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Forum: Speakers   07-29-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 523
Posted By MuaySteve
If you wanted to bump up your budget a touch you...

If you wanted to bump up your budget a touch you could try the ELAC offerings by Andrew Jones and then report back ;)
http://elac.us/speakers

If I were doing my system over again I would also...
Forum: Community News & Polls   07-28-2015, 06:15 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 2,816
Posted By MuaySteve
Up until two weeks ago I preferred CD's, but I...

Up until two weeks ago I preferred CD's, but I would rarely buy them. I would rip my favorites for my mobile devices etc. I never cared to buy downloaded music as I found it to cost just as much as...
Forum: Headphones   07-16-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 405
Posted By MuaySteve
I did like the Grado sr80i. (and it totally looks...

I did like the Grado sr80i. (and it totally looks like it is from WWII) It was my first foray into headphones. It is a great headphone and was a lot of fun with the LD amp. But then I got...
Forum: Headphones   07-15-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 405
Posted By MuaySteve
I am in a similar boat. Over the past couple...

I am in a similar boat. Over the past couple years I have tried Sennheiser HD 439, Grado sr80i (with a Little Dot i+ amp) , Grado sr325is, ATH m50 and now V-Moda XS.

I am keeping the V-Moda as...
Forum: Headphones   07-15-2015, 05:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 405
Posted By MuaySteve
We must be reading different threads over at...

We must be reading different threads over at headfi. My impression has been that a lot of people seem to really like it at the price point, but it is all very subjective. I am waiting for the...
Forum: Headphones   07-08-2015, 06:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 405
Posted By MuaySteve
Hifiman just released the He-400s at $299. Early...

Hifiman just released the He-400s at $299. Early impressions from people over at headfi are that is balanced and neutral.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/766529/new-2015-hifiman-he400s
Forum: Speakers   06-25-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 54,085
Views: 3,991,087
Posted By MuaySteve
I had a pair of RC-mini on 2-speaker duty in my...

I had a pair of RC-mini on 2-speaker duty in my living room. After a year I sold them off and just went back to the TV speakers. I don't miss them at all. Keep in mind we have two kids and we kept...
Forum: Speakers   06-24-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 635
Posted By MuaySteve
I have only used Audyssey XT. Sadly, it really...

I have only used Audyssey XT. Sadly, it really comes down to brand recognition and the fact that they are the industry standard. I also like that they offer advanced versions like XT and XT 32. It...
Forum: Speakers   06-24-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 635
Posted By MuaySteve
Good news, and thanks for the update on the HTD...

Good news, and thanks for the update on the HTD demo. I am going to push the bro-in-law towards the HTD in-walls.

As for your AVR, Denon just announced some mid range units with ATMOS/DSX:X...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   06-22-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,864
Posted By MuaySteve
Pretty darn impressive. I love how the bar...

Pretty darn impressive. I love how the bar seating is set perfectly to view the screen through archway. Really slick.
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   06-15-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 407
Posted By MuaySteve
Your kung fu is strong. If you don't mind my...

Your kung fu is strong.

If you don't mind my asking, what is the cost to build something like the DIY Arcade cabinet based on the Japanese Vewlix cabinet.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-11-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,503
Posted By MuaySteve
This is well timed for me. The bro-in-law moves...

This is well timed for me. The bro-in-law moves to a new house in July and he wants surround. I was really hoping to be able to get him into an atmos/dts:x setup for a little future proofing. ...
Forum: Speakers   06-09-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 635
Posted By MuaySteve
There will be no issue using the HTD 8" as a...

There will be no issue using the HTD 8" as a center. Just 3 matching speakers is all you need. A lot of guys on here loath using a special center speaker and greatly prefer using the same speaker...
Forum: Speakers   06-09-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 635
Posted By MuaySteve
Sounds good. I'd be really interested in hearing...

Sounds good. I'd be really interested in hearing your impression of these speakers.

5x the 8 inch sounds fine. You can event just go with 2x 6 in for the surrounds.... but it is all personal...
Forum: Speakers   06-09-2015, 05:47 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 635
Posted By MuaySteve
You can do matching LCR and then a different...

You can do matching LCR and then a different brand for the rear. I have front height speakers that are from the same company but a lower line and it doesn't have any negative affect. In the past...
Forum: Speakers   06-08-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 635
Posted By MuaySteve
I would leave the computer out of the equation...

I would leave the computer out of the equation then and just focus on setting up the best 5.1 surround sound you can based on your primary seating area.

In-wall's beside and/or slightly rear of...
Forum: Speakers   06-08-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 635
Posted By MuaySteve
It really depends what you are expecting out of...

It really depends what you are expecting out of the computer desk.

Remember that your entire setup will be calibrated to the main seating position of the couch. So when you are seated at the...
Forum: Speakers   06-08-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 635
Posted By MuaySteve
To be honest I don't think in a couple years you...

To be honest I don't think in a couple years you will care about 7.1 It will be all about Atmos and dts:x. And your best bet for that is still 2 speakers beside the couch, and then you would but 2...
Forum: Speakers   06-08-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 635
Posted By MuaySteve
I would consider putting the surrounds as...

I would consider putting the surrounds as in-wall's on either side of the couch as my first choice.

In-wall's on the back wall as a second.

If you are going to do the surrounds as in-ceiling I...
Forum: Speakers   06-08-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 635
Posted By MuaySteve
Well there are definitely better guys than me to...

Well there are definitely better guys than me to speak to specs on here but out of all the stuff you seem listed I'd start with these:

From the HTD 6.5 in walls:
Power handling: 100 watts RMS;...
Forum: Speakers   06-08-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 635
Posted By MuaySteve
To be honest I can't. I am in the same boat as...

To be honest I can't. I am in the same boat as you. I was going based on reviews on the HTD site, plus the overall positive response to HTD on this site. They seem to have a great reputation for...
Forum: Speakers   06-08-2015, 05:31 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 635
Posted By MuaySteve
I have been looking for budget in-walls for my...

I have been looking for budget in-walls for my bro in law.

As mentioned, monoprice is top of the list, but I am also interested in the offerings from Home Theater Direct.
...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   06-07-2015, 05:47 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,207
Posted By MuaySteve
How is it that Kodi/xbmc doesn't have the...

How is it that Kodi/xbmc doesn't have the industry screaming bloody blue murder yet?
Forum: Speakers   06-04-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 142
Posted By MuaySteve
I have begun to look at in-walls from Mono-price,...

I have begun to look at in-walls from Mono-price, Dayton and Home Theater Direct for my brother in-law's new basement. Most of these are supposed to be suitable for open baffle or insulation in the...
Forum: Speakers   06-04-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 95
Posted By MuaySteve
Thanks for the responses guys. I've started...

Thanks for the responses guys. I've started running each pair of surrounds in stereo mode by themselves to see if I can isolate anything but so far they are performing great.

I did push the CR-10...
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