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  1. Mike_T_

    Musical speakers?

    Sorry Phillip, I see your point now. Now, Magnapan's are certainly something I'm looking at. One downside I could see with a good set of 'bookshelf' speakers is that my studio 100's can get loud, very, very loud if I feel like doing so. I'm wondering if bookshelf speakers could blast a...
  2. Mike_T_

    Musical speakers?

    So essentially there isn't some universally accepted speaker/s that are known for their ability with music? I tend to disagree with you Phillip about mucic and home theater speakers. It's been my experience that it's much easier for an inexpensive 'best buy' speaker to reproduce movies in a...
  3. Mike_T_

    Musical speakers?

    Maybe a better question would be, what qualities would you look for in a speaker which would indicate it was 'musical' Without being able to audition so many speakers that are out there, I would hope certain characterstics of a speaker design woule lend themselves to be more adept at music...
  4. Mike_T_

    Musical speakers?

    I have Paradigm Studio 100 v2's in a 2 channel music only system. They certainly sound great. However, I've never had other 'high end' speakers in my basement before. I'm curious if there are speakers out there, for under 2,000 that would be MUCH more musical? I've heard great things about...
  5. Mike_T_

    Home Depot outdoor extention cord...

    I hear ya...I think it might just be a particular brand carried exclusively by HD, although I haven't looked into it. Really, the ONLY reason I put this post out was to see if anyone else had tried the same wire I'm using, to see what opinion they had good/bad. Anyway, I'm definately one...
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    Home Depot outdoor extention cord...

    "What does Home Depot have to do with it?" The sarcasm around here is thick...I'm glad I love sarcasm. All joking aside, should the Absolute Sound have done a review on every cable, wire and extention cord known to man? "The October issue of the Abosolute Sound will feature over 12,000...
  7. Mike_T_

    Home Depot outdoor extention cord...

    Good point, I think they might have just picked the HD outdoor cord because it had 3 (only need 2 of course) 14g wires nicely insulted, inside a good quality jacket. I'm sure there are 100 + 1 other extention cords/wires that would suffice, but the magazine wasn't going to review them all.
  8. Mike_T_

    Home Depot outdoor extention cord...

    Speaker wire will forever generate a fun debate that's for sure. I just thought it was interesting to see a publication like the Absolute Sound throw this wire in along with high end cables just for kicks.
  9. Mike_T_

    Home Depot outdoor extention cord...

    Does anyone use this for speaker wire? I recently read about it in The Absolute Sound. The gave it a favorable review. It's 14g black and orange outdoor cable. You snip off the AC ends and attatch some termination. There are 3 wires inside the jacket, each with their own shielding. The 3rd wire...
  10. Mike_T_

    Two 25-31 CS+ SVS's, or one 25-31 PC+?

    How about we disregard this post all together :b It's not a CS+, but the CS line. Also, I misunderstood the FAQ on the SVS website regarding splitting the signal. They did mention I would need an independent channel for each sub. I'll just stop talking now...:)
  11. Mike_T_

    Two 25-31 CS+ SVS's, or one 25-31 PC+?

    I sent the below question to Ron at SVS as well. I'd just like to see other SVS owners opinion on this as well.. This question is in regards to a 2 channel system that I would like to add a sub to.. For the same price as a 25-31 PC+ I could get two 25-31 CS+ subwoofers. I currently have a...
  12. Mike_T_

    Thinking of dedicated 2 channel system..

    Yeah I think the true beauty of having a 2 channel system would be to have a tube amp or two connected to speakers designed for music reproduction. Hook up a Phono stage and get old school! Home theater in my opinion is much more power then finesse. Although I'm quite sure an arguement can be...
  13. Mike_T_

    Thinking of dedicated 2 channel system..

    Wow, great advice so far. I have some thinking to do! Part of me wants to do it just for the fun of it.. I DO like the idea of fine tuning a 2 channel system just for music. Home Theater really is pretty easy to set up to sound great for most movies. I don't think it's very picky..
  14. Mike_T_

    Thinking of dedicated 2 channel system..

    Yeah, that doesn't sound too bad! Although, I might cheat and add an SVS to the '2' channel set up. ALthough the bass with the studio 100's bi-amped is pretty deep..
  15. Mike_T_

    Thinking of dedicated 2 channel system..

    OK, to simplyfy this...is there anyone out there that has both a dedicated home theater, and 2 channel set up? If so, what are your opinions on splitting them up? Do you miss the convenience of having them together or do you like the seperation?
  16. Mike_T_

    Thinking of dedicated 2 channel system..

    Well, right now I have a Sherbourn 5/1500a amp, a Rotel 1066 processor, studio 100's for mains, some Eosone towers for rear speakers, a PS-1000 sub, and a Sony 9000ES DVD/SACD player. The reasons why I was thiking of setting up a seperate 2 channel area are.. 1) I have a Yamaha RX-795...
  17. Mike_T_

    Thinking of dedicated 2 channel system..

    Anyone have good/bad experience with this? I can set up a pretty good 2 channel system, but it would mean downgrading my home theater to a certain extent. Also, I wonder if I would miss the convenience of sitting in one spot for music and movies. My home theater would still be nice, I would...
  18. Mike_T_

    Paradigm Studio 100's Mid Range Question???

    True, plus, when you get the upgraded speakers into your house and give them 50 hours, you'll most likely notice a much greater difference at that point. Or, just convince yourself of it because of all that money you just spent : )
  19. Mike_T_

    Svs 20-39pc+

    Wayne, are those speakers the v3 Studio 100's? They look nice. I have the v2's and love them. That SVS looks spectacular...I'm going to mate the studio's with the 20-29pc+ one of these days as well. Nice setup you have there!
  20. Mike_T_

    Where to buy SACD's??

    Circut city's site is fantastic...tons of titles, good prices etc. Thanks!
  21. Mike_T_

    Paradigm Studio 100's Mid Range Question???

    I actually was happy listening to more expensive speakers after I got the 100's V2. For about 2 or 3 grand more, you can find many speakers that sound better...but..for 2 or 3 grand more, I don't think difference is worth all the extra money. Still, if I had 10 grand to spend, you're damn right...
  22. Mike_T_

    Where to buy SACD's??

    Robert, that link you provided lists European prices and websites to purchase the SACD from. Is there a way to change this to US?
  23. Mike_T_

    Where to buy SACD's??

    I need a good place that gives me a nice mix of both new music and old, plus audiophile recordings like the Raven and Patricia Barber, along with stuff like Steely Dan and Pink Floyd. Sometimes you have to go to specialty sites for the audiophile stuff, and other places for Aerosmith etc.
  24. Mike_T_

    Where to buy SACD's??

    Yeah, Omaha doesn't have Fry's or Tower Records..I MUCH prefer going into the store but...oh well! I know there are some good on line places to get SACD's but can't remember them. THe problem is that sometimes they are much more expensive then in a store. I saw a Patricia Barber SACD on line...
  25. Mike_T_

    Where to buy SACD's??

    Sorry if this has been discussed at nauseum..however I'm having trouble searching this site for the topic. Locally, I've seen them at Best Buy and Circut City..but the selection is nothing too impressive. To get what I want I'll have to go on line. However, I've forgotten the sites I used...
  26. Mike_T_

    85db pink noise, MUCH louder then 85db on DVD..

    Thanks John. What I did in the past is calibrate using Rotel's tone to 75db on the SPL meter and it sounded great. I think I'll re-calibrate tonight...
  27. Mike_T_

    85db pink noise, MUCH louder then 85db on DVD..

    Well it's clear I have no idea what I'm talking about :b Thanks for the discussion! I still have to experiment to see what I prefer. Calibrating using Rotel's pink noise or Avia's. They're both supposed to be calibrated to 85db..but I get different readings using both.
  28. Mike_T_

    85db pink noise, MUCH louder then 85db on DVD..

    I watched the Chiefs playoff game last weekend and they had a decibel meter there that was reading 102-103 which they said was of course, extremely loud. One of the announcers should have said "Those fans are damn lucky that's not pink noise!" It's like this..there are two men, one of them...
  29. Mike_T_

    85db pink noise, MUCH louder then 85db on DVD..

    All of that makes perfect sense, however if it sounds louder to the human ear, why wouldn't the meter register this extra 'noise' on the meter as well? Decibel's are measurements of sound waves and human ears are also capable of measuring these waves. We all certainly know when something is loud...
  30. Mike_T_

    85db pink noise, MUCH louder then 85db on DVD..

    I hope I'm not being confusing here... I was saying that when I pop in Avia to calibrate the speakers, I turn on Avia's pink noise and begin turning the volume up on the rotel until the meter shows 85db...and it's VERY loud. The same 85db on the meter during movies/music..is MUCH more...
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