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Forum: Latest Industry News   02-27-2015, 07:36 PM
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Posted By sdg4vfx
Was surprised by how sentimental I got upon...

Was surprised by how sentimental I got upon hearing the news ...

RIP Mr. Nimoy - you brought dignity to that little sci-fi adventure. You're missed already.
Forum: Speakers   02-25-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By sdg4vfx
R300, M106 and Sierra 2 - all very, very good...

R300, M106 and Sierra 2 - all very, very good speakers in that price range :o
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-21-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 27
Posted By sdg4vfx
Repair vintage components in So Cal

Anyone have recommendations for shops in So Cal (LA or OC preferred) that repair older/vintage amps, receivers, etc?

(Have an older Hitachi AI-600 amp that I'd like to have looked at.)

Thanks!!
Forum: Speakers   02-17-2015, 10:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 953
Posted By sdg4vfx
Three Q300's LCR across the front is the better...

Three Q300's LCR across the front is the better option.

If you move the BS22s to surround duty you will have a very good bang-for-the-buck system!

FYI - http://www.accessories4less.com/ has...
Forum: Community News & Polls   01-30-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,958
Posted By sdg4vfx
Flat. I'm still wondering where the whole...

Flat.

I'm still wondering where the whole curved screen thing came from in the first place. Did I miss lots of articles and forum/web posts three years ago bemoaning the lack of curved TV...
Forum: Speakers   01-28-2015, 12:44 AM
Replies: 13
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Posted By sdg4vfx
+1 the HTD Level 3's and the KEF Q setup. ...

+1 the HTD Level 3's and the KEF Q setup.

FYI, discounted prices on the KEF Q series on http://www.accessories4less.com/. (Many in the KEF Owners Thread purchase there.)
Forum: Speakers   01-27-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 204
Posted By sdg4vfx
+1 the HTD. For your room size I'd lean toward...

+1 the HTD. For your room size I'd lean toward the Level 3 speakers.

Another nice starting point might be this setup from Ascend Acoustics ...
Front LCR - CMT-340's
Backs/Surrounds - CBM-170's...
Forum: Speakers   01-25-2015, 11:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 204
Posted By sdg4vfx
+1 what he said

+1 what he said
Forum: Speakers   01-24-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 347
Posted By sdg4vfx
Congrats. I'd suggest you stay off the forums...

Congrats. I'd suggest you stay off the forums for a while and enjoy your new speakers :)
Forum: Speakers   01-24-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 457
Posted By sdg4vfx
Because they're clearly both excellent speakers...

Because they're clearly both excellent speakers (maybe best-bang-for-the-buck at their price point) and I don't have time to order and compare them myself!
Forum: Speakers   01-24-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 457
Posted By sdg4vfx
I keep hoping someone will do a head-to-head...

I keep hoping someone will do a head-to-head audition/comparison of the Sierra2 and the LS-50 :)
Forum: Speakers   01-22-2015, 11:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 414
Posted By sdg4vfx
If your primary listening is going to be...

If your primary listening is going to be HT/surround then I would lean towards the Ascend 340's - I think that setup has an advantage re the center speaker matching the LR mains.
Forum: Speakers   01-22-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 7,100
Views: 910,405
Posted By sdg4vfx
Set the crossover for the KEF eggs at 100hz and...

Set the crossover for the KEF eggs at 100hz and you'll likely notice a better sound. (Most avr's will let you set the surround crossover separately from the center and mains.)
Forum: Speakers   01-19-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 383
Posted By sdg4vfx
Generally speaking I would recommend auditioning...

Generally speaking I would recommend auditioning Klipsch before buying. Some people love them and some people find them overly bright and fatiguing when listening for extended periods.

Personally...
Forum: Speakers   01-19-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 299
Posted By sdg4vfx
+1 Since you have room to use the bookshelf...

+1 Since you have room to use the bookshelf standing upright I would recommend trying it first as your center.
Forum: Speakers   01-15-2015, 02:33 PM
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Posted By sdg4vfx
Congrats ... and enjoy!!

Congrats ... and enjoy!!
Forum: Speakers   01-11-2015, 09:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 196
Posted By sdg4vfx
^^^ Think zieg meant the KEF Q100. FWIW,...

^^^ Think zieg meant the KEF Q100.

FWIW, the KEF Q300 is $500 at accessories4less. ...
Forum: Speakers   01-10-2015, 09:47 PM
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Posted By sdg4vfx
I'd recommend a 3rd Q100 as a center. And as...

I'd recommend a 3rd Q100 as a center.

And as someone else alluded to ... If it makes sense in your room/space you can use the left over Q100 as a back speaker in a 6.1 setup.
Forum: Speakers   01-10-2015, 09:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 504
Posted By sdg4vfx
+1 HTD Level 3 bookshelf (Level 2's as...

+1

HTD Level 3 bookshelf (Level 2's as surrounds just fine)
HSU package
Energy RC series (the center can be difficult to find)

All three are solid, often recommended choices in this price...
Forum: Speakers   01-10-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 605
Posted By sdg4vfx
+1 replacing all three front speakers. +1...

+1 replacing all three front speakers.

+1 buying local.

6" or less deep is a very limiting restriction ... In addition to the Dali Fazon and KEF eggs, you might also check out some of the...
Forum: Speakers   01-10-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 130
Posted By sdg4vfx
If I were in your situation I would call Dave at...

If I were in your situation I would call Dave at Ascend ask about using HTM-200's. They are sealed, designed to be wall mounted (ceiling mounted in this case) and several forum members use them as...
Forum: Speakers   12-31-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 497
Posted By sdg4vfx
Bass below a certain frequency is non...

Bass below a certain frequency is non directional, i.e. you can't really tell where the sound is coming from. (Which is why you can usually put your sub anywhere in the room.)

Higher frequencies...
Forum: Speakers   12-31-2014, 11:53 AM
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Posted By sdg4vfx
Again my results were specific to my room and my...

Again my results were specific to my room and my system - you can't go wrong with either the Q100 or Q300:) Hard to do better at their price point.

I run my Q100's with an SVS SB12-NSD and am...
Forum: Speakers   12-31-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 314
Posted By sdg4vfx
From a purely personal standpoint ... Prefer...

From a purely personal standpoint ...

Prefer SVS subs over KEF subs.

Prefer KEF speakers over SVS speakers.

Actually my current system is KEF speakers with an SVS sub :)
Forum: Speakers   12-31-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 1,272
Views: 142,304
Posted By sdg4vfx
I'll be very interested to hear how the Denon...

I'll be very interested to hear how the Denon X4000 does with the LS-50s!
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