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Forum: Speakers   07-23-2009, 03:25 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By chunkisagoonie
Hahaha. Very funny....

Hahaha. Very funny. http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif
Forum: Speakers   07-23-2009, 03:24 PM
Replies: 20,068
Views: 2,003,402
Posted By chunkisagoonie
Quote:If I ever save up enough pennies I'll get...

Quote:If I ever save up enough pennies I'll get an HTM3S (from the 800 series) and call it a day.


Yeah, some of my clients have actually done that in the past with their 703/704 systems:...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-22-2009, 03:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,767
Posted By chunkisagoonie
Talk about ME reviving dead threads, almost a...

Talk about ME reviving dead threads, almost a year later...

Just chiming in. I'm still running my MCH-2C5 with the same Focus 140 system and I haven't yet sent it in for the MCH-3 transformer...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-22-2009, 02:48 PM
Replies: 1,325
Views: 220,909
Posted By chunkisagoonie
Quote: Quote: Originally Posted by...

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Quote:
Originally Posted by lentiman
Does anyone know of any good sources to buy Rotel? My local shop will not cut me ANY leeway on the price, though I haven't gone into the shop yet....
Forum: Speakers   07-22-2009, 12:10 PM
Replies: 20,068
Views: 2,003,402
Posted By chunkisagoonie
Quote: As I've posted in the past, I've...

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As I've posted in the past, I've been moderately unimpressed with my HTM7's performance (it's a bit muddy) for 2 1/2 years now, so I spent 30 minutes yesterday playing with it's position....
Forum: Speakers   07-21-2009, 04:43 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By chunkisagoonie
Hmmm, for $200 and under (no particular order of...

Hmmm, for $200 and under (no particular order of preference), I'd check out:

1. M-Audio Studiophile AV40 (I use a pair of these with my Mac Pro).

2. Swans M200MKII

3. AudioEngine A2
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Forum: Speakers   07-21-2009, 02:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,106
Posted By chunkisagoonie
I got the opportunity to fly out and tour...

I got the opportunity to fly out and tour McIntosh's factory for their 3-day "McMasters" dealer seminar a couple years ago when I was still working in the industry. McIntosh put us up, fed us...
Forum: Speakers   07-21-2009, 02:09 PM
Replies: 20,068
Views: 2,003,402
Posted By chunkisagoonie
Quote:But, I believe in the 'rule of thumb' that...

Quote:But, I believe in the 'rule of thumb' that you should spend 1-2X on your speakers than you do on your electronics. So if we assume you spent >$3K on your amp & pre/pro... that leaves us a nice...
Forum: Speakers   07-21-2009, 02:08 AM
Replies: 20,068
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Posted By chunkisagoonie
Quote: Hi guys, I hope you guys can help...

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Hi guys, I hope you guys can help me.

I was wondering which 800 series speakers are best suited for the av8003/mm8003???

I'm looking for a 5.1 setup.

Any advice would be great....
Forum: Speakers   03-11-2008, 08:19 PM
Replies: 20,068
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Posted By chunkisagoonie
Quote:My current setup includes a pair of 602...

Quote:My current setup includes a pair of 602 s3s up front with the LCR600 center. I just put in a pair of CCM 80s for the side surrounds (replacing 686s that were hanging from the ceiling and...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-11-2008, 07:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 12,855
Posted By chunkisagoonie
Sorry, I think I was confusing the 920 with the...

Sorry, I think I was confusing the 920 with the 910. I could have sworn that the 910 was passthrough-only on HDMI. But sorry...my bad. :P
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-10-2008, 05:17 PM
Replies: 1,325
Views: 220,909
Posted By chunkisagoonie
Quote: How old a receiver? What brand?...

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How old a receiver? What brand? Doesn't the 1066 amp have less power than the 1056? If so get the 1056 since the pre/pro section on it is the same as that on the 1068 pre/pro, which is...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-10-2008, 05:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 12,855
Posted By chunkisagoonie
This is not even a contest. The Pioneer is...

This is not even a contest. The Pioneer is vastly superior, but it's not available yet (you have to wait until June).

The Sony does not upscale video over HDMI and only serves as a pass-through....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-10-2008, 01:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,767
Posted By chunkisagoonie
Yeah, there's certain things that the EAD is...

Yeah, there's certain things that the EAD is simply better at and one of them is dynamics. I would probably say that the NuForce has a slight edge in imaging for 2-channel listening but I honestly...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-10-2008, 12:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,767
Posted By chunkisagoonie
Quote: You had the EAD PM8300? I just sold...

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You had the EAD PM8300? I just sold my PM8300 after sending it in to have it fixed. I sold my PM2000 as well as I got an offer I could not pass up.

I really love the EAD amps and was...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   03-10-2008, 12:11 AM
Replies: 12,549
Views: 1,503,929
Posted By chunkisagoonie
Quote: Also how do I tell what firmware...

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Also how do I tell what firmware version the player is? Also I believe version 1.6 is the latest right?


Go into the setup menu and enter the DISPLAY submenu. In this submenu, press...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   03-09-2008, 06:38 PM
Replies: 12,549
Views: 1,503,929
Posted By chunkisagoonie
Quote: How do you playback Uncompressed PCM...

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How do you playback Uncompressed PCM from the BD-30 to the Onkyo 875? Even though the BD-30 does not decode internally will it allow PCM playback?
What settings would you use?


As...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   03-09-2008, 06:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 869
Posted By chunkisagoonie
Hmmm.... Did you try unplugging the main...

Hmmm....

Did you try unplugging the main power from the player? Also, if you have a set of component video cables lying around and have never adjusted the video output settings for component,...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   03-09-2008, 06:21 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 17,354
Posted By chunkisagoonie
I agonized over getting the BD30 versus the 80GB...

I agonized over getting the BD30 versus the 80GB PS3 (my impatience didn't want to wait for the BD50 and besides, I have no Internet connection available to the player's location anyway which makes...
Forum: Speakers   02-23-2008, 04:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,117
Posted By chunkisagoonie
Kal, Some of the lower-end Denons are...

Kal,

Some of the lower-end Denons are shipped with a skinny silver remote that is two-sided and has a door that conceals the reverse side containing "less commonly used functions." It was a silly...
Forum: Speakers   02-23-2008, 01:47 PM
Replies: 24,588
Views: 2,247,239
Posted By chunkisagoonie
Quote: I understand completely and there...

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I understand completely and there are situations where the packaging is to blame but honestly we have a had a few issues with fingers hitting the tweeter as they are being unpacked, I have...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-23-2008, 01:28 PM
Replies: 1,325
Views: 220,909
Posted By chunkisagoonie
I just received a newsletter from Rotel stating...

I just received a newsletter from Rotel stating that they will not be replacing the RSP-1098 pre/pro yet, but will start shipping out a new revision with 3x1 HDMI video switching (pass-through...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   02-22-2008, 05:07 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,393
Posted By chunkisagoonie
Quote: MAX, I hope for those fools ready to...

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MAX, I hope for those fools ready to spring major coin for a Blu-ray transport get profile2.0, and it decodes every single audio format, as well as provides every single audio format via...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   02-22-2008, 03:34 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 11,680
Posted By chunkisagoonie
I display 802Ds with the Classe CA-M400 monos in...

I display 802Ds with the Classe CA-M400 monos in my showroom. That's a great combo, if you ask me. The CA-M400s are paired with the CP-500 preamp and CDP-102 CD player. I haven't got to hear their...
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   02-04-2008, 05:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,175
Posted By chunkisagoonie
Hmmmm....call Marantz?

Hmmmm....call Marantz?
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