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Forum: Speakers   11-22-2014, 07:11 PM
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Posted By sdg4vfx
You might also need to manually set the speaker...

You might also need to manually set the speaker settings to "small" to properly engage the sub.
Forum: Speakers   11-22-2014, 07:08 PM
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Posted By sdg4vfx
+1 In that price range you should audition...

+1

In that price range you should audition the speakers (in home if possible).

And (for primarily music listening) I would add the Ascend Sierra 2 and the KEF LS-50 to the list.
Forum: Speakers   11-22-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 52
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Posted By sdg4vfx
FYI the KEF Q300 is front ported. Both...

FYI the KEF Q300 is front ported.

Both speakers are an upgrade from your Polks. FWIW personally ...
- I find the KEF's a bit more "neutral" than the MA.
- I would rate the KEF Q series between...
Forum: Speakers   11-14-2014, 11:17 PM
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Posted By sdg4vfx
+1 ^^^ For surrounds you might consider the...

+1 ^^^

For surrounds you might consider the Ascend HTM-200. It's a sealed speaker, designed to be flush wall mounted and only 6.5" deep. If you can't find a place to mount them on the...
Forum: Speakers   11-03-2014, 05:40 PM
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Posted By sdg4vfx
+1 ^^^^ on all counts.

+1 ^^^^ on all counts.
Forum: Speakers   11-02-2014, 05:13 PM
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Posted By sdg4vfx
"I'm a musician" can cover a lot of range ... ...

"I'm a musician" can cover a lot of range ...

As I recall Dennis is a classical musician - i.e. most of his professional music life is likely performing acoustically. A larger share of pro...
Forum: Speakers   11-02-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 39
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Posted By sdg4vfx
Concentric drivers may not be the norm but...

Concentric drivers may not be the norm but they're also not that uncommon in popular speakers here in the forums. Just off the top of my head ... many of the JTR speakers use single (very large)...
Forum: Speakers   11-02-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 39
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Posted By sdg4vfx
Another option ... there are a few speakers whose...

Another option ... there are a few speakers whose design/components allow you to bypass the whole controversy.

One example would be single concentric driver speakers like some KEF's (Q100, Q300,...
Forum: Speakers   11-01-2014, 04:46 PM
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Posted By sdg4vfx
I'm a KEF owner and fan, but, if you're not crazy...

I'm a KEF owner and fan, but, if you're not crazy about the mids/treble of the R300 and you're already considering the R500 you might also consider the Ascend Sierra Tower. (With the RAAL tweeter...
Forum: Speakers   11-01-2014, 04:37 PM
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Posted By sdg4vfx
I would guess the lower position is closer to ear...

I would guess the lower position is closer to ear level.

How wide is your space between the studs for a center channel?
Forum: Speakers   10-30-2014, 02:05 AM
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Posted By sdg4vfx
+1 Enjoy!!

+1 Enjoy!!
Forum: Speakers   10-30-2014, 01:52 AM
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Posted By sdg4vfx
+1 (again)

+1 (again)
Forum: Speakers   10-30-2014, 01:48 AM
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Posted By sdg4vfx
Most of the SVS subwoofers can also be purchased...

Most of the SVS subwoofers can also be purchased via Amazon.

The PB1000 or SB1000 are $500 each. The PB2000 and SB2000 are a little more.

All highly regarded and often recommended here in the...
Forum: Speakers   10-29-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By sdg4vfx
+1 Three identical speakers LCR across the front...

+1 Three identical speakers LCR across the front is the ideal.

(If you're room/space accommodates it you could use the 6th speaker as single-center-rear for a 6.1 setup.)
Forum: Speakers   10-28-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By sdg4vfx
+1 Re the budget subs ($250-ish range) ......

+1

Re the budget subs ($250-ish range) ... you might also consider the Mordaunt Short Aviano 7. While it doesn't go quite as low to my ears it is cleaner, more accurate and tighter than the other...
Forum: Speakers   10-25-2014, 08:17 PM
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Views: 249
Posted By sdg4vfx
Do you mean mantel depth?

Do you mean mantel depth?
Forum: Speakers   10-25-2014, 01:22 PM
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Views: 249
Posted By sdg4vfx
Obvious red flag - the T301c is very poor center...

Obvious red flag - the T301c is very poor center match for LR Q300s.
Forum: Speakers   10-25-2014, 01:19 PM
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Posted By sdg4vfx
+1

+1
Forum: Speakers   10-25-2014, 01:14 PM
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Posted By sdg4vfx
+1 Also you might consider a third Q100 as a...

+1 Also you might consider a third Q100 as a center (it's uses a single coax driver so, unlike most speakers, you can lay it on it's side if you need to). Three identical speakers LCR is the ideal.
Forum: Speakers   10-19-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By sdg4vfx
+1 With small (satellite) speakers you will want...

+1 With small (satellite) speakers you will want a better, more accurate sub to cover the mids.
Forum: Speakers   10-04-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 270
Posted By sdg4vfx
Both of these speakers are 6" or less deep and...

Both of these speakers are 6" or less deep and designed to be wall mounted ...

Ascend HTM-200 SE
http://www.ascendacoustics.com/pages/products/speakers/htm200/htm200.html

NHT Absolute Wall...
Forum: Speakers   10-04-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 227
Posted By sdg4vfx
The speakers on the TV are actually not that bad....

The speakers on the TV are actually not that bad. And the TV has a setting for turning on/off the internal speakers.

It would mean an extra step for you whenever you use the TV, but one solution...
Forum: Speakers   10-04-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 341
Posted By sdg4vfx
IMO better to stay with a phantom center than a...

IMO better to stay with a phantom center than a mismatched center ...

Or, maybe the least expensive route to a 5.1 in your situation would be to get another DefTech SM 350 to use as a center and...
Forum: Speakers   10-03-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 174
Posted By sdg4vfx
+1 I noticed an improvement in sq when I put my...

+1 I noticed an improvement in sq when I put my LCR tweeters at the same height. If achieving this means the LR speakers need to be mounted a little lower (than ear level) then you can always tilt...
Forum: Speakers   10-03-2014, 11:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 207
Posted By sdg4vfx
For satellite speakers I'd probably recommend the...

For satellite speakers I'd probably recommend the NHT SuperZero 2.1 over the Energy Take Classic.

Two speakers (in your price range) that are atypically shallow and designed to be "on wall" are...
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