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Originally Posted by Geoff4RFC View Post

If it's any consulation, as I sit in my "temporary" bachelor pad, my extravagant 7.2 has been reduced to a 5.0 with mains set to large (full band). My two Empires and second set of A9's are boxed up and in my garage. Yes, it's a sad day in the Ge-off house

Yeah. I'm sitting here listening to "TV Speakers"... It sucks.
post #15452 of 34945
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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

Well crap. I wanted to pick up a sub on craigslist but I wouldn't be able to close the door on my sports car because of the size. Seems like a good deal.
http://seattle.craigslist.org/est/ele/3497678396.html

Just go an rent a truck at HomeDepot, they are still open........................run!!!!

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post #15453 of 34945
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Originally Posted by cr136124 View Post

Just go an rent a truck at HomeDepot, they are still open........................run!!!!
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I got some one who would pick it up for me and I told him I would take it. Gave him my phone number and told him I wanted to test it with a CD player. No more response from him.
He said it is in a garage where he no longer lives. I smells a rat.
post #15454 of 34945
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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

I got some one who would pick it up for me and I told him I would take it. Gave him my phone number and told him I wanted to test it with a CD player. No moe resonse from him.
He said it is in a garage where he no longer lives. I smells a rat.

Then run the opposite direction.......wink.gif

Yeah, as soon you ask people that you want to test the stuff and they give you a bunch of crap in response, then is when you know that that is a bad deal and that you have to just pass on it.
post #15455 of 34945
As soon as I said I wanted to test it before buying he quit communication with me.
post #15456 of 34945
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Originally Posted by cr136124 View Post

Then run the opposite direction.......wink.gif
Yeah, as soon you ask people that you want to test the stuff and they give you a bunch of crap in response, then is when you know that that is a bad deal and that you have to just pass on it.

Yep, if it seems to good to be true.................
post #15457 of 34945
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Originally Posted by cr136124 View Post

Then run the opposite direction.......wink.gif
Yeah, as soon you ask people that you want to test the stuff and they give you a bunch of crap in response, then is when you know that that is a bad deal and that you have to just pass on it.

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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

As soon as I said I wanted to test it before buying he quit communication with me.

Yup, I personally have sold a bunch of stuff on CL and refuse to let the buyer leave without testing it. I went so far as to leave a monoblock car amp installed (disconnecting my 4 channel since he wanted the ground and power wire too) and forced the buyer to bring his sub (I had sold mine already).

Entire process took about 15 mins since after we verified it worked I had to disconnect the power at the battery, disconnect the amp, then reinstall the power and grounds to my 4 channel.

However then no one can say that "well I got home and it doesnt work so I want my money back, when we know all too well they broke it".

Thats how I will continue to roll unless its someone that I know wont screw me and knows I wont screw them, then I am more flexible about things...
post #15458 of 34945
After seeing his ad on craigslist I searched the classified ads here on AVS forum. He's been trying to sell it here since 8/2/2012. He had a couple bites but I'm guessing they wanted to test it too.
Edited by XStanleyX - 12/23/12 at 4:44pm
post #15459 of 34945
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Originally Posted by EndersShadow View Post

Yup, I personally have sold a bunch of stuff on CL and refuse to let the buyer leave without testing it. I went so far as to leave a monoblock car amp installed (disconnecting my 4 channel since he wanted the ground and power wire too) and forced the buyer to bring his sub (I had sold mine already).
Entire process took about 15 mins since after we verified it worked I had to disconnect the power at the battery, disconnect the amp, then reinstall the power and grounds to my 4 channel.
However then no one can say that "well I got home and it doesnt work so I want my money back, when we know all too well they broke it".
Thats how I will continue to roll unless its someone that I know wont screw me and knows I wont screw them, then I am more flexible about things...
Same here. When the guy who bought my RW-12D came he was just going to take it. I said nope, you gotta hear it first. My ad also said works perfect. None of that in his ad.
post #15460 of 34945
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Originally Posted by EndersShadow View Post

Yup, I personally have sold a bunch of stuff on CL and refuse to let the buyer leave without testing it.

+1 We know the items that we are selling are in perfect working condition. Otherwise, it will be listed as broken or for parts only. I guess, so far I'm been lucky on finding really decent people while doing these kind of businesses. But, it is better be safe than sorry!
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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

After seeing his ad on craigslist I searched the classified ads here on AVS forum. He's been trying to sell it here since 8/2/2012. He had a couple bites but I'm guessing they wanted to test it too.

Well, that says it all. Stay away of this seller!
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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

Same here. When the guy who bought my RW-12D came he was just going to take it. I said nope, you gotta hear it first. My ad also said works perfect. None of that in his ad.

I sold a Panamax 5300-EX and a XPA-3 to different persons out of state. Best that I was able to do was to upload a couple of videos showing the products working flawlessly and then videos while I was packing the items. They both were really happy with the units at the end.
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I sold a 71 buick skylark I had restored to a guy who flew up from southern Cal. Sent him as many photos as I could and as accurate a description as I could. Picked him up at the airport in the buick. He was real happy. I really didn't want to sell to some one out of state.

https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=f5af57802417850e&id=F5AF57802417850E%21123&ref=1&sff=1
Edited by XStanleyX - 12/23/12 at 6:03pm
post #15462 of 34945
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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

I sold a 71 buick skylark I had restored to a guy who flew up from southern Cal. Sent him as many photos as I could and as accurate a description as I could. Picked him up at the airport in the buick. He was real happy. I really didn't want to sell to some one out of state.
https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=f5af57802417850e&id=F5AF57802417850E%21123&ref=1&sff=1

Pretty cool!
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RTIA7
Just picked up a pair today. Went from TSI400 to the A7s and I must say the difference is almost night and day. I wish I could do them justice with a better receiver and amp but for now the Denon AVR-1913 will have to do. I did have some questions though.

1.Audyssey set front and center speakers to full band, is that correct?
2.SHould I set them to small and if so, at what HZ?
3.Surround(TSi400) also to full band but I changed it to small, is that ok?
4.Surround back were set to small @80hz which sound about right.

Thanks for any help in advance.

At some point I plan to upgrade the receiver and Purchase the amp but I'm already dug myself a big whole with the current setup and the budget does not allow for anything at the moment.
I'm fairly new at this so bare with me.

Full setup consist of the following.

Front RTI A7s
Center CSI5
Surround TSI400
Surround back TS 15
Sub PSW505
Denon AVR-1913
post #15464 of 34945
Since you're running a sub set you main speakers to small. 80Hz for the other speakers. Congrats on the A7's. Good stuff.
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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

Since you're running a sub set you main speakers to small. 80Hz for the other speakers. Congrats on the A7's. Good stuff.

Thanks for the quick response. I'll give it a go.
post #15466 of 34945
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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

Well crap. I wanted to pick up a sub on craigslist but I wouldn't be able to close the door on my sports car because of the size. Seems like a good deal.
http://seattle.craigslist.org/est/ele/3497678396.html

Was that add for real??? A 100lb sub with a single 15" doing 1200rms and 4500 peak? My Epiks are close to 120lb with dual 15" and do 600rms with 1500 peak.
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Originally Posted by oleon621 View Post

RTIA7
Just picked up a pair today. Went from TSI400 to the A7s and I must say the difference is almost night and day. I wish I could do them justice with a better receiver and amp but for now the Denon AVR-1913 will have to do. I did have some questions though.
1.Audyssey set front and center speakers to full band, is that correct?
2.SHould I set them to small and if so, at what HZ?
3.Surround(TSi400) also to full band but I changed it to small, is that ok?
4.Surround back were set to small @80hz which sound about right.
Thanks for any help in advance.
At some point I plan to upgrade the receiver and Purchase the amp but I'm already dug myself a big whole with the current setup and the budget does not allow for anything at the moment.
I'm fairly new at this so bare with me.
Full setup consist of the following.
Front RTI A7s
Center CSI5
Surround TSI400
Surround back TS 15
Sub PSW505
Denon AVR-1913

Good on you for the A7's and CSi5. I'm thinking Auddessy set your mains and center to full because your sub is lacking and your AVR isn't pushing a lot of power.

Expeirment, try it like Stanley suggested, which is really how it should be with a more powerful sub and AVR. I ran my mains, wides and center at 40hz with my surrounds at 70hz, but I was pushing plenty of "extra" power and massive subs.

Don't be afraid to adjust your settings and give a listen to see what comes across best for your set up.
post #15468 of 34945
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Originally Posted by Geoff4RFC View Post

Was that add for real??? A 100lb sub with a single 15" doing 1200rms and 4500 peak? My Epiks are close to 120lb with dual 15" and do 600rms with 1500 peak.

Well, he finally e-mailed me back and said I could test it before buying. He said if I could pick it up a 11:00 AM tomorrow he'd give me the address. I had already told him I could make it. I replied within 5 minutes of his last e-mail. No response with an address yet.
This guys sure is hard to communicate with and doesn't seem to want to sell it very bad. We'll see how it goes. It's been 90 minutes since his last e-mail. I really want that sub.
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Thanks Geoff4RFC. Will give that a shot as well and I'll definitely be experimenting with all the different settings.

Would Bi-amping the RTI A7s help power them, instead of running the 7.1 setup.

Denon AVR-1913
post #15470 of 34945
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Originally Posted by oleon621 View Post

Would Bi-amping the RTI A7s help power them, instead of running the 7.1 setup.
Denon AVR-1913

Nope.
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Ok cool. I'll throw that out the window.
post #15472 of 34945
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Originally Posted by oleon621 View Post

Ok cool. I'll throw that out the window.

Yeah, you're still sucking the same juice out of your receiver. Just from different channels. It's not going to improve your sound quality either.
post #15473 of 34945
Today I had Fry's price match newegg's sale price for CSI A4...the dialogue has definitely come alive and I must say its a much better experience watching movies now vs just A5s. However, I've noticed that every now and then I have to increase the volume a bit to hear the dialogue a bit louder. Its not as bad as it was when I didn't have the center channel, just a minor nuisance....or is it just the way movies are supposed to be i.e. certain parts have a bit overpowering soundtrack?

I did run MCACC and it setup the center channel level correctly...A5s are set to -4.5dB...whereas CSIA4 is set to -2.0dB. Also, I set the center channel to large, is that correct setting for A4? As I type, I'm thinking since A4 doesn't have the bass response of A6...A6 would probably be a better speaker to be set to large and I should set A4 to small...any thoughts?
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Definitely set the A4 to small and the xover at 80Hz. The A4 is still a small speaker, physically. If you do not have a sub then let AVR feed the A4's bass component to the mains. It is not unusual to need to tweak the center up a bit on some movies. Yeah, it happens, especially with a small center.
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Originally Posted by oleon621 View Post

RTIA7
Just picked up a pair today. Went from TSI400 to the A7s and I must say the difference is almost night and day. I wish I could do them justice with a better receiver and amp but for now the Denon AVR-1913 will have to do. I did have some questions though.
1.Audyssey set front and center speakers to full band, is that correct?
2.SHould I set them to small and if so, at what HZ?
3.Surround(TSi400) also to full band but I changed it to small, is that ok?
4.Surround back were set to small @80hz which sound about right.
Thanks for any help in advance.
At some point I plan to upgrade the receiver and Purchase the amp but I'm already dug myself a big whole with the current setup and the budget does not allow for anything at the moment.
I'm fairly new at this so bare with me.
Full setup consist of the following.
Front RTI A7s
Center CSI5
Surround TSI400
Surround back TS 15
Sub PSW505

I have A7's also and they are great speakers... I ran them as mains for about a year until just recently when I upgraded to A9's. I used a Denon 1910... basically the same AVR as yours (90wpc) to power the A7's and it worked very well. Audyssey will usually set the A7's to LARGE but you definitely want to change that to small.

Nice thing about the A7's is they have decent bass and you can drop the xover to 40Hz, especially if you listen to a lot of music. For the surrounds, I believe the Tsi400's are the same size as M60's, which I also had for a while, and I found that 60Hz works well for them, again, if you listen to a lot of music. For movies or gaming, just set everything to 80 as it doesn't make that much difference. But for music both Geoff and I have found that 40Hz sounds better. And set the A5 center to 80Hz.

So - and this is what I have used for basically the same speakers and AVR in the same setup:
A7's - 40Hz
400's - 60Hz
CsiA5 - 80Hz

Try it and see what you think. And BTW as your A7's are new they will sound a bit nasal at first but they will improve noticeably after a few weeks as the drivers break in. Nice setup you have there!
post #15476 of 34945
Fellow Midwest AVSForum Polkies.

IIRC someone localish to me (Indianapolis, IN) has a bunch of Polk Monitor speakers they are looking to sell at some point. If so contact me, I might know someone who would be interested in them, possibly an entire 5 channel setup depending on what you got.

I think RobLee might be the member so I PM'd him already but I know there are a couple other guys on this thread that are close that might be who I am thinking of.
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Yes, that would be me.
Actually several complete systems that I've outgrown.
Thanks... and is anyone else perhaps interested?
post #15478 of 34945
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Originally Posted by RobLee View Post

Yes, that would be me.
Actually several complete systems that I've outgrown.
Thanks... and is anyone else perhaps interested?

Rob I PM'd you my phone number. I know someone interested in more than likely an entire 5 channel setup, and I might be able to help you move a set of fronts depending on price to my dad (from me)....
post #15479 of 34945
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Originally Posted by tunafish24 View Post

which center channel is it? I have a similar tv stand and I'm wondering if CSiA6 will be too heavy to place on the glass shelf. did you re-inforce the shelf in some way?
lbs
I used a CSi3. The shelf is strong enough to hold a heavier center. I do worry about the amp on the bottom shelf...I see a slight sag.
post #15480 of 34945
Hi guys i need your help i think to buy polk lsmi series LSiM707 front,LSiM706c center and LSiM702F/X as surround or think to buy Klipsch referance series rf-7 front ,Rc-64 center and rs 62 surrounds..


So which set better for movies really need help ty
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