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  1. Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers
    So, with the release of the SVS PB-1000 pro, it seems to me that the HSU VTF-2 Mk5's crown is up for grabs. Sure there are lots and lots of subs out there in the range of $500-$600. But the VTF-2 Mk5 was, IMO the clear leader at this price point since its release. But now the SVS PB-1000 Pro...
  2. LCD Flat Panel Displays
    My observations & questions on side-by-side comparison of the two 85 inch Sony TVs -- I did this at home -- Picture looks brighter in X850G vs. X900H, with exact same settings in both units. This is true in vivid mode max brightness as well. Is this expected? What makes older model outperform...
  3. LCD Flat Panel Displays
    If anyone has any questions or wants me to do any specific comparisons before one goes back, let me know. TL;DR: I had both the TCL Q825 and Vizio 2019 PQX (PX75-G1). For my use case and preferences (strictly movie/tv shows, some bright daylight usage but mostly dark room), I prefer the TCL...
  4. Speakers
    Hi folks, I am torn between the KEFQ750 and the Paradigm 700f. I am leaning towards the paradigms. Which one has more ummmpfff or bass to it. I've read that the KEF is more laid back and I know the answer is to demo, but I am not in a position to do so. Room setup: not a dedicated theater...
  5. DIY Speakers and Subs
    Poll: 1 - Dayton UM18-22 2 - Dual Pioneers Hey! So I've been messing with WinISD and I'm a bit confused. Quick backstory: So... trying to figure out which would be better I whipped into winISD and am now even more confused lol. So I made the files below, according to that design the Dayton...
  6. Speakers
    I'll be setting up a test next week with the new Wharfedale Evo stand-mounts 4.1's, 4.2's plus a few other speakers (and amp combinations) Test: CXA60 Marantz 2245 Kenwood 7150 APT Holman Preamp+SI45 Hsu HB-1 MA Bronze 2 Wharfedale 225, 4.1, 4.2 Sources will be my TT-15 and a Chromecast Audio...
  7. LCD Flat Panel Displays
    2019 Mid-Higher End, Big LCD models. Comparison, Reviews, and discussion Like many users here, we seem to be (figuratively) running around with our heads chopped off trying to decide on what TV model to buy, if any at all, this year. Specs, impressions, and early reviews are slowly appearing in...
  8. Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers
    Hello All, I love this site and the content is gold!!! I finally received the "OK" from the wife to invest in a mid - level subwoofer for our entertaining space. My current room is 19x17x9 (2907sqft) It opens into a larger area making it 6000sqft or close to it. I'm currently running a Bowers...
  9. Speakers
    I have a living room (approx. 14'x15' w/ 8' ceiling) with a 7' projector screen in the middle, and I'm looking to set up some speakers for music (30%) and TV/movies (70%). I have four options in front of me, all available for basically the same price (~$300): Klipsch Synergy Quintet II Home...
  10. LCD Flat Panel Displays
    Hi all - I am super confused as to which one of these two TV's to purchase. I've read all the reviews and each one of them, independently sound great. However, I do not know how these two TV's stack up compared to each other. I also have not been able to find a side by side comparison of the...
  11. Speakers
    So I had a ~$1000 budget to greatly upgrade my front speakers. Through a little bit of research I managed to narrow my search to: KEF LS50 ELAC UF5 Klipsch RP-280F SVS Ultra Bookshelf I purchased the first three on Amazon and the SVS direct from SVS for their fantastic 45-day in-home trial...
  12. Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat
    Hello guys! Thanks for taking the time to help. I want to buy a 5.1 sound system to watch movies and listen to music at home, with Samsung UN60KU630DFXZA UHD with HDR TV. I am willing to spend up to $450. But I would like to know the best option for the price, if the sound would drastically...
  13. Receivers, Amps, and Processors
    Hi all I have been following posts on this forum for sometime now but hadn't registered. I just did so, one reason being I need some immediate advice on an amp that I would like to purchase for my home audio setup. First of all, my budget is anot very high and so naturally I am looking at the...
  14. Screens
    I begin this review by saying that I am not a newbie about Ambient Light Rejection (ALR) Screens. Since 2013, I follow the evolution of the famous Black Diamond screens (by seeing and comparing samples of them) and, in 2014, I bought the Zebra screen, considered the state of the art in terms of...
  15. HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World
    All cables of the same type and version have the same picture & sound quality, right? Please explain how one HDMI cable can have better sound or picture than another HDMI cable when both cables are of the same HDMI version, and how one USB cable can have better sound and picture than another...
  16. DIY Screen Section
    Can anyone clarify if there would be any visual advantages/disadvantages to using MDF, melamine or plywood as a screen material. I will be using a base primer coat and 5 coats of the black widow mix so would there be any noticeable difference depending on which material I use? I would...
  17. Screens
    Can anyone clarify if there would be any visual advantages/disadvantages to using MDF, melamine or plywood as a screen material. I will be using a base primer coat and 5 coats of the black widow mix so would there be any noticeable difference depending on which material I use? I would think...
  18. LCD Flat Panel Displays
    I already got one of these monitors for very cheap. I am fully aware of the ghosting issues, and unfixable overdrive the monitor has. however, I was just so fed up with this vizio e320vp Ive had for years as my main/only monitor. it sucks so very very badly it is IMPOSSIBLE to get the gamma...
  19. Speakers
    Hi guys, I am building a 5.1 system and was planning to audition Emp Tek R5bi, Ascend CBM-170 SE and SVS Prime, but saw a deal today on Polk TSX 330t on Newegg, they are selling a pair of Polk 330t for $210 with $30 gift card. How do Polk TSX 330t compare to Emp Tek R5bi or Ascend CBM-170 SE...
  20. Speakers
    I had a $1000 budget for a pair of front speakers. Just ordered these three systems to test in my living room: Klipsch RP-280F: Ordered on 9/9 from klipsch.com. Expect to arrive on Friday. SVS Prime Towers: Ordered on 9/9 from svsound.com. Expect to arrive tomorrow. ELAC Uni-Fi UF5: Ordered...
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