What are YOU listening to -II Your System?

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    dB on #1819

    Simon,

    If you like the Multimedia’s, their Ref Sat line is awesome. RSX-5’s are my favorite budget HiFi sat. Those and a decent sub – you’d never believe how Much and how GOod the sound is coming out of those little babies. Amazing speakers. You could start out with a pair I think right around 200 for L/R duty. Add a third later for center. (Use the same as the left roght – don’t do the lay down center). If you already have decent bass – you will LOVE the sound, and the increase in dynamic range and efficiency will make you wonder how they got all that in such modestly sized enclosures..

    No – not a sales person for them :). Those just happen to be my favorites from them..


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    simon5 on #1820

    Yeah RSX-5 are good, but there are Infinity Primus 150 and Boston Acoustics CR67 which I think are both superior with similar hardware (tweet + 5¼ woofer). CR67 are more expensive, but the Primus 150 are dirt cheap.

    I may just sell the M30, put back the system as it was before and start building an independant HT setup later when I get more money.

    On the other end, the Klipsch Promedia 5.1 Ultra subwoofer is quite good. It’s better than most commercial subwoofers under 400-500$. It’s stupid that a multimedia subwoofer is that good vs competition, but it’s reality…


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    dB on #1821

    One of my previous duties was to evaluate competative product – took almost as much time as design. The RSX is superior in every measureable way to both, AND in ABX double blind won hands down level matched. It’s better than you ‘think’ regardless of the differences in the companies ‘Image’ regarding HIEnd sound.


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    simon5 on #1822

    That’s why I said I “think” they are superior hehe!

    I’ll need to do a live comparison before buying as far as I can see!
    On the other hand, I think you can agree with me that Primus 150 at 90$/pair are a steal!

    Thanks for your imput!


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    chops on #1823

    Home Theater System…

    Pioneer Elite VSX-54TX THX 7.1 – Receiver
    Pioneer DV-563A – DVD-Audio/SACD/MP3 – Movie playback only
    Sony DVP-NS755V – SACD/MP3/2CH – Music playback only
    Pace 1080i HDTV – Cable Box
    InFocus SP4800 – DLP Projector
    DIY 106″ 1.3 Gain 16:9 – WideScreen
    Panamax Max 1000 – Line Conditioner
    Def Tech BP10B – Mains
    Def Tech C/L/R/ 2000 – Center
    Def Tech BP1.2X – Side Surrounds
    Optimus PRO X77 – Back Surrounds
    Sony SA-WX700 – Subwoofer



    Car Audio…

    2002 Mazda MX-5 Miata
    R-Speed/MonsterFlow intake
    Racing Beat Power Pulse “Straight-Flow” Exhaust System
    Mazda OEM Single-Disc Headunit
    Directed Audio Studio 680 Component Speakers


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    audioaficionado on #1824

    Living room:
    B&W CDM1 2-way monitors 75-20kHz
    Yamaha AX492 integrated amp for B&Ws
    Janus Audio W-1 15″ subwoofer 30-75Hz
    Peavy amp for sub
    24dB/oct active xover ~75Hz
    DVD/CD/online streaming media player is below HTPC
    Shuttle SB65G2 XPC computer
    Chaintech A710 Envy sound card in above HTPC
    Dish Network
    30″ Toshiba TV

    Bedroom:
    Vintage AR3a speakers shakes room down to 30Hz
    Yamaha RX-V450 digital receiver
    My Xeon duallie computer with…
    AD1989 onboard sound chip with optical digital out for above receiver.
    19″ Samsung 920T LCD PVA monitor (High def for one)
    Hauppauge WINTV-PVR-150 PCI Interface Tuner Card
    Charter Cable 3mbps broadband internet and basic cable TV


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    rob-formica on #1825

    I’m in the middle of renovating my basement to allow for my IB powered HT. My systems are in the midst of getting shuffled around, so it’s difficult to post a room by room summary like the rest of you.

    I currently have the following equipment which I’ll split into two basic systems:

    Mains: 4 Klipsch Klipschorns
    Centre and Surrounds – 2 Klipsch Cornwall I
    Centre and Surrounds – 4 Klipsch Heresy I
    Subwoofer – Stryke AV15 (6ft3 tuned to 19.5Hz) with 750W JBL amplifier
    Subwoofer – Infinite baffle with 6 AE IB15 (in progress… temped to go to 8 drivers )
    Amplifier and Preamp – Rotel RB985 & RSP980
    Digital Sources – Cambridge D500 CD & Panasonic RP82 DVD

    And the regular mixed bag of headphones, DIY cabling, universal remote, TT, purchased sub, preamp, etc… I’m going to probably convert my upstairs to 2.1 (Klipschorns + AV15) and 6.1 for the basement (the rest).

    @jimrhit wrote:

    The AE900 is “only” 720p … it downconverts/upconverts everything else … and does a fine job of doing so. So … the real answer to your question is no, but I don’t think you’d be complaining about it … the sealed optics and ease of use are nice

    I still need to find myself a budget projector too… looking at the Panasonic AE700 and Sanyo Z3 for the lens shift + 720p at about 1500$US

    I think I’ll finish building my room first…. still got a way to go. My self-imposed delivery is for April 2006…
    ROb


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    dB on #1826

    ROb,

    April is fast approaching – you’re almost half way through Jan now. Dellivery time of ~~2.5 mo – How’s the room looking?


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    brassmaster on #1827

    My HT
    Sony KF-WE610 60″ LCD Projection TV
    Integra DTR-6.3 Surround Receiver
    Infinity Alpha 50 Mains and Center
    Def Tech UIW-80×2 Surrounds
    Mitsubishi VCR
    Sony DVP-NS715P DVD Player
    Dish 522 DVR
    Dish 811 HD
    Xbox 360
    Monster Power HTS-2600
    Future Sub- AV12x2 powered by Nady XA-1100

    PC
    Asus A7N8X Deluxe (NForce 2)
    Athlon XP 2600+ 2.08Ghz
    512 MB Corsair XMS DDR RAM
    ATI Radeon 9700 AIW
    Maxtor 80GB 7200 RPM HD
    WD 80GB 7200 RPM HD
    NEC DVD-RW ND-3500AG
    Lite-ON LTR52246S CD-RW
    Logitech Z-340 2.1 speakers

    DAP
    Cowon iAudio X5L 30GB


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    brassmaster on #1828

    I bought a pair of Primus 150s once. They were my first ever set of serious standalone speakers. Not even for one second did I regret taking them back and going from their rather small 6 1/2″ I think it is woofers to the dual 8 inchers in the Alpha 50s. Addition of a dedicated 3″ midrange is nice too. Of course, they were a little more expensive, though not too much since I got mine at closeout price since a local shop was going out of business 😀


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    formica on #1829

    @db wrote:

    ROb,

    April is fast approaching – you’re almost half way through Jan now. Dellivery time of ~~2.5 mo – How’s the room looking?

    It looks like sh1t… 😉 but I can see a light. Actually:

    Demolition complete
    IB manifold built and installed
    Rough framing complete
    Basement service modifications done
    Equipment rack placement changed but now finalized
    Audio and computer prewiring complete

    The room last week:
    http://xs64.xs.to/pics/06031/IMG_4127.jpg

    The IB before I installed it (i made 8 cutouts even though i have 6 🙄 ):
    http://xs64.xs.to/pics/06031/IMG_4028.jpg

    Currently working on the electrical wiring including lighting and heating (and cleaning up the mess of existing circuits)… but I still have the acoustical ceiling insulation to complete before starting gypse and finishing.

    April still looks realistic to have it painted with flooring installed…
    ROb


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    dB on #1830

    ROb,

    It’s looking good. If John and I ever get this stuff rolling well enough I can spare some time / money – I need to get my HT up to par.


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    MikeSpoolin on #1831

    @db wrote:

    ROb,

    It’s looking good. If John and I ever get this stuff rolling well enough I can spare some time / money – I need to get my HT up to par.

    I’m suprised dB hasn’t posted any pics of his HT.

    Mike “Spoolin”


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    simon5 on #1832

    He probably got a nice 7.1 system with 7 RF-7 with a RC-7 and a RSW15.

    To power that, I guess a Yamaha RX-Z9.


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    dB on #1833

    @mikespoolin wrote:

    I’m suprised dB hasn’t posted any pics of his HT.
    Mike “Spoolin”

    It isn’t up to par… The fellers in here would die laughing at it. If I ever make money again and can finish it out – I will. Here are a couple with and without me to show scale of the screen. These are low resolution and I the image was as blown up as possible – AND were takeen prior to my removing the keystone correction and lower the projector so I didn’t need keystone – gave HORRIBLE geometric errors.

    Layout

    Screenshots with and without me

    @simon5 wrote:

    He probably got a nice 7.1 system with 7 RF-7 with a RC-7 and a RSW15.

    To power that, I guess a Yamaha RX-Z9.

    Check the First post in this thread…

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