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Forum: Speakers   07-03-2016, 01:00 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By astrallite
Maybe Ascend Sierra-2 using port plugs? ...

Maybe Ascend Sierra-2 using port plugs?

Obviously you will want to get the ribbons as close to ear level as possible. If that's not possible then you'd probably want to stick to a regular dome...
Forum: Speakers   06-25-2016, 11:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 765
Posted By astrallite
The only 5.1 I can think of without a "receiver"...

The only 5.1 I can think of without a "receiver" would be a Dolby Digital Decoder with 6 channel outs to powered speakers.

In general you are looking at PC/Multi-Media Speakers, or getting a...
Forum: Speakers   06-25-2016, 12:44 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,412
Posted By astrallite
It's worth mentioning even Ascend's owner...

It's worth mentioning even Ascend's owner considers the $7000 Seas Diamond tweeter to be better than the RAAL 70-20XR.

That said...this has gotta be the ugliest ~$10k bookshelf speakers ever...
Forum: Speakers   06-23-2016, 07:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 503
Posted By astrallite
I was thinking more of active crossovers that can...

I was thinking more of active crossovers that can outperform the best passive ones, i.e., DEQX, not necessarily what they currently use in entry-level desktop products.
Forum: Speakers   06-23-2016, 07:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 503
Posted By astrallite
You know anecdotal stories about your particular...

You know anecdotal stories about your particular TV has nothing to do with the longevity of the components in any particular loudspeaker, right?
Forum: Speakers   06-20-2016, 08:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 738
Posted By astrallite
Shouldn't you just buy the highest performing,...

Shouldn't you just buy the highest performing, neutral speakers you can and then EQ them? I figure that's infinitely more interesting than having to live with a sound signature that you may or may...
Forum: Speakers   06-20-2016, 08:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 503
Posted By astrallite
In the future, hopefully cheap active crossovers...

In the future, hopefully cheap active crossovers that can blow away the fancy physical crossovers we have today.
Forum: Speakers   06-18-2016, 03:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 503
Posted By astrallite
Shouldn't the capacitors in the crossover start...

Shouldn't the capacitors in the crossover start giving out after around 20-25 years?

Most electronic devices will only last 5-7 years anyway. You are literally talking about something you'd keep...
Forum: Speakers   06-12-2016, 11:29 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,412
Posted By astrallite
Chicks Dig Diamonds: ...

Chicks Dig Diamonds:

https://www.madisoundspeakerstore.com/diamond-dome-tweeters/seas-excel-t29d001-diamond-dome-tweeter-matched-pair/
Forum: Speakers   06-01-2016, 07:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 197
Posted By astrallite
They do have their brands but stuff made in Japan...

They do have their brands but stuff made in Japan is more expensive than stuff outsourced to India or China or SE Asia. But they do have some great statement brands. I believe David Fabrikant of...
Forum: Speakers   05-30-2016, 01:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,516
Posted By astrallite
Also I would mention there isn't a product quite...

Also I would mention there isn't a product quite like the Ascend Towers (outside of HTIB slim tower speakers I suppose). Due to their bamboo construction they only weigh 44lbs each (there are...
Forum: Speakers   05-30-2016, 12:00 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,799
Posted By astrallite
How far back do you sit during gaming? I figure a...

How far back do you sit during gaming? I figure a 3 way would require more seating distance for a cohesive stereo image.

Either way I will 1-up you here with some Dynaudio C1 Signatures :D
...
Forum: Speakers   05-27-2016, 06:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 99
Posted By astrallite
HDMI still has the possibility of ground loop...

HDMI still has the possibility of ground loop related noise, optical does not since it's all light.
Forum: Speakers   05-23-2016, 08:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 402
Posted By astrallite
You really should get a keyboard with media keys....

You really should get a keyboard with media keys. It's much quicker changing the volume with a volume dial on your keyboard than trying to reach over to the speaker to change the volume or to fumble...
Forum: Speakers   05-22-2016, 03:15 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,005
Posted By astrallite
Ribbon tweeters do have very limited vertical...

Ribbon tweeters do have very limited vertical dispersion, so I think for nearfield you are more likely to get a better sound with a traditional dome tweeter, unless you are able to get the tweeters...
Forum: Speakers   05-22-2016, 11:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 402
Posted By astrallite
I feel that you might get better value hunting...

I feel that you might get better value hunting for a deal on some used bookshelf speakers and then pairing it with a small class t/d desktop amp.
Forum: Speakers   05-22-2016, 11:29 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,516
Posted By astrallite
Those speakers arent all the same cost either, so...

Those speakers arent all the same cost either, so theres also a difference in opportunity cost between speakers and what other components you can buy if you are on a budget.
Forum: Speakers   05-21-2016, 08:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 514
Posted By astrallite
That makes sense. The extremely high end and...

That makes sense. The extremely high end and extremely low end in any commercial field have one similarity is that the rich love lifestyle products and the masses love following trends. This kind of...
Forum: Speakers   05-21-2016, 08:49 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,005
Posted By astrallite
I suspect Genelec uses superior components since...

I suspect Genelec uses superior components since the 6010 (also known as the 8010) is a professional mixing monitor, whereas the MM-1s are mainly a lifestyle product.

The other reason is when it...
Forum: Speakers   05-20-2016, 08:43 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,217
Posted By astrallite
Couldn't you just run an EQ slider so everything...

Couldn't you just run an EQ slider so everything that's below 40Hz or so is rejected or at -10db?
Forum: Speakers   05-20-2016, 08:18 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,005
Posted By astrallite
The MM-1s have quite audible hiss due to using an...

The MM-1s have quite audible hiss due to using an older DSP system compared to B&W's current Zeppelin and A series. It also has some pretty audible cabinet resonance. It's size is small and sleek and...
Forum: Speakers   05-20-2016, 08:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 514
Posted By astrallite
I wonder if the Salon2s have been put up against...

I wonder if the Salon2s have been put up against high end ribbon designs in double blind tests? Like a Raidho D-3.1 for example? The titanium woofers that Revels use do have a bit of midrange hash in...
Forum: Speakers   05-19-2016, 06:42 PM
Replies: 4,015
Views: 410,076
Posted By astrallite
Looking to build a new front 3 for home theater. ...

Looking to build a new front 3 for home theater.

Currently looking at:

1) Sierra 2 + RAAL Horizon
2) Sierra Tower + Horizon
3) Sierra RAAL Tower + RAAL Horizon

Main thing I'm looking for...
Forum: Speakers   02-08-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,111
Posted By astrallite
lol@those Daytons Also if you need more...

lol@those Daytons

Also if you need more output, you could look at Fluance speakers, they do pretty good for 5.0 on a ~$200ish budget.
Forum: Speakers   02-08-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 8,621
Views: 587,084
Posted By astrallite
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by lsdec http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/710918/revel-owners-thread/6210#post_24329414)

Speakers are a compromise and bookshelves...
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