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Forum: Speakers   07-25-2016, 02:17 PM
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Posted By batpig
Can't say that I have, never owned the VS...

Can't say that I have, never owned the VS surrounds but did use a pair of C-R3 for a while which is the same basic design. I had them sort of directly to the sides but now have direct-firing...
Forum: Speakers   07-25-2016, 01:02 PM
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Posted By batpig
You can always email Triad with the serial...

You can always email Triad with the serial numbers and pics and they will tell you what vintage they are.

The Classics vs more modern design should be easy to determine as the older ones used a...
Forum: Speakers   07-25-2016, 11:52 AM
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Posted By batpig
It honestly doesn't work like that. You aren't...

It honestly doesn't work like that. You aren't going to find any parallels across the lines.

Energy (and Mirage) is a completely separate brand that had decades of history prior to the Klipsch...
Forum: Speakers   07-25-2016, 11:49 AM
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Posted By batpig
What a score!! $350 for all five speakers?? ...

What a score!! $350 for all five speakers?? That setup had an msrp of around $4k!!



The Takes are OK but they aren't really up to the same caliber of the RC's, and they are obviously MUCH...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-22-2016, 03:20 PM
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Posted By batpig
I have to point out that Dolby-enabled up-firing...

I have to point out that Dolby-enabled up-firing speakers will be a disaster in this room. The ceiling height and angle will ruin the effectiveness of the up-firing modules. At best he will get...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-22-2016, 02:25 PM
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Posted By batpig
Shhhhh. I'm just about to get started on...

Shhhhh. I'm just about to get started on acoustic treatment.... :p
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-22-2016, 02:16 PM
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Posted By batpig
If the WAF won't work for the forward/lower side...

If the WAF won't work for the forward/lower side surrounds, then I would just go with 5.1.4 with the side speakers above the door on the right side and above the bay window on the right. Not optimal...
Forum: Speakers   07-22-2016, 01:47 PM
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Posted By batpig
300 hours break in for an amplifier? WTF?? ...

300 hours break in for an amplifier? WTF??

I'm sure if there is actually any "break in" it will just happen naturally over the course of use. You don't need to leave it on for 300 hours...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-22-2016, 01:44 PM
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Posted By batpig
Yeah, looks like it's going to be tough to do 7ch...

Yeah, looks like it's going to be tough to do 7ch base layer with the open kitchen right behind the listening area.

Where would the left side surround go? Above the windows? Or on the wall...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-22-2016, 01:40 PM
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Posted By batpig
Well you can't do a 3.1.4 -- you need a 5.1 base...

Well you can't do a 3.1.4 -- you need a 5.1 base layer to do all 4 height speakers (you can do a 3.1.2 without surrounds though).

That said, if you can get side surrounds at 7-8ft height that will...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-22-2016, 12:14 PM
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Posted By batpig
so looks like you're covered as there are 7.1ch...

so looks like you're covered as there are 7.1ch multich analog inputs. So you can easily turn this into a 4ch amp for the 4 height speakers. The multich inputs are actually the best option as by...
Forum: Speakers   07-22-2016, 10:22 AM
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Posted By batpig
Agreed -- the Klipsch is already a decent 12"...

Agreed -- the Klipsch is already a decent 12" budget sub, so you should aim higher for an upgrade. My suggestion was more about looking for another inexpensive 12" sub to pair with it for dual subs,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-21-2016, 02:08 PM
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Posted By batpig
Well you can't put them on the SAME amp because...

Well you can't put them on the SAME amp because they are independent channels, you need 4 channels of amplification for 4 channels. If you have 4 channels of amplification then sure, you can do...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-21-2016, 02:02 PM
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Posted By batpig
Just in case anyone still thinks it's "pathetic"...

Just in case anyone still thinks it's "pathetic" and a "disgrace" as though D+M were conspiring to "milk the cow".... if the fact that Onkyo and Pioneer don't even have DTS:X implemented at all isn't...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-21-2016, 01:59 PM
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Posted By batpig
Good old DTS, doing the homework and executing...

Good old DTS, doing the homework and executing properly....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-21-2016, 11:10 AM
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Posted By batpig
I'm going with the X6300H personally :) Not...

I'm going with the X6300H personally :)

Not so much because I think Audyssey XT32 makes my speakers sound terrible... In my subjective experience across many AVR's, IMO it does what it claims,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-21-2016, 10:24 AM
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Posted By batpig
of those clearly "In the Heart of the Sea" is the...

of those clearly "In the Heart of the Sea" is the one for a demo. Minions is noted for having almost no overhead activity (so only worthwhile as a demo if you are going 9.1.2 with wides), whereas...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-21-2016, 10:00 AM
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Posted By batpig
Just to be clear, DS-21's viewpoint is just one...

Just to be clear, DS-21's viewpoint is just one perspective. He's someone who clearly firmly believes in not applying REQ to anything above the modal region, and also firmly dislikes how he feels...
Forum: Speakers   07-21-2016, 09:54 AM
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Posted By batpig
That's a terrific starter set!! Honestly it's...

That's a terrific starter set!! Honestly it's WAY better than what most people would consider a starter kit (e.g. soundbar, HTIB, mini Polk/Klipsch sub-sat rig, etc). I would target a center...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-19-2016, 06:24 PM
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Posted By batpig
Hate to break it to you but this is the fault of...

Hate to break it to you but this is the fault of DTS. Some brands haven't even been able to implement DTS:X at all yet, it's not some conspiracy by D+M to steal money.

Denon/Marantz was the first...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-19-2016, 10:37 AM
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Posted By batpig
I think your option B will be fine, makes the...

I think your option B will be fine, makes the wife happy and I can't see a huge difference between the two to justify pissing her off :D

I'm curious about how mismatched your speaker setup is. I...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-19-2016, 10:30 AM
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Posted By batpig
I'm not really understanding the question. What...

I'm not really understanding the question. What does "57 degree angle from my ears" mean? Perhaps a photo of the setup would help?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-19-2016, 10:25 AM
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Posted By batpig
Ah, if are willing to spend $1500 that really...

Ah, if are willing to spend $1500 that really opens things up. Lots of options.

If you want to keep it easy the SVS Prime 5.1 setup noted above is a great option -- a fantastic package for $999...
Forum: Speakers   07-19-2016, 10:13 AM
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Posted By batpig
I can't comment on sound character specifically,...

I can't comment on sound character specifically, but these are all designed for a "prosumer" cinema environment so it's a good bet they will all be clean, accurate and neutral speakers. None of...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-18-2016, 05:04 PM
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Posted By batpig
I'll try to give it a shot for you. I've played...

I'll try to give it a shot for you. I've played with it before and I do notice them missing, although in the interim I've since relocated my side surrounds a bit further back (they were nearly...
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