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Forum: Speakers   07-23-2014, 08:58 AM
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Posted By GIEGAR
It sure helps! Off the top of my head, the...

It sure helps! Off the top of my head, the answer is 1W ! :D

I'll respond to this more fully tomorrow.
Forum: Speakers   07-23-2014, 08:53 AM
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Posted By GIEGAR
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Forum: Speakers   07-23-2014, 08:52 AM
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Posted By GIEGAR
I thought long and hard about whether or not to...

I thought long and hard about whether or not to respond to these posts but decided to, for OP Nanaea’s and others benefit (maybe). Generally, while containing kernels of correct advice, the above...
Forum: Speakers   07-22-2014, 10:09 PM
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Posted By GIEGAR
That's it! Curtis, the misconception likely...

That's it! Curtis, the misconception likely comes from the "...firing" expression. People think of subs as firing pulses of bass like the exhaust smoke of a backfiring engine (sort of - poor...
Forum: Speakers   07-22-2014, 02:31 PM
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Posted By GIEGAR
Talking And... another day dawns. G'day AVS friends!

And... another day dawns. G'day AVS friends!
Forum: Speakers   07-22-2014, 08:44 AM
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Posted By GIEGAR
Thumbs up ^ ^ Thanks Dennis, I appreciate the detailed...

^ ^ Thanks Dennis, I appreciate the detailed explanation. I can sleep well tonight knowing I've learned something new today. :)
Forum: Speakers   07-22-2014, 07:37 AM
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Posted By GIEGAR
That's probably fairly cautious generic advice,...

That's probably fairly cautious generic advice, but how many with those opinions actually worked out a few rough power figures based on your listening preferences? The thing is if you're listening...
Forum: Speakers   07-22-2014, 01:54 AM
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Posted By GIEGAR
Nanaea, your Pioneer will be perfectly fine...

Nanaea, your Pioneer will be perfectly fine powering the MA's at moderate levels (and higher). Those MA's Silvers have a reasonable sensitivity of 90dB/1W/1m. This means, for example, that a 40W...
Forum: Speakers   07-21-2014, 10:48 PM
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Posted By GIEGAR
No worries. The cynic in me suspects that the...

No worries. The cynic in me suspects that the nominal impedances quoted are also subject to "specmanship" these days. Klipsch always seems to quote voltage sensitivity (SPL/2.83V/1m). So if the...
Forum: Speakers   07-21-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 109
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Posted By GIEGAR
Hi Dennis. Would you mind giving a quick...

Hi Dennis. Would you mind giving a quick explanation of what the difference is? I've naively thought the two were one in the same. Is "sealed" a specific type of what's broadly termed acoustic...
Forum: Speakers   07-21-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By GIEGAR
Here are my suggestions: Speakers: ...

Here are my suggestions:

Speakers:

Option A: PSB Image system comprising B5 mains, C5 center and B4 surrounds (all dark cherry) - $630 shipped ex. Crutchfield...
Forum: Speakers   07-21-2014, 07:26 PM
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Posted By GIEGAR
I think we might be talking past each other...

I think we might be talking past each other Curtis. If you look back I only mentioned the "Imagine X" towers, not the higher end "Imagine". Unfortunately, PSB has them all on the same product page,...
Forum: Speakers   07-21-2014, 07:55 AM
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Posted By GIEGAR
Welcome to PSB ownership kianwee! Great choice...

Welcome to PSB ownership kianwee! Great choice of speakers.

Always use the 8Ω setting on the AVR. See this post...
Forum: Speakers   07-21-2014, 05:22 AM
Replies: 109
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Posted By GIEGAR
Where are you seeing almost 2 grand each Curtis? ...

Where are you seeing almost 2 grand each Curtis? The current matching towers for those PSB bookshelves are the new Imagine X line, specifically the Imagine X1T and X2T...
Forum: Speakers   07-20-2014, 11:00 PM
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Posted By GIEGAR
Hi KJ Here's a fairly recent AVS ...

Hi KJ

Here's a fairly recent AVS discussion with a couple of examples: http://www.avsforum.com/forum/89-speakers/1508123-worth-upgrading-floor-standing-speakers.html#post24127329 (start here &...
Forum: Speakers   07-20-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By GIEGAR
They'll all be fine with a T-amp as long as you...

They'll all be fine with a T-amp as long as you don't go silly with the volume knob.

A couple of my favourites in your friend's budget range are discounted at the moment:

PSB Image B6 :...
Forum: Speakers   07-20-2014, 06:44 PM
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Posted By GIEGAR
Curtis, why not take advantage of Cruthfield's 60...

Curtis, why not take advantage of Cruthfield's 60 day money back guarantee (http://www.crutchfield.com/app/support/returns.aspx) and try out the PSB's in your own room? If you don't like them,...
Forum: Speakers   07-20-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By GIEGAR
Yep, the KEF's look good. Another good...

Yep, the KEF's look good.

Another good option are the Def Tech ProMonitor 1000's at $260 each.

http://www.crutchfield.ca/Definitive_ProMonitor_1000_WH_home_theatre_satel_p/735pmon1kw.htm
Forum: Speakers   07-20-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By GIEGAR
Check out the NHT bookshelf range. Either...

Check out the NHT bookshelf range.

Either the Absolute Zero or perhaps the Classic Two in white: http://www.nhthifi.com/Bookshelf-Speakers

They also have Absolute on-wall speakers if they suit...
Forum: Speakers   07-20-2014, 06:04 AM
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Posted By GIEGAR
Any of the speakers we're recommending will...

Any of the speakers we're recommending will outperform the Klipsch KB-15's (http://www.klipsch.com.au/kb-15-bookshelf-speakers-pair/details). The claimed 94dB/2.83V/1m sensitivity is pure fantasy. ...
Forum: Speakers   07-19-2014, 10:46 PM
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Posted By GIEGAR
OK Vinny, for $600 I reckon the following 2.1...

OK Vinny, for $600 I reckon the following 2.1 setup will be extremely hard to beat:



The NXG NX-BAS-500 12" sub linked by Transmaniacon above: $270
...
Forum: Speakers   07-19-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By GIEGAR
lite2 (OP): What are your thoughts?

lite2 (OP): What are your thoughts?
Forum: Speakers   07-18-2014, 03:16 PM
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Posted By GIEGAR
Other JTR owners must relish these stories. But...

Other JTR owners must relish these stories. But believe me, those (frustrated) non-owners living vicariously through this thread also get a big kick out of them too.
Please keep 'em coming! :D
Forum: Speakers   07-18-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 256
Posted By GIEGAR
My opinion of Klipsch is at the opposite end of...

My opinion of Klipsch is at the opposite end of the spectrum to Ascend Acoustics. I wouldn't buy products from a company that deliberately misleads consumers like Klipsch do. There's a couple of...
Forum: Speakers   07-18-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 373
Posted By GIEGAR
The top of this page shows the best sub US$1000...

The top of this page shows the best sub US$1000 front end that I'm aware of: http://www.ascendacoustics.com
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