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Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   04-13-2017, 12:24 PM
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The difference is that the polk you are referring...

The difference is that the polk you are referring to is a vinyl "black oak" veneer. Not comparable to the real wood veneers in beauty or durability.


The satin black is the standard finish on...
Forum: Speakers   04-07-2017, 11:55 AM
Replies: 48
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Posted By Sdiver2489
I don't disagree but I think you could also say...

I don't disagree but I think you could also say games and movies come alive with very high quality LFE. If I hear that someone in a 20 x 20 room and a budget of $1000 is spending $200 on a sub, $200...
Forum: Speakers   04-07-2017, 11:37 AM
Replies: 40
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Posted By Sdiver2489
I don't know your received but it can also be...

I don't know your received but it can also be called channel levels. If you did an auto calibration it should list them somewhere in the section for that if you can "review settings" or something...
Forum: Speakers   04-07-2017, 08:23 AM
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Yeah...I always tell people to start with 2.1 if...

Yeah...I always tell people to start with 2.1 if their budget won't let them get the minimum quality I think most people would notice. Usually this advice falls on deaf ears though because surround...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   04-07-2017, 06:18 AM
Replies: 2,959
Views: 132,998
Posted By Sdiver2489
The one thing that SVS still has that many other...

The one thing that SVS still has that many other manufacturers seem to ignore is the finish quality. I really like the idea of the PSA subs...but that matte black or vinyl finishes are just tough to...
Forum: Speakers   04-06-2017, 04:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 397
Posted By Sdiver2489
What are your channel trims set to?

What are your channel trims set to?
Forum: Speakers   04-06-2017, 12:37 PM
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Views: 397
Posted By Sdiver2489
Well first of all when speakers are set to LARGE...

Well first of all when speakers are set to LARGE they do not have a crossover. They should be set to small if you want to use the crossover. Second, rule out the amp...connect the B&W's to the output...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   04-05-2017, 05:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 138
Posted By Sdiver2489
depends on available budget. and desired bass...

depends on available budget. and desired bass output.
if we were talking sealed and only sealed subs, there wouldnt be need to give this much thought. But you have a ported sub which makes...
Forum: Speakers   04-05-2017, 01:23 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,228
Posted By Sdiver2489
My recommendation is based on my own experience....

My recommendation is based on my own experience. Surround effects are fun and...depending on the movie...can make a difference in how much you enjoy the experience. However, having a solid LFE is...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   04-05-2017, 11:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 350
Posted By Sdiver2489
It's not so much that you need a sub to be able...

It's not so much that you need a sub to be able to fill the room to get smooth bass. Filling the room is more about level than anything else. A larger room needs a higher level of output. A small sub...
Forum: Speakers   04-05-2017, 11:26 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,228
Posted By Sdiver2489
I haven't heard any of those speakers...but IMHO...

I haven't heard any of those speakers...but IMHO I would go with a stereo setup and invest more in the subwoofer and then add a center and surrounds as you can afford them. In terms of home...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   04-05-2017, 11:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 138
Posted By Sdiver2489
Second SVS vs. Unmatched

Just curious what others here would do. I have a SVS PB12-Plus and SVS PB10-ISD. I had intended to move the plus into the basement when its done and potentially get a second. The PB10 would move...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   04-05-2017, 07:09 AM
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Posted By Sdiver2489
I took a cold air return vent down and put...

I took a cold air return vent down and put weatherstripping tape on the backside that was slighly thicker than the grill itself. I then screwed it into the wall just to touch the gasket and compress...
Forum: Speakers   04-05-2017, 07:07 AM
Replies: 11,846
Views: 1,510,749
Posted By Sdiver2489
I looked into the QS8's but I really want to...

I looked into the QS8's but I really want to mount my surround speakers as high as possible on the wall and that just doesn't work with the QS8 top firing design. Out of curiosity how do you like...
Forum: Speakers   04-04-2017, 12:59 PM
Replies: 11,846
Views: 1,510,749
Posted By Sdiver2489
Thanks for the comparison and to the pp who...

Thanks for the comparison and to the pp who commented on his experience with the 6 vs 8. I am definitely going to use this as a primarily home theater environment. When someone pointed out that the...
Forum: Speakers   04-04-2017, 12:52 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,081
Posted By Sdiver2489
I own Def Tech Mythos 10's up front (and center)...

I own Def Tech Mythos 10's up front (and center) and XTR-20BPs in the surrounds. They do a decent job for what I designed them into the room to do...and that is give me decent surround experience...
Forum: Speakers   04-04-2017, 09:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 148
Posted By Sdiver2489
Multi channel stereo could mean many things but I...

Multi channel stereo could mean many things but I would imagine your received is playing the right speaker signal through the right surround, left speaker through left surround and a stereo mix...
Forum: Speakers   04-04-2017, 08:10 AM
Replies: 11,846
Views: 1,510,749
Posted By Sdiver2489
Any advice on whether the Monitor Audio Silver...

Any advice on whether the Monitor Audio Silver 6's or 8's? I am interested in these (or the monitor audio silver 2) vs the Aperion Audio Verus II towers/bookshelfs. Anyone here listened to both and...
Forum: Speakers   04-03-2017, 07:52 AM
Replies: 7,488
Views: 813,193
Posted By Sdiver2489
I just found out about Aperion audio. I am...

I just found out about Aperion audio. I am looking to outfit speakers in my basement and they look right around my right price point. I was wondering if someone could provide guidance in terms of how...
Forum: Speakers   03-29-2017, 07:37 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 27
Posted By Sdiver2489
Klipsch G-16...alternatives?

So I am finishing my basement and my wife and I had a talk over speaker setup. The room really doesn't lend itself well to setups beyond 5.2. The surround speakers were the main point of interest...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   03-27-2017, 07:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 70
Posted By Sdiver2489
Suggestions needed for speaker layout

Hi guys, been working on finishing our basement and the layout is currently a bit up in the air. The TV might be fully wall mounted (as shown) or might be a little more in the corner on a TV stand....
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   03-25-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By Sdiver2489
Not sure what "clear enough at low volume to...

Not sure what "clear enough at low volume to avoid waking the kids up" means?

If low frequencies are produced...they will be heard. Subwoofers are the least critical in terms of our ability to...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   03-24-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 26,115
Views: 1,543,739
Posted By Sdiver2489
Why don't you just set your blu-ray input at -12...

Why don't you just set your blu-ray input at -12 on the receiver for the LFE channel and for whatever input you use for music set it to 0dB.

You'll boost the bass by 12dB for only that one...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   03-11-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 26,115
Views: 1,543,739
Posted By Sdiver2489
I don't have a PB2000 (I have a PB-12+) nor do I...

I don't have a PB2000 (I have a PB-12+) nor do I have MultEQ XT(I have XT32)...however I don't see how either of those affect this answer. The setting that is correct is what Audyssey tells you to...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   03-04-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By Sdiver2489
Without a ground you can't have a ground loop. ...

Without a ground you can't have a ground loop.

If you aren't hearing anything I wouldn't worry about it.
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