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  1. bmassy

    Need help buying new TV, old one died

    I would suggest looking at the Sony 65X850F comes in at 1399.99 but this will probably yield best picture under 1500$ in a 65". Remember a lot of the sub 1k 65 inch TVs do not have 120hz refresh and some tend to be very juddery with motion. The larger the screen, the more apparent this will become. You can also check out LG 65SK8000 1099$ pretty decent TV. Blacks aren't as black as the 850f cause it uses a IPS panel which tend to Grey out darker colors but offers wide viewing angles. Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
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    Need help buying new TV, old one died

    I always go for quality over screen size, but that's just me. I would probably go with either a Samsung 55"Q8 (1499$ best buy right now), or a Sony 55"X900F (1199$ best buy) . The Samsung is good if you like bright and vibrant colors. The Sony shines in the movie department/sports, more realistic/accurate coloring, best processor and upscaling capabilites out of all TVs on the market (Sony X1 Extreme) and I firmly believe that even though both TVs are native 120hz, the Sony seems to have better motion clarity. I own a Sony 65A1E OLED along with a 55X900E and both are phenomenal TVs and could not recommend more. I also have a older Samsung 55ES7100 that has been a great TV as well. Also there a lot of lower model TVs that advertise HDR, but there's a problem.. HDR requires a 10 bit panel capable of producing 1 billion+ different colors and shades. Most of these lower sub 800$ TVs do not have 10 bit panels, but they can decode and "simulate" it with processing but you will not get the full effect of HDR. The Q8 and the 900F models are capable of producing an HDR image. Comes down to what you like: very bright + vibrant colors = samsung Toned down more realistic coloring, excellent motion clarity, and the best 4k up scaling capabilities = Sony You could say I like Sony a lot.. But if you ever go to movie theaters about 75% theaters use Sony projectors. Also a lot of TV networks use Sony cameras and Sony is the oldest TV maker in the game that only make film and audio related products instead of washer and drier machines and fridges etc. Good luck! Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
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    Klipsch KG 5.2s Without receiver

    I push my 4.2's with a Rotel Ra-1570, 120 watts rms and they sound awesome. You could try to find a used rotel 2 channel if you're not trying to spend a fortune. Just my 2cents. Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
  4. I have a pair of kg2 FB that are in ok shape, I'd like to refinish them. I'm wondering if it is a factory stain or a lacquer? Attached a picture of my serial number for reference. Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
  5. bmassy

    Your Top 3 Receivers and Why?

    I have Forte II fronts, academy center, mirage LF-150, KSB3 rears connected to a Pioneer Elite SC-91. I did use the Mcacc pro calibration and I do have to say it sounds pretty good. I would recommend any Pioneer elites probably. I also have used a Yamaha RX-A660 and that also sounded very good. The pioneer does have more power with its class d amplifier and with the calibration it sounds pretty flat and no peaks in frequency. I would conclude with pioneer elite, Yamaha aventage or Marantz. Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
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    Yamaha RX-A660 FS

    SOLD Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
  7. bmassy

    New member... just joined!

    Welcome to the community! I love my 4.2's! These were my first klipsch speakers until the madness began, now I own a total of 6 pairs of klipsch speakers, mix of heritage and classic old school KGs throughout my house. The 4.2s are a very good speaker overall. Great frequency response for a 2way. I've used them on a pioneer elite sc-91 and currently (not in this pic) a Rotel 1570 and they sound phenomenal for a bedroom setup. Sitting on top are KG2s. I usually play them independently. Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
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    Yamaha RX-A660 FS

    Up for sale is my Yamaha RX-A660 that I used for 3 month before I got my hands on a Rotel. Great amp, sounded very good on my Forte II. Receiver will come with all original accessories (remote, antenna, wifi antenna and manuals). I am located in RI and can ship or meet somewhere. I believe I purchased the 4 yr best buy warranty as well and can supply copy of receipt to owner. My asking price is 250$ + shipping. Can work with purchaser on shipping if it costs a lot. I do not have original box for the receiver. Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
  9. bmassy

    Show off your 2ch system

    Can't win lol, All file sizes were below 300kb, pretty small no? BTW whats max file size? Here are links then.. http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h221/bteckz56/MVIMG_20171130_190249_zpsetvnlwc6.jpg http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h221/bteckz56/IMG_20171204_211043_zpswy2dwcee.jpg http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h221/bteckz56/MVIMG_20171118_160926_zpsvwzzt0pq.jpg http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h221/bteckz56/IMG_20171013_200603_zps2oshitkg.jpg
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    Show off your 2ch system

    I guess files were to big.. Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
  11. bmassy

    Show off your 2ch system

    1st pic: my bedroom - KG4.2 and KG2 (with passive radiators) stacked on a Pioneer Elite SC-91 2nd pic: girlfriends room at her place - Heresy II on a Pioneer Elite A-35r (wish they were farther apart but there's a pole to the right of the curtain doorway lol) 3rd pic: upstair living room (my place, terrible layout but what can ya do if you want some nice speakers) - Chorus I upgraded TI tweets on a Sonos Connect Amp, speakers are diagonally across each other (right next to the tree on the left and all the way to the right of window) sounds pretty good for poor placement though. 4th pic: Occasionally listen to music on my surround sound in 2ch if that counts. Forte II (crites woofers, that's it). Gotta get rid of the bookshelf though. Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
  12. Nope, unfortunately don't really have room [emoji854] Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
  13. I have a pair of Chorus I's with crites TI diaphragms and I think they sound very good. I also have a pair of Forte ii and KG4.2. I can deff say that both those can extend down into the lower frequencies better because of the passive radiators. Thinking about extending the "vents" on the chorus' for power tuning, my goal would be around 32-35hz and then I think they would sound much better. I listen to a wide variety of music, classic rock, alternative, country, hip hop, R&B, EDM/electronic so I think I would benefit from the mod. And it could be reversible if needed. But great choice on speakers, I think you'll love them, the highs and Midrange sound so lively a whole different monster compared to my others [emoji106] Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
  14. bmassy

    Cheap/Fast upgrade for Elite SC owners.

    Don't think I heard a difference with my KG4.2. Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
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    Cheap/Fast upgrade for Elite SC owners.

    I use audioquest NRG-4 for my Sc-91, only because I scored one new at work (Bestbuy) when they were on clearance for 20$ LOL grabbed up that last one in no time. Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk