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  1. Hi, everyone. My setup is a Harmon Kardon AVR-7200, two Klipsch Cornwalls for fronts, two Klipsch Synergys for surrounds, and two Klipsch ceiling mount speakers for my rears. I recently got a real good deal on a brand new Audio-Technica AT-LP120 USB turntable. The link shows the model I bought. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Audio-Technica-AT-LP120-USB-Turntable/362635382762?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 At first I used the turntable's built-in preamp and ran the signal into my HK's DVD port. Ugh. The sound was flat and thin and caused ear fatigue. This is consistent with comments I've read that the turntable's preamp is substandard. So, I bought a Technolink TC750LC preamp for $48.00 to see if a different preamp might make a difference. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Technolink-TC-750LC-Audiophile-M-M-Phono-Preamp-with-Output-Level-Control-Black/283278915026?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 Well, this $48.00 preamp really helped a lot! I'm at the point now where I'm thinking an investment of two or three hundred in a nicer preamp might really be worth it. I'm not so enamored of vinyl that I want to spend hundreds or thousands on a turntable but I do like my old vinyl from time to time. Right now I'm listening to an old copy of James Taylor's "Walking Man" and it sounds pretty darn good with the Technolink. I'm writing to ask for some suggestions for a moderately priced preamp (under $300.00?) that would give me another quality boost. Thanks! Mike Gallery
  2. Ok. Thank you. I moved this to the 2 channel forum.
  3. I have moved this post to the 2 Channel Home Audio Forum. Thanks. ************************ Hi, everyone. My setup is a Harmon Kardon AVR-7200, two Klipsch Cornwalls for fronts, two Klipsch Synergys for surrounds, and two Klipsch ceiling mount speakers for my rears. I recently got a real good deal on a brand new Audio-Technica AT-LP120 USB turntable. The link shows the model I bought. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Audio-Technica-AT-LP120-USB-Turntable/362635382762?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 At first I used the turntable's built-in preamp and ran the signal into my HK's DVD port. Ugh. The sound was flat and thin and caused ear fatigue. This is consistent with comments I've read that the turntable's preamp is substandard. So, I bought a Technolink TC750LC preamp for $48.00 to see if a different preamp might make a difference. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Technolink-TC-750LC-Audiophile-M-M-Phono-Preamp-with-Output-Level-Control-Black/283278915026?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 Well, this $48.00 preamp really helped a lot! I'm at the point now where I'm thinking an investment of two or three hundred in a nicer preamp might really be worth it. I'm not so enamored of vinyl that I want to spend hundreds or thousands on a turntable but I do like my old vinyl from time to time. Right now I'm listening to an old copy of James Taylor's "Walking Man" and it sounds pretty darn good with the Technolink. I'm writing to ask for some suggestions for a moderately priced preamp (under $300.00?) that would give me another quality boost. Thanks! Mike Gallery Bull Valley, Illinois
  4. I have an Oppo-205. I also have an old Panasonic quadrophonic turntable. The turntable only has RCA outputs. I'd like to run the signal from my turntable into the USB Input on my Oppo. Does anyone know what kind of adapter I would need to do this? (There are no RCA inputs on the Oppo). Thank you! Mike Gallery
  5. Everyone, I have a pair of Cornwall I's. I power them with a Harman Kardon AVR 7200. Everything seems fine. I was reading on Bob Crites' website that crossovers as old as mine should be replaced. Could I ask if anyone has replaced their crossovers here? What did you think of the sound difference? There are no returns on these crossovers so the best I could do is sell them on Ebay if I'm not happy. Thanks much. Mike Gallery
  6. Hi, everyone. I'm a little confused. I have a 1999 DTS 5.1 demo DVD that plays great on my system - HK AVR 7200, two Cornwalls, two Synergies, and two Klipsch rears ( Klipsch CDT-2800-C II Ceiling Speakers). I really like the way the DVD splits out the sound through the fronts and surrounds (it's a 5.1 DVD so the rears don't do anything). I'd like to find more music like this demo CD supplies but I'm not having much luck. Can I buy commercial albums engineered for DTS 5.1 or 7.1 channel sound? I don't think I want SACD CD's, do I? It seems like bluray music is a little available with 7.1 channel sound. I'd welcome any comments on this. I'm not understanding the apparent scarcity of music in these formats. Thanks. Mike Gallery
  7. I bought a pair of Klipsch CDT-2800-C II Ceiling speakers for my rears. The first picture shows a picture of one out of the box. Right away I recognized I could not handle the installation myself. My ceiling tiles had enough room for the speakers but the removal of the tiles was difficult due to the closeness of the tiles to the ceiling joists. This is a high ceiling. So, I called in my great handyman for help. Picture 2 shows how he took one square tile, cut half of it out, and put in white drywall to mount the speaker. The rear on the right required that the speaker be a bit under crown molding by the back cabinet. Hardly any of the speaker is blocked. It's fine. The tweeters and woofers are both movable. I think that helps direct sound in the right direction. The final picture show the rear of the room with the hard to see rear speakers. I have the white magnetic covers on them. They are really quite discrete. Adding these rears and reprogramming my HK AVR-7200 to send sound out through the rears as well as fronts and surrounds really made a difference in the sound. The stereo imaging in front suddenly became 3 dimensional. The whole home theater surround sound effect is much more pronounced. And because these Klipsch's are so efficient they really make an important contribution to the sound makeup of the system. Thanks, as always, for the help I got out here. MIke Gallery Bull Valley, Illinois
  8. I'm going to wait until the Klipsch 2800's come down in price then I'll buy a pair. http://www.klipsch.com/products/reference-in-ceiling-speakers#cdt-2800-c-ii I live in Bull Valley, IL. I'm about 56 miles west of Chicago by Woodstock and Crystal Lake. Thanks for your help! - Mike
  9. Hi, Derrick. One of the models of ceiling speaker I'm looking at is a Klipsch that allows the rotation and pointing of the tweeter on the speaker itself to give more direction to the sound. Do you have that feature? Do you think it might be valuable for rears? Thanks! Mike Gallery
  10. Hi. I posted some pictures in another thread here but I'm reposting them because now I'm looking at rear speakers. My setup is shown. My fronts are Cornwall II's and my surrounds (not pictured) are Synergies. My amp is an HK AVR7200. As you can see I don't have any place to put rears except the ceiling. So, I called Crutchfield and they suggested either the Klipsch-R-2650-C or the Polk RC80i. Both have adjustable tweeters so you can redirect the sound. Has anyone used either of these as rears in a drop ceiling or otherwise? What did you think? https://www.crutchfield.com/p_714R2650C2/Klipsch-R-2650-C-II.html?search=714r2650c2&skipvs=T https://www.crutchfield.com/p_107RC80I/Polk-Audio-RC80i.html?search=107rc80i&skipvs=T Thank you! Mike Gallery Bull Valley, IL
  11. Hi, Dave. I took your advice and bought the speaker mount you suggested. In the pictures you can see how nicely the speaker has mounted to the support column. I got 14" brown zip ties from an Ebay source in Florida. I had to attach two of them together to make them big enough to go around the speaker mounting bracket and column. We might have used a couple too many for cosmetic purposes but I'm finding this is a stable setup. If I manually push down on the speaker I could cause it to drop, I think, but just letting it set there holds it up quite nicely. I believe my Synergy speakers weigh under 10 pounds. Now I'm checking into rears that would mount into a drop ceiling tile. I can get flat ones but I think I want ones that protrude out from the tile a little at an angle. Thanks for your help! Mike Gallery Bull Valley, IL
  12. I think those would work quite nicely! Mike
  13. Hi, Dave. The Amazon link you provided looks promising! The wood facade covering the column came off of a roll of material. With enough work I could "peel" it off the column. So I'll have to take whatever speaker mount I get and strap it to the column. I'm thinking a few tie wraps might hold something like the Amazon product securely. For sure I don't think I can drill holes and mount screws in the column. It has to be steel, I would think. Yes, I would prefer not to use a speaker stand. I'll be moving about in that area and one day, for sure, I'll bump into any stand I have going and knock the speaker right down. Later I'll have a couch there and I don't want to konk anyone's noggin. P. S. A friend suggested these for hanging the rears. http://www.daleproaudio.com/p-551-allen-products-sas-100-cm-loudspeaker-suspension-aiming-mount.aspx?utm_source=Google&utm_medium=ShoppingFeed&utm_term=ProductListingAds&utm_content=AllProducts&utm_campaign=GoogleShopping&gclid=CjwKEAiA_9nFBRCsurz7y_Px8xoSJAAUqvKCB-__ptXCtmZjoAq7hh0ee11UFqCtpdeGfzZ_dBEMeBoCgCXw_wcB Mike
  14. Hi! I can live with 5.1. I had 7.1 at the old place and I like the fullness the extra two speakers gave me but I can live without them. I can also adjust the height of the surrounds. What is the Monoprice item you included? That vertical column is probably a steel cylinder which is encased in decorative wood. I can't screw directly into it so I'll need something that maybe straps onto the column to hold the surround. Maybe I could strap that shelf mount to the column with tie wraps if it will hold a speaker. Thank you. <-: Mike Gallery
  15. I'm putting together my home theater area at our new place. Photo 1 shows my Cornwalls and HK AVR7200. I'm at the very beginning of doing this, thus the wire on the floor for testing purposes. Photo 2 shows one of my Klipsch Synergy surrounds tucked in a shelf. Photo 3 is my other Klipsch Synergy surround sitting on a camera tripod. Right behind it is a circular vertical ceiling support that has been encased in a wooden sheath. Photo 4 shows the rear of the room. I'd like to mount one of my surrounds on that vertical support rather than having it sit on a camera tripod. Does anyone know of a product or have a suggestion that might work? A Synergy probably weighs about 5 pounds. In the rear of the room it would be nice to have my Sony desktop rear speakers but I can't think of a way to mount them. This is a drop ceiling and maybe I could hang them from a couple of the supports. I'm not crazy about having speakers just hanging down from the ceiling. Maybe having rears in this environment is an impossible dream. Thanks for any comments or suggestions that anyone cares to offer! Mike Gallery - Bull Valley, IL
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