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Forum: Speakers   07-17-2014, 06:11 AM
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Posted By AcuDefTechGuy
What I love about streaming lossless music files...

What I love about streaming lossless music files (like ALAC/M4A) is that you only need to keep exactly the songs you like and avoid the ones you don't like - your own personal best compilation. There...
Forum: Speakers   07-17-2014, 06:02 AM
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Posted By AcuDefTechGuy
We hear all kinds of things, don't we? :D ...

We hear all kinds of things, don't we? :D

I'm sure you can find a thread somewhere that says the Salk is far superior.

You can find a thread somewhere that says the JTR or Seaton is far...
Forum: Speakers   07-14-2014, 12:04 PM
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Posted By AcuDefTechGuy
Bi-wiring and bi-amp looks really damn cool....

Bi-wiring and bi-amp looks really damn cool. :cool: That's why. :D
Forum: Speakers   07-14-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,243
Posted By AcuDefTechGuy
There are many excellent speakers for sure in...

There are many excellent speakers for sure in this price class. Everyone has his own personal favorite. 100 audiophiles = 100 favorite "best" speakers. :D

I'll share my personal favorite...
Forum: Speakers   07-14-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,243
Posted By AcuDefTechGuy
If you ask 100 guys to recommend a $10K...

If you ask 100 guys to recommend a $10K speakers/sub/AVR 5.1 system, you will get 100 different recommendations. :D

Do you want 100 specific 5.1 system recommendations for your 12' x 20' x 8'...
Forum: Speakers   07-14-2014, 09:27 AM
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Posted By AcuDefTechGuy
They are all very accurate great speakers. Most...

They are all very accurate great speakers. Most people would be very happy with any of those.

Obviously, owners of each brand will be biased towards that brand. :D

Those who favor B&M brands...
Forum: Speakers   07-12-2014, 08:04 PM
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Posted By AcuDefTechGuy
The X4000 can handle 4 ohms too. If you are...

The X4000 can handle 4 ohms too. If you are perturbed, just set all speakers to small, XO to 80Hz, and let the subs do all the heavy lifting.
Forum: Speakers   07-12-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,243
Posted By AcuDefTechGuy
For your potentially last or long-term system,...

For your potentially last or long-term system, definitely take your time and weigh all options. Many of us will end up selling our systems for a huge loss and changing a lot sooner even when we...
Forum: Speakers   07-12-2014, 04:05 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 961
Posted By AcuDefTechGuy
What passive sub do you own? You could power the...

What passive sub do you own? You could power the passive sub with any external amp. Do you have a spare external amp?

I only use passive subs. I don't use active subs.
Forum: Speakers   07-11-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 729
Posted By AcuDefTechGuy
For the low price, I think everything is fine,...

For the low price, I think everything is fine, except the Sony AVR. I would get a Denon AVR. :D
Forum: Speakers   07-10-2014, 10:20 AM
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Posted By AcuDefTechGuy
Just like even if acoustic sound panels improves...

Just like even if acoustic sound panels improves the sound 10%, most people are not going to hang giant panels all over their rooms. :D They will just add rugs, carpets, sofas, pillows, drapes,...
Forum: Speakers   07-10-2014, 10:17 AM
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Posted By AcuDefTechGuy
Except when you say "7.1" people will then ask,...

Except when you say "7.1" people will then ask, "So do you only have 1 subwoofer?" :eek: :D

But when you say "7.4" people will realize that although there is only 1 LFE, the ".4" signifies that...
Forum: Speakers   07-10-2014, 09:19 AM
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Views: 962
Posted By AcuDefTechGuy
RBH, Revel, KEF, PSB, NHT, Atlantic Technology,...

RBH, Revel, KEF, PSB, NHT, Atlantic Technology, Phase Technology.
Forum: Speakers   07-10-2014, 09:16 AM
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Posted By AcuDefTechGuy
Don't forget about room aesthetic and wife...

Don't forget about room aesthetic and wife acceptance as well. Even if he could improve the sound 10% by doing those things, he may still choose NOT to do it for the sake of better room aesthetic and...
Forum: Speakers   07-10-2014, 09:12 AM
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Posted By AcuDefTechGuy
I think most people would consider that 7.2...

I think most people would consider that 7.2 because they are 2 cabinets.

For example, most people would consider a subwoofer with 3 woofers to be one subwoofer, not 3 subwoofers, because it is...
Forum: Speakers   07-08-2014, 08:58 PM
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Posted By AcuDefTechGuy
Nice system. Do you have four subs (7.4 system)?

Nice system. Do you have four subs (7.4 system)?
Forum: Speakers   07-08-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,948
Posted By AcuDefTechGuy
Well, we can't be crazy then. Just blessed. :D ...

Well, we can't be crazy then. Just blessed. :D

Oh, man, powering passive subs with high-end McIntosh amps would be so cool. :cool: And sound so sweet. :D

Yeah, I think I know why some people...
Forum: Speakers   07-07-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,948
Posted By AcuDefTechGuy
I'm probably 100% crazy, but I seem to prefer the...

I'm probably 100% crazy, but I seem to prefer the sound of passive subs over active subs. I mean the bass from passive subs just sound more like "speaker" bass. Crazy.

First time I heard a pair...
Forum: Speakers   07-07-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,948
Posted By AcuDefTechGuy
Oh, yeah, the Funk is much better IMO. And my...

Oh, yeah, the Funk is much better IMO. And my Funk 18.0 was actually passive, not active. I used the ATI AT3002 to power the 2 Funk 18.0 subs. The AT3002 is about 600W into 4 ohms @ 1% THD.

I...
Forum: Speakers   07-07-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,948
Posted By AcuDefTechGuy
I think the question of this thread is about...

I think the question of this thread is about "value".

But there needs to be a clear definition of "value".

Does value tie into preference or performance?

If you don't like something, does...
Forum: Speakers   07-07-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,948
Posted By AcuDefTechGuy
Does one guy or even group of guys represent...

Does one guy or even group of guys represent everyone else?

You buy the equipment that sound the best to you or suite your need the best. That is the salient point, not which is the cheapest.
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Forum: Speakers   07-07-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,948
Posted By AcuDefTechGuy
Speakers I've owned: Revel Salon2 B&W 802D2 ...

Speakers I've owned:
Revel Salon2
B&W 802D2
KEF Reference 201/2
TAD 2201
Linkwitz Orion 3.2.1
Focal 826V
Dynaudio X32
ATC SCM7
Philharmonic 3
Forum: Speakers   07-06-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,948
Posted By AcuDefTechGuy
I think they have already. That's why we hardly...

I think they have already. That's why we hardly see any stores showcasing speakers for people to audition anymore. It may be a phone order and the speakers are shipped to the "store" and delivered to...
Forum: Speakers   07-06-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,948
Posted By AcuDefTechGuy
That's a grey area. EMP is owned by RBH, which is...

That's a grey area. EMP is owned by RBH, which is a B&M brand. :D

I think we will see more and more B&M brands go dual mode and cater both B&M and ID.
Forum: Speakers   07-06-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,948
Posted By AcuDefTechGuy
So are you saying that for the same "price", ID...

So are you saying that for the same "price", ID brands sound better?

Who determine which sound "better"?

Who say everyone pays 100% retail price for B&M?

If you buy a Revel Salon2 for $11K...
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