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Forum: Speakers   01-25-2015, 10:07 PM
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Posted By g_bartman
It sounds like he is looking for maximum spl...

It sounds like he is looking for maximum spl which is fine. I personally wanted my speakers to be accurate, to sound what the recording engineer intended. Speakers that convey a realistic, precise...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   01-22-2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 636
Posted By g_bartman
I still listen to the first four albums. The...

I still listen to the first four albums. The recordings were TERRIBLE and they wont win any song writing or musicianship awards but there was some raw energy there that just got me hooked. I lost...
Forum: Speakers   01-22-2015, 11:08 AM
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Posted By g_bartman
Thanks for the offer but still gotta watch the...

Thanks for the offer but still gotta watch the $$$. I'm sure you won't have a problem finding them a new home if you decide to part with them.
Forum: Speakers   01-18-2015, 09:01 PM
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Posted By g_bartman
I'm away from home on a work trip. right before I...

I'm away from home on a work trip. right before I left, I moved into a new house with a dedicated music/movie room. I'm hoping to be able to get my out of the ordinary speaker setup to sound...
Forum: Speakers   01-15-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 144
Posted By g_bartman
I was in the same boat as you a few years back. I...

I was in the same boat as you a few years back. I went to Axpona in Chicago primarily to listen to as many speakers as I could. Trouble was, some of the room acoustics were down right horrible and...
Forum: Speakers   01-14-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 175
Posted By g_bartman
Monitor Audio makes a variety of speakers within...

Monitor Audio makes a variety of speakers within your price range. You can replace all five of your speakers and stay under budget. The Audio Adviser has an Amazon store with free shipping on most...
Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   01-13-2015, 09:07 PM
Replies: 679
Views: 7,665
Posted By g_bartman
That's the great thing about trying different...

That's the great thing about trying different configurations Tony, you get to discover what pleases your ears and eyes. I run everything digitally because I like the effect that Audyssey XT32 has on...
Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   01-12-2015, 07:35 AM
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Views: 7,665
Posted By g_bartman
That's an interesting point of view Tony. Do you...

That's an interesting point of view Tony. Do you feel HDMI degraded the signal? I guess we are programmed to accept the latest technology is best. It's good there are those out there that aren't...
Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   01-11-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 679
Views: 7,665
Posted By g_bartman
I take it you are happy with them? Good height...

I take it you are happy with them? Good height clearance over the first row, who did you buy yours from?
Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   01-11-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 679
Views: 7,665
Posted By g_bartman
Is this what you have? ...

Is this what you have?

http://4seating.com/seatcraft-theater-seating/home-theater-seating-rialto-back-row.htm
Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   01-11-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 679
Views: 7,665
Posted By g_bartman
I just noticed that they make chairs very similar...

I just noticed that they make chairs very similar to mine that have a riser built into them. I think that's a great idea I might try and see if that would work.
Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   01-11-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 679
Views: 7,665
Posted By g_bartman
It's rare that I have more than a few people in...

It's rare that I have more than a few people in the theater at a time anyway. I'll probably just go with three. And bonus, my wife will approve
Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   01-11-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 679
Views: 7,665
Posted By g_bartman
Nice set up! I do want to run REW in my theater...

Nice set up! I do want to run REW in my theater that is built but still being assembled. Speaking of
which, there are double doors into the room. I have a row of three seats in front of the doorway...
Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   01-10-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 679
Views: 7,665
Posted By g_bartman
Hello and welcome to the group. Care to introduce...

Hello and welcome to the group. Care to introduce yourself and tell us about your equipment?
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-10-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 102
Posted By g_bartman
My speaker layout is a bit unusual. 9.4.3. 7...

My speaker layout is a bit unusual. 9.4.3. 7 channels with two pairs of side surrounds, one pair directly flanking the two rows. 4 in ceiling speakers wired to high/wide channels for now, Atmos or...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-09-2015, 10:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 102
Posted By g_bartman
second row of seats, how much clearance on the sides?

I will soon be ordering a second row of seats (they will be on a riser) that match the three I already have. There are double doors into the theater. The front row is just in front of the doors, the...
Forum: Speakers   01-04-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 1,659
Views: 142,535
Posted By g_bartman
I have AA 7t's in my theater waiting to be set...

I have AA 7t's in my theater waiting to be set up. I recently moved and have not had the time, they sounded very good in my former house. I also own a pair of older Dyn contours that I use in a two...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   01-03-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 509
Views: 9,092
Posted By g_bartman
I bought my first record in '71. I built up a...

I bought my first record in '71. I built up a pretty decent collection over the years then was an early adopter of cd's and built up quite the cd collection. I kept my vinyl even after my hk...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-03-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 462
Posted By g_bartman
There is a thread in the "movie and music"...

There is a thread in the "movie and music" category with lots of recommendations. I probably watch more concerts than movies. All the ones mentioned above are solid choices. I'll add Coldplay, Rush...
Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   12-28-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 679
Views: 7,665
Posted By g_bartman
We are all moved into the new house. Its going to...

We are all moved into the new house. Its going to be a while before I can get to setting up the theater though, probably not till February. Too much other stuff going on and work is busy. Oh well, it...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   12-08-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 168
Posted By g_bartman
To play vinyl, you need a receiver with a phone...

To play vinyl, you need a receiver with a phone input. Turntables voltage output is very low so a standard auxiliary input will not work. You could buy an outboard phono pre-amp. I know the Sonos...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   12-08-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 168
Posted By g_bartman
You do know that neither of those streaming...

You do know that neither of those streaming devices have a phono input, right?
Forum: Community News & Polls   12-07-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,218
Posted By g_bartman
I got into audio when 19" 4x3 tv's were king. I...

I got into audio when 19" 4x3 tv's were king. I actually spend more time listening to music than watching movies in my theater. I appreciate a good quality video experience bot audio is king tome.
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   12-02-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 170
Posted By g_bartman
Thanks for all that info, I'll have to give that...

Thanks for all that info, I'll have to give that a try. I have heard it is hard to get sealed and ported subs to blend in the same room. I was going to turn off the SvS for music thinking it would be...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   12-02-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 170
Posted By g_bartman
Placing multiple subs

I am moving into a house with a dedicated theater room. 13x26x7.5. I have MartinLogan Descent i and a Depth i along with an SVS pb12+ 2. My plan is to place the ml's near the front corners and the...
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