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  1. Chris Quinn

    Sub advice. AV123, HSU, SVS

    I'd stay away from the MFW and any other AV123 products at this point. The CEO was indicted for fraud and arrested last Friday. The $500,000 bail hasn't been posted for him yet. The future of that company is very much up in the air at his point. Longmont man indicted on charity fraud...
  2. Chris Quinn

    help on 'other' Hsu speakers

    You don't need towers. If you are using a sub and sending the bass to the sub you are buying your bass twice and then turning it off in the towers. I'd look at Ascend Acoustics 200SE in the Hsu HB-1 price range.
  3. Chris Quinn

    Axiom vs Ascend

    The Ascend 170SE is more in the M22 class.
  4. Chris Quinn

    What are the best speakers you have ever listened to

    Pioneer TAD Reference One.
  5. Chris Quinn

    Looking to Upgade My Axioms In 2.1 Set-up

    I was going to suggest this speaker too for his parameters.
  6. Chris Quinn

    Looking to Upgade My Axioms In 2.1 Set-up

    What do you mean when you say the speakers are facing you? Is there a triangle between you and the speakers or are they to the side aimed at your ears? If they are on the side aimed at your ears that is a large issue for sound stage. Also at 4ft you are listening in a near field situation...
  7. Chris Quinn

    Think I getting good deal on Sub...

    Nice sub and a good deal. It is a more music oriented sub than HT "go boom" oriented sub.
  8. Chris Quinn

    Toshiba HD-A2 sells over 90,000 for the weekend

    I find the whole everyone will expect $99 HD DVD players argument suspect. If HD DVD takes off for mass adoption not many outside of AV geeks and bargain/deal website followers will know that they went on sale for $99 at one point. I do think that we will see $99 on entry level HD DVD players...
  9. Chris Quinn

    Wife-friendly HT Speaker Recommendations

    Ascend Acoustics Sierra 1 in piano black.
  10. Chris Quinn

    Toshiba announces 3rd generation HD DVD players

    $299 gives a lot of room for sales and markdowns. The $299 A2 can be found for $240.
  11. Chris Quinn

    lack of HD DVD in B&M stores

    Not a single BD or HD disc to be found at my local Wal-mart.
  12. Chris Quinn

    Up conversion on some SD-DVDs results in a small picture

    I believe if the flags are not enabled on the standard disc(s) the A2 can upscale over component.
  13. Chris Quinn

    MS Reduce 360HD Add-On = $179 / AUG 1st!

    Bigger than the price drop is this will be the 1st time for the 5 free movie deal with X-box. That is $125 worth of HD movies added on.
  14. Chris Quinn


    HD-DVD Price. My Oppo died last week and the HD-A2 off Amazon is less than $20 more the an Oppo 981 and comes with 5 movies. At that price I could care less if HD-DVD ends up losing the format war. If Blu-ray wins out, the HD-A2 will carry me just fine until Blu-rays are under $150 and at...
  15. Chris Quinn

    SVS's mid-line MTS-01's announced

    It will be interesting to see if SVS can sell flat black with "cheeks" at that price point. Ascend Acoustics when it moved into this price range with the Sierra 1 didn't try the flat black that is on the other Ascend models.
  16. Chris Quinn

    JL Audio Fathom f113 vs. SVS PB13-Ultra

    Here is one enthusiast's rating of subs. Keep in mind it is one person's opinion based on what they consider most important for subs.
  17. Chris Quinn

    Your Dream Speakers

    TAD Ref1 and I think I'll skip a sub.
  18. Chris Quinn

    Ascend announces the Sierra-1

    I've had mine for a couple of days now. I'm impressed so far.
  19. Chris Quinn

    SVS still the best?

    JL Audio Fathom F112 and F113 are what are picking up all the accolades these days.
  20. Chris Quinn

    Ok guys lets get or thinking caps on!

    Have you swapped the the left and right speaker to make sure the issue follows the speaker and isn't caused by the room?
  21. Chris Quinn

    Ascend Acoustics 340s

  22. Chris Quinn

    Ascend Acoustics 340s

    3 Ascend Acoustics 340s L/R and CC $575 obo plus shipping. These are the Classics and not the SE version.
  23. Chris Quinn

    "large" setting hurting sub?

    I took speakers from a few different companies to a get together a couple of years ago and all of them asked me to use a sound meter and a set-up disc over the auto-cal feature.
  24. Chris Quinn

    "large" setting hurting sub?

    TXTechfan- general rule of thumb is to crossover one octave above your speakers extention limit. The crossover isn't a brick wall but a slope that starts above where you set it and goes below too. If you can adjust individual channels' crossover point you might try 50-60hz for your mains and...
  25. Chris Quinn

    purist vs realism

    I think a purist would consider that the same as realism as there is no introduced coloration. There is a school of thought that believes that the advantage of a sub monitor system is the best place in your room for bass may not be where you are putting your speakers. When the bass is handled...
  26. Chris Quinn

    Installer trying to sell me Phasetech speakers any good?

    Phase Tech is a good speaker company.
  27. Chris Quinn

    My take on the HTD speakers ...

    Curtis Chang corrected me on that a week or so ago over on AVS. I'd forgotten I had the wrong info here too.
  28. Chris Quinn

    save old speakers or start fresh?

    The Yamaha NSM-1000 with beryllium tweeter is still revered in audiophile circles. Look on in good condition they can still sell for around $1K.
  29. Chris Quinn

    Ascend Questionable Warranty Inquiry Response

    It would take about 5 minutes per speaker, or less, to change out the drivers.