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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-24-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By grasshoppers
Make sure the optical audio out is set to stereo....

Make sure the optical audio out is set to stereo.
If it is sending anything else (dolby Digital) your
Stereo won't decode it.

You could have gotten an AVR to use for only
Stereo and albums,...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   07-23-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 125
Posted By grasshoppers
And that would be the question of the day!! ...

And that would be the question of the day!!
Just looking for some input from other 2 channel
Fans...when you hang around these forums long
Enough the "what if" factor always rears it's head.
...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   07-23-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 125
Posted By grasshoppers
What do you mean by separates...I feel both amps ...

What do you mean by separates...I feel both amps
Have plenty of power for my "space".
I am a big fan of using a sub with my music and
Correspondingly bass mgmt.

Feel free to suggest something...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   07-23-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 125
Posted By grasshoppers
Upgrade my Integrated AMP to HK990?

I'm playing around with the idea of replacing my Outlaw
Audio RR2150 to the HK990 for my 2.1 music only system.

I'm looking for some input and feedback. When I originally
Set up the system I...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-17-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,121
Posted By grasshoppers
Your cm10's are not going to use anywhere near ...

Your cm10's are not going to use anywhere near
300 watts...ever.;)
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-16-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,121
Posted By grasshoppers
Was looking at the pic you posted. If I may ...

Was looking at the pic you posted. If I may
Make a suggestion....your center channel speaker
Is sitting way too low. Your not going to get good
Results from that speaker where it is. Needs to go...
Forum: Speakers   07-16-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 245
Posted By grasshoppers
Reluctantly, I must agree...I auditioned several...

Reluctantly, I must agree...I auditioned several brands
At Xmas and the Bose sounded better than the other
Brands at Best Buy. (Shudders) bought for my daughter
It paired with her phone in moments.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-16-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,121
Posted By grasshoppers
IMHO the Panamax is a waste of Money. Not...

IMHO the Panamax is a waste of
Money. Not really needed at all.
Just get a good surge surpressor.
To me power conditioners fall into
The same category of expensive
Speaker wire. I'm sure there...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-16-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,121
Posted By grasshoppers
It sounds like you are about 90% there. I'm...

It sounds like you are about 90% there. I'm curious
To what you stated about the large/small settings
And xovers in the Marantz. That's not how it worked
For me BUT I haven't purchased a new AVR...
Forum: Speakers   07-14-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,170
Posted By grasshoppers
If you don't start with a sub that has an ...

If you don't start with a sub that has an
Accurate response chances are you will
Have a very difficult time achieving good
Accurate response after factoring in room.

Rooms freq response can be...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-14-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,121
Posted By grasshoppers
I am also curious if you tried the experiment ...

I am also curious if you tried the experiment
I suggested in post #38 (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=38) , paragraph 3??
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-14-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,121
Posted By grasshoppers
If the CM8's are speced at 69hz then the xover...

If the CM8's are speced at 69hz then the xover should be
At 70 hz or probably 80hz(preferred)

Regarding bass management small speakers vs large speakers.
This is often the source of confusion!...
Forum: Speakers   07-14-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 186
Posted By grasshoppers
Just curious..does the speaker still crackle with...

Just curious..does the speaker still crackle with
Other sources? Ie-FM radio or a CD?

With "full volume" you may have blown the
Speaker. Call to Bose?
Forum: Speakers   07-13-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 30,394
Views: 2,756,204
Posted By grasshoppers
I noticed you listed the "Stylus 370-SM's"---is...

I noticed you listed the "Stylus 370-SM's"---is that the
Model with 2 tweeters per speaker??? I bet they are real
Nice. I'm curious as to how they would sound compared
To the regular Stylus...
Forum: Speakers   07-12-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 30,394
Views: 2,756,204
Posted By grasshoppers
Pappaduke, it appears we have something else in...

Pappaduke, it appears we have something else in common
Besides the SE bookshelf speakers.

I have a pair of the Stylus 470's on my patio running
Off of zone 2. Great bass response and they can...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-12-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,121
Posted By grasshoppers
The preouts will always have a signal. If...

The preouts will always have a signal.
If Audyssey set your sub at +12 then
The volume on the back of the sub was to low when you ran it. Increase the volume of the subs and re do Audyssey. You...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-11-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,121
Posted By grasshoppers
Good to hear back from you. I like your series ...

Good to hear back from you. I like your series
Of tests. I am also glad to hear that you are
Getting rid of the "Shake oil" wires. Well done.

I would like you to possibly try one more test...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-11-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 16,545
Views: 1,220,703
Posted By grasshoppers
Yep, Legairre knows his stuff, no doubt about...

Yep, Legairre knows his stuff, no doubt about that!!:D
Forum: Speakers   07-10-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 155
Posted By grasshoppers
I would claim them. The cabinets may eventually...

I would claim them. The cabinets may eventually swell.
Then you will be SOL. I wouldn't worry about gouging
Your insurance company. They are in the business of gouging
People. Yes, I speak from...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-09-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,121
Posted By grasshoppers
One more thing...the wireless kit for your second...

One more thing...the wireless kit for your second sub
Is actually very good. Gives you the freedom to move the
Sub around if needed. (As long as there is a power outlet near)

Subs rarely sound...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-09-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,121
Posted By grasshoppers
For your amusement....the reviews alone Are...

For your amusement....the reviews alone
Are priceless!!!:D
...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-09-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,121
Posted By grasshoppers
Yeah, $1500 in cables is outrageous...but I've...

Yeah, $1500 in cables is outrageous...but I've seen
Much higher! :eek: Discount or not.

I think you would do very well with quality 14 gauge
Wire from Monoprice. Get the banana plugs from them...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-08-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,121
Posted By grasshoppers
I think the Emotiva XPA-5 is a much wiser...

I think the Emotiva XPA-5 is a much wiser investment.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-08-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,121
Posted By grasshoppers
I'm not really sure about the Dolby Atmos set-up....

I'm not really sure about the Dolby Atmos set-up. I've only
Glanced at it as I have no need or use for it. Don't have a basement
Or a dedicated HT room, just a 5.2 set up in the living room.
I...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-08-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,121
Posted By grasshoppers
You are correct, when you use the preout, you ...

You are correct, when you use the preout, you
Still have power at the regular speaker posts.

Either of your options would work.
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