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Originally Posted by PretzelFisch View Post

Oh snap, I think I made a mistake upgrading speakers. I should have just bought their power cord(1000 is just a joke obviously quality parts require 7k cord), speaker cord, and hdmi.

Did you guys happen to read the reviews on that $7K power cord. Hilarious.
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Originally Posted by EndersShadow View Post

My only comment is this:

I bought a APC H15 power conditioner specifically for its surge protection and also VOLTAGE REGULATION.

I am renting still so I cannot just call an electrician to come fix my power if its not totally out of whack. I also can't pay o have dedicated lines run for my HT gear, I just have to use the lines I have, which may have items on them that can add noise to the system or drops in voltage when they kick on. If you have issues with your voltage a regulator will help ensure your not getting too much, or too little power to your gear which is bad.

So while you may laugh, personally a power conditioner for me is key. Is it the first upgrade I would do, no, there are many more bang for your buck upgrades than this. But if you are in a rural area or rent and have issues with brown outs, or just dirty over or under volted power a good conditioner can make your gear last longer.

Plus a good surge protector with voltage regulation is not really that expensive IMHO

Absolutely brother. I have an APC SmartUPS 1500 for my computer and a SmartUPS 1400 for my TV, Bluray, and a couple other devices and they too have AVR (automatic voltage regulation). APC conditioners and UPS systems are generally cheaper than the "Home Theater" power conditioners sold by Monster and such. The surge suppression capability is generally better in conditioners and UPS as well. The circuitry is more robust than a power strip.

AVR (Automatic Voltage Regulation - or power conditioning) has never been used her in the states on my UPS except when the power cycles back on after an outage. By then, I've usually unplugged everything in the house anyway to prevent the sudden "high demand" to the power company and subsequent "surge" to my equipment.

I did, however, rely on the AVR function over inJapan during typhoons when the power would spike and dip considerably. Living here in SoCal, we don't have "WEATHER"!!! We actually have clouds today and I saw a few sprinkles on the windshield on the way to work. I was amazed. biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by SupaKats View Post

Have you posted in the classifieds forum?

That costs money wink.gif
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Originally Posted by EndersShadow View Post

That costs money wink.gif

Didn't realize that
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Originally Posted by SupaKats View Post

If you get the speakers from polk eBay(5's not currently in stock) that would be 885 + tax for the speakers plus like I said a receiver with pre outs for 500ish (check accessories4less if comfortable with refurbs) and then I would look at Rythmik Audio LV12R(or PB1000 if you need to save) as either would outperform the 505's.
Polk direct is still selling the A5 for a few dollars more then the ebay store at the moment.
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Originally Posted by migraine24-7 View Post

I live in a rural area. Never had any issue with power except in winter when ice broke a power line. When we built our new house I had GFCI outlets put in for my av cabinet. Since I already owned surge protectors I use them also. Components ran into surge protector, surge protector into GFCI. I know it's over kill but I had them so might as well use'em.

I dont think the GFCI will offer any protection against a surge. Purdent not overkill.
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Originally Posted by EndersShadow View Post


That costs money wink.gif

 

It does? Where did you read that? I must have missed it. Maybe you're referring to a paypal fee?


Edited by XStanleyX - 8/26/13 at 6:53pm
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Originally Posted by enricoclaudio View Post

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Originally Posted by SteeleJester View Post

This is what I had in mind.
-CSiA4 (have)
-RTiA5s
-FXiA4s
-2 PSW505s (but its been suggested that I'd be better off with a single better sub such as the PB1000)
-Unsure about a receiver

If you are near Houston just know that I'm selling my RTi A system in cherry (Pair of RTi A9, CSi A6 and pair of RTi A3). Only for local pickup.

I got banned for a day for listing here. Watch out.
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Originally Posted by BIG INJUN CHIEF View Post

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Originally Posted by migraine24-7 View Post

I live in a rural area. Never had any issue with power except in winter when ice broke a power line. When we built our new house I had GFCI outlets put in for my av cabinet. Since I already owned surge protectors I use them also. Components ran into surge protector, surge protector into GFCI. I know it's over kill but I had them so might as well use'em.

I dont think the GFCI will offer any protection against a surge. Purdent not overkill.

True.
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Originally Posted by migraine24-7 View Post

I got banned for a day for listing here. Watch out.

Well then don't quote it biggrin.gif
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I know u have been asking bout pics of new speakers. Here are mine! Thot you could use a laugh. Its monday after all. smile.gif

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Originally Posted by migraine24-7 View Post

I know u have been asking bout pics of new speakers. Here are mine! Thot you could use a laugh. Its monday after all. smile.gif

 

Climber might be interested in those. He's really big on that brand.

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Originally Posted by migraine24-7 View Post

I know u have been asking bout pics of new speakers. Here are mine! Thot you could use a laugh. Its monday after all. smile.gif

Best paper weight ever!
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Originally Posted by migraine24-7 View Post

I know u have been asking bout pics of new speakers. Here are mine! Thot you could use a laugh. Its monday after all. smile.gif


Now thats an upgrade!!!
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Originally Posted by xFreshEntrailsX View Post

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Originally Posted by migraine24-7 View Post

I know u have been asking bout pics of new speakers. Here are mine! Thot you could use a laugh. Its monday after all. smile.gif


Now thats an upgrade!!!

As you can see they are boxed up. Not being unboxed.biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by migraine24-7 View Post

As you can see they are boxed up. Not being unboxed.biggrin.gif

I know.. thats why its such a good upgrade.. You got rid of them.. LOL ... biggrin.gif
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I dunno, seems like such a waste of a box to keep them in it.

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Originally Posted by EndersShadow View Post

That costs money wink.gif

Does it really? i was going to post MY MONITORS over there
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Originally Posted by xFreshEntrailsX View Post


Does it really? i was going to post MY MONITORS over there

 

I know it costs to advertise but not to sell in the classifieds forum. At least I haven't seen that since I've had my sub for sale there.

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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post


I know it costs to advertise but not to sell in the classifieds forum. At least I haven't seen that since I've had my sub for sale there.

oh ok cool
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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post


Climber might be interested in those. He's really big on that brand.
eek.gif

Yer funny Stanley.
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I think they used to charge for selling in the classifieds here but may have stopped charging... at least, it is unclear to me. BTW I too was banned for a few days for merely MENTIONING that I had speakers "for sale". I think maybe if you don't specifically say "for sale" you may be okay.
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The second LSiM 703 is on its way....Same for the Ultimate MS-90 stands. I'll post pictures of the LSiM system during the weekend biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

I dunno, seems like such a waste of a box to keep them in it.

Now, that was mean.............even for my standards.......eek.gif

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Hey guys. I have a friend from Venezuela who wants to buy his first HT system. He is with his family in Boston/Orlando for vacations but due some customs restrictions in Venezuela and shipping box size/weight his only option is a HTIB. His budget is around $1000. Any particular recommendation? I was looking at Denon and Onkyo but don't like what I see over there.
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Originally Posted by enricoclaudio View Post

Hey guys. I have a friend from Venezuela who wants to buy his first HT system. He is with his family in Boston/Orlando for vacations but due some customs restrictions in Venezuela and shipping box size/weight his only option is a HTIB. His budget is around $1000. Any particular recommendation? I was looking at Denon and Onkyo but don't like what I see over there.

I have a HTIB right here. DVD player, sub, and speakers with mounts. $800! Fresh has one too. biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by enricoclaudio View Post

Hey guys. I have a friend from Venezuela who wants to buy his first HT system. He is with his family in Boston/Orlando for vacations but due some customs restrictions in Venezuela and shipping box size/weight his only option is a HTIB. His budget is around $1000. Any particular recommendation? I was looking at Denon and Onkyo but don't like what I see over there.

Tose are probably his best bet(maybe yamaha) as I honk those are the only ones with real receivers.
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figured I'd post this here too since I have polk speakers! Still trying to figure out where to place my two bic f12 subs in best places.


Here of some shots before and after of my room. Still a work in progress. You'll see the fake wall we had to build for the screen.













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Originally Posted by enricoclaudio View Post

Hey guys. I have a friend from Venezuela who wants to buy his first HT system. He is with his family in Boston/Orlando for vacations but due some customs restrictions in Venezuela and shipping box size/weight his only option is a HTIB. His budget is around $1000. Any particular recommendation? I was looking at Denon and Onkyo but don't like what I see over there.

http://us.onkyo.com/Products/model.php?m=HT-S9400THX&class=Systems&source=prodClass .. if HTib was my only option this is the one i would go for.. Reason being i had the HT-S5400 originally and it got the job done fairly decently. When i first hooked it up and ran audyssey(x2 only i know) i was impressed. Granted i had never heard anything like i have now. But if no other option it would be this.
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Hey guys.

If anyone is interested, Newegg has the 75t's (black) for $199 for 72hr. The price on the other monitors hasn't changed, but it's a big discount for these ones.
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Originally Posted by Threefiddie View Post

figured I'd post this here too since I have polk speakers! Still trying to figure out where to place my two bic f12 subs in best places.


Here of some shots before and after of my room. Still a work in progress. You'll see the fake wall we had to build for the screen.

Is the screen acoustically transparent? If so get a single tower speaker to put behind it. Would give you a killer front 3 setup.
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