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Forum: 2-Channel Audio   11-18-2016, 08:21 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 1,401
Posted By _Michaelangelo_
Yes -- use an SPL meter to make sure the volumes...

Yes -- use an SPL meter to make sure the volumes are the same, and then A/B the AVR and AMP.

_WHY_ there is even a difference in the first place though?

Let's turn to basic Math to tell us:
...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   11-18-2016, 07:56 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 1,401
Posted By _Michaelangelo_
I hate having to use yet-another-app. ...

I hate having to use yet-another-app.

Although the whole app thing will become a mute point -- pardon the pun -- as I'll be placing the 2ch amp right in front where the volume control is within...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   11-18-2016, 07:12 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,252
Posted By _Michaelangelo_
Agreed !! I start with my eyes (specs, and...

Agreed !!

I start with my eyes (specs, and reviews), and finish with my ears (listening).

Specifications gives me a starting point to show me what you value.

No specs == No sale.

OT: This...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   11-18-2016, 06:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 578
Posted By _Michaelangelo_
The point, regardless of multiple rooms, is why...

The point, regardless of multiple rooms, is why do you even waste everyone's time with conspiracy NONSENSE such as "one for 2 ch audio and a different one for 5.1 (or more) was invented by an...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   11-17-2016, 07:35 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,252
Posted By _Michaelangelo_
The OP was correct, it is the Yamaha A-S801...

The OP was correct, it is the Yamaha A-S801 (http://usa.yamaha.com/products/audio-visual/hifi-components/amps/a-s801/), not the S-801.

Having heard the CXA80 (same toroidal transformer, same DAC...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   11-16-2016, 07:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 680
Posted By _Michaelangelo_
Ah! I thought you mentioned but when I skimmed...

Ah! I thought you mentioned but when I skimmed the the Wall-of-Text to double-check guess I missed that. :-/ My bad.

The Imax 3D I saw it in, I thought, had a weak sound setup which detracted from...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-15-2016, 11:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 198
Posted By _Michaelangelo_
Just wanted to say Thank-You Mashie for the NAD...

Just wanted to say Thank-You Mashie for the NAD suggestion! While researching NAD I've come across another amp to consider:

* $347 Onkyo A-9050...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   11-15-2016, 10:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 578
Posted By _Michaelangelo_
Blanket statements like this ignore the _context_...

Blanket statements like this ignore the _context_ of the problem.

/sarcasm Who knew that I needed yet-another-AVR for a second room dedicated to solely 2 channel audio when I have _zero_ use for...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   11-15-2016, 07:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 680
Posted By _Michaelangelo_
Did you stay for ALL the credits? There are two...

Did you stay for ALL the credits? There are two "secret" end-credit video clips!

One after the short "credits", and another after ALL the credits are done.

'Doctor Strange' has 2 end-credits...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   11-15-2016, 07:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 680
Posted By _Michaelangelo_
Awesome thanks! Wow, I guess they are still...

Awesome thanks!

Wow, I guess they are still in the phase of "gearing up" -- very few locations.
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   11-14-2016, 06:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 680
Posted By _Michaelangelo_
He is one of mine too. If you haven't seen his...

He is one of mine too. If you haven't seen his documentary The Quantum Activist (https://www.amazon.com/Quantum-Activist-Amit-Goswami/dp/B002I41LAY/) you are in for a real treat !

He also has a...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   11-14-2016, 06:22 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 1,401
Posted By _Michaelangelo_
Stereo Amps are better (audio) quality then...

Stereo Amps are better (audio) quality then jack-of-all trades AVR's since they don't have to have circuitry for video -- they can focus solely on audio quality. Of course they also command a...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-14-2016, 05:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 165
Posted By _Michaelangelo_
No Prob. Searching Amazon for Stereo Amp...

No Prob.

Searching Amazon for Stereo Amp...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-13-2016, 05:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 165
Posted By _Michaelangelo_
You might be interested in my 2.1 Music for $2k...

You might be interested in my 2.1 Music for $2k -- Separates or Receiver ? (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/90-receivers-amps-processors/2640849-2-1-music-2k-separates-receiver.html#post48130785)...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-13-2016, 05:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 198
Posted By _Michaelangelo_
While searching for reviews of the NAD C338 I...

While searching for reviews of the NAD C338 I came across another amp that people listed as an alternative:

$799 Cambridge Audio CXA60 (https://www.cambridgeaudio.com/products/cx/cxa60). What...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-13-2016, 06:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 198
Posted By _Michaelangelo_
Lightbulb Oooh, very nice! I had my heart set on the...

Oooh, very nice! I had my heart set on the Emotiva but you're not making it easy to decide ! :p

In case anyone else is wondering -- to navigate from the main menu:

HI-FI / STEREO products >...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-12-2016, 05:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 198
Posted By _Michaelangelo_
I've briefly have heard the name before but...

I've briefly have heard the name before but haven't looked into them -- any specifics models I should look at ? i.e. NAD C 165BEE Stereo Preamplifier?

TIA
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   11-12-2016, 12:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 680
Posted By _Michaelangelo_
Lightbulb Very, interesting that you get ghost images and...

Very, interesting that you get ghost images and fog with the the 6P. I'm going to have to check for that next I go the local IMAX.

I've never have any problems with the polarized 3D with my...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-12-2016, 12:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 198
Posted By _Michaelangelo_
Question 2.1 Music for $2k -- Separates or Receiver ?

I'm looking to add a dedicated 2.1 setup for **strictly music** (AirPlay + iPod ) utilizing bookshelfs and occasional headphones (HD Sens 380 Pro) in the den / man cave. I'm trying to decide between...
Forum: Speakers   12-12-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 7,375
Views: 270,188
Posted By _Michaelangelo_
Ross the synchronicity of your posts is perfect....

Ross the synchronicity of your posts is perfect. :-)

I'm using XT (with 3 point sampling) at the moment and had been wondering at how the _actual_ differences played out if I upgraded to X32. ...
Forum: Speakers   12-12-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 7,375
Views: 270,188
Posted By _Michaelangelo_
How could an audiophile _not_ upgrade? ;-) ...

How could an audiophile _not_ upgrade? ;-)

Eventually hope to upgrade to Martin Logan Electrostatics ... but EMP Tek speakers are definitely pushing that "need" further out in years. :-) (ES will...
Forum: Speakers   12-09-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 7,375
Views: 270,188
Posted By _Michaelangelo_
Ross, thanks for the info. on the color! This...

Ross, thanks for the info. on the color! This info has me considering the Sanus stands again :)

Ah! I had always been wondering what the official / recommendation surround height was. For some...
Forum: Speakers   12-09-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 7,375
Views: 270,188
Posted By _Michaelangelo_
Would those be these ones? *...

Would those be these ones?

* http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003UKQKG0/

Hmm, I looks like I might have to "settle" for black ... or mocha ...

What is strange is that these 30" are explicitly...
Forum: Speakers   12-09-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 7,375
Views: 270,188
Posted By _Michaelangelo_
Ross is using the Sanus Systems 30" *...

Ross is using the Sanus Systems 30"

* http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=Sanus+30%22
* http://www.amazon.com/s/?field-keywords=Sanus+30%22

For now...
Forum: Latest Industry News   12-08-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 1,530
Views: 77,022
Posted By _Michaelangelo_
:D Guess they watched too much "Tool Time"...

:D

Guess they watched too much "Tool Time" ... "More Power! Rah Rah Rah!"

They will never understand the importance of THD vs Watts. :-/
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