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  1. Thanks! Suppose if there's one thing I've learned through all these hobbies it's that I'm pretty good at talking myself into buying stuff... Fun days ahead
  2. SR6013 should be on its way, arriving mid-week, so that's happening! Also went down the rabbit hole of AVSForum Posts and HomeTheaterGurus videos on Subwoofer setup/calibration/alignment. This video was like a revelation for setting up multiple subs! Timely that it just came out within the last month, but man.. I wish I could have watched it years ago! The concept of sub EQ I understood but the concept of "alignment" was lost on me until seeing how it applies here. The knowledge here and a MiniDSP would have saved me loads of work. So as of 2 am this morning, also on the way is a MiniDSP 2X4HD that will take the place of my Behringer EQ. It's going to be a fun couple of weeks in my living room
  3. All great input so far. Thanks! GARYRC those links are awesome. After reading into the Audyssey XT32 option which provides control of 2 subs independently, it appears that might be hugely beneficial to me. I currently run "2" subs. One consists of the subs built into my KSP-400's and the other is that Elemental Designs 15. They live at different spots in the room and trying to manually set up and eq them for optimal performance is a challenge even with REW and a parametric eq, since they are fed of the same output signal of the AVR. Any means to simplify/improve that portion of my system would be great! I'm slowly leaning towards the Marantz..
  4. This is also where I'm kind of at with it. I've always run Pioneer receivers and am curious to try something new. The cost for a SR6013 receiver isn't a huge money suck, and I could likely recoup a little dough for the old pioneer, or most certainly re-purpose it elsewhere. Any thoughts or comments on the Marantz App control via phone?
  5. Not a bad take. Also not planning to add any channels at this point so again, another feature that's moot for my application. I don't even use all the 7 channels of the current Pioneer.
  6. Considering an upgrade to my nearly 7 year old Pioneer Receiver. I've read numerous accounts and reviews of Marantz stuff and the general consensus is that it seems to hold an edge in detail/clarity/musicality over the likes of some Yamaha and Pioneer models. Current model is an SC-1323-K Considering an SR6013 There's nothing blatantly obvious in the specs for either that would definitively give one the edge over the other, aside from the following: Amp Architecture: Pioneer Class D^3 vs Marantz 9 channel discrete Room Correction: MCACC vs Audissey DA converters: 24bit vs 32 bit I don't run video through my receiver, so all 4K passthrough features/specs are moot for me. Receiver would power the system in my signature (Full KSP-400/C6/S6 suite with an old monster Elemental Designs sub) I'm not dis-satisfied with how the Pioneer handles movies currently, and 2-channel music playback is where I'd prefer to get the most improvement (short of going to a dedicated 2 channel music setup, of course). Current house isn't big enough to support that habit, but the next one will be. Typically I'm firmly planted in the "if it aint broke, don't fix it" camp, but sometimes there's an itch to try out a new piece of gear, and my system has been pretty much exactly the same for the past 5 years. Anyway, if any of you guys have some feedback that's relevant to what I'm considering I'd love to hear it. Anyone who's moved from an upper level Pioneer to a Marantz, your thoughts and opinions would be valued! Open to alternate suggestions too Thanks in advance guys!
  7. Looking good and running strong for over a decade now.
  8. Bump for an oldie.. Re-linked all the old relevant pics that got messed up with photobucket.
  9. No problem! This thread has been kicking along for a while, and I'm still using my KSP's in their modified state. Though I did recently upgrade the amplifier I'm using to power them. Previously, I was using a Crown XLS-202, which made adequate power, but even after modifying the cooling fan it was still bothersome. In an otherwise perfectly quiet room, the fan could be heard at my listening spot (~12 ft away, and behind a closed cabinet), resulting in a bit more than whisper level background noise. Picked up an XLS-1002 and got it all plugged in last night. For anyone who might still be looking to do this modification, this is probably the best/most cost-effective amp solution. ~$280. Each KSP sub is getting ~350 watts and the thing is absolutely silent. Has +12VDC trigger-on capability, dim-able control panel and lighting, input sensitivity adjustment for low voltage source signals (i.e. most Receiver sub/LFE outputs), built-in crossover capability. Not quite as many bells and whistles as the Crown XTI2 series, but there's no sense paying for them if you're not going to use them. I had to do a bit of modification to the 19" wide rack-mount chassis in order to get it to fit into the 18-5/8" wide shelves of my entertainment stand. I folded back the mounting flanges and ground down the outer ends of the front decorative bezel, until the max width was 18-1/2".
  10. Blast from the past I know, but there is a local guy here in AZ who advertises to fix most brands of speaker amplifiers. http://edwardselectronics.net/1901.html Saw him by chance with a listing on ebay. No personal experience with them though. I tried messaging him to offer my unused KSP400 amps to him but never heard back. Either way, if anyone else has a use for a pair of KSP400 amps let me know. I'd be happy to mail them out for the cost of shipping. Sorry I didn't read back through the posting, but are your amps in good working order? Sorry for taking forever to reply here. I know for certain one of them is NOT good. It's been so long since I pulled them out that I don't remember exactly, but I THINK one of them is still in good working order. I wouldn't bet the farm on it though..
  11. Huh... Yeah I didnt even notice that at first. Seems like a strange way to do business. Unless maybe they just charge a flat fee to fix depending on which amp it is? I dunno.
  12. Blast from the past I know, but there is a local guy here in AZ who advertises to fix most brands of speaker amplifiers. http://edwardselectronics.net/1901.html Saw him by chance with a listing on ebay. No personal experience with them though. I tried messaging him to offer my unused KSP400 amps to him but never heard back. Either way, if anyone else has a use for a pair of KSP400 amps let me know. I'd be happy to mail them out for the cost of shipping.
  13. Furnitech FT72CC Center Channel opening is 10" X 28" It was one of the few (if only, that I can recall now) entertainment cabinets that would fit my KSP-C6 center. Not really cheap, but it's a VERY substantial and well built piece of AV furniture. I could easily see this thing outlasting all of the equipment that it's filled with. It's shipped fully assembled so freight is a bit pricey too. I ordered from them direct, and actually got a better price than what's advertised at dealers on the web. Great company to deal with!!! One of these days I'll get some better pics of my current setup.
  14. The point at which a subwoofer, or series of suboofers becomes "too big," is when it begins to physically inhibit your ability to be in the same room as it.
  15. Grilles on or off? Strictly personal preference. Unfortunately in my case, my GF's cats made the decision for me.
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