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Forum: Speakers   05-29-2014, 09:38 PM
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Posted By nr5667
I'm one of the rare ones, I suspect - I want it!...

I'm one of the rare ones, I suspect - I want it! Specifically, I live in a condo on the 2nd story, and currently my Energy Power Bar Elite has to be turned way up to hear dialog, and then as soon as...
Forum: What's Your System Configuration   03-02-2014, 01:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 387
Posted By nr5667
I don't think this is the right subforum to ask...

I don't think this is the right subforum to ask the question, but no harm.

I think the cable is the problem. You probably need a cable that is audio only, the end plugging into the mac should...
Forum: What's Your System Configuration   03-02-2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 712
Posted By nr5667
The volume issue you speak of is a common...

The volume issue you speak of is a common problem. I am not sure using HDMI will fix it.

have you enabled dynamic range compression / nightmode on your receiver or playback device?

The Blu-ray...
Forum: What's Your System Configuration   10-31-2013, 11:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,348
Posted By nr5667
Aren't .wav files and red book audio both...

Aren't .wav files and red book audio both encoded in LPCM at the same rate?.. If you ripped with .wav, I'm not sure you'd notice a difference, I think it's a straight transfer.
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   05-06-2013, 04:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 361
Posted By nr5667
Well, the Jamo has tower speakers, so wouldn't...

Well, the Jamo has tower speakers, so wouldn't that be out? Although, that's the one I'd go with, no replacement for displacement, as they say. I had the Energy Take Classics, they were pretty good....
Forum: Soundbars   05-05-2013, 10:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 557
Posted By nr5667
I believe Walmart sells a 10" Sony subwoofer for...

I believe Walmart sells a 10" Sony subwoofer for exactly 100 bucks (plus tax). It's pretty decent at that price, and it'll provide more base than most sound bar subwoofers.

On the flip side,...
Forum: Soundbars   04-28-2013, 11:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,121
Posted By nr5667
If you route audio through the T.V, then your...

If you route audio through the T.V, then your Aunt doesn't have to worry about changing inputs on the Vizio to get sound with her picture if she goes from cable to blu-ray. The only issue is if the...
Forum: Soundbars   04-28-2013, 11:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,872
Posted By nr5667
How thick is the T.V? I have a Plasma T.V and I...

How thick is the T.V? I have a Plasma T.V and I just rest the sound bar on the top of the T.V... Granted if there's ever on earth quake I'm in trouble, but otherwise it's actually pretty stable,...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   04-27-2013, 03:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,359
Posted By nr5667
This argument about Nordost cables might have...

This argument about Nordost cables might have mattered in 2006 - but today with the prevalence of digital, it seems a bit anachronistic.
Forum: What's Your System Configuration   04-23-2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,415
Posted By nr5667
I have owned zvox devices, and they are pretty...

I have owned zvox devices, and they are pretty good for music - but, zvox like all soundbar doesn't really spread out sound like discrete speakers do. However, I have a zvox 325 which is very...
Forum: Latest Industry News   04-22-2013, 05:05 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 13,875
Posted By nr5667
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by vinnie97 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Latest Industry News   04-21-2013, 10:50 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 13,875
Posted By nr5667
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Radio81 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Soundbars   04-21-2013, 01:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 14,196
Posted By nr5667
Why not just buy a stereo receiver and a pair of...

Why not just buy a stereo receiver and a pair of speakers? It'll cost about the same as a sound bar, and receivers have headphone jacks. I appreciate your desire for a minimalist and space saving...
Forum: Soundbars   04-19-2013, 01:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 222
Posted By nr5667
Only thing I'm aware of that you can do is...

Only thing I'm aware of that you can do is simply make sure your sound bar volume is not piggybacking on your T.V volume controls.
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   04-07-2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 385
Posted By nr5667
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Sony+-+200W+2.0-Ch.+S...

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Sony+-+200W+2.0-Ch.+Stereo+Receiver/4550834.p?id=1218487074629&skuId=4550834&st=9693507%204550834%203726066%203720709%207243067&cp=1&lp=2
...
Forum: Soundbars   04-07-2013, 10:50 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 30,748
Posted By nr5667
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by MasterFramer http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   04-04-2013, 04:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 546
Posted By nr5667
What about a pair of good self powered computer...

What about a pair of good self powered computer speakers?

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Audioengine+-+5%2B+Premium+Powered+Speaker+System+(2-Piece)+-+White/3919064.p?id=1218443573255&skuId=3919064...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   04-02-2013, 10:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,501
Posted By nr5667
I'll just toss it out, but my parents have a...

I'll just toss it out, but my parents have a motorola DVR with comcast, and they were getting a hum until I changed their connection from the cable box to the receiver from analog to digital.
Forum: Soundbars   04-02-2013, 10:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 349
Posted By nr5667
Here is a review from Wired -...

Here is a review from Wired - http://www.wired.com/reviews/2012/04/leon-speakers/all/

Looks like it's a high end boutique speaker company.
Forum: Soundbars   04-01-2013, 03:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 222
Posted By nr5667
Certain sound bars learn your T.V's remote...

Certain sound bars learn your T.V's remote commands (instead of using a separate remote for the sound bar). The result is that when you press the volume buttons on your T.V remote, the T.V will give...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   04-01-2013, 12:41 PM
Replies: 3,047
Views: 81,249
Posted By nr5667
It's not a conspiracy, you just described...

It's not a conspiracy, you just described anything that's high priced within a market.

It's not different than comparing a 15 dollar bottle of whine to a 1,500 dollar bottle of wine.

That is...
Forum: Soundbars   03-31-2013, 10:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,386
Posted By nr5667
Seems like a gimmick, especially since it only...

Seems like a gimmick, especially since it only has (according to cnet) 1" tweeters. that seems pretty crazy, my sound bar has 4 3" speakers in addition to the tweeters - still small speakers, but I...
Forum: What's Your System Configuration   03-30-2013, 09:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,258
Posted By nr5667
Older thread, but I will just add that I have...

Older thread, but I will just add that I have all Ikea furniture (it's not durable, that's for sure), and I just bought L brackets at home depot and screwed them into the studs and into the...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   03-30-2013, 12:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 519
Posted By nr5667
You can buy 5.1 speaker sets - this removes a...

You can buy 5.1 speaker sets - this removes a lot of confusion about buying speakers that blend well together, and buying a subwoofer that is similarly well blending. After that, just buy a 5.1...
Forum: Soundbars   03-29-2013, 12:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 440
Posted By nr5667
Why won't it be able to accommodate a 5.1...

Why won't it be able to accommodate a 5.1 system? I only ask, because if you want to keep your current sub, maybe you should just get an unpowered sound bar...
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