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Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   09-08-2014, 10:09 PM
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Posted By ack_bk
Most people don't see rainbows. My wife and I...

Most people don't see rainbows. My wife and I don't have any issues with the cheaper DLP projectors.
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   09-07-2014, 05:27 PM
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Posted By ack_bk
I picked up an Optoma 131XE late last year (got...

I picked up an Optoma 131XE late last year (got it for under $700 factoring in the $50 Amazon gift card). I got an eStar RF starter kit (emitter and glasses) for $60 as well and have done some...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   09-05-2014, 07:50 PM
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Posted By ack_bk
You are probably about 2-3 years early to be...

You are probably about 2-3 years early to be asking in the sub $3k forum :)
Forum: Speakers   07-19-2014, 03:20 PM
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Posted By ack_bk
I would talk to Dennis about calibrating the...

I would talk to Dennis about calibrating the passive smaller subs with the larger subs. It can be done, but will certainly be more complicated. You will want to do lots of measuring and tweaking :)...
Forum: Speakers   07-19-2014, 03:14 PM
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Posted By ack_bk
I don't disagree that the Hsu sub you mentioned...

I don't disagree that the Hsu sub you mentioned is a great sub for the money, especially when compared against your typical subwoofer that an installer or dealer will sell you. The subs that are...
Forum: Speakers   07-18-2014, 06:35 PM
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Posted By ack_bk
You may also want to demo some ribbon based...

You may also want to demo some ribbon based tweeters like GoldenEar and Martin Logan. Really clean sound.
Forum: Speakers   07-18-2014, 05:48 PM
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Posted By ack_bk
Have you been able to audition any of these...

Have you been able to audition any of these speakers?
Forum: Speakers   07-18-2014, 05:01 PM
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Posted By ack_bk
You are doing all the right things. Running EQ,...

You are doing all the right things. Running EQ, measuring, reading, asking questions..

Hang in there, we have all been there :)

Can you sketch your room, or post some pictures, or explain it...
Forum: Speakers   07-18-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By ack_bk
He has a 50w receiver and wants high clean high...

He has a 50w receiver and wants high clean high SPL to hit reference. I don't think this combo will get it done. Don't get me wrong, I like Ascend, but the Chane option is probably a better one if...
Forum: Speakers   07-18-2014, 02:06 PM
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Posted By ack_bk
You could make 7.x work, but I would just wire...

You could make 7.x work, but I would just wire for it (if you have not already) and focus on 5.x.

Personally, I would approach building your HT system as more of a marathon than a spring and when...
Forum: Speakers   07-18-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 18
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Posted By ack_bk
What he said. That is a crazy good deal on those...

What he said. That is a crazy good deal on those subs.

Based on my experience with sub, I would recommend getting the LFM-1 EX so you don't have regrets (meaning with subs, it is better to have...
Forum: Speakers   07-18-2014, 01:02 PM
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Posted By ack_bk
Please post your Audyssey settings. It is very...

Please post your Audyssey settings. It is very normal to have to go back after running Audyssey and make manual adjustments (crossovers, small vs large, etc). Lots of Audyssey posts/threads that...
Forum: Speakers   07-18-2014, 12:54 PM
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Posted By ack_bk
That's a great plan. Should be a nice setup.

That's a great plan. Should be a nice setup.
Forum: Speakers   07-18-2014, 12:20 PM
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Posted By ack_bk
For music these would work great. For home...

For music these would work great. For home theater, I would not use them. For home theater you want something that is angled to direct the sound towards your listening position (couch/chair) and...
Forum: Speakers   07-18-2014, 12:12 PM
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Posted By ack_bk
That's a heck of a deal. They are using some...

That's a heck of a deal. They are using some very nice components too. Interesting... Thanks for posting..
Forum: Speakers   07-18-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By ack_bk
The waveguide speakers I linked to, IMHO, are a...

The waveguide speakers I linked to, IMHO, are a nice jump over the Klipsch RF82. There are lots of guys that have really nice home theaters using those waveguide kits who come from expensive...
Forum: Speakers   07-18-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 18
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Posted By ack_bk
I have bought a number of refurbished products...

I have bought a number of refurbished products from Accessories4less but, unfortunately, the last purchase (Denon receiver) has been a nightmare. Long story short, the refurbished receiver came to...
Forum: Speakers   07-18-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 15
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Posted By ack_bk
Sounds to me like you are looking for high...

Sounds to me like you are looking for high senstivity, high SPL speakers. Lots of threads on it. If you are not afraid to assemble some kits and paint them this can easily be done for under $1K.
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Forum: Speakers   07-18-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By ack_bk
Are you handy at all? If so, for your budget you...

Are you handy at all? If so, for your budget you could do a killer DIY speaker and sub build that would be superior to anything you can buy for the money.
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Forum: Speakers   07-18-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 223
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Posted By ack_bk
Where is this (media room) room located in your...

Where is this (media room) room located in your house? Do you have shared walls with your neighbors (condo/townhouse?)

I have a decently treated room (basement) and I can play pretty flat to 15hz...
Forum: Speakers   07-17-2014, 09:46 PM
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Posted By ack_bk
Look for the CEA-2010 measurements. Based on...

Look for the CEA-2010 measurements. Based on your description, I think Seaton and JTR subs would be overkill. Honestly, consider starting with a single Rythmik or PB-13. But if it was me, based on...
Forum: Speakers   07-17-2014, 09:36 PM
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Posted By ack_bk
Ah, that explains it, I was thinking this was for...

Ah, that explains it, I was thinking this was for home theater. Yes, you definitely don't want the UIW RCS series for that :)
Forum: Speakers   07-17-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By ack_bk
Are you using these speakers primarily for movies...

Are you using these speakers primarily for movies or music? Is your ceiling sloped at all?
Forum: Speakers   07-17-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 6,653
Posted By ack_bk
I owned a VTF-15H. It is a solid sub. I think...

I owned a VTF-15H. It is a solid sub. I think two of the PSA subs for under $2900 shipped is a better deal, but you are spot on with regards to resale. I sold mine within days of putting it up for...
Forum: Speakers   07-17-2014, 04:24 PM
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Posted By ack_bk
Seems like a great plan. You could also start...

Seems like a great plan. You could also start with one sub if it stretches past your $1500 per sub budget, but I would also consider PSA, SVS, Hsu, and Rythmik. You can easily get multiples in that...
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