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  1. BobJ

    Ikon7 speakers from Dali.

    Just heard the Ikon6 (7s are on the way) and was very, very impressed with the price/performance ratio ($1600 pair). My dealer used to sell Monitor Audio, but the Dali's have taken center stage. He often sells them as fast as he can get them. If you are looking at monitor audio gold, I would...
  2. BobJ

    SVS = Bad Neighbors...?

    This is going to determine the next step for you. Find out what the laws are. Of course, you can use this knowledge against them the next time they have a party. :wink:
  3. BobJ

    Upscaling DVD players vs RP82. Which one is better?

    FWIW, the RP91 is NOT the predecessor to the RP82. They are two different animals. While they use the same MPEG decoder, the RP82 uses the Faroudja deinterlacing chip while the RP91 does not. If you've got an RP82, hang on to it. I ditched my RP91 for an RP82. Ignore the urge to upgrade...
  4. BobJ

    New Panny DVD player with Faroudja DCDi & HDMI - MSRP $299.95

    FWIW, the press release doesn't say that the S97 will not have Faroudja, they just dropped the name Faroudja off the press release. Historically Panasonic has never advertised the Faroudja chip being in any of their players (even when they were). I think a wait and see approach may be best here.
  5. BobJ

    IF you had $275 what reciever would u buy?

    I second this suggestion. Best bang for the buck around.
  6. BobJ

    Best receiver to match B&W 300 series speakers

    Yes, there is. I agree it would be nice to hear everything together, but it's often not possible. One thing I try in this situation is to try and listen to the same "level" of equipment. While not the same to listening to the exact equipment you want, it will give you some idea. Of...
  7. BobJ

    Refurb Denon Avr-3803

  8. BobJ

    speaker suggestions please!

    Since you're listening to music, I second the idea of building up a system up starting with the two mains. In the long run you'll end up with a nicer system. If you cheap out now for everything, you'll just end up with the urge to upgrade right off the bat.
  9. BobJ

    I have ~$670 to spend on speakers.. help me choose

    As others have said, the Titans are well worth the little extra cash they cost. Four Titans and the CC170 are a nice setup. And I hear you about the salesman thing. I was helping my niece shop for a setup for her place and the saleman was as annoying as all get out. She has an Onkyo 601, so...
  10. BobJ

    I have ~$670 to spend on speakers.. help me choose

    You might want to reconsider a sub for apartment living unless you don't have many neighbors. LFE can travel in funny ways in buildings. You might have to make sure that quite a few neighbors are not at home. ;) My co-worker had a war with a guy who was on the next floor and one unit over...
  11. BobJ

    Refurb Denon Avr-3803

  12. BobJ

    Best Receiver under $400?

  13. BobJ

    Floorstandings and Bookshelves

    Another thing interesting about bookshelves is that manufacturer's can concentrate on making the mids and highs sound good because they don't have to worry about the very low end sound range.
  14. BobJ

    Onkyo V. the world

  15. BobJ

    Receiver in the $250 range - Pick from shortlist

    I'd be sure to testdrive the Onkyo 501. Higher bandwidth component switching than the others. I just helped a friend chose it over the Pioneer 812.
  16. BobJ

    Onkyo V. the world

    Every manufacturer seems to go through ups and downs over the years. Even the much worshipped H/K went through a problematic period. Onkyo seems to have taken its recent problems to heart and has worked to make improvements to its newer products. I've helped several people setup lower...
  17. BobJ

    Dolby Pro Logic

  18. BobJ

    Best Receiver under $400?

    Another vote here for the Onkyo 501. Good features and sound along with 50Mhz component switching for $200 is very tough to beat.
  19. BobJ

    How long should a "budget" receiver last me?

    Check out the Onkyo TX-SR501. For $300 it's a very good budget receiver that should last you until you graduate and get the upgrade urge several years from now. Then the Onkyo can go into the bedroom as a second setup. :)
  20. BobJ

    Home Theater Dilemma

  21. BobJ

    Three receiver choices-please help!!

    Another vote for Rotel.
  22. BobJ

    HK7200 or Rotel 1055

    Only your ears can be the judge, so try both. That said, the Rotel is an excellent piece of gear. Some reviews can be found here: http://rotel.com/reviews/reviews_rsx1055.html The Secrets review in particular is very good: http://www.hometheaterhifi.com/volum...er-5-2003.html
  23. BobJ

    Ideas for specific speakers to look at.

    I would give PSB a serious look, you should be able to get a nice deal on them there in Canada. Excellent sound quality and bang for the buck.
  24. BobJ

    Home Theater Dilemma

  25. BobJ

    Do you insure you HT

    Checking your coverage to see if your HT gear is always a good idea. I have mine insured, along with my dvd collection as part of my homeonwer's policy with replacement cost coverage.
  26. BobJ

    Set of towers for bedroom

    I second the 4T suggestion.