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Old 02-13-2013, 02:12 PM   #61
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BB sells Energy? Since when? I got a pair of Energy RC-50s a few years ago and love them, but I had to order from Vanns.
I saw some Energy tower speakers pop up, you have to put in the part number for it to come up.

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BB sells Energy? Since when? I got a pair of Energy RC-50s a few years ago and love them, but I had to order from Vanns.
They sell them in the Magnolia section along with B&W, Martin Logan, Def Tech, etc...

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I own a mid-range Denon and have been very happy. Hear decent things about Onkyo.
I'd stick with Denon/Marantz. Or go for a new Pioneer with the D3 amplifier technology. Mops the floor with ICEpower
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RossGuy- also a good list. The Energy setup is supposed to sound almost as good as the Pioneer, but look better while doing it.
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The other night at scouts we had one of our leaders come in and teach the boys about building speakers. He brought wood that he had pre-cut and the rest of the components to build simple shelf-sized speakers. The scouts had a great time building the speaker boxes and putting together the rest of the components. And I have to say: I was pretty impressed at how good those little speakers sounded. It was a fun project.
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RossGuy- also a good list. The Energy setup is supposed to sound almost as good as the Pioneer, but look better while doing it.
My parents have an Onkyo rack system from the late 80's that up until about a year and a half ago still sounded pretty good, no sure where it is now though.
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Before we get in an argument over audio quality, please summarize your personal AV system for me.
I recently downsized/downscaled.

Now I have Mcintosh LS340 towers and a Panasonic XR-700 receiver in tri-amp mode, with a Peerless sub build backing it up on the low end.

My TV surround system is a basic Panasonic/old TEAC setup, I really don't care how that setup sounds for music.

I used to have Sonus Faber Amatis, among others. What about you?

The modern Onkyo products that I have heard sounded too dry. I thought that you generally recommend Denon, and I think that Denon sounds better than Onkyo.

Based on the list, you might think that I believe sound is all about dollars spent, but I don't. However, it seems that you do feel that way.
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I recently downsized/downscaled.

Now I have Mcintosh LS340 towers and a Panasonic XR-700 receiver in tri-amp mode, with a Peerless sub build backing it up on the low end.

My TV surround system is a basic Panasonic/old TEAC setup, I really don't care how that setup sounds for music.

I used to have Sonus Faber Amatis, among others. What about you?

The modern Onkyo products that I have heard sounded too dry. I thought that you generally recommend Denon, and I think that Denon sounds better than Onkyo.

Based on the list, you might think that I believe sound is all about dollars spent, but I don't. However, it seems that you do feel that way.
Nice speakers. But are running $5,000 speakers on a basic receiver?

Sound is all about preference and opinion. I just wanted to see if you had a clue.

As far as my main system, it is set up for 7.1 not music. It is not stupid high end but it sounds pretty darn good. High end headphones are a lot cheaper than a dedicated system for music. It is very difficult to find a good in wall, but the LCi/LSi series is not your normal Polk line. As with all, to each their own.

I run an Onkyo 876 as a preamp.
http://www.crutchfield.com/S-msucXBm...-TX-SR876.html

Cinenova Grande 1500w for an amp.
http://www.hometheaterhifi.com/volum...r-10-2004.html

(6) Polk Audio LC265i speakers (front, back, dual center channels)
http://www.crutchfield.com/S-GcMBr9I...io-LC265i.html

(2) Polk Audio LC80FX speakers for middle rear channels
http://www.crutchfield.com/S-ybU7SrD...io-LC80fx.html

(2) Earthquake Supernova MKV 15" 580w subs in piano gloss
http://www.hometheaterhifi.com/volum...r-10-2004.html
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Nice speakers. But are running $5,000 speakers on a basic receiver?

Sound is all about preference and opinion. I just wanted to see if you had a clue.

As far as my main system, it is set up for 7.1 not music. It is not stupid high end but it sounds pretty darn good. High end headphones are a lot cheaper than a dedicated system for music. It is very difficult to find a good in wall, but the LCi/LSi series is not your normal Polk line. As with all, to each their own.

I run an Onkyo 876 as a preamp.
http://www.crutchfield.com/S-msucXBm...-TX-SR876.html

Cinenova Grande 1500w for an amp.
http://www.hometheaterhifi.com/volum...r-10-2004.html

(6) Polk Audio LC265i speakers (front, back, dual center channels)
http://www.crutchfield.com/S-GcMBr9I...io-LC265i.html

(2) Polk Audio LC80FX speakers for middle rear channels
http://www.crutchfield.com/S-ybU7SrD...io-LC80fx.html

(2) Earthquake Supernova MKV 15" 580w subs in piano gloss
http://www.hometheaterhifi.com/volum...r-10-2004.html
Honestly, I am not the only one who uses the system, so simpler is better. The less boxes and buttons to press, the more that everyone in the house can enjoy the system.

At first glance, the Panasonic may look basic, but it was actually their last flagship, all out SQ driven receiver before they pulled out of the market. Since it is only an audio system I don't need support for newer HDMI protocols and the like. And you know what, after listening to some top of the line tube amplifiers, the bel canto lineup, and the current crop of AV receivers, I stand by my choice with the receiver. It isn't the best, and if it was my choice I'd have Marantz equipment or maybe tube amplification, but life's all about compromise. I don't have a strong desire for anything more.

That's a very impressive amplifier (and setup) that you have! I see that you know what I mean about compromise, regarding the in wall speakers (I'm sure that they still sound quite good).

You can take a look at what makes it sort of special from an audio (technical) perspective here:

http://www.techradar.com/us/reviews/...-280951/review
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When I first saw the thread with "fierce" didn't want to reply at all. But since this thread actually developed, for $1000 you are not going to get anything fierce.
Are you talking about a sound system for a concert, room, gaming, music or web cam?

If its for a concert $1000 will get you one speaker and that's all. Not even an amp.

Oh and amp means amplifier, which amplifies the signals to make it sound loud.


If you are talking about basic living room system then You are better off buying off the shelf surround sound from best buy.

Onkyo products are good.
Do a research on what's your goal then buy a system. You don't want to buy a surround sound system and modify your room to get the best sound.
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Honestly, I am not the only one who uses the system, so simpler is better. The less boxes and buttons to press, the more that everyone in the house can enjoy the system.

At first glance, the Panasonic may look basic, but it was actually their last flagship, all out SQ driven receiver before they pulled out of the market. Since it is only an audio system I don't need support for newer HDMI protocols and the like. And you know what, after listening to some top of the line tube amplifiers, the bel canto lineup, and the current crop of AV receivers, I stand by my choice with the receiver. It isn't the best, and if it was my choice I'd have Marantz equipment or maybe tube amplification, but life's all about compromise. I don't have a strong desire for anything more.

That's a very impressive amplifier (and setup) that you have! I see that you know what I mean about compromise, regarding the in wall speakers (I'm sure that they still sound quite good).

You can take a look at what makes it sort of special from an audio (technical) perspective here:

http://www.techradar.com/us/reviews/...-280951/review
Well the first 10 watts are the most important for most normal applications, so if you like it

The in walls are very good. At $800 each they have to be. They made an network addressable version of them also that were unreal. You could set the crossover and EQ curves by addressing each speaker ip independently. They have an enclosure option that I will use when I move. With the Thx crossover and the subs in the middle of the room (each side of couch) they sound very full.
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hey guys, in an effort to keep from starting another thread ill ask here. i was interested in finding out a basic pricing/design idea for my basement. its a finished, "L" shaped, carpeted room, that is about 1500 square feet with 8 foot ceilings. I normally have people over on the weekends so it would be nice to have a system that finally sounds good and has some bass "something my current setup has none of". my general budget is about $1000, strictly for components. If it runs higher due to the cost of wire, connections, mounting hardware, ect so be it.

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