So... many of us are pretty happy with a 5.1, 5.2, 7.1 or 7.2 setup with the Studio L's and various subs...
Many of us had jumped onto the Onkyo bandwagon when they rolled out the x05 series of AVRs supporting HDMI 1.3a...
While I'm fairly happy with my setup (Onkyo 805, L890s, LC2, L820s, and L8400)... I was thinking about room treatments, acoustic panels, bass traps, even DREAMING about a Parasound A51 amplifier to get the most out of the Studio Ls... and then I realized the Parasound A51 covers frequencies from 20hz to 20khz:
Continuous power output:
250 watts RMS x 5, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 8 Ω, all channels driven
400 watts RMS x 5, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 4 Ω, all channels driven
1) Studio L890s frequency range 28hz to 40khz. From the SoundStage Equipment Review,
"The L890 is a four-way, front-ported floorstanding design featuring a 3/4" Mylar-dome ultra-high-frequency tweeter, a 1" titanium-dome tweeter, a 4" midrange, and two 8" woofers, all arranged in vertical descent from ultra highs to lows. All drivers are proprietary to JBL. The crossover points are given as 700Hz, 5kHz, and 20kHz -- yes, that uppermost tweeter plays only above what is considered the highest point of human hearing. The L890's frequency range is claimed to be 28Hz-40kHz, and its sensitivity is listed at an above-average 91dB/W/m, with a nominal impedance of 8 ohms."
2) The Onkyo SR805 frequency response ranges from 20hz to 20khz. From the manual,
130 watts minimum continuous power per channel, 8
ohm loads, 2 channels driven from 20 Hz to 20 kHz,
with a maximum total harmonic distortion of 0.05%.
So my 6 month old, $700 receiver won't produce frequencies above 20khz. Then again, my 40 year old ears probably aren't hearing anything above 20khz anyway.
Somehow, my 40 year old brain missed these facts when I ordered the Onkyo 805.
All of a sudden, I have more questions...
3) Which AVRs reproduce frequencies above 20khz?
4) Which SACDs or DVD-As reproduce frequencies above 20khz? Which movie/music producers are recording any sounds with frequencies higher than 20khz?
a) I like what I hear so far...
b) I don't have a whole lot more money to spend...
c) Not sure I'll be able to hear anything over 20 khz anyway, though some attest to ultrasonic frequencies affecting the harmonics of the frequencies we do hear?
d) the onkyo 805 seems to be a bargain for what it does offer...
Your thoughts? Besides the obvious that I hit a mid-life crisis at 40?