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Docreid

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  1. interesting...my AL5s in Walnut were 10K at Music Direct.....
  2. Neither!! ....center channels that place the woofers horizontally eliminate the favorable dispersion characteristics of MTM/D'Appolito arrays.....I use a co-axial Zu Audio cube and its brilliant as both a musical speaker and movie/center channel
  3. as an MD I say "you cant fix stupid, but you can sedate it"....
  4. I would look at Amazon for deals on Onkyo- good amps w clean power and excellent DACS for the $$...you can frequently find previous generation models for a good discount. I've had several Onkyos all trouble free....
  5. San Antonio...I live in an 18th story high-rise....its based on valuation, not sq feet.
  6. dont get me started on TX...they crow about no income tax but dont kid yourself, the property tax is the same effing thing...41K this year for me.....
  7. had ceiling speakers in several applications and never boxed them in....most are enclosed in back anyway...dont think you have to move insulation either-I've seen it in contact with can light fixtures w no problem...
  8. Love my LaScalas...you'll be pleased.....
  9. great choice...nothing beats a horn loaded speaker...lovely room as well
  10. Havent heard the Anthem, but I recently bought the Yamaha. Excellent so far, and as I recall the DACs in the Yamaha are better. Set up is simple as well. YPAO, Yamaha's version of Dirac type processing, seems to work well, though I manually adjusted some of the settings, especially for the front LaScalas.
  11. the ebony is always dramatic and beautiful....
  12. exactly...that's why it works well...and it matches the La Scalas...
  13. IMHO this whole matching thing is overblown. I have La Scala fronts, Zu Audio cube center, and Sonance VP80 in ceiling surround x4 (7.1)-in ceiling necessitated by room config. It sounds lovely and rocks for movies- good stuff should generally sound good together, and large surrounds arent really needed unless you are looking for ear damaging sound pressure levels. In our last home had an all Deftech system which was great, but compared to what I have now (more musically oriented) I cant see what difference brand and voice matching made....maybe I'm not "audiophile" enough to tell, but I know good when I hear it.....
  14. nothing exceeds like excess.....I have La Scalas in the condo, so.....
  15. no MTM here...co-axial tweeter in Zu Audio cube..makes an excellent center channel and as sensitive as the La Scalas....
  16. new crossover design and new mylar film tweeter as I understand it....
  17. I have an Acurus A2007 amp and Yamaha CX-A5200 BTW....the LaScalas do double duty as part of a 7.1 HT system....the amp is lovely w these
  18. Sultan of Snark huh? sounds pretty dickish to me...dont know why people cant have a discussion without acting like jerks...whatever....cheers
  19. doesnt matter its irrelevant in a real world scenario. I've owned AMG Mercedes, and driven them at Circuit of the Americas and Laguna Seca. While that's a blast, and really demonstrates the amazing capability of the car, it isn't something that makes a huge difference in daily use. Unless you are buying these as toys to only race them, the track capability isnt of much use. In addition track capability doesnt always make for a nice road car-suspension is often stiffer and the vehicle less pleasant to drive in ordinary circumstances. I think its no small coincidence that one can find large numbers of hard edge sports cars-Lambo, Ferrari etc...w/ low miles because as real world transport it aint fun. I ultimately sold my AMG. The hard core models like the SLS gullwing would IMHO be unpleasant daily transport. The Porsche may be better in that regard, but I will bet it will be ridiculously priced w less mileage than a comparable Tesla.
  20. Tesla Roadster isnt out yet, then we'll see who has bragging rights. It shouldn't be lost on anyone that these are daily drivers/transportation. As such, Porsche is FAR behind Tesla in real world experience w electric vehicles, programming and efficiency, and charger networks. In addition the range isnt close to even the cheapest Tesla.
  21. love my AL5s.....keepers fer shure....articulate, sensitive, lively....beats everything I had before-including Focals and B&Ws....
  22. he did end the article saying anyone with a taste for realistic playback owes them a listen....doesnt sound bad to me. I dont think he necessarily listened to them in an ideal environment, and just maybe he had an axe to grind having been denied the chance years before to review the prior version...but it's a generally favorable review...
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