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Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   11-26-2014, 05:24 PM
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Posted By B 26354
Now I'm really curious. What was going on?

Now I'm really curious. What was going on?
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   11-26-2014, 02:12 PM
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Posted By B 26354
Yah... I realized that you were simply...

Yah... I realized that you were simply speculating. The thought of its being possible threw me for a bit of a loop, though... which is why I had to immediately check it out, and let you know what I'd...
Forum: Speakers   11-26-2014, 02:00 PM
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Posted By B 26354
No, no, NO. The fact that two different...

No, no, NO.

The fact that two different speakers can reproduce identical frequencies doesn't mean that they'll sound identical. For the most part, nearly any speaker can "produce" the entire...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   11-26-2014, 12:42 PM
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Posted By B 26354
As always, Neutro is spot on. Regarding...

As always, Neutro is spot on.

Regarding Gurba's proposal... it's definitely an interesting thought, but I just now checked it out, and it doesn't.

My AVR is a Yamaha RX-A2010.

Configuring...
Forum: Speakers   11-26-2014, 02:29 AM
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Posted By B 26354
Lower-bass-note junkies aside, the overwhelming...

Lower-bass-note junkies aside, the overwhelming majority of tones in the music most of us listen to lie in the 200Hz-1KHz range... which takes subwoofers and tweeters completely out of the...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   10-18-2014, 05:06 PM
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Posted By B 26354
In 1981 or so, I bought a framed poster of Steve...

In 1981 or so, I bought a framed poster of Steve Steigman's "Blown Away" photo... and since then, it's been on a wall above my audio equipment in every living-room I've had.

Your "re-make" of the...
Forum: Speakers   10-10-2014, 12:59 PM
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Posted By B 26354
I wouldn't either... at least not exclusively....

I wouldn't either... at least not exclusively. But we all read (and write) them... and they obviously do help.

Since you seemed to think that he was upgrading from Promedia to Palladium, my point...
Forum: Speakers   10-09-2014, 02:09 PM
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Posted By B 26354
The MicroOnes that he's now using are priced...

The MicroOnes that he's now using are priced about the same as the P-17Bs... but with 87dB sensitivity instead of the P-17B's 94dB. Here's a series of reviews of the MicroOnes, on the Evolution...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-08-2014, 03:37 PM
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Posted By B 26354
^ Thanks. I think I do have the necessary feel...

^ Thanks. I think I do have the necessary feel for what's (supposed to be) happening when I manipulate the three parameters. Specifically, I just don't get what the Yamaha YPAO graphs are...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-08-2014, 01:33 PM
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Posted By B 26354
Many thanks to all three of you for the input! ...

Many thanks to all three of you for the input!

I actually do understand the basics of what the three parameters encompass. But what was confusing me most was -- as CaptVideo explained:



I...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-07-2014, 01:38 PM
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Posted By B 26354
YPAO help, please!

Apologies up-front, for my blatant ignorance. :(

Referring back to the discussions in this thread starting on August 6th... at one point I mentioned that I've owned four YPAO-equipped Yamaha AVRs...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   09-25-2014, 01:25 AM
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Posted By B 26354
I have Klipsch RF-7 II fronts, an RC-64 II...

I have Klipsch RF-7 II fronts, an RC-64 II center, SF-3 surrounds, and an SVS SB12 sub.

On my Oppo 103, I have an HDMI splitter attached to its HDMI 1 out, and in order to prevent burn-in on my...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   09-06-2014, 08:43 PM
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Posted By B 26354
I saw your post of these photos in the SVS Ultra...

I saw your post of these photos in the SVS Ultra 13 thread, and that it only cost you $20 to build... looks really clean. You definitely need to post pics of your SB13 Ultra sitting on it!
...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   09-05-2014, 01:17 AM
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Posted By B 26354
Well... I definitely do not have the technical...

Well... I definitely do not have the technical expertise to give much of an answer, but just to add to the discussion....

On my 103 -- in order to prevent burn-in on my plasma when I'm listening...
Forum: Speakers   08-30-2014, 08:53 AM
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Posted By B 26354
Assuming that the output to which you're...

Assuming that the output to which you're referring is music... as always -- and as you can see from the replies you've already gotten -- the "correct" answer depends heavily on the type of music to...
Forum: Speakers   08-24-2014, 09:48 AM
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Posted By B 26354
No idea what his other metal-grilled surround...

No idea what his other metal-grilled surround speakers might actually be... but just FYI, I have SS-1s that I'm no longer using, and they have cloth grills. :)
Forum: Speakers   08-19-2014, 10:46 AM
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Posted By B 26354
It's the overall acceptance of sloppy thinking...

It's the overall acceptance of sloppy thinking and unintelligible "communication" by society at large, that strikes my nerves.

My over-riding point was that, in the spirit of Zen-like...
Forum: Speakers   08-19-2014, 01:25 AM
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Posted By B 26354
This is completely off topic, of course;...

This is completely off topic, of course; nonetheless....

I "get" the attempts at inner-circle humor, but... why is it that you guys find it appropriate to propagate the myth that anyone over 60 is...
Forum: Speakers   08-18-2014, 06:00 PM
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Posted By B 26354
Thanks, Louis... not a typo! I turned seventy the...

Thanks, Louis... not a typo! I turned seventy the first week in August... and got my first listen to the RC-64 II on my birthday! :D

Happy Birthday to both of us!! :)
Forum: Speakers   08-18-2014, 11:09 AM
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Posted By B 26354
Thanks Zen! And H-U-G-E thanks to you and forum...

Thanks Zen! And H-U-G-E thanks to you and forum members Schwa, cchunter, SanchoPanza, Tasdom, and others for all your forum- and PM-based help, advice, and discussion over these past months. You guys...
Forum: Speakers   08-18-2014, 10:46 AM
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Posted By B 26354
My living-room Home Theater is complete... and it only took me SEVENTY YEARS!

The final piece of my home theater arrangement's puzzle concerned a desire to replace my RC-3 II center with an RC-64 II... and the main conundrum (aside from wondering "How much better could it...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   08-17-2014, 05:30 PM
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Posted By B 26354
Got my SB12 forteen months ago from OneCall, via...

Got my SB12 forteen months ago from OneCall, via Amazon.

Ended up with the annoying "mis-aligned grill-peg hole" issue... but was reluctant to ask for an exchange over what seemed to me to be such...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   08-09-2014, 06:45 PM
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Views: 2,078
Posted By B 26354
Thanks guys! Been reading up a bit on OLED. I...

Thanks guys! Been reading up a bit on OLED. I definitely see what fierce is getting at... and incredibly, some of my "faith" has been restored.

My mistake was lumping OLED tech and LCD tech...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   08-09-2014, 11:43 AM
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Posted By B 26354
Thank you for posting this thread. I have a...

Thank you for posting this thread.

I have a 2009 Samsung PN58B860. Its PQ still boggles my mind, and since I've hade no coloration problems with it at all (so far), I'm unrealistically hoping it...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-07-2014, 10:53 AM
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Posted By B 26354
^ ^ Exactly. On page 47 in the A2010's...

^ ^ Exactly.

On page 47 in the A2010's manual (and on page 6 in its Easy Setup Guide), it states:

"YPAO measurement is not performed correctly when any obstacles are in the room."

"During...
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