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Forum: Speakers   12-20-2010, 08:57 AM
Replies: 54
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Posted By Alimentall
I've found that most "vibrations" come from a...

I've found that most "vibrations" come from a binding post that is loose or a woofer cable that has gotten lodged behind the cone and slaps on it when it moves.

Also, bigger is not always better...
Forum: Speakers   12-19-2010, 10:40 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 54,619
Posted By Alimentall
I've been bringing in some Episode speakers a...

I've been bringing in some Episode speakers a few at a time, leery that they wouldn't stand up, after selling a lot of brands like Revel, PSB, NHT. I haven't heard the whole line yet and haven't...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   10-17-2010, 03:59 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,117
Posted By Alimentall
Is it the fact that Bill Bush of NHT 3.3 fame is...

Is it the fact that Bill Bush of NHT 3.3 fame is working for Sonos?

As for B&K, we were one of their better 1-store dealers and even helped them with some of their marketing and product ideas for...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   10-07-2010, 11:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,582
Posted By Alimentall
Legend Audio Tikandi DEQX digital active...

Legend Audio Tikandi DEQX digital active speaker.

Digital active speakers have the "dynamics" of horn speakers, without all the coloration.
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   05-20-2010, 04:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 13,435
Posted By Alimentall
I almost 100% agree with Sanjay, except that I...

I almost 100% agree with Sanjay, except that I think 7.1 is *okay* as long as you use identical speakers.

I would also go for bookshelf speakers with dual subs over towers with a single sub in...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   05-14-2010, 05:45 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 9,140
Posted By Alimentall
Well, you put out as many as possible before...

Well, you put out as many as possible before people realize they can't stand it. I hope I never have to see another 3D film again. Yeesh. Motion artifacts, loss of resolution, artificial look,...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   05-10-2010, 12:23 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,594
Posted By Alimentall
Quote:Originally Posted by Dennis Erskine...

Quote:Originally Posted by Dennis Erskine http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/18609885)

THX required controlled vertical directivity for consumer...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   05-10-2010, 12:20 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,594
Posted By Alimentall
PS - the new $2000/pr PSB ImagineTs have AWESOME...

PS - the new $2000/pr PSB ImagineTs have AWESOME horizontal dispersion, both sonically and measured. In fact, about the only conventional speaker I've seen that will match the Xd system.
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   05-10-2010, 12:18 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,594
Posted By Alimentall
I've found that THX speakers have mediocre...

I've found that THX speakers have mediocre horizontal dispersion and terrible vertical dispersion. And really mediocre sound partly because of it.
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   05-09-2010, 06:07 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,594
Posted By Alimentall
Quote:Originally Posted by Speedskater...

Quote:Originally Posted by Speedskater http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/18608666)

From ZDNET:

What does THX certification mean for HDTVs?

...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   05-09-2010, 06:06 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,594
Posted By Alimentall
Quote:Originally Posted by Health Nut...

Quote:Originally Posted by Health Nut http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/18607429)

Your so biased and incorrect it is rediculous.


1. You can't...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   05-09-2010, 05:48 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,594
Posted By Alimentall
Quote:Originally Posted by mark haflich...

Quote:Originally Posted by mark haflich http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/18608592)

Any THX certified speakers will be wide horizontal dispersion...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   03-24-2010, 09:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,364
Posted By Alimentall
Beta testing went out in the early 80s. It's all...

Beta testing went out in the early 80s. It's all about BD testing now.
Forum: Speakers   03-22-2010, 10:25 PM
Replies: 5,874
Views: 705,466
Posted By Alimentall
Quote:Originally Posted by Dovetails...

Quote:Originally Posted by Dovetails http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/18360611)

Hey all, has anyone had to get inside a SubSonic 6i for repairs...
Forum: Speakers   03-22-2010, 05:20 PM
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Posted By Alimentall
T5

T5
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   03-20-2010, 02:41 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,360
Posted By Alimentall
Feel free to substitute common sense as well.

Feel free to substitute common sense as well.
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   03-20-2010, 01:38 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,360
Posted By Alimentall
Basic math would suggest that playing the same...

Basic math would suggest that playing the same signal makes sense if you're trying to effect a cancellation based on position. Otherwise you would get less or even no cancellation at all.
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   03-18-2010, 04:26 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,360
Posted By Alimentall
"lose the benefits of upsampling". Still rolling...

"lose the benefits of upsampling". Still rolling that around in my head.
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   03-11-2010, 06:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,259
Posted By Alimentall
As I like to say, High End is like taking a...

As I like to say, High End is like taking a shower, shave, hair cut, putting on your best jacket, then jumping into a mudpuddle (the passive speaker). Kinda makes all that work up front purposeless....
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   01-17-2010, 08:25 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 27,788
Posted By Alimentall
This isn't new for Harman. We dropped...

This isn't new for Harman.

We dropped Harman/Kardon back in the mid 90s for this very reason.

The Sherwood Newcastle rep stopped by to show us the new Newcastle line. "I'll just leave it, see...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   01-05-2010, 12:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,203
Posted By Alimentall
Huh? What?...

Huh? What? http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   01-01-2010, 12:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,137
Posted By Alimentall
Quote:Originally Posted by Deja Vu...

Quote:Originally Posted by Deja Vu http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/17817131)

For me Transformers II was pure unadulterated agony! Avatar was a...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   12-29-2009, 09:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,137
Posted By Alimentall
Quote:Originally Posted by cloakedp...

Quote:Originally Posted by cloakedp http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/17805427)

Lol transformers had no story. A couple of "sex and fart" jokes...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   12-28-2009, 05:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,137
Posted By Alimentall
I thought it hung quite a bit lower than...

I thought it hung quite a bit lower than Transformers or Pan's Labyrinth in the writing/plot department. Not even close to 5th Element.

Transformers was a blast. It was at least funny. 5th...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   12-27-2009, 03:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,137
Posted By Alimentall
Avatar was fun, but two things held it back for...

Avatar was fun, but two things held it back for me. One, I thought the 3D was still pretty hokey, had lots of motion artifacts and a blurry, computer generated look. Two, it was just The Last of the...
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