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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-25-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 18
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Posted By BuddTX
I just recently got rid of all my Banana Plugs, I...

I just recently got rid of all my Banana Plugs, I like direct speaker wire connections better.


But when I did use Banana Plugs, I liked the ones from Orange County Speaker.
Forum: Speakers   07-19-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 5,768
Views: 609,456
Posted By BuddTX
I would start here! ...

I would start here!
http://www.avsforum.com/forum/155-diy-speakers-subs/
Forum: Speakers   07-15-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,287
Posted By BuddTX
Gosh, B&W, and KEF are two names that come to...

Gosh, B&W, and KEF are two names that come to mind. I have "worshiped" at the B&W alter since the 80's. Still do not own a high end B&W. (B&W - Bowers and Wilkins)
Forum: Speakers   07-15-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,516
Posted By BuddTX
For Speaker Cable / Wire Buy 12 gauge...

For Speaker Cable / Wire


Buy 12 gauge Monoprice.com speaker wire and be done with it. Great quality, low price, untold thousands of recommendations on AVS forums, and others. What more could...
Forum: Speakers   07-10-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 750
Posted By BuddTX
If you have the room, keep the Pioneer SP-FS52's....

If you have the room, keep the Pioneer SP-FS52's.


I think the Andrew Jones designed Pioneer speakers are AWESOME for the price.


I only wish that, as a young (poor) audiophile in high...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   07-10-2014, 12:06 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,528
Posted By BuddTX
Oh, one more comment. I absolutely agree,...

Oh, one more comment.


I absolutely agree, that with MP3's there can be a huge difference between the CD original, and an MP3, especially if one downloads the MP3 from "who knows where".

...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   07-09-2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,528
Posted By BuddTX
Some comments: When "they" talk about...

Some comments:


When "they" talk about compression used in an MP3, it is DIGITAL compression, not AUDIO compression. Over the years, I have heard many people say how they don't like the...
Forum: Speakers   07-07-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 540
Views: 18,558
Posted By BuddTX
As others have said, Thank you Chris and Andrew! ...

As others have said, Thank you Chris and Andrew!


The 21/22 series of Speakers are just awesome. Great sound, great price!
Forum: Speakers   07-03-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 634
Posted By BuddTX
Here are some similar recent posts that I...

Here are some similar recent posts that I contributed to:


http://www.avsforum.com/forum/89-speakers/1583738-500-spend-bookshelf-speakers-music-only.html...
Forum: Speakers   07-01-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 540
Views: 18,558
Posted By BuddTX
I love it!!!!!

I love it!!!!!
Forum: Speakers   06-28-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,743
Posted By BuddTX
Also, I own 5 Axiom Audio speakers, purchased 9...

Also, I own 5 Axiom Audio speakers, purchased 9 years ago, and am very happy with them.

You can get the Axiom M3 v4 at their re-furb store, for 398.

http://www.axiomaudio.com/factoryoutlet...
Forum: Speakers   06-28-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,743
Posted By BuddTX
Whatever else you consider, I would compare it to...

Whatever else you consider, I would compare it to the Pioneer SP-BS22-LR speakers designed by Andrew Jones.

I would go to Best Buy, buy a pair, save your receipt, and listen away.

The Center...
Forum: Speakers   06-28-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 290
Posted By BuddTX
I have used duct tape to"pull" out the...

I have used duct tape to"pull" out the dents.
Forum: Speakers   06-25-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 639
Posted By BuddTX
About the Polk's that your brother has . . . ...

About the Polk's that your brother has . . .


I know nothing about the Polk Audio TSi100 Bookshelf Speakers, BUT . . .


I own a set of Polk 5jr speakers from the 80's, and OMG, these things...
Forum: Speakers   06-25-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,785
Posted By BuddTX
No sense double posting, read my comments (and...

No sense double posting, read my comments (and other people's also), here:


http://www.avsforum.com/forum/89-speakers/1577970-getting-new-speakers-but-i-don-t-know-where-start.html
Forum: Speakers   06-25-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 639
Posted By BuddTX
If you are happy with the sound, that is all that...

If you are happy with the sound, that is all that matters. I do believe that any good speaker, by itself, will sound good. I have compared many speakers, and then listened to each set individually,...
Forum: Speakers   06-25-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,097
Posted By BuddTX
Whatever you decide on, please do an extended...

Whatever you decide on, please do an extended comparison with your current Pioneer SP-PK52FS speakers, using the same amp and cables.


I am amazed how well the Pioneer Andrew Jones speakers...
Forum: Speakers   06-25-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 5,768
Views: 609,456
Posted By BuddTX
From the article: ...

From the article:
http://www.cnet.com/news/pioneer-debuts-atmos-friendly-speakers-and-receivers-full-system-starts-at-4750/
From these initial products, it appears that putting together an...
Forum: Speakers   06-24-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 639
Posted By BuddTX
Oh, a few more things: This system will get...

Oh, a few more things:

This system will get plenty loud, but do not expect blow out the neighborhood.

I don't use a sub-woofer, but that is your choice. The speakers I listed are all full...
Forum: Speakers   06-24-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 639
Posted By BuddTX
Here is a very "value oriented" solution. I wish...

Here is a very "value oriented" solution. I wish I had options like this when I was in college!

You cannot go wrong with any one of these speakers:

The second generation Pioneer Andrew Jones...
Forum: Speakers   06-24-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 540
Views: 18,558
Posted By BuddTX
Bummer! They are nice looking, but for...

Bummer!


They are nice looking, but for 6000/pair or 9000/pair (2006 prices) they better be nice!
Forum: Speakers   06-24-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 540
Views: 18,558
Posted By BuddTX
They DO LOOK NICE!!! Cannot wait to find...

They DO LOOK NICE!!!


Cannot wait to find out how they sound, and what the "drive out" price is!
Forum: Latest Industry News   06-23-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,480
Posted By BuddTX
Does anyone remember Bob Carver and his "Sonic...

Does anyone remember Bob Carver and his "Sonic Holography"?
From the Bob Carver Wiki page:
Sonic holography", as described in US Patent 4,218,585 (see below), is the enhancement of stereo imaging...
Forum: Speakers   06-23-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 5,768
Views: 609,456
Posted By BuddTX
Like you, I am not interested in Atmos, or more...

Like you, I am not interested in Atmos, or more accurately, not adding any more speakers to my current 5.0 (no sub-woofer) system.

If I had a dedicated HT, I would absolutely be interested in...
Forum: Speakers   06-23-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 5,768
Views: 609,456
Posted By BuddTX
Anyone else remember Steve Martin' "googlephonic"...

Anyone else remember Steve Martin' "googlephonic" stereo system comedy bit back in the late 70's?


Steve Martin Googlephonics
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cjjsz14hL48


He mentions the...
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