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Forum: Speakers   09-27-2016, 08:14 AM
Replies: 13
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Posted By ack_bk
Biggest benefit is no separate amp and it could...

Biggest benefit is no separate amp and it could save you some money.

That said, there is no real negative to going with passive speakers and a small amp to power. Based on what you wrote I am not...
Forum: Speakers   09-27-2016, 06:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 140
Posted By ack_bk
Yes, you need to be looking at powered subs and...

Yes, you need to be looking at powered subs and you may want to consider the RP 150M's if you add a powered sub.

I also echo that you may be better off with powered speakers, there are some nice...
Forum: Speakers   09-26-2016, 11:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 580
Posted By ack_bk
JBL 530's are speakers that would sit next to the...

JBL 530's are speakers that would sit next to the TV in our main family room on display for everyone to see. Lot different than a subwoofer that you can hide in a corner or beside a couch.

The...
Forum: Speakers   09-25-2016, 06:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 580
Posted By ack_bk
I have owned lots of speakers (Hsu, SVS, JBL,...

I have owned lots of speakers (Hsu, SVS, JBL, Deftech, RBH, Polk, etc) but just picked up a set of Klipsch RP150 M's from an authorized dealer for $300 shipped. I have not been a fan of the cheaper...
Forum: Speakers   09-24-2016, 07:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 166
Posted By ack_bk
I don't know where you live but I would recommend...

I don't know where you live but I would recommend finding a few local audio shops and listening to Revel, Totem, Triad, etc, etc.

The Sierras are highly regarded but there is also somethin like...
Forum: Speakers   09-22-2016, 05:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 422
Posted By ack_bk
I dunno the Ultra 2's are good speakers. It...

I dunno the Ultra 2's are good speakers. It seems like with your budget it might be more of a lateral move. I would go to some higher end audio shops and listen to Triad, Totem, revel, etc. PSA ar...
Forum: Speakers   09-20-2016, 09:50 AM
Replies: 1,884
Views: 99,580
Posted By ack_bk
Curious how the new A1.4 speakers would work as a...

Curious how the new A1.4 speakers would work as a 2.1 setup with no center speaker. How wide is the dispersion and how would they hold up with no true center?
Forum: Speakers   09-20-2016, 09:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 374
Posted By ack_bk
Agreed on the Dayton stuff, it definitely punches...

Agreed on the Dayton stuff, it definitely punches above it's price point. I am a big sub guy but there are things you can do on a tight budget and you can always start with one subwoofer and try to...
Forum: Speakers   09-18-2016, 08:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 767
Posted By ack_bk
The Klipsch Reference Premiere has been updated...

The Klipsch Reference Premiere has been updated vs the previous reference series to tune down the harshness. I was not a fan of the previous reference series but really liked th RP series.
Forum: Speakers   09-18-2016, 08:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 767
Posted By ack_bk
Don't worry about Atmos right now focus your...

Don't worry about Atmos right now focus your budget on getting your front three speakers and a good subwoofer (or two). Klipsch are very efficient, your don't need expensive receivers and amps to...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   09-18-2016, 12:13 PM
Replies: 6,614
Views: 355,421
Posted By ack_bk
I, for one would not recommend them after what...

I, for one would not recommend them after what just went down. There are still people out thousands of dollars and others left with shoddy craftsmanship and little chance of a warranty to fallback...
Forum: Speakers   09-18-2016, 11:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 122
Posted By ack_bk
I would get a receiver that is HDCP 2.2 compliant...

I would get a receiver that is HDCP 2.2 compliant for video, and supports Atmos in case you need it:...
Forum: Speakers   09-18-2016, 10:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 86
Posted By ack_bk
Get three of these: ...

Get three of these:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Definitive-Technology-UIW-RCS-III-Loudspeaker-New-single-uiwrcsiii-/182199592614?hash=item2a6bf126a6:m:mtxOnZYMSpxIPgwszBoAuxg
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   09-17-2016, 02:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 760
Posted By ack_bk
That and they typically offer nicer finishes. ...

That and they typically offer nicer finishes. Some of the other companies will also have more output above 30hz where more of the midbass resides.

SVS uses good components and a good price. OP...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   09-17-2016, 12:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 760
Posted By ack_bk
Another option then, with such a large room, is...

Another option then, with such a large room, is using multiple subs. Two SB1000's?
Forum: Speakers   09-17-2016, 10:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 165
Posted By ack_bk
They show two centers available. The slim one...

They show two centers available. The slim one and a larger one with 5.25" drivers. Just click the link above.

They look very nice and the price is good. Interested in how these compete with...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   09-17-2016, 06:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 760
Posted By ack_bk
It's not magic. Cabinet size, woofer size,...

It's not magic. Cabinet size, woofer size, component quality, etc. Many of the ID subs are larger (in terms of cabinet and woofer size) and can simply output more and play lower vs a brand more...
Forum: Speakers   09-16-2016, 03:08 PM
Replies: 3,503
Views: 145,674
Posted By ack_bk
While that might be true, most companies also...

While that might be true, most companies also don't make you pay full price for something that might take 6+ months to ship (or worse take your money and never actually send you the item you paid...
Forum: Speakers   09-15-2016, 11:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 249
Posted By ack_bk
I really like the recommendation above about...

I really like the recommendation above about getting some decent Whafedale speakers.. ...
Forum: Speakers   09-15-2016, 11:24 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,372
Posted By ack_bk
Moving into a new house in a few weeks and just...

Moving into a new house in a few weeks and just bought a new 65" Samsung HDR/4K TV for the main living room. I am going to be building out a new dedicated home theater room over the next 6-8 months...
Forum: Speakers   09-15-2016, 10:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 348
Posted By ack_bk
I would look into the C series for surrounds. ...

I would look into the C series for surrounds. You could also consider in-ceiling for surrounds from KEF. I am not a fan of the flat panel stuff but even the T series could work for surround duty. ...
Forum: Speakers   09-15-2016, 06:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 182
Posted By ack_bk
Not for $500....

Not for $500....
Forum: Speakers   09-14-2016, 12:18 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,002
Posted By ack_bk
Can you post a picture? My first thought it...

Can you post a picture?

My first thought it to go with in-ceiling speakers which have a wide dispersion pattern and then use EQ. I am not sure trying to bounce sound off your ceiling based on...
Forum: Speakers   09-13-2016, 05:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 348
Posted By ack_bk
Martin Logan, Dali, SVS, Dynaudio, Sonus Faber,...

Martin Logan, Dali, SVS, Dynaudio, Sonus Faber, KEF. Lots of options. There are also speakers like Elac, JBL, Klipsch, Wharfedale, etc if you want to spend less money but get some nice speakers.
Forum: Speakers   09-13-2016, 01:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 182
Posted By ack_bk
IMHO you are gonna trade sound quality for size...

IMHO you are gonna trade sound quality for size when you start getting smaller speakers and drivers.

It's a balance. The cleanest look is usually something like a soundbar. For you price you can...
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