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Forum: 2-Channel Audio   05-27-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,622
Posted By R Harkness
Stereophile reviewed the Kef Blade II in the new...

Stereophile reviewed the Kef Blade II in the new issue. In a nutshell, the subjective impressions where that they sounded fantastic. Even better, the measurements portion showed they measured...
Forum: Speakers   05-27-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,882
Posted By R Harkness
This post is fairly opaque. I'm curious:...

This post is fairly opaque.

I'm curious: what claims by "experts" did klipsch claim were B.S?

I ask because claiming experts spout "B.S" is fairly common among fringe-science dwelling kooks,...
Forum: Speakers   05-27-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,882
Posted By R Harkness
This is strange: the comment to which you are...

This is strange: the comment to which you are responding doesn't exist.

Nonetheless, in support of GLBright's concern...



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Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   05-22-2015, 09:46 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,155
Posted By R Harkness
Originally Posted by Orbitron ...

Originally Posted by Orbitron http://www.avsforum.com/forum/images/buttons/viewpost.gif...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   05-21-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 11,272
Views: 750,848
Posted By R Harkness
Movie-watching has always been a social thing...

Movie-watching has always been a social thing with me. Watching monster movies on TV when I was young, with my Dad, brother or friends, meeting friends to join the massive buzz-filled line-ups for...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   05-21-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 11,272
Views: 750,848
Posted By R Harkness
On one hand I really love the idea of switching...

On one hand I really love the idea of switching to OLED should the screen sizes/flexibility make it possible to replace my projection set up with a similar sized image. (Although at the moment I...
Forum: Camcorders   05-19-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,756
Posted By R Harkness
"DSLRs" is the word I was grasping for to...

"DSLRs" is the word I was grasping for to distinguish these from camcorders, or handycams or whatever videocameras are called now. And this from someone into still photography in my youth! My...
Forum: Camcorders   05-19-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,756
Posted By R Harkness
I was an early adopter of digital video cameras -...

I was an early adopter of digital video cameras - I had one of the first Sony Digital camcorders.

But like much of the world I moved on to using my phone for videos (and the current gen iPhone 6...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   05-17-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 1,836
Views: 132,813
Posted By R Harkness
Yep, it's one of the toughest challenges if you...

Yep, it's one of the toughest challenges if you want to balance aesthetics with high performance characteristics in a room. Especially if it's not a dedicated room.

And hence, I will once again...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   05-17-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,622
Posted By R Harkness
That's fascinating about the chairs, Mark. I...

That's fascinating about the chairs, Mark.

I custom designed my sofa so that it had a high enough back to support long viewing/listening sessions when sitting upright, but it's back is below
the...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   05-16-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,622
Posted By R Harkness
I love the photos of the room (in the OP). The...

I love the photos of the room (in the OP). The photos are excellent quality, and the room looks so perfect for those speakers.

Though I just noticed the high-winged-back chair. An audiophile...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   05-15-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,622
Posted By R Harkness
Yep, not sure how WebEffect missed it, if he had...

Yep, not sure how WebEffect missed it, if he had been looking for it to begin with.

Also: it's not audio dogma that you must use room treatments. Many have pointed out that a typical living room...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   05-15-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 717
Views: 55,817
Posted By R Harkness
Maddening hobby this is.

Maddening hobby this is.
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   05-15-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,622
Posted By R Harkness
That assessment seems perilously close to the...

That assessment seems perilously close to the naive assessment of value-based-on-parts-costs. "Hey, look, if you just put together the parts, an iPhone only costs about $200 to make!"

Which,...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   05-14-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 717
Views: 55,817
Posted By R Harkness
rboster, I did some more trouble-shooting...

rboster,

I did some more trouble-shooting and have determined the problem isn't with the projector; it's with my remote control system, which is picking up interference and seems to be sending out...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   05-14-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,622
Posted By R Harkness
Interesting, though I'd read that the digital...

Interesting, though I'd read that the digital delay/cutter head system only became more popular in the late 70's to early 80s, and even then not everyone was using them. But it's an interesting...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   05-14-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,622
Posted By R Harkness
Great write up Mark. Like others I'm envious....

Great write up Mark. Like others I'm envious. I've always wanted to hear the Blades.

All debate about accuracy/fidelity aside, I think the take away from your experience is fully justified:...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   05-14-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 717
Views: 55,817
Posted By R Harkness
Which is the same issue I had, necessitating a...

Which is the same issue I had, necessitating a switch to HDMI 2 input on my JVC RS57.

The puzzling thing is why it DID work fine for so long on HDMI 1 and then suddenly...the problem. I don't get...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   05-13-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 717
Views: 55,817
Posted By R Harkness
Ok, I have a NEW issue with the projector. One...

Ok, I have a NEW issue with the projector. One that I personally haven't heard of:

It won't respond properly to remote commands. Specifically, no menu page will stay on the screen.

For...
Forum: Speakers   05-12-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,592
Posted By R Harkness
Sounds good Mark. I'm all for a reviewer...

Sounds good Mark.

I'm all for a reviewer having a strong point of view to put forth.

I always appreciated Robert E. Green's reviews in the Absolute Sound, as he came from a more technical angle...
Forum: Speakers   05-12-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,592
Posted By R Harkness
Mark, It's not "misguided" to ask that a...

Mark,

It's not "misguided" to ask that a speaker's performance be described without (or at least previous to) the addition of subs and EQ. It's a sensible request based on limiting the...
Forum: Speakers   05-12-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,592
Posted By R Harkness
Yeah, I've been enjoying Bassnectar recently too....

Yeah, I've been enjoying Bassnectar recently too.

I've been following BOC since their first album - the scenario around the release of their latest album was fascinating to watch as it unfolded. ...
Forum: Speakers   05-12-2015, 05:22 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,592
Posted By R Harkness
I don't quite understand this post. Would you...

I don't quite understand this post. Would you mind explaining what you mean?

Cheers,
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   05-12-2015, 05:20 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 9,242
Posted By R Harkness
Agreed ^^^ I really appreciate this thread. ...

Agreed ^^^

I really appreciate this thread.

Though I have no clue in terms of answering Darin's current question. :)
Forum: Speakers   05-11-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 1,160
Views: 135,767
Posted By R Harkness
Yup. One of the things I remember most vividly...

Yup. One of the things I remember most vividly when the Thiel CS6s were at my house was the bass performance.
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