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  1. My hk DVD player will output sound both with selecting Dolby Digital 5.1 and also 2.0 stereo on discs that give you that option. Obviously no sound is output when I select DTS due to my receiver being a 2 channel stereo receiver. So, my question is, is there any benefit of selecting one over the other as far as sound quality? Are there different bitrates or dynamic ranges encoded on discs in DD 5.1 or 2.0 stereo? Also, I've noticed that some of the DVD-Audio discs I've been looking at won't have a 2.0 stereo option, but they will have a 5.1 DD option. Can I assume that since on DVD-Video discs I can use the 5.1 setting and hear the sound that the same will be true on DVD-Audio discs?
  2. Couldn't resist watching that scene again. This time I adjusted the filter to 16Hz. Definitely louder spl output with that setting! [H] I can't wait to have some friends over to watch it. I'd imagine that 99% of the people out there don't even realize how much bass is recorded in movies!
  3. The DCM is a multi-disc changer, so there's going to be more money in the changer mechanism. The DVD player only weighs 5 pounds 1 ounce, the CD changer weighs 13.9 pounds. Obviously weight doesn't mean anything, but it can have somewhat of a bearing on build quality. There are many, many reasons why seemingly similar electronics can vary in price.
  4. I'm not sure where you looked, but on the KG4 spec sheet this is what it says: KG 4 Specifications frequency response 38Hz-20kHz±3dB power handling 100 watts maximum continuous (500 watts peak) sensitivity 94dB @ 1watt/1meter nominal impedance 6 ohms tweeter K-74-K 1" (2.54cm) Phenolic dome compression driver high frequency horn 90°x40° Exponential Horn woofer Two K-8-K 8" (20.32cm) Poly ICG cone active / KD-12 12" (30.48cm) Fiber-composite cone passive enclosure material Medium density fiberboard construction (MDF) enclosure type Bass reflex via passive radiator dimensions 24.25" (61.6cm) x 15.75" (40cm) x 10.75" (27.3cm) weight 40 lbs. (18.2kg) finishes Walnut Oil, Oak Oil, Finished Black built from 1985 built until 1992 Changes in ohm rating and other specs were common within the same model. http://www.klipsch.com/products/discontinued/details/kg-4.aspx
  5. Haha, a friend of mine has that exact same bike, same colors and everything. I keep wanting to ask him when he's going to take the training wheels off. []
  6. I thought they seemed like a sweet deal. Let's see...considering I already have 3 pairs of Klipsch speakers in the basement, think there's room for a 4th?
  7. Its really not a good idea to set up speakers like that. What will happen is called 'comb filtering.' It does more harm than good to the audio signal reaching your ears. Any system that is a x.1 designation (5.1, 6.1, etc) is technically all completely separate, discrete channels. The HK3480 has no LFE output which would be the .1 in the x.1 designation. It does have a subwoofer output, but there isn't any way for the receiver's amplifier to send only the bass to the sub and the rest of the sound to the main speakers. The main speakers will always be sent the full signal of sound. You'd have two left channels and two right channels. It is a stereo amplifier and there isn't any way to have any type of surround sound or multi-channel sound from it. I have ran the KLF30s and the Forte IIs that I have at the same time for a brief period of time. I don't know if any amplifier damage would result from extended listening to 2 pairs of speakers.
  8. From what most people have said the Heresy's are a bit bass shy. A very capable subwoofer in the Klipsch line is the Sub-12 Synergy sub. Currently its on sale for about $437 at Best Buy. I'd suggest getting a sub instead of a second pair of main speakers. You're not going to get anymore bass by adding another pair of Heresy, KG4 or pretty much any other set of speakers. There are a lot of negatives associated with running two pairs of main speakers at the same time.
  9. http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/ele/237664929.html Good deal?
  10. Well folks, it was nice knowing you all. Looks like I'll be trying to avoid a bloodhound that's going to be hot on my trail.
  11. wow. Wow. WOW. WOWOWOWOW. I'm at the scene where the alien thing is coming out of the earth. EVERYTHING IN MY ROOM IS RATTLING. I have the subsonic filter tuned to 12Hz. I think I'm causing structural damage to my house. Good thing my wife isn't home! I don't even have the volume turned up as loud as I've listened to other movies at. I hope my neighbors don't think that we're really being attacked by aliens!! [6]
  12. Most Klipsch speakers have such high sensitivity ratings that the majority of people are using about 5 watts maximum, and that will usually give you decibel ratings of 100-110 depending on what model Klipsch you have. As a general rule of thumb, its better to have an amplifier that delivers more power than the speakers can handle. I know it may sound odd, but think of it as driving a Yugo at 80mph and a Corvette at 80mph. Which engine do you think is struggling between the two? Which engine do you think will last long at those speeds? In this case as well as the speakers, more power is better. Your ears will usually give in long before the speakers do. []
  13. I don't think the RW-12 will keep up with the output of Klipschorns, the RSW-12 probably would be a better choice.
  14. I usually look at craigslist every day to see what speakers are for sale locally. At least a half dozen pairs of the white van speakers have been posted for sale within the past few weeks. I would love to be approached by these guys selling them and just waste their time asking all kinds of questions. Here's one example posted today: http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/ele/236573122.html I've also seen the Digital Dogg brand and Theater Research brand posted on there. Some people only ask $100 or so for the speakers, but I've seen others ask upwards of $1500.
  15. I took a DVD camcorder that I was selling for a co-worker to the UPS store yesterday to have it shipped. The lady who helped me was nice and then she asked if they could open the package to inspect how it was packed. I told them it was packed well but they could go ahead. Then some old lady came out of the back room, opened the box and started pulling all my packing materials out and pretty much throwing them on the floor. She proceeded to measure the small box that I had within the larger box, and the camera case inside as well. She told me that I had the items packed too tightly and that I didn't have adequate protection, I needed at least 2" of foam or peanuts or bubble wrap on all the inside surfaces. They were going to charge me $17.81 just to repack it to their standards, PLUS the cost of shipping it. Then she said I needed to make sure the items inside were packed tightly enough that they don't move around. RIGHT AFTER SHE GOT DONE TELLING ME THAT I HAD PACKED THE ITEMS INSIDE TOO TIGHTLY. I had only charged the high bidder $10 to ship the camera, so I grabbed my stuff, went home and repacked it and brought it to the Post Office where they gladly accepted the package. I don't even want to get started on how UPS took a huge chunk out of the backside of a MINT pair of RF-25s that I sold on eBay. [:@]
  16. What did you replace the tweeter and squawker with? Klipsch or aftermarket parts? Many older Klipsch speakers benefit from replacing different parts in the crossover network. Are you sure you have the speakers wired in phase for the Chorus IIs (neg to neg, pos to pos)? Does your subwoofer work when you're in 2 channel mode? Do you have no bass or mids or treble or a combination of all 3?
  17. Well, things are looking up as far as my plans of going to the '07 Pilgrimage. Maybe I'll have to bring a couple blankets along to transport my Forte IIs for you to hear!
  18. Apparently "these are in great shape and have hardly been used" means the same as "huge stain on the woofer and the dust cap all crumpled in." [:@]
  19. That's the thing I liked about U-571. The Germans actually spoke German.
  20. Come on oldbuck, you know you almost ordered a rewinder. []
  21. If your receiver has a single sub or LFE output you can get a 'Y' splitter so that you can hook up both the L and R inputs on the sub. Otherwise use the single cable output into the LFE input. Not both at the same time as DrWho said.
  22. Looks like my job for the next few months is to convince my wife that we should to go the pilgrimage 2007! Anyone know if there's any cheap hotels in the area? Our friends that we'd visit live in Fort Wayne. That's a bit of a drive from Indy, isn't it?
  23. Off topic but how do you like your KLF30s? The ones I'm storing for my friend are incredible!
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