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Forum: 2-Channel Audio   12-27-2014, 03:52 AM
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Views: 1,935
Posted By imagic
More a question of whether they become unpleasant...

More a question of whether they become unpleasant to listen to, due to a given tweeter's design, not whether they exist or not.
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   12-27-2014, 03:48 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 9,053
Posted By imagic
I'm hanging them in boxes, as opposed to mounting...

I'm hanging them in boxes, as opposed to mounting them directly in-ceiling. The boxes happen to be the exact enclosures GoldenEar used at the CEDIA 2014 Atmos demo, and I get to borrow them until the...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   12-27-2014, 02:38 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 9,053
Posted By imagic
Today's a pretty big day for my Atmos rig. I'm...

Today's a pretty big day for my Atmos rig. I'm hanging four GoldenEar Invisia HTR 7000 speakers, and by tonight I'll have in-ceiling Atmos up and running. One of my goals is to run two systems...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   12-26-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,935
Posted By imagic
AFAIK I tested a brand new pair. There's nothing...

AFAIK I tested a brand new pair. There's nothing about the drivers that signals to me a long break-in would make any real difference.

If there was any significant mechanical break-in (there...
Forum: Community News & Polls   12-24-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 691
Posted By imagic
I tweaked the Krell foundation's settings so the...

I tweaked the Krell foundation's settings so the system sounds ideal from the "main listening position," the center seat in the back row (out of 2 rows). I also dialed in a few adjustments to the...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   12-24-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,935
Posted By imagic
Yes, that's exactly what it is. I used adhesive...

Yes, that's exactly what it is. I used adhesive felt pads to make the whole thing work.
Forum: Speakers   12-24-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 702
Views: 43,477
Posted By imagic
Whenever I check into this thread, it amazes me...

Whenever I check into this thread, it amazes me how many people like the Behringer B215XL's sound. It's comforting to know I am not crazy!
Forum: Community News & Polls   12-24-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 691
Posted By imagic
They are just as demo-worthy as non-Atmos titles...

They are just as demo-worthy as non-Atmos titles since Atmos is backwards-compatible. I was particularly impressed by one scene in TMNT where they are sliding down a snowy mountainside in a truck....
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   12-23-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,935
Posted By imagic
I have no problem with that. I still plan to...

I have no problem with that. I still plan to review these speakers as part of a 7.1 (7.2, actually) system, and as a result I will also be able to revisit them in a 2.2 configuration. And I am open...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   12-23-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,935
Posted By imagic
Yes, but I decided it was an unfair comparison...

Yes, but I decided it was an unfair comparison for the review. In a nutshell, the B215XL's are hard to beat of you accept their limitations. Namely, they are large, they absolutely require a...
Forum: Community News & Polls   12-23-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 691
Posted By imagic
Reality vs Reproduction at Radio City Music Hall

http://www.avsforum.com/forum/imagehosting/7553095549a15ce0755f.jpg

While enjoying the Christmas Spectacular, Mark Henninger pondered the audiovisual differences between a live stage show and a...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   12-23-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,935
Posted By imagic
No fatigue. No issues with sibilance on anything...

No fatigue. No issues with sibilance on anything I listened to. Suggest a track you consider a good test and I will audition it.
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   12-23-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,935
Posted By imagic
SVS Prime Tower Speakers Official AVSForum Review

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Mark Henninger checks out a new 3.5-way tower from SVS. In a world awash with competent speakers, does the Prime distinguish...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   12-20-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 9,053
Posted By imagic
Correct, using any old speaker as a module by...

Correct, using any old speaker as a module by placing it on top of an existing speaker will not work. On the flip-side there are unsupported configurations that work quite well. Andrew Jones designed...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   12-20-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 9,053
Posted By imagic
If you mount a bookshelf high up on a wall, angle...

If you mount a bookshelf high up on a wall, angle it just right, and tell the receiver it is an in-ceiling speaker, that works. It's not an approved configuration, but you can get it to provide the...
Forum: Speakers   12-20-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 702
Views: 43,477
Posted By imagic
Grill off is the way to go, unless there's some...

Grill off is the way to go, unless there's some risk of damage...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   12-20-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 9,053
Posted By imagic
There's more to it than just aiming any driver at...

There's more to it than just aiming any driver at the ceiling. There's a bit of passive EQ going on (the so-called HRTF circuit (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Head-related_transfer_function)), and...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   12-19-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,365
Posted By imagic
Sure but Apple TV has nothing to do with TV. A...

Sure but Apple TV has nothing to do with TV. A Roku beats it by a mile in terms of channels. But neither device really fulfills what I consider the role of TV. what comes to mind is live sports,the...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   12-19-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 9,053
Posted By imagic
If you understand what the module is, an...

If you understand what the module is, an Atmos-enabled speaker is a speaker with an integrated module.
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   12-19-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,365
Posted By imagic
If the company you were talking about had a name...

If the company you were talking about had a name that started with S I'd feel more optimistic. I know which company is better at marketing and it's not the one with the name that starts with L.

I...
Forum: Community News & Polls   12-19-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,718
Posted By imagic
Very soon I will have both Atmos-enabled and...

Very soon I will have both Atmos-enabled and ceiling-speaker rigs in the same studio space.
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   12-19-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,365
Posted By imagic
I have no idea what the total cost of OLED...

I have no idea what the total cost of OLED research was, I do know that it represents a "sunk cost" - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunk_costs

OLED has to be more than just theoretically cheaper...
Forum: Speakers   12-19-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 702
Views: 43,477
Posted By imagic
You won't find too many of those posts because...

You won't find too many of those posts because most people think in the same terms you describe. It's a fact the B215XL does compete with consumer-oriented speakers that cost several times as muchI...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   12-19-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,365
Posted By imagic
Why would LG throw money at marketing a...

Why would LG throw money at marketing a technology that currently costs more, suffers from limited production, and is available in fewer models and size options than LED-LCD? That's why I suspect...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   12-19-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,365
Posted By imagic
That is the reality of the situation, condensed...

That is the reality of the situation, condensed into three sentences. :eek:
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