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  1. Chris A H

    SVS MTS Speaker system?

    Real review: Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity - SVSound MTS-01 Floor-standing Speakers
  2. Chris A H

    Standard Def TV on a 50" Plasma?

    I have just started looking for a new plasma TV (50") and have read many stories on the forums about how bad standard definition TV looks on these big screens. The family watches lots of non-high-def TV, so is there a make/model/technology that I should look for in a 50" plasma to make standard...
  3. Chris A H

    Select Warner Box Sets 19.99 at Borders

    Thanks for posting this, got mine this morning! This is definitely "secret" pricing, as no one at my Borders knew about it either.
  4. Chris A H

    DVD Review HTF REVIEW: Madagascar

    Anyone having drop-out or tracking issues with their version? Mine stops, freezes, drops out audio, etc. Never had a bad DVD before, guess this is going back for replacement.
  5. Chris A H

    Weekly RoundUp 10-25-2005

    Thanks for the link Mike! When I enter "Leonard Bernstein Concert Box Set" into Amazon's search field it doesn't find it! Very strange... For me this week will be the Leonard Bernstein Concert Box Set (but of course!) Wizard of Oz SE Titanic. Thanks again! Chris
  6. Chris A H

    Weekly RoundUp 10-25-2005

    Can't find the Leonard Bernstein Concert Box Set for the price listed above on Amazon. Found a 9-disc set of the Young People's Concerts for $119. Which one is the $69 set? Thanks for the weekly listing! Chris
  7. Chris A H

    Can I add a subwoofer to a 5 channel system?

    Yes, it is that simple. There is a good article on the Polk website about connecting a subwoofer.
  8. Chris A H

    Not very pleased with my SVS sub.....Yet

    As already mentioned, I would look at the gain setting, the position in the room and then correctly adjust the variable phase. My SVS is positioned next to my couch in a corner at the opposite end of the room from my front speakers, and it went from OK to WOW as the phase went from 0 to it's...
  9. Chris A H

    Questions on sound quality on ONKYO TX-SR701

    I noticed the same thing when I was shopping for new receivers a year ago. I did not care for the "sound" of the 701 no matter what speakers they were hooked up to. End up going with Marantz.
  10. Chris A H

    Hsu vt3 vs SVS pb12-isd help

    Both have been review head to head here. Great review with plenty of "real world" test and listening data. BTW, the old name for the PB12-ISD was PB1-ISD...
  11. Chris A H

    Coupon in Sunday papers for Shrek (2)?

    The StarKist $5 rebate is also online here.
  12. Chris A H

    DVDs with Isolated Soundtracks....recommendations?

    Best website I have seen with this info is here! They also have a list of DVDs with composer commentaries.
  13. Chris A H

    which to buy... sony, yamaha or onkyo

    Try this article...
  14. Chris A H

    What's better, too wide or too narrow?

    Since you have limited options, any chance of trying both and picking the location you like best?
  15. Chris A H

    free Socket 478 Barebone Kit / 350 Watt Power Supply after mail in rebate

    The gimic is you will need to buy all the other components and they hope you will buy them at the same time.
  16. Chris A H

    Denon avr-2105

    The Denon Germany site has posted info for the AVR-1705 (due out this month as well). That's all I have seen so far.
  17. Chris A H

    Help on hiding wires

    I just re-did my HT room and used wires behind the baseboard, flat wire under the carpet and the plastic conduit. What ChrisRuh mentions above works great and I recommend it highly as well. Even get the WAF seal of approval! If you are looking for flat under the carpet wire, Radio Shack...
  18. Chris A H

    Problem with Panasonic SA-XR50

    If is it not a powered sub, then this could be your problem. Your old system probably had the sub amplifier in the actual receiver and that amp powered the sub. Can you XR-50 drive a "passive" sub? It would need to have an additional amp available in order to do this. If not, you will need...
  19. Chris A H

    Receivers with DVI or HDMI Inputs/Outputs

    Outlaw Audio has recently announced such a receiver:
  20. Chris A H

    Subwoofer Placement

    I have my sub (PB1-ISD) on the wall opposite my HT and next to a couch (my main listening position). Had a HSU STF-2 in that position and though it sounded OK I could never get it calibrated to the point where it really blended with my mains, and the impact seemed like adding a woofer rather...
  21. Chris A H

    Tower.com 15% off ONE TIME Coupon for Tues. 7/20 only

    Thanks Glenn! Used it to get $8 off the price of the Fantasia Anthology (now out of print). Your coupon pushed me over the edge!
  22. Chris A H

    What does "out of phase" sound like?

    John - I connected another length of wire to the receiver end of the surround wire(s) and ran it to the speakers. I then stood on a ladder and did the tests, being very careful to isolate the wires.
  23. Chris A H

    What does "out of phase" sound like?

    Thanks for all the input. John - I did the continuity check with a multi-meter, so I am pretty sure of the readings. Jim - I did the 9V test and the woofer did not move at all, just got a small "pop" from the speakers. Wayne - yea, I have always been a guy to "trust my ears" when it...
  24. Chris A H

    What does "out of phase" sound like?

    I did a room family remodel and surround speaker re-wiring while my DD receiver is in the shop. Ran the wires under the carpet with some flat 16 gauge wire and afterwards did a continuity check to make sure the wires were labeled correctly. So I hook them up to a small stereo receiver I have...
  25. Chris A H

    Marantz SR7200 hiss

    Thanks for posting this info Shamus. I have a SR7200 in the shop right now and they can't find the parts. I passed along this company name for them to contact, hope they have some. I bought an extended warranty on the SR7200, and though they always say these are a rip-off, every now and then...
  26. Chris A H

    What instrument do you play and how did it affect your choice in speaker?

    I was studio vocalist right out out of school, and still teach voice and coach a lot of vocal ensembles. For me, it's all about reproducing the human voice with accuracy and no added coloration. Also have performed many times with the local symphony (Beethoven's 9th, Handel's Messiah...
  27. Chris A H

    What instrument do you play and how did it affect your choice in speaker?

    I was studio vocalist right out out of school, and still teach voice and coach a lot of vocal ensembles. For me, it's all about reproducing the human voice with accuracy and no added coloration. Also have performed many times with the local symphony (Beethoven's 9th, Handel's Messiah...
  28. Chris A H

    Field of Dreams: Anniversary Edition.......June 8th

    Thanks much for the info Randy. No isolated score is the stopper for me, not enough new stuff to warrant the double-dip.
  29. Chris A H

    Denon 3805 vs. Denon AVR 1083?

    The 1083 is exactly the same as the now discontinued model 3803. Compare the 1083 specs with the 3803 specs on their website.
  30. Chris A H

    Outlaw Audio announces new 7.1 receiver

    What other receivers are you talking about? My Marantz SR7200 just went into the shop with a 4 month backlog on the part it needs...
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