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Originally Posted by popalock View Post

Brolic,

What does this mean? Do you know how/why this is important, or are you simply assuming higher is better?

Don't click on the spoiler alert until after you post your response.

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I asked the same question here. Read down the thread a bit as I found it very informative in relation to the meaning behind sampling rates...

j/k, you can click away...

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I was definitly assuming higher was better. But reading the posts. it looks like the lower sample rates mixes low-level noise. (I must admit, I do need to re-read, as some of the post went a bit above my head the first time through.) Thanks for providing the link!
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Originally Posted by PcGeek626 View Post

What ever happen to your submersive subs? and svs?.
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lol, greetings. I sold them because their color scheme (rosenut) did not mesh with the color scheme of the theater (black). I'm awaiting an announcement or two from Seaton Sound before replacing my subs though.
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Originally Posted by kevon27 View Post

Here's the REAL story.
The girlfriend found out how much Brolic was going to spend on the Legacy's and she put her foot down and said: "Boy, if you don't get me a really expensive gift, a gift so grand and expensive, it will make all my friend jealous... We are going to have problems".. So Brolic being terrified of an angry girlfriend started selling off everything he could find to get that gift.
Don't believe the stories that he sold the subs to buy new gear.

Ha!!! Ms. Brolic, bless her heart, has no inflience on my HT purchases--although, based on the looks I get from her when I tell her about new gear I'm considering, I'm sure that influence, or lack thereof, will change drastically once the broom is jumped.
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Originally Posted by BrolicBeast View Post

I was definitly assuming higher was better. But reading the posts. it looks like the lower sample rates mixes low-level noise. (I must admit, I do need to re-read, as some of the post went a bit above my head the first time through.) Thanks for providing the link!
lol, greetings. I sold them because their color scheme (rosenut) did not mesh with the color scheme of the theater (black). I'm awaiting an announcement or two from Seaton Sound before replacing my subs though.
Ha!!! Ms. Brolic, bless her heart, has no inflience on my HT purchases--although, based on the looks I get from her when I tell her about new gear I'm considering, I'm sure that influence, or lack thereof, will change drastically once the broom is jumped.

Might want to show up at the MidWest Sub GTG. I hear Mark will be bringing some pretty interesting toys...

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Edited by popalock - 6/27/13 at 12:25pm
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Originally Posted by BrolicBeast View Post

I'm sure that influence, or lack thereof, will change drastically once the broom is jumped.

Solution: Keep the broom in the closet smile.gif
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Solution: Keep the broom in the closet smile.gif

lol biggrin.gif
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Unboxing Video: Emotiva XPR-1 Monoblock Amplifier

Edited by BrolicBeast - 6/19/13 at 9:07pm
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Very cool Matt .
They look great on the stands,
Congrats on your new babies !
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Originally Posted by jenkzy56 View Post

Very cool Matt .
They look great on the stands,
Congrats on your new babies !

Gracias Kevin! I look forward to seeing a pair of Studios in your Family Room! wink.gif
Edited by BrolicBeast - 6/20/13 at 6:54am
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Matt Great video. Those amps are sure impressive.
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Matt Great video. Those amps are sure impressive.

Thanks man....I can't express the anticipation I had to take these things out of the box. Once they were all delivered (Two XPR-1's, one XPA-1, and an XPA-200), my floor was covered in boxes, and just one of these needs some space to take it out of the box. The poor FedEx guy asked me to help him carry them--I could see the desperation in his eyes. I was his last delivery of the day (He wanted to make sure someone was home.)....but it's a good thing they come double-boxed. The outside boxes took a beating in transit--probably due to the sheer 100lb+ shipping weight of each XPR-1. I would not use the exterior boxes again--not that I plan to ever sell these behemoths.
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Excellent video, they look fabulous and I swear I can hear the difference even on Youtube. Saying that, Bro, lol you need a better camera. Come on man, these bad boys deserve some good looking, bright, detailed HD video and your phone ain't cuttin' it. wink.giftongue.gif
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Excellent video, they look fabulous and I swear I can hear the difference even on Youtube. Saying that, Bro, lol you need a better camera. Come on man, these bad boys deserve some good looking, bright, detailed HD video and your phone ain't cuttin' it. wink.giftongue.gif

lolol...Thank you sir! Well, I have a bit of a quandry when it comes to my trusty Flip HD video camera. Maybe I'm just cheap (I can hear my lady right now saying "What do you mean, "Maybe?" lol)...but I'm finding it hard to justify the price of an HD camcorder when the videos I shoot are just for fun. I don't get any form of compensation, so, on one hand, I have my Flip Video HD recorder that I've been using since 2009, but on the other hand, there is a potential camera upgrade that would require a fairly hefty investment. Maybe if I close my eyes and imagine it's a new pair of Nordost interconnects......
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Great video Matt. They do look great. And I am sure they sound very good as well with the Legacies. I was just wondering, do you find the lighting of the amps distracting when you are watching a movie? I have all my equipment in the front of the room and with everything on, it looks like an airplane cockpit. I was just wondering if they were a "bother" to you. But they do look awesome and as I said, I am sure they sound great as well.
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Originally Posted by MIkeDuke View Post

Great video Matt. They do look great. And I am sure they sound very good as well with the Legacies. I was just wondering, do you find the lighting of the amps distracting when you are watching a movie? I have all my equipment in the front of the room and with everything on, it looks like an airplane cockpit. I was just wondering if they were a "bother" to you. But they do look awesome and as I said, I am sure they sound great as well.

Hey Mike, I’m glad you like the video! There are actually four different lighting states that I can choose for the XPR-1 amps. I keep the lighting at *full-steam ahead* for non-critical viewing (TV, gaming, etc.) and for all music listening (the light scheme is so sexy), but for critical movie viewing, I cycle the lights off and dim the singular power light so it’s not distracting at all. I may eventually go as far as to use a box cutter to cut circles out of electrical tape so even the dim power light is covered, but I haven’t felt the need to do that yet. There was a post on someone’s thread a while back of ready-made light covers, but I spent an hour earlier this week trying to find the post, but I just couldn’t find it.
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That's cool that you can set the level you want. I can set my Integra low, but still visible and my sms-1 I can turn the display all the way off. But the amp lights, the lights for my HTPS-7000, and for my HD's can't be dimmed. I am really tempted to just cover some of that stuff with black tape. Just as an experiment. But that's really great about your amps. Now you shouldn't have a "what if" moment.
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Originally Posted by BrolicBeast View Post

lolol...Thank you sir! Well, I have a bit of a quandry when it comes to my trusty Flip HD video camera. Maybe I'm just cheap (I can hear my lady right now saying "What do you mean, "Maybe?" lol)...but I'm finding it hard to justify the price of an HD camcorder when the videos I shoot are just for fun. I don't get any form of compensation, so, on one hand, I have my Flip Video HD recorder that I've been using since 2009, but on the other hand, there is a potential camera upgrade that would require a fairly hefty investment. Maybe if I close my eyes and imagine it's a new pair of Nordost interconnects......

How about put a lamp (or 8) in there then for recording video lol? It's already a dark room to begin with and those Flip HD cameras don't have the best low light performance. Then again you could get something like a Canon 5D MK III and have both a kick ass camera and video camera lol. Haha I kid of course but still, your videos already kick ass they'd just take it to that next level if the lighting situation were better. Keep em coming though!
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Originally Posted by BrolicBeast View Post


Hey Mike, I’m glad you like the video! There are actually four different lighting states that I can choose for the XPR-1 amps. I keep the lighting at *full-steam ahead* for non-critical viewing (TV, gaming, etc.) and for all music listening (the light scheme is so sexy), but for critical movie viewing, I cycle the lights off and dim the singular power light so it’s not distracting at all. I may eventually go as far as to use a box cutter to cut circles out of electrical tape so even the dim power light is covered, but I haven’t felt the need to do that yet. There was a post on someone’s thread a while back of ready-made light covers, but I spent an hour earlier this week trying to find the post, but I just couldn’t find it.

Hey BB here you go. They are called Lightdims

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Originally Posted by MIkeDuke View Post

That's cool that you can set the level you want. I can set my Integra low, but still visible and my sms-1 I can turn the display all the way off. But the amp lights, the lights for my HTPS-7000, and for my HD's can't be dimmed. I am really tempted to just cover some of that stuff with black tape. Just as an experiment. But that's really great about your amps. Now you shouldn't have a "what if" moment.

Ah yes, my room had cockpit syndrome before I put my gear in the back. Below is my pre-AVS "theater"--after this picture was taken, I added a lot more components and I used to get distracted by the lights. That's what prompted me to move my gear into the equipment closet. Yes indeed, the "what if" moments are a thing of the past for my Projector, Amps, Pre/Pro, and Speakers......only Subs are left!



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Originally Posted by pcweber111 View Post

How about put a lamp (or 8) in there then for recording video lol? It's already a dark room to begin with and those Flip HD cameras don't have the best low light performance. Then again you could get something like a Canon 5D MK III and have both a kick ass camera and video camera lol. Haha I kid of course but still, your videos already kick ass they'd just take it to that next level if the lighting situation were better. Keep em coming though!

It's funny you mention the lamps--for the Legacy Audio video, I brought down two lamps from upstairs and took the shades off and placed them four feet from the speakers--and for some reason, it made very little difference frown.gif. Maybe it's the flat black paint that drains the light out of the room. Well, I'm thinking since video recording is another hobby--I could make an investment in a Canon 5D....It might actually inspire me to start a web-series (which I've been giving serious thought to.) I did a quick search on that camera (I was vaguely aware of it before--having lots of friends in the photography field)--they actually shot a movie on a 5D....which is....crazy. that must be about as good as it can get in terms of video quality....perhaps I'll treat myself to a 5D after all....

Perhaps......
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Indeed that's why I mentioned it. It's a hell of a camera. I'd like to make a move to it sometime soon as a step up from my current point and shoot G12. It's also a big price difference but like you I'd like to get into it more and if I'm gonna do it I might as well do it right. have you seen the movie shot with it? I've seen footage and it's indeed impressive. There are of course other factors involved (post editing, lighting, etc.) but still that they can get that kind of quality out of a camera is amazing.

Anyway back on topic, would you look into something like the Seatons again? They were very impressive but you seem to be running out of room so have you thought about what kind of rearranging you might do should you get one or two subs? I'm thinking the cradenza could go if you could get a decent center stand and that'd leave room for dual subs up front. Your room seems to be somewhat shallow depth-wise so I'd be curious what decision you end up making. I know after having subs like the ones you did it'd be hard to settle for anything less.
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Hey BB here you go. They are called Lightdims

Thank Youuuuuu HTG!!!!
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Originally Posted by BrolicBeast View Post


Thank Youuuuuu HTG!!!!

Happy to help out. I use them on my alarm clock, cable modem in the office and the channel indicator on the Comcast DVR STB. Oh and one on the Darbee power supply.

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Originally Posted by hometheatergeek View Post

Hey BB here you go. They are called Lightdims
Those look like what I was looking for as well. For that price, it seems like a winner. Plus I like that they have bigger rectangle shape ones. I could use those as well.
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Those look like what I was looking for as well. For that price, it seems like a winner. Plus I like that they have bigger rectangle shape ones. I could use those as well.

You might want to check Frys online. I went to their local store and found them for 2.99 IIRC.

 

Edit yep 1.99 on frys.

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Originally Posted by hometheatergeek View Post

You might want to check Frys online. I went to their local store and found them for 2.99 IIRC.

Edit yep 1.99 on frys.
$1.99, well now there really is no excuse tongue.gif.
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Nice video of the XPR-1s. I have decent computer speakers, and the demo sounded very good. When both speakers and amps have broken in more, the sound should improve, and that's a scary thought considering how it sounds now.
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Brolic that was a big difference with those xpr's running vs just the denon on the legacies lol !!! I could tell even on the laptop speakers.

By the way great bass guitar selection it is my favorite jazz instrument just below the drums and it sounded like Marcus Miller but I could be wrong on that!!! either way he is one of the best in the business man.

Time to start implementing some cooling options especially once you decide to get the subs integrated again in your room because summer time is upon us lol!!!!
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Originally Posted by BrolicBeast View Post

Unboxing Video: Emotiva XPR-1 Monoblock Amplifier
Matt, Mate, great video as usual but come on, it's an unboxing, where's the Soparno voice??


They look great!!
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Originally Posted by pcweber111 View Post

Indeed that's why I mentioned it. It's a hell of a camera. I'd like to make a move to it sometime soon as a step up from my current point and shoot G12. It's also a big price difference but like you I'd like to get into it more and if I'm gonna do it I might as well do it right. have you seen the movie shot with it? I've seen footage and it's indeed impressive. There are of course other factors involved (post editing, lighting, etc.) but still that they can get that kind of quality out of a camera is amazing.

Anyway back on topic, would you look into something like the Seatons again? They were very impressive but you seem to be running out of room so have you thought about what kind of rearranging you might do should you get one or two subs? I'm thinking the cradenza could go if you could get a decent center stand and that'd leave room for dual subs up front. Your room seems to be somewhat shallow depth-wise so I'd be curious what decision you end up making. I know after having subs like the ones you did it'd be hard to settle for anything less.

Nah, I haven't seen the movie that was shot with it--If I remember correctly, it was an animation movie (Wallace and Gromit, perhaps.) Oh I have every intention of getting more Seaton subs!!! My next subs will be placed asymmetrically--one on the right wall and one on the rear left wall under a treatment (where my blu ray shelf used to be.) There's no way I can accept lesser subs in my room. No way at all.
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Originally Posted by hometheatergeek View Post

You might want to check Frys online. I went to their local store and found them for 2.99 IIRC.

Edit yep 1.99 on frys.

Oh perfect. I need to order 25 packs so I can be set for life. Well, I'll probably end up ordering two. smile.gif These are awesome!
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Originally Posted by prepress View Post

Nice video of the XPR-1s. I have decent computer speakers, and the demo sounded very good. When both speakers and amps have broken in more, the sound should improve, and that's a scary thought considering how it sounds now.

It's funny you mentioned break-in, because I do believe these are getting better as they are used. I've been running through episodes of Star Trek Voyager on Hulu Plus (any Janeway fans out there? No? Just me? Okayyy...) to get them broken in as well. I also started playing Halo 4 on Legendary, and that game is giving these speakers a workout. I never knew how much detail went into the mixing of a game until playing Halo 4 through these speakers.
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Originally Posted by wkingincharge View Post

Brolic that was a big difference with those xpr's running vs just the denon on the legacies lol !!! I could tell even on the laptop speakers.

By the way great bass guitar selection it is my favorite jazz instrument just below the drums and it sounded like Marcus Miller but I could be wrong on that!!! either way he is one of the best in the business man.

Time to start implementing some cooling options especially once you decide to get the subs integrated again in your room because summer time is upon us lol!!!!

lol yeah man--the difference is definitely there! The XPR-1's run very very cool. Interestingly enough, the thermostat is literally about 5 feet up and one foot to the left of the XPR-1 to the left, so it'll kick in cooling as soon as it detects any significant heat output from that amp.
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Originally Posted by aldiallo View Post

Matt, Mate, great video as usual but come on, it's an unboxing, where's the Soparno voice??


They look great!!

Thanks Al...man, hauling those boxes around to make that half of the room clear for the unboxing had my brain looking for a bed. lol....I forgot all about my Grammy Award winning performance *In Bocelli voice* "Aveeee Mariiiiaaaaaa....."
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Sopranos voice? *sniff* rip James Gandolfini...

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Sopranos voice? *sniff* rip James Gandolfini...

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Glad I was able to point you in the right direction BB on the lightdims. Now where's my thumbsup. biggrin.gif

BTW I was able to check out your newest vid at home last night. That is one awesome sounding system you have assembled. I was almost going to do a gig in your town this August and was going to resort to begging to come for a visit but plans have changed and the company will be using other techs to cover that gig. If I did have to do it I would have had back to back gigs out of town. I am still doing the first one in Nashville and the one in your area would have been the following week. I'm glad that is not the case but disappointed I can't here the Legacies in person. :sad:  

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