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Forum: Speakers   07-30-2014, 12:43 AM
Replies: 26
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Posted By shadyJ
You could just find some regular speakers and...

You could just find some regular speakers and paint the cabinet. You might also go for a kit, where you deal with the cabinet finish yourself. Head on over to the DIY subforum and see what can be...
Forum: Speakers   07-30-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 566
Posted By shadyJ
I would encourage you to go for the Outlaw. That...

I would encourage you to go for the Outlaw. That sale ends on the 31st, and its back up to $750 shipped. Yes, it is at the very least twice the sub that the Energy sub is. Trust me, you don't know...
Forum: Speakers   07-29-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 544
Views: 19,359
Posted By shadyJ
I am talking about bipole designs in surrounds...

I am talking about bipole designs in surrounds which create a deliberately messy and poor sound stage for the purpose of ambience. I don't mean all bipoles, and I have no doubt that Linkwitz would...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   07-29-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 622
Posted By shadyJ
Sort of, it depends on what you mean. Physically...

Sort of, it depends on what you mean. Physically speaking, if you double the power or intensity results in a 3 dB increase. Doubled amplitude is a 6 dB increase. Most around here mean amplitude when...
Forum: Speakers   07-28-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 237
Posted By shadyJ
First of all, this is the wrong forum for this...

First of all, this is the wrong forum for this question. This is the correct forum for this post (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/113-subwoofers-bass-transducers/). But anyway, I would go with the EX....
Forum: Speakers   07-28-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 431
Posted By shadyJ
I could have made my statements less blunt. To...

I could have made my statements less blunt. To put my statements another way, bipole/dipole type surround speakers create a deliberately ambiguous sound stage, in order to project an ambient sound....
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   07-28-2014, 03:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 339
Posted By shadyJ
Get something custom made. Take like this ("]this...

Get something custom made. Take like this ("]this driver[/URL] and have a cabinet maker make something nice for it. Thanks to the tremendous motor force it has, you do not need a large cabinet for...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   07-28-2014, 12:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 173
Posted By shadyJ
+1, save up. If you pair anything else with your...

+1, save up. If you pair anything else with your Rythmik, you will end up with something that will smear out its signature sound. The subs you are contemplating will be less articulate and less...
Forum: Speakers   07-26-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,881
Posted By shadyJ
The Primus are more sensitive, but they draw more...

The Primus are more sensitive, but they draw more current for the same voltage. For the same wattage they are not much more sensitive. They will be heard as louder for the same level on your gain...
Forum: Speakers   07-26-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 777
Posted By shadyJ
Skip em both. Go for Ascend CBM170...

Skip em both. Go for Ascend CBM170 (http://www.ascendacoustics.com/pages/products/speakers/cbm170/cbm170.html)s, Wavecrest HVL-1...
Forum: Speakers   07-26-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 431
Posted By shadyJ
A few pieces of advice: Firstly, if you are...

A few pieces of advice: Firstly, if you are getting subs, and especially dual subs, forget about getting full range tower speakers. The only advantage tower speakers have over the equivalent...
Forum: Speakers   07-26-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,227
Posted By shadyJ
Buy the AVR based on what features you want. 3d,...

Buy the AVR based on what features you want. 3d, 4k, internet streaming, bluetooth, etc, whatever is important to you. Speakers should be a separate decision unless the speakers you are thinking...
Forum: Speakers   07-25-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,227
Posted By shadyJ
Lol, I haven't seen that one. 40 mm excursion,...

Lol, I haven't seen that one. 40 mm excursion, wow, OK. I like how many of these companies have numbers for excursion but never for xmax.

That RSL rep sure does take a beating in that thread....
Forum: Speakers   07-25-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,881
Posted By shadyJ
Yeah, the center speaker shouldn't be wired at...

Yeah, the center speaker shouldn't be wired at all for this. The only speaker jacks that should be connected are the main left/right binding posts and the zone 2 clippy speaker jack posts. It's hard...
Forum: Speakers   07-25-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,227
Posted By shadyJ
RSL's rep came in one thread with some marketing...

RSL's rep came in one thread with some marketing BS (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/89-speakers/1509424-hsu-hybrid-3-7-1-vs-rsl-7-1-a.html) along the same lines. What a bunch of gibberish. Avoid at...
Forum: Speakers   07-25-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,881
Posted By shadyJ
Lol, the Outlaw will be massively better than the...

Lol, the Outlaw will be massively better than the Deftech. There is no doubt about that. It will not even be close.

As for Zone 2, yes, you can connect both zone 1 and zone 2 to the AVR at the...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   07-25-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 622
Posted By shadyJ
Both the PB12 Plus and SB13 will be a big upgrade...

Both the PB12 Plus and SB13 will be a big upgrade over the PB12 NSD. The PB12 Plus should have a roughly 6 db advantage throughout the bass range, which is double the output. The SB13 will have an...
Forum: Speakers   07-24-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 653
Posted By shadyJ
I have not heard the Ascend speakers, but I don't...

I have not heard the Ascend speakers, but I don't think they would be a big upgrade over some p363s and c351s. If I were going to upgrade, I would want to movie up more substantially. Primus to...
Forum: Speakers   07-24-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,881
Posted By shadyJ
Yes, the Onkyo TX-SR606 does have zone B, but...

Yes, the Onkyo TX-SR606 does have zone B, but they call it 'zone 2' and they use those clipping style posts. Hook one pair up to the front left/right binding posts and the other pair to the Zone 2...
Forum: Speakers   07-24-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,881
Posted By shadyJ
The Primus will be more sensitive, in that, like...

The Primus will be more sensitive, in that, like you described, it can get louder for the same amount of current. To really do a qualitative comparison between the two, you need to level match them,...
Forum: Speakers   07-24-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 227
Posted By shadyJ
I wouldn't wait to pull the trigger on the Outlaw...

I wouldn't wait to pull the trigger on the Outlaw sub, that sale is probably nearly over. The Outlaw subwoofer sales never last long.
Forum: Speakers   07-23-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,742
Posted By shadyJ
Note their sensitivity spec: "Sensitivity: 94 dB...

Note their sensitivity spec: "Sensitivity: 94 dB @ 1 Watt / 0.5 Meter (2.83 Volts Pink Noise)"

That is how you make a very low sensitivity look high. At least they stated condition the measurement...
Forum: Speakers   07-23-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 460
Posted By shadyJ
The people who find horns abrasive do so thanks...

The people who find horns abrasive do so thanks to Klipsch's speakers, which tend to voice the treble a bit hot. The Hsus are very different, they do not use compression drivers for the tweeters, and...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   07-22-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 835
Posted By shadyJ
The Outlaws are about as good as you can do for...

The Outlaws are about as good as you can do for the price without resorting to DIY. Whether one will be enough for a 4.3'k^3 space depends on certain factors, like placement and loudness preferences...
Forum: Speakers   07-22-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 1,723
Posted By shadyJ
Hey Dennis, the new Benchmark SMS-1...

Hey Dennis, the new Benchmark SMS-1 (http://benchmarkmedia.com/collections/products/products/benchmark-sms1-loudspeaker) speakers use an acoustic suspension design.
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