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Forum: Speakers   12-12-2014, 09:58 AM
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Posted By AcuDefTechGuy
First the AVR. The Denon X4000 (MSRP $1300) is...

First the AVR. The Denon X4000 (MSRP $1300) is selling everywhere new for $800 delivered on Amazon. However, I would call OneCall and Electronic Expo and see if they would sell for around $700...
Forum: Speakers   12-10-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 561
Views: 69,037
Posted By AcuDefTechGuy
That seems like a fair assessment. I do...

That seems like a fair assessment.

I do tend to generalize that in-house B&M drivers are of better or at least as good a quality as aftermarket.

There is always the argument that ID brands...
Forum: Speakers   12-10-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 561
Views: 69,037
Posted By AcuDefTechGuy
My speculation on the quality of the drivers is...

My speculation on the quality of the drivers is based on the fact that RBH makes their own aluminum woofers, which are used in both their subwoofers and loudspeakers.

Where does it say the...
Forum: Speakers   12-10-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 561
Views: 69,037
Posted By AcuDefTechGuy
The SVS SB2000 has a single 12" woofer (113 sq....

The SVS SB2000 has a single 12" woofer (113 sq. in. area) and cabinet of about 3,500 cubic in, 35 LBS.

The MS-10.1 has dual 10" woofers (157 sq. in. area) and cabinet of about 5,000 cubic in, 45...
Forum: Speakers   12-06-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,015
Posted By AcuDefTechGuy
I think for most people (unlike the rest of us...

I think for most people (unlike the rest of us hardcore audiophiles :)), a $2K Denon AVR with 150WPC x 9Ch should suffice. He would set all speakers to small, XO to 80Hz, and use dual subwoofers.
Forum: Speakers   12-04-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,015
Posted By AcuDefTechGuy
You mean in terms of prices paid? Not if...

You mean in terms of prices paid?

Not if you can get big discounts for them. :D

Many people get 25-35% off on B&M brands. Some even more than that.

Bottom line is, he can actually listen...
Forum: Speakers   12-03-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,015
Posted By AcuDefTechGuy
See if there are any local dealers of RBH, KEF,...

See if there are any local dealers of RBH, KEF, Revel, JBL. All these brands make accurate speakers (with measurements and reviews) for both free-standing, in-wall, and in-ceiling speakers and...
Forum: Speakers   12-03-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,015
Posted By AcuDefTechGuy
Probably the more prudent advice I've heard. :) ...

Probably the more prudent advice I've heard. :)

If you are going to suggest ANY brand to your BOSS, try to stick with the most popular brands like JBL, Revel, KEF with tons of great reviews just...
Forum: Speakers   11-28-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,465
Posted By AcuDefTechGuy
If there is a RBH dealer nearby, try to audition...

If there is a RBH dealer nearby, try to audition the SX-8300 towers (MSRP $5K, street price $3800).

It has a feature that none of those towers have - the ability to ACTIVELY BI-AMP the bass with...
Forum: Speakers   11-27-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 561
Views: 69,037
Posted By AcuDefTechGuy
I use my own amp for the 1010s, not a sub amp. I...

I use my own amp for the 1010s, not a sub amp. I use the ATI AT3005 amp.

So I suppose the equivalent phase would be zero and level would be 100%. I use the Denon Speaker Channel Level to control...
Forum: Speakers   11-26-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 561
Views: 69,037
Posted By AcuDefTechGuy
Turn off Dynamic Volume. Make sure Dynamic EQ is...

Turn off Dynamic Volume. Make sure Dynamic EQ is turned on.

Audyssey is just a starting point to me. I think Audyssey sets the bass way too low for one thing. I usually manually adjust a few...
Forum: Speakers   11-26-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 561
Views: 69,037
Posted By AcuDefTechGuy
Do you have Dynamic EQ turned on and Dynamic...

Do you have Dynamic EQ turned on and Dynamic Volume turned off?

How big is your room?

I've had a pair of T2 in my family room that is 18' x 20' x 12' open to 3 sides. And the bass is...
Forum: Speakers   11-25-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 561
Views: 69,037
Posted By AcuDefTechGuy
How are you powering the subs in your T2s? ...

How are you powering the subs in your T2s?

ACTIVELY powering them with external amps using LFE signal from your pre-pro?

Or just PASSIVELY?

If actively, are you using something like Audyssey...
Forum: Speakers   11-25-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 561
Views: 69,037
Posted By AcuDefTechGuy
Yes. RBH also makes Status Acoustics and EMP...

Yes.

RBH also makes Status Acoustics and EMP speakers.

I was willing to sell all my speakers including Revel Salon2, B&W 802D2, KEF Reference 201/2, Linkwitz Orion 3.2.1, Philharmonic 3,...
Forum: Speakers   11-25-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 561
Views: 69,037
Posted By AcuDefTechGuy
Very true. Of course, with the exception of a...

Very true. Of course, with the exception of a very few, practically all "reviews" are pure subjective opinions just like everyone else. :)

Each speaker company has its philosophy and all their...
Forum: Speakers   11-23-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 561
Views: 69,037
Posted By AcuDefTechGuy
I would certainly put the SX-61 up against any...

I would certainly put the SX-61 up against any other high-end bookshelf speaker out there including Revel, KEF, B&W, Dynaudio, Focal, etc.

They would sound great used with a pair of great...
Forum: Speakers   11-20-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 750
Posted By AcuDefTechGuy
I would take the RBH SX-8300 (MSRP $5K, street...

I would take the RBH SX-8300 (MSRP $5K, street price under $4K) over both of those speakers.

Excellent accurate SQ overall. And you would NOT need additional subwoofers because having 2 SX-8300...
Forum: Speakers   11-08-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 561
Views: 69,037
Posted By AcuDefTechGuy
I would, except that it would block the screen. :D

I would, except that it would block the screen. :D
Forum: Speakers   11-06-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 561
Views: 69,037
Posted By AcuDefTechGuy
Well, after selling my Revel Salon2, B&W 802D2, 3...

Well, after selling my Revel Salon2, B&W 802D2, 3 pairs of KEF Reference 201/2, Philharmonic 3, TAD 2201, ATC SCM7, Dynaudio X32, Focal 826V, dual Funk 18.0 subs, and still trying to sell my Linkwitz...
Forum: Speakers   11-05-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,410
Posted By AcuDefTechGuy
People duly find it unreal that I would be...

People duly find it unreal that I would be willing to sell my Revel Salon2, B&W 802D2, KEF Reference 201/2, Phil3, & Orion3 to own only RBH speakers. :D

They may also find it unreal that you...
Forum: Speakers   11-02-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,410
Posted By AcuDefTechGuy
Walter, what are you doing over here? I thought I...

Walter, what are you doing over here? I thought I was seeing things. :)

Well, there is a speaker for everyone. They just need to audition and evaluate what works best for them.
Forum: Speakers   10-31-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,410
Posted By AcuDefTechGuy
See if there is a RBH dealer nearby. I recommend...

See if there is a RBH dealer nearby. I recommend listening to some RBH Signature towers.
Forum: Speakers   10-23-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 947
Posted By AcuDefTechGuy
I've owned and heard most types of drivers out...

I've owned and heard most types of drivers out there (Ribbon, Compression, Diamond, Beryllium, Titanium, Aluminum, Magnesium, etc..

I'm not convinced that any one driver type sounds cleaner or...
Forum: Speakers   10-19-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 947
Posted By AcuDefTechGuy
First, I don't think there is a wrong answer....

First, I don't think there is a wrong answer. Everyone has a different POV.

My current family room is 18 x 20 x 12, open to 3 sides. My little brother has a much bigger room around 25 x 25 x 12,...
Forum: Speakers   10-03-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 588
Posted By AcuDefTechGuy
I think they both need subwoofers.

I think they both need subwoofers.
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