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post #31 of 179
Also, please have each person post the size of the room the equipment is in. This will help some buyers eliminate systems from their buying list that won't work in their intended room. Room size is just as important a factor as the speakers themselves.
post #32 of 179
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Originally Posted by Timothy91 View Post

Also, please have each person post the size of the room the equipment is in. This will help some buyers eliminate systems from their buying list that won't work in their intended room. Room size is just as important a factor as the speakers themselves.

I would say the type of room and even more important jow much spl one loses to the LP from the speakers and subs. My room is 2100 cubic and sealed. You would think it is easy to fill but I lose 12 db's from my speakers to my LP so my speakers need to play 120 db's so I can hit reference levels cleanly and with no compression.
post #33 of 179
San Diego, CA - Aperion Intimus 6T, 6C and 4BP, SVS PC-13 Ultra - Vipervick

Living room 14 x 19, open to the dining room on the right.
post #34 of 179
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Originally Posted by MKtheater View Post

I would say the type of room and even more important jow much spl one loses to the LP from the speakers and subs. My room is 2100 cubic and sealed. You would think it is easy to fill but I lose 12 db's from my speakers to my LP so my speakers need to play 120 db's so I can hit reference levels cleanly and with no compression.

Yes, agreed. The speaker selection process cannot start until you know your room size and the distance to the listening position. I absolutely agree.
post #35 of 179
I will demo my Bose Acoustimass.
post #36 of 179
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Originally Posted by drewTT View Post

I will demo my Bose Acoustimass.

Oooh, I'd love to hear the world's ultimate speaker system!
post #37 of 179
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Timothy91 View Post

Also, please have each person post the size of the room the equipment is in. This will help some buyers eliminate systems from their buying list that won't work in their intended room. Room size is just as important a factor as the speakers themselves.


While I agree completely with this personally, for this thread it could pose problems. People willing to demo their systems will be sparce to begin with. If you add in another variable to that it may be even more difficult. A good example of this would be walking into best buy or any other store for that matter, looking at a set of speakers without listening, then saying this won't work because my room is too big/small/different dimensions. This thread was more for getting an idea of what speakers sound like while affording the opportunity for members to meet in person.

Another potential problem is space in the first post. I knew there would be a few people with multiple speaker systems in this forum, but really had no idea that this many would. Just trying to keep it as brief as possible.

Anything else, including room size, can be discussed in a PM with the person you will potentially meet.

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I will demo my Bose Acoustimass.

Now that's quality! I hope you can accommodate the masses of people wanting to hear this who read the great reviews of this speaker system in the likes of Golf magazine and Better Homes and Gardens.
post #38 of 179
lol
post #39 of 179
Why even bother starting a thread that supposedly welcomes all and just a few posts later start the bashing and excluding. You two have made it very clear that anyone with a lesser system in your eyes is definitely not welcome and will be inviting derision if they dare post their system here. Qualifier: I have never owned anything from bose.
post #40 of 179
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Why even bother starting a thread that supposedly welcomes all and just a few posts later start the bashing and excluding. You two have made it very clear that anyone with a lesser system in your eyes is definitely not welcome and will be inviting derision if they dare post their system here. Qualifier: I have never owned anything from bose.

Nanny McPhee, take a chill pill. It was a joke. Why so serious?
post #41 of 179
Kentucky:

Mains: Sony SS440 (vintage) (sometimes, EPI Model 70 series III)
Center: Sony SSCN-55OH
rear: Sony SS-B-3000

Sub: Insignia NSHT51
post #42 of 179
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by geared4me View Post

Why even bother starting a thread that supposedly welcomes all and just a few posts later start the bashing and excluding. You two have made it very clear that anyone with a lesser system in your eyes is definitely not welcome and will be inviting derision if they dare post their system here. Qualifier: I have never owned anything from bose.

First off, the Bose acoustimass system is not what I would consider a cheap system. Compared to others it is certainly not expensive, but when I started I absolutely couldn't afford one. My first surround sound came in the form of a RCA HTIB that didn't even have a subwoofer. I bought it completely based on price. It was all I could afford at the time and I still own the speakers from that system and have used them when I needed something to listen to outside. The sound quality from those are nowhere near what I have now, but I would still take those speakers anyday over the Bose AM.

It's pretty universally accepted in the audio world that bose does not produce good products. Anyone with more than 10 posts on this forum has easily found that out. We're not bashing cheap products, we're bashing one certain bad quality overpriced product. I still recommend HTIBs to friends who are wanting to start with something better than tv speakers, and I'll nearly every time find a nice cheap Onkyo HTIB on craigslist. That's generally what I'll start someone on who doesn't have much cash and wants to get in the hobby, but I will steer anyone away from overpaying for a Bose product and that includes here.

So just to be clear, if you want to share your more affordable system with someone on this forum, feel free to post here, even if its a $250 used HTIB, but if you want to listen to Bose then any Best Buy will take your money and sell you a rediculously expensive extended warranty to accompany your purchase. Long story short, don't buy Bose, and if you own Bose, sell it.
post #43 of 179
Texas:

West Houston:

Paradigm Signature 100 v5's, Paradigm CC-690, Paradigm SUB15, Onix Reference 1's, Onix RSS-300's.

Dedicated sealed 18x12x9 room.
post #44 of 179
Sierra Vista,AZ (1 hour SE of Tucson)

Paradigm Signature 5.2 (S6,C1,S1) version2

2nd System
Paradigm Studio 40(or)Ascend Sierra One
2.1 stereo

Storage-Paradigm Monitor 5.0 system
(Titan,Mini-monitor,cc-190) v5

"grasshoppers"
post #45 of 179
Thread Starter 
Bump to add other states.
post #46 of 179
Phoenix, AZ (actually Chandler but just outside PHX)

Deftech 7.1 system with BP7001s, LCR2002, Studio 450's and Mythos gems

Acoustic Research 7.1system with Phantom 8.3's all the way around.

AV123 Strata Minis in stereo configuration.
post #47 of 179
Lake Worth, FL

Home Theater Direct Level 3 fronts with Dual Lava 12 subs. Yamaha rx-v765 and an XPA-3.
post #48 of 179
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Originally Posted by MKtheater View Post

New Hartford, NY

I am not sure which speakers I am keeping but right now M&K S-5000 system

MKtheater

I have Triads In room gold LCR
BFM-dr-200's
JTR triple 8, eD c12's, and SHO-10's arriving soon.

This post made me laugh. MK you would need a whole page just for you and it would require constant updating.

Brandon this is a great idea.

mjg100
Glasgow, Ky.
First system RBH SI-760's and RBH 661-SE. Second system JTR T8's and JBL 8340's. Extra Yamaha 690 III, Klipsch RB-35.
post #49 of 179
Mesa, AZ

Energy RC-10 fronts, Energy RC-LCR center, Energy Take Classic rears, and Outlaw LFM-2 sub

In living room (16x22) that opens up into kitchen. A compact system but sure doesn't sound like it even in this space.
post #50 of 179
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Originally Posted by Timothy91 View Post

Also, please have each person post the size of the room the equipment is in. This will help some buyers eliminate systems from their buying list that won't work in their intended room. Room size is just as important a factor as the speakers themselves.

Looking at the size of the room can't be used to judge if one should be interested in the speakers. Many people have speakers in small rooms that would work well in medium to large rooms. Look at MK's stuff, they would work in much larger rooms than his. In fact, I would say his system has enough output to work in any HT no matter how large. I know another guy with a small room but his system has 24,000 watts, so I think it would work in any HT also, no matter how large.
post #51 of 179
Thread Starter 
First post updated.

Mike, I'm moving my room around and after I'm done and collectively our kids are done with sports you should come down this way again.
post #52 of 179
Where's all the New England folk??
post #53 of 179
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Originally Posted by Macstatic View Post

Mesa, AZ

Energy RC-10 fronts, Energy RC-LCR center, Energy Take Classic rears, and Outlaw LFM-2 sub

In living room (16x22) that opens up into kitchen. A compact system but sure doesn't sound like it even in this space.

UPDATE:

Energy RC-50 fronts, Energy RC-LCR center, Energy CR-10 rears, Energy RC-10 heights, Outlaw LFM-2 sub
post #54 of 179
what the heck, i'll bite...

southern new jersey... ccotenj...

main system

salk ht2-tl mains
salk ht2c center
salk ht1 surrounds
dual seaton submersive hp's

secondary

onix rocket rs-850 sigs
post #55 of 179
Not much but if someone is interested. Maryland/Delaware Border just off I-95

B&W VM1 Satellite Speakers (Probably 7+ years old but play very well)
Definitive Technology Powerfield 15 Subwoofer
Yamaha RX-A2000 (Just purchased)
post #56 of 179
Wilmington, DE - Focal Sib XL x3, Focal Sib x2
post #57 of 179
Boston, North Shore, Ma. Klipsch Synergys, B3s, C2, S1s DPC716
post #58 of 179
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Rushville, Illinois - Avalon Symbols, Definitive Technology CLR1000, DT BPX, Rythmik F12SE - schroedk

Rushville, Illinois - Revel Ultima2 Salon2, Definitive Technology CLR2000, DT BPZ/A in-walls, DT UIW-75 in-walls, dual Empire Epiks, dual Rythmik F15's -
schroedk

Extra speakers available: Definitive Technology BP30's, DT CLR2500, BP7002, BP10b, and DT PowerMonitor 900; all of these except for the BP30's are for sale, and may or may not be available at a later date.

As an FYI, there is now a Revel Ultima2 Voice2 in the dedicated theater, replacing the Def Tech CLR2000, and joining the Salon2's.
post #59 of 179
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Originally Posted by dpc716 View Post

Boston, North Shore, Ma. Klipsch Synergys, B3s, C2, S1s DPC716

Will Kelly's be provided?
post #60 of 179
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Will Kelly's be provided?

How do you know about kellys? Are you from NS.
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