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  • #31
    Not really into speakers personally (not yet, at least), but I just wanted to say, I picked up a pair of Polk R50s on sale last Black Friday, $60 each I think. Been using them more recently given current world events, and they're really nice, especially for the price. When I bought them, reviews basically said for $130 each, they're really good and I got them for less than half that. Absolute steal, it seems.
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    • #32
      Not bad! Got you added to the list

      What are you using to drive those speakers?
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      • #33
        Originally posted by Simmons View Post
        Not bad! Got you added to the list

        What are you using to drive those speakers?
        I've got 'em hooked up to an Onkyo TX-8210. Hand-me-down from my father.
        Last edited by Supercrumpet; 13-04-2020, 03:58 PM.
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        • #34
          Updated my entry. As said in the headphone thread, had to replace my oDAC over the weekend. While I was hooking up my turntable, I set a ground spike through my audio gear and the only thing that took a hit, fortunately, was the the oDAC. Still sucks but it be like that.

          Also, since I guess it is relevant, I added my pair of Schiit Sys's to my entry. I wasn't using them before due to not having the turntable, but now they are re-implemented. Somehow, I ended up with 2 despite only purchasing 1. Schiit just told me to keep 'em, so that was sick. Use them both as passive toggles, 1 for out to either my Asgard or Darkvoice (speaker vs headphone toggle), and 1 for in from the turntable or the dac to the amp (PC vs Turntable toggle)
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          • #35
            I have equipment, but apartment life has it in a functional setup that is no where near pretty. But you can't see the clutter when the lights are out to enjoy viewing :P
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            • #36
              Originally posted by axipher View Post
              I have equipment, but apartment life has it in a functional setup that is no where near pretty. But you can't see the clutter when the lights are out to enjoy viewing :P
              That is the trick, especially with poor cable management...no lights...no problems
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              • #37
                Thought I could memorialize the A/V gear...
                Main stuff
                Home theater:
                Sony AF-7
                Denon 4806 Amp/PreAmp
                Jamo Speakers 7.1 (F/C/S/B)
                Sunfire True Subwoofer

                House Music:
                Sunfire/Bob Carver Cinema Grand Amp
                Mirage 7-msi speakers (Pool room, bi-amped from sunfire)
                Nak PA-7 Amp
                Kilpsch Ref 7 (mancave)

                NAD 916 Six amp for Zones, Xantech 8 source 6 zone distro
                (Master bed, Pool/deck. Garage)

                (and too many sources to deal with 😮 )



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                • #38
                  Hey guys/gals.

                  I was wondering if anyone had suggestions for home theater stuff. I got some stuff a long while back when I was waaayyyy more budget restricted. I am not looking for anything crazy... but since we finished our basement (and got an LG C9 OLED) and I am using the stuff again I can tell it is lacking. I am not hearing things when listening to music that I can clearly hear on my DT 1990 Pro.

                  My current setup is:
                  A pair of Polk Monitor T65 towers (Bi-amp'd)
                  Mirage Omni S8 Sub
                  Yamaha RX-V675


                  Again not looking to do anything crazy... I know this topic can get very expensive very quickly. Just looking for a good upgrade. Not really sure of budget. Just something that I can enjoy my movies and music a bit more on. Oh and I would be limited to 3.1 due to the lack of proper spacing for side channel speakers.

                  Thanks!
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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by jpmboy View Post
                    Thought I could memorialize the A/V gear...
                    Main stuff
                    Home theater:
                    Sony AF-7
                    Denon 4806 Amp/PreAmp
                    Jamo Speakers 7.1 (F/C/S/B)
                    Sunfire True Subwoofer

                    House Music:
                    Sunfire/Bob Carver Cinema Grand Amp
                    Mirage 7-msi speakers (Pool room, bi-amped from sunfire)
                    Nak PA-7 Amp
                    Kilpsch Ref 7 (mancave)

                    NAD 916 Six amp for Zones, Xantech 8 source 6 zone distro
                    (Master bed, Pool/deck. Garage)

                    (and too many sources to deal with 😮 )
                    So I have a question for ya, for clarity sake:

                    What is the Sony AF-7? Google is not helping me here
                    The mirage 7-msi, is there a specific model for this one?

                    Quite the impressive setup, thanks for contributing to the madness!

                    Also, let me know if I missed anything aside from the 2 I already asked about.

                    Originally posted by NBrock View Post
                    Hey guys/gals.

                    I was wondering if anyone had suggestions for home theater stuff. I got some stuff a long while back when I was waaayyyy more budget restricted. I am not looking for anything crazy... but since we finished our basement (and got an LG C9 OLED) and I am using the stuff again I can tell it is lacking. I am not hearing things when listening to music that I can clearly hear on my DT 1990 Pro.

                    My current setup is:
                    A pair of Polk Monitor T65 towers (Bi-amp'd)
                    Mirage Omni S8 Sub
                    Yamaha RX-V675


                    Again not looking to do anything crazy... I know this topic can get very expensive very quickly. Just looking for a good upgrade. Not really sure of budget. Just something that I can enjoy my movies and music a bit more on. Oh and I would be limited to 3.1 due to the lack of proper spacing for side channel speakers.

                    Thanks!
                    It sounds like your highend may be suffering more than anything else. Have you confirmed that your speakers are capable of outputting those sounds? (I.E. reducing the volume and getting close to the speakers to see if you can spot the details)

                    My theory is it may have something to do with either nodal alignment, or sound treatment. However, if you have tried my test, then it may be something with the amplification, or the preprocessing of the audio. Those Polks should be capable of full range audio, maybe with the exception of a bit of manufacturer tuning for specific output.

                    Another suggestion may be try messing with the outputs your speakers are connected to on the receiver. I noticed with my buddy's setup, he had some issues where a preset audio mode was doing some processing to essentially remove certain frequencies from certain channels. Especially since you are running what appears to be a 2.1 channel setup on a 7.2 channel receiver, there may be some preprocessing on the head unit that is just cutting frequencies given a specific audio mode.
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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by Simmons View Post

                      So I have a question for ya, for clarity sake:

                      What is the Sony AF-7? Google is not helping me here
                      The mirage 7-msi, is there a specific model for this one?

                      Quite the impressive setup, thanks for contributing to the madness!

                      Also, let me know if I missed anything aside from the 2 I already asked about.
                      Shoot. My Bad. I'm sorry. Sony A8F (65) - TV/Monitor in Family room.
                      Mirage M-7si (They are old - I bought them in like '95 ) They still sound good, but need room to breathe. They look like the obelisk in 2001.
                      I haven't really bought any HiFi gear in a while so yeah, my stuff is old. And it's more likely that if anything is missing, I missed it not you...

                      In the "retired" column:
                      me.
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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by jpmboy View Post

                        Shoot. My Bad. I'm sorry. Sony A8F (65) - TV/Monitor in Family room.
                        Mirage M-7si (They are old - I bought them in like '95 ) They still sound good, but need room to breathe. They look like the obelisk in 2001.
                        I haven't really bought any HiFi gear in a while so yeah, my stuff is old. And it's more likely that if anything is missing, I missed it not you...

                        In the "retired" column:
                        me.
                        Sounds good bud, thanks for clarifying!

                        I mean, I guess in your defense, those JBL's are my Dad's which he bought new in '84, so I respect it.

                        Also added your retired "equipment"
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                        oDAC, Schiit Asgard II, Darkvoice 336se (Tuberolled)
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