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  1. Mike_Reznik

    Using a Computer UPS vs line conditioner?

    Thanks for the replies! I do own my house. I live in an area where there is a lot of new construction... that is the reason for the constant power outages. They are always puting in new power lines, or running new cable to an area and cut the power line. The local power company recognizes...
  2. Mike_Reznik

    Computer UPS vs. Power Line conditioner?

    A friend of mine recently told me that he uses an APC UPS in his home theater instead of a monster surge protector or line conditioner. The UPS works like a battery pack for your HT. The system works from the batter and the direct current so you always get a steady consisten power stream. And if...
  3. Mike_Reznik

    Using a Computer UPS vs line conditioner?

    A friend of mine recently told me that he uses an APC UPS in his home theater instead of a monster surge protector or line conditioner. The UPS works like a battery pack for your HT. The system works from the battery and the direct current so you always get a steady consisten power stream. And...
  4. Mike_Reznik

    Costs associated with speakers spiralling out of control?

    Thanks everyone for your replies. I know there are others out there with the same feelings/frustrations. And you guys have given me some good suggestions. I wish I were a bit more handy and I would definately look into some the DIY stuff. I have always gone the research, listen, research, and...
  5. Mike_Reznik

    Costs associated with speakers spiralling out of control?

    Trust me, I'm all for thinking outside the box. but I would also like to say married (don't ask me why) My wife would kill me if I tried to use milk crates as speaker stands. She has a hard enough time as-is with the equiptment rack and speakers in the living room. If I tried to pull that out on...
  6. Mike_Reznik

    Costs associated with speakers spiralling out of control?

    Now I know I'm not having any original thought here and I'm sure it's been discussed before but I just have to start this thread. Is it just me or are some of the associated costs of this hobby getting out of control? Here's my gripe. What the hell is up with the cost of speaker cables and...
  7. Mike_Reznik

    How much $ do you have tied up in gear- and did you expect to spend that much?

    I never expected to spend this much, but I've been building this thing up for years little by little upgrading one thing or another. Here's where I'm at right now: Dedicated HT: Paradigm Studio 100s $1700 Paradigm Studio 20s $600 Paradigm Studio CCs $500 Paradigm PS1000 Sub $500 B&K...
  8. Mike_Reznik

    Paradigm Mini Monitors for surrounds

    Mark, I'm in the exact same situation that you are in. I've got Studio 20s in the front and a studio CC cener. I need to buy a pair of rear surrounds. I was thinking of going with the mini monitors over the 20s to save a little pit of money. Although my wife doesn't mind the speaker stands...
  9. Mike_Reznik

    Paradigm Studio 100v2 / CC / PS1000

    Thanks everyone for your interest... I just sold them yesterday. Thanks guys!
  10. Mike_Reznik

    Paradigm Studio 100v2 / CC / PS1000

    I updated this post with some additional info.
  11. Mike_Reznik

    B&K Ref 7270 200x7 PowerAmp

    One year old B&K Ref 7270 Power Amp. MINT conddition. Rarely used. No scratches or dings anywhere. Still covered under full factory warrantee. Weighs about 70 pounds. It lists at $3300, I bought it for $2500, I'll sell it for $1700. If interested email me at: [email protected]
  12. Mike_Reznik

    Paradigm Studio 100v2 / CC / PS1000

    I HATE to sell but I lost my job and need the money. Studio 100s v2 Black Lamanate: $1300 obo Studio CC Black Lamanate: $350 obo PS1000 10-inch powered sub: $150 I've had the speakers about one year. They are in my dedicated home theater and I've barely used them. I've taken very good...
  13. Mike_Reznik

    Need Help! Laserdisk Question.

    I'm posting this tread on behalf of a friend of mine. He has a Pioneer Elite CLD-79 Laserdisk Player. He want's to upgrade his reciever but was told that he needs to make sure that the new reciever can decode AC-3 or the Laserdisk audio won't decode correctly. Is this true? I always thought...
  14. Mike_Reznik

    Is the Tosh SD5700 the new SD6200?

    You mentioned the 3750... but what about the 3780? That just came out about a month or two ago.
  15. Mike_Reznik

    Studio 20 vs B&W 602, any thoughts... ?

    I don't have any objections to towers... but they are generally more expensive. I'm open to any suggestions, but I wouldn't buy a speaker without hearing it first... and unfortunately I don't have any stores in my area that cary Apogee Centaurus Minors or VMPS Towers.
  16. Mike_Reznik

    Studio 20 vs B&W 602, any thoughts... ?

    The only thing that I still need for my two channel set-up is a pair of speakers. (since I already have the pre/pro, amp, transport, cd changer) I definately don't have a problem with used gear, in fact that was the first place I started to look. I have been checking out Audiogon and Ebay for...
  17. Mike_Reznik

    Studio 20 vs B&W 602, any thoughts... ?

    Tim, That's a great question. Let me begin by saying that I love Paradigm speakers (especially the studio line). I am very happy with them, and I listen to them all the time in my HT (although mainly w/ movies). I've had Pradigm speakers for the last 6 years (starting with the 7seMK-III...
  18. Mike_Reznik

    Studio 20 vs B&W 602, any thoughts... ?

    I've seen many many people on this forum that feel really strongly about both paradigm and b&w. I can't believe there hasn't been any takers on this topic yet!? I thought you guys would jump on this one.... ?
  19. Mike_Reznik

    The voices... THE VOICES... !

    Since it is a progressive scan DVD player, I have the component video cables going from the DVD player directly to the TV into the component Progressive input (video5), but the audio is going direclty to the Reciever via a digital coax cable. My reciever can do component video switching but...
  20. Mike_Reznik

    B&W Nauitlus 804 vs. Paradigm Studio Refernce 100's v2

    James, I know there are already a lot of replies to this post, and it seems like the discussion is getting a little away from your original question, but for what ever this is worth, here are my two cents... I spent many hours listening to both the 804 and the 100v2 when I was trying to...
  21. Mike_Reznik

    The voices... THE VOICES... !

    That's a good idea, I'll have to check that out when I get home. At the very least I might be able to compensate for it buy adjusting the values for distance from speaker. Any other thought as to what might be causing this?
  22. Mike_Reznik

    The voices... THE VOICES... !

    Kevitra, That's what I was afraid of. I did just recently buy a new DVD player... I got the Tosh SD3780. It just came out a few weeks ago. The picture and sound quality have been great. I would hate to think it could be causing this. Is there anything I can do to with the setup? Perhaps...
  23. Mike_Reznik

    Studio 20 vs B&W 602, any thoughts... ?

    I appologize if this combo has already been debated, but I couldn't find find it on the forum. I'm looking for a second set of speakers for a two-channel stereo setup in my living room. It will run using a Rotel pre/pro and Rotel 2x200 amp and I'm using a Tosh SD6200 as a transport. The...
  24. Mike_Reznik

    The voices... THE VOICES... !

    The voices in my head are driving me crazy!!! :) Just like most of you, I have invested a lot of time an money into my HT. Lately I have been noticing that spoken text durring movies seems to be off by about 1/4 of a sec from the video. My wife says she doesn't notice it, but I can see and it is...
  25. Mike_Reznik

    what system did you start with & where did you go from there?

    Started with: Onkyo 2-channel reciever Onkyo 5-disk cd changer Bose 301 speakers Moved to: Rotel Pro-logic pre/pro Rotel 5x100 amp Paradigm Monitor 7 Paradigm Titan Paradigm CC-350 Paradigm PS1000 sub Toshiba 2901 DVD Mitsubishi 32in TV Current Dedicated HT: Paradigm Studio 100v2...
  26. Mike_Reznik

    Pre/Pro's VS Flagship Reveivers

    I currently have a B&K Ref7270 200x7. I'm using it to power a set of Pardigm Studio 100's, 20's, and the Studio CC. I have been incredibly happy with it. In my stereo system I have a Rotel 200x2 stereo amp. I did a side by side comparison with the two amps powering the Studio 100s in a two...
  27. Mike_Reznik

    Amp running a bit hot... is this dangerous?

    Thanks everyone for the replies! My amp is sitting on the lowest shelf of a bel'ogetti rack. So there is about 3-4 inches on all sides except the back of the amp. It sounds like this should be enough room to "breathe". I have not experienced any problems with it, the amp is working great...
  28. Mike_Reznik

    Good (quiet) fan, Recommendations Please...

    I have a power amp that is running a little warm. Can someon please recommend a good cooling fan that won't be too loud. Thanks!
  29. Mike_Reznik

    Amp running a bit hot... is this dangerous?

    John, Thanks for your reply. So I now understand why the amp runs warm... but is this bad for the amp? Should I turn off the amp when I'm not using it? Is there any harm in leaving it turned on at all times?
  30. Mike_Reznik

    Amp running a bit hot... is this dangerous?

    I recently purchased a B&K Ref 7270 power amp. I have it plugged into a monster hts2600 surge protector/line conitioner. I leave my amp turned on all the time and it runs a little warm even when not in use. Is this normal? Is this bad for the amp? Can this cause dammage? I've read several...
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