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  1. GregBe

    FS: SVS PB10 NSD Subwoofer

    ***SOLD*** I am looking to sell my PB-10. The only reason I am selling it, is I am looking to upgrade to something bigger. The sub was purchased on 4/3/08, so there still is some time on its transferable 3 year warranty. I am looking for ***SOLD*** plus shipping (firm) in the continental US...
  2. GregBe

    Creating a House Curve

    Calling all EQ experts (and amateurs :) ), I just recently purchased an Axiom EP500 sub for my 3000 cubic foot room, and am very pleased. I have the new Velodyne SMS-1 EQ on the way. One advantage of the SMS is I can store up to 5 different curves and switch between them on the fly. What I...
  3. GregBe

    I am just starting my Jazz Collection / SACD or CD?

    I have been listening to as much Jazz as I can on the radio, and have done a ton of research. I already own Miles/Kind of Blue and Dave Brubeck/Timeout. I am going to be purchasing a good amount to get my collection started, and I am wondering if it is worth it to spend twice as much to pick up...
  4. GregBe

    Do I need equalization with this frequency response?

    I am not sure how to add my graph here, so I will post my numbers that are the compensated spl's. If someone can tell me how to post the graph, I would be happy to do so. 20hz = 68.2spl 22.5hz= 69.4spl 25 = 74.4 27.5 = 74.7 30 = 76.4 35 = 71.5 40 = 72 45 = 72.7 50 = 69.3 55 = 63...
  5. GregBe

    Stands or no stands in my situation

    Here is my setup. I currently have M&K 850's. I have a 50" RPTV with the center on top, with bookshelves flanking each side of it. My L/R are on top of the bookshevles in open air about 10' apart. The tweeter is a little over 6' up. I sit about 10' back. The matching wooden pedestal stands...
  6. GregBe

    Surround Speaker question

    I am going to be purchasing a set of M&K 850 speakers for my L/C/R. (these each have two 5 1/4" drivers in them). Because of my room arrangement, I am down to two choices/locations for my surrounds in 5.1, but each one has its downsides so I am trying to decide the lesser of two evils. My...
  7. GregBe

    SVS PB10 vs smaller much more expensive subs

    I am in the process of updating my home theater, and I have a question about subs. I understand there is a direct correlation between sub size and performance. In order to get a smaller sub to perform well, it is going to cost a heck of a lot more than the same performance from a larger one. My...
  8. GregBe

    Blue-Tac Alternative

    O.k., I will admit this has got to be the most anal post I have ever put up, but here it goes. I have my bookshelf speakers on top of a low bookcase (not at ear level, but not that bad either. It is the same height as my center on top of my RPTV.) I went to my local office depot and purchased...
  9. GregBe

    What is audio upsampling?

    I just bought a HK DPR 2005 and it has this feature that I am unfamiliar with. Here is how the owners manual describes it. "When this feature is turned off, digital sources are processed at their native sampling rate. For example, a 48kHz digital source will be processed at 48kHz. However, the...
  10. GregBe

    Avia sub calibration with satellites vs bookshelves vs floorstanding?

    I just purchased AVIA to calibrate my system, because of the problems with DVE, and the limited audio capabilities of the original VE. I have smaller bookshelves/larger sats that only play down 80hz. I understand that AVIA uses redirected bass from the satellites to get a sub reading. Do...
  11. GregBe

    Using the crossovers in your sub AS WELL AS in your receiver?

    I know, I know every post I read says to push the subs crossover all the way up and use the crossover on the receiver, but I read a review by Brian Florian of the Paradigm Cinema Series over on Secrets. Although I don't have these speakers, I have similar smaller bookshelf speaks/larger sats...
  12. GregBe

    sub cable = digital coax = video cable ?

    I am in the process of upgrading from 16 gauge to 12 gauge speaker wire, and have a cable questions. With all of these upgrades, I am looking to stay cheap. I don't buy into the most expensive cabling hype for my mid-fi equipment, but if I can see some improvements, I am game. I currently...
  13. GregBe

    L/r + Lfe

    Tell me if this is reasonable. I have Cambridge Soundworks MC300 main speakers that have two 4"woofers and one 1"tweeter. I have received help before regarding crossover settings, but I have a new receiver, so I am back at it. I am trying to figure out crossovers on my H/K DPR-1001 which allows...
  14. GregBe

    floorstanding with built in subs + a seperate subwoofer

    I certainly understand that it is better to have a separate sub so you can place it optimally, and almost all good subs will blow away a floorstanding with built in subs. My question is to supplement my sub with towers with built ins. I currently have a Cambridge Soundworks P1000 sub which I...
  15. GregBe

    4 Ohm speaker with digital amps question

    I just purchased a pair of Polk LSi7 bookshelf speakers. They sound great on my system, but I am worried about the impedance. These speakers are rated at 4 Ohms. I currently have a H/K DPR-1001 receiver which is their digital amp model which only has 50 watts per channel. I know H/K is very...
  16. GregBe

    No need to double dip for Master and Commander

    I wonder how well Twentieth Century Fox is doing in sales for Master and Commander. I really like the fact that they released both the SE as well as the movie only single disc at the same time. For me, if I had originally bought the single disc and the 2 disc came along later I would not have...
  17. GregBe

    Sub Calibration Question

    I always read posts about sub calibration where HTF members calibrate their subs a little hot for movies vs. music. I am aware that when using a Radio Shack SPL meter for sub calibration it is off by about 3db. When people say they calibrate their sub 2-3db hotter than the other channels for...
  18. GregBe

    Harman Kardon setup help needed

    I just recently purchased the HK DPR1001. I have a question regarding individual channel output setup, and the user manual contradicts itself. Can I set up individual channel output levels for each input, or can I only do it for each surround mode (ie Dolby Digital, DTS, Logic 7)? The reason...
  19. GregBe

    Is there something wrong with my receiver?

    I have an Onkyo 600 receiver and I noticed that when I switch over to stereo mode or 5 channel stereo mode, I get a much fuller sound than when I am in DPLII. I even saw an improvement over DTS/DD. I will give an example. I was watching The Two Towers in DTS, when the Ents are talking they...
  20. GregBe

    Are these channel levels too high or too low?

    I am calibrating my speakers, and my question involves the individual channel levels of the speakers in the AVR. My subwoofer has an outboard control module that allows for the control of phase, crossover, volume, and some equalization to be done on it rather than on the back of the sub itself...
  21. GregBe

    Sub Frequency Response-How flat is good enough?

    My room is 19' x 19' x 8. From what I have read, square rooms are horrible as far a sub frequency response. I started with the sub in one of the front corners and had huge dips and peaks. After moving the sub around, I found a spot near my seating position that is pretty smooth and sounds great...
  22. GregBe

    80Hz or 100Hz. Which crossover is better?

    Here is my dilemma. My front three speakers have a +-3db of 65 Hz. My choice in crossover for my receiver is 80, 100, or 120. If I am understanding this correctly, it is a borderline choice between 80 or 100. When I listen to music, they sound pretty similar. 100 Hz sounds slightly fuller, but...
  23. GregBe

    Crossover Quandry / Please Help

    I have Cambridge Soundworks MC300 speakers for my left, center and right main speakers. These speakers have two 4" drivers and one 1" tweeter. The specs say they play down to 80 Hz. Recognizing that I need to set the crossover higher than 80, I toggled between 100 and 120 on my Onkyo 600...
  24. GregBe

    Basic DVD Audio Question

    It is my understanding that there are some serious bass management issues with DVD Audio. I have my sub hooked up to my main channels along with satellite speakers through the speaker level inputs, so in essence I have full range main speakers down to 24Hz. I have a small center channel and...
  25. GregBe

    Standing Waves and Sub Placement

    I have a front firing sub placed in the front corner of my room. At my main listening position, I have a big peak from 24 to 30Hz, it then drops down significantly from 40 to 55, with a peek again at 60 and relatively flat upward from there. At a secondary position (other end of couch), response...
  26. GregBe

    Thinking of Upgrading to Bookshelf Speakers / Good Idea?

    I currently have Cambridge Soundworks MC300's for all 3 front speakers. Basically, they have two 4" midrange drivers with one 1" tweeter. They have a -+3 db of 80 Hz CSW recommends setting the crossover at 100, but this weekend I noticed that a 120 crossover gave me a bit of a better sound. I am...
  27. GregBe

    Figuring out preferred listening levels in relation to Reference

    I have an Onkyo 600 receiver and my volume controls are graduated from 0-100 (Not with a minus or plus scale in relation to 0 that some receivers use). I have calibrated my system so that 75 on my volume control is reference (just a coincidence that I used DVE and 75db is there recorded level...
  28. GregBe

    Subs with two drivers

    All things being equal, if a sub has 2 10" drivers in it, is it the same thing as having two seperate 10" subs? Greg
  29. GregBe

    6.1 "Reversal" Problem

    Does anyone out there using a single rear center channel for 6.1 actually experience "reversal". From what I understand it's a psycho-acoustic phenomena whereby the huiman brain *can* misconstrue sounds coming from directly behind you, as not from behind you, but from in front of you. Is this...
  30. GregBe

    Watching 5.1 DVD's in 6.1

    I know some of you force on 6.1 no matter what the source. For those of you that do, do you do it for every DVD, or are there certain ones that actually sound worse in 6.1? I posted this here, because if it makes a difference, I would like some 5.1 recomendations that sound better in a forced...
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