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Forum: Speakers   10-19-2014, 06:00 AM
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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: 340
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
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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
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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: 337
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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: 208
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: 407
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
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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: 87
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: 357
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: 87
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: 357
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: 110
Views: 1,809
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: 1
Views: 60
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: 86
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...
Forum: Speakers   10-16-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 30,801
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Posted By eljaycanuck
Yeah, tiny it's not. But just like with...

Yeah, tiny it's not. But just like with subwoofers, you get used to the size pretty quickly. :)
Forum: Speakers   10-16-2014, 10:49 AM
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Posted By eljaycanuck
And that was when you realized that you MUST have...

And that was when you realized that you MUST have the 690...right? ;)
Forum: Speakers   10-16-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 207
Posted By eljaycanuck
I'm not familiar with those JBLs, so I can't say...

I'm not familiar with those JBLs, so I can't say whether the 685s would be a down-grade, but I have heard the previous-gen 685s (not the S2s) and they are very nice-sounding speakers. A pair of 685s...
Forum: Speakers   10-16-2014, 09:35 AM
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Posted By eljaycanuck
FWIW, here's an old post in which I explained why...

FWIW, here's an old post in which I explained why it is that I like the 690 so much (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/89-speakers/559431-paradigm-owners-thread-709.html#post23512015).
Forum: Speakers   10-16-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 208
Posted By eljaycanuck
IMO, a 2.1 system from HSU...

IMO, a 2.1 system from HSU (http://hsuresearch.com/packages.html) - with either a VTF-1 MK2 or VTF-2 MK4 - might be a good starting point. The speakers are well-rated and compact, and either of the...
Forum: Speakers   10-16-2014, 08:27 AM
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Posted By eljaycanuck
Not sure why. In my experience - and in the...

Not sure why. In my experience - and in the experience of a buddy of mine, who runs the same front three speakers as I do - the 690 pairs perfectly with the 60s.


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