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2 hours ago, -js- said:
3 hours ago, Rivernuggets said:

Not sure what to use for the center channel.

 

 

an (another) ATI, and ... LS/CW/Khorn ?  :D

Yes on another ATI. No on the Heritage center.....it would collapse my HT cabinet! :lol:

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1 hour ago, SWL said:

Got my home theatre seating/recliners re-stuffed and somewhat rebuilt. These should be good for another 12 years. Man, are these comfortable.....again. Like new!

Cool, didn't know they could be refurbished.  :emotion-21:

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1 hour ago, SWL said:

Got my home theatre seating/recliners re-stuffed and somewhat rebuilt. These should be good for another 12 years. Man, are these comfortable.....again. Like new!

not asking you to reveal cost; but, was it reasonable -- i mean, a no-brainer compared to buying new ones?  Just curious, as i sit in a chair that is worn out already.

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Just now, BigStewMan said:

not asking you to reveal cost; but, was it reasonable -- i mean, a no-brainer compared to buying new ones?  Just curious, as i sit in a chair that is worn out already.

Thousands of upholstery shops across the US would say it's a no brainer.

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not asking you to reveal cost; but, was it reasonable -- i mean, a no-brainer compared to buying new ones?  Just curious, as i sit in a chair that is worn out already.
I bought this 4 piece set in 2006 for approximately $2300.00. A guy told me this same or similar setup today is $3600.00 and not made as well.

I had a local upholstery company do each chair for $175.00 each and that included adding reinforcement under the springs so they don't separate and eventually cause you to sit in a hole. That hole equals poor lumbar support, etc.

Now I have to mention this as well. This guy was great. It took him a day to do each chair. Like I said, $175.00 for each chair. Before I went to this guy, I got a price from another place in a nearby upscale area. They wanted $1500.00 per chair!

I told the guy to get bent and glad I looked elsewhere.

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Oh, and yes......very reasonable IMO.

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.....as I'm sitting on my soft, cushy 'new' chairs.

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4 hours ago, Rivernuggets said:

Is that an older or newer Emo unit? Haven't seen that before. Always like meters......

Older. Available for a short time about nine years ago. I've always wanted meters and this is my first amp that has them. That is an Emo really sweetened the deal for me.

4 hours ago, TasDom said:

Discontinued model. I like the meters too.

http://emovault.org/EmoVault/RPA-2.aspx

 

EmoVault for specs on discontinued stuff

http://emovault.org/EmoVault/Default.aspx

 

3 hours ago, wvu80 said:

I liked lighted meters when I was younger but in my old age I'm more of a minimalist.  I'm too easily distracted by pretty flashing lights. 

 

The early Emo's sometimes had their flaws but a lot of people liked them for their strong performance and built-like-a-tank construction.

The meters are actually quite subtle, even in a dark room. Not all that different from the status lights on an XPA.

 

Built like a tank might even be an understatement 

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8 minutes ago, burninator said:

Shoutout to @teaman for bringing the RPA-2 to my attention. I did not know it existed til about a week ago lol

We have a new verb as I got tea-manned as well!

 

Tim guided me in on an XPA-5 a couple of weeks ago.  I couldn't be happier with the new amp, the 200 wpc makes the CF-4's sing! 

 

 

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@wvu80 nice.  need to get me one of them... after I get a job lined up, decide if I have to move, etc., etc.  looks like quite the piece to power 5 ch

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5 minutes ago, wvu80 said:

Tim guided me in on an XPA-5 a couple of weeks ago.  I couldn't be happier with the new amp, the 200 wpc makes the CF-4's sing! 

That pic is funny, I have never seen anyone use a HTR used like that. :emotion-21:

 

Many people have a problem with that brand but the 3 pieces I have tried were as good or better than most out there. For amps they use really nice power supply transformer, this is on there little 50 wpc $219 amp.

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18 minutes ago, wvu80 said:

We have a new verb as I got tea-manned as well!

 

Tim guided me in on an XPA-5 a couple of weeks ago.  I couldn't be happier with the new amp, the 200 wpc makes the CF-4's sing! 

 

 

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Love the gen 1 XPA-5! I use one with an MC-700 to power my RF-7II system.

7 minutes ago, dtel said:

That pic is funny, I have never seen anyone use a HTR used like that. :emotion-21:

 

Many people have a problem with that brand but the 3 pieces I have tried were as good or better than most out there. For amps they use really nice power supply transformer, this is on there little 50 wpc $219 amp.

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The A-100 is an awesome unit, especially for the price. I use one as a portable system with my KP-2500-Cs when needed. It's setup in the garage at the moment.

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4 minutes ago, dtel said:

That pic is funny, I have never seen anyone use a HTR used like that. :emotion-21:

I'm running out of room!  I use that layout while I'm experimenting with cables.  ALL of us have had to lean over amps and try to read upside down while swapping cables.  This just makes it easy to go OVER the XPA-5 then SIDEWAYS to the Onk 717.

 

That is my Mancave/computer near-field setup.  I use the CF-4's almost as headphones.  :D

 

Not pictured is dual monitors, then further to the left is a couple of small TV's so I can watch  two basketball games at the same time. 

 

 

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42 minutes ago, burninator said:

[Emotiva RPA-2] Built like a tank might even be an understatement 

Dual Mono design. Very sweet!

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I remember seeing a pic of the room, speakers overhead and to the left and right,  looks like a mad scientist setup, pretty cool looking.

 

Back when they came out I wanted an XPA 5 really bad but I needed to change out other things so I never did. Now the AVR I'm using has enough power so it's good enough, mostly 2 ch here anyway.

 

8 minutes ago, burninator said:

The A-100 is an awesome unit, especially for the price. I use one as a portable system with my KP-2500-Cs when needed. It's setup in the garage at the moment.

I had a problem with a Crown D75 I (40wpc) I was using, it takes 2 of them, 4 channels needed and I didn't want to used different amps. So USNRET had a couple of the A-100's and he gave a good price so I tried them thinking I would go back to the Crowns or something else later ?

 

I might just use these A-100's, they are sounding really good and more power than I really need, I know that's sounds crazy but the speakers are crazy efficient, over 110db 1 watt.

With speakers that efficient if there was distortion, or any kind of hum I would definitely hear it in those big horns but it's dead quiet and sounds as good as the D-75 which have really good spec's with distortion. You just can't go by fancy name brand name or high prices, you need to try something to know if it's any good. Me I would rather find all the great deals out there without the high prices that go together and sound amazing.

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9 minutes ago, dtel said:

You just can't go by fancy name brand name or high prices, you need to try something to know if it's any good. Me I would rather find all the great deals out there without the high prices that go together and sound amazing.

Agree, that is Me also.

 

My problem is twofold, first it's hard to find deals on electronics and I also worry that something will go wrong and then I've bought an electronic brick.

 

I try to minimize my financial risk by buying used electronics at a price that if it blew up I wouldn't like it but I could take the loss or be able to spend a limited amount to get it repaired.  My number for amps, AVR's etc is $400.

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57 minutes ago, burninator said:

The A-100 is an awesome unit, especially for the price. I use one as a portable system with my KP-2500-Cs when needed. It's setup in the garage at the moment.

Everybody needs a nice minimalist 50 watt amp and that one is high quality.  The A-100 is class A/B and is way above anything I ever had.  I used to have a nice little 15 wpc amp for $34 I got from Parts-express.  I gave it away with a pair of Overnight Sensations.

 

I would pick one up the next time one comes up cheap on the used market.

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23 minutes ago, wvu80 said:

My problem is twofold, first it's hard to find deals on electronics and I also worry that something will go wrong and then I've bought an electronic brick.

Your right, but I have to say I have been very luck, with the help of some nice people here.

Last pilgrimage a guy was selling some stuff so I tried a used AVR for $100 just because it had HDMI, it turned out to have a great sound, better than many I have heard so I still use it. Pioneer Elite VSX-82TXS, it sounds so good if I change it will be an updated newer version.

 

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1 hour ago, wvu80 said:

I'm running out of room! 

Uh I know what your saying, I am out of room.The only way I could fit more is if it replaces something.

 

1 hour ago, burninator said:

The A-100 is an awesome unit, especially for the price. I use one as a portable system with my KP-2500-Cs when needed. It's setup in the garage at the moment.

This how they are being used, active and bi-amped, it's the 4 channels needed, DX-38 underneath them, all sitting on the sub, I'm of out room, no choice. Had to mount the TV on the wall just to have a place for electronics. That's the center channel out in front of the sub, it can roll off to the side when not needed.

It's getting out of control, no room left on the back wall in a 24' wide room. 

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