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Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   10-21-2014, 10:25 AM
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Posted By clpetersen
Would you have the Sonos access music thru the...

Would you have the Sonos access music thru the Bluesound vault? Not clear if that was your intent. Don't know much about the vault, but not clear that it would substitute for a NAS.
Basically, I...
Forum: Speakers   10-21-2014, 07:02 AM
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Views: 134,253
Posted By clpetersen
Hello Class A - I will try to be at AV Therapy....

Hello Class A - I will try to be at AV Therapy. The last round is when I purchased the 6T's --

I suspect the Thresholds have a better peak response than the Anthems. It is all about the dynamics,...
Forum: Speakers   10-20-2014, 03:03 PM
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Posted By clpetersen
- was considering similar issues for our 6T's -...

- was considering similar issues for our 6T's - namely should I look for a higher-power amp for more realistic dynamic range? Is it needed? Did some digging --
Main Points:
1) For typical, even...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   10-15-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 6,779
Posted By clpetersen
Hopefully the attachment came through. The answer...

Hopefully the attachment came through. The answer is 'it depends'. It depends on what you listen to. If popular music, with almost no dynamic range currently (just Google 'dynamic range music' to see...
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   10-15-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 28,958
Posted By clpetersen
I did the same thing (Sonos). It was a toss-up...

I did the same thing (Sonos). It was a toss-up with BlueSound.
But I am impressed with Sonos, have set up 4 zones. The music library is managed by JRiver and have a subscription to Google Play...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   10-14-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 6,779
Posted By clpetersen
No, that is the right approach. 12 ft = 3.65 m ...

No, that is the right approach. 12 ft = 3.65 m
So, 3.65^2 is 13.32, or 11.2 db, plus 9 to go from 91 to 100, so 20.2 dB, or 106W (total). The difference to 64W is only 2dB. But that is 60% more...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   10-14-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 6,779
Posted By clpetersen
BTW, I come up with 106 watts for 12 ft (3.65 m)...

BTW, I come up with 106 watts for 12 ft (3.65 m) using the 91 dB sensitivity. Basically calculated the equivalent SPL at the source (0 distance) for each location and power level (91 dB at 1 meter...
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   10-14-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 3,103
Views: 378,598
Posted By clpetersen
Yup. I shed my tears early. Been using JRiver,...

Yup. I shed my tears early. Been using JRiver, now version 20, which rips on a Mac and gets the metadata usually correct except of course for classical. However, JRiver has a very deep tag set...
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   09-30-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 3,103
Views: 378,598
Posted By clpetersen
Hello Jo - if you go to the Olive One thread in...

Hello Jo - if you go to the Olive One thread in the AVS forums you will quickly find a link to a very detailed set of instructions from the Olive team on how to use XBMC.

However, XBMC should see...
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   09-30-2014, 07:26 PM
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Views: 378,598
Posted By clpetersen
Hello Xdigital - logged into your drop box...

Hello Xdigital - logged into your drop box account. However, it is asking for my credit card info in order to start a 14 day free trial. If you want to start the trial, then cancel within 14 days,...
Forum: Speakers   09-29-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,060
Posted By clpetersen
Sonos Sysem

For your (good) budget, to achieve full range sound, I would favor the following:

a) Sonos Connect Amp
b) Monitors w/stands (monitors on stands are much better in all regards than on...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   09-25-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 18,009
Posted By clpetersen
The damping factor for balanced connections is...

The damping factor for balanced connections is typically lower (about 1/2) compared to balanced simply due to the circuit topology. Not really that important for a balanced design. For short runs...
Forum: Speakers   09-25-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 1,577
Views: 134,253
Posted By clpetersen
I am a very happy owner of the 6T's; did not...

I am a very happy owner of the 6T's; did not compare to the models you mentioned, but you could read the very recent review on Home Theater re: the 6T's which does have some comparative statements.
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   09-24-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 18,009
Posted By clpetersen
The XLR line outputs of either the 105D or the...

The XLR line outputs of either the 105D or the HA-1are intended to drive a high impedance node of a downstream amplifier. They are low-power by design and have a relatively high impedance (~100 ohms)...
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   09-24-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 3,103
Views: 378,598
Posted By clpetersen
Yes, I downloaded the recovery files for the...

Yes, I downloaded the recovery files for the 03,04 and 06. Latest versions.
I believe too big to email. Please provide an upload site or send me a PM.
Forum: Speakers   09-24-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,440
Posted By clpetersen
Thanks Bill . So, the front face is actually 3'...

Thanks Bill . So, the front face is actually 3' from the rear wall, the original measurement I gave was from the back edge of the speaker. I will pull it out 1 ft. or so.
What should I be listening...
Forum: Speakers   09-24-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,075
Posted By clpetersen
As the other posters have said, in fact the 4 ohm...

As the other posters have said, in fact the 4 ohm will play 3 dB louder, if the amplifier can supply twice the power into 4 ohms.

Basically, an amplifier is a voltage amplifier. A good amplifier...
Forum: Speakers   09-23-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,440
Posted By clpetersen
Interesting. In that case, where do you recommend...

Interesting. In that case, where do you recommend positioning the speakers?
Forum: Speakers   09-23-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,440
Posted By clpetersen
Hello Paul - the room is about 15' wide and 20'...

Hello Paul - the room is about 15' wide and 20' long. There is a seating/reading area about 10' in front of the speakers, the area behind this reading spot is mostly open and connects to other...
Forum: Speakers   09-23-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,060
Posted By clpetersen
Great choice. If I wasn't offered a unique...

Great choice. If I wasn't offered a unique discount for Sonos, there is strong likelihood I would have gone the BlueSound route. But no regrets at all with Sonos.

JRiver is outstanding,...
Forum: Speakers   09-22-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,060
Posted By clpetersen
Completely agree with above post. Have...

Completely agree with above post.

Have used Olive products for several years, but due to their difficulties went to Sonos this summer. Also took advantage of the Google Play Music promo.
...
Forum: Speakers   09-22-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,440
Posted By clpetersen
I second the opinion for Aerial Acoustics 7T's. I...

I second the opinion for Aerial Acoustics 7T's. I have the slightly smaller 6T's for our room. Currently powering them with a small (half chassis) Naim NAP 100 amp, very simple dual mono design and...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   09-16-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 18,009
Posted By clpetersen
In general for long runs, use the balanced cable...

In general for long runs, use the balanced cable (XLR) output. There is nothing magical or expensive about this; it is standard microphone cable. It is very good at is rejecting so-called...
Forum: Speakers   09-10-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 3,584
Views: 356,881
Posted By clpetersen
OK - question for the thread: I am running...

OK - question for the thread:

I am running a Naim amp fed by a separate DAC/pre-amp (Oppo HA-1, highly recommended, separate thread).

Naim traditionally uses 5-pin DIN connectors as their...
Forum: Speakers   09-09-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 3,584
Views: 356,881
Posted By clpetersen
Very nice. BTW, for readers of this thread,...

Very nice. BTW, for readers of this thread, KnuKonceptz also makes/sells good basic cables, very flexible (high strand count). Comparable to monoprice in costs. On Ebay/Amazon, you can get very...
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