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post #301 of 2952
ok..sooooo...vr2 or vr3 for front, vrc/vrmc for center, 1 pr vrmex for rear and 1 pr vrmx for side surround plus prob carver sub...good..? anyone?
post #302 of 2952
damn..so one d-10 good enough for my rm ya think?
post #303 of 2952
f-it..lol..just ordered them ;-) vr2 for front, vrmc for center, vrmx/ex rear, vrmx side surround and d-10 sub
post #304 of 2952
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Originally Posted by irishgond View Post

f-it..lol..just ordered them ;-) vr2 for front, vrmc for center, vrmx/ex rear, vrmx side surround and d-10 sub

Sounds like it's going to be a killer system! I wouldn't hesitate adding a second sub if you have the room and the $$$. I have heard systems that have come alive when they added a second sub. My Uncle does HT installations and sales for a living. For a larger room, he always recommends a second sub, and no, it's not just for the extra jack! What are you going to be driving it with? I see BA is dropping their receivers which, in my opinion, are great. If I were into HT I would not hesitate bagging one of them! I guess they don't want any competition with Denon and Marantz. It looks like BA receivers were a B&K design. Anyone have info on that?
post #305 of 2952
havent totally settled on a receiver yet...but have been lookn @ denon, yamaha, pioneer..figure marantz and harmon are to $$$ for me wanna keep it @ bout 1K for the receiver
post #306 of 2952
Have you ever checked out Audiogon.com? Sometimes you can find near new equipment at a fraction of retail. Make sure you check the sellers feedback closely. I have purchased and sold several items there with little to no problems.
post #307 of 2952
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But at the price of blocking out the bottom of the TV screen?

None of the screen is blocked, just the plastic below the screen. My entertainment center just went under a new revision yesterday too in preperation for my LCD, I'll put a new picture up soon.
post #308 of 2952
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Originally Posted by irishgond View Post

ok all..think im just gonna go w/ this for my 7.1 setup... 1 VRC for center, 2 VR2 for front, 4 VRMX for surround, and will have to pick out a sub...sound good...all those comes to 2100$ from audio advisor

Why not just get the VR-M90/VR-MC/VR-MX package at AA for those $$$?

Edit: Disregard as I now see you have already ordered. Congrats!
post #309 of 2952
So you did indeed go for the 6.1 instead of 7.1...Cool I think the VRM-EX is enough for the rear too. I am happy for you. Do you have a reciever yet? how about speaker cable? I think you underestimate the VRM-60 speaker. It retails for more than the VR2 and the crossover network blends the 2 way speaker seamlessly. I think your room would be filled with much more pure sound with (4) VRM-60's than the 2 VR2's and 2 VRMX and they would match your center perfetly. (not too late to change) Although I'm sure you will be very pleased with your awesome choices. (just my opinion) Adding a second SUB (great choice with the D-10) will add 6db (double the sound) if you put them next to each other or stacked.
post #310 of 2952
Hey MYKAL82, if you don't mind me asking, where abouts in the NoCal Mtns. do you live? I live in Redding.

Just curious,

Mark
post #311 of 2952
well i actually went w/ VRM-EX for the rear and vrmx for sides...7.1 setup...w/ the vrm 60 i was worried bout using them cuz they were bookshelf speakers...and i have been to a couple stores to listen to BA's and even got an installer instead of a salesperson at one of them and spent 2hrs talkn to him..he didnt recomend bookshelf for my setup, being he had installed a shitload of diff setups in peeps houses..i just like what i listened to i suppose..non bookshelf that is
post #312 of 2952
I was born and raised in Redding. I love it there although I have been living at Lake Almanor below Mt. Lassen for a few years now (come on up). IRISHGOND I totally hear you about the bookshelfs and am sure you cant wait to get your speakers, the VRM/EX only runs off one channel in the rear, therefore 6.1 even though the speaker has 4 drivers. I have one and it really puts out alot of sound.
post #313 of 2952
I understand..but im putting in 2 VRM/EX...for 7.1...2 fronts a center, two sides, 2 rear and a sub..7.1..correct? w/ a 7.1 receiver of coarse
post #314 of 2952
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Originally Posted by MYKAL82 View Post

I was born and raised in Redding. I love it there although I have been living at Lake Almanor below Mt. Lassen for a few years now (come on up). IRISHGOND I totally hear you about the bookshelfs and am sure you cant wait to get your speakers, the VRM/EX only runs off one channel in the rear, therefore 6.1 even though the speaker has 4 drivers. I have one and it really puts out alot of sound.

Very pretty country up there but a bit cold in the winter for me. I do get up there occasionally and appreciate the invite, I may take you up on it some day.
post #315 of 2952
Ok, I mentioned my setup was about to undergo some big changes - that wooden entertainment center and 27" tv picture was taken last week - here is what it looks like now The containers and wooden shelf used to raise the tv are just temporary, I know it looks a little ghetto because of that. I'm building a base/riser to take their place, should be done next week. It will match the stand and racks and should fit in naturally. That's some sweet 42" 1080p goodness.

You may still think the center tower looks silly, but I'm telling you, the performance benefits are definitely worth it. My LCR can effortlessly put out clean, big time dynamics.

post #316 of 2952
Now that looks better!

Why didn't you just get another VR3 for the center, or maybe an older VR12 CC?
post #317 of 2952
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Originally Posted by irishgond View Post

I understand..but im putting in 2 VRM/EX...for 7.1...2 fronts a center, two sides, 2 rear and a sub..7.1..correct? w/ a 7.1 receiver of coarse

Has ANYONE actually tried using VRXs or VRMXs as true rear surrounds on the back wall, and if so, what were the results?

And how did you set them up, with the mirror imaged direct sides facing in towards the middle or out away from it?
post #318 of 2952
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Now that looks better!

Thanks, almost finished.

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Why didn't you just get another VR3 for the center, or maybe an older VR12 CC?

VR3 is 4" taller, and the VR1 is better suited to center channel duty because the two 6.5" drivers cover everything below the crossover to the tweeter. The VR3 uses a 4.5" midrange to discretely cover the mids. Because of this, the VR1 should have slightly better midrange dynamics and distortion figures, and the most imporant role of the center channel is dialog, which is typically in the mids. And besides, it's 4" shorter

The VR12 is definitely beefy enough to handle the job, but horizontal driver alignment is still a compromise as compared to a vertical tower. Better dispersion and imaging characteristics with a tower.
post #319 of 2952
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Originally Posted by SteveCallas View Post

Because of this, the VR1 should have slightly better midrange dynamics and distortion figures, ...

I know, don't you remember who it was who first said this here on this thread?

OTOH, you have a rear ported speaker almost in effect right back up against a boundary, and the VR12 (as any CC for that matter) is designed for and would gain some boundary reinforcement itself from the shelf and/or TV. Not to even mention, it would almost perfectly match the driver size and compliment configuration of your VR3s.
post #320 of 2952
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I know, don't you remember who it was who first said this here on this thread?

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery

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OTOH, you have a rear ported speaker almost in effect right back up against a boundary

Hmm, not really. The stand is pretty open and airy, and the VR1 is a bit out in front of the VR3s, so the port has plenty of room to breath. I guess by the picture it may seem the rear port fires into those two containers - but the port is actually in line with the N64.
post #321 of 2952
I just won a VR12 last week off of ebay to put with my VR3s, but just haven't got around to actually changing it out for the VRC yet.

It almost looks like you have enough clearance there that you could have gotten a third VR3 there and still been under the screen.
post #322 of 2952
Back with the wooden entertainment stand and the 27" tv, the VR1 had me at my limits, and when I got the VR1, I didn't know when I was gonna buy an HDTV. The stand I am gonna build to replace these containers and wooden shelf will be a few inches shorter, but I'll still need about an inch or two clearance between the top of the VR1 and the actual screen of the Westy, because the IR receiver on the set is almost dead in the middle.
post #323 of 2952
I had posted a question a couple pages back but maybe it got lost in the shuffle....

Does anyone know how the subwoofer section of the VR975 or VR965 works? If no rca's are used, will the sub work off of amp power or do the subs have to be used with RCA's. I'm trying to decide if these speakers are going to work for me..and would rather have them set to large..instead of sending the bass to the LFE channel.

Thanks.
post #324 of 2952
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Originally Posted by Ross E View Post

I had posted a question a couple pages back but maybe it got lost in the shuffle....

Does anyone know how the subwoofer section of the VR975 or VR965 works? If no rca's are used, will the sub work off of amp power or do the subs have to be used with RCA's. I'm trying to decide if these speakers are going to work for me..and would rather have them set to large..instead of sending the bass to the LFE channel.

Thanks.

Yes, I have my VR975's fed by only speaker wire, and the integrated subs work fine. I think running the RCA cables from the LFE channel along with the speaker wire may take some load off of the amp. The crossover in the speakers should handle this wireing as well... so for both ways speaker should be set to large.
post #325 of 2952
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Originally Posted by mark russ View Post

Has ANYONE actually tried using VRXs or VRMXs as true rear surrounds on the back wall, and if so, what were the results?

And how did you set them up, with the mirror imaged direct sides facing in towards the middle or out away from it?

I have a pair of VRX's mounted on a back wall with the direct side facing inwards. They sound very nice and spacious and integrate seamlessly with my VR975's and VR920 center in my 5.0 system.
post #326 of 2952
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Originally Posted by ressom View Post

think running the RCA cables from the LFE channel along with the speaker wire may take some load off of the amp. The crossover in the speakers should handle this wireing as well... so for both ways speaker should be set to large.

Using speaker wire doesn't really tax the amp anymore.

If anything, I'm of the opinion that speaker wire may be less susceptible to hum and is generally better, particularly if the run is relatively short. YMMV

As ressom said, it will work just fine if you make sure you set mains to "large", and sub off (or no) if you have no other sub or subs.
post #327 of 2952
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Originally Posted by ressom View Post

I have a pair of VRX's mounted on a back wall with the direct side facing inwards. They sound very nice and spacious and integrate seamlessly with my VR975's and VR920 center in my 5.0 system.

Thanks! Anyone else?
post #328 of 2952
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Originally Posted by MYKAL82 View Post

I think you underestimate the VRM-60 speaker. It retails for more than the VR2 and the crossover network blends the 2 way speaker seamlessly.

So, I take it you have compared your VR-M60s to the your VR-2s and like the 60s better?

EDIT - NM, as I just went back through the thread and realized that you have VR3s, not VR2s.

So how do the 60s and VR3s stack up against each other high passed with the Dominator sub?
post #329 of 2952
I run 2 Dominator subs side by side. The VR3's are set to large and the 60's are set near to P450's for side surrounds A & B fed by a BA 7120. Both the side surrounds are set to small crossed at 60hz . I would set the 60's to large but both side surround channels have to be set the same as the other. Both the VR3s and 60s are bi-wired with the top end powered by the 7120 and the lows powered by a Carver AV505. In the rear is one VRM/EX. The kicker to my system is the center speaker which is Boston BT2 which I refer to as The BTKiller. It is a 6ohm speaker that has to be heard to believe. I love it and wish I had 9 of them. I have it Bi-wired also with the top powered by the 7120 and the lows have thier own AMC amp. Anyway I love the Boston sound and I think the VRM 60 is the best bookshelf I have ever heard. (at least that I can afford). The VR3's are nicer for front speakers by a margin...
post #330 of 2952
In reading some other's opinions about the VR-M90, I'm a bit disturbed. More than one person has said they felt the vocals were flat and the mid-range a bit strained. I will say they were pretty flat right out of the box but I have about 100 hours on them now and they have really opened up! I have a Sony 300 disc changer using an outboard Entec DAC. Source, IMHO, is one of the most important, if not the most important, pieces of your system. That is where everything starts. If your source is crap, no matter which amp, which speaker, which cable etc., it's just not going to improve a poor source. The Sony without the DAC is dull sounding and just not very musical. Run a good toslink to a quality DAC and WOW! I am a firm believer in when it's time for an upgrade, start with the source! Also, before being too critical of a new piece of equipment, especially speakers, give them time to break in, you may be pleasantly surprised.
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