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post #22651 of 35355
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Originally Posted by SteeleJester View Post

Ya it could probably stand to be tilted down a little more, it's probably raised an inch or 2 in the back.
If you can put a small lip on the front of the shelf you can angle it down more and not be concerned about it sliding off.
post #22652 of 35355
I just got some t15's for side speakers. And I have some older bookshelfs a bit bigger for rears. I like them.
post #22653 of 35355
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

If you can put a small lip on the front of the shelf you can angle it down more and not be concerned about it sliding off.
I have a set screw with some padding there now already. biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by fullmetal6 View Post

I just got some t15's for side speakers. And I have some older bookshelfs a bit bigger for rears. I like them.
I got some T15s first and then I couldn't stop.
post #22654 of 35355
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

If you can put a small lip on the front of the shelf you can angle it down more and not be concerned about it sliding off.

Nah, forget the lip when a tie down strap is much more effective biggrin.gif

Seriously, it's a CSiA6, I'm thinking another few degrees of angle isn't going to put that heavy speaker into a forward motion
post #22655 of 35355
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Originally Posted by Geoff4RFC View Post

Nah, forget the lip when a tie down strap is much more effective biggrin.gif

Seriously, it's a CSiA6, I'm thinking another few degrees of angle isn't going to put that heavy speaker into a forward motion
I wish it was an A6.
post #22656 of 35355
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Originally Posted by SteeleJester View Post

I wish it was an A6.

What is that? A CS2 and a pair of M70's?
post #22657 of 35355
A4 and rti8s
post #22658 of 35355
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Originally Posted by SteeleJester View Post

A4 and rti8s

Ah yes, I'm sure those babies sound pretty awesome. I've heard a lot of good things about the i8's, would love to give a listen sometime.
post #22659 of 35355
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Originally Posted by Geoff4RFC View Post

Ah yes, I'm sure those babies sound pretty awesome. I've heard a lot of good things about the i8's, would love to give a listen sometime.

I'm actually thinking of getting the RTi8 and move my M70 to the back in the near future.
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Originally Posted by Geoff4RFC View Post

Ah yes, I'm sure those babies sound pretty awesome. I've heard a lot of good things about the i8's, would love to give a listen sometime.
I love them. I'm new to this whole audio thing and they were my first pair of towers so I can't really make a comparison to anything else. I do not regret the purchase in any way though.
post #22661 of 35355
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Originally Posted by GusGus748s View Post

I'm actually thinking of getting the RTi8 and move my M70 to the back in the near future.

I've heard the 8's are little more pleasing to the ears over the M70's. That should be a good move.
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Originally Posted by SteeleJester View Post

I love them. I'm new to this whole audio thing and they were my first pair of towers so I can't really make a comparison to anything else. I do not regret the purchase in any way though.

I was brand new myself just...uh...man, almost 5 years ago already. Three speaker upgrades, two sub upgrades and two amps later, an AVR upgrade to go, two more amps and complete an 11.4, not to mention three flat panels and DIY speaker cable, tweak it here, tweak it there, tweak it tweak it everywhere.............man, has anyone used the phrase "rabbit hole" to you yet??????? And not to mention room treatments, sheesh, I've fallen 25 hundred miles down this rabbit hole. Thank God there's no bottom so I don't get hurt biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Geoff4RFC View Post

I've heard the 8's are little more pleasing to the ears over the M70's. That should be a good move.
I was brand new myself just...uh...man, almost 5 years ago already. Three speaker upgrades, two sub upgrades and two amps later, an AVR upgrade to go, two more amps and complete an 11.4, not to mention three flat panels and DIY speaker cable, tweak it here, tweak it there, tweak it tweak it everywhere.............man, has anyone used the phrase "rabbit hole" to you yet??????? And not to mention room treatments, sheesh, I've fallen 25 hundred miles down this rabbit hole. Thank God there's no bottom so I don't get hurt biggrin.gif
You're freaking me out lol. I might end up there.
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Originally Posted by SteeleJester View Post

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Originally Posted by Geoff4RFC View Post

I've heard the 8's are little more pleasing to the ears over the M70's. That should be a good move.
I was brand new myself just...uh...man, almost 5 years ago already. Three speaker upgrades, two sub upgrades and two amps later, an AVR upgrade to go, two more amps and complete an 11.4, not to mention three flat panels and DIY speaker cable, tweak it here, tweak it there, tweak it tweak it everywhere.............man, has anyone used the phrase "rabbit hole" to you yet??????? And not to mention room treatments, sheesh, I've fallen 25 hundred miles down this rabbit hole. Thank God there's no bottom so I don't get hurt biggrin.gif
You're freaking me out lol. I might end up there.

It happens to everyone....i've been "in" for almost 3 years and in that time I have purchased 7 pair of speakers, 2 center channels, 2 subs, 2 avrs', 1 vintage stereo receiver, 2 real amps and 1 t-amp, 2 displays, 2 blu-ray players - one of them does double duty as an sacd/dvd-a player, a couple different audio equipment racks, a butt-ton (<---really) of copper wire and other cables (got a closet full of hdmi, rca, coax, toslink etc), set up a music server and leaned what a flac file is, purchased over 200 cd's, sacd's and dvd-a's, nearly 400 blu-rays and several dozen vinyl albums (no working player at the moment but I did have an okay older sony table but it has since crapped out). I've set up audio systems in my bedroom and my kids bedroom as well as the main living room theater. I regularly tweak my setups - speaker and sub placements, toe - in, i've experimented with heights and wides. etc. Within the next few months i plan on playing with REW to help me tweak even more....room treatments are coming along with a speaker and sub upgrade as well.....and a projector is on my list as a someday would be nice to have item.

before diving in head first I hadn't purchased a CD since about '99 or '00 and rarely purchased movies. I was at one point pretty involved with illegal downloading...but all that changed rapidly once i got stuck in the rabbit hole...still looking for the bottom too..

I blame my pops for mentioning the word "denon" during a phone call once.....the wife keeps asking if I'm done yet...LOL!!!

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I started out with a little toshiba 32in 1080i lcd flat panel and a really really crappy samsung htib with little bitty plastic speakers and something that sorta played lower notes.rolleyes.gif
post #22664 of 35355
It sure does happen to everyone. Once down that rabbit hole, there's no going back. I'm really surprised that audio companies don't take a page from the drug dealers handbook and give away a set of low end speakers to everyone in the world, and then sit back and watch a high percentage of them start to upgrade. Once you're hooked...
post #22665 of 35355
Saying that everyone else does it is indeed the justification of an addict.
post #22666 of 35355
I'm hoping to get some opinions on the following. My wife is really set on a particular console for our TV and audio equipment that matches our other furniture in the room. I'm concerned, but not positive, that the CSI A6 cc might not quite fit, nor would we really have a place for it (including a shelf on the wall) that I think would like nice. So, my question is (and knowing the CSI5 is roughly the same dimensions) how much quality would I lose if I has to go with the A4? The plan right now is to go with the RTi8's up front so if there is another alternative for a cc, I'm all ears. Thanks!
post #22667 of 35355
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Originally Posted by mr266 View Post

I'm hoping to get some opinions on the following. My wife is really set on a particular console for our TV and audio equipment that matches our other furniture in the room. I'm concerned, but not positive, that the CSI A6 cc might not quite fit, nor would we really have a place for it (including a shelf on the wall) that I think would like nice. So, my question is (and knowing the CSI5 is roughly the same dimensions) how much quality would I lose if I has to go with the A4? The plan right now is to go with the RTi8's up front so if there is another alternative for a cc, I'm all ears. Thanks!

The A4 will work fine. While small it will still be OK for your setup. Its by no means BAD, we always just suggest getting the BEST of the center channels since it is such an important part of your setup as it produces just about 90% of your dialog. Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do. We all dont have ideal rooms and equipment setups smile.gif.

The A4 will work fine if you have to make it work. If possible as suggested go with the CSi5 over the A6 (since its a older edition its normally significantly cheaper than the A6), or the CSi3 if you can find one
post #22668 of 35355
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Originally Posted by mr266 View Post

It sure does happen to everyone. Once down that rabbit hole, there's no going back. I'm really surprised that audio companies don't take a page from the drug dealers handbook and give away a set of low end speakers to everyone in the world, and then sit back and watch a high percentage of them start to upgrade. Once you're hooked...

Amen, brother. I started early September if this year. A full month later I've got Systrm 1 in the living room and system 2 in the HT room. I keep pillaging EBAY for reference materials and HT decor, lol.
post #22669 of 35355
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Originally Posted by mr266 View Post

It sure does happen to everyone. Once down that rabbit hole, there's no going back.

LOL, its not a rabbit holes as those eventually have a bottom.

Its a endless abyss that you walk as far into as you can afford, or until you wife threatens divorce (or worse)....

I slowly tiptoe in a bit at a time myself. I am about 90% of where I want to be with my gear. Happy with what I have, but know some improvements can be made on the horizon, after which I will be singularly done upgrading my main HT for a long time, and then focus on acquiring the last few pieces of my 2 channel setup.
post #22670 of 35355
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Originally Posted by EndersShadow View Post

The A4 will work fine. While small it will still be OK for your setup. Its by no means BAD, we always just suggest getting the BEST of the center channels since it is such an important part of your setup as it produces just about 90% of your dialog. Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do. We all dont have ideal rooms and equipment setups smile.gif.

The A4 will work fine if you have to make it work. If possible as suggested go with the CSi5 over the A6 (since its a older edition its normally significantly cheaper than the A6), or the CSi3 if you can find one

Ok cool, at least I'll have some options if necessary. As of right now, the A6 wiould fit in our open console quite nicely, but that console is a bit modern looking for the rest of the wood furniture. Maybe I'll get lucky and it will fit in the new one. I'll have to call the furniture store later and get the exact measurements.
post #22671 of 35355
Hi There,

I am new to this forum and also i am new to setting up the audio for my home. I have a TSi400 as standing speakers and R150 as bookshelf and Sony STRDH1020 as receiver which are scored from Fry's as open box items.
Now i am looking for center speaker and sub-woofer that goes with them. My budget for sub is less than $250 and center is less than $200.
Please recommend some centers and subs in the price range above that goes well with my existing equipment.

TIA
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post #22673 of 35355
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Originally Posted by EndersShadow View Post

LOL, its not a rabbit holes as those eventually have a bottom.

Its a endless abyss that you walk as far into as you can afford, or until you wife threatens divorce (or worse)....

I slowly tiptoe in a bit at a time myself. I am about 90% of where I want to be with my gear. Happy with what I have, but know some improvements can be made on the horizon, after which I will be singularly done upgrading my main HT for a long time, and then focus on acquiring the last few pieces of my 2 channel setup.

Yeah, most of us have spirit guides that keep us from going too far into the rabbit hole. They're commonly known as wives, better halves, the voices of reason, the boss, momma... You get the idea. I really don't mind living in a delusional world where I feel like I am in charge. She keeps me honest... LOL
post #22674 of 35355
I think Bill Cosby said it best..."I don't know when I stopped being in charge, or if I was every really in charge...and I'm not sure if I really even want it!!"
post #22675 of 35355
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Originally Posted by madnaxal78 View Post

Hi There,

I am new to this forum and also i am new to setting up the audio for my home. I have a TSi400 as standing speakers and R150 as bookshelf and Sony STRDH1020 as receiver which are scored from Fry's as open box items.
Now i am looking for center speaker and sub-woofer that goes with them. My budget for sub is less than $250 and center is less than $200.
Please recommend some centers and subs in the price range above that goes well with my existing equipment.

TIA

I don't get a center channel and get a subwoofer instead. For $500 shipped you can have this awesome sub. If I had the money I would buy it in a heartbeat.

http://www.hometheatershack.com/forums/classifieds-speakers-subwoofers/70378-svs-sb12-nsd-subwoofer.html
post #22676 of 35355
I need a sub, but I think Ill have to hold off for a little while.

Think I'm going to get my dad started on a setup for Christmas. He's been running the same Bose Acoustimass since I was a kid. Any suggestions for receiver etc.? Maybe something besides the RTI series.
post #22677 of 35355
Just picked up some more Polk equipment. Here is my new set up.....

Center : 25C
Mains : 75T
Front height : 45B
Surround : FXi3
Subs : (2) Sony SA-WM500 (next to upgrade)

AVR - Yamaha RX-A820

I also just picked up a QSC PLX1602 to power my mains.

Slowly but surely, I'm getting there.
post #22678 of 35355
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Originally Posted by timmay77 View Post

Just picked up some more Polk equipment. Here is my new set up.....

Center : 25C
Mains : 75T
Front height : 45B
Surround : FXi3
Subs : (2) Sony SA-WM500 (next to upgrade)

AVR - Yamaha RX-A820

I also just picked up a QSC PLX1602 to power my mains.

Slowly but surely, I'm getting there.

Nice setup. That QSC is a great amp too. Very high quality sound and powerful at the same time. With a low noise fan update, you'll be set up man. Wow, 300W+ per channel into 75ts will rock! cool.gif
post #22679 of 35355
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Originally Posted by climber07 View Post

Nice setup. That QSC is a great amp too. Very high quality sound and powerful at the same time. With a low noise fan update, you'll be set up man. Wow, 300W+ per channel into 75ts will rock! cool.gif

Is there a "how to" or direction on how to do this.
post #22680 of 35355
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Originally Posted by GusGus748s View Post

Is there a "how to" or direction on how to do this.

It's fairly simple. They are DC fans. You can find them on NewEgg or Amazon. You may even get one at BestBuy or your local computer store. Some cutting and soldering of wires may be involved. Fairly simple and inexpensive. Just make sure you have the right voltage fan (5, 12 or 24 VDC) a variable one or one with thermal control will work too. Also ensure that you use the right heatshrink around your soldered wires to prevent shorting.

http://www.avsforum.com/t/983304/qsc-rmx-2450-fan-switch/0_100


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