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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-28-2016, 01:30 PM
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Posted By Montekay
I'm sorry but the people at Emotiva are morons......

I'm sorry but the people at Emotiva are morons...

"Thank you for your email. The credit card transaction was declined by your card issuer on October 14th. Are you able to pay using PayPal?"
...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-14-2016, 08:09 AM
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Posted By Montekay
Ok I did it! I ordered it with a Texas shipping...

Ok I did it! I ordered it with a Texas shipping address and got this message... "Thank you for placing an order. For security reasons, your order is under review. You do not need to place another...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-14-2016, 06:14 AM
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Posted By Montekay
That's a thought but I'm not sure I can do that...

That's a thought but I'm not sure I can do that using a US based bank account.

I went shopping locally today and found an Integra DHC-60.7 for about US$2100. Amazon has one for about US$1200 so...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-13-2016, 10:37 AM
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Posted By Montekay
Radio Shacks? Imagine if Digi-Key and Mouser...

Radio Shacks? Imagine if Digi-Key and Mouser merged and opened multiple stores in every major city... You just walk in and buy whatever component you need for building whatever you want.

They...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-13-2016, 10:23 AM
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Posted By Montekay
Emotiva is just making this too difficult. They...

Emotiva is just making this too difficult. They sent "International" wire transfer instructions. I don't think they get it. Just got off the phone with the bank attempting to set up the wire on...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-13-2016, 08:26 AM
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Posted By Montekay
Reship sounds promising. Right now I'm waiting...

Reship sounds promising. Right now I'm waiting to hear if they will accept a check directly from my bank and they wait until it clears to ship. I can't imagine they could reject that. Hopefully I...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-12-2016, 12:32 PM
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Posted By Montekay
I have a friend that ships things occasionally...

I have a friend that ships things occasionally but it can be a hassle for him dealing with all the customs documents. It will be better if I can find a way to get Emotiva to just ship it directly...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-12-2016, 12:01 PM
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Posted By Montekay
I'm still waiting for their response but I found...

I'm still waiting for their response but I found a forum post where someone posted the response they got from PayPal on the same question. They were told it's not possible to register an address...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-12-2016, 10:51 AM
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Views: 234,625
Posted By Montekay
Apparently I cannot get the XMC-1 in Taiwan. Yes...

Apparently I cannot get the XMC-1 in Taiwan. Yes they ship internationally but they require a registered address with PayPal. Apparently it's not possible to get a registered address with PayPal...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-04-2016, 10:50 AM
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Posted By Montekay
That's actually not a bad idea. I would assume...

That's actually not a bad idea. I would assume that it will be no more expensive to upgrade from 1.4 to 2.0a than it is to go from 2.0 to 2.0a. You might be right!

Monte
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-04-2016, 09:59 AM
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Posted By Montekay
An argument for not waiting on 2.0a. It would...

An argument for not waiting on 2.0a. It would help if they could tell us when 2.0a is coming. I've already devised a way to play music without the Anthem processor using the digital out from my...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-04-2016, 05:37 AM
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Posted By Montekay
This makes me think I should try to get the...

This makes me think I should try to get the Anthem fixed or get by with nothing for a time if 2.0a is coming soon.

Monte
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-04-2016, 12:17 AM
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Posted By Montekay
I see a lot of recent post regarding the...

I see a lot of recent post regarding the different levels of HDMI. I'm considering buying but I'm unsure if I should save the $300 and get the HDMI 1.4. Here is the situation... I'm living...
Forum: Speakers   11-25-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,311
Posted By Montekay
Midrange - Tweeter - Midrange. The polar...

Midrange - Tweeter - Midrange. The polar response isn't very good on conventional MTM designs so they are usually used vertically where this is considered to be less important. Using them...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   11-21-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,426
Posted By Montekay
I like my horizontal CBT array... ...

I like my horizontal CBT array... http://www.mfk-projects.com/Home_Theatre/center_speaker.html

That's the design features Bill is talking about and it seems to work really well.

mk
Forum: Speakers   11-11-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 22,808
Posted By Montekay
Exactly! There is no reason to omit the center...

Exactly! There is no reason to omit the center channel level control just because you are not using a center channel speaker. I've never understood why this is done. Hopefully one day...
Forum: Speakers   11-08-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,569
Posted By Montekay
Good point about the planars. Having narrow band...

Good point about the planars. Having narrow band individually will greatly reduce comb filtering for sure. My brother used planars for the big CBT's he built for their church in NC.
...
Forum: Speakers   11-07-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,569
Posted By Montekay
These things just look amazing! Congratulations!...

These things just look amazing! Congratulations! I'm a big fan of line array's myself. Just one point on your list of advantages. Item # 1, minimized vertical dispersion is only true for short...
Forum: Speakers   11-07-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,810
Posted By Montekay
Wow those are some seriously nice line arrays! ...

Wow those are some seriously nice line arrays! Now you just need to have him build you a CBT array center speaker to go with them. No other center speaker design model will be able to keep up with...
Forum: Speakers   11-06-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 41,560
Posted By Montekay
There are a lot of things to consider... Few...

There are a lot of things to consider...

Few receivers have much power. The AVR S900W for example is rated 90 watts/ch based on 2-ch driven. It's power consumption is 460 watts and it's a class...
Forum: Speakers   11-05-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 264
Posted By Montekay
I haven't heard the LX521 but I use to own the...

I haven't heard the LX521 but I use to own the Orion's. The Orion looks pretty strange too but maybe not quite as much as the 521. If you don't mind going DIY you could make a variation of...
Forum: Speakers   11-04-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 264
Posted By Montekay
This is a bit more popular in the DIY side of...

This is a bit more popular in the DIY side of speakers than the commercial products side. I much prefer it because it makes crossovers and EQ a lot easier and more precise. With the exception of my...
Forum: Speakers   10-30-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,516
Posted By Montekay
I agree with you, it's hard to imagine what a...

I agree with you, it's hard to imagine what a cable could do to be so detrimental to sound quality. I'm just recognizing that there are a lot of people that claim to hear differences in cables and...
Forum: Speakers   10-30-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,551
Posted By Montekay
My brother built a set of LX Mini's just for fun....

My brother built a set of LX Mini's just for fun. I'll be visiting him over Thanksgiving so I'll have a chance to listen to them then.

If you wanted to have something like the LX521 but didn't...
Forum: Speakers   10-29-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 41,560
Posted By Montekay
I'm going to answer my own question. The mid...

I'm going to answer my own question. The mid bass drivers are 5.75" in diameter and the tweeter is 3.2". I got a used one directly from the manufacturer for $89 with free shipping.

Now I'm going...
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