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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-01-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 160
Posted By b curry
Yes, you really should use a mic stand for best...

Yes, you really should use a mic stand for best results.


Position the mic mounted on a stand with the tip of the mic pointed up toward the ceiling. Follow all the instructions for your brand of...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-31-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 5
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Views: 72
Posted By b curry
I'm not sure you missed all that much... ...

I'm not sure you missed all that much...


Digital has been a great equalizer for various formats and source devices IMHO but spirited debates and arguments still prevail. Speakers in have...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-31-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 5
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Views: 72
Posted By b curry
Yes, they do. Then you must not...

Yes, they do.




Then you must not live in North America, although NAD was originally British, bought out by a Danish company, and now owned by a Canadian company. Or, you're very young as...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-28-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 150
Posted By b curry
You could call a sound reinforcement company and...

You could call a sound reinforcement company and rent a couple large speakers and try out your idea. Again, I don't think you're going to like the results however.


I would agree with the idea...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-28-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 150
Posted By b curry
Still a good size building. Too much for a...

Still a good size building. Too much for a single pair of speakers to handle an even distribution of sound IMHO. You're going to have uncomfortably high SPL for workers close to the speakers and...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-28-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 150
Posted By b curry
Your answers generate even more questions; like...

Your answers generate even more questions; like how high are the ceilings, shape of the building, building materials, etc., etc.. 65-70 dB is not very loud for a building this size, what kind of...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-22-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 93
Posted By b curry
Assuming your Audioquests have good electrical...

Assuming your Audioquests have good electrical continuity, they will be just fine for your intended application.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-20-2015, 06:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 154
Posted By b curry
Arguably, you own two of the best designed AB...

Arguably, you own two of the best designed AB class amplifiers available at any price.


The Anthem has a S/N ratio of 122 dB, almost a black hole. You simply won't do much better than this.
...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   08-06-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 868
Views: 56,489
Posted By b curry
Don't know about it being urban slang, but I...

Don't know about it being urban slang, but I always associated it with this guy...


http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y517/Fotoman7/BugsBunnyMaroon_zps5e1d22dd.jpg...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-30-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 472
Posted By b curry
You're welcome...

You're welcome...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-29-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 472
Posted By b curry
The part is $27 plus shipping. You can find it...

The part is $27 plus shipping. You can find it here.


http://www.adcomparts.com/Power%20Switch%20PA-955%20GFA-5800-item-37001325.html


Should be simple enough to replace yourself. ...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-21-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 30,885
Views: 3,248,058
Posted By b curry
Yep, that's about right. Funny, I used my...

Yep, that's about right.


Funny, I used my shelf with a new face plate for the Oppo that replaced the BDP-05FD.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-21-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 30,885
Views: 3,248,058
Posted By b curry
I couldn't get anyone interested in a BDP-05FD...

I couldn't get anyone interested in a BDP-05FD for $20 or "make me an offer" during our garage sale... :)
Forum: Screens   07-20-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 197
Posted By b curry
For $250 or less look for a good used one or DIY....

For $250 or less look for a good used one or DIY.


For DIY, here's a suggestion: http://www.carlofet.com/projector-screen-material.html
Forum: Speakers   07-20-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 503
Posted By b curry
Kind of a difficult question to answer as it has...

Kind of a difficult question to answer as it has been pointed out that many of the above brands maybe designed elsewhere but manufactured in China. It's hard for me to believe that Quad...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-16-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 107
Posted By b curry
Perhaps one mans ceiling is another mans floor,...

Perhaps one mans ceiling is another mans floor, but I would consider all of the brands you've listed to be what has traditionally been called "mid-fi" products. I would consider all to be of similar...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-15-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,960
Posted By b curry
Happy to hear it's working for you! ...

Happy to hear it's working for you!


Cheers!
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-11-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 689
Posted By b curry
Here's a link to an interview with Nelson Pass...

Here's a link to an interview with Nelson Pass were he makes some comments regarding the GFA-555 and his work with Adcom.

...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-11-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 689
Posted By b curry
To be fair, the OP did ask for opinions or other...

To be fair, the OP did ask for opinions or other options for a better amplifier at the $1299 price point.


But you are right and I agree, people often do tend to offer non-objective, anecdotal...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-11-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 689
Posted By b curry
Since it was a lightening strike, I would assume...

Since it was a lightening strike, I would assume your home owners or renters insurance will pay for repair or replacement?


The GFA-555 was a break thru, bench mark product when it was introduced...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-09-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,791
Posted By b curry
I believe they do fit if you have the correct...

I believe they do fit if you have the correct part number. I believe it's HOSA PHX-206F and PHX-206M vs. the 106F/106M.




IIRC you're recalling the discussion for the need of a pin out...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-08-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 150
Posted By b curry
Congratulations and welcome to the world of...

Congratulations and welcome to the world of Hi-Fi!


What you've got there is an integrated mono tube amplifier manufactured in the late 1950's through the early 1960's and was popular and in...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-05-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 507
Posted By b curry
Basically, I would agree... However, on...

Basically, I would agree...


However, on my short list is the type of out put device used, power supply and stability @ 4Ω or below, and S/N ratio.


S/N ratio has a direct effect on how it...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-05-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 507
Posted By b curry
Again, I would suggest, assuming you were...

Again, I would suggest, assuming you were listening at reasonable SPL, you were "hearing" a difference in dynamic range from volume mismatch. The Mark Levinson is/was capable of pushing much higher...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-05-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 507
Posted By b curry
Focal and Naim are only the same company from a...

Focal and Naim are only the same company from a recent merger for economic reasons, to keep both alive. Both brands coexist and operate independently, ones French and the others British; kind of oil...
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