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    Replacing the B&W panorama 2...

    When my seven-year-old plasma TV died and I had to replace it with an LG 4K OLED, my ability to keep using my beloved Bowers and Wilkins Panorama 2 went out the window thanks to its inability to pass 4K through HDMI. Man, that bar sounded good! I have the matching PVD1 subwoofer, which is...
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    SHORT FUSE! Need 5.1 HT Receiver under $350! HELP!

    The Onkyo 607 is a winner! Sounds great in my dad's HT (paired with Energy RC-minis). Audessy was amazing, as well! Highly recommended receiver, on a budget or not (and I have an Anthem AVM50v and Bryston amp!).
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    SHORT FUSE! Need 5.1 HT Receiver under $350! HELP!

    Thanks for the reply! Searched for Onkyos and found this 607 for $369 at Newegg: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882120133 Looks like it will fit the bill and make it here by Christmas ... with free shipping!
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    SHORT FUSE! Need 5.1 HT Receiver under $350! HELP!

    Putting together an HT for my parents. Got them a Panasonic G10 plasma and some Energy RC mini speakers but the Sony 333ES receiver I picked up for them (used) went on the fritz and I lost the surrounds. Not going to get it fixed. HDMI switching would be nice but not required. What can I get...
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    Paradigm Studio 5 Speaker Surround Package!

    SOLD to Paul in Winnipeg!
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    NO SOUND REAR SPEAKERS SONY333ES

    Thanks for the detailed reply! Speakers are connected to the receiver. Sound from the sub due to high crossover (100). Set to A. I do calibrate with an SPL meter. Polarity is correct. Will try resetting the receiver...
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    NO SOUND REAR SPEAKERS SONY333ES

    Just set up my parents new plasma and noticed there isn't any sound coming from the rear speakers in their HT. I ran Avia 5.1 speaker identificaton to confirm. I can barely hear the test phrases ("right surround" then "left surround" through the subwoofer). I also switched the wires and verified...
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    Paradigm Studio 5 Speaker Surround Package!

    For sale is a pair of Studio 40v2s, a pair of Studio 20v2s, and a Studio CCv2 center. The 40s and 20s are finished in gorgeous cherry wood (not veneer!), and the CC is finished in black. These were well loved and gently used by an adult nonsmoker until I upgraded to Dynaudios. The Paradigms...
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    Brief Subwoofer Impressions (SVS, Velodyne, JL Audio)

    I just went through a subwoofer upgrade, so thought I would share my thoughts on the few I tried out, to help possibly save others some time (and shipping costs!). First off, understand that my HT is also my living room, so how things look is important, particularly to my wife. Second, the...
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    subwoofer help

    Check out Energy. They make very good subs for the money. No, they aren't SVS or JL Audio, but for $250, I think you will be pleased. Audioadvisor has a factory refreshed 10 inch Energy sub right now for $249: Energy - 10.3- Powered Subwoofer - Factory Refreshed-Audio Advisor
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    Paradigm Reference Studio vs Energy Veritas

    Never mind. I got a chance to audition the Veritas v2.2. Nice speakers with a full, neutral sound and impressive bass extension. But no better than my Paradigm Reference Studio 40s and possibly slightly less airy in the highest registers. The build quality on the Paradigms is also noticeably...
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    Paradigm Reference Studio vs Energy Veritas

    Been trying to decide between these two for weeks now. I have owned the Paradigm Reference Studios (40v2, 20v2, CCv2) for years now and like the sound a lot. Just always had a fondness for the Energy sound, which seems more dynamic to me but also a little more polite, and now I have a chance to...
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    FS: PARADIGM and SVS!

    Just added pics of the atoms to the gallery link above!
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    FS: PARADIGM and SVS!

    SVS is SOLD.
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