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  1. Fuirther evidence that the original poster either had a defective unit or defective setup: http://www.ultimateavmag.com/avreceivers/705outlaw/
  2. The End of the Story... I just received a check for $785 from the UPS store. I am amazed at how this has turned out and I still have the speakers, which I have begun reapairing. So to all you UPS naysayers: it does turn out OK on occasion.
  3. Thanks, guys. Too bad it didn't work like vbulletin. Oh well.
  4. Probably not the right place but it is somewhat technical in nature. Maybe I'm dumb. But is it possible to have a setting here when reading posts to just view new posts? I'd like to be taken directly to a view of posts since my last visit, but can't seem to find a switch. Thanks.
  5. ---------------- On 3/30/2005 10:50:47 AM QUiKSR20 wrote: We just purchased a 42" Sony Grand Wega LOVE IT.. But lets keep it on topic. The main choice for us in LCD or Plasma was for one the price.. Plasma was way more money and for too. I hear plasma TVS only last like 4-5 years and then there done and you have to throw them out where as the LCD the bulb can go bad and you just replace it for around $75 and your back in biz. ---------------- For the record, a plasma will last way longer tha 4 to 5 years. The half life (brightness) of a screen is like 30,000 hours. If you view tv 5 hours a day, the plasma will give you a minumum of 16 years viewing time. And the image should still be serviceable at half brightness as the contrast and brightness are jacked way too high at 0 anyway.
  6. ---------------- On 3/30/2005 7:43:08 AM sfogg wrote: " You don't know what you are missing! There is alot more content back there than people think." I know exactly what is in the back, I've been using a 7 speaker setup (and true 7 channel surround processing.. something most have only gotten in the last year or two with DPLIIx) for around 7 years. And have done so with a variety of different surround speakers... including mono-poles, di-poles and bi-poles. Shawn ---------------- Shawn, For 7 channel sound, then, you don't notice any "timbre" differences on movies and music? I wouldn't think so, but just checking. Thanks.
  7. ---------------- On 3/29/2005 5:52:14 PM rplace wrote: No WAF even if they look like this??? http://forums.klipsch.com/idealbb/files/heresy%20in%20roof.jpg"> Since you already have 5 I think you should at least exhaust all possibilities of getting 7 Heresies before you give up. ---------------- I could do a similar thing, except half the speaker would be sticking out of my cathedral ceiling to the outside. Would that be a problem?
  8. Great responses, guys. Thanks. The thought of a pair of Heresys hanging from the rear wall would be a bit much for even my very accomodating wife to accept!
  9. I have 5 Heresys in a 5.1 arrangement and would like to add two rear speakers for 7.1. I understand that 2 more Heresys would be ideal, but my chairs are about 4 feet out from the back wall in an 18 foot long room, and frankly, 2 more Heresys in the rear would not work (the side Heresys are laying on their side and are on bookcases about 6.5 feet high). My rear wall simply will not accomodate 2 more Heresys. Given that the rear surrounds are mainly going to provide ambience and more of an enveloping sound compared to a 5 channel system, can anyone recommend any non-Heritage speakers that will work with the 5 Heresys and be more easily accomodated on the rear wall? I understand that a perfect timbre match is impossible, but feel that the benefits of 7.1 (even without matching rears) are superior to a 5 channel system. Any thoughts?
  10. They will sing as one if placed that way, tweeter to tweeter. There are many designs that use a similar layout.
  11. ---------------- On 3/22/2005 5:02:30 PM Budman wrote: ---------------- On 3/22/2005 4:31:49 PM tonygeno wrote: ---------------- On 2/25/2005 4:17:13 PM Budman wrote: if you file a claim, a UPS person will come to your home and inspect the damage. keep all the packing and the box it came in. i am 100 percent sure they will take your speakers, the box and all the packing and you will NEVER see those speakers again. hopefully the shipper of the speakers has the receipt. when will people understand that bubble wrap and peanuts will not work. i ship all my speakers with 2 inches of solid pink owens corning insulation. not one complaint. ---------------- Well, they inspected the packing, and the speakers, and didn't take either: so much for your 100%. Maybe you were only 98% sure? ---------------- Tony, i just tried to tell you what UPS did to me when i had some damage to my shippment. glad you got to keep them. Russ ---------------- Yeah, I know. You guys got me so spooked out, when the results were a bit different, I wanted to share. I'm pretty happy with the outcome. I've ordered some oak veneer for the box that's salvageable, and will keep the other box for parts, unless I get adventurous over the spring and build a new box for that one. I ordered 5 new grills from Klipsch (only $35 a piece) so I'll have 5 matching oak heresy IIs when all is said and done! I've begun refinishing them (they're oiled oak) and the first one came out great! This has turned into more fun than I imagined.
  12. ---------------- On 2/25/2005 6:48:06 PM CaptnBob wrote: Well, because it's happened to us. I had a pair of ADS speakers packed (if that is the word) by a UPS store in Boston. They came crushed and dented. UPS picked them up about two weeks later. About six months after that - after who knows how many phone calls to various stations around the country - one finally returned. The other one had disappeared. This began another round of battles while I tried to prove that one speaker is not much fun when you were looking for stereo. UPS contended that since they only lost one, they only owed me for half the insurance. Same thing happened with a 35 mm motion picture print. UPS lost reels 1,2 and 3, but delivered reels 4,5 and 6. So they felt they only needed to reimburse us for half the insured value. Naturally enough the distributor, Disney, felt half a movie was not better than none and made us cover the other $300. I could go on, but it's time to go home. Rumor has there is a vast warehouse in Colorado somewhere that all UPS damaged material goes to and employees of the company are allowed to go in and help themselves. This is probably an "urban legend," but I thought I'd repeat it anyway. ---------------- Hey Captain, Just got off the phone with the UPS store in San Rafael and UPS is paying the claim. He's already got one check (for one speaker) and is expecting the other this week. He said he'd be mailing me the check by the end of the week. So far, so good.
  13. ---------------- On 2/25/2005 4:17:13 PM Budman wrote: if you file a claim, a UPS person will come to your home and inspect the damage. keep all the packing and the box it came in. i am 100 percent sure they will take your speakers, the box and all the packing and you will NEVER see those speakers again. hopefully the shipper of the speakers has the receipt. when will people understand that bubble wrap and peanuts will not work. i ship all my speakers with 2 inches of solid pink owens corning insulation. not one complaint. ---------------- Well, they inspected the packing, and the speakers, and didn't take either: so much for your 100%. Maybe you were only 98% sure?
  14. Ah, I thought 750 was the model # since there was no dollar sign.
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