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post #61 of 998
That Mark Shifty was a good guy and AV666 was a real company. C'mon, that was the biggest myth ever.
post #62 of 998
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Originally Posted by Glashub View Post

That Mark Shifty was a good guy and AV666 was a real company. C'mon, that was the biggest myth ever.

+1 Such an *******!
post #63 of 998
Biggest myth that us live sound guys know what is best. Just because we can run miles of speaker cables and run a 24 channel mixing board does not mean that we know home audio. It is another animal that is addicting.

I hate audio stuff. So many choices and not enough time. I mean money.
post #64 of 998
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Originally Posted by mrlittlejeans View Post

Sorry. Don't have a link handy nor the time to go searching. You can call Magnepan though and ask them about it. I've owned many pairs of Mags over the years and have spent a lot of time on forums discussing Mags and have seen measurements so I know they are out there. I can personally attest to the bass difference after break in.

I see... Not exactly the objective proof I was looking for, but if you say you hear it then I am happy for you.
post #65 of 998
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Originally Posted by Glashub View Post

That Mark Shifty was a good guy and AV666 was a real company. C'mon, that was the biggest myth ever.

He wasnt and it wasnt? Im SHOCKED I say, just SHOCKED!

Now how do I get my raffle money back?
post #66 of 998
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Originally Posted by Nuance View Post

I see... Not exactly the objective proof I was looking for, but if you say you hear it then I am happy for you.

No worries. I don't actually own any Mags anymore but if you doubt it, give Magnepan a call and ask them (651) 426-1645 or post in the Magnepan thread here or at Audio Asylum.

Or you could ask Don. http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...2#post21740002
post #67 of 998
When someone asks for help concerning what might be the best speaker out of lets say 4 reputable brands and 20 people reply with other speakers, none of which the poster had asked for.
When someone says speaker B is better than speaker A....from what they heard, or a buddy told them.
When someone ask for help and their budget is $2000 and people suggest speakers that are way over budget for the poster.
When someone suggests only their own brand as they believe it is the best possible speaker over all the rest.
When you have done your research and know what you want and a salesperson tries to talk you into something else.
post #68 of 998
Biggest myth is that there is an unbiased opinion anywhere on the internet.

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Biggest myths in audio that tick you off/General things in audio that tick you off.

Axioms pseudo science approach to speaker design.

- No need for proper cabinet bracing

- Comb filtering is a good thing

- Don't need high quality Xover components

- midrange break up is ok (M60)

- off axis response isn't important (VP150)

- Axiom only knows how to perform a DBT

- A $1500 speaker is as good as it gets any thing more is just similarily good.
post #69 of 998
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Originally Posted by Monkish54 View Post

But the basement has cookies!!! (:

HAHAHA!!!!!! You got me on that one!! I do love me some cookies.....although the Thin Mints and Caramel Delights are pretty much going to be the death of me.....
post #70 of 998
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Originally Posted by Rijax View Post

Biggest myth is that there is an unbiased opinion anywhere on the internet.

The biggest Myth in general, is that there is an unbiased opinion anywhere!!

Everyone has bias! It just depends whether we have the same bias!
post #71 of 998
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Originally Posted by mrlittlejeans View Post

No worries. I don't actually own any Mags anymore but if you doubt it, give Magnepan a call and ask them (651) 426-1645 or post in the Magnepan thread here or at Audio Asylum.

Or you could ask Don. http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...2#post21740002

I don't take much stock in what a manufacturer claims. It kind of goes along with this "myths" thread, which was sort of my point.
post #72 of 998
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HAHAHA!!!!!! You got me on that one!! I do love me some cookies.....although the Thin Mints and Caramel Delights are pretty much going to be the death of me.....

Lol I have some Tagalongs here and I'm thinking about taking them to class with me....I could use a cookie or two while my professor rambles about pointless crap that wont be on the test!
post #73 of 998
When I bought my first hdtv and was told by the saleperson that If i did not purchase the $250.00 hdmi cord, That I was basically throwing away my money on the hdtv. I should mention that he was willing to mark the hdmi cord down to $150.00. Nice of him.
post #74 of 998
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Originally Posted by Slickman View Post

The whole breaking in speakers thing really irks me, I think it is a complete myth.

On that point you're incorrect. But the break in period is closer to 10 hours than the 400 that some proclaim. All that does is to put you outside the return window.
post #75 of 998
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Originally Posted by Bill Fitzmaurice View Post

On that point you're incorrect. But the break in period is closer to 10 hours than the 400 that some proclaim. All that does is to put you outside the return window.

I like the Audioholics article about break in. (:
post #76 of 998
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Originally Posted by John1400 View Post

When I bought my first hdtv and was told by the saleperson that If i did not purchase the $250.00 hdmi cord, That I was basically throwing away my money on the hdtv. I should mention that he was willing to mark the hdmi cord down to $150.00. Nice of him.

He deserves a medal!
post #77 of 998
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Originally Posted by mrlittlejeans View Post

Sorry. Don't have a link handy nor the time to go searching. You can call Magnepan though and ask them about it. I've owned many pairs of Mags over the years and have spent a lot of time on forums discussing Mags and have seen measurements so I know they are out there. I can personally attest to the bass difference after break in.

sorry this is not true they measure the same @ 1hour as they do at 100 and 200 i have tried this.
post #78 of 998
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sorry this is not true they measure the same @ 1hour as they do at 100 and 200 i have tried this.

We were talking about cookies and one showed up!!! Ask and you shall receive! LMAO!
post #79 of 998
No serious audiophile would have a system with drivers over 7" in size. They don't make them for a reason! Always stick with the cheap stuff, they know big speakers!!!
http://www.stereophile.com/content/scintillating-scaena
post #80 of 998
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Originally Posted by Monkish54 View Post

We were talking about cookies and one showed up!!! Ask and you shall receive! LMAO!

HAHA!!!! Ummmmm...let's see......I want a million dollars!!......Wait for it...wait for it.......................................................... ............................................................ ............................................................ ...................................................... nothing...
post #81 of 998
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Originally Posted by Monkish54 View Post


Lol I have some Tagalongs here and I'm thinking about taking them to class with me....I could use a cookie or two while my professor rambles about pointless crap that wont be on the test!

Are we in the same class?
post #82 of 998
An old favorite: Small subs are more accurate than big subs because they are "faster."
post #83 of 998
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Originally Posted by NewToHT View Post


HAHA!!!! Ummmmm...let's see......I want a million dollars!!......Wait for it...wait for it.......................................................... ............................................................ ............................................................ ...................................................... nothing...

I've been asking for the Salon2 for a month....I want a cookie and NOW I get divine intervention!! SMH!
post #84 of 998
Sound quality is always proportional to money spent. Period.
post #85 of 998
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Originally Posted by ambesolman View Post


Are we in the same class?

LMAO!! You live near Pierce College in So Cal? Lol
post #86 of 998
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Originally Posted by tomandbeth View Post

Sound quality is always proportional to money spent. Period.

In my experience, its the opposite.

In fact, my two favorite speakers cost $4,000 and $22,000!!
post #87 of 998
How people say there's a point of diminishing returns, which I don't think is true. From my experience there's always a big enough difference between flagship products and other products that it's almost always worth the extra money.
post #88 of 998
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Originally Posted by Monkish54 View Post

The biggest Myth in general, is that there is an unbiased opinion anywhere!!

Everyone has bias! It just depends whether we have the same bias!

Is that your unbiased opinion?

It is truly refreshing to find someone who shares my "unbiased " opinion on unbiased opinion. I often see someone ask a question at a non-manufacturer sponsored forum, such as this one, only to receive the sensible suggestion that he would probably get a more detailed response to his question at the manufacturer's forum. I get a real chuckle when he comes back with "I'd rather ask it here where I'll get an unbiased opinion." Ah yes. There are no biased opinions here.
post #89 of 998
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LMAO!! You live near Pierce College in So Cal? Lol

Nope, may just be moonlighting in Atlanta.
post #90 of 998
+1 on the THX mumbo jumbo = better. Hogwash.
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