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Forum: Speakers   02-12-2016, 03:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 138
Posted By Elihawk
Let me rephrase...if you really need to have...

Let me rephrase...if you really need to have small speakers, then it would be highly recommended that you go 2.1 and buy at least one big speaker (subwoofer). If you go with larger bookshelves with...
Forum: Speakers   02-12-2016, 02:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 138
Posted By Elihawk
If Music is your #1...

If Music is your #1 (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) concern, just get a really good pair of bookshelf speakers that have decent bass extension with a decent...
Forum: Speakers   02-12-2016, 02:43 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,321
Posted By Elihawk
I have owned the Polk monitor series and I...

I have owned the Polk monitor series and I currently own EMPtek speakers (not the 55ti, but the now discontinued mini tower, the e5ti). IMHO and only mine, the EMPtek speakers were better in every...
Forum: Speakers   02-11-2016, 05:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 396
Posted By Elihawk
Of course, they don't and don't have to budget...

Of course, they don't and don't have to budget return cost for 100% of the orders, unless their product really sucks! :)

On the other side of the equation, some company charge more for shipping...
Forum: Speakers   02-11-2016, 05:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 329
Posted By Elihawk
Cheap speaker will annoy your neighbors much more...

Cheap speaker will annoy your neighbors much more when loud than good speakers when loud! Distortion...
Forum: Speakers   02-11-2016, 03:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 168
Posted By Elihawk
Depending on how spread out your L/R speakers...

Depending on how spread out your L/R speakers are, you will likely need a center at some point. The Philharmonic AA are an excellent choice and in the 2-300 dollars range/pr, might have the best...
Forum: Speakers   02-11-2016, 03:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 199
Posted By Elihawk
interest you should ask that. I have some...

interest you should ask that. I have some reasonably expensive speaker in a bedroom set up in a music mostly 2.0 (Phil- BMR, 1,400/pr). For critical music listening, these speaker are excellent and...
Forum: Speakers   02-11-2016, 10:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 730
Posted By Elihawk
Zorba is entitled to his opinions on the use of a...

Zorba is entitled to his opinions on the use of a mismatched center...but I will repeat, again, my experience with mismatch center. Ran a mismatched front stage for about a year, and for TV, not much...
Forum: Speakers   02-11-2016, 10:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 168
Posted By Elihawk
Well, starting from Audio scratch, 1000 dollar...

Well, starting from Audio scratch, 1000 dollar budget can work, but won't get you anything close to high quality- but that means different things to different people! Wireless system don't get...
Forum: Speakers   02-11-2016, 08:50 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 772
Posted By Elihawk
Well, unless they were describing something about...

Well, unless they were describing something about the build quality on you tube, you really only hear what your computer speakers are capable of and not what the speakers being previewed are capable...
Forum: Speakers   02-11-2016, 07:11 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 772
Posted By Elihawk
Of course he has...but you will never see those....

Of course he has...but you will never see those. Usually the professionals will decline to review a product they have heard and cannot recommend. Especially if they review a product that doesn't...
Forum: Speakers   02-11-2016, 06:23 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 772
Posted By Elihawk
Zorba and other disagree about the center...

Zorba and other disagree about the center matching...let me put it this way. I ran a mismatched center for about a year and thought it sounded pretty good...then I got the matching center and all I...
Forum: Speakers   02-11-2016, 06:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 396
Posted By Elihawk
Yes, no doubt no one can audition all speakers....

Yes, no doubt no one can audition all speakers. And agree, user reviews are pretty worthless. However, they is NO substitute for auditioning speakers in your own home/room, so I really see no...
Forum: Speakers   02-11-2016, 05:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 396
Posted By Elihawk
Another way to look at it...let say speaker X ...

Another way to look at it...let say speaker X and speaker Y both cost 500/pr. both have a 50% markup, so 50 % of the cost is parts, labors, other cost...50% is profit.
Speaker X offers free...
Forum: Speakers   02-10-2016, 04:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 396
Posted By Elihawk
Well, I prefer to buy from companies that are...

Well, I prefer to buy from companies that are upfront with all their cost, including shipping. For instance, Dennis Murphy will tell you what drivers are in his speakers and you can look up what it...
Forum: Speakers   02-10-2016, 02:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 396
Posted By Elihawk
However, my guess is that companies that offer...

However, my guess is that companies that offer free shipping both ways figure that cost into the speaker- what if I keep the speaker? Why should I pay for shipping both ways (built into the cost of...
Forum: Speakers   02-10-2016, 01:18 PM
Replies: 6,257
Views: 241,370
Posted By Elihawk
I too have noticed that my Yamaha sets my...

I too have noticed that my Yamaha sets my speakers "hotter" than my Denon. After a little play with speaker toe in and subwoofer gain, I reran YAPO recently and now, I won't go much below -20 dB. The...
Forum: Speakers   02-10-2016, 11:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 422
Posted By Elihawk
Why would speakers sound different from a tube...

Why would speakers sound different from a tube amp versus regular electronic amp? Isn't the job of the amp to power the speaker to reproduce a particular sound (source material)? If a tube amp...
Forum: Speakers   02-10-2016, 10:51 AM
Replies: 6,257
Views: 241,370
Posted By Elihawk
yes, I am guilty of this as well...my second row...

yes, I am guilty of this as well...my second row couch is at the same "level" as my front theater speakers and you can hear difference in SQ. If you, or I want a second row, the seats should really...
Forum: Speakers   02-09-2016, 06:19 PM
Replies: 6,257
Views: 241,370
Posted By Elihawk
yes, you have plenty of power. I doubt the 6/8ohm...

yes, you have plenty of power. I doubt the 6/8ohm is the reason why your system isn't getting loud.
How high is your ceiling? Not sure what is wrong, but something is amiss. When you run Audessy,...
Forum: Speakers   02-09-2016, 03:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 772
Posted By Elihawk
Well, I wouldn't buy something temporary...you...

Well, I wouldn't buy something temporary...you could either buy a pair of bookshelf speakers now and if you want to do so, move them to surrounds when you have a bigger room or get tower now to get...
Forum: Speakers   02-09-2016, 03:24 PM
Replies: 6,257
Views: 241,370
Posted By Elihawk
No, I wouldn't toe them out...sorry, bad...

No, I wouldn't toe them out...sorry, bad terminology. lessen the toe in a bit.


not sure what is going on, but I have a crappy Yamaha AV receiver with something like 75 wpc and the smaller...
Forum: Speakers   02-09-2016, 02:16 PM
Replies: 6,257
Views: 241,370
Posted By Elihawk
Keep in mind, that is VERY movie specific. I have...

Keep in mind, that is VERY movie specific. I have some movies that I listen to at -20 dB and they are really loud. I have others I have to bump the volume up to -10 dB and still not as loud/dynamic....
Forum: Speakers   02-09-2016, 10:14 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 772
Posted By Elihawk
Well, my opinion is that life is too short to...

Well, my opinion is that life is too short to listen to TV speakers- even for a few months. Zorba's suggestions allows for upgrade/changes as the space changes. I might suggest spending even less on...
Forum: Speakers   02-08-2016, 08:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 493
Posted By Elihawk
much like your speakers, you subwoofer is pretty...

much like your speakers, you subwoofer is pretty good as well. however, it seems like the eD sub have some Amp issues, so maybe that is one place to start. I don't think you get huge improvement...
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