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Forum: Speakers   12-27-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 15
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Posted By gtgray
The Sierra 2s sound very nice without subs, but a...

The Sierra 2s sound very nice without subs, but a sub will make them sound even better. I have towers and bookshelves of various kind here and I like towers because they have built in stands not...
Forum: Speakers   12-27-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 127
Posted By gtgray
With a 1500 dollar budget I would run not walk...

With a 1500 dollar budget I would run not walk and try and pick up a pair B-Stock Ascend Sierra 2s. Ascend Acoustics has an end of year sale going on, very limited availability.


My brother...
Forum: Speakers   12-24-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,461
Posted By gtgray
It just may be. I tried my AJ Pioneer on that...

It just may be. I tried my AJ Pioneer on that wire and it was fine, I had been running a PSB Image Center on that wire for going on 10 years and it had bee working fine. I don't recall why it but it...
Forum: Speakers   12-22-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,461
Posted By gtgray
A bad Motion 30 is a possibility, I guess. It...

A bad Motion 30 is a possibility, I guess. It does not add up to me. The LX-16s, which are new, sound pretty much the same plugged in as a center. I could have a bad receiver except my x4000 and my...
Forum: Speakers   12-21-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,461
Posted By gtgray
Help! Motion 30 center trouble

I need some help or at least suggestions. I installed the Motion 30 on Friday and ran Audyssey. I have a Denon X4000 so I have the XT32 version. It recommended a 60 HZ crossover. Now I know that is...
Forum: Speakers   12-19-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,461
Posted By gtgray
Can anyone recommend a good wall or corner mount...

Can anyone recommend a good wall or corner mount bracket that has the right bolt size for the LX-16/Motion 15?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-19-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 10,936
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Posted By gtgray
Here is my issue I just got an X4000 refurbished...

Here is my issue I just got an X4000 refurbished from Accessories4less, less than a week old. When you play it for awhile at even moderate volumes it will start to distort. Although volume doesn't...
Forum: Speakers   12-17-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,461
Posted By gtgray
The Motion 40s hmm lovin' it. I just unplugged...

The Motion 40s hmm lovin' it. I just unplugged the LX-16s and didn't even run Audyssey again just using the LX-16 settings. An amazing set of speakers, WOW!
Forum: Speakers   12-17-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,461
Posted By gtgray
Next time I will get you to quote. It was done in...

Next time I will get you to quote. It was done in bits and pieces from a couple of authorized dealers. I didn't intend to spend so much. Straight web prices. Never spoke to a soul, well 5 minutes at...
Forum: Speakers   12-17-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,461
Posted By gtgray
I went ahead and ordered the Motion 30 center....

I went ahead and ordered the Motion 30 center. Thanks for the input Craig.


The 40s and LXes are Cherry. The LXes are new, the 40s, refurbished. Ever the cheapskate I ended up ordering a...
Forum: Speakers   12-17-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 340
Posted By gtgray
+1 For JBL Studio 530 Bookshelves and 520C...

+1 For JBL Studio 530 Bookshelves and 520C center. Not the prettiest girls on the block so might fail WAF in a living room, but in a man cave absolutely!
Forum: Speakers   12-16-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,461
Posted By gtgray
I might not keep all 4 of LX-16s. So your feeling...

I might not keep all 4 of LX-16s. So your feeling is that there is not much to be gained by the 50XT over the 30. I am not sure I need my Surround Backs to timber match. Have you heard the Motion XT...
Forum: Speakers   12-16-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,461
Posted By gtgray
I bought 4 LX-16s and have a pair of Motion 40s...

I bought 4 LX-16s and have a pair of Motion 40s coming. . Just experimenting I used an LX-16 as a center last night and it is just seemed a bit week. Has anyone compared the 30 and 50XT centers? I...
Forum: Speakers   12-12-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 420
Posted By gtgray
The more advanced Audyssey and dual subEQ are the...

The more advanced Audyssey and dual subEQ are the reason we are suggesting the Denon. Denon and Marantz are by the same company.
Forum: Speakers   12-12-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 683
Posted By gtgray
One of the things that gets forgotten in these...

One of the things that gets forgotten in these comparisons is the extra cost for good speaker stands which sometimes makes up a big portion of the difference in price. How many of really put...
Forum: Speakers   12-12-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 420
Posted By gtgray
I just bought the Denon x4000 refurbed for $689...

I just bought the Denon x4000 refurbed for $689 at Accessories4less. One can argue about whether new is a better buy. I heard the B&W 685 S2 bookshelves, $700 a pair at BestBuy and they had a very...
Forum: Speakers   12-09-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,218
Posted By gtgray
Just this last weekend I was reminded how...

Just this last weekend I was reminded how different FLAC and MP3 can sound. I was using JRivers media server to stream audio files via DLNA to a Sony BD Player acting as a DLNA renderer.


I was...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-26-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 481
Posted By gtgray
I have both a Ceton and an HR Prime. The Prime is...

I have both a Ceton and an HR Prime. The Prime is a pretty robust device. I mothballed the Ceton after just a couple of weeks of buying the Prime. My brother had one nightmare after another with his...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-25-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 514
Views: 45,113
Posted By gtgray
I have a 92" Mitsubishi DLP with the bottom edge...

I have a 92" Mitsubishi DLP with the bottom edge of the screen at 24" and it is way too high. I may be in the market for the 98 LG next year. I can't imagine a real big set 30 plus inches of the...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   11-25-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 6,827
Posted By gtgray
I have the 2111ci and it works fine for me. I...

I have the 2111ci and it works fine for me. I have it plugged into HDMI 3
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-07-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 213
Posted By gtgray
I would extend the question to which of these...

I would extend the question to which of these vendors is most likely to deny warranty because of dealer authorization or the lack thereof. Also can we broaden the question to include Sharp, LG and...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   10-29-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 346
Posted By gtgray
I don't know what your needs are. Are you looking...

I don't know what your needs are. Are you looking for a bargain on a used set or are you looking for something state of the art?


I cheat by using an external video processor. I don't think you...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   10-29-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 346
Posted By gtgray
I have a 2009 82" 82837 and a 2011 92" 92840. The...

I have a 2009 82" 82837 and a 2011 92" 92840. The 92" uses a clear screen and except for the reflectivity of the screen is brighter and has better color.


The 2009 sets had trouble controlling...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-28-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,120
Posted By gtgray
REC 709 is the HD color space we use today. The...

REC 709 is the HD color space we use today. The ability to do colors outside of the triangle is pointless. Inside the triangle we are dealing with RGB so there are only so many colors the rest of it...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-28-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,120
Posted By gtgray
I would argue the point that a TV is not a...

I would argue the point that a TV is not a monitor. It is a monitor with "features". To that the internal display and processing should be able to accurately reproduce the colors in the source....
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