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  1. Michael_V

    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...
  2. Michael_V

    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!).
  3. Michael_V

    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!
  4. Michael_V

    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...
  5. Michael_V

    Paradigm Studio 5 Speaker Surround Package!

    SOLD to Paul in Winnipeg!
  6. Michael_V

    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...
  7. Michael_V

    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...
  8. Michael_V

    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...
  9. Michael_V

    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...
  10. Michael_V

    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
  11. Michael_V

    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...
  12. Michael_V

    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...
  13. Michael_V

    FS: PARADIGM and SVS!

    Just added pics of the atoms to the gallery link above!
  14. Michael_V

    FS: PARADIGM and SVS!

    SVS is SOLD.
  15. Michael_V

    FS: PARADIGM and SVS!

    Prices lowered again! Am I getting close? Doubt I will go below this, especially for the whole set-up. Next stop is Audiogon and ebay!
  16. Michael_V

    Need multichannel amp advice!

    Dan, I guess it was quick! I did look at the used market almost exclusively for all the amps I considered, including McIntosh. Several reviews particularly liked the combination of Bryston and Energy Veritas, and I think I got a good price. Will probably consider McIntosh for the next upgrade...
  17. Michael_V

    FS: PARADIGM and SVS!

    Yes, Kuldeep. I will see you on Monday! Sale on the SVS is pending....
  18. Michael_V

    Need multichannel amp advice!

    I ended up with a Bryston 5 channel amp if anyone is curious. The Parasound will be up for sale shortly....
  19. Michael_V

    Need multichannel amp advice!

    Sunfire TGA-7200? No one?
  20. Michael_V

    FS: PARADIGM and SVS!

    No nibbles? Is it the equipment, the price, or the recession? Will probably have to list on ebay next week if they don't sell here but I would prefer to keep them "in the family."
  21. Michael_V

    Need multichannel amp advice!

    Or an Anthem Statement A5. Krell Showcase 5...
  22. Michael_V

    Need multichannel amp advice!

    Throw an Emotiva MPS-2 7 channel amp into the mix. Anyone have any idea how this compares to the Parasound 1205A?
  23. Michael_V

    Emotiva XPA-5

    Wow, I didn't think TimMc was complaining, just offering constructive advice. I thought the price was high, too. Basically $49 off retail. You really jumped on him, though. Not used to such a defensive attitude on HTF. Probably not helping you sell your equipment.... Moderator?
  24. Michael_V

    Need multichannel amp advice!

    I'm in the process of renovating my HT. Use is about 50/50 movies and music, with sound quality very important to me. I particularly love the middle and upper registers where female vocals inhabit. Sound should be dynamic, silky, and smooth. Right now I am using an Anthem AVM20 that is soon...
  25. Michael_V

    FS: PARADIGM and SVS!

    Pictures added and prices lowered!
  26. Michael_V

    FS: PARADIGM and SVS!

    Sean, if you want to arrange to have the SVS shipped, go for it! My email is [email protected] The original boxes for all these speakers were lost due to water damage during our hurricane last summer (the boxes were stored in the attic -- the speakers were NOT in them!). Everything sold...
  27. Michael_V

    FS: PARADIGM and SVS!

    LISTING CLOSED.
  28. Michael_V

    FS: SVS 20-39PC Cylinder Subwoofer

    Welcome to HTF, Bob! Yes, the SVS is for sale. Details are in the first post. Are you in the area?
  29. Michael_V

    FS: SVS 20-39PC Cylinder Subwoofer

    Yes, it is!
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