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Forum: Speakers   08-21-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 241
Posted By AcuDefTechGuy
Audition more brands. KEF, Revel, RBH, etc. ...

Audition more brands.

KEF, Revel, RBH, etc.

Then see what kind of deals you can get for the speakers.

Your room size?

What are the ceiling speakers?
Forum: Speakers   08-19-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 411
Posted By AcuDefTechGuy
You may be super sensitive to the sound. ...

You may be super sensitive to the sound.

You need to return these speakers and audition other speakers before you buy. No way around it.
Forum: Speakers   08-19-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 296
Views: 7,420
Posted By AcuDefTechGuy
Happiness and contentment is the key. If the...

Happiness and contentment is the key.

If the OP is 100% happy with the Ascend even if they don't sound significantly "better", then I say keep the speakers.

That goes for any brand.
Forum: Speakers   08-19-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 296
Views: 7,420
Posted By AcuDefTechGuy
I would ask the OP this question: If every...

I would ask the OP this question:

If every brand of speakers sounded equally as good to him, which brand would he want and how much money would he want to spend?

If people cannot tell a...
Forum: Speakers   08-19-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 296
Views: 7,420
Posted By AcuDefTechGuy
You should attempt a "blinded" test to remove...

You should attempt a "blinded" test to remove bias and the power of suggestion. Have someone else switch the speakers and see if you can tell a significant difference when you DON'T KNOW which is...
Forum: Speakers   08-17-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 568
Posted By AcuDefTechGuy
That is an UNAUTHORIZED dealer giving WRONG...

That is an UNAUTHORIZED dealer giving WRONG information.

The OP says he would also consider increasing the budget. :D



I think something like the Denon X2100 + RBH SX-6300 would be under...
Forum: Speakers   08-17-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 568
Posted By AcuDefTechGuy
MSRP on the RBH SX-6300 (black or sandalwood) is...

MSRP on the RBH SX-6300 (black or sandalwood) is $2750/pair. As with all BM brands (including Revel, B&W, KEF, RBH, etc.), sale prices are often less.
Forum: Speakers   08-17-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 568
Posted By AcuDefTechGuy
Makes sense to me. I would recommend the RBH...

Makes sense to me.

I would recommend the RBH SX-6300 towers (black or sandalwood).

Each tower will give you about 10" subwoofer bass.

One nice feature I love is that you can also actively...
Forum: Speakers   08-17-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 296
Views: 7,420
Posted By AcuDefTechGuy
If your room acoustics is truly horrible, then...

If your room acoustics is truly horrible, then the sound from all speakers (including Onkyo) will sound horrible.

Your room isn't ideal, but it doesn't look terrible to me for acoustics. :D

As...
Forum: Speakers   08-05-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 495
Views: 9,806
Posted By AcuDefTechGuy
The real problem with Bose is that they truly...

The real problem with Bose is that they truly don't sound better than many $50 speakers (Infinity, Pioneer, Boston, etc.).

If Bose speakers only cost $50 each, no one would care to complain. :D
Forum: Speakers   08-03-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,214
Posted By AcuDefTechGuy
We all know that cost doesn't always correlate...

We all know that cost doesn't always correlate with performance, unless you are most magazines/publications that depend on advertisements; then it correlates 100%. :D

Add in the diminishing...
Forum: Speakers   07-30-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,214
Posted By AcuDefTechGuy
They are the little brother to the $2,750 RBH...

They are the little brother to the $2,750 RBH SX-6300, so yeah, they sound awesome for the money. :D
Forum: Speakers   07-30-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,651
Posted By AcuDefTechGuy
If Listening Position (LP) is only 6-8 ft away,...

If Listening Position (LP) is only 6-8 ft away, chances are you will never need more power.

You can measure the loudness with a SPL meter (like a $50 Galaxy Digital SPL meter).

If you listen to...
Forum: Speakers   07-30-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,651
Posted By AcuDefTechGuy
It makes a difference ONLY if your speakers...

It makes a difference ONLY if your speakers REQUIRE it. Otherwise, no it doesn't make a big difference.

Most people and systems don't require more power. It depends on how LOUD and how FAR you are...
Forum: Speakers   07-29-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,651
Posted By AcuDefTechGuy
My recommendation for $9K 7.2 speakers/subs/AVR...

My recommendation for $9K 7.2 speakers/subs/AVR system


1. Denon AVR-X5200W x 1
2. RBH SX-61 Surrounds x 4
3. RBH SX-661C Center x 1
4. RBH SX-8300 Main Fronts x 2
5. RBH SX-1212N...
Forum: Speakers   07-29-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 405
Views: 8,723
Posted By AcuDefTechGuy
I think as long as the speakers are assembled and...

I think as long as the speakers are assembled and tested in the USA, measure great and sound great, I'm okay with it. And as long as I don't actually have to pay the full $10K (like maybe $5K or...
Forum: Speakers   07-29-2015, 03:53 AM
Replies: 405
Views: 8,723
Posted By AcuDefTechGuy
No, probably not.

No, probably not.
Forum: Speakers   07-28-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 8,723
Posted By AcuDefTechGuy
I haven't read through everything. So the speaker...

I haven't read through everything. So the speaker parts are made in China, but assembled in the USA?

I guess their definition of "assembled" is the same as "made"?

I get the feeling most...
Forum: Speakers   06-24-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 644
Views: 72,905
Posted By AcuDefTechGuy
Black & Sandalwood are same price (MSRP...

Black & Sandalwood are same price (MSRP $1900/PR). Other finishes cost extra.
Tier 1: $2380/PR MSRP
Forum: Speakers   06-07-2015, 05:58 AM
Replies: 644
Views: 72,905
Posted By AcuDefTechGuy
I've either owned speakers or auditioned speakers...

I've either owned speakers or auditioned speakers from most brands and I also still personally love RBH speakers. :)
Forum: Speakers   04-19-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,636
Posted By AcuDefTechGuy
Don't NEED to. But sure is a lot more FUN. :D

Don't NEED to. But sure is a lot more FUN. :D
Forum: Speakers   04-18-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 814
Posted By AcuDefTechGuy
If there are RBH dealers near you, I recommend...

If there are RBH dealers near you, I recommend listening to the RBH SX-6300 or SX-6300/R.
Forum: Speakers   04-18-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,746
Posted By AcuDefTechGuy
My nomination: 1. RBH SX-8300 or SX-8300/R in...

My nomination:
1. RBH SX-8300 or SX-8300/R in sandalwood or black finish
2. RBH SX-8300 or SX-6300/R in sandalwood or black finish
...
Forum: Speakers   04-03-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 521
Posted By AcuDefTechGuy
It is true that surround speakers are not as...

It is true that surround speakers are not as important as the main front speakers for movies. Thus, you don't need to spend as much money for surround speakers.

But I would recommend that you do...
Forum: Speakers   03-31-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 511
Posted By AcuDefTechGuy
Yeah, as long as you are sitting only 15 feet...

Yeah, as long as you are sitting only 15 feet from the TV, it doesn't matter if your room is 1,000' x 1,000' when it comes to the speakers.

You can hear music and bass/subs just fine outdoors if...
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