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    Living Room:
    '90 La Scala (L,C,R)
    '84 HIP (Surrounds)
    Bill Fitzmaurice THT Slim
    Pioneer Elite SC-87
    SVS AS-EQ1
    Dayton SA-1000
    OPPO BDP-103
    Sharp LC-42D65U

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    Mitchell Acoustics CAT 40 (F1482)
    NAD C390DD
    OPPO BDP-103
    MiniDSP PWR-ICE 250
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  1. Congrats on your purchase. They'll be an eye-opener for sure. Impressions? Apples and Oranges. Check out the videos below. First one is a good quality 12" sealed servo sub...the second a THT. I filmed both with the same mic and camera. The sealed sub does the job at low volume and in very tight quarters. The THT has nearly unlimited SPL, and can shred the drywall at war volume of the room it's placed in.
  2. To hear how it scales up or down across different system types. Sometimes I play back movies or concert material on systems much smaller than a typical cinema.
  3. I'm all for the ability to process the ATMOS codec, and made damn sure to buy a receiver that could do so. A/B'ing ATMOS encoded material vs. the older stuff has been an eye-opening experience...even when down-mixed to 2.1 That being said.... I've had no motivation to go further than 5.1 With capable speakers sporting the right dispersion characteristics, proper placement (paying particular respect to the setup diagrams in most AVR owner manuals), and the right processor, 5.1 seems to strike the right balance, for me, of throwing sound all around the room without becoming an absurd chore to set up and maintain.
  4. +1 for the the Schwalbe. Get the Marathon "Plus" models and throw in a Bontrager Thorn-Resistant tube if you need to 4x4 through cactus and over shattered glass on the morning commute.
  5. Good evening Tarheel. I made a video a long while back (that keeps getting blocked then released due to copyright) that a/b'd some basic EQ settings to defend against this exact statement. While I totally agree with and highly recommend the option to employ a sub, to say basically zero output below 60 Hz, well folks can take a listen here:
  6. Sourcing material can be a chore I guess. I just used a couple ~13cm wide pieces of low-height charcoal egg crate foam. Could be removed anytime.
  7. Want my opinion? Seeing as you're getting a subwoofer, stuffing the ports with a chunk of acoustic foam will also help clean up their mid-bass response. That's what I did to achieve the sound in the video below. Wait until the end to hear the difference without any of the tweaking:
  8. The addition of a servo sub (Rythmik L12) greatly expands the capabilities of an already knock-out integrated stereo. Recent install at a massage studio.
  9. New video of yet another pair of repurposed CAT40. This time it's a buddy's system, driven with a trusty Panasonic and a pair of 15" servo-subs rounding out the bottom end.
  10. We sold the wife's Saturn @ 314,000 and picked up a new car. The Ion was a 5-spd and she wanted another manual shifter, so we ended up having to custom order the Compass with a 6 speed. On paper these vehicles have a lot more in common than one would think.
  11. Yes, I know this thread is six-feet under, but.... For the record...the old klipsch logo with the small "k" is a variant of the "Univers Black" font. I say variant, because the marketing department still tweaked the height (reduced 25% by the looks of it) and tracking to taste. Univers was a popular corporate font in the 50's thru the 60's.
  12. Getting back into recording, albeit in a little more professional manner. Finally got around to posting a video about it. I used to do this stuff as a kid with an 'ol Zenith boombox and a couple of tired cassettes. The gear has certainly changed, but the fun factor is still there....granted, my narration skills on this one could've used some polish.
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