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Forum: Speakers   01-29-2015, 08:53 AM
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Posted By mde8965
Congratulations. Your impressions are not unlike...

Congratulations. Your impressions are not unlike my own when I got my S2's and hooked them up. Except I was coming from Paradigm Studio's.


I find that since I have had my Ascends with RAAL...
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   01-27-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 328
Posted By mde8965
I was getting the HD track for DTS-HD-MA at least...

I was getting the HD track for DTS-HD-MA at least according to my receiver.


I totally agree, its just not worth the hassle to get the TrueHD track. Yes I can get it on the Mede8er, which I...
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   01-22-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 328
Posted By mde8965
Yeah I like Plex, particularly Plex Home theater...

Yeah I like Plex, particularly Plex Home theater on the mini in the living room. If it were not for that one little nagging problem with Blu-Ray rips and TrueHD I would be set. But I am very anal...
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   01-22-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 328
Posted By mde8965
If I only had one room that I wanted to stream my...

If I only had one room that I wanted to stream my media too I would have done something like this too. But trying to deploy my media to 5 different rooms (TV's), 3 of which are through AVR's and...
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   01-20-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 328
Posted By mde8965
Congrats on your new Mini. I ended up with...

Congrats on your new Mini.

I ended up with the mid-tier 2014 mini too. So far so good. I am running Plex on it and all of my media files are on a Synology NAS. Have been running Plex Home...
Forum: Speakers   01-08-2015, 05:58 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 743
Posted By mde8965
Oh, I missed this before my last reply. If it's...

Oh, I missed this before my last reply. If it's either the RTI's and just the one sub or Monitors and a 2nd $150 BIC F12 sub.... I would still go with the RTI's. Save your money for a better sub...
Forum: Speakers   01-08-2015, 05:54 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 743
Posted By mde8965
IMHO you will be very happy with the Monitors...

IMHO you will be very happy with the Monitors considering where you are coming from HTIB right now. Not to say crazyrob45's suggestion isn't good. And the RTI's probably are better speakers as long...
Forum: Speakers   01-07-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 743
Posted By mde8965
Just a comment on your choice of subs. I had a...

Just a comment on your choice of subs. I had a BIC F12 that I bought for my small bedroom. Hated that thing. I have not experienced but have heard good things about the Dayton (again for the...
Forum: PlayStation Area   01-07-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 13,341
Posted By mde8965
Thanks for the replies. Based on this I have...

Thanks for the replies. Based on this I have begun my playthrough on Easy+. Not sure I will be able to get through it though. It is just waaaay too easy and it is boring me to death. I guess I...
Forum: PlayStation Area   01-06-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 13,341
Posted By mde8965
Quick question on this. I am at work so cannot...

Quick question on this. I am at work so cannot google search it as gaming sites are all blocked. But I have played this game through on Easy and again on normal. Now I wanted to go back and play...
Forum: Speakers   01-06-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 743
Posted By mde8965
That is a good system to start out with. I had...

That is a good system to start out with. I had pretty much the same system to start with back in 2009. Of course the Onkyo was a TX-NR608 then. But I had the Polk Monitor 70's and 40's and some...
Forum: Speakers   12-19-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 419
Posted By mde8965
Definitely option #2...

Definitely option #2 (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) or getting another S2 and have surrounds and rear surrounds or wides be RAAL too.

I have an all RAAL 5...
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   12-17-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 328
Posted By mde8965
Well, as a follow up to my own thread, I...

Well, as a follow up to my own thread, I purchased a mid-level late 2014 model from B&H. Looked hard at the late 2012's, but for my intended purposes and because I already have a iMac and MBP both...
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   12-16-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 328
Posted By mde8965
Thanks again for your reply. I kind of...

Thanks again for your reply.

I kind of figure that my plan will work very seamlessly,


One of the things I cannot decide on ... For my intended usage (iTunes ONLY feeding ATV), would I be...
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   12-16-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 328
Posted By mde8965
Thanks for the reply. But I don't really think...

Thanks for the reply. But I don't really think that is what I am looking for. I could use Airplay to merely play my iTunes compatible video files from my iMac if I wanted to go that route...

I...
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   12-16-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 328
Posted By mde8965
New to Mac Mini - Basic question

A little background. Right now I have roughly 4TB of movies and TV series (all legal) on a Synology NAS along with another 2TB of music (again all legal). I have a combination of 2 ATV2's and 3...
Forum: Speakers   12-15-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 598
Posted By mde8965
I'm glad you found the X4000 cheap as I and a few...

I'm glad you found the X4000 cheap as I and a few others on this thread were recommending. Again, the reason we (well I) was recommending this model instead of some of the lesser models even in your...
Forum: Speakers   12-15-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 334
Posted By mde8965
Go onto Ascend Acoustics website and read around...

Go onto Ascend Acoustics website and read around on that forum. You will see many instances of potential owners asking Dave (owner) the pro's and cons of the towers verses the S2's for both HT and...
Forum: Speakers   12-12-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 598
Posted By mde8965
You would probably get more responses if you were...

You would probably get more responses if you were to be specific about what features you want and need in the AVR (go to Denon's webpage and look through all their models and decide which features...
Forum: Speakers   12-12-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 20,970
Posted By mde8965
This! Love the Horizon. Best center I have...

This! Love the Horizon. Best center I have heard by far. To my ears much better (clear but not harsh) than any of the Paradigm's (Studio) I have had, Def Tec, Polk, etc. To me I am always amazed...
Forum: Speakers   11-07-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 376
Posted By mde8965
How high is very high? If you mean a little over...

How high is very high? If you mean a little over 50 (absolute) or -20 (relative) then that is normal. Receivers are not how they used to be where as if you turn up the volume to 1/3 it blasts you...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-04-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By mde8965
Nice speaker choice by the way. I have the S2's...

Nice speaker choice by the way. I have the S2's for my surrounds and Ascend towers with RAAL for my mains with the horizon (with RAAL) for my center.

This is only my opinion as I used to have the...
Forum: Speakers   10-30-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 4,089
Posted By mde8965
Ok, I will give this a go: $ 6,600 - 7...

Ok, I will give this a go:

$ 6,600 - 7 speakers (Ascend - All RAAL except rear surrounds)
$ 1,950 - 2 subs (Rythmik F15)
$ 1,200 - AVR (Denon AVR4311-ci)
$ 500 - Emotiva Amp
$ 1,800 -...
Forum: Speakers   10-27-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 305
Posted By mde8965
Your bedroom is set up just like mine, except you...

Your bedroom is set up just like mine, except you are trying to run back surrounds. You may as well ditch them, with your bed against the back wall and the side surrounds where they are, there is no...
Forum: Speakers   10-27-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 876
Posted By mde8965
THIS for sure! You really need to run audyssey,...

THIS for sure! You really need to run audyssey, and if you do not have a sub, make sure your front speakers are set to LARGE after audyssey is run, then turn ON Dynamic EQ. Then you can experiment...
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