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Forum: 2-Channel Audio   11-01-2016, 09:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 618
Posted By buzzy_
The post you point to, the one above yours, does...

The post you point to, the one above yours, does nothing even close to that.
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   11-01-2016, 09:13 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 4,479
Posted By buzzy_
Well, that isn't the point. 1) Vinyl can...

Well, that isn't the point.

1) Vinyl can be fun. For some, it's because they remember it from the first time around. For others, it's because it's new to them. I don't have a lot of patience...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-01-2016, 09:04 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 747
Posted By buzzy_
I'm not sure if that post is a joke, it's so...

I'm not sure if that post is a joke, it's so bizarrely pompous and yet so ignorant. And using "we" to refer to yourself ... srsly? But just in case anyone takes it seriously ...

For starters, if...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   10-31-2016, 06:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 618
Posted By buzzy_
That could well be. But when the discussion...

That could well be. But when the discussion veers from what sounds good when someone is paying attention, has the right gear, and is in the right place; and more generally, what works for them -...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   10-31-2016, 06:28 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 618
Posted By buzzy_
No way. Just another variation of the "you must...

No way. Just another variation of the "you must have tin ears, because my golden ears can hear such a big difference" type comment that people keep posting around here.
Exactly the kind of comment...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   10-31-2016, 06:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 301
Posted By buzzy_
Listening Clubs Tantalize Audiophiles in London

Repeats a lot of the usual misinformed stereotypes about modern audio and how people use it, but the core idea is an interesting one:

Listening Clubs Tantalize Audiophiles in London

LONDON —...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-30-2016, 05:51 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 747
Posted By buzzy_
Parts Express, it's great of you to do a giveaway...

Parts Express, it's great of you to do a giveaway and let some people try this. It is certainly a promising new amp.

And Lepai has certainly done a lot to make better music accessible to a lot...
Forum: Speakers   10-26-2016, 06:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,337
Posted By buzzy_
Remember that room layout and acoustics are very...

Remember that room layout and acoustics are very important. It's easy to get overly concerned about the details of speakers, as that's what you're paying the money for. And what's easiest to...
Forum: Speakers   10-23-2016, 08:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 131
Posted By buzzy_
There are a lot of amps that would fit the bill. ...

There are a lot of amps that would fit the bill. The need you describe -an auto switching amp - is a common need for whole-house audio systems, so there are lots of options from Russound, Niles and...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   10-21-2016, 05:57 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 4,479
Posted By buzzy_
There is so much beating of dead horses around...

There is so much beating of dead horses around here.
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   10-21-2016, 05:42 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 5,308
Posted By buzzy_
Yes, but as you know - the last 10-25% or so of...

Yes, but as you know - the last 10-25% or so of the specified watts can be worse due to distortion that gets added to the signal, on many types of amps. IMO the idea of clean watts is a very useful...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   10-21-2016, 05:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 618
Posted By buzzy_
I guess people will just keep posting this kind...

I guess people will just keep posting this kind of stuff. It's the culture of this forum. But in fact, it couldn't be more uninformed. It's just plain wrong on a technical and a practical level.
...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   10-21-2016, 05:15 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,035
Posted By buzzy_
Try to get beyond your own narrow perspective. ...

Try to get beyond your own narrow perspective. Ask yourself, why would people listen that way? They have very good reasons.

Having an iTunes Music account has probably done more for my music...
Forum: Speakers   10-18-2016, 07:17 PM
Replies: 20
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Views: 476
Posted By buzzy_
IMO B stock and refurbs are a much safer bet with...

IMO B stock and refurbs are a much safer bet with speakers than with electronics, such as receivers.This.
Forum: Speakers   06-23-2016, 03:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 609
Posted By buzzy_
Again, fail. There's a whole bunch of "Some more...

Again, fail. There's a whole bunch of "Some more expensive speakers (or very expensive speakers) last a long time" posts. Of course they do. But that wasn't the question.
Forum: Speakers   06-18-2016, 03:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 609
Posted By buzzy_
Why? You can't beat speakers at the Dayton...

Why?

You can't beat speakers at the Dayton price level for happiness per dollar spent. But they won't last as long as the B&W mentioned, both because of the quality of the materials and because...
Forum: Speakers   04-16-2016, 11:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 104
Posted By buzzy_
Preferably, you want to mount them above and aim...

Preferably, you want to mount them above and aim them toward the center of the listening position so that they can reach the entire listening position. If you mount them at ear level, bodies block...
Forum: Speakers   04-11-2016, 07:56 PM
Replies: 7,065
Views: 819,621
Posted By buzzy_
The closest match is the Omnisat v2 CC: ...

The closest match is the Omnisat v2 CC:
http://www.miragespeakers.com/center-speakers/?sku=V2-CC

Or the later version, the OS3 CC:
http://www.miragespeakers.com/center-speakers/?sku=OS3-CC
...
Forum: Speakers   01-31-2016, 06:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 87
Posted By buzzy_
8-10 inches difference? As in, less difference...

8-10 inches difference? As in, less difference than will be the case for anyone sitting on either side of the one, perfect sweet spot - not to mention, anywhere else in the room?
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   01-07-2016, 04:15 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 6,259
Posted By buzzy_
But knowing the specs and the price tag solves so...

But knowing the specs and the price tag solves so many problems!

It's soooo hard to know what sounds better, and to arrange the room layout and finishes to optimize sound. And then actually focus...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   01-07-2016, 04:08 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 7,084
Posted By buzzy_
Yes, but it's a fantastic marketing opportunity...

Yes, but it's a fantastic marketing opportunity for an industry that had lost the interest of younger buyers and was over-dependent on baby boomers.

Vinyl is their chance to sell something. Lots...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   01-07-2016, 03:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 702
Posted By buzzy_
If you have a decent set of audio equipment, the...

If you have a decent set of audio equipment, the best upgrade you can make is to your sources and/or display.

If you don't have something that puts a lot of music or video at your fingertips...
Forum: Speakers   12-24-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 239
Posted By buzzy_
For colored wire, car audio cable is a good way...

For colored wire, car audio cable is a good way to go. Lots of vendors online and on eBay, many will sell the length you want to purchase.
Forum: Speakers   12-23-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 166
Posted By buzzy_
A sound bar isn't going to last 25 years. Better...

A sound bar isn't going to last 25 years. Better to separate the speaker and the electronics. And the soundbar probably isn't timbre matched. Even if you could buy a powered center, amp and passive...
Forum: Speakers   12-22-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 254
Posted By buzzy_
It should be fine, but there's no way to know...

It should be fine, but there's no way to know except to try it.
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