2,217
Views: 71,033
Posted By ThumbtackJack
I'm glad Sony is focusing mainly on upscaling....

I'm glad Sony is focusing mainly on upscaling. Since that will still be what the majority of us watch, for at least a couple more years. 4K is just an added bonus now, IMO. I will definitely buying...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   03-15-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 2,217
Views: 71,033
Posted By ThumbtackJack
You are right! Do you think those original LCD...

You are right! Do you think those original LCD XBRs can still holds its own up against today's Sony XBR LEDs or will their new LEDs crush it?
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   03-13-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 2,217
Views: 71,033
Posted By ThumbtackJack
Ahh, I see. Sony has listed "plasma like blacks"...

Ahh, I see. Sony has listed "plasma like blacks" for their full array backlight 940c model, I'm very interested to see how this performs. I'm still using a 2005 Bravia KDL-V40XBR1 LCD, I can only...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   03-13-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 2,217
Views: 71,033
Posted By ThumbtackJack
Is the X1 chip also available in the 65 inch...

Is the X1 chip also available in the 65 inch version or just the flagship 75"? Sony's website states that the 75 inch offers "3x contrast" while the 65 only has "2x contrast."
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   03-07-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 295
Posted By ThumbtackJack
Thanks, what 800 series speakers did you hear?

Thanks, what 800 series speakers did you hear?
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   02-28-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 295
Posted By ThumbtackJack
Hi Swerdlow, I've seen similar comments in...

Hi Swerdlow,

I've seen similar comments in the past regarding B&W's "breakup" problem. It always seems to me that this problem is apparent on their floorstanding speakers, case in point the CM7....
Forum: Speakers   02-25-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 73
Posted By ThumbtackJack
Thanks dsrussell, you are correct in that my...

Thanks dsrussell, you are correct in that my listening position is right in the middle. I've heard the Monitor series at the dealer and was assured that the Studio is a huge step up so that's what I...
Forum: Speakers   02-25-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 73
Posted By ThumbtackJack
Which type of Paradigm Studio spkr for my room

Hi guys, I will be checking out some Paradigm speakers next month for mains use in my stereo rig. Mainly will be looking at their Studio series, notably the Studio 100s and the Studio 20s.

Which...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   02-24-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 635
Posted By ThumbtackJack
I'm only 25 and I find most popular music made...

I'm only 25 and I find most popular music made today pretty unbearable. Not only in terms of sonic quality, but also actual content. Fortunately, I've discovered loads of unknown artists through...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   02-10-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 299
Posted By ThumbtackJack
Would a transformer really make it sound like...

Would a transformer really make it sound like tubes though?
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   02-07-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 299
Posted By ThumbtackJack
Thanks guys. What sparked my curiosity was the...

Thanks guys. What sparked my curiosity was the Neko D100 dac. It uses a passive Jensen transformer instead of op amps. I did some Googling and that's when I came across some DIY'ers folks using that...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   02-06-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 299
Posted By ThumbtackJack
Output Transformer in DAC

Hi folks,

Just curious, I've seen some people on the DIY forums use an output transformer in their own external DACs they design. I know most commercial products use op-amps in their output...
Forum: Speakers   11-08-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 20,808
Views: 2,085,188
Posted By ThumbtackJack
I'm thinking of trading in my Energy RC-70 for a...

I'm thinking of trading in my Energy RC-70 for a pair of CM10 s2. I believe my RC-70s have a mid-bass bump, is there a mid-bass bump in the CM10s or are the lower frequencies pretty balanced and...
Forum: Speakers   10-23-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 20,808
Views: 2,085,188
Posted By ThumbtackJack
Hi B&W owners, I'm considering the PM1 for...

Hi B&W owners,

I'm considering the PM1 for my two-channel system. On CanuckAudioMart one user referred to them as sounding virtually identical to the 802 minus the bass. He was very pleased with...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   10-21-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 192
Posted By ThumbtackJack
Sony DSD Re-mastering Engine

I was checking out the Sony ES HAP-Z1ES high-rez music player and noticed that there is a feature which can upsamples PCM to 128 FS DSD. Is there any benefit to this upsampling or is it just some...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   10-21-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,659
Posted By ThumbtackJack
NAD, in general, has poorer reliability than...

NAD, in general, has poorer reliability than Rotel.
Forum: Speakers   10-02-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,477
Posted By ThumbtackJack
That's interesting about B&W, FMW. I've always...

That's interesting about B&W, FMW. I've always liked their sound but everyone always says that they measure very poorly. Guess it's all in the ear of the beholder!
Forum: Speakers   09-16-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 208
Posted By ThumbtackJack
B&W PM1 vs Paradigm Inspiration

Hi folks,

I am considering these two speakers but would like to know which one is considered more neutral/accurate in their presentation. I've read that the PM1 is a bit on the warmer side but I...
Forum: Speakers   07-24-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 32,039
Views: 2,930,210
Posted By ThumbtackJack
Hi guys, Has anyone here heard the 30th...

Hi guys,

Has anyone here heard the 30th anniversary Inspiration in comparison to the Studio 20? I've been leaning towards the Inspiration but my dealer doesn't have them in to audition, only the...
Forum: Speakers   07-24-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 288
Posted By ThumbtackJack
Hi Bill, from your experience is there any...

Hi Bill, from your experience is there any benefit to the dedicated midrange driver in a 3-way floorstander? I usually read things from people who say that the midrange driver is especially good for...
Forum: Speakers   07-23-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 140
Posted By ThumbtackJack
Scratches & Dents on Speakers

Hey guys,

I'm curious to see if you've been able to keep your speaker finishes relatively scratch and dent free! And if you did have a scratch/dent, were you able to treat it or did you feel it...
Forum: Speakers   06-03-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,160
Posted By ThumbtackJack
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by exriguy http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Speakers   04-04-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,706
Posted By ThumbtackJack
The Acoustic Zen Adagio Jr.'s may be an option...

The Acoustic Zen Adagio Jr.'s may be an option if you're willing to buy used. They have a ribbon tweeter and have gotten loads of excellent reviews. I'd love to hear a pair myself.
Forum: Speakers   03-20-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 20,808
Views: 2,085,188
Posted By ThumbtackJack
I'm really loving these new B&W products being...

I'm really loving these new B&W products being released, especially the CM10 and 600 S2 series.

I'd love to see them release a CM6 -- a 6.5" driver bookshelf (similar to CM5) but featuring the...
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