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Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   10-31-2014, 05:34 AM
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Posted By Elihawk
mixing sub brands...

How hard is it to integrate the sound from subs from different brands? I have a med sized theater room, 12 x 22 with 8 foot celing all all closed off. Currently, running on EMP10i10i (dual 10 inch...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   10-31-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 41
Posted By Elihawk
Mixed subs...

Sorry, wrong forum..meant for the subwoofer forum
Forum: Speakers   10-28-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 259
Posted By Elihawk
You really just have to get a speaker at your...

You really just have to get a speaker at your house to know for sure. Some show rooms can even make Bose sound good! And your taste is what matters! I can tell you that I demo the AJ Pioneers and...
Forum: Speakers   10-26-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 367
Posted By Elihawk
The thing I didn't like about the Bose, to...

The thing I didn't like about the Bose, to elaborate, was that it seem to strain at anything above medium volume. Almost like the Amp was cutting in and out. Noticed it right away, so i returned the...
Forum: Speakers   10-26-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 367
Posted By Elihawk
I own the Companion 20 speakers and they reside...

I own the Companion 20 speakers and they reside in a box in my basement. Absolutley brutal speakers that after a few months became impossible to listen too...I bought them to replace a logitech 2.1...
Forum: Speakers   10-23-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 259
Posted By Elihawk
I would listen to each speaker set as is...then...

I would listen to each speaker set as is...then run YPAO with each set and then listen again. Speakers may change there sonic tone, a very little bit, with time but mostly your brain get trained to...
Forum: Speakers   10-22-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 141
Posted By Elihawk
just to further what Z has said...spend as little...

just to further what Z has said...spend as little as possible from your budget to get the features and power from a reputable receiver company and spend as much as possible from your budget on...
Forum: Speakers   10-22-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 463
Posted By Elihawk
PS I was able to pick up a pari of Def Tech SM450...

PS I was able to pick up a pari of Def Tech SM450 for about 175 new from New Egg just over a year ago and if that sale comes around again, I will buy a second set! No way they are worth the 599 list...
Forum: Speakers   10-22-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 463
Posted By Elihawk
Well I don't know how much you paid for the...

Well I don't know how much you paid for the receiver, but Amazon has those for just over 700. With a 1700 dollar budget, I would have gotten a cheaper AV rec and spent more on speakers. However, 1000...
Forum: Speakers   10-21-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 318
Posted By Elihawk
I would cross those speakers at 70-80 hz...the...

I would cross those speakers at 70-80 hz...the speakers may play down to 50 hz, I would guess they won't play 50-80hz as well as your sub will!
Forum: Speakers   10-21-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 318
Posted By Elihawk
The OP doesn't even say what cables he has and...

The OP doesn't even say what cables he has and some are suggesting he get better ones! Sure, and he should stop by at the casino and throw away alittle money there too!

OP, if your cables are not...
Forum: Speakers   10-20-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 900
Posted By Elihawk
800 dollar budget, going to be tight AV...

800 dollar budget, going to be tight
AV receiver: This Denon has room correction, a few other features and 5.1...
Forum: Speakers   10-20-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 900
Posted By Elihawk
It is not Bose bashing to point out to the OP...

It is not Bose bashing to point out to the OP that it is the feeling of most semi- to experienced HT users feel there are better options for the dollar than Bose!
Forum: Speakers   10-16-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 399
Posted By Elihawk
Have you run YPAO with your system? You can go...

Have you run YPAO with your system? You can go out and reduce the tweeter output a bit...
Forum: Speakers   10-16-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 134
Posted By Elihawk
I all you do is listen to music AND you ahev a...

I all you do is listen to music AND you ahev a really small apartment, maybe just use two front speakers...pick up a subwoofer if you think bass is lacking!

Sounds to me like you have a A/B two...
Forum: Speakers   10-15-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 3,533
Views: 163,003
Posted By Elihawk
At the very least, make sure the center is at the...

At the very least, make sure the center is at the front edge of the shelf. You can try plugging the port to see how that would sound.
Forum: Speakers   10-14-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 700
Views: 13,743
Posted By Elihawk
Naim101, perhaps it is time to listen to perhaps...

Naim101, perhaps it is time to listen to perhaps the most famous phrase by Ben Franklin...
Forum: Speakers   10-14-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 3,533
Views: 163,003
Posted By Elihawk
I think what I like best about the Impression...

I think what I like best about the Impression series speakers is that all the compromises are in places where most of us can tolerate. Some very good drivers don't hit low, but since everyone who...
Forum: Speakers   10-10-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 3,533
Views: 163,003
Posted By Elihawk
While I think we are recognize that SQ is the #1...

While I think we are recognize that SQ is the #1 (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) factor, the one think I love about the EMP Impression line is they looks...
Forum: Speakers   10-09-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 3,533
Views: 163,003
Posted By Elihawk
Brian from EMPtek told me by email today that EMP...

Brian from EMPtek told me by email today that EMP is working on a 12 inch sub for the Impression line, but they do not have a release date.
Forum: Speakers   10-09-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 694
Posted By Elihawk
Bass isn't direction, so no need to angle the...

Bass isn't direction, so no need to angle the subwoofer, but all other speakers should have their tweeter either at ear level or pointed to ear level.
Forum: Speakers   10-08-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 694
Posted By Elihawk
I think another options is to essentially put the...

I think another options is to essentially put the speakers on the floor, but angled up to ear level. At the very least, you can put your center low and angle it up with some type of wedge.
Forum: Speakers   10-08-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 3,533
Views: 163,003
Posted By Elihawk
Btw, and I should have added this to my earlier...

Btw, and I should have added this to my earlier post, the EMPtek e5Bi are much better speakers than the Pioneer (which I auditioned) and the CA s30s, IMHO. The S30s are way better than the Pioneer...
Forum: Speakers   10-08-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 3,533
Views: 163,003
Posted By Elihawk
AF, while my transistion was not as great and I...

AF, while my transistion was not as great and I didn't upgrade to as good a sub as you did, I noticed the same thing when I went from a klipsch Rw12d to my EMP10i10i. The Klipsch had more boom, but...
Forum: Speakers   10-07-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 344
Posted By Elihawk
Some people love Klipsch speakers and some people...

Some people love Klipsch speakers and some people don't...but almost universally, their subs are considered mediocre or maybe more fair "good bang for the buck" subs. I agree upgrade your fronts and...
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