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Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   09-20-2011, 06:45 PM
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Posted By dadstv
I'm interested as well, what's the new site...

I'm interested as well, what's the new site address?
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   07-18-2011, 08:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,146
Posted By dadstv
I also own a psw505 and I'm very happy with it,...

I also own a psw505 and I'm very happy with it, especially for the price. My dad has a vtf2-mk3 and it's definitely a better sub, buy he has a much larger room to fill. For my size room (similar to...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   07-16-2011, 07:55 AM
Replies: 925
Views: 298,476
Posted By dadstv
^ whoa... Awesome!

^ whoa... Awesome!
Forum: Speakers   07-15-2011, 08:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,458
Posted By dadstv
Heres another option. I was in a similar boat...

Heres another option. I was in a similar boat and ended up getting 4 x energy cb-5's and a cc-5 center, and a Polk psw505 sub, and I couldn't be happier. I actually had the energy take classic 5.1...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   05-19-2011, 05:20 PM
Replies: 925
Views: 298,476
Posted By dadstv
Quote:Originally Posted by White Noise...

Quote:Originally Posted by White Noise http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/0)

Here is my stereo system:

H/K 3490
Rotel RDV-1092
Belkin PureAV...
Forum: Speakers   04-21-2011, 06:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,363
Posted By dadstv
I have the energy cb-5's and a cc-5 (with a Polk...

I have the energy cb-5's and a cc-5 (with a Polk psw505 sub, similar range of the bic f12) driven with an onkyo tx-sr608 and that is a great setup for the money.

I would definitely recommend the...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   04-05-2011, 09:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,072
Posted By dadstv
I have 4 x energy cb-5, energy cc-5 center, a...

I have 4 x energy cb-5, energy cc-5 center, a Polk psw505 sub and an onkyo tx-sr608 receiver which would all be in your budget if you shop around and is a GREAT system for the money. I would highly...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   04-03-2011, 05:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,227
Posted By dadstv
That should have said MFW-15. Search for MFW-15...

That should have said MFW-15. Search for MFW-15 dual opposed build.
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   04-03-2011, 05:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,227
Posted By dadstv
I'm certainly no expert but I read a lot on...

I'm certainly no expert but I read a lot on here. For max output the THT horn sub seems to be popular but it's kind of a large design. You could do two at your price easily.

The other thing going...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   04-03-2011, 04:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,476
Posted By dadstv
Actually if I had one more piece of advice from...

Actually if I had one more piece of advice from my research and experience, you should consider spending some of that money on your room. A properly set up and treated room can make a much bigger...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   04-03-2011, 04:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,476
Posted By dadstv
Cool, check out that review (and others) on the...

Cool, check out that review (and others) on the 3490 then. It has good DACs in it and lots of clean power which I think is mostly what's important. Might be able to spend some extra $ on speakers or...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   04-03-2011, 04:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,476
Posted By dadstv
In case it's helpful, here is a link to the...

In case it's helpful, here is a link to the audioholics review of the 3490:
http://www.audioholics.com/reviews/receivers/hk-3490
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   04-03-2011, 04:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,476
Posted By dadstv
I just saw you want to spend 10x the price of...

I just saw you want to spend 10x the price of the receiver I recommended. I'm not qualified to judge and there are a lot of different opinions on the topic, but do your research before you drop that...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   04-03-2011, 03:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,476
Posted By dadstv
I'm in the same boat, and am leaning towards the...

I'm in the same boat, and am leaning towards the Harman Kardon 3490. It's a 2.2 stereo receiver with 120wpc x 2 with digital and analog inputs. Tons of power and a good feature set - can be used as...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   03-11-2011, 12:23 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 26,289
Posted By dadstv
I have seen those ikea butcher block countertops...

I have seen those ikea butcher block countertops warped and split at the glue joints, I would probably not use those. 2 sheets of plywood glued together would make a much stronger, stable and less...
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   03-08-2011, 05:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,315
Posted By dadstv
I guess that just sounds to me like "if you want...

I guess that just sounds to me like "if you want to enjoy driving a car, you really need to start with a BMW 3 series (and start upgrading it) or you will be disappointed."

Your advice in your...
Forum: Speakers   03-08-2011, 04:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,984
Posted By dadstv
Sounds funny to me... I'm only 31. I'm not...

Sounds funny to me... I'm only 31.

I'm not sure about pointing the surrounds down, never heard that and I tried to set mine up according to Dolby/thx recs.

You could mount the shelves tilted,...
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   03-08-2011, 04:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,315
Posted By dadstv
I'd have to agree with mcnarus. Saying you can't...

I'd have to agree with mcnarus. Saying you can't enjoy music unless your system cost $xxx is ridiculous and unhelpful. Did you enjoy music before you started investing in fancy speakers and amps? Of...
Forum: Speakers   03-08-2011, 03:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,984
Posted By dadstv
Heres what i made for my energy cb-5's after...

Heres what i made for my energy cb-5's after returning two sets of wall mounts. Home depot shelf brackets (they come in all different styles/sizes) and scraps of oak with a routed profile edge....
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   03-08-2011, 01:31 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,909
Posted By dadstv
What about disco'd Harman Kardon DVD 48? DVD-A,...

What about disco'd Harman Kardon DVD 48? DVD-A, SACD, CDR, etc. Original MSRP was $499 I think, and you can pick up referbs on Harman's ebay site for ~$100-$130 (6 months ago they were going for $50...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-08-2011, 08:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 698
Posted By dadstv
Quote:Originally Posted by jcmccorm...

Quote:Originally Posted by jcmccorm http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/20100316)

Ever look at the Outlaw ICBM? It does line-level bass management....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-04-2011, 05:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 698
Posted By dadstv
I'm planning two projects right now, both stereo...

I'm planning two projects right now, both stereo systems for music only, and need advice on bass management.

1. I'm planning on building curt c's aviatrix in the mltl floor standing...
Forum: Speakers   02-22-2011, 11:07 AM
Replies: 3,573
Views: 348,887
Posted By dadstv
Handruin, do the cable pants you ordered have...

Handruin, do the cable pants you ordered have writing on them? I didn't see any in your pics, but I thought somewhere in this thread someone said they have writing on them and the PE ones didn't....
Forum: Speakers   02-21-2011, 07:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,034
Posted By dadstv
Yeah, since those pics I moved them to within an...

Yeah, since those pics I moved them to within an inch of the front edge. They are slightly toed in as well.
Forum: Speakers   02-21-2011, 06:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,034
Posted By dadstv
My room is about 18x11. I bought the take 5...

My room is about 18x11. I bought the take 5 classic first and returned it. The sub with that system was a little weak but the sats sounded great so I stuck with the Energy product line but moved up...
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