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  1. Don't mistake "brightness" with analytical and neutral. My experience with CA has been spot on neutral sound signature in just about every room I have demoed them in. My family room is the largest and it can be a bit "bright" with 500 sq ft of ceramic tile, 10 to 12ft ceilings, and many hard surfaces, but has been noticeably tamed with thick long drapes, area rugs, and fluffy pillows. On the other hand, in my master bedroom where my CA rig resides, no brightness at all with a nice neutral to warmish presentation. Bill
  2. Thanks for the vote of confidence but I do not know. My experience with Cambridge Audio includes integrated amps the 540A, 640A v2, CD player 640C, 840C, and universal player 751BD. What I can say is they were all mostly trouble free and sounded great with my Klipsch speakers. With all that said, I would shoot for either the CXA60 or the CXA80 with your Forte IIs. If either of these previous generation integrated amps are still available NOS and priced right, then consider one. A very good idea. A couple of very nice features both of these possess are stereo pre-outs and a subwoofer pre-out. Bill
  3. Probably true but when it comes to lower frequency(100Hz to 140Hz) explosions/crashes and voices the smaller woofers "may" sound a bit tinny. Bill
  4. @1950Merc, Welcome to the forum. Spec sheet for Tangent 100 says minimum amp power of 20w/channel, max 100w/channel. Power handling 100w continuous, 500w music peaks. Bill
  5. @Bob Oz, Welcome to the forum. No question, an RC-3II over SC1. An RC-62 even better if you can find one. Bill
  6. @Mick1132, Welcome to the forum. Yamaha CR-2040 with Heresys and Heresy IIs. Incredible. Same can be said of the Sansui 9090DB I had for a while. Steely Dan is always my go to band for demos. Bill
  7. I would say at 33 pounds. Maybe you just got that first pancake and it should have been thrown out. Bill
  8. Well, I think it would be a bottleneck with the beastly Yamaha A-S2200 they have on order. Bill
  9. That's a shame. I bought my CD-S1000 on the used market about 4 years ago and it has been rock solid with no hiccups at all. Bill
  10. @Therabitier, Welcome to the forum. I know this is a bit late to answer your question but I would get the SPL120 any day over the R-12SW. Go look at the damaged one and demo it and then decide. Bill
  11. willland

    NFL 2021

    They did but sure was impressed with the poise and guts of the thrust into starting QB role with short notice Taylor Heinicke. Great leadership and boy could he zip that ball. Bill
  12. @J Lyons, Welcome to the forum. With these speakers "spec'd" at 57Hz - 20kHz +/- 3dB setting the crossover at 80Hz is most likely your best bet. Try 70Hz at see(hear) what you get. Keep setting at small. Experiment more with your subwoofer placement and settings. Bill
  13. @Uma, Welcome to the forum. Looks like you have a very nice setup. With your surrounds, it looks like that is the best you can do but maybe move the rear surrounds about a foot each toward the center of the wall. I think the RP-502s will be just fine. Though I am a huge proponent for external amplification, I think your Denon is plenty for your 2700ft3 room. Bill
  14. Let's back up. I installed the two sticks of RAM(20 seconds of effort), my buddy did the rest. Bill
  15. Well my 2014 Dell XPS 8700's HDD took a dump over the weekend so I was in the market for a new home computer but decided to save $700.00 to $800.00 and just fix what I have. I figured that I would add more RAM, went from 8gb to 24gb, and replace the HDD with a 500gb Samsung 860 EVO SSD and be set. Full diagnostic done on the processor(i7 4th generation) and video card(NVIDIA 645) with a clean bill of health and this thing is better than new. Did I say FAST? Total $$$ spent, $140.00. Bill
  16. If the newer Denon integrated amps are even close to the build and sound quality of the 80’s/90’s PMA amps, then I don’t think you are missing out by going with the Denon. I have owned at minimum 4 of these older Denon PMA integrated and they have been nothing short of spectacular with any speakers I threw at them, especially Heresy’s, Fortes, and Quartets. Bass drive galore with a very natural sound with great detail. The Denon’s “70w/channel” will feel like double that. Bill
  17. @Benny33, Sorry your dream is squashed. How much for the Aragons if you were to sell them? Bill
  18. @baconStorm, Welcome to the forum. Those would be KG1's in walnut oil. Very nice sounding little guys. Bill
  19. Stellar customer service indeed. I prefer my 63's in plain ole stereo also. They don't disappoint at all. Bill
  20. @keithgchapman, Welcome to the forum. I suggest a minimum upper midlevel AVR with at minimum stereo preouts but preferable multichannel preouts for future outboard amp addition. https://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/marsr5014/marantz-sr5014-7.2-ch-x-100-watts-a/v-receiver-w/heos/1.html#!specifications https://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/yamrxa880bl/yamaha-rx-a880-7.2-ch-x-100-watts-a/v-receiver/1.html Bill
  21. How large is the base footprint of the stands you will use with the said bookshelf speakers? Sometimes that space is the same or larger than what floorstanders would take up. With that said, I would go with the largest bookshelf speakers in the RP line and those are the RP-600M's. Bill
  22. My A-S1000 is the lowest tier of the Yamaha all analog integrated amps and it is a beast(48.5 pounds) of a piece of gear. The A-S2200 is 4 levels higher and 2 generations newer with many more discrete parts on board so I bet the combination would be that much better. Let us know which direction you go and of course we need photos. Bill
  23. I have experimented with my Yamaha A-S1000 and my RF-63s in a near 5000ft3 room and the combination is wonderful. Plenty of power, spot on imaging, dynamics, bass drive, you name it. With your budget, I think the Yamaha A-S2100 or newer A-S2200 would be just about perfect. Bill
  24. @jelly3694, Welcome to the forum. I think your Technics should do fine for now. This if still available. https://www.usaudiomart.com/details/649482465-onkyo-a9555-integrated-amp-amp-onkyo-cs5vl-sacdcd-player-both-mib/ https://www.usaudiomart.com/details/649688694-nad-c-326bee-integrated-amplifier-amp-nad-c565bee-cd-player-mint-condition/ https://www.usaudiomart.com/details/649683896-cambridge-audio-azur-650a-integrated-amplifier/ Bill
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