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Originally Posted by migraine24-7 View Post

New Darbee info for those curious.

http://forums.solidsignal.com/content.php/2592-EXCLUSIVE-First-look-at-the-next-generation-Darbee-5100


Looks a lot better and the placement of the inputs are much better also. I keep mine hidden behind my receiver though. No point in getting the new one for me.

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Polk ebay is having a whopping 10% off sale on some of their speakers. Whoopie doo doo.

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Originally Posted by SteeleJester View Post

Is someone having sales on those?

going to check the ebay store; have to measure to see if i can upgrade speakers and get a 50" plasma, hopefully the panny s60 is still around in mid February otherwise ill have to wait on the speakers.
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Originally Posted by Geoff4RFC View Post

How about a pair of dual 15" drivers with a 1500w amp biggrin.gif
D

I was thinking two of those 18" monsters. They can hit a little deeper. You know, you're sitting there watching Pacific Rim and the fighting starts and all of a sudden you have drywall falling on your head. Makes you feel like you're there. cool.gif
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Originally Posted by GusGus748s View Post

The LV12R is $589 shipped. $89 dollars more than PB1000, which will have more output.

i saw the outlaw lfm-1 might be 499 shipped on black friday. Wat rvyour tjoughts on that one?? Regardless of price. Im trying to stay in the $500 range
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i saw the outlaw lfm-1 might be 499 shipped on black friday. Wat rvyour tjoughts on that one?? Regardless of price. Im trying to stay in the $500 range

I'd still go for the Rythmik. I'm trying to decide between buying the LV12R or replacing my front 3 Monitor Speakers with EmpTeks.
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What the running opinion on the Monitor70 Series II 's? I see Newegg has em for 169. each for their little black friday sale but I really didn't come across too many reviews or folks talking about them.
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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

Polk ebay is having a whopping 10% off sale on some of their speakers. Whoopie doo doo.

Well. I guess now is a good time to get the fxi -a6.

Does anyone know if polk does any black friday deals?
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Originally Posted by Zinkeh View Post

What the running opinion on the Monitor70 Series II 's? I see Newegg has em for 169. each for their little black friday sale but I really didn't come across too many reviews or folks talking about them.


I've seen them go for less but even at that price it would be tough to do better. The Rti8's are $400 a pair on Polk ebay. That would be worth considering.

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Any body have an 809, and able to run a 5.1 by using wides and not side surrounds?

A member is trying to tell me he's running that set up and I'm just not buying it. I looked up the 809 manual and it reads just like my 807. A basic 5.1 starts with L/C/R and side surrounds. You can add; heights, wide's or rears.

Plus, this guy thinks he's going to run 6.1 utilizing both wide's and a single rear. I'm pretty sure you've got to have the 1009 or at the very least the 818 to run this option, can I get a witness?
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Originally Posted by Geoff4RFC View Post

Any body have an 809, and able to run a 5.1 by using wides and not side surrounds?

A member is trying to tell me he's running that set up and I'm just not buying it. I looked up the 809 manual and it reads just like my 807. A basic 5.1 starts with L/C/R and side surrounds. You can add; heights, wide's or rears.

Plus, this guy thinks he's going to run 6.1 utilizing both wide's and a single rear. I'm pretty sure you've got to have the 1009 or at the very least the 818 to run this option, can I get a witness?
Yeah ive seen the posts you are referring to. I am pretty sure the 809 doesn't work like that. You need a standard 5 channel set up then you have the option to run wides, heights, or backs. And it is only capable of max 7 channel processing at a time, so no way can he run a single surround back plus standard 5 plus wides.

Ive been meaning to check the manual in order to confirm the above and respond to that poster, just haven't gotten around to it yet.
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Originally Posted by Geoff4RFC View Post

Any body have an 809, and able to run a 5.1 by using wides and not side surrounds?

A member is trying to tell me he's running that set up and I'm just not buying it. I looked up the 809 manual and it reads just like my 807. A basic 5.1 starts with L/C/R and side surrounds. You can add; heights, wide's or rears.

Plus, this guy thinks he's going to run 6.1 utilizing both wide's and a single rear. I'm pretty sure you've got to have the 1009 or at the very least the 818 to run this option, can I get a witness?

You are correct sir. In my experience, the 8xx series (including my 818) will NOT allow anything other than sides (regular surrounds) after front three. Maybe he's got speaker wire hooked up and no speakers and he's tricking the system? As for 6.1, the 818 will allow a single surround back (in the left channel), but you'd have to use surrounds (NOT wides) first. Wides are literally the last thing on the list:

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Yeah ive seen the posts you are referring to. I am pretty sure the 809 doesn't work like that. You need a standard 5 channel set up then you have the option to run wides, heights, or backs. And it is only capable of max 7 channel processing at a time, so no way can he run a single surround back plus standard 5 plus wides.

Ive been meaning to check the manual in order to confirm the above and respond to that poster, just haven't gotten around to it yet.

You may pilfer the image in my above post to set the record straight biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by 67jason View Post

Yeah ive seen the posts you are referring to. I am pretty sure the 809 doesn't work like that. You need a standard 5 channel set up then you have the option to run wides, heights, or backs. And it is only capable of max 7 channel processing at a time, so no way can he run a single surround back plus standard 5 plus wides.

Ive been meaning to check the manual in order to confirm the above and respond to that poster, just haven't gotten around to it yet.

Yeah, that's what I did, I couldn't see what he's trying pull off with the limitations of the set up requirements allow.
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Originally Posted by Geoff4RFC View Post

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Originally Posted by 67jason View Post

Yeah ive seen the posts you are referring to. I am pretty sure the 809 doesn't work like that. You need a standard 5 channel set up then you have the option to run wides, heights, or backs. And it is only capable of max 7 channel processing at a time, so no way can he run a single surround back plus standard 5 plus wides.

Ive been meaning to check the manual in order to confirm the above and respond to that poster, just haven't gotten around to it yet.

Yeah, that's what I did, I couldn't see what he's trying pull off with the limitations of the set up requirements allow.
maybmaybe ha has the surrounds enabled on the avr but nothing physically connected...tricking it as cytosin mentioned, and is using something like all channel stereo mode in order to get sound from his mains, center and wides. That's the only way I can think of to remotely have his set up work. Still won't allow for a single surround back.
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Originally Posted by cytoSiN View Post

You are correct sir. In my experience, the 8xx series (including my 818) will NOT allow anything other than sides (regular surrounds) after front three.

Thanks cytoSiN, that's the page I was looking at before I posted my reply to him. I asked him to reference pictures of his set up so I could try to understand what he's trying to say that he's actually running.
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Originally Posted by 67jason View Post

maybmaybe ha has the surrounds enabled on the avr but nothing physically connected...tricking it as cytosin mentioned, and is using something like all channel stereo mode in order to get sound from his mains, center and wides. That's the only way I can think of to remotely have his set up work. Still won't allow for a single surround back.

Right, and even if he did wire the front three plus wides and no surrounds, he may get sound through them but he won't be able to run Audyssey, it'll read error without the surrounds in place.
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Originally Posted by Geoff4RFC View Post

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Originally Posted by 67jason View Post

maybmaybe ha has the surrounds enabled on the avr but nothing physically connected...tricking it as cytosin mentioned, and is using something like all channel stereo mode in order to get sound from his mains, center and wides. That's the only way I can think of to remotely have his set up work. Still won't allow for a single surround back.

Right, and even if he did wire the front three plus wides and no surrounds, he may get sound through them but he won't be able to run Audyssey, it'll read error without the surrounds in place.
Thinking about it more, he can't use dsx unless audessey was ran and is enabled. Perhaps he ran audyssey with regular surrounds enabled and connected, and then later removed them, perhaps moving them to the wide position, and leaving surrounds enabled in the avr. He is ending up with a bastardized room eq at this point.
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Originally Posted by 67jason View Post

Thinking about it more, he can't use dsx unless audessey was ran and is enabled. Perhaps he ran audyssey with regular surrounds enabled and connected, and then later removed them, perhaps moving them to the wide position, and leaving surrounds enabled in the avr. He is ending up with a bastardized room eq at this point.

I agree........bastardized biggrin.gif
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Got eight loaves of pumpkin bread and three pies done. Turkey is in the brine for 0500 reveille. biggrin.gif




Have a happy Thanksgiving guys.

If nobody hears from me tomorrow, I'm in a deep coma and will recover upon the digestion of the bird.
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That looks scrumptious. Happy Turkey from me too guys. Friends and family. That's what it's all about.

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^^^ bastages! i gotta work.mad.gif

will have a good feast on saturday though.
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I currently have a 2.0 with a pair of RTIA9s and love listening to hawaiian island music on it, but what should I purchase next, (center, sub, or amp)???  I orginally started this journey towards a Home Theater setup (75%) and it is still my ultimate goal.

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Originally Posted by HKPolkMe View Post

I currently have a 2.0 with a pair of RTIA9s and love listening to hawaiian island music on it, but what should I purchase next, (center, sub, or amp)???  I orginally started this journey towards a Home Theater setup (75%) and it is still my ultimate goal.

sub, center, then if needed an amp. make sure it is a good sub though.
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Originally Posted by HKPolkMe View Post
 

I currently have a 2.0 with a pair of RTIA9s and love listening to hawaiian island music on it, but what should I purchase next, (center, sub, or amp)???  I orginally started this journey towards a Home Theater setup (75%) and it is still my ultimate goal.


That's a tough choice. I'm glad I'm not the one making it.  :p 

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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

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Originally Posted by HKPolkMe View Post

 
I currently have a 2.0 with a pair of RTIA9s and love listening to hawaiian island music on it, but what should I purchase next, (center, sub, or amp)???  I orginally started this journey towards a Home Theater setup (75%) and it is still my ultimate goal.


That's a tough choice. I'm glad I'm not the one making it.  tongue.gif  

geeeze....old guy cop out. biggrin.gif


whatsamatterwithyou....you made too many decisions in your life and now you are incapable of making any more?!?! tongue.gif

happy turkey day stan!smile.gif
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geeeze....old guy cop out. biggrin.gif


whatsamatterwithyou....you made too many decisions in your life and now you are incapable of making any more?!?! tongue.gif

happy turkey day stan!smile.gif


When I retired I decided to stop thinking.    Makes life a lot simpler.  :D
 

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Originally Posted by HKPolkMe View Post

I currently have a 2.0 with a pair of RTIA9s and love listening to hawaiian island music on it, but what should I purchase next, (center, sub, or amp)???  I orginally started this journey towards a Home Theater setup (75%) and it is still my ultimate goal.

sub, center, then if needed an amp. make sure it is a good sub though.

+1
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Well it appears some one has finally agreed with you Jason. I bookmarked it and took a screen shot for your future use.  :p 

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That's a tough choice. I'm glad I'm not the one making it.  :p 


When  I set out for a HT setup, my original budget was $500 and had plans on getting the Andrew Jones Pioneer speakers.  After a few suggestions on this forum, my budget is now $2500 (AVR, speakers, sub, amp, etc.).  The RTIA9s were demos from Frys I picked up for $800 and a SC-1222 for $400.  Right now, I can only dish out $500 for a center, surround, sub, or maybe a cheap amp.  I'm thinking a CSIA6 or PB-1000 are what I'm leaning towards...

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