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Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   04-18-2015, 11:20 PM
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Posted By dsrussell
As two or more subs often do, but whoa! Sure...

As two or more subs often do, but whoa! Sure looks like they are fighting each other. That 22-23 Hz dip looks nasty. I'm sure you have tried several things by now ... like moving what seems to be...
Forum: Speakers   04-18-2015, 10:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 216
Posted By dsrussell
^ Yes, indeed. Start off slowly. How much...

^ Yes, indeed. Start off slowly. How much material is available for Atmos anyway? Start with a good 5.1 system, pop in a good movie with impressive bass, and who knows where it may lead?
Forum: Speakers   04-18-2015, 10:07 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,295
Posted By dsrussell
Save your breath … er … posts, jbrown. Axiom...

Save your breath … er … posts, jbrown. Axiom supporters are lashing out at anyone who joins this discussion, even former Axiom owners that liked their speakers. This started out as a thread to...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   04-18-2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 64
Posted By dsrussell
RBH makes really good stuff, but they are pricey....

RBH makes really good stuff, but they are pricey. I also don't think much of the RBH warranty on this sub. It's 5 years for the drivers and 1 year for the amp. Since the Rythmik's are all servo...
Forum: Speakers   04-18-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,295
Posted By dsrussell
Why the anger? We're not talking about world...

Why the anger? We're not talking about world disorder. Just speakers, where we all have an interest. And your observations are as valid as anyone's, but I'll also stand by my rebuttal concerning...
Forum: Speakers   04-18-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 63
Posted By dsrussell
^ Exactly. And let us know what you think when...

^ Exactly. And let us know what you think when everything is up and running!
Forum: Speakers   04-18-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 63
Posted By dsrussell
That is going to be a very nice system! ...

That is going to be a very nice system! Congratulations.

Your Onkyo seems more than capable of driving these speakers. The 340 has a sensitivity rating of 92 dB, while the 170s is at 89 dB. ...
Forum: Speakers   04-18-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,295
Posted By dsrussell
I’d change your sentence from “what else would we...

I’d change your sentence from “what else would we expect…” to “what else would I expect...”, as you cannot speak for AVS members, only yourself. And Craig’s impressions of the speakers he likes and...
Forum: Speakers   04-18-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 69
Posted By dsrussell
Let me know how everything turns out. BTW, you...

Let me know how everything turns out. BTW, you can check online for those who have replaced their surrounds. Often they give you the details, and there are even some videos (if I recall). But if...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   04-18-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 256
Posted By dsrussell
Congratulations! Let us know how you like it...

Congratulations! Let us know how you like it once it is setup.
Forum: Speakers   04-18-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 216
Posted By dsrussell
I think your recommendation was a good one. ...

I think your recommendation was a good one. That’s not what I was commenting on. And while you may think you have simple physics on your side, I have a dB meter in my lap :D. I admit, I do not...
Forum: Speakers   04-18-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 216
Posted By dsrussell
As long as the bookshelf speaker can created a...

As long as the bookshelf speaker can created a large soundstage, both in width and height, turning it on its side is indeed a viable option. I simply prefer identical speakers for my front...
Forum: Speakers   04-18-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 952
Posted By dsrussell
^ Shouldn't that be signed "Divorced men...

^ Shouldn't that be signed "Divorced men everywhere"? :D
Forum: Speakers   04-18-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 216
Posted By dsrussell
^ I just love a matter-of-fact opinion on...

^ I just love a matter-of-fact opinion on speakers that one hasn’t heard, but I’m probably as guilty as the next guy :o. Mini speakers? Not saying the SVS wouldn’t be good (I haven’t heard them,...
Forum: Speakers   04-18-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 216
Posted By dsrussell
No one but you can determine the sound you like...

No one but you can determine the sound you like from any speaker. It is THAT subjective. And there are a lot of very good speakers on the market for under $600 / pair. I will assume that you have...
Forum: Speakers   04-18-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 765
Posted By dsrussell
I bought my son a pair of Boston Acoustics...

I bought my son a pair of Boston Acoustics Soundware 4.5s this past Christmas. It was to replace a pair of Polks that were never his pride and joy. Now, I didn’t have a clue of how well they would...
Forum: Speakers   04-18-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 391
Posted By dsrussell
Orange County Speaker Repair, who repairs...

Orange County Speaker Repair, who repairs speakers all over the U.S., are the ones who told me how to repair small tears or, in my case, an accidental hole in the cone. They even handed me a bottle...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   04-17-2015, 11:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 133
Posted By dsrussell
Well ... there is always more than one school of...

Well ... there is always more than one school of thought: http://kenrockwell.com/audio/stereo-subwoofers.htm
Forum: Speakers   04-17-2015, 11:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 216
Posted By dsrussell
I think you’ve done some good research and your...

I think you’ve done some good research and your ideas are all sound. The best front stage (imo) are three identical bookshelf speakers placed at the same height. This cannot always be done because...
Forum: Speakers   04-17-2015, 10:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 391
Posted By dsrussell
^ Scotch tape :confused:? Why, when brushing on...

^ Scotch tape :confused:? Why, when brushing on a small amount of silicone does the job easily and professionally? Clumsy me when I was re-assembling a speaker to the cabinet, my screwdriver...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   04-17-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 476
Views: 13,149
Posted By dsrussell
LOL :D Just didn't want to take your thread too...

LOL :D Just didn't want to take your thread too far off target :).

This is a nice, slow bluesy piece by Boz Scaggs (it's been a long time since I played the vinyl album I have of his) that has...
Forum: Speakers   04-17-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 69
Posted By dsrussell
Why not just get new surrounds? Costs a heck of...

Why not just get new surrounds? Costs a heck of a lot less than new speakers. You can do it yourself or send the drivers to a speaker repair place such as Orange County Speaker Repair: ...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   04-17-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 476
Views: 13,149
Posted By dsrussell
^ Taken to P.M.

^ Taken to P.M.
Forum: Speakers   04-17-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 391
Posted By dsrussell
Don't worry. It's an easy fix. Silicone is your...

Don't worry. It's an easy fix. Silicone is your friend. Just apply with a small brush (front and rear), wait 24 hours and you should be good to go.
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   04-17-2015, 03:06 PM
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Posted By dsrussell
A "goofy" shaped room is often better than a...

A "goofy" shaped room is often better than a symmetrical room for sound, although typical placement can be a challenge.
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