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post #61 of 308
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Originally Posted by Speed Demon View Post

Thanks much for the info!

That is an amazing deal you received. Understandable re: not wanting to pay $3500 for them, but what about somewhere inbetween? Would you consider $1600 for a new/unblemished set (pair of BD2500's + BD700) a respectable price to pay?

I just sent you a PM.
post #62 of 308
Just wanted to update...I still think my Dell MB8000 set up is awesome, but I got the upgrade bug and purchased a Pinnacle Baby Boomer sub. All I can say is DAMN!!! Great low end bass now with this sub. Anyone tight on space, this thing rocks the house in a enclosure smaller than a cubic foot. For under $1000 total, I love this compact yet potent set-up. Hope everyone is enjoying their setup.
post #63 of 308
my dealer seems to think pinnacles subs are where their expertise lye. (sp)
post #64 of 308
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Originally Posted by punisherofall View Post

Just wanted to update...I still think my Dell MB8000 set up is awesome, but I got the upgrade bug and purchased a Pinnacle Baby Boomer sub. All I can say is DAMN!!! Great low end bass now with this sub. Anyone tight on space, this thing rocks the house in a enclosure smaller than a cubic foot. For under $1000 total, I love this compact yet potent set-up. Hope everyone is enjoying their setup.

What did you do with the MB8000 sub? How much did you pay for the Pinnacle Baby Boomer sub? From Dell too?

Thanks & regards,
ib.
post #65 of 308
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Originally Posted by ironbadge View Post

What did you do with the MB8000 sub? How much did you pay for the Pinnacle Baby Boomer sub? From Dell too?

Thanks & regards,
ib.

I got the baby boomer for about $550 shipped, but after the headache I went through to get it, I would go with Dell; its only about $70 more for great service.

I am moving to a new house (an upgrade) and will use the subcompact8 in my family room 5.1 set-up while the baby boomer goes in my home theater 5.1 set up. I essentially have a mb6000 set up with a sucompact8 instead of the ported 125watt woofer and a mb8000 set up with the baby boomer for the Home theater room

The baby boomer actually shakes the sofa on low bass, very fun indeed.
post #66 of 308
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Originally Posted by punisherofall View Post

I am moving to a new house (an upgrade) and will use the subcompact8 in my family room 5.1 set-up while the baby boomer goes in my home theater 5.1 set up. I essentially have a mb6000 set up with a sucompact8 instead of the ported 125watt woofer and a mb8000 set up with the baby boomer for the Home theater room

The baby boomer actually shakes the sofa on low bass, very fun indeed.

Heyyyy!
Congrats on the house! Not many people moving upward these days
I didn't know you employed the MB6000 as well.
That Baby boomer is also one heck of a sub.
I recently received a pair of NHT Absolute Zero (5.25") from OneCall, on sales for under $250 (man it looks like a piano), but have not tested yet since I am waiting one exchange coming next week because there's something rattling softly inside one cabinet. Pinnacle does not make any bigger acoustic suspension speaker. I would like to see whether larger (midrange) woofer is better for music. If acoustic suspension + larger woofer = better music then I might go a bit further with the coming NHT towers. Man, they look gorgeous (and hopefully they sound as good as they look).
post #67 of 308
hey guys, just purchased the mb8000 last night along with the denon 590 from dakmart. to me, this was the best system that i could do for under $650. cant wait for it to get here. ironbadge, i see that you owned the 590 and now stepped up to the 790, any points on set-up?
thanks
post #68 of 308
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Originally Posted by lambo172008 View Post

hey guys, just purchased the mb8000 last night along with the denon 590 from dakmart. to me, this was the best system that i could do for under $650. cant wait for it to get here. ironbadge, i see that you owned the 590 and now stepped up to the 790, any points on set-up?
thanks

Hello lambo172008!

Congrats on your new Pinnacles. They are little but very nice speakers IMHO. Make sure you don't hear any rattling inside of any of them. Make sure you inspect the binding post plate to see that they are tightly sealed. I exchanged one whole package once due to some rattling noise inside one front.

The 790 has some improvements over the 590. The 790 is a 7.1, 5.1 analog inputs receiver. I got a Yammy SACD/DVD-A player from Amazon. Big difference in terms of sound quality. Bad thing is they don't print SACD anymore AFAIK.

Will get a Sony turntable soon

The MB8000 is great for movie no doubt. For music, however, I think it is okay for casual listening. I try NHT, to see whether it makes a difference.

How much did you pay for the 590? I guess it's a refurb.?

Cheers!
post #69 of 308
i got the 590 from dakmart for around 280 shipped, yes it is a refurb but ive read a lot of reviews from them and they seem pretty legit. my main focus for this system is movies and games. being a college kid like you, i didnt want to get something too big because i wont have a permanent home for a few years. i will for sure check the packaging to see if there is anything wrong, who did they ship them with?
post #70 of 308
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Originally Posted by lambo172008 View Post

i got the 590 from dakmart for around 280 shipped, yes it is a refurb but ive read a lot of reviews from them and they seem pretty legit. my main focus for this system is movies and games. being a college kid like you, i didnt want to get something too big because i wont have a permanent home for a few years. i will for sure check the packaging to see if there is anything wrong, who did they ship them with?

Hi!

Dakmart is legit, I see it from the Denon site.

You're absolutely right. College is serious enough and your gears should already surpass many kiddo stuff out there, so you're good for a long time before being worried about spending more

Dell first shipped the MB8000 with UPS. I did not see any visual damage, but I heard some rattling inside one cabinet, and I hate that. Further inspection showed some gaps between the binding post plate and the cabinet (which suggested there might be leak) of another. I called Dell and they replaced it.

The second shipment was with FedEx. Well honestly the second shipment was worse than the first since one corner of the big box was punched in but I think the impact did not reach the sub. I have not seen any visual damage so far. They sound good though. BTW, this shipment missed the sub cable, and Dell again gave me a (good) discount for that.

It is unfair to judge the sound of the MB8000 right now since they need to be broken-in to sound good. I decided to keep the set, since they are warrantied for seven years.

Well, I am not a kid anymore though I am still in college Will finish it this Fall.
We have a home and a kid. I went back to school to finish off something hoping getting more money after that.

Cheers!
post #71 of 308
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Originally Posted by Skillet View Post

I just got my Pinnacle center channel speaker today. .... I'll be interested to see how it does after it has some time to break in. Even if it doesn't get any better than it currently is though, it's still a heck of a deal for $139 after cashback.

Hello!

How's the speaker so far? Good? Bad?
Where did you bought it again?

Thanks & regards,
ib.
post #72 of 308
Hello everyone!

I have a question. What is the difference between two (left, right) front speakers and the center speaker? The center of the MB8000 is actually identical to the front speakers.

Thanks & regards,
ib.
post #73 of 308
Hello forum! About to get a new house and have no choice but to put my left & right (center possibly going under the tv which has to go above the fireplace mantel) and rear surrounds in the ceiling.

Does anyone have any experience with the Pinnacle OC HT 1 speakers?



This is what I have to work with. This picture is of the current owner's setup. My 46" is not going in the corner like you see in the picture, a large piece of furniture is going there. My only choice is above the fireplace with a Sanus mount.
post #74 of 308
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Hello forum! About to get a new house...

... and they say we are in a recession
Congrats!

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Originally Posted by dmullen View Post

and have no choice but to put my left & right (center possibly going under the tv which has to go above the fireplace mantel) and rear surrounds in the ceiling.

Does anyone have any experience with the Pinnacle OC HT 1 speakers?

This is what I have to work with. This picture is of the current owner's setup. My 46" is not going in the corner like you see in the picture, a large piece of furniture is going there. My only choice is above the fireplace with a Sanus mount.

As I know, the tweeters should be at the height of your ears, and the fronts should be at least 6' apart.

If the TV will be up there, then your watching angle would be a bit up? A bit uncomfortable?

Cheers!
post #75 of 308
Only reason I'm getting a new house is because I had to practically give mine away!

As far as screen location...maybe not ideal but you gota work with what ya got. I've talked to several people who love having their tv above the fireplace...if that's the only spot for it then you gotta roll with it.

Still would love to hear from somebody who has heard the OC HT 1's.
post #76 of 308
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Only reason I'm getting a new house is because I had to practically give mine away!

That's even better Most people have to sell their house in order to get a new one.
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As far as screen location...maybe not ideal but you gota work with what ya got. I've talked to several people who love having their tv above the fireplace...if that's the only spot for it then you gotta roll with it.

Still would love to hear from somebody who has heard the OC HT 1's.

Are you gonna fire the fireplace up at some point? If yes, then how would it affect your gears? If no, then would you think of placing the TV right in front of the fireplace?
post #77 of 308
The fireplace will have gas logs. The location where the tv will go does not get hot. It's your basic "fake" fireplace where there is a gap between the outside wall of it and the actual pipe that goes up thru the chimney.
post #78 of 308
hey guys, speakers should be here tomorrow (mb8000) but..my denon 590 i guess got damaged while ups was loading it(?) so they are waiting until they get more in stock. i guess its not too bad, at least ups didnt just ship it and have me have to deal with it, so, i guess it could be a week or more until i test this system out. just a question, i have a sammy htib that puts out a 3ohm load, could i test these speakers on that being that they are 8ohm or is that a bad idea
thanks!
post #79 of 308
hey guys finally received the mb8000 today. all the speakers are in great condition, no scratches or any rattling coming from them. the only prob was the subs grill, one of the nubs broke but that nothin a little super glue cant fix. i also found out that my current stands are just too small for the fronts so i order some today. now hopefully my denon 590 gets here soon so i can listen to these babies!
post #80 of 308
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Originally Posted by lambo172008 View Post

the only prob was the subs grill, one of the nubs broke but that nothin a little super glue cant fix.

I would call Dell and ask them for a fix (meaning discount). Glues are expensive these days

You need to check the sub. Ask yourself what would make the grill broke and whether the impact affected anything...
post #81 of 308
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Originally Posted by ironbadge View Post

I would call Dell and ask them for a fix (meaning discount). Glues are expensive these days

You need to check the sub. Ask yourself what would make the grill broke and whether the impact affected anything...

thanks, i did call them, they are actually going to send me a replacement, and with a free shipping label, i can send the other one back once i get that replacement.
post #82 of 308
I am also looking for a 5.1 set and came across the Pinnacle MB8000 but I am trying to get more information too.

I missed the train to grab Energy Take Classics when they were on sale earlier this year and I am looking everywhere for a set.....

Iron did you get to compare the MB8000 vs Klipsch SW-350 and the Energy Take Classic?
post #83 of 308
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Originally Posted by zxgravediggerxz View Post

I am also looking for a 5.1 set and came across the Pinnacle MB8000 but I am trying to get more information too.

I missed the train to grab Energy Take Classics when they were on sale earlier this year and I am looking everywhere for a set.....

Iron did you get to compare the MB8000 vs Klipsch SW-350 and the Energy Take Classic?

Hang on there. I am cleaning up the room by the order of the wife
Will hook up the Takes in a day or two and report back.

Cheers!
ib.
post #84 of 308
cool, right now I have the opportunity to grab a used Energy Take Classic 5.1 for $350 in good cond.... but I am leaning towards the MB8000 for $350 from Dell since they are new and seen like a good deal......... hmmmmmm... Help.... quick! lol
post #85 of 308
Folks,
The MB6000 is on sales at Dell today only. The MB6000 is MADE IN THE U.S..
I think the MB6000 should be decent for a small room or a den.
post #86 of 308
I'm about to buy a ~1250sqft townhouse. Would the MB6000 be suitable for the living room or should i shell out the extra 150 for the MB8000?
post #87 of 308
Hi,
I have both the MB6000 and the MB8000 (as well as a baby boomer subwoofer). My living room in my current house is 14*16*9 cubic feet, the MB6000 subwoofer is ported and 125 watts, it filled the room with good bass, but does almost nothing below 32hz. The MB8000 uses bigger front L&R (the same as the center on both the MB6000 &8000) than the mb 6000. The MB8000 also has a 300w 8inch sealed driver that is very impressive. This plays down to 27hz and is enough to fill the room with nice low bass. I wanted more low bass and also bought the baby boomer which plays down to 23hz and shakes the couch. My recommendation would be spend the extra $150 on the MB8000 it sounds really good and gives a better soundfield with deeper bass than the MB6000. Hope this helps.
post #88 of 308
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Originally Posted by Camz View Post

I'm about to buy a ~1250sqft townhouse. Would the MB6000 be suitable for the living room or should i shell out the extra 150 for the MB8000?

I would agree with punisherofall. The MB6000 is decent for a small room IMHO. For your townhouse living room, you might want to consider something bigger.
post #89 of 308
Hi guys, after reading this thread I decided to order MB8000 from dell. I bought Logitech Z-5500 last year after reading countless reviews about them but honestly speaking I wasn't impressed with that 500 watt system. I am gonna try these and hopefully I will get the BOMB BASS that I want.
I have NO IDEA how to hook those up with my computer using a AVR cuz I never had an AVR before, I always used computer and computer speakers. so I am confused that even if I need a receiver or not ....?
Any input from you guys will help. Thanks.
post #90 of 308
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Originally Posted by Mr.37 View Post

I have NO IDEA how to hook those up with my computer using a AVR cuz I never had an AVR before, I always used computer and computer speakers. so I am confused that even if I need a receiver or not ....?
Any input from you guys will help. Thanks.

You must be a very brave spirit to take the plunge to purchase a surround speakers set without knowing whether it needs an AVR (or Amp) or not. Good start, buddy

The answer is yes, you will need either an AVR or an Amplifier with at least 5.1 output in order to hook the MB8000 to it.

Almost all modern sound and graphics cards provide us with several output forms (HDMI, Toslink, COAX) so you should have no problem connecting the PC to the AVR/Amp.

Good luck
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