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  1. Mike Kao

    Good Compact Speaker Recommendations?

    I just recently moved into a smaller apartment and I'm looking for a more compact system. Obviously Bose is out of the question, but are there any high quality compact speakers out there that may fit the bill? They don't have to be as small as Bose, but something under 10" that can easily be...
  2. Mike Kao

    WTB: Looking for Progressive Scan DVD player

    Hi, I was robbed 3 days ago :frowning:, and one of the items stolen was my dvd player, so now I'm looking for something to replace it. I'd be interested in particular with the following models: Panasonic XP30, XP50, RP82, CP72 SACD a plus, but not neccessary LMK what you got! e-mail...
  3. Mike Kao

    Upgrading Power Cord on TV?

    Hi, I just got a new RPTV, and I was wondering if upgrading the powercord would potentially make a significant difference. I know in the audio world with receivers, amps and cd-players, it's touted to make quite a difference, and I've heard it making a difference in the video section of dvd...
  4. Mike Kao

    FS: NEW Dual Format DVD Burner DVD-R/W, DVD+R/W, CD-R/W: Nothing this drive can't do!

    This is the latest in DVD burning technology, the Lite-On LDW-400. This is the fastest Dual Format DVD burner available! Here are the specs: 4X DVD-R write speeds 4X DVD+R write 2X DVD-RW rewrite 2.4X DVD+RW rewriting 8X DVD-ROM reading speeds 24X CD-R writing, 10X CD-RW rewriting...
  5. Mike Kao

    FS: Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 80GB hard drive

    I have a used Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 5400RPM 80GB hard drive for only $55 + shipping! Perfect for mass storage or TIVO/ReplayTV units! Fast, reliable and quiet. Doesn't run as hot as 7200RPM's either. I kept my OS and programs on my 7200RPM drive and my media files (videos, music, etc) on...
  6. Mike Kao

    FS: Harman Kardon Signature 2.1 5 channel amp!

    Due to amounting bills (hospital and credit card), I have to make sacrifices and sell some equipment. I have a used in excellent condition, Harman Kardon Signature 2.1 5 channel amp for sale. The Signature 2.1 Features High-Current Ultrawide-Bandwidth design Amps (2 masssive capacitors per...
  7. Mike Kao

    FS: 2.4GHz Wireless Broadband Router/Access Point, 4X DVD+R/W Burner *BLACK FACEPLATE

    I can't afford to keep this stuff due to amounting & unexpectingly high hospital bills, so I'm putting it these items for sale. I haven't even opened them up yet or taken them out of the box! * shipping not included Brand new Dell TrueMobile 1184 2.4 GHz Wireless 802.11b Broadband Access...
  8. Mike Kao

    FS: M-Audio Audophile 2496 Sound Card!

    Striping my HTPC so I can pay my hospital and credit card bills. The M-Audio Audiophile 2496 high fidelty professional Audio Card offers amazing performance & qualilty. Has less than 0.002% THD rating! link M-audio Link Retails for $230, You can't find this card anywhere less than...
  9. Mike Kao

    FS: Harman Kardon Signature 2.1 5 channel amp!

    Due to amounting bills (hospital and credit card), I have to make sacrifices and sell some equipment. I have a used in excellent condition, Harman Kardon Signature 2.1 5 channel amp for sale. I want to keep it, and if I can I will, but at this point it doesn't look good, so I'll leave up this ad...
  10. Mike Kao

    Must deal w/ worst possible room design for HT setup: Need Help on Placement Ideas!

    I know you guys are probably tired of reading placement threads, and I normally wouldn't ask for placement advice (I supressed myself over my last HT room), but this is a much more difficult situation. Take a look at the layout of the room and you'll soon see what I'm talking about: I...
  11. Mike Kao

    FS: Harman Kardon AVR-220 receiver for only $145!

    Why so cheap? Well I'm having a problem with the right front channel, & I've been too lazy/busy to send it in to an authorized service center. Basically, you can barely hear the front right speaker. It hasn't even been distracting enough for me to send it in for repair, as with having 5 channels...
  12. Mike Kao

    FS: HIGH-END AR Master Series 12 feet Component Cables!

    Retails for over $150, these are AR's high-end line of cables! Absolutely beautiful cables with superior build quality and performance! These are BRAND new sealed For additional information, please visit Acoustic Research's website! Parts Express sells these for $140, I'm asking for only...
  13. Mike Kao

    WARNING about UBID

    I know UBID has been mentioned numerous times on this board. Take this as a warning to those of you considering purchasing from them. Also if a customer rep tries contacting you about affliate programs simply ignore them and close the chat window. Here is my story: I honestly believe their...
  14. Mike Kao

    Difference between the NEW Wega KV-32HS500 and the KV-32HV600?

    I'm in the market for a new 32" HDTV direct-view tv, and am considering these two sets. Judging from the specs, they seem nearly identical. They even share the same cabinet. The only differences I could spot are: HS500 - DRC™ upconversion HV600 - DRC MultiFunction V1 upconversion (is this even...
  15. Mike Kao

    Question about Parts Express Plate Amp setup with sub

    Okay, I lied... I have more than 1 question ;) In any case, I hooked up my parts express 250 watt plate amp to my SVS 25-31CS and it sounds pretty good with all the knobs set to the flat position, although I'm not sure if I should mess around with these settings. What do you guys have the...
  16. Mike Kao

    FS: Audio - Video Interconnect/Cables - LOWER prices!

    I have a whole bunch of Cables for sale, all brand new sealed in box unless stated. Just was burned for $409 on ebay from some guy who sent me fraudulent funds and I desperately need to raise money so everything is priced to go quickly! * Prices do not include shipping Here's a list of what...
  17. Mike Kao

    Need help from a Sony Wega Owner

    I have a KV-27FS12, I want to hook up my tv to my receiver but I can't see behind the tv and it will be a big nuisance to shift it around so I can... unfortunately I lost my manual as well so I was wondering if anyone could help me out? I do know the audio out is the right most connections in...
  18. Mike Kao

    Initial Impressions of the JBL NSP1II speaker set

    I recently picked up the newly released JBL NSP1-II speaker set (replacement for last years NSP1) based on the good reviews they've been getting. Well after getting extremely anxious waiting a week, they finally arrived today. Upon first inspection these speakers looked pretty nice. I really...
  19. Mike Kao

    FS: Acoustic Research AR17 Bookshelf speakers!

    Pair of Black AR17's, quite possibly the best speakers in it's price range. It certainly beats out much of the competition that is priced at twice as much! Check out the reviews at audioreview; these highly acclaimed speakers have a 4.87 rating! Barely used. One speaker missing the tiny AR...
  20. Mike Kao

    SUB OUT VOLTAGE mismatch problems on Receivers

    I've heard of many people experience voltage mismatch problems when using pro amps to power their subs and connecting them to the sub out on their receiver. Unfortunately I've had the same bad experience with my previous receiver, the Harman Kardon AVR-510. B/C of the voltage mismatch, output...
  21. Mike Kao

    FS: CREST AUDIO vs1100 1,400 watt (550w x 2 stereo, 1400w bridged) AMP!

    I'm selling my Crest Audio Vs1100. This Power Amp outputs 550 watts @ 4 ohms stereo, 1100 watts @ 8 ohms bridged, and 1400 watts @ 4 ohms bridged! Perfect for SVS or DYI subs, buttkickers, speakers and whatever you might need massive wattage for! Pick up this great amp from me and save big...
  22. Mike Kao

    FS: Brand new sealed SVS 25-31CS subwoofer 4 pickup in Northern Jersey/NYC area!

    As much as I want to keep it, I'm in a bit of a financial rut. This is a brand new 25-31CS specially tuned to 22hz with the *new* driver (offers even more performance than old CS line!). It is still sitting in the unopened box unused. I'm hoping for a local pickup sale, but if no one bites, than...
  23. Mike Kao

    Sony Wega KV-36FV1?

    Anyone have any information on this particular model (specs; comb filter, stereo watts, etc)? Is this from the very first line of Wega's? Any associated prolems with this model? Thanks!
  24. Mike Kao

    FS: Audio - Video Interconnect/Cable BLOWOUT sale!

    I have a whole bunch of Cables for sale, all brand new sealed in box unless stated. These are not your standard low grade generic cables! * Prices do not include shipping Here's a list of what I have available: Brand new sealed M500CV-2M 2 meter (6.6 ft) set of high-resolution Monster...
  25. Mike Kao

    FS: Brand new sealed SVS 25-31CS subwoofer in Northern Jersey/NYC area!

    As much as I want to keep it, I'm in a bit of a financial rut with college and all. This is a brand new 25-31CS specially tuned to 22hz with the *new* driver (offers even more performance than old CS line!). It is still sitting in the unopened box unused. I'm hoping for a local pickup sale...
  26. Mike Kao

    FS: HIGH-END AR Master Series 12 feet Component Cables!

    Retails for over $150, these are AR's high-end line of cables! Absolutely beautiful cables with superior build quality and performance! For additional information, please visit Acoustic Research's website! Parts Express sells these for $140, I'm asking for only $69 + shipping. If you're...
  27. Mike Kao

    ANY DVD Players w/ built in receiver (DTS decoding & Amp section)?

    I'm looking for a convenient all-in-one unit solution to bring to college. Anyone know of any (brand/model)?
  28. Mike Kao

    Any SONIC differences between SVS subwoofers?

    Other than output and extension, are their any sonic differences between each model SVS subwoofer? For instance, might a 25-31CS sound boomier or smoother or cleaner than a 20-39CS or 16-41CS (or the other way around)? Anyone have any experiences with different size SVS's in the same product...
  29. Mike Kao

    POLK LSi series, Swan Divas, or Paradigm Actives?

    Right now I'm looking for a full 5.1 setup (4 bookshelves, center and SVS sub to be purchased in future ;)). So far I've narrowed it down to 3 setups: 4 Swan Diva 2.1's, and C3 center - total $1300 + shipping 4 Polk LSi7's, and LSiC center - total $1400 (special price quoted from local...
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