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Forum: Speakers   02-07-2016, 01:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 83
Posted By ack_bk
Sound bars are a step up from stock tv speakers...

Sound bars are a step up from stock tv speakers but that's about it. With a sound bar you are limited by cabinet size, driver size, build design, and build quality. A 3.1 setup will be a huge...
Forum: Speakers   02-06-2016, 11:51 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,007
Posted By ack_bk
You typically have to leave the speakers when you...

You typically have to leave the speakers when you move, but I would just replace them with something cheap like Monoprice speakers when I listed my house.
Forum: Speakers   02-06-2016, 11:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 101
Posted By ack_bk
I would buy a receiver like this for $159: ...

I would buy a receiver like this for $159:
http://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/yamhtr3066bl/yamaha-htr-3066-5.1-a/v-receiver-like-rx-v375/1.html

It's a refurb but has a...
Forum: Speakers   02-05-2016, 05:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 262
Posted By ack_bk
PSB's are good speakers. I would personally...

PSB's are good speakers. I would personally recommend you demo them if possible (and even better if you can buy them and try them in your home and then return). I am not as familiar with Canadian...
Forum: Speakers   02-05-2016, 05:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 52
Posted By ack_bk
Use the bose in another room or sell them. I...

Use the bose in another room or sell them. I hate to bash them, but switching receivers is not really going to improve the sound as you are limited by the cabinet size, driver size, and overall...
Forum: Speakers   02-04-2016, 02:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 573
Posted By ack_bk
Buy all your audio gear and projector last. Also...

Buy all your audio gear and projector last. Also you might want to consider a receiver that supports Atmos and DTS:X as that is the competing Atmos format that DTS is going to push in 2016.
Forum: Speakers   02-03-2016, 12:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 573
Posted By ack_bk
I think you have a good list but I would skip the...

I think you have a good list but I would skip the Infinity subs and go internet direct. Something from SVS, Hsu, PSA, etc. Maybe buy one good sub now and another later. Just go ported for your...
Forum: Speakers   02-03-2016, 08:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 573
Posted By ack_bk
Actually if you cut a clean hole in your drywall...

Actually if you cut a clean hole in your drywall it is pretty trivial to patch the hole and cut another one if you want. There are lots of Youtube videos out there :)
Forum: Speakers   02-03-2016, 08:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 373
Posted By ack_bk
Disney also uses DTS-HD Master for the vast...

Disney also uses DTS-HD Master for the vast majority of their Blu-Ray releases. It could be that they are waiting for DTS:X for more penetration and use that format for advanced audio going forward....
Forum: Speakers   02-02-2016, 03:27 PM
Replies: 841
Views: 28,252
Posted By ack_bk
Correct. But to clarify you need to decide if...

Correct. But to clarify you need to decide if you want to install 2 or 4 in ceiling speakers.

http://res.cloudinary.com/hrscywv4p/image/upload/c_limit,h_900,w_1200/tv2xkpbj81trvrzyjht2.jpg
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Forum: Speakers   02-02-2016, 02:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 102
Posted By ack_bk
Totem should be a step up, I think you are...

Totem should be a step up, I think you are looking at the right option based on your needs. The Kin in-wall speakers are awesome. Some of my favorites and I think they sound better than speakers...
Forum: Speakers   02-02-2016, 02:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 373
Posted By ack_bk
I also saw it in Atmos, but I don't think it is...

I also saw it in Atmos, but I don't think it is confirmed that the Blu-Ray does not have Atmos? I know Amazon listed specs, but you can't trust Amazon specs..
Forum: Speakers   02-02-2016, 01:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 146
Posted By ack_bk
Ideally you would want to have matching drivers,...

Ideally you would want to have matching drivers, etc. Many companies are experiencing with custom drivers and specific type of dampening to improve the effects as well. But yeah astehtics are kinda...
Forum: Speakers   02-02-2016, 12:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 295
Posted By ack_bk
Well we are only talking ceiling speakers to...

Well we are only talking ceiling speakers to achieve the Atmos effect. He is not replacing all his speakers with in-wall. Your right though, it can be challenging to get them wired up and holes cut...
Forum: Speakers   02-02-2016, 12:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 102
Posted By ack_bk
Okay that helps. That's a tough spot. It's...

Okay that helps. That's a tough spot. It's aesthetics vs function. Ideally you would want a center speaker from Kef that has similar characteristics as your front left+right. I know they make...
Forum: Speakers   02-02-2016, 12:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 272
Posted By ack_bk
Crutchfield has excellent support and return...

Crutchfield has excellent support and return policies. Best Buy should have no problem as well with return within the return window and no fee. Cruthfield may charge you for a return if it is a...
Forum: Speakers   02-02-2016, 11:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,961
Posted By ack_bk
This is just me, but you have enough room to...

This is just me, but you have enough room to build a false wall and go with an AT screen and pull it forward about 2'. That would give you a lot more options for speakers. I am using RLS II in-wall...
Forum: Speakers   02-02-2016, 11:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 102
Posted By ack_bk
Can you upload a picture of the wall/space so we...

Can you upload a picture of the wall/space so we can see. Having a hard time visualizing what you are talking about.
Forum: Speakers   02-02-2016, 10:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 272
Posted By ack_bk
Look into the Klipsch Reference Premier lineup. ...

Look into the Klipsch Reference Premier lineup. They are on sale right now at Crutchfield, Amazon, Best Buy, etc. I was able to demo some recently, and I have never been a huge Klipsch fan when it...
Forum: Speakers   02-02-2016, 10:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 414
Posted By ack_bk
Totally agree that EQ can really help, I also...

Totally agree that EQ can really help, I also agree that not all speakers are created equal. The only other factor I have not seen discussed is your room itself. This is where EQ can help for sure,...
Forum: Speakers   02-02-2016, 10:10 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 573
Posted By ack_bk
This is a good read: ...

This is a good read:
http://www.audioholics.com/loudspeaker-design/truth-about-in-wall-speakers
Forum: Speakers   02-02-2016, 10:06 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 573
Posted By ack_bk
You can build them, but you need to ensure that...

You can build them, but you need to ensure that the box is properly sized for the sound output. You would probably want to reachout to the manufacturer and get the specs from them to ensure you...
Forum: Speakers   02-02-2016, 09:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 373
Posted By ack_bk
I would agree with waiting and focusing on your...

I would agree with waiting and focusing on your subs much more bang for the buck. Atmos is maturing and prices will drop. I think the verdict is still really out on Atmos. There are very few...
Forum: Speakers   02-02-2016, 09:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 373
Posted By ack_bk
I don't see why that would not work. I did watch...

I don't see why that would not work. I did watch a YouTube video from Andrew Jones and one recommendation he made for Atmos was to try to match the same size woofer for all your speakers including...
Forum: Speakers   02-02-2016, 09:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 573
Posted By ack_bk
Oh, the Totem speakers that really impressed me...

Oh, the Totem speakers that really impressed me were the Kin in-walls. They retail for around $900 each (pretty sure you can get discounts). I was very impressed, I thought they sounded better than...
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