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  • #76






    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Burgandy
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    Samsung soundbar 2.1 setup.



    Do not like it. Worst $350 I could have spent.




    I just picked up a soundbar/sub setup to replace my old receiver/2-way speakers (10" woofers). So far so good. Not necessarily "better" than the old setup but different. The sub is great for the low end, but the whole thing doesn't really have a lot of meat in the low mids. With the old system when it got really cranking you could feel the air being pushed by the speakers; it was a physical experience to listen to music at loud volumes. The soundbar/sub can't do that.



    No desire for surround sound - I find it disorienting/distracting for movies/TV, and ****************ty for music.
    Ampeg VH-140C
    Redbear MK60
    Whitebox 2x12 (Tonkerlites)
    Whitebox 2x12 (Deltalites)


    http://www.reverbnation.com/southernsoil
    http://southernsoil.bandcamp.com/

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    • #77






      Quote Originally Posted by Ron Burgandy
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      Samsung soundbar 2.1 setup.



      Do not like it. Worst $350 I could have spent.




      I just picked up a soundbar/sub setup to replace my old receiver/2-way speakers (10" woofers). So far so good. Not necessarily "better" than the old setup but different. The sub is great for the low end, but the whole thing doesn't really have a lot of meat in the low mids. With the old system when it got really cranking you could feel the air being pushed by the speakers; it was a physical experience to listen to music at loud volumes. The soundbar/sub can't do that.



      No desire for surround sound - I find it disorienting/distracting for movies/TV, and ****************ty for music.
      Ampeg VH-140C
      Redbear MK60
      Whitebox 2x12 (Tonkerlites)
      Whitebox 2x12 (Deltalites)


      http://www.reverbnation.com/southernsoil
      http://southernsoil.bandcamp.com/

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      • #78
        My stereo setup doubles as my home theater sound system; in the room I have my main setup in it is almost impossible to set up a surround sound system because of doors/openings/chimneys in every corner. I have a 55" Samsung LED, two Snell E.5 speakers being fed by Monarchy Audio class A monoblocks from an Adcom preamp. Everything but the LED is old but good. At some point I'd like to add a subwoofer or two, but I'd probably have to spend $2000-2500 to get good enough sound and SPLs to fill a room with a ceiling that goes up to 17', and it's not really a priority for me.



        If I were buying an affordable surround system I would probably look at the PSB Alpha speaker system as a starting point.

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        • #79
          My stereo setup doubles as my home theater sound system; in the room I have my main setup in it is almost impossible to set up a surround sound system because of doors/openings/chimneys in every corner. I have a 55" Samsung LED, two Snell E.5 speakers being fed by Monarchy Audio class A monoblocks from an Adcom preamp. Everything but the LED is old but good. At some point I'd like to add a subwoofer or two, but I'd probably have to spend $2000-2500 to get good enough sound and SPLs to fill a room with a ceiling that goes up to 17', and it's not really a priority for me.



          If I were buying an affordable surround system I would probably look at the PSB Alpha speaker system as a starting point.

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          • #80
            Quick explanation



            Klipsch reference series full setup

            Denon avr

            Samsung 63" plasma

            Xbox 360

            Wii

            Sony Blu ray

            Apple TV Dish hopper system
            Guitars:
            2012 Gibson Les Paul 50's Tribute Goldtop
            2011 Ibanez RG3550MZ Galaxy Black
            Amps:
            Marshall 78' JMP MKII 2204
            Peavey XXX 4x12 Slant
            Effects:
            Fulltone OCD
            MXR Chorus 3 Knob
            DOD Phasor 401
            MXR Carbon Copy
            Barber Tone Press
            Korg PitchBlack Tuner
            ToneBone Bigshot ABY/EFX
            MKS Pedal Pad II

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            • #81
              Quick explanation



              Klipsch reference series full setup

              Denon avr

              Samsung 63" plasma

              Xbox 360

              Wii

              Sony Blu ray

              Apple TV Dish hopper system
              Guitars:
              2012 Gibson Les Paul 50's Tribute Goldtop
              2011 Ibanez RG3550MZ Galaxy Black
              Amps:
              Marshall 78' JMP MKII 2204
              Peavey XXX 4x12 Slant
              Effects:
              Fulltone OCD
              MXR Chorus 3 Knob
              DOD Phasor 401
              MXR Carbon Copy
              Barber Tone Press
              Korg PitchBlack Tuner
              ToneBone Bigshot ABY/EFX
              MKS Pedal Pad II

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              • #82






                Quote Originally Posted by FearTheVoices
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                Apple TV Dish hopper system




                Explain please...
                Originally Posted by Zappa74


                Beer is like overdrive pedals.

                At the volume I play, they're all the same.

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                • #83






                  Quote Originally Posted by FearTheVoices
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                  Apple TV Dish hopper system




                  Explain please...
                  Originally Posted by Zappa74


                  Beer is like overdrive pedals.

                  At the volume I play, they're all the same.

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                  • #84






                    Quote Originally Posted by Bricks & Bones
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                    Explain please...




                    Those are two separate things that he didn't space..
                    HCAF Public Enemy #1
                    VHT Pittbull CLX
                    VHT Fat Bottom 4x12
                    Jackson Soloist SL2H
                    Jackson DKMG EMG 81/85 18v







                    Originally Posted by nedezero


                    You realize under Sharia law, she'll be required to get a circumcision.

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                    • #85






                      Quote Originally Posted by Bricks & Bones
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                      Explain please...




                      Those are two separate things that he didn't space..
                      HCAF Public Enemy #1
                      VHT Pittbull CLX
                      VHT Fat Bottom 4x12
                      Jackson Soloist SL2H
                      Jackson DKMG EMG 81/85 18v







                      Originally Posted by nedezero


                      You realize under Sharia law, she'll be required to get a circumcision.

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                      • #86
                        IMO good sound greatly enhances the video viewing experience. I am an advocate of putting most of your audio money into the speakers, they are the component with the most impact on quality and they will last a long time. If you can't afford a decent set, wait until you can. Surround sound is intended to have full range speakers in all positions, I can't understand why so many people settle for tiny speakers. IMO the amp/receiver is the least critical component, as long as it is adequate for the speakers.



                        I have a set of Tannoy speakers in the Mercury range (low end for Tannoy) from several years ago. I spend about $1K for the set of five which included a matching center speaker (just a different shape).







                        I previously bought a Definitive sub for about $450. I compared a lot of subs before buying and this one sounded much more accurate. I have a Sony 5.1 AV receiver that is unfortunately old enough to not have HDMI, but I don't use it for routing video. It sounds fine. My Viewsonic TV is fine, nothing special, but good for the $500 I spent on it a few years ago. (prices are probably lower now) I do not recommend the $140 Samsung Blu-Ray player I use, the quality of the signal is fine, but the user interface sucks.



                        At a total cost of about $2K its not a high-end system, but a solid mid-level system. To maximize the quality I have a room dedicated to viewing and listening, with blacked out windows and the speakers properly located.
                        "In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act."- George Orwell

                        My music: http://www.oranjproductions.com

                        The first website dedicated to the the baritone guitar: http://www.thebaritoneguitar.com

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                        • #87
                          IMO good sound greatly enhances the video viewing experience. I am an advocate of putting most of your audio money into the speakers, they are the component with the most impact on quality and they will last a long time. If you can't afford a decent set, wait until you can. Surround sound is intended to have full range speakers in all positions, I can't understand why so many people settle for tiny speakers. IMO the amp/receiver is the least critical component, as long as it is adequate for the speakers.



                          I have a set of Tannoy speakers in the Mercury range (low end for Tannoy) from several years ago. I spend about $1K for the set of five which included a matching center speaker (just a different shape).







                          I previously bought a Definitive sub for about $450. I compared a lot of subs before buying and this one sounded much more accurate. I have a Sony 5.1 AV receiver that is unfortunately old enough to not have HDMI, but I don't use it for routing video. It sounds fine. My Viewsonic TV is fine, nothing special, but good for the $500 I spent on it a few years ago. (prices are probably lower now) I do not recommend the $140 Samsung Blu-Ray player I use, the quality of the signal is fine, but the user interface sucks.



                          At a total cost of about $2K its not a high-end system, but a solid mid-level system. To maximize the quality I have a room dedicated to viewing and listening, with blacked out windows and the speakers properly located.
                          "In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act."- George Orwell

                          My music: http://www.oranjproductions.com

                          The first website dedicated to the the baritone guitar: http://www.thebaritoneguitar.com

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                          • #88
                            For the surround music skeptics, try watching one of these on a good system and I think you will change your mind:

                            Steely Dan-Two Against Nature DVD

                            Return to Forever: Returns - Live at Montreux [Blu-ray]

                            Roy Orbison-Black & White Night DVD or Blu-Ray

                            Meat Beat Manifesto - In Dub DVD







                            For a good example of surround in movies the Lord of the Ring movies sounded great and used surround very effectively.
                            "In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act."- George Orwell

                            My music: http://www.oranjproductions.com

                            The first website dedicated to the the baritone guitar: http://www.thebaritoneguitar.com

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                            • #89
                              For the surround music skeptics, try watching one of these on a good system and I think you will change your mind:

                              Steely Dan-Two Against Nature DVD

                              Return to Forever: Returns - Live at Montreux [Blu-ray]

                              Roy Orbison-Black & White Night DVD or Blu-Ray

                              Meat Beat Manifesto - In Dub DVD







                              For a good example of surround in movies the Lord of the Ring movies sounded great and used surround very effectively.
                              "In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act."- George Orwell

                              My music: http://www.oranjproductions.com

                              The first website dedicated to the the baritone guitar: http://www.thebaritoneguitar.com

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                              • #90
                                Tiny apartment, so not really a "home theater system", but fairly decent audio/video setup for the space.



                                Have an old Denon 3300 AVR that was going into a Parasound HCA 1500 amp, a pair of Paradigm Studio 20 speakers, and a 32" Sony Bravia TV. The Denon started acting a bit wonky, and I haven't got around to sending it out for repair, so I bought another low end Denon for cheap. Sadly, no preamp outs to connect up the the Parasound.

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