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Forum: Soundbars   07-21-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 100
Posted By drfreeman60
I have owned Yamaha YSP sound bars and heard many...

I have owned Yamaha YSP sound bars and heard many more (but none in the past two years, so take this with a grain of salt).


None could hold a candle sonically to the top line Sony's.


My...
Forum: Soundbars   07-21-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 90
Posted By drfreeman60
Probably either of the first three speakers you...

Probably either of the first three speakers you mention would work. The YSP 1400 would probably look too big physically for your system.


Any reason why you are rejecting a woofer? As info,...
Forum: Soundbars   07-21-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 230
Posted By drfreeman60
A sound bar can have good sound. Period. Are...

A sound bar can have good sound. Period. Are you interested in good sound?


If you want surround and special effects, a soundbar is usually worthless. Period. If that is what you equate with...
Forum: Soundbars   07-21-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 163
Posted By drfreeman60
The two you mentioned are good choices for music....

The two you mentioned are good choices for music. Best musical soundbar I have heard (and owned) is the Pioneer. Still available at very good prices (probably much less than the two you mentioned)....
Forum: Soundbars   07-17-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 515
Posted By drfreeman60
Onkyo makes excellent electronics and from what I...

Onkyo makes excellent electronics and from what I have heard their approach (as well as Pioneer's) to Dolby Atmos is first class.


To do Atmos correctly, you do need dedicated Atmos speakers and...
Forum: Soundbars   07-17-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 68
Posted By drfreeman60
Roberto, I didn't say wireless, but small. I was...

Roberto, I didn't say wireless, but small. I was thinking a small powered speaker like the eMotiva 4s or 5s. If you look at Steve Guttenberg's reviews on cnet.com you can see a number of small...
Forum: Soundbars   07-16-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 160
Posted By drfreeman60
You have a Sony TV. Sony makes excellent...

You have a Sony TV. Sony makes excellent soundbars (from a sonic perspective) as does Pioneer. That would be my first two stops.


Samsung does not make a decent soundbar in my experience. Polk...
Forum: Soundbars   07-16-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 68
Posted By drfreeman60
I believe that the Samsung Shape speaker is a...

I believe that the Samsung Shape speaker is a full range monaural speaker. I am not sure how you would feed any single speaker a specific channel of a multi-channel audio feed.


Also, this would...
Forum: Soundbars   07-16-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 227
Posted By drfreeman60
You should probably not have posted in someone...

You should probably not have posted in someone else's thread. It sounds like you have your soundbar connected to your TV via HDMI possibly to the ARC port and anytime you switch your TV on it will...
Forum: Soundbars   07-16-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 515
Posted By drfreeman60
This sounds like a wise choice. Anyone who...

This sounds like a wise choice. Anyone who believes they are receiving anywhere near a decent value from Sonos should talk to my African friend. Former prince who has millions that he is attempting...
Forum: Soundbars   07-16-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 1
  Setup?
Views: 52
Posted By drfreeman60
The Sony should have somewhat better sound than...

The Sony should have somewhat better sound than almost any Samsung. Not sure what reference material you are using.


The woofer should never face the wall as you are muting it and cutting off...
Forum: Soundbars   07-16-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 75
Posted By drfreeman60
Connect the RCA outputs from the TV (analog) to...

Connect the RCA outputs from the TV (analog) to the RCA inputs on the soundbar (analog).


Select analog from the input selector on the soundbar.
Forum: Soundbars   07-16-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 302
Posted By drfreeman60
For good sound, typically Sony is hard to beat. ...

For good sound, typically Sony is hard to beat. Pioneer is designed by Andrew Jones, one of the top designers in the business and has excellent sound, can play very loud if that is a criteria and is...
Forum: Soundbars   07-16-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 515
Posted By drfreeman60
Heretic opinion. I prefer good sound. I...

Heretic opinion.


I prefer good sound. I prefer good monaural over mediocre five channel. This is not the norm on these forums as everyone will tell you that multi-channel is always ten times...
Forum: Community News & Polls   07-16-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 4,744
Posted By drfreeman60
I voted yes. However, I still have my ZT60 which...

I voted yes. However, I still have my ZT60 which is working perfectly, so that purchase will not happen soon (I hope).


My only issue from viewing this at Magnolia is the curved screen and I...
Forum: Soundbars   07-08-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 94
Posted By drfreeman60
Just to keep things simple, I would look for a...

Just to keep things simple, I would look for a soundbar that would allow for the most direct hook-up possible from your source.


If your sources is HTPC, I would use the 3.5mm connection to...
Forum: Soundbars   07-08-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,913
Posted By drfreeman60
Mark I think you have an excellent case...

Mark


I think you have an excellent case for returning your refurbished purchase. The odds are in your favor that if the sub will not synch in your home, they will also not synch from your place...
Forum: Soundbars   07-08-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 154
Posted By drfreeman60
Thanks. I didn't do any research, just made rash...

Thanks. I didn't do any research, just made rash assumptions this making an ass out of me and umption. Poor umption. This has happened to him so many times before.


Also, I have spent the past...
Forum: Soundbars   07-07-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 154
Posted By drfreeman60
How very strange. The most recent receivers that...

How very strange. The most recent receivers that I have worked with were models from either Onkyo or Pioneer and both passed all output, 2-channel analog only, via the tape output as well as the...
Forum: Soundbars   07-02-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 207
Posted By drfreeman60
Wattage does not mean anything.

Wattage does not mean anything.
Forum: Soundbars   07-02-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 170
Posted By drfreeman60
I have an older (2009) JVC BA-10 4-channel...

I have an older (2009) JVC BA-10 4-channel soundbar. This replaced a Yamaha soundbar with 40-something speakers.


The JVC has a surround mode that like the Yamaha surround mode totally sucks. ...
Forum: Soundbars   07-02-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 131
Posted By drfreeman60
First of all, whether your sound bar is 2.1, 3.1...

First of all, whether your sound bar is 2.1, 3.1 or whether you are looking at home audio as 2-ch or 3-ch is probably irrelevant.


The soundbar is going to be placed directly in front of your TV....
Forum: Soundbars   07-02-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 227
Posted By drfreeman60
If you want control with your receiver, your only...

If you want control with your receiver, your only choice would be a passive sound bar. Your choices are fewer.


It is almost impossible to integrate an active soundbar with existing passive...
Forum: Soundbars   07-02-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 154
Posted By drfreeman60
You can connect your receiver to your soundbar if...

You can connect your receiver to your soundbar if you are looking to use your receiver as a switching source for the devices connected to it and for the built-in AM-FM radio.


Very simply...
Forum: Soundbars   07-02-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 122
Posted By drfreeman60
I have heard some Zvox speakers in the past. ...

I have heard some Zvox speakers in the past. Never impressed.


I have the original Andrew Jones Pioneer Soundbar in my office and the sound is really quite accurate and entertaining. This is...
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