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Forum: Speakers   07-28-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By dsrussell
I went to their exhibit twice, but the only fair...

I went to their exhibit twice, but the only fair comparison would be an A-B comparison in my home, because I'd need to get a better feel for their soundstage capabilities. I didn't hear anything at...
Forum: Speakers   07-28-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 78
Posted By dsrussell
Perhaps they don’t feel the need for a subwoofer...

Perhaps they don’t feel the need for a subwoofer if their tower speakers have good bass response. Perhaps their tower speakers are for music only. Perhaps they like the looks of towers better than...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   07-28-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 82
Posted By dsrussell
It really doesn't matter which budget sub, since...

It really doesn't matter which budget sub, since the media (DirecTV) won't reach down low enough to push the subs. For 75 bucks you could buy a blu-ray player and rent movies via Netflix. This...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   07-28-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 82
Posted By dsrussell
If all you listen to is the neutered frequency...

If all you listen to is the neutered frequency response from DirecTV, then there is no need for a more expensive subwoofer. If you play blu-ray discs (or plan on playing them), then I’d go with a...
Forum: Speakers   07-28-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 208
Posted By dsrussell
I agree with Eljay. You can thank him later :).

I agree with Eljay. You can thank him later :).
Forum: Speakers   07-28-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,574
Posted By dsrussell
Since I heard the ELAC B5 at the same audio show...

Since I heard the ELAC B5 at the same audio show as Peter, I can tell you they will be very competitive to the R5Bi’s (I own the R5Bi’s). Both I and my son enjoyed the exhibit and thought very...
Forum: Speakers   07-28-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 80
Posted By dsrussell
Sorry, I haven’t heard the HVL-1s (but have heard...

Sorry, I haven’t heard the HVL-1s (but have heard very good things about them), but do own the R5Bi’s. An alternative to the R5Ci center channel @ $195 is just using another R5Bi @ $112.50 as the...
Forum: Speakers   07-27-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 126
Posted By dsrussell
You might want to consider going with a 3.1...

You might want to consider going with a 3.1 system first, then bringing it up to a 5.1 system, then a 7.1 system. The idea is to get the best front stage you can afford, along with a capable...
Forum: Speakers   07-27-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 225
Posted By dsrussell
^ Except for 3rd party testing, there is no way...

^ Except for 3rd party testing, there is no way to tell the honesty of the specs. Exaggerated specs may even be the norm, especially for specs that don't specify a +/- dB qualifier in their...
Forum: Speakers   07-27-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 5,271
Views: 213,663
Posted By dsrussell
No one is sure exactly where EMP Tek is going...

No one is sure exactly where EMP Tek is going since RBH took complete control late last year (RBH was always EMP Tek’s “parent” company). I do think EMP Tek will remain a very popular and viable...
Forum: Speakers   07-27-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 772
Posted By dsrussell
Don’t let lack of talk about this speaker...

Don’t let lack of talk about this speaker dissuade you. It depends when you look on this website. The HTD speakers, especially the Level THREE models, have been talked about quite a bit in the...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   07-27-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By dsrussell
Congratulations! Continue to enjoy your...

Congratulations! Continue to enjoy your subwoofer adventure :).
Forum: Speakers   07-27-2015, 02:27 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 772
Posted By dsrussell
Hyperbole at its finest :rolleyes:.

Hyperbole at its finest :rolleyes:.
Forum: Speakers   07-27-2015, 02:24 AM
Replies: 4,189
Views: 488,276
Posted By dsrussell
^ Wow, you read this entire thread? You are made...

^ Wow, you read this entire thread? You are made of sterner stuff than I ;).

This is a A4L writeup on the Denon X3100 AVR: "The powerful 7 channel amplifier section features identical power amp...
Forum: Speakers   07-27-2015, 12:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 213
Posted By dsrussell
Worth auditioning: ...

Worth auditioning:

http://www.magnepan.com/model_MG_37
http://www.martinlogan.com/theos/index.php

Add in a top line sealed sub from SVS or Rythmik if you want.
Forum: Speakers   07-26-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 90
Posted By dsrussell
I only showed the X2100 as an example of what is...

I only showed the X2100 as an example of what is available for approximately the same price as the Marantz. I just wanted you to be aware that there are many solid AVRs available that will drive...
Forum: Speakers   07-26-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 4,189
Views: 488,276
Posted By dsrussell
Welcome to the world of panel speakers and...

Welcome to the world of panel speakers and Maggies in particular :). As Don indicated, a subwoofer will make a great speaker even better. My Maggies can play down to around the mid 30 Hz range (34...
Forum: Speakers   07-26-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 90
Posted By dsrussell
Welcome. It looks like you’ve done your...

Welcome. It looks like you’ve done your homework. I think most people would be happy with your speaker choices and subwoofer. Out of your list, I’ve auditioned the Hsu and EMP Teks. Both are very...
Forum: Speakers   07-25-2015, 12:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 343
Posted By dsrussell
Many things can effect the sound of a speaker,...

Many things can effect the sound of a speaker, including: distance from the wall, distance from the side walls, and general room acoustics. Minor locational adjustments of just a few inches here...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   07-24-2015, 09:43 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 38,904
Posted By dsrussell
mrw1zard: There is rarely, if ever, a reason to...

mrw1zard: There is rarely, if ever, a reason to consider the SB13-Ultra as overkill in a 2,000 or 2,800 cu. ft. room, especially with a couple of open doors. Both the Ultra and Rythmik E15HP are...
Forum: Speakers   07-24-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 4,189
Views: 488,276
Posted By dsrussell
The .7s were one of the big hits at this years...

The .7s were one of the big hits at this years Irvine/Newport Audio Show. There were two separate exhibits going on (two audio stores) and both were running .7s (one using Maggie bass panels, the...
Forum: Speakers   07-24-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 140
Posted By dsrussell
The biggest difference between the towers you’re...

The biggest difference between the towers you’re looking at and bookshelf speakers is bass response. But since you are looking to use a subwoofer in your system, the bass response of the towers...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   07-24-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,540
Posted By dsrussell
I have to admit that ShadyJ and I have had our...

I have to admit that ShadyJ and I have had our differing opinions over the past two years ;). But that mainly relates to PSA. The main contention with many members here is the way ShadyJ seems to...
Forum: Speakers   07-23-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 140
Posted By dsrussell
$225 / pair (includes shipping) EMP Tek R5Bi...

$225 / pair (includes shipping) EMP Tek R5Bi bookshelf speaker: http://emptek.com/r5bi.php
$112.50 each (includes shipping) EMP Tek R5Bi bookshelf speaker (use as center channel)
or
$195 each...
Forum: Speakers   07-22-2015, 11:09 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 772
Posted By dsrussell
The Hsu VTF-15H Mk2 is their top dog subwoofer...

The Hsu VTF-15H Mk2 is their top dog subwoofer and a very good value. The VTF-3 Mk5 has almost the same specs as the VTF-15, but will lose a couple dB output below 25 Hz to the VTF-15. Both of...
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