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Forum: Speakers   02-27-2015, 07:46 PM
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Posted By g_bartman
If you can't audition the speakers, I can't tell...

If you can't audition the speakers, I can't tell you how to make a decision. I can tell you that I used to have a Definitive Technology C/L/R 3000 and my Aerial CC3 blows it out of the water on...
Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   02-22-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 698
Views: 8,150
Posted By g_bartman
I don't have the Darbee in my Oppo, It's a stand...

I don't have the Darbee in my Oppo, It's a stand alone unit. I work late during the week, don't get home till 8:45. I'm in Norh Ridgeville. pm me if you want to stop over
Forum: What's Your System Configuration   02-22-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 84
Posted By g_bartman
The 31216

Equipment,
Marantz AV 8801
Mcintosh MC 252 for main L/R
Rotel RMB 1095 center, sides, rear.
Older model B&K secondary sides.
Four channel Carver amp for height (future Atmos etc) channels
Sony...
Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   02-22-2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 698
Views: 8,150
Posted By g_bartman
I will be doing a second row eventually, may be...

I will be doing a second row eventually, may be spring/summer. I got is all put together now, ran Audyssey and am very happy with the results. I put up six absorption panels which also helped. That...
Forum: Speakers   02-11-2015, 10:11 PM
Replies: 1,700
Views: 145,137
Posted By g_bartman
Dude, you're killing me.

Dude, you're killing me.
Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   02-11-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 698
Views: 8,150
Posted By g_bartman
The only thing left to do is install the four...

The only thing left to do is install the four ceiling speakers (hopefully this weekend) and mount a few more panels when they arrive. I will put in a second row eventually. Those are the smaller ml...
Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   02-10-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 698
Views: 8,150
Posted By g_bartman
Finally got back in town after six weeks away....

Finally got back in town after six weeks away. Here is my progress so far

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee316/speakerman_ht/31216-1_zps250e4625.jpg...
Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   02-10-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 698
Views: 8,150
Posted By g_bartman
Looks great! I applaud you. I don't have the...

Looks great! I applaud you. I don't have the patience for DIY projects.
Forum: Speakers   02-03-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 1,700
Views: 145,137
Posted By g_bartman
I had MIT Terminator cables hooked up to my 7T's....

I had MIT Terminator cables hooked up to my 7T's. They have one pair the connects to the amp end and some kind of passive circuitry in the loop then two pairs of wire that hook up at the speaker end....
Forum: Speakers   02-02-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 190
Posted By g_bartman
I'm not a fan of Pyle. Here is what I went with....

I'm not a fan of Pyle. Here is what I went with. Haven't installed them yet but will be soon. You can angle them toward the listening area too. They cost more than the Pyles but still reasonable.
...
Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   02-01-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 698
Views: 8,150
Posted By g_bartman
Tony, I'm going to play devils advocate. Is it...

Tony, I'm going to play devils advocate. Is it possible that the Denon is just a better receiver than the Onkyo? To me it seems the only way to know is hook up a blu-Ray player to the same receiver...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   01-31-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 639
Posted By g_bartman
I'm 55 and have thought about how my enjoyment of...

I'm 55 and have thought about how my enjoyment of listening to music may be affected as I age. Particularly hearing loss (hopefully much later down the road.) Someone needs to come up with audiophile...
Forum: Speakers   01-25-2015, 10:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 309
Posted By g_bartman
It sounds like he is looking for maximum spl...

It sounds like he is looking for maximum spl which is fine. I personally wanted my speakers to be accurate, to sound what the recording engineer intended. Speakers that convey a realistic, precise...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   01-22-2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 729
Posted By g_bartman
I still listen to the first four albums. The...

I still listen to the first four albums. The recordings were TERRIBLE and they wont win any song writing or musicianship awards but there was some raw energy there that just got me hooked. I lost...
Forum: Speakers   01-22-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 1,700
Views: 145,137
Posted By g_bartman
Thanks for the offer but still gotta watch the...

Thanks for the offer but still gotta watch the $$$. I'm sure you won't have a problem finding them a new home if you decide to part with them.
Forum: Speakers   01-18-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 1,700
Views: 145,137
Posted By g_bartman
I'm away from home on a work trip. right before I...

I'm away from home on a work trip. right before I left, I moved into a new house with a dedicated music/movie room. I'm hoping to be able to get my out of the ordinary speaker setup to sound...
Forum: Speakers   01-15-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 152
Posted By g_bartman
I was in the same boat as you a few years back. I...

I was in the same boat as you a few years back. I went to Axpona in Chicago primarily to listen to as many speakers as I could. Trouble was, some of the room acoustics were down right horrible and...
Forum: Speakers   01-14-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 185
Posted By g_bartman
Monitor Audio makes a variety of speakers within...

Monitor Audio makes a variety of speakers within your price range. You can replace all five of your speakers and stay under budget. The Audio Adviser has an Amazon store with free shipping on most...
Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   01-13-2015, 09:07 PM
Replies: 698
Views: 8,150
Posted By g_bartman
That's the great thing about trying different...

That's the great thing about trying different configurations Tony, you get to discover what pleases your ears and eyes. I run everything digitally because I like the effect that Audyssey XT32 has on...
Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   01-12-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 698
Views: 8,150
Posted By g_bartman
That's an interesting point of view Tony. Do you...

That's an interesting point of view Tony. Do you feel HDMI degraded the signal? I guess we are programmed to accept the latest technology is best. It's good there are those out there that aren't...
Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   01-11-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 698
Views: 8,150
Posted By g_bartman
I take it you are happy with them? Good height...

I take it you are happy with them? Good height clearance over the first row, who did you buy yours from?
Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   01-11-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 698
Views: 8,150
Posted By g_bartman
Is this what you have? ...

Is this what you have?

http://4seating.com/seatcraft-theater-seating/home-theater-seating-rialto-back-row.htm
Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   01-11-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 698
Views: 8,150
Posted By g_bartman
I just noticed that they make chairs very similar...

I just noticed that they make chairs very similar to mine that have a riser built into them. I think that's a great idea I might try and see if that would work.
Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   01-11-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 698
Views: 8,150
Posted By g_bartman
It's rare that I have more than a few people in...

It's rare that I have more than a few people in the theater at a time anyway. I'll probably just go with three. And bonus, my wife will approve
Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   01-11-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 698
Views: 8,150
Posted By g_bartman
Nice set up! I do want to run REW in my theater...

Nice set up! I do want to run REW in my theater that is built but still being assembled. Speaking of
which, there are double doors into the room. I have a row of three seats in front of the doorway...
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