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Forum: Speakers   07-05-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 155
Posted By commsysman
I would get a cheap Sony stereo receiver ($150),...

I would get a cheap Sony stereo receiver ($150), and put a couple of Dayton B652 speakers under the eaves so the weather doesn't get to them too quickly.

Forget wireless unless you have a LOT of...
Forum: Speakers   07-05-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 240
Posted By commsysman
Most Sony speakers tend to be absolute trash, but...

Most Sony speakers tend to be absolute trash, but they do take the trouble to design some good ones now and then.

It's kind of a mixed bag.

On one hand, you have their SS-AR2, which is $20,000...
Forum: Speakers   07-05-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 270
Posted By commsysman
You really need to get a better receiver; the one...

You really need to get a better receiver; the one you have is not good for much. Its specs are so overstated that they are a joke; no reality there.

I suggest the Denon AVR-E300, which is much...
Forum: Speakers   07-05-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 534
Posted By commsysman
If it were me, given your budget, I would get a...

If it were me, given your budget, I would get a pair of the Pioneer BS-41 speakers, which I see for $139 per pair at Amazon.

That way you can keep your current center speaker.
Forum: Speakers   07-05-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 67
Posted By commsysman
The manufacturer should have a replacement driver...

The manufacturer should have a replacement driver available. You should contact them.

Their email address is avanceservice@hotmail.com

If that is not the case, you should perhaps consider that...
Forum: Speakers   07-05-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,659
Posted By commsysman
Well, everyone has an opinion, and you are...

Well, everyone has an opinion, and you are entitled to yours. On the other hand, you are pushing the idea that your opinion is factual, and I don't buy that at all. Anyone who is always certain that...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   07-04-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 225
Posted By commsysman
Mine is pretty good as long as you don't push it...

Mine is pretty good as long as you don't push it too hard. It works fine because I never go real loud.

For my main audio system I have an NHT subwoofer, which IMO is one of the very best.

I...
Forum: Speakers   07-04-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 345
Posted By commsysman
I recommend that you get a PSB Image C4 center...

I recommend that you get a PSB Image C4 center speaker; it is excellent.

I also would recommend that you get PSB Image series front speakers, but maybe your budget won't stretch for all 3.
...
Forum: Speakers   07-04-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 391
Posted By commsysman
I used to have K-horns, and you really need about...

I used to have K-horns, and you really need about 6 feet of clear wall on either side of the corner for each one or they don't work well at all. Those walls effectively form the radiating surface...
Forum: Speakers   07-04-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,659
Posted By commsysman
I don't know just who is supposed to think that...

I don't know just who is supposed to think that way, but I do not agree.

It all depends on what you want, and what you want to pay.

Most companies that make the very best speakers do not sell...
Forum: Speakers   07-04-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 534
Posted By commsysman
I understand that you would like to get the...

I understand that you would like to get the speakers off of the floor, but I urge you to consider mounting wood shelves on the wall with support brackets and placing the speakers on the shelves.

I...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-04-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 155
Posted By commsysman
The difference is in the details of how the...

The difference is in the details of how the player processes the different formats, which can vary from one model to the next.

In most cases the output to the digital coax is only 2 channels, but...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-04-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 747
Posted By commsysman
As I said in my post, I have great respect for...

As I said in my post, I have great respect for his opinion regarding my Vandersteen speakers, since he is the designer of the speakers and has done many many hours of listening tests to validate his...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   07-04-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 225
Posted By commsysman
I recommend the Audioengine A2 speakers, with a...

I recommend the Audioengine A2 speakers, with a subwoofer. IMO they will sound better than the Behringers, which I find less than satisfactory in sound quality.

Almost all powered speakers are too...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-04-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 105
Posted By commsysman
I would suggest that you use two layers of...

I would suggest that you use two layers of drywall with 3" of fiberglass in between; a sandwich.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-04-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 689
Posted By commsysman
40 hz is too low a setting; something between 50...

40 hz is too low a setting; something between 50 and 60 hz is probably what you want, unless your main speakers have 10-inch or larger drivers. Experiment with some music that has low bass and tune...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-04-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 747
Posted By commsysman
Richard Vandersteen has been doing in-house...

Richard Vandersteen has been doing in-house research for over 30 years, and his unequivocal opinion is that his speakers require bi-wiring in order to perform their best.

All of his owner...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-03-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 747
Posted By commsysman
100 feet of Monoprice #12...

100 feet of Monoprice #12 (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=12) pure copper speaker wire is less than $30. If that is expensive, my name is Rumplestiltsken.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-03-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 747
Posted By commsysman
There is only one reason to have more strands in...

There is only one reason to have more strands in a wire; physical flexibility is greater with more strands. There is no electrical advantage.

For speaker wire, the only thing to concern yourself...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-03-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 137
Posted By commsysman
The analog output works fine with my $20K 2.1...

The analog output works fine with my $20K 2.1 audio system...:D.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-03-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 137
Posted By commsysman
The Sony has an analog audio output jack (3.5mm),...

The Sony has an analog audio output jack (3.5mm), and you need a cable with a 3.5mm plug on both ends.

If you did not get one with the headphones, you can get Monoprice #5578...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   07-03-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 168
Posted By commsysman
The large electrolytic power supply capacitors...

The large electrolytic power supply capacitors could be the whole problem.

For help in getting replacements I would call Partsconnexion, which has a wide variety and can be very helpful.

If you...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   07-03-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 239
Posted By commsysman
Are you talking about POWERED speakers or passive...

Are you talking about POWERED speakers or passive speakers?

For $40 per pair, the Dayton B652 speakers are incredibly good. I have a pair in my den with a Cambridge amplifier, and they are much...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   07-03-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 335
Posted By commsysman
Contact JBL. Replace BOTH of the original...

Contact JBL.

Replace BOTH of the original woofers with IDENTICAL replacement speakers from JBL, or a replacement dealer they recommend.
Forum: Speakers   07-03-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 487
Posted By commsysman
The S2 is apparently a major upgrade that is...

The S2 is apparently a major upgrade that is definitely worth the small difference.

I think that the Focal 706V is a better-sounding speaker and it is on special for only $499 right now at Music...
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