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Forum: Speakers   10-20-2014, 09:14 AM
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Posted By eljaycanuck
FWIW, here's why I think the 690 is the better...

FWIW, here's why I think the 690 is the better speaker. (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/89-speakers/559431-paradigm-owners-thread-709.html#post23512015)
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   10-20-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 63
Posted By eljaycanuck
$79 seems like a more realistic price for that...

$79 seems like a more realistic price for that sub.
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   10-20-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 63
Posted By eljaycanuck
According to the owner's manual for the SW-8MK2: ...

According to the owner's manual for the SW-8MK2:
- 8" driver
- 100W (max) amp
- 38-150Hz +/- ?dB


Parts-express.com has it for $157.49, shipped. IMO, the well-rated Dayton SUB-1200 (also at...
Forum: Speakers   10-20-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 642
Posted By eljaycanuck
A couple of options: - Two pairs of Pioneer...

A couple of options:
- Two pairs of Pioneer SP-BS22 bookshelf speakers ($97/pr., shipped, at amazon.com)
- A matching Pioneer SP-C22 center-channel speaker ($97, shipped, at amazon.com)
- A Dayton...
Forum: Speakers   10-20-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 402
Views: 7,279
Posted By eljaycanuck
That's an easy question to answer: Monoprice...

That's an easy question to answer: Monoprice cables work well, but they aren't sexy. They're not made with carpet teflon and mirror silver and quantum physics - the stuff that impresses...
Forum: Speakers   10-20-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 101
Posted By eljaycanuck
You need: - one set of stereo RCA (analogue)...

You need:
- one set of stereo RCA (analogue) connectors (such as this one (http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_id=102&cp_id=10218&cs_id=1021803&p_id=659&seq=1&format=2)) to hook the CD player to the...
Forum: Speakers   10-19-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 402
Views: 7,279
Posted By eljaycanuck
For quantum physics to work properly in cables,...

For quantum physics to work properly in cables, you need to add teflon (and maybe also mirror-silver), induce directionality and then immerse the cable in a liquid nitrogen bath to bring the atoms...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   10-19-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 120
Posted By eljaycanuck
The overall space is quite large. IMO, you...

The overall space is quite large. IMO, you should save up a bit and get something better. Options include:
- an SVS PB-1000 ($499, shipped, with free return shipping within 45 days);

- an...
Forum: Speakers   10-19-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 151
Posted By eljaycanuck
Have a look at Axiom Audio's surround speakers...

Have a look at Axiom Audio's surround speakers (http://www.axiomaudio.com/surround-sound-speakers). They're relatively shallow, but sound great. And Axiom ships internationally.
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   10-17-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 247
Posted By eljaycanuck
Then do one really good sub, such as the HSU...

Then do one really good sub, such as the HSU VTF-15H MK2 or the Rythmik FV15HP.

You'll get great performance...and should you ever decide to double up, you'll have one hell of nice pair of subs! ...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   10-17-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 92
Posted By eljaycanuck
Assuming an 8' ceiling, that's ~2,800 cu.ft. ...

Assuming an 8' ceiling, that's ~2,800 cu.ft. Dual PB-1000s would probably work well in there, but they might leave you wishing you'd gone with dual PB-2000s instead. :)
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   10-17-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 367
Posted By eljaycanuck
If you're willing to give side-table use a try, a...

If you're willing to give side-table use a try, a couple of options include:
- PSA XV15se ($899, shipped)
- SVS PB-2000 ($799, shipped)

Both subs include free return shipping (the PSA within 30...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   10-17-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 247
Posted By eljaycanuck
A few years back, a buddy of mine had a PW-2200...

A few years back, a buddy of mine had a PW-2200 and my 300W PB10-NSD gave it a pretty good run. IMO, the PB-2000 should easily outperform the PW in terms of overall output and extension.

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Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   10-17-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 367
Posted By eljaycanuck
Your current sub is 12.5" (w) x 17" (d) x 15.5"...

Your current sub is 12.5" (w) x 17" (d) x 15.5" (h). You're going to have a hard time finding a sub for your space that isn't larger than that.

Given the over all size of your room, you should...
Forum: Speakers   10-17-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 402
Views: 7,279
Posted By eljaycanuck
Curious: - Teflon in a carpet helps absorb...

Curious:
- Teflon in a carpet helps absorb acoustic reflections. What is the corresponding absorption application in a cable?
- The silver in a mirror lets you see your reflection. What is the...
Forum: Speakers   10-17-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 212
Posted By eljaycanuck
Unless his building is concrete-construction (vs....

Unless his building is concrete-construction (vs. wood-framed), in which case he may be able to get away with it on any floor.
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   10-17-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 423
Posted By eljaycanuck
It's definitely the cutest of the bunch. :)

It's definitely the cutest of the bunch. :)
Forum: Speakers   10-17-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 46
Posted By eljaycanuck
IMO, the best thing to do is to try... - the...

IMO, the best thing to do is to try...
- the Titans at the sides and the Atoms in back; and
- the Atoms at the sides and the Titans in back,
...and go with the set-up that sounds best to you.
Forum: Speakers   10-17-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 89
Posted By eljaycanuck
You're right - something could dry out or rot or...

You're right - something could dry out or rot or otherwise disintegrate, but the resulting deterioration in sound would be noticeable. If the speakers sound good, there's likely nothing wrong with...
Forum: Speakers   10-17-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 378
Posted By eljaycanuck
...he would say something like "I could keep...

...he would say something like "I could keep these speakers forever without upgrading." ;)
Forum: Speakers   10-17-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 89
Posted By eljaycanuck
If all of the drivers are producing clean sound...

If all of the drivers are producing clean sound (no crackling, whooshing, whistling, grinding or other inappropriate noises), they are likely sounding the way they should sound. Is there something...
Forum: Speakers   10-17-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 378
Posted By eljaycanuck
IMO: Keep the speakers and either save your money...

IMO: Keep the speakers and either save your money or spend it on something else. :)
Forum: Speakers   10-17-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 1,988
Posted By eljaycanuck
I paid ~$14,500 for the various A/V components...

I paid ~$14,500 for the various A/V components currently in my HT system, including:
- AVR;
- power and sub amps;
- 5.4 speakers/subs;
- 1080p PJ + screen;
- BD and DVD players; and
- 19"...
Forum: Speakers   10-16-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 85
Posted By eljaycanuck
The CC-690. It's an awesome speaker. Much...

The CC-690. It's an awesome speaker. Much better than the 590, IMO.
Forum: Speakers   10-16-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 90
Posted By eljaycanuck
A couple of well-rated options: - HSU HB-1 MK2...

A couple of well-rated options:
- HSU HB-1 MK2 (http://hsuresearch.com/products/hb-1.html) ($159 + $25 shipping, each)
- Ascend Acoustics CBM-170...
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