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  1. Thanks Elden. The mic's are Roland CS-10EM into a Zoom H5. The bass is definitely a little too hot on this one, and I'm am going to have to compensate in the future by knocking 3-4 dB out of the subwoofer channel anytime I'm recording....probably woke your HLS up though! 😎
  2. Haven't posted in a while, but got some new gear. Here's a video and subsequent walk around of the bedroom system. It's 2.1 for now. Pair of Frazier CAT 40 (Mitchell Acoustics) and my spare BF Auto Tuba (shown near the end) driven by the NAD c390DD and Mini DSP PWR-ICE250 respectively. Plan is to have eventually have the two Fraziers sitting atop their own stereo subwoofer.
  3. Can you describe what they look like or post a pic? A brief google search yielded nothing....might be sitting on a pair of CAT 46 though.
  4. ...a few others have had really good success with the Antimode 8033: http://www.dspeaker.com/en/products/anti-mode-8033.shtml
  5. Probably got more to do with pairing them with a quality subwoofer. When you go 2.1 or 2.2, all the power gets routed to the sub....factor in choosing just the right high-pass filter and the La Scala are literally running on less than 0.1 watt even at full tilt. At that point shit's falling off the walls and the couch is levitating at the listening position, but can't hear it outside.
  6. Have owned Klipsch La Scala since 2005. Never had a single complaint from the neighbors using them...even at "spirited" levels.
  7. Anyone else hear it? Some backstory...We finally threw in the towel trying to watch YouTube on the primary system using our Oppo 103, and bought a ROKU. What's not to like, right? Fraction of the price, incredibly snappy performance, unbelievably small package.... until I spent some time with the audio. Unfortunately it employs a pitch-shifting audio watermark that sounds just like old tape "wow". While it's not a significant issue while watching movies, I've found it to be fairly irritating when listening to music. Really bummed.
  8. Always been fond of Linda Lowe Thompson's - "Sounds of Christmas Past" Also have a soft spot for this version of Ave Maria: and throughout the month of December we're frequently spinning this:
  9. Same types of networks yes (HIE). Capacitors and woofers are different types depending on year of manufacture. Oil filled vs potted and EVM12L vs K-42 respectively. 3/4" x 1/16" neoprene gasket. Very good stuff. I got my roll from TCH web. Kudos to using the terminal cup hole as a grab hold instead of trying to pry along the seam from the exterior. That checks. See also here for reference:
  10. Yes, just a little bit. Of all things, Bob was/is really into choral music. Unless there was a part with a pipe organ accompaniment, the device was never called upon. Regular pop tunes sounded great (whatever I brought with me at the time), but more so by way of his custom designed room and kick-*** planar arrangement than simply the addition of a subwoofer fit for the gods. Naturally, movie soundtracks and specialty recordings are what truly flexed its muscle. Regardless of the apparent novelty, the sound/experience was very hi-fi. It was tuned spot-on and performance was seamless. Bob's install was by the book, and top notch in every way. I really had to struggle to hear the fan idling from the listening position when it was engaged. The build quality of the fan device by Bruce and the amplifier by Phil at Marchand will last a lifetime. I visited there twice, and both times left laughing at the absurdity of its power. Log sweeps were a real eye opener. I'm talking about settling the neighbor's foundation here. I am surprised his room hasn't been reduced to a pile of rubble yet...it can get that crazy.
  11. No problem Neil. A while ago I made a point to visit this gentleman's house a couple times for a "listen": http://www.avsforum.com/forum/155-diy-speakers-subs/1301446-rotary-woofer.html Thing is, a person does not simply "listen" to that kind of SPL at the those frequencies. It's more of a "ride" for lack of better words. The TRW is without compare in the 30 Hz and below range. Above that, as Carl mentioned, there are complementary options. It is an install item, so you must have a house at your disposal to equip with the beast. All the "real world" LF performance you could think of. A team of horses running through the room. Cake. Truly authentic thunder? As in the kind that pops every 2x4 joint in the house all at once and scares the neighbor's dogs? Done. BA-BOOM! Simulate a quarry blasting that day? No sweat KA-----BOOM! Goofy stuff like the recreating the inside sound of car with the windows down at 80? Yup, that too, until everyone gets a headache and wants to puke. Then there's parlor tricks like sucking the air in and out of the room at 0.3 Hz to randomly close and open doors in the house. Needle drops can rearrange the floor joists. A total exercise in caution. Fun stuff....but spendy mind you. If I had the place and the coin, I'd totally get one.
  12. Kink, I’m in Tucson as well. Drop me a PM if you’d like to discuss further. -QH
  13. Not really. There's a 700' drop from one side of town to the other.
  14. I usually get "stereo guy" from the uninitiated. That or something like, "...I dunno, ask him, he's really into stereo."
  15. Eagles. FTW! Excellent work Philly! ...And my hats off to another performer this past year.....our make shift Gray-Hoverman TV antenna. Cobbled together out of a piece of cardboard, tape, and some leftover speaker cable, we used it to catch every NFL game we watched OTA this year in full HD and Dolby Digital surround sound. No short feat considering that even in half-bridge configuration, and placed on our floor, it still pulls 65% signal from a tower nearly 40 miles away on Mt. Lemon!
  16. Critics be damned, we both enjoyed it. Tear jerker.
  17. If all that's available at the time is those four, then by all means stick with Auto Surround. It'll detect the the 2-ch signal and stay in stereo. The only "issue" with that mode for those of us with extra speakers attached is that it keeps the center and surrounds amps idling. Selecting stereo by cycling through the surround modes will shut off all the other amps not associated with that activity. The bus relays then switch off, which is what I prefer strictly for 2 ch. We've both got the same unit BTY. The menu may be more limited in part by the use of 2.1 vs. 5.1, bi-amping or not , etc... Referencing Section 6, pages 65-66 in the operators manual.
  18. I agree, and often use this either for game day or when falling to sleep to ambient sounds/music. It envelopes the room It's mirrored stereo, no center, equal SPL, no convolution applied, subwoofer active. Gets the most power into the room utilizing all attached speakers. In older surround receivers, it was known as "Party Mode". Similar in function to distributed audio.
  19. My expert opinion is to buy an ATMOS capable receiver solely for its ability to process the object-based sound field bitstream, and nothing more. Dolby and DTS companies market object based surround encoding as a highly scalable technology. Do the math, what scales up also scales down. Quite wonderfully in fact. Their 2, 3, and 5 channel down-mixes have never sounded better. If a person encounters difficulty in achieving a convincing surround field with 2 or 5 channels, throwing more speakers at the problem is not the solution. Speaker-wise, beyond 5 channels is the point of quickly diminishing returns. Where ceiling speakers are concerned, if the building's got 'em, smoke 'em, but I would never spec a brand new HT install based around their use.
  20. There's several more available, contingent upon how many speakers are connected. In a typical 2-ch setup, basic stereo output (with all MCACC processing enabled) is achieved by cycling through the surround listening modes (SURR button on the remote) until "STEREO" is displayed.
  21. Dreaded? That's a little over top...how about "corner frequency?" Re-design the cabinet.
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