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Forum: Speakers   02-07-2016, 05:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 80
Posted By dsrussell
The following is a list of well regarded and...

The following is a list of well regarded and inexpensive bookshelf speakers. Check out each website, the speaker’s size, weight, specifications, warranty and shipping policies. Also check out any...
Forum: Speakers   02-07-2016, 04:47 PM
Replies: 4,486
Views: 503,863
Posted By dsrussell
Timothy: I run my 3.6 Magnepans with a 200...

Timothy: I run my 3.6 Magnepans with a 200 watt/channel McIntosh amplifier hooked up to their 4 Ohm taps in a rather open 3,500 cu. ft. room with the speakers around 9 feet from my listening...
Forum: Speakers   02-07-2016, 12:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 334
Posted By dsrussell
No one could possibly know what sounds the most...

No one could possibly know what sounds the most desirable to you, even if they have auditioned all the speakers mentioned above. Sonic preferences are left to each individual.

I can say that when...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   02-07-2016, 11:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 106
Posted By dsrussell
Yamaha isn’t exactly known for their subwoofers,...

Yamaha isn’t exactly known for their subwoofers, but both of those models look nice aesthetically and probably perform pretty well, and I like that they have Servo control. What I don’t like is how...
Forum: Speakers   02-06-2016, 10:57 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,687
Posted By dsrussell
That is one heck of a vinyl collection. Is that...

That is one heck of a vinyl collection. Is that a record cleaning machine I see on the top surface of your record case? With that many albums, I think it would be.
Forum: Speakers   02-06-2016, 10:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 294
Posted By dsrussell
Inquired? Go to that audio store and audition...

Inquired? Go to that audio store and audition those speakers, as well as any other speakers they may have set up. No one knows what sound signature you will prefer. Only you can determine that. ...
Forum: Speakers   02-06-2016, 10:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 101
Posted By dsrussell
I agree with dmb12679. Go out and audition...

I agree with dmb12679. Go out and audition speakers to see what type of sound you prefer. Bring your favorite music and take your time. There are dozens of nice speakers that can fit into your...
Forum: Speakers   02-05-2016, 11:17 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,687
Posted By dsrussell
The OP has decided to go with the B&W, which...

The OP has decided to go with the B&W, which makes a lot of sense for both music and HT. He loved the sound of several conventional speakers, and that made the most sense for him. Panels are a bear...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   02-05-2016, 03:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 131
Posted By dsrussell
Overkill? Perhaps, but perhaps not. You will...

Overkill? Perhaps, but perhaps not. You will get a good idea by incorporating one sub first. Whether you need two or more subs or not, is pretty much dependent upon your room shape and volume...
Forum: Speakers   02-05-2016, 12:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 393
Posted By dsrussell
I haven’t heard the ELAC sub, so I cannot say if...

I haven’t heard the ELAC sub, so I cannot say if they are worth the money. From their specifications, they seem to want to hide their frequency response just like most budget sub manufacturers do by...
Forum: Speakers   02-05-2016, 12:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 393
Posted By dsrussell
I keep forgetting about Outlaw’s 8-inch sub. ...

I keep forgetting about Outlaw’s 8-inch sub. Thanks for noting it (and duals will provide good output and help smooth out room modes). The main reason I suggested the SVS was because it’s a...
Forum: Speakers   02-05-2016, 11:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 393
Posted By dsrussell
Welcome to AVS. For an inexpensive 8-inch sub,...

Welcome to AVS. For an inexpensive 8-inch sub, that Pioneer sure received a spectacular writeup on HomeTheaterReview. However, it won’t have a lot of extension past 40 Hz, and there is where I...
Forum: Speakers   02-05-2016, 10:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 647
Posted By dsrussell
And really, that is all that counts. ...

And really, that is all that counts. Conventional wisdom doesn’t always reign supreme. I did the same tests for my EMPs. I had a 3.1 system with all bookshelf speakers, but before I was going to...
Forum: Speakers   02-05-2016, 02:09 AM
Replies: 4,486
Views: 503,863
Posted By dsrussell
^ Thanks for posting your experience, Timothy :)....

^ Thanks for posting your experience, Timothy :).

I was very impressed with the 1.7. I was just as impressed with the .7 that I heard last year. Both are excellent and both are very reasonably...
Forum: Speakers   02-04-2016, 03:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 449
Posted By dsrussell
If you can get rid of the clutter and move the...

If you can get rid of the clutter and move the chest of drawers to another location, you shouldn’t have a problem with solid performance from your speakers (towers or bookshelf speakers — bookshelf...
Forum: Speakers   02-04-2016, 12:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 55
Posted By dsrussell
Welcome to AVS and Congratulations. In an...

Welcome to AVS and Congratulations. In an apartment, your Pioneer should be just fine.
Forum: Speakers   02-03-2016, 08:48 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,687
Posted By dsrussell
Larger panels will enhance articulation and...

Larger panels will enhance articulation and expand the soundstage. Since you have a subwoofer (or two) on your agenda, I wouldn’t worry too much about how deep the bass response is on any particular...
Forum: Speakers   02-03-2016, 04:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 449
Posted By dsrussell
WAF-friendly. What does that mean? Size? Looks...

WAF-friendly. What does that mean? Size? Looks (extremely subjective)? Hiding them? Getting rid of them and using headphones?

If you need help in picking out speakers, we can list several,...
Forum: Speakers   02-03-2016, 02:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 257
Posted By dsrussell
No one can guarantee anything. The thing about...

No one can guarantee anything. The thing about any speaker is that we all prefer different sonic characteristics. No speaker is perfect, no room is perfect, no setup/location is perfect and no...
Forum: Speakers   02-02-2016, 02:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 124
Posted By dsrussell
^ PSB, a Canadian based company if memory serves,...

^ PSB, a Canadian based company if memory serves, makes some very fine speakers. But like any speaker, it's up to the individual listening to them whether or not they love them.
Forum: Speakers   02-02-2016, 02:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 124
Posted By dsrussell
^ Laugh all the way to the bank? Congratulations...

^ Laugh all the way to the bank? Congratulations on your good fortune.
Forum: Speakers   02-02-2016, 02:10 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,687
Posted By dsrussell
Yes, there should be. I was offered a couple...

Yes, there should be. I was offered a couple grand off the Summits at a dealership, but decided to go with Magnepan.
Forum: Speakers   02-02-2016, 01:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 194
Posted By dsrussell
You have a nice list of speakers. Of those...

You have a nice list of speakers. Of those speakers listed, I’ve only auditioned the JBL 530’s and heard the pre-production model of the ELAC B5 at an audio show. SVS has a clear advantage in that...
Forum: Speakers   02-02-2016, 12:24 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,687
Posted By dsrussell
Sounds to me that you are becoming a “panel” guy...

Sounds to me that you are becoming a “panel” guy :). The Theos has the same panel size as the more expensive Ethos (which I auditioned). The Montis has almost 95 sq. inches of extra panel space...
Forum: Speakers   02-01-2016, 05:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 281
Posted By dsrussell
No, you were clear. Just my poor speed reading...

No, you were clear. Just my poor speed reading ability :o. And as long as your two subs are performing to your expectations in that room, then you are golden.

From your own auditions, it seems...
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