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Forum: Speakers   04-29-2017, 01:36 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By showcattleguy
I have done it two ways. The first time i used...

I have done it two ways. The first time i used B&W inwalls to great success. The second and third time i used B&W CT8.4's and built a false wall about 30 inches out (probably could have done as...
Forum: Speakers   04-27-2017, 05:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 177
Posted By showcattleguy
I would get an accoustically transparent screen...

I would get an accoustically transparent screen without hesitation. The woven material from the likes of Elite and Silver Ticket are absolutely phenominal for the price point. I think Silver Ticket...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   04-03-2017, 05:16 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 3,264
Posted By showcattleguy
MBL 101 X-treme for sure! I would make sure i had...

MBL 101 X-treme for sure! I would make sure i had the whole package... MBL preamp, amps, DAC, CD transport. And not that crappy Corona line stuff either. Then i would make sure to upset everyone who...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   03-05-2017, 12:50 PM
Replies: 2,597
Views: 437,316
Posted By showcattleguy
Amazing looking speakers, but diamond tweeter?...

Amazing looking speakers, but diamond tweeter? Yayks, I think it was $1,300 when I checked. I thought the speakers was supposed to safely take 500w, I wonder what happened.
Was it during a movie...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   03-02-2017, 06:21 PM
Replies: 2,597
Views: 437,316
Posted By showcattleguy
Absolutely beautiful....

Absolutely beautiful. http://www.avsforum.com//forum/images/smilies/smile.gif I wish I could hear it.[/QUOTE]

If you are ever in the Chicagoland area my door is always open
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   03-01-2017, 05:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 459
Posted By showcattleguy
It depends on the personal taste of the person...

It depends on the personal taste of the person who wants to demo the system. I always ask if they have something in particular they wanna hear. If they say no i ask for a genre so my go tos by genre...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   03-01-2017, 06:19 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 2,736
Posted By showcattleguy
Yeah those are the ones! Not sure what was...

Yeah those are the ones! Not sure what was "funny" though since i said the room was packed as well. Hope they will be at AXPONA this year... fingers crossed!
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   02-28-2017, 04:54 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 2,736
Posted By showcattleguy
AXPONA 2016.... The MBL X-treme room. My...

AXPONA 2016.... The MBL X-treme room. My insurance guy and I were walking down the hallway in the basement and heard the very end of the Thriller Vincent Price monologue. We finally found the room it...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   02-27-2017, 04:55 PM
Replies: 2,597
Views: 437,316
Posted By showcattleguy
Speakers- second gen B&W 802Ds Source- OPPO...

Speakers- second gen B&W 802Ds
Source- OPPO BD-105/TIDAL via Sonos
Pre Amp- Emotiva XMC-1
Amps- 2x Emotiva XPA-1

Salamander 5 shelf rack and i have since added 7 2ft x 4ft sound absorption...
Forum: Speakers   02-21-2017, 07:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 80
Posted By showcattleguy
I had a tweeter failure on my 802Ds. When my...

I had a tweeter failure on my 802Ds. When my dealer came to diagnose/replace he looked at the tweeter grille cover and noticed it was indented ever so slightly. Almost invisible even though he was...
Forum: Speakers   06-18-2016, 07:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 464
Posted By showcattleguy
I love my 802s so im not really good at being...

I love my 802s so im not really good at being impartial. I could never get into the dynaudio looks. I dont like the exaggerated front baffle. The 1038s were in Milwaukee WI so that would be quite a...
Forum: Speakers   06-18-2016, 06:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 464
Posted By showcattleguy
I dont know where you are located but if you are...

I dont know where you are located but if you are truly considering Focal i was at a dealer yesterday who had a pair of 1038Be's. I was listening to try to compare them to my 802D2s and i didnt love...
Forum: Speakers   04-19-2016, 01:40 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,004
Posted By showcattleguy
You didnt specify if the MBL's you heard in 2012...

You didnt specify if the MBL's you heard in 2012 were the 101 X-treme so i will say i heard MBL's entry level floor stander something like $52,000/pair and it didnt have any of the magic that the...
Forum: Speakers   04-19-2016, 12:19 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,004
Posted By showcattleguy
My opinion too, MBL had best in show...

My opinion too, MBL had best in show sound.[/QUOTE]

Yeah the first time i went in the MBL room every chair was full and i stood off to the side. They played Thriller and not a single person moved...
Forum: Speakers   04-19-2016, 12:07 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,004
Posted By showcattleguy
I dont much care for the "Wilson sound". That...

I dont much care for the "Wilson sound". That being said i thought this was the second best demonstration at AXPONA. Nothing i have ever heard could touch the big MBL's they had downstairs... just my...
Forum: Speakers   03-28-2016, 05:52 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 5,324
Posted By showcattleguy
Projector $15,000 A Lens and Slide $8,000...

Projector $15,000
A Lens and Slide $8,000
Screen $3,000
HDMI 10M $800
HDMI 2M x 2 $250
Bluray $1,000
Power Cond $700
L/R Speakers $15,000...
Forum: Speakers   03-02-2016, 01:40 PM
Replies: 24,856
Views: 2,323,921
Posted By showcattleguy
WOW! cant believe i let that one slip by. Hello...

WOW! cant believe i let that one slip by. Hello is what i meant not hell, kinda embarrassing. Oh well sorry for the double post
Forum: Speakers   03-02-2016, 01:38 PM
Replies: 24,856
Views: 2,323,921
Posted By showcattleguy
Hell Has anyone made a direct comparison of the...

Hell
Has anyone made a direct comparison of the 802 Diamond second gen to the new 802D3s. I know the prices are now in two different classes but is the performance? I have loved my 802 Diamonds for...
Forum: Speakers   03-01-2016, 04:40 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,530
Posted By showcattleguy
Dont know how interested you are in driving but...

Dont know how interested you are in driving but University Audio in Madison WI has some great people who can help you find what you need. Ben Gottleib is friendly and knowledgeable and if they dont...
Forum: Speakers   01-23-2016, 07:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,113
Posted By showcattleguy
I will bite I guess i am in the minority. I own...

I will bite
I guess i am in the minority. I own B&W 802Ds and wouldnt trade them for anything. My wife and i both love them and use them daily. When we were looking to purchase we demod over two...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-20-2016, 05:15 AM
Replies: 551
Views: 16,480
Posted By showcattleguy
Hey guys Looking at building an Encore system...

Hey guys
Looking at building an Encore system but was wondering if anyone could answer a question before i jump in. We have 2 homes both with theater rooms. If i build a system at our main residence...
Forum: Speakers   01-02-2016, 07:58 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 46,058
Posted By showcattleguy
We use an OPPO BD95 as our bluray/cd player. It...

We use an OPPO BD95 as our bluray/cd player. It is kinda in a living room HT amalgamation since we sold our house with a dedicated theater just over a month ago. We use a Runco Q750i and XEIT 4KR...
Forum: Speakers   01-02-2016, 07:12 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 46,058
Posted By showcattleguy
Clinton WI B&W 802D Emotiva XMC-1 XPA-1...

Clinton WI
B&W 802D
Emotiva XMC-1
XPA-1 monoblocks
Forum: Blu-ray Players   09-09-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 470
Views: 15,826
Posted By showcattleguy
Can a guy co-mingle the premier line servers and...

Can a guy co-mingle the premier line servers and the alto if he wanted to do all the disc to digital conversions and sell the blurays to recoup the cost? Figured it would be an easy way to take the...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   09-05-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 551
Views: 16,480
Posted By showcattleguy
Is there any reason you couldnt purchase one of...

Is there any reason you couldnt purchase one of the several older server systems available off ebay and populate it with the new 4tb drives?
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