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Forum: Community News & Polls   12-01-2016, 06:38 AM
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Views: 9,314
Posted By arkiedan
Quid Pro Quo

My wife would have no say in the media room but, to be fair, I set up a hobby room for her in a spare bedroom. She can do her thing and I can do mine (classical music). She watches movies in my room...
Forum: Community News & Polls   08-12-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,628
Posted By arkiedan
Ditto. All classical and jazz, burned to flac for...

Ditto. All classical and jazz, burned to flac for use on a plex music-only server. The CDs are my backups.

Pandora is fine when I just want something playing in the background.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-14-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 358
Posted By arkiedan
Thanks Gents, I've downloaded jriver and...

Thanks Gents,

I've downloaded jriver and have been playing with it this morning. No opinion yet. I failed to say in my original post that I use a Linux OS. Perhaps that's why jriver has locked my...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-12-2015, 05:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 358
Posted By arkiedan
What do you mean, "the whole FLAC thing?" FLAC...

What do you mean, "the whole FLAC thing?" FLAC quality versus iTunes quality? I find FLAC to be indistinguishable from the original CD and, as I said above, I've already burned everything to FLAC, am...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-10-2015, 05:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 358
Posted By arkiedan
Music-only server? Better than Plex?

I've burned all of my classical music collection to flac and am happy with the sound quality. I've installed and, after a lot of fiddling, find Plex to be merely okay for my purposes. I use my own...
Forum: Audio Gear   03-18-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 332
Posted By arkiedan
Sorry, won't split them up.

Sorry, won't split them up.
Forum: Audio Gear   03-18-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 332
Posted By arkiedan
I offered these three Sierras for sale in...

I offered these three Sierras for sale in December of last year and was surprised they didn't sell immediately. By the time a buyer came forward I'd simply decided to keep them. Now, after a lot of...
Forum: Audio Gear   11-04-2013, 12:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 550
Posted By arkiedan
I'm the original owner of these three...

I'm the original owner of these three Sierras-1s. I bought them new in 2008. They have always lived in my rather dark, smoke-free, pet-free TV room. The dark cherry finish is unblemished and the...
Forum: Speakers   10-24-2013, 07:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 484
Posted By arkiedan
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by theozzfactor http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1496216/rf-62-worth-it#post_23870633)

What a co-incidence?? We are from the same...
Forum: Speakers   10-24-2013, 06:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 484
Posted By arkiedan
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by theozzfactor http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1496216/rf-62-worth-it#post_23870551)

Thanks arnyk and arkiedan.
Yes they are...
Forum: Speakers   10-24-2013, 05:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 484
Posted By arkiedan
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by arnyk http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1496216/rf-62-worth-it#post_23870358)

Quote:Originally Posted by...
Forum: Speakers   09-19-2013, 06:37 AM
Replies: 6,429
Views: 694,799
Posted By arkiedan
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Gmash http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1278774/pioneers-speaker-genius-hits-low-price-point/4500#post_23749586)

Why do you have...
Forum: Speakers   09-10-2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 6,429
Views: 694,799
Posted By arkiedan
Quote:Originally Posted by Bond...

Quote:Originally Posted by Bond 007 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1278774/pioneers-speaker-genius-hits-low-price-point/4470#post_23720899)

If youre...
Forum: Speakers   09-10-2013, 11:27 AM
Replies: 6,429
Views: 694,799
Posted By arkiedan
Thanks for the quick reply. The space is a...

Thanks for the quick reply. The space is a moderate-sized rectangle with the HDTV and main speakers on the long wall. It's fairly well-damped with heavy carpeting and draperies. The Denon 3313...
Forum: Speakers   09-10-2013, 08:00 AM
Replies: 6,429
Views: 694,799
Posted By arkiedan
I'm considering picking up four SP-BS21s or...

I'm considering picking up four SP-BS21s or SP-BS22s to use for side and rear surround duty to go with my Ascend Sierra 1 fronts and center. I could use some advise regarding the rear ports because...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-09-2013, 07:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 223
Posted By arkiedan
My beloved Onkyo 805 went down permanently, due...

My beloved Onkyo 805 went down permanently, due to a lightning strike that knocked out many electronics in my home. I've been researching Onkyo and Denon and see the 3313 is actually selling for a...
Forum: Speakers   03-12-2013, 05:26 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 21,741
Posted By arkiedan
Well done, MarsianMan, For a tired guy you gave...

Well done, MarsianMan, For a tired guy you gave this a lot of thought.
Forum: Speakers   03-09-2013, 08:39 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 21,741
Posted By arkiedan
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by riddledwitlead http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1458372/arx-a5-vs-htd-level-three-towers-shootout/30#post_23059383)

Wow, what...
Forum: Speakers   03-05-2013, 08:15 AM
Replies: 367
Views: 46,052
Posted By arkiedan
Central Arkansas 3 Ascend regular Sierra...

Central Arkansas

3 Ascend regular Sierra 1's across front. various side and rear speakers for 7-channel surround
Onkyo 805 AVR
Oppo 983 SACD player

arkiedan
Forum: Speakers   03-05-2013, 07:56 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,437
Posted By arkiedan
Funny how threads wander off to unrelated areas....

Funny how threads wander off to unrelated areas. Still, it's all good if it stays civil.

As the the OP's original question, I have three regular Sierra 1s across the front and they sound...
Forum: Speakers   03-05-2013, 07:15 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 21,741
Posted By arkiedan
Hmmmmm.......................................

Hmmmmm.................................... MarsianMan must be out of town (or heavily occupied elsewhere)? Can't wait to hear impressions of these three towers side by side.

Hope to hear thoughts...
Forum: Speakers   02-27-2013, 06:15 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 21,741
Posted By arkiedan
Great shootout. Haven't seen these three...

Great shootout. Haven't seen these three high-value, very well-received towers compared. Looking forward to it. Wish I could be there.
Forum: Speakers   02-25-2013, 06:31 AM
Replies: 602
Views: 69,903
Posted By arkiedan
This is a great shootout with three...

This is a great shootout with three highly-reviewed, high-value towers. I've been trying to decide which way to go myself and these three, probably with the Emp Tek in front, have occupied most of...
Forum: Speakers   01-25-2013, 07:08 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,896
Posted By arkiedan
Quote:Frankly, I think that people who worry...

Quote:Frankly, I think that people who worry about whether or not their speakers cost enough or meet someone else's standard of good enough are missing the boat. Your money, your time, your home,...
Forum: Speakers   07-31-2012, 05:54 AM
Replies: 6,014
Views: 379,117
Posted By arkiedan
Well, he who hesitates is lost. Just saw the new...

Well, he who hesitates is lost. Just saw the new pricing for the model 2. With a firm $2,000 budget I'm out. The Philly 2 was a world-class bargain at $2k and still is a good deal at $3.1k. Kudos to...
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