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Forum: 2-Channel Audio   04-24-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 15,643
Posted By kiwi2
Did you have frequency response measurements of...

Did you have frequency response measurements of your room while you were doing this?


Did you have a low pass filter to the sub and a high pass filter to the speakers?


Did you mean applying...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   04-20-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 839
Posted By kiwi2
Then all you're saying is "I like the sound of my...

Then all you're saying is "I like the sound of my new speakers"


That's fine, nothing wrong with that.
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   04-20-2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 839
Posted By kiwi2
A 2-way MTM with 5" drivers...?? Could...

A 2-way MTM with 5" drivers...??


Could you show a frequency response measurement of your room with this alleged excellent bass response?


And just about all 2-ways benefit from a high pass...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   04-20-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 839
Posted By kiwi2
That's why myself and many others use AVRs for...

That's why myself and many others use AVRs for 2-channel music playback as well. Give me bass management over simple old 2ch stereo preamps any day.
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   04-14-2015, 01:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 370
Posted By kiwi2
It's a program called TrueRTA that you can...

It's a program called TrueRTA that you can download. I used the mic that came with my AVR and plugged it into the soundcard of my PC.
Forum: Speakers   04-12-2015, 12:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 97
Posted By kiwi2
I don't mean those rock concert looking speakers....

I don't mean those rock concert looking speakers. There are more home orientated line array speakers on the market.


ie.....
Forum: Speakers   04-11-2015, 11:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 97
Posted By kiwi2
Look at line array speakers with subs. That's...

Look at line array speakers with subs. That's what I would be doing anyhow.
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   04-11-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 370
Posted By kiwi2
It depends how the speakers interact with the...

It depends how the speakers interact with the room you are in.


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This is how the room I am...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   04-11-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 442
Posted By kiwi2
This could be the difference you are hearing. By...

This could be the difference you are hearing. By getting the lower bass off the main speakers, they will sound cleaner and more detailed.


Try bypassing the x-over and play your speakers full...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   04-11-2015, 03:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 461
Posted By kiwi2
I would EQ below 200hz down some and push up...

I would EQ below 200hz down some and push up 250hz +3dB with a Q of 5 or 6 and see how it looks and sounds after that.
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   04-04-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 265
Posted By kiwi2
From what I see they stream FLAC 16 bit - 1411...

From what I see they stream FLAC 16 bit - 1411 kbps...?

If so that is just CD quality, not hi-res.

Of course compared to low bit-rate mp3 it is "hi-res"
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   04-03-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 677
Posted By kiwi2
amirm's first post was the April fools. ;)

amirm's first post was the April fools. ;)
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   04-03-2015, 05:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 240
Posted By kiwi2
Yep. If you are sending 2-channel music from a CD...

Yep. If you are sending 2-channel music from a CD say, the AVR can play it 'straight', as in 2-channel out as well. Actually if you have subs it will output 2.1. You can still select a 'direct' mode...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   04-03-2015, 12:16 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,009
Posted By kiwi2
If your main goal is to reduce the noise in...

If your main goal is to reduce the noise in adjacent rooms then make sure you haven't got the listening position in a null for the lower bass frequencies. i.e. having the LP right in the centre of...
Forum: Speakers   03-28-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 184
Posted By kiwi2
A long-wall setup on the left hand wall probably...

A long-wall setup on the left hand wall probably would have been a better option acoustically.
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   03-27-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 5,254
Posted By kiwi2
Myself as a layman hobbyist, I have always looked...

Myself as a layman hobbyist, I have always looked at current as the force being applied.

Like it is easy for a generator to produce voltage without any load but the moment a current is drawn it is...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   03-27-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 5,254
Posted By kiwi2
They still have them but they do not need large...

They still have them but they do not need large ones or large banks of capacitors to supply a large current draw.
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   03-27-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 5,254
Posted By kiwi2
How about class-D amps? There is plenty of...

How about class-D amps? There is plenty of current available in the wall socket and a class-D amp acts like a fast acting switch to regulate the power. No transformers and capacitors needed for...
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   03-22-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 489
Views: 6,669
Posted By kiwi2
He already gave a reason back near the start of...

He already gave a reason back near the start of this thread...


It costs $30,000.
Forum: Speakers   03-16-2015, 01:22 AM
Replies: 6,085
Views: 728,499
Posted By kiwi2
Yeah they feel about the same weight. I couldn't...

Yeah they feel about the same weight. I couldn't pick any difference around the magnates.


Any difference in size in the photo was just the way I was holding the camera.
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   03-14-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 937
Posted By kiwi2
I disagree. How accurately a speaker reproduces...

I disagree. How accurately a speaker reproduces the higher frequencies helps with stereo imaging. A lot of the imaging clues comes from the higher frequencies. Even accuracy through the midrange...
Forum: Speakers   03-14-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 6,085
Views: 728,499
Posted By kiwi2
I have just taken apart my Image B5 and Imagine B...

I have just taken apart my Image B5 and Imagine B for a comparison of build quality. (I've always wanted to do this anyway, so now was a good as time as any while the subject was up)


Tweeters...
Forum: Speakers   03-13-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 10,804
Views: 1,431,138
Posted By kiwi2
First remove the jumper straps between the posts...

First remove the jumper straps between the posts so you can screw the hand-screw nut in further to make it easier to pry the plastic caps off. A small fine flat head screwdriver will be handy for...
Forum: Speakers   03-13-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 10,804
Views: 1,431,138
Posted By kiwi2
Yep, the ribbon on the GX range is very nice. ...

Yep, the ribbon on the GX range is very nice.


I own the GX50s (with subs) and would describe them as a very detailed speaker that reveals more subtleties in the singer's voice and more...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   03-13-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 243
Posted By kiwi2
Which is why I like to passive bi-amp as well....

Which is why I like to passive bi-amp as well. Keeps the different currents/drivers on their own individual amp channels.
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