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Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   05-04-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 40
Posted By PlasmaPZ80U
Home Depot and Lowes appear to have several...

Home Depot and Lowes appear to have several choices. I think rubber doorstops/wedges are the least likely to slip. Does it matter how long it is, such as 4 vs 6 inches? I think my speaker is about...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   05-04-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 40
Posted By PlasmaPZ80U
Center Channel Aimed Up to Ear Level

I want to aim up my Sony Core SS-CS8 Center Channel Speaker to ear level. What's a good and cheap way to do so?
Forum: Speakers   05-03-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 3,391
Posted By PlasmaPZ80U
If I want to angle up my center channel a bit,...

If I want to angle up my center channel a bit, what's a good way to?
Forum: Speakers   05-03-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 3,391
Posted By PlasmaPZ80U
Watching Godzilla (BD)... dialogue is in fact...

Watching Godzilla (BD)... dialogue is in fact much smoother, cleaner, and clearer sounding and there is more bass than with the 90Hz crossover. It seems Audioholics is spot on when they say speakers...
Forum: Speakers   05-03-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 3,391
Posted By PlasmaPZ80U
I was curious if 100Hz sounded any better and it...

I was curious if 100Hz sounded any better and it does somewhat. Better sounding dialogue and some more bass. I've only watched movies in DD+ 5.1 channel on the Netflix app so far with the 100Hz...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-30-2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 2,572
Views: 202,086
Posted By PlasmaPZ80U
Do you mean disabling bass management for the...

Do you mean disabling bass management for the front speakers is bad for mid and upper frequencies? It sounds like you are saying the opposite unless it's a typo.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-30-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 2,572
Views: 202,086
Posted By PlasmaPZ80U
I maintain that raising sw level in the avr is...

I maintain that raising sw level in the avr is the easiest and simplest way to increase low bass frequencies without screwing up the overall sound balance completely like extra bass can do.
Forum: Speakers   04-30-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 3,391
Posted By PlasmaPZ80U
Finally, I decided to stick with the 90Hz...

Finally, I decided to stick with the 90Hz crossover. Dialogue sounds completely natural and bass sounds like it's coming directly out of the speaker(s) the action is focused at. This results in a...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-30-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 2,572
Views: 202,086
Posted By PlasmaPZ80U
I think if you prefer more bass optimizing...

I think if you prefer more bass optimizing subwoofer placement and increasing subwoofer gain is a better approach than setting the front speakers to large and turning on extra bass. Also, consider...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   04-30-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 766
Posted By PlasmaPZ80U
Sure. When reviewers talk about features and...

Sure. When reviewers talk about features and specs all is well. As soon as they talk about sound quality, things fall into the bottomless pit of hearing bias. In other words what they say may be...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   04-29-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 766
Posted By PlasmaPZ80U
Can you be more specific with regards to...

Can you be more specific with regards to reviewers? And where exactly should I get audio advice from?
Forum: Speakers   04-29-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 3,391
Posted By PlasmaPZ80U
Well, I really can't find anything significantly...

Well, I really can't find anything significantly wrong with a 90Hz crossover. Perhaps a more experienced, discerning ear could but I can't. At least not with movies that don't feature exaggerated...
Forum: Speakers   04-29-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 3,391
Posted By PlasmaPZ80U
For example, do I want to avoid vendor's sites...

For example, do I want to avoid vendor's sites like Cambridge Audio or Crutchfield?
Forum: Speakers   04-29-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 3,391
Posted By PlasmaPZ80U
I've been doing a lot of reading from the...

I've been doing a lot of reading from the Audioholics.com website. Are there sites to avoid when reading about audio and ones not to miss?
Forum: Speakers   04-28-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 3,391
Posted By PlasmaPZ80U
Also, when I watch movies in the theater like the...

Also, when I watch movies in the theater like the latest Fast and Furious (7) they seem way louder than anything I ever listen at home. In fact, I measured average levels in the theater a bit via my...
Forum: Speakers   04-28-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 3,391
Posted By PlasmaPZ80U
On a separate note, I have yet to find anything...

On a separate note, I have yet to find anything off with the 90Hz crossover. It may just mean that 90Hz is the lowest setting worth using with my current setup. Some movies tend to have characters...
Forum: Speakers   04-28-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 3,391
Posted By PlasmaPZ80U
Question: I was watching Batman Begins (BD) with...

Question: I was watching Batman Begins (BD) with my receiver at -37.5 dB and measured peaks just under 70 dB or so according to the sound meter app on my Samsung GS4 Smartphone. It sounded very loud...
Forum: Speakers   04-27-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 3,391
Posted By PlasmaPZ80U
Decided to take many more pics of entire HT setup...

Decided to take many more pics of entire HT setup for future reference...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   04-26-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 48,885
Posted By PlasmaPZ80U
You can play BD movies with either linear pcm or...

You can play BD movies with either linear pcm or bitstream direct, both are lossless as long as the movie has a lossless soundtrack.

Picture quality is top notch on both consoles. Main drawback...
Forum: Speakers   04-26-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 3,391
Posted By PlasmaPZ80U
Well, this is by no means my final opinion but...

Well, this is by no means my final opinion but with 80Hz I felt something was a little off or missing. With 90Hz, I get the feeling I can just enjoy the audio and nothing is off enough for me to...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   04-26-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 48,885
Posted By PlasmaPZ80U
You can play BD movies with either linear pcm or...

You can play BD movies with either linear pcm or bitstream direct, both are lossless as long as the movie has a lossless soundtrack.

Picture quality is top notch on both consoles. Main drawback...
Forum: Speakers   04-25-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 3,391
Posted By PlasmaPZ80U
Finished the movie and rewatched the first 20...

Finished the movie and rewatched the first 20 minutes. My observations still stand. Also, this movie had a fair bit and variety of music which helped make it a more useful reference point. Based on...
Forum: Speakers   04-25-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 3,391
Posted By PlasmaPZ80U
Well, I'm currently watching a BD movie and about...

Well, I'm currently watching a BD movie and about 20 minutes in I switched to a 90Hz crossover. Immediately, I noticed some subtle but significant improvements: more clarity and depth and more...
Forum: Speakers   04-24-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 3,391
Posted By PlasmaPZ80U
My mind is being drawn to sibilance with the bd...

My mind is being drawn to sibilance with the bd movie I'm watching now and it makes me wonder if the increased apparent distortion is really an increase in detail... vs. smoother, cleaner sound that...
Forum: Speakers   04-24-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 3,391
Posted By PlasmaPZ80U
And just a question about terminology, when...

And just a question about terminology, when people say main speakers do they mean everything except the subwoofer or just the fronts or just the front left/right?
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