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  1. 4 hours ago, SoundsGreat? said:

    I may purchase the CXA60 from Cambridge in the garage sale area.  And I may pick up a cheap/old AVR to compare it to. 

    I have a feeling you will like it.  The only AVR I have heard that sounds pretty darn good for stereo music is my 52.8lbs 2004 flagship NAD T773 driving my Heresys.  Though it does have a higher noise floor than most of my other gear, it can hold it's own when it comes to music.

     

    Bill


  2. 1 hour ago, SoundsGreat? said:

    My only concerns have really been the "brightness" people describe with Cambridge Audio

    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

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  3. 56 minutes ago, Rivernuggets said:

    @willland

     

    I'm 95% sure Bill will know.

    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.

     

    51 minutes ago, SoundsGreat? said:

    Thanks, Rivernuggets.  I'm actually contemplating buying the CXA60 in the garage sale area.  I had been planning on the cheaper AXR85 line, but the used CXA60 isn't that much more.

    A very good idea.  A couple of very nice features both of these possess are stereo pre-outs and a subwoofer pre-out.

     

    Bill

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  4. @Mick1132,

     

    Welcome to the forum.

     

    2 hours ago, Mick1132 said:

     I would love to hear from others running 70’s Yamaha’s amps/receivers with Heritage Klipsch.   Btw.....I’m doing the sound check listing to Steely Dan. 

    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


  5. 8 hours ago, RandyH000 said:

    -Tom Brady 's Tampa Bay Buccaneers wins Playoff Win -

     

    7 hours ago, MC39693 said:

    Barely, WFT played a heck of a game, especially that QB. Give him a chance at a full season someone!

    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

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  6. @J Lyons,

     

    Welcome to the forum.

     

    On 1/8/2021 at 3:16 PM, J Lyons said:

    I have set all the speakers too small and right now the crossover is set at 80Hz.  I'm looking to get more lows out of all the speakers.  What should I set the crossover too and should i leave them all at small?

    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


  7. @Uma,

     

    Welcome to the forum.

     

    Looks like you have a very nice setup.

     

    4 hours ago, Uma said:

    1. What's a good position for surround (Pink or Grey triangles are possible positions i can mount)

    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.

     

    4 hours ago, Uma said:

    2. I just got the RP-502s? Will RP-600M be a better bet for the surrounds?

    I think the RP-502s will be just fine.

     

    4 hours ago, Uma said:

    My room is 17x20x8 
    3. Should i look into some external amplifiers for LRC

    Though I am a huge proponent for external amplification, I think your Denon is plenty for your 2700ft3 room.

     

    Bill


  8. 7 hours ago, BigStewMan said:

    you computer geeks ... you can fix stuff all on your own.

    Let's back up.:o  I installed the two sticks of RAM(20 seconds of effort), my buddy did the rest.:D

     

    Bill

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  9. 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

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  10. 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

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  11. 16 minutes ago, DnP said:

    The pics might be a while, as the AS2200 is on backorder at Crutchfield. We like buying from them, as they have given us spectacular customer service for 30 years.

    Stellar customer service indeed.

     

    17 minutes ago, DnP said:

    Hi. We have a velodyne sub but don’t usually use it when listening to music.

    I prefer my 63's in plain ole stereo also.  They don't disappoint at all.

     

    Bill

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  12. 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

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