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Forum: Speakers   03-04-2015, 02:22 PM
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Posted By R Harkness
Here's another thumbs up for Bose. I've been...

Here's another thumbs up for Bose.

I've been into audio much of my life, and have heard top-level audio gear decade after decade, so I'm not coming at this with the perspective of a naive newbie. ...
Forum: Speakers   03-04-2015, 01:04 PM
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Views: 132,226
Posted By R Harkness
This is exactly my dilemma. Yes the Thiels are in...

This is exactly my dilemma. Yes the Thiels are in pretty much mint condition. As I say, my one issue is that I love the look of a good speaker finish and LOVE what I've seen of the amber wood and...
Forum: Speakers   03-04-2015, 12:52 PM
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Posted By R Harkness
Ok, thanks. As for after-hours time...

Ok, thanks.

As for after-hours time listening: I have read numerous times the Thiels are actually quite good for low volume listening, in that they maintain their detail and sense of life even at...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   03-04-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 1,510
Views: 113,547
Posted By R Harkness
FWIW, I just measured my widest Devore curtain,...

FWIW, I just measured my widest Devore curtain, pulled out and then stacked. The curtain is 10 feet wide, and stacks to 1 foot wide. So there's a 10:1 ratio you might be able to work with. If I'd...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   03-02-2015, 11:21 AM
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Posted By R Harkness
lovingdvd, That original post of yours...

lovingdvd,

That original post of yours detailing the results of testing darkening the room was very helpful when I was doing research
on my home theatre, years ago.

If you've read this thread,...
Forum: Latest Industry News   02-28-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,427
Posted By R Harkness
saprano, Thanks, but no it wasn't The...

saprano,

Thanks, but no it wasn't The Captains.

In fact after posting I finally found out what it was. It was a clip from "Mind Meld: Secrets Behind the Voyage of a Lifetime (2001)"
...
Forum: Latest Industry News   02-28-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,427
Posted By R Harkness
I was so sad to hear of Leonard Nimoy's passing. ...

I was so sad to hear of Leonard Nimoy's passing. Is there a more iconic TV character?

I grew up watching the original series, always enjoyed it, but was never a "Trekkie." I re-visted the series...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   02-28-2015, 10:45 AM
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Posted By R Harkness
Mr. Bob, Congrats on the epic thread. ...

Mr. Bob,

Congrats on the epic thread.

It's been a long time since I watched a CRT RPTV and as a black level fiend myself, I understand the allure. Though for me RPTVs of all stripe were ruled...
Forum: Speakers   02-27-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 1,108
Views: 132,226
Posted By R Harkness
For imaging etc yes there will be an optimal...

For imaging etc yes there will be an optimal triangular relationship (well, depending on what type of imaging one favors).

But I'm talking specifically about driver integration, where you don't...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   02-27-2015, 12:14 PM
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Views: 113,547
Posted By R Harkness
Thanks, I never knew those existed. Though...

Thanks, I never knew those existed.

Though if I understand how they would fit, it would be a bit problematic for aesthetics. Looks like they'd make the HUE lightbulbs stick out of my track light...
Forum: Speakers   02-26-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 1,108
Views: 132,226
Posted By R Harkness
Hey Thiel 3.7 owners… I've pretty much...

Hey Thiel 3.7 owners…

I've pretty much decided on getting the 3.7s over the 2.7s. But I do have some limitations, not much room to play with.

Which brings on another question I could use help...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   02-26-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 1,510
Views: 113,547
Posted By R Harkness
Thanks for the info on the Philips Hue system...

Thanks for the info on the Philips Hue system Zombie!

I'd love to replace my current LCD coloured light bulbs, because the remote control option is crappy - you have to stand right under the bulbs...
Forum: Speakers   02-25-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 1,108
Views: 132,226
Posted By R Harkness
I don't think the re-sale value of products,...

I don't think the re-sale value of products, audio products especially, is good to begin with. It's almost always crappy. Buying an audio component new is like driving a new car off the lot, not...
Forum: Speakers   02-25-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 1,108
Views: 132,226
Posted By R Harkness
Just something I was remembering and thinking...

Just something I was remembering and thinking about. A long time ago when I talked to Jim Thiel about speaker design, I was asking why did he go the route he did, and asked him whether he liked...
Forum: Speakers   02-25-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 1,108
Views: 132,226
Posted By R Harkness
Thanks for the info on the crossovers, richardyc....

Thanks for the info on the crossovers, richardyc.

I was sort of looking into that too, since I considered picking up a Thiel sub (to use with my MBL monitors, actually).

On that note: I am...
Forum: Speakers   02-24-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 1,108
Views: 132,226
Posted By R Harkness
Folks, anyone who has the CS 3.7 (or the 2.7), I...

Folks, anyone who has the CS 3.7 (or the 2.7), I could really use some input:

After doing some exhaustive planning it turns out, for reasons I can get into later, I would have to have my Thiel...
Forum: Speakers   02-24-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,589
Posted By R Harkness
Yes, I'd forgotten about it until I entered this...

Yes, I'd forgotten about it until I entered this thread.

Next thing you know a company like Thiel will be making "me-too" speakers lacking coax-drivers, with high order cross-overs .
...
Forum: Speakers   02-23-2015, 10:19 PM
Replies: 3,792
Views: 1,023,289
Posted By R Harkness
My speakers: Hales Transcendence T1 monitors...

My speakers:

Hales Transcendence T1 monitors for L/R home theater. Hales Transcendence Center Channel (a very rare combination of huge rich sound, while being super clear, and no sibilance for...
Forum: Speakers   02-23-2015, 10:07 PM
Replies: 1,108
Views: 132,226
Posted By R Harkness
For years I've felt Thiels were among the nicest...

For years I've felt Thiels were among the nicest looking speakers. They are elegant, so substantial, impeccably constructed and finished. (Or...they were....sigh...).

I would like to add...
Forum: Speakers   02-23-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 1,108
Views: 132,226
Posted By R Harkness
Well, I should hope so. :D Aesthetics...

Well, I should hope so. :D



Aesthetics are hugely important to me as well. I'm super critical of how a speaker looks.
And I agree with you about the 2.7, it's a nicer design than the 3.7. ...
Forum: Speakers   02-23-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,116
Posted By R Harkness
Excellent review as usual! (fugly speakers,...

Excellent review as usual!

(fugly speakers, though, IMO...I'm sensitive to gear aesthetics)
Forum: Speakers   02-23-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 1,108
Views: 132,226
Posted By R Harkness
Thanks markus46. Yes, I've heard that Thiel...

Thanks markus46.

Yes, I've heard that Thiel will still support the 2.7 and 3.7 line.

As for break-in, I guess for me it doesn't matter since I'd be getting a second hand pair anyway.
I'm in...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   02-21-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 637
Posted By R Harkness
I would have been much more excited if this was...

I would have been much more excited if this was anounced after District 9. I'm less excited given Blomkamp's follow up
Elysium.
Also, Elysium seemed to really repeat the visual style of District...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   02-21-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 99,485
Posted By R Harkness
I virtually never notice banding on Blu-Ray. ...

I virtually never notice banding on Blu-Ray. Apparently this is something I'm not sensitive too - or to which others are exceedingly sensitive (just as I am to hot-spotting and other screen issues)....
Forum: Speakers   02-17-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 1,108
Views: 132,226
Posted By R Harkness
Old Fud, That's encouraging. (Though not...

Old Fud,

That's encouraging. (Though not about the break in. I'm something of a skeptic about speaker break in, as I think *most* tales of break in are people getting used to the sound vs the...
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