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Forum: Speakers   01-14-2015, 12:15 PM
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Posted By alphaiii
I don't have the VS260 or NHT Three's anymore. ...

I don't have the VS260 or NHT Three's anymore. After having both for awhile, I sold the VS260 and VS325C and kept the NHT Three/TwoC setup, primarily for a few reasons:



I could get higher...
Forum: Speakers   01-14-2015, 08:21 AM
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Posted By alphaiii
I've never heard the RC-70, but had the RC-10 for...

I've never heard the RC-70, but had the RC-10 for a few years before owning both the NHT Three and Boston VS-260.

Your issue with the RC-70 is the main gripe I had the the RC-10 - too much upper...
Forum: Speakers   12-10-2014, 10:45 AM
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Posted By alphaiii
I might have been off about the SB-2000... Ed...

I might have been off about the SB-2000... Ed Mullen stated at Audioholics that the SB12-NSD/PB12-NSD used a Peerless XXLS (not XLS, so even better driver) with customized cone and voice coil. The...
Forum: Speakers   12-10-2014, 08:52 AM
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Posted By alphaiii
What leads you to believe that? I believe...

What leads you to believe that?

I believe the SVS uses a custom version of the Peerless XLS driver... so it uses a very good driver.

It appears the RBH uses a stamped steel frame driver...
...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   12-09-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 450
Posted By alphaiii
I looked at the MiniDSP plate amps but was...

I looked at the MiniDSP plate amps but was worried the did not have enough power to drive 2 of the SC-10's
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   12-09-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 450
Posted By alphaiii
Not sure which amp you are referring to, but the...

Not sure which amp you are referring to, but the Dayton SA1000 pushes 497W in 8 ohm and 950W into 4 ohm.... so right on par with the Velodyne SC1250 in terms of power....
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   12-09-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 450
Posted By alphaiii
Yeah, we're on the same page - I am looking that...

Yeah, we're on the same page - I am looking that 2 of the SC-10's as well...

I was curious if you had picked an amp yet... I've been considering the Dayton SA1000 + MiniDSP... but it all gets...
Forum: Speakers   12-09-2014, 09:08 AM
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Posted By alphaiii
Sorry to hear about the mishap... Correct me...

Sorry to hear about the mishap...

Correct me if I'm wrong, but it's the entire internal volume of that speaker dedicated to the drivers (ie. no sealed off mass-fillable compartment)?

If you...
Forum: Speakers   12-04-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 213
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Posted By alphaiii
If you have a $1000 budget... In addition to the...

If you have a $1000 budget... In addition to the SVS Prime and Ultra, the Philharmonic Philharmonitor is worth a look too, as is the Ascend Sierra. The NHT Classic Three is also a very good speaker,...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   12-04-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 450
Posted By alphaiii
Which amp are you going with? I'm thinking...

Which amp are you going with?

I'm thinking about getting dual 10's as well... just can't figure out what amp I'd run them with yet. I'm finding that it's not going to be cheap no matter which...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   12-04-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 450
Posted By alphaiii
It was 900 watts in 4 ohm, so cut that number...

It was 900 watts in 4 ohm, so cut that number down if running into 8 ohm.
Forum: Audio Gear   12-04-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 51
Posted By alphaiii
FS: Dana 630i bookshelf/monitor speakers in cherry wood veneer

Dana 630i monitor/bookshelf speakers - $310 + shipping.

Very nice monitors from Dana (formerly sold by Jon Lane of The Audio Insider/Chane Music & Cinema) that use highly regarded SB Acoustics ...
Forum: Audio Gear   12-04-2014, 08:16 AM
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Posted By alphaiii
FS: Velodyne Chrysalis Photon-8 subwoofer

Velodyne Chrysalis Photon-8 subwoofer - $310 + shipping.

This sub is identical to the Velodyne VMS-8 but has the Chrysalis badge. The Photon-8/VMS-8 are the same as the Velodyne Minivee in...
Forum: Speakers   12-03-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By alphaiii
They're very good speakers... especially for...

They're very good speakers... especially for $400.

I snagged a demo pair from Sound Import on ebay for $480 I think... and they were really impressive. Great mids, good highs, great soundstage...
Forum: Audio Gear   11-18-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By alphaiii
The original owner said his wife vetoed the black...

The original owner said his wife vetoed the black ash vinyl look, so he bought an NHT B12d to replace the SVS - this was before SVS released the SB-2000 in gloss black for an upcharge.

I went the...
Forum: Speakers   11-17-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,150
Posted By alphaiii
The M250 is a 2.5-way speaker, with the top...

The M250 is a 2.5-way speaker, with the top woofer handling mids/lows and the bottom handling only below 450Hz, so it does not have a dedicated midrange...
Forum: Audio Gear   11-17-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 529
Posted By alphaiii
I'm in PA, so shipping to the west coast isn't...

I'm in PA, so shipping to the west coast isn't cheap. I'm getting $66 and change for Fedex.
Forum: Audio Gear   11-17-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 529
Posted By alphaiii
SOLD: SVS SB-2000 (black ash vinyl)

SOLD.

Second owner - I've had the sub since late July in my kid/pet/smoke free home. Original owner bought it in April of this year - so there is still roughly 4 years 5 months left on the...
Forum: Speakers   11-11-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,023
Posted By alphaiii
The ports can be closed using the included foam...

The ports can be closed using the included foam port plugs. This would reduce bass output that results from the port, and is helpful in situations where you are getting alot of bass reinforcement -...
Forum: Speakers   11-11-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,023
Posted By alphaiii
I wrote about my experience with the HVL-1...

I wrote about my experience with the HVL-1 here:...
Forum: Speakers   11-11-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,150
Posted By alphaiii
It's been awhile since I owned the RC-10... but...

It's been awhile since I owned the RC-10... but one thing I never was happy with was the low mid-range and upper bass... To me, the RC-10 just sounded a bit congested/thick in that range. I always...
Forum: Speakers   11-11-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,150
Posted By alphaiii
I think they would be very similar as mains. A...

I think they would be very similar as mains. A rep from XTZ confirmed that the drivers/crossover are identical... just the cabinet design is different. I don't know if the internal volume and/or...
Forum: Speakers   11-11-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 27
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Posted By alphaiii
Also consider the XTZ 93 series... 93.21, 93.22,...

Also consider the XTZ 93 series... 93.21, 93.22, 93.23
http://www.xtzsound.us/

There is a discount code that can be found here that brings them to around $300 or less per pair:...
Forum: Speakers   11-08-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,150
Posted By alphaiii
They do look nice. Might be an error, but...

They do look nice.

Might be an error, but the 30% off HTS code discounts other speakers (including the 99.25) as well on the website.

Looks like the Audioholics code is expired altogether
Forum: Speakers   11-07-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,150
Posted By alphaiii
No... that statement had nothing to do with price...

No... that statement had nothing to do with price - I merely said that the 93.22 is not quite on the same level as the NHT Three, Boston VS260, or Dana 640i in terms of sound quality. It is not a...
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