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Forum: Speakers   02-09-2016, 08:33 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,096
Posted By commsysman
She didn't butcher it as bad as many people do,...

She didn't butcher it as bad as many people do, but it was hardly a great job.

If you want to hear the all-time greatest rendition, you should try to find the one done by Toni Tennille at the...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   02-09-2016, 08:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 72
Posted By commsysman
Return it.

Return it.
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   02-09-2016, 08:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 100
Posted By commsysman
It makes me sad that you bought that Yamaha...

It makes me sad that you bought that Yamaha amplifier.

IMO it is not very good-sounding, and you could have bought a NAD or Cambridge Audio amplifier for the same money and been much more pleased...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   02-09-2016, 08:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 246
Posted By commsysman
SACD is also "digital", but a different format...

SACD is also "digital", but a different format than the usual 16-bit CD format.

Playing SACDs on a cheap player is like buying a Ferrari and putting cheap tires on it. Why bother? They won't sound...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   02-09-2016, 08:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 108
Posted By commsysman
Your post is very vague. WHICH pre-outs do...

Your post is very vague.

WHICH pre-outs do you plan to connect to WHICH stereo power amplifier and why?

If you use the power amp section separately, then it is not available for any other use....
Forum: Speakers   02-08-2016, 04:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 285
Posted By commsysman
Wharfedale and KEF have both been making...

Wharfedale and KEF have both been making top-quality speakers, in England, for over 50 years. Their speakers have earned a very good reputation and following.

I bought a pair of Wharfedale W70D...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-07-2016, 01:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 106
Posted By commsysman
I would rate Onkyo and Yamaha receivers as being...

I would rate Onkyo and Yamaha receivers as being among the worst-sounding you can buy.

I would urge you to consider either Denon or Harman-Kardon for your receiver.

The KEF speakers are...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-07-2016, 01:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 481
Posted By commsysman
With your setup, the NAD T758 would be good...

With your setup, the NAD T758 would be good choice. It sells for $999.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-07-2016, 01:20 PM
Replies: 11
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Views: 173
Posted By commsysman
The power rating of a speaker is meaningless for...

The power rating of a speaker is meaningless for what you are talking about.

The power rating only tells you how much continuous power you can theoretically apply to the speaker before the voice...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-07-2016, 01:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 481
Posted By commsysman
Ranked by WHO?? Based on what criteria? ...

Ranked by WHO??

Based on what criteria?

In what years?

Sounds like hot air to me.

Where is the documentation?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-07-2016, 12:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 481
Posted By commsysman
If you want top sound quality get a receiver made...

If you want top sound quality get a receiver made by Arcam, NAD, or Cambridge Audio.

They are designed to sound better, and they do.

For example, NAD gives true full disclosure power ratings;...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-07-2016, 12:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 198
Posted By commsysman
Emotiva is trash IMO, and the word is that they...

Emotiva is trash IMO, and the word is that they offer zero customer support; ask anyone who has tried to get some.

The Marantz AV8802 is not bad, especially if you use balanced cables to your...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-07-2016, 12:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 104
Posted By commsysman
"Reference" levels are totally arbitrary, because...

"Reference" levels are totally arbitrary, because no standard "reference" level can take into consideration your speakers' sensitivity or the size and sound absorbtiveness of your listening venue...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-07-2016, 12:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 95
Posted By commsysman
In general, the receivers that have the best...

In general, the receivers that have the best speaker drive capabilities, and resulting best sound quality, are those from NAD, Arcam, and Cambridge Audio. Marantz is not quite as good, but better...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-07-2016, 11:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 40
Posted By commsysman
Since the speakers have volume controls, they may...

Since the speakers have volume controls, they may be intended to be used with a 70V amplifier system rather than the kind of amplifier you are thinking of.

You need to get the detailed...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-07-2016, 11:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 62
Posted By commsysman
Tube amplifiers are basically a revisit of 1950s...

Tube amplifiers are basically a revisit of 1950s technology, and no, you will not find anything digital and very few have remote control units of any kind.

A basic power amplifier is intended to...
Forum: Speakers   02-07-2016, 11:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 92
Posted By commsysman
I am using a pair of Audioengine 2 powered...

I am using a pair of Audioengine 2 powered speakers as my desktop PC setup ($200). I think powered speakers are the only way to go.

They sound very good. They come with all the cables etc. that...
Forum: Speakers   02-07-2016, 10:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 119
Posted By commsysman
That stuff is not going to sound good in that...

That stuff is not going to sound good in that room. Those have tiny drivers that are NEVER going to give you home theater sound.

If you want some really excellent sound, get a pair of PSB X1T...
Forum: Speakers   02-07-2016, 10:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 363
Posted By commsysman
No. They have an 4 ohm impedance through a large...

No. They have an 4 ohm impedance through a large part of the midrange. Look at the published graph, and you will see.

They are definitely not something I would recommend for most receivers.

As...
Forum: Speakers   02-07-2016, 10:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 363
Posted By commsysman
I have seen a published impedance curve for them,...

I have seen a published impedance curve for them, and in the bass and a large portion of the midrange they do have an impedance of 4 ohms.

It is available at audioholics.com

Just do a search...
Forum: Speakers   02-07-2016, 10:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 99
Posted By commsysman
What I would do, if I liked the basic box etc, is...

What I would do, if I liked the basic box etc, is add a much better amplifier and bring out the signals from the phono, radio and CD player to the amplifier inputs.

The Sony STR-DH130 stereo...
Forum: Speakers   02-07-2016, 10:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 152
Posted By commsysman
If you want to spend $400 for a receiver and $500...

If you want to spend $400 for a receiver and $500 for some speakers, of course you will have a much better setup.

My little sound bar is very good for my bedroom TV, and cost under $100.

When I...
Forum: Speakers   02-07-2016, 10:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 99
Posted By commsysman
Crosley; OK. I see the Crosley CR42 for sale...

Crosley; OK.

I see the Crosley CR42 for sale on Amazon.

Just replacing those small speakers is not likely to help much, because the audio amplifiers in the unit are no doubt very limited as far...
Forum: Speakers   02-07-2016, 09:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 363
Posted By commsysman
I only know of one system that can come close to...

I only know of one system that can come close to doing what you describe. Most of the low-priced packaged systems have tiny 3-inch speakers and are a bad joke.

Get the Jamo S426-S3 speaker system,...
Forum: Speakers   02-07-2016, 09:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 363
Posted By commsysman
[QUOTE=mdram;41334537]if you can find sales ...

[QUOTE=mdram;41334537]if you can find sales
infinity primus p363 @ 100 each
pc351 @ 150
p163 @ 47 each
would leave 250 for subwoofer


The Primus P363 speakers are good speakers, but they are...
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