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  1. WillieM

    The 2nd Cleveland (Ohio) HT Meet Thread!

    George, As of now, it looks like I can make the meet. I'll stay in touch. I'll also let Tim know. Bill
  2. WillieM

    Denon receiver models

    Retail sales number vs Wholesale sales number
  3. WillieM

    NFL Playoffs in HDTV

    CBS and Sony have teamed-up for all the playoff games and the Superbowl for the HD presentations. Sweet! Sunday's game on AstroTurf looked like a Nintendo game.
  4. WillieM

    Bi-amping with 200wpc bottom, 125wpc top??

    When bi-amping the speakers, the only real concideration is if the two amps have a similar gain. if one is too much different than the other, as the pre-amp signal increases, one amp will deliver power at a greater rate than the other. This may or may not be evident, depending on the difference...
  5. WillieM

    Newbie needs help buying speakers .....

    I'm surprised nobody has mentioned the PSB Image Series. A pair of 4T or 5T fronts and an 8C or 9Ccenter. I'm running the 5T's and a 9C center, along with 2B surrounds. It really does rival quite a few higher priced systems for both music and movie sound at a bargin price.
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    PSB 4T and Subsonic 5 vs PSB 7PT

    I'm running PSB 5T's (2x 6-1/2" drivers). The 6T's with 3 drivers...obviously nicer for midrange and lows. But for LFE's and good low extension a 6-1/2" driver isn't going to cut the mustard even with it's own amp. If you're ever goning to want to "feel the feel" and get that great home theater...
  7. WillieM

    The Greater Cleveland (Ohio) Area Meet Thread V.1

    George, Let me extend thanks from Tim and Myself. Nice place...nice gear! You did a good job of set-up on that projector. Cool!
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    The Greater Cleveland (Ohio) Area Meet Thread V.1

    George_W_K Looking forward to tomorrow! Tim is comming with me. What about parking?
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    Receiver + PSB speakers

    I was running the same speakers as Seiken (Subsonic6 sub though) with a Denon AVR-886 (I think thats equal to the 2802).It all ran prety good. With the speakers you have, this should be more than enough. I have since added 2 amps - Acurus 2X 100 and 3X 100. I am bi-amping my front L/R speakers...
  10. WillieM

    The Greater Cleveland (Ohio) Area Meet Thread V.1

    Ferdinand, The other link wouldn't work for me either but I did check it out on the Yahoo link. Nice stuff! George, Yes Pepsi is fine( I run on regular- any of the un-leaded stuff will gum up the works:)
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    stressed my optical cable too much?

    I may be mistaken but since we are taling about a digital signal here ANY appreciable loss of data would be very noticeable. If you aren't noticing a problem, the isn't one.
  12. WillieM

    The Greater Cleveland (Ohio) Area Meet Thread V.1

    Ferdinand, I couldn't link to your site with the posted link. The error says that the underscore is an illegal character in the URL.Maybe it's my system. I'd really like to see those pics though. George, I'm a coffee/iced tea and soft drink kind of guy. Nothin special here. Let us know if...
  13. WillieM

    The Greater Cleveland (Ohio) Area Meet Thread V.1

    Ferdinand, On the front homepage of the site, click where it says... NEW! Click here to see the photos and story of a do-it-yourself home theater that A-V Services helped to create! The homeowner spent less than $10,000 for a room that will provide him and his family many years of...
  14. WillieM

    The Greater Cleveland (Ohio) Area Meet Thread V.1

    Hello fellow HT addicts! Thanks for dropping me a line and letting me know about huge loud sounds and great big pictures in my own neighborhood! Time to bore myself (and maybe you as well) with just a little bio… I’m a 1972 graduate of John Marshall High (I’ll assume you know the school)...
  15. WillieM

    I am new at this and was wondering if the DENON AVR-1804 is a good buy for the money

    The Denon is an acceptable Receiver. As long as there are Pre-outs for the main speakers (front/center/sub), upgrading to separates in the future will be easy by adding amps to the fronts and center (this will add power and carity to the main drivers while taking the strain off of the receiver...
  16. WillieM

    PSB Image speakers

    If you are still checking replies... I own a full set of PSB Image for my HT (5T's, 9C, 2B's, Subsonic6). Absolutely fantastic. Great value. Don't give it a second thought.
  17. WillieM

    Is an Equalizer really worth getting?

    MarshallSlate: AudioControl Rialto Home Theater Equalizer; Seven channel equalizer/crossover; Left front, right front, center, left sub, right sub, left surround, right surround; Frequency response 20 Hz - 20 kHz plus or minus 1 dB; Harmonic distortion 0.008%; S/N 113 dB; Maximum output 7...
  18. WillieM

    Using my separate power amp

    Mirko I have owned a Denon, 883 (1803)for 20 months. It has 4 pre-outs (sub, center, frontR, frontL). I have recently added 2 Acurus 100W amps (A100x3 and A100). My PSB Image 5T front speakers have 2 sets of posts, one set drives the mid-range and woofer (2 6-1/2" speakers) and the other is...
  19. WillieM

    ACURUS - Upgrading to separates-ADVICE

    OK folks. I need some feedback on an upgrade I’m looking at. I’m currently running a set of PSB speakers (5T’s, 9C, 2B’s) with a Denon 80W 5.1 receiver (it’s been great). I have a chance to pick up some Acurus separates as follows: ACT/3 Pre-processor (5.1ch) A100x3 amp (100W x 3) A100...
  20. WillieM

    What can I use to clean my screen protector?

    I find that a quart or two of warm water with just a little bit of liquid Spic & Span works nicely. Use a soft, lint-free rag - damp. Dry with the same type of rag (don't use paper towels! over time, this will scratch the surface). Just warm water is OK, but I find the soap helps cut any finger...
  21. WillieM

    Overkill for Home Theater

    I am using a Denon receiver with 80W/ch and have no problem with movies. My fronts/center are the same as yours and I am running the PSB 2B's for rears. Above all, make sure you get a reciever that has pre-out for at LEAST the fronts and center. This can allow you to start upgrading to separates...
  22. WillieM

    Adding an Amp to my HT...Too much power? Need some advice.

    My near- future upgrade plans for my HT involve adding an amp for the pre-outs: (Fr L/Fr R/Ctr) on my Denon AVR-882 (5.1 system w/ 80w X 5). I am using PSB speakers (5T’s front, 2B’s rear, 9C center). I want to be in position to add a Pre-Pro in the future for the 5.1 system. My plan was to...
  23. WillieM

    Toshiba DST-3000 - What's included?

    I am about to acquire my HD reciever box (just in time for Superbowl). I'd like to get a jump start on hook-up and would like to know what cables etc. are included with the unit.
  24. WillieM

    12V DC trigger - How to...

    I am planning to get a Parasound HCA-1205A amp (140W x 5ch) for use in driving the front and center channels of my HT. It is equipped with a 12V DC trigger for on-off. I am, however using a Denon AVR-882 reciever for a pre-pro. This does not have a 12V DC trigger. Can you give me some...
  25. WillieM

    Paradigm or PSB (Which speakers to buy?)

    I can't tell you about the other systems, but the system I have used for the past year consists of: PSB Image 5T Image 9C Center Image 2B surrounds Subsonic 6 Sub Denon AVR 882 (2802) This absolutely Rocks for DVD's and for music is more than OK. I am planning to add a 5...
  26. WillieM

    MASTER BURN-IN THREAD: READ THIS FIRST! (And ask follow-ups here.)

    Contrary to some of the posts, burn in on RPTV's due to watching too much 4:3 material IS a reality! My Toshiba 50HX81 was ISF calibrated shortly after purchase. Unfortunately, my wife watches a lot of broadcast TV. We therefore waqtched in what Tosh calls the "NORMAL" mode (4:3). We, of...
  27. WillieM

    Do high end CD players actually make a difference?

    Steve, Sounds like you have things pretty well in hand. I think it's great that you have the time and resources to build your HT with trial and swap. I'm sure most of us wish we could also. The only other thing you were commenting on was your speaker sound. The things I would persue in this...
  28. WillieM

    Building a house - $20,000 HT Budget - How should I spend the money

    What I would do in your situation is look for a respected and recommended AV consultant/ installer. With that type of money to invest, your intrest is serious and the variables are many. The HT room itself should be addressed before built, if possible. Acoustics and layout/ wall and room...
  29. WillieM

    How Many People "Use" Preouts?

    Do not, I repeat do NOT get a reciever without pre-outs for at least the front L/R, center and LFE channels. Times have changed since your original 20 yr old reciever. When you hook up that DVD player and stick in a concert like Fleetwood Mac or The Eagles and realize how fantastic it is...