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Forum: Speakers   09-16-2014, 05:07 PM
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Posted By DonH50
Hmmm... My Maggies provide me with plenty of...

Hmmm... My Maggies provide me with plenty of "slam" but to each his own. And yes I have had plenty of conventional speakers over the years, from middling BIC's and JBLs through B&W 801 (older matrix...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   09-16-2014, 04:57 PM
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Posted By DonH50
Of that I have no doubt. Will it be a definite...

Of that I have no doubt. Will it be a definite answer, too? :)
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   09-16-2014, 11:21 AM
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Posted By DonH50
I see no drawing but no matter. Car stereos...

I see no drawing but no matter. Car stereos routinely bridge their amplifiers to gain more power from limited voltage rails. I would not connect a speaker that way across a bridged amplifier. The...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   09-16-2014, 11:16 AM
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Posted By DonH50
Usually mix to mono (combining L/R channels) and...

Usually mix to mono (combining L/R channels) and low-pass filter so only the low frequencies are passed on to the sub-woofer.

If your AVR does bass management you will almost always be better off...
Forum: Speakers   09-16-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 208
Posted By DonH50
Look through the B&W owner's thread. Some others...

Look through the B&W owner's thread. Some others have had similar issues and B&W solved it. IIRC it has to do with assembly of the tweeter head to the base unit. Not a hard thing to do, but they...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-16-2014, 05:45 AM
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Posted By DonH50
I don't remember how my chain is set up now, but...

I don't remember how my chain is set up now, but I know I had to try different sequences of TV/cable box/AVR and add delay to make it always come up properly. My problem was it would not come up at...
Forum: Speakers   09-15-2014, 07:29 PM
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Posted By DonH50
Go for it!

Go for it!
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-15-2014, 07:25 PM
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Posted By DonH50
Try turning on the Genie first, wait a bit, then...

Try turning on the Genie first, wait a bit, then AVR and vice-versa. May be an HDMI handshake issue. Make sure the source is multichannel; I routinely see my AVR flip between stereo and various...
Forum: Speakers   09-15-2014, 11:30 AM
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Posted By DonH50
What do they use to insulate the walls in...

What do they use to insulate the walls in Colombia? You can use a few inches of most any insulation to reduce HF reflections, and it takes a LOT of inches of anything to absorb LF signals. I'd look...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-14-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By DonH50
You can lift the shield at one end of the cable...

You can lift the shield at one end of the cable on a balanced connection and that should break a ground loop.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   09-14-2014, 10:51 AM
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Posted By DonH50
As Bill says, it depends upon the amplifier...

As Bill says, it depends upon the amplifier topology. It will work until it doesn't and you fry an amp and/or speaker...
Forum: Speakers   09-13-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 143
Posted By DonH50
Speaker in same location and both Pioneer, yes? ...

Speaker in same location and both Pioneer, yes?

Swap the speakers (left/right) and see if the polarity inversion follows the speaker.
Forum: Speakers   09-13-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 143
Posted By DonH50
MCACC, and virtually every other AVR, will...

MCACC, and virtually every other AVR, will correct the phase if it thinks it is reversed. While it is possible a speaker is wrongly wired, it is more likely that the response sensed at the microphone...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-13-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 698
Posted By DonH50
Recommended power is 200 W for the L/R towers....

Recommended power is 200 W for the L/R towers. Rated sensitivity for the towers was 82 dB/W/m. And I thought my Maggies were low...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-12-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 698
Posted By DonH50
Most any amp will work with 4-ohm speakers, just...

Most any amp will work with 4-ohm speakers, just may not support sustained high-level playing. Plenty of people have used Pioneer Elites on 4-ohm speakers (myself included). The THX rating requires...
Forum: Speakers   09-11-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 113
Posted By DonH50
I have had dissimilar speakers and am with...

I have had dissimilar speakers and am with fatbottom on this (a first perhaps?) -- matched is better. A lot of the problem for me was different movies use the sides and rears differently, and...
Forum: Speakers   09-11-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 253
Posted By DonH50
I have upon occasion found speakers that were...

I have upon occasion found speakers that were wired incorrectly from the factory... The most egregious cases were when the woofer and midrange (or midrange/tweeter) were wired wrongly, creating a...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-11-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 384
Posted By DonH50
Integra?

Integra?
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   09-11-2014, 11:34 AM
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Views: 264
Posted By DonH50
The LFE signal is boosted by 10 dB relative to...

The LFE signal is boosted by 10 dB relative to the other (e.g. L/R) signals. Most AVRs handle that properly now so most new subs do not have that switch. I would leave at at 0 dB unless the AVR...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   09-10-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 918
Posted By DonH50
Was this addressed to me? I have no idea how REW...

Was this addressed to me? I have no idea how REW renders the plots but imagine it does nothing special. Then, a pink noise source will provide a flat curve measured on a dB-log plot. White noise will...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-10-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 83
Posted By DonH50
The Goldwood GW-15PC comes in -8 (8-ohm) and -4...

The Goldwood GW-15PC comes in -8 (8-ohm) and -4 (4-ohm) versions. You should be able to see a part number on the woofer to check. If the wrong impedance was installed, I would expect the crossover...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   09-10-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 918
Posted By DonH50
Google white noise, or noise colors, or colored...

Google white noise, or noise colors, or colored noise, or some such and read through how the energy over frequency and spectra relate. There are many "flavors" of noise. How it is represented depends...
Forum: Speakers   09-10-2014, 06:54 AM
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Posted By DonH50
I would set them to small else bass management is...

I would set them to small else bass management is not engaged and the sub would not be used. I used a sub long before AVRs were around and only for music. I really wish they had used "Bass Management...
Forum: Speakers   09-10-2014, 05:52 AM
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Views: 445,806
Posted By DonH50
+1. Soundstage issues are above sub frequencies....

+1. Soundstage issues are above sub frequencies. Dial in the mains then deal with the subs. Very small tweaks (few inches or less change in toe-in or distance apart, from wall, from listener) can...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-10-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 88
Posted By DonH50
Budget? I would go with a pro amp like the...

Budget?

I would go with a pro amp like the Crown XLS or XTI series.

http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/XLS1000
http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/XLS1500...
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