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wvu80 last won the day on September 12 2017

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    West Virginia, US
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    Klipsch Epic CF-4, Version 1 1994
    Klipsch RF-83, RC-64, RS-62
    Amps: Marantz 6011 AVR, Onkyo TX NR717, Emotiva XPA-5

    Mancave: Onkyo TX NR-717 2014 - Used as pre/pro w/Emotiva XPA-5 for CF-4. DIY Reference 15 sealed sub
    Living Room: Marantz SR6011 RF-83 and RC-64

    DIY: Overnight Sensations, Fusion 10 Pure, Dayton Audio Reference 15 sub w/Yung 500 watt plate amp

    Former: Klipschorn 1979 (sold 2017), La Scala 1978 (sold 2016) RW-12d (given to son 2018)

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  1. wvu80

    DQ Tiger?

    There's no reason not to be a Phil Phan. A single boneheaded play in the passion of the moment does not negate a lifetime of good work. Our heroes aren't perfect. +++ It took me years to gain a more mature perspective on how pro sports are officiated. I am pretty much a rule book thumper, "the rules are the rules." We've all seen Michael Jordan take three steps and dunk the ball. "There's no such thing as a walk in the NBA." I never understood NBA reffing. For the playoffs a lot of the NBA TV broadcasts these days have former pro refs offer commentary. They admit the superstars get preferential treatment when it comes to walking, fouling or being fouled. People fill the the seats and tune in to watch superstars play, not to watch referees ref. Have you ever seen a Cav's broadcast? LeBron argues CONSTANTLY the entire game complaining to the refs. You know how they get him to shut up? They T-up the coach who's usually standing there on the side line with his arms crossed, saying nothing! This is pro sports, not little league where children learn to play by the rules. This is Big Time entertainment where millions of dollars in revenue for the sport depend on keeping the superstars on the court, or in the case of the popular Phil Mickelson, on the course. What changed my understanding of how pro officiating was practiced was one of the aforementioned NBA refs who said the rule book was more of a guideline, and it is the REF ON THE COURT who takes these rules and INTERPRETS how the rule is applied. In other words, the ref is the rule book. It's only walking if the ref says it is. Pro baseball is the same way, although with replay challenges that might be changing in terms of judgement calls. Remember the phantom double play where the double play was started by a player not coming close to touching second base before throwing to first? Gone. But for years the MLB ump WAS the rule book because of his interpretation and judgement. Golf is pro sport entertainment worth millions. Little league umps need not apply.
  2. wvu80

    DQ Tiger?

    As the head official, I would rule the ball had stopped rolling, and then struck. No DQ for Phil or Tiger. Do you know what a strike is in MLB? It's whatever the ump says it is. 😎
  3. What??? Have you been reading the physics dictionary again?
  4. You posted on a good day. 😎 Have you switched speaker wires from one to the other to see if the drop-off follows the channel or stays with the speaker? By your Signature quote you have lots of nice stuff and it looks like you might have a vintage amp hooked up to that H1. That would certainly make me wonder if the amp wasn't starting to give up the ghost.
  5. Thank you. Part of my enjoyment of this hobby is finding "deals" on the used market. Those speakers and a pair of RS-62's look nice and sound great but didn't cost all that much. The answer to your question is "yes" Audyssey will blend all your speakers together as if an audio professional came into your room and perfectly calibrated your system. +++ I'd like to address something that concerns me. You are looking at some really nice top tier AVR's in the $2000 range. First of all, does that really fit your budget? I don't want to steer you towards something just because I have one (which I got used BTW). My second concern is you are looking at an AVR that frankly is in a higher quality range than your modest set of speakers. Even if you end up with one of those high end AVR's the sound will be limited by your speakers. Do you have the budget or inclination to upgrade? Forgive me for trying to spend your money. I just want to make sure we aren't "overselling" if that makes any sense.
  6. No, not correct. Both of those AVR's have a top notch room correction software built-in called Audyssey which will balance the speakers perfectly. Audyssey makes all your speakers play nice together. It measures the room by using the included microphone and not only measures how far away you are from the speakers and subs, it measures the sound bouncing off the walls and ceilings so the sound gets to the Main Listening Position (MLP) all at the same time.
  7. You got it! 👍 I just looked up the Denon 5200 specs and it does have the discrete amps just like the Marantz 6011. Both have 9 discrete power amps. Even though the Marantz is generally considered better with music than the Denon, either will do a terrific job for you. Here is what my Marantz 6011 is driving (see my signature for details. different sub from the picture). When I am playing as loud as I can stand it which is reference level, around 85 db the power meter on the 6011 tells me I am using about 1/3 of the power available. No matter how loud I play my music I can't get to 1/2 power.
  8. Yes. Both @The History Kid and @rebuy are right on point regarding power. It's more than just the numbers. If the Marantz has 110 watts to gain another 3 db (you can't hear less than a 3 db change) you need a 220 watt amp. You have to double the power to get a 3 db gain. As THK said, 30 watts is virtually no advantage at all. The big advantage of the 6011 is the Marantz has 9 discrete amps. That means each speaker gets it's own power amp and doesn't "borrow" from one big power amp. That's why even though the Denon might claim 140 wpc as you add more speakers, the sound gets more dull and less dynamic because all the speakers share the same amp. You might start out with 140 wpc but by the time you add a center and surround speakers each set of speakers might only be getting 50 watts. The Marantz has the same amount of power no matter how many speakers you add.
  9. Yes. It has the advanced version of Audyssey and if you wanted to make your own adjustments you can EQ each set of speakers via the AVR menu.
  10. Go for the Marantz 6011. It has enough amps internally to run 5.2.4. If you want to go Atmos some day, four Atmos modules (instead of two) are the way to go. It can process 11 channels so you could go 7.2.4 but you would need an external amp for the last two channels. If you don't have Atmos yet you can still make use of the extra channels as I've done which is bi-amp my L/R. I use 5.2 bi-amped and I still have two amps not being used.
  11. I have the Marantz SR6011 and it is much higher end than the 5011. Highly recommended. It has 125 big watts, meaning it is more powerful than my Onkyo 717 which is also 125 wpc. The 6011 is a 2017 model but it is far above entry level in terms of the amount of speakers it can drive. What the older models lack is features such as the Alexa connectivity but if you have the budget for it, you can get years of service out of it and it will drive nearly any configuration of speakers you need.
  12. Welcome to the Klipsch forums! I'm not familiar enough with AVR's to suggest a specific model. A lot of people mention Denon, Marantz and some of the nicer Yamaha's and Pioneers as working well with Klipsch. I think of the AVR as the heart of your system in particular if you have a 5.1 (or so) setup. In general you want to think in thirds, a third of your budget should be speakers, a third subs, and a third for your AVR. I thought @rebuy had some good suggestions ^^^.
  13. wvu80

    Master Stereo System - 3 Piece

    The K on the left is on a wall, and on the outside window. I had mine set up the same way with a curtain up against the speaker. Not ideal. See the little Heresy in the middle?
  14. wvu80

    Poisened (?) dog question...

    I agree with your analysis of the dog eating the poisoned Carpenter bees. Those bees are a problem in my neck of the woods as well and are incredibly destructive to wood surfaces. Google for an alternative to the sprays (which I use as well) to kill the bees. In the meantime, look on the can for an 800 number and call the company to ask for help. I'm very sure this is not the first time this has happened.
  15. wvu80

    Master Stereo System - 3 Piece

    Your living room is bigger than I imagined. Which one are you in the picture? 😎 +++ That concept of a three speaker front sound stage was sooo far ahead of its time.