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I actually really noticed a big difference in how they sound with the kimber


Go and get you're money back, go to Blue jeans and order a pair of speaker cables if you want some what fancy ones.

I have Acoustic Zen cables but only because I paid hardly anything for them from a friend who purchased them heavily discounted at that!

May I ask how much you got them for?


Djoel
post #32 of 76
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Go and get you're money back, go to Blue jeans and order a pair of speaker cables if you want some what fancy ones

I have Acoustic Zen cables but only because I paid hardly anything for them from a friend who purchased them heavily discounted at that!

May I ask how much you got them for?
I actually called and asked for them to get me a grade lower than what they gave me I ended up getting 4Vs so I could bi amp and they put banana plugs on the ends for me the stuff I originally asked for was 3$ a foot but they up graded me to the 6$ a foot stuff for free and I got 20 foot lengths x2 it should have cost me 440$ bit I paid 220$

Djoel
post #33 of 76
You passive bi-amp as well? More waste of wire....especially way overpriced wire like the Kimble you bought....
post #34 of 76
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Whatever dude I got the $$$$$ are you saying there is something wrong with bi amp to?
post #35 of 76
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Whatever dude I got the $$$$$ are you saying there is something wrong with bi amp to?

He saying that you're speakers aren't design with the cross over to actually benefit from Bi Wire, I have bi-wire set up but the maker of my speakers designed them to be Bi wire.
There's allot tom foolery in this hobby...We're trying to tell you that, and educate you a bit that's all. You'll see that once you get the wool over you're eyes you'll start to actually appreciate the hobby a little more without spending cash on gimmicks!


Dan
post #36 of 76
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Easy there...u don't even know my motivation behind home theater..it deff is not driven because I have the money...I have polk audio RTI A9s I'm sure they are meant to be bi amped
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He saying that you're speakers aren't design with the cross over to actually benefit from Bi Wire, I have bi-wire set up but the maker of my speakers designed them to be Bi wire.
There's allot tom foolery in this hobby...We're trying to tell you that, and educate you a bit that's all. You'll see that once you get the wool over you're eyes you'll start to actually appreciate the hobby a little more without spending cash on gimmicks!

I actually saved a lot of money on my system my towers retail at $1,699 I got them for 399$ a speaker my center retails at 500$ got it for 100$ my polk rears were 400$ got them for 89$ for the pair my marantz SR6008 retails at 1,200 got it for 899$

Dan
post #38 of 76
I meant the industry," speaker makers, cable makers, amp makers and such. That's who I meant Tom foolery comment.
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I meant the industry," speaker makers, cable makers, amp makers and such. That's who I meant Tom foolery comment.

Sorry didn't mean to get heated didn't come on here to talk to smart asses..I have pretty good knowledge of home audio just figured I. Like come on here and feed of others..I have great stuff I just wanted to make sure I had all the good back bone products to make my nice stuff sound as good as it was created
post #40 of 76
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You passive bi-amp as well? More waste of wire....especially way overpriced wire like the Kimble you bought....

 

 

  Kimble cable is that good stuff   I don't know it..    I have heard of Kimber kable tho..   

 

 

       what kind of cable you using?

post #41 of 76
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Hey all I'm new here...
I have marantz SR6008 I have polk audio RT9 tower speakers 500w a piece I want to know if I should get a separate amp to power them?? When I run 5.2 they are only getting 110w and they are 500w plz help and if I should what amp should I buy cash is not a issue smile.gif thanks guys

 

 

   get some big mono block amps from emotive xpr 1s will get those speakers singing real nice!

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  Kimble cable is that good stuff   I don't know it..    I have heard of Kimber kable tho..   Lol I meant to wrote kimber Kable


       what kind of cable you using?
post #43 of 76
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Easy there...u don't even know my motivation behind home theater..it deff is not driven because I have the money...I have polk audio RTI A9s I'm sure they are meant to be bi amped

There is little benefit from bi-wiring without an active external XO. Bi-wiring via the avr will send the same signal to the HF and LF driver. The excess power sent to the tweeter will be dissipated as heat in the passive XO. For example, the bass driver is using around 90% of all the power and the tweeter is using 5 to 10% of the power, and that may be generous. A great majority of speakers on the market have dual binding post. This is consumer driven. The benefits are minimal at best compared to just using one set of binding post. Do a search and you will not find any conclusive studies to show a benefit. You will find some subjective opinions on it's benefit. Spend the extra money on better source material to get more out of your hard earn money.
post #44 of 76
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Right on, so other than my pretty good AVR and my speakers, from your perspective if you owned the tower speakers I have polk audio RTI A9's what would you do personally to get the best out of them
post #45 of 76
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Right on, so other than my pretty good AVR and my speakers, from your perspective if you owned the tower speakers I have polk audio RTI A9's what would you do personally to get the best out of them

Work on your listening space, add rugs, heavy drapery if you have book shelves in another part of you living space try to integrate them in you listening space.

Room correction, acoustic panels...are great items to add if the above becomes difficult to acquire.


Djoel
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What do you mean room correction?
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post #48 of 76
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Ok I will look into that so will that just take like echo and sound bounce out
post #49 of 76
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Ok I will look into that so will that just take like echo and sound bounce out

Correctamundo! This will help you more than any cables, amps, etc. and get you listening to your speakers rather than the room. wink.gif
post #50 of 76
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Thanks for the advice appreciate it smile.gif
post #51 of 76
Post pictures of the system once you're good and ready.


Djoel
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post #53 of 76
Sweet room.
How's the vocals?


Dan
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The speakers are sick man sound amazing got them for 399$ a tower retail at 1,699 smile.gif
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post #59 of 76
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Whatever dude I got the $$$$$ are you saying there is something wrong with bi amp to?

Glad you have the money, but we'd like to see you spend it wisely, if you don't care say so but you seemed to like the idea of saving $ earlier....

You'll gain zip by overspending on wire, just giving your money to someone who gives you nothing more but some pretty copper wire when you can have much less costly copper wire. Kimber is pretty but way overpriced.

Try reading this http://www.roger-russell.com/wire/wire.htm

Oh, and yes, passive bi-amping is of little value, none audibly (although you might convince yourself of such because you read about it in some advertising shpiel or infer from an avr's or speaker's manual that it's worthwhile instead of merely possible). Bi-wiring is just about the same as passive bi-amping. Read up on active bi-amping, that's where there's some value.
Edited by lovinthehd - 1/23/14 at 9:29pm
post #60 of 76
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You passive bi-amp as well? More waste of wire....especially way overpriced wire like the Kimble you bought....


  Kimble cable is that good stuff   I don't know it..    I have heard of Kimber kable tho..   


       what kind of cable you using?

d'oh....saw The Fugitive the other night. I make my own if you mean speaker wire with connectors, otherwise I just buy 14g speaker wire in bulk (usually 250 ft rolls so I don't need to do that very often), at the best price I can find....
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