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helicopterpilotdoug

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Post Fri Aug 27, 2010 5:14 am

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BrianT wrote:Doug.

I am envious. It looks GREAT and I hope sounds better.
The only problem I see, is the small TV. I have a 55' in my bedroom. :-"

Brian.

Yeah, a larger TV that will more than likely be my next buy, however it'll be awhile. This TV is a 46" but the cabinet is 65" long, so it makes the TV look smaller. I've been thinking about putting this one in the bedroom and getting a larger one for the HT set up. Right now though, money is getting tight after all I spent on the sound equipment!
Sunfire: Theater Grand IV, Cinema Grand Signature.
Carver: TFM-45, PST-24 Cassette, Extra Carver Gear: CT-6, C-11 (S/N 00001).
Polk Audio: Mains SRS 2.1TL, Center CSiA6, Surrounds FXiA6 and FXiA4, Sub DSW MicroPro 1000, Extra Speakers SDA 2A, SDA 2Btl, Monitor 10A.
Turntable: Dual CS 714Q
Bluray/SACD: Oppo BDP 83SE
CD: Sony 330 300 Disk changer

http://www.douglasconnection.com
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Post Fri Aug 27, 2010 7:51 pm

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helicopterpilotdoug wrote:
BrianT wrote:Doug.

I am envious. It looks GREAT and I hope sounds better.
The only problem I see, is the small TV. I have a 55' in my bedroom. :-"

Brian.

Yeah, a larger TV that will more than likely be my next buy, however it'll be awhile.


I wanted a big TV and 3D TV so I got a Mitsubishi 73 inch at Best Buy BRAND NEW for $1199 & its a 09 model - I have watched Aliens vs Monsters and Cloudy with a chance of Meatballs in 3D so far and it AWESOME!!! You need a 3D box from Mitsubishi for $99 and some XpanD 3D shutter glasses to get it to work but the end result is worth it! There was a 82 inch screen but it was $3999 and I am happy with a 73" plus I have a Projector and a 110" screen.

Your system is AWESOME and the money was well spent!!!

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Post Fri Aug 27, 2010 7:55 pm

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Schweeeeeeet
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Post Fri Aug 27, 2010 9:45 pm

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OconeeOrange wrote:Guys like you make me sick.

Your stuff is OK, but can you take it under the covers at night like my one transistor?


Ok, were not even going to ask what you do with the transistor under your covers? No, not going to ask, forget it. ](*,)
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Post Fri Aug 27, 2010 9:48 pm

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Scarabeo wrote:
helicopterpilotdoug wrote:
BrianT wrote:Doug.

I am envious. It looks GREAT and I hope sounds better.
The only problem I see, is the small TV. I have a 55' in my bedroom. :-"

Brian.

Yeah, a larger TV that will more than likely be my next buy, however it'll be awhile.


I wanted a big TV and 3D TV so I got a Mitsubishi 73 inch at Best Buy BRAND NEW for $1199 & its a 09 model - I have watched Aliens vs Monsters and Cloudy with a chance of Meatballs in 3D so far and it AWESOME!!! You need a 3D box from Mitsubishi for $99 and some XpanD 3D shutter glasses to get it to work but the end result is worth it! There was a 82 inch screen but it was $3999 and I am happy with a 73" plus I have a Projector and a 110" screen.

Your system is AWESOME and the money was well spent!!!

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Nice!!! That is a good size all right. Maybe Santa will be good to us this year! :D
Sunfire: Theater Grand IV, Cinema Grand Signature.
Carver: TFM-45, PST-24 Cassette, Extra Carver Gear: CT-6, C-11 (S/N 00001).
Polk Audio: Mains SRS 2.1TL, Center CSiA6, Surrounds FXiA6 and FXiA4, Sub DSW MicroPro 1000, Extra Speakers SDA 2A, SDA 2Btl, Monitor 10A.
Turntable: Dual CS 714Q
Bluray/SACD: Oppo BDP 83SE
CD: Sony 330 300 Disk changer

http://www.douglasconnection.com
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Post Fri Aug 27, 2010 9:56 pm

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Well SHIT! Of course when I have this whole system together, a set of Polk Audio SDA SRS II speakers comes on the market here locally. And of course I had to get them! I went to look at them this evening, and will bring them home tomorrow morning. They are in beautiful condition, and are upgradeable, so I'll be doing some more work on them soon. Have to get ahold of Ben over on CP to upgrade the crossovers, plus do all the mods I did to the 2B's. It never ends does it??? :lol:
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Sunfire: Theater Grand IV, Cinema Grand Signature.
Carver: TFM-45, PST-24 Cassette, Extra Carver Gear: CT-6, C-11 (S/N 00001).
Polk Audio: Mains SRS 2.1TL, Center CSiA6, Surrounds FXiA6 and FXiA4, Sub DSW MicroPro 1000, Extra Speakers SDA 2A, SDA 2Btl, Monitor 10A.
Turntable: Dual CS 714Q
Bluray/SACD: Oppo BDP 83SE
CD: Sony 330 300 Disk changer

http://www.douglasconnection.com
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Post Sat Aug 28, 2010 10:19 am

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Those are nice! You just had to get them huh? :-k You are getting very sleepy, very sleepy, sleepy. You are asleep listening, no, reading my type. Send me those speakers, package them up and send to me! You just had to get them > to send to me! When I count to 3 you will awaken and do exactly as instructed.
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Man, I hope that works? :-k
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Post Sat Aug 28, 2010 10:31 am

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Jag_97470 wrote:Those are nice! You just had to get them huh? :-k You are getting very sleepy, very sleepy, sleepy. You are asleep listening, no, reading my type. Send me those speakers, package them up and send to me! You just had to get them > to send to me! When I count to 3 you will awaken and do exactly as instructed.
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Man, I hope that works? :-k

:lol: :lol: Yeah, like that's gonna happen!! :lol: :lol:

I picked them up this morning. They are monsters! Weigh 135 lbs each! I'll hook them up this weekend, and take a listen. I've already contacted Ben over on CP to do the TL upgrade to the crossovers, and I'll have to get new tweeters from Polk Audio. That's the end for me on speakers! These are plenty big enough, and the wife would have a heart attack if I got even bigger ones!! :shock:
Sunfire: Theater Grand IV, Cinema Grand Signature.
Carver: TFM-45, PST-24 Cassette, Extra Carver Gear: CT-6, C-11 (S/N 00001).
Polk Audio: Mains SRS 2.1TL, Center CSiA6, Surrounds FXiA6 and FXiA4, Sub DSW MicroPro 1000, Extra Speakers SDA 2A, SDA 2Btl, Monitor 10A.
Turntable: Dual CS 714Q
Bluray/SACD: Oppo BDP 83SE
CD: Sony 330 300 Disk changer

http://www.douglasconnection.com
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Post Mon Aug 30, 2010 7:48 pm

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Installed the new SRS 2 speakers and gave them a few hours listening. Not as impressed with them as with the SDA 2Btl's. Now comes the rebuild on these. New tweeters, upgraded crossovers, and a few other polk tweaks should make them sing. They are huge!
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System with the 2B's
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The SRS 2's are quite large.
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Sunfire: Theater Grand IV, Cinema Grand Signature.
Carver: TFM-45, PST-24 Cassette, Extra Carver Gear: CT-6, C-11 (S/N 00001).
Polk Audio: Mains SRS 2.1TL, Center CSiA6, Surrounds FXiA6 and FXiA4, Sub DSW MicroPro 1000, Extra Speakers SDA 2A, SDA 2Btl, Monitor 10A.
Turntable: Dual CS 714Q
Bluray/SACD: Oppo BDP 83SE
CD: Sony 330 300 Disk changer

http://www.douglasconnection.com
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Post Mon Aug 30, 2010 8:04 pm

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Those SRS 2's have a big sound stage and sound presents. Congrats I would pull them out to the front of the entertainment rack. Better imaging.
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C 16, PT 2400, Slim Device, Carver TX-8, 490T and Rega TT w Grado Gold cart in the 2 channel setup
Bogen SRB20 is computer amp
Carver PM-350 donated for youth church use
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Post Tue Aug 31, 2010 5:02 am

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engtaz wrote:Those SRS 2's have a big sound stage and sound presents. Congrats I would pull them out to the front of the entertainment rack. Better imaging.

You know I think the same thing, but on CP, people always say to keep them close to the rear wall, or you will have funky bass. I'll do some experimentation, and see how it works. Thanks for the suggestion. :)
Sunfire: Theater Grand IV, Cinema Grand Signature.
Carver: TFM-45, PST-24 Cassette, Extra Carver Gear: CT-6, C-11 (S/N 00001).
Polk Audio: Mains SRS 2.1TL, Center CSiA6, Surrounds FXiA6 and FXiA4, Sub DSW MicroPro 1000, Extra Speakers SDA 2A, SDA 2Btl, Monitor 10A.
Turntable: Dual CS 714Q
Bluray/SACD: Oppo BDP 83SE
CD: Sony 330 300 Disk changer

http://www.douglasconnection.com
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Post Tue Aug 31, 2010 3:09 pm

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I always believe that the owners ears know best. My suggestion is because I found the depth of the image to be too shallow against the wall but I would have better depth of sound stage off the wall. CP is where I reside also. engtaz here and there. Congrats
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C 16, PT 2400, Slim Device, Carver TX-8, 490T and Rega TT w Grado Gold cart in the 2 channel setup
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Carver PM-350 donated for youth church use
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Post Thu Oct 07, 2010 4:50 pm

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Today I finally can listen to my vinyl collection again! Been a long time in the making. The Dual CS 714Q is now hooked up, and I've been listening to some LP's. The first one I listened to is Dire Straits BIA. The CD I bought back when it first came out always had a shrill sound in some passages. The analog version is IMHO much better. A lot more smooth.. 8) Well anyway, I'm having fun listening to vinyl again after all these years. Also having a lot of fun cleaning records! :lol:
Sunfire: Theater Grand IV, Cinema Grand Signature.
Carver: TFM-45, PST-24 Cassette, Extra Carver Gear: CT-6, C-11 (S/N 00001).
Polk Audio: Mains SRS 2.1TL, Center CSiA6, Surrounds FXiA6 and FXiA4, Sub DSW MicroPro 1000, Extra Speakers SDA 2A, SDA 2Btl, Monitor 10A.
Turntable: Dual CS 714Q
Bluray/SACD: Oppo BDP 83SE
CD: Sony 330 300 Disk changer

http://www.douglasconnection.com
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Post Thu Oct 07, 2010 5:22 pm

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helicopterpilotdoug wrote:Today I finally can listen to my vinyl collection again! Been a long time in the making. The Dual CS 714Q is now hooked up, and I've been listening to some LP's. The first one I listened to is Dire Straits BIA. The CD I bought back when it first came out always had a shrill sound in some passages. The analog version is IMHO much better. A lot more smooth.. 8) Well anyway, I'm having fun listening to vinyl again after all these years. Also having a lot of fun cleaning records! :lol:


Doug.

98% of what I listen to is vinyl. I think there is something missing in CD's even though I own about 600 of them.

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Post Thu Oct 07, 2010 10:45 pm

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helicopterpilotdoug wrote:
engtaz wrote:Those SRS 2's have a big sound stage and sound presents. Congrats I would pull them out to the front of the entertainment rack. Better imaging.

You know I think the same thing, but on CP, people always say to keep them close to the rear wall, or you will have funky bass. I'll do some experimentation, and see how it works. Thanks for the suggestion. :)


This is what I'm struggling with now. Pull them out or leave them back. I use a sub and the SMS-1 so the bass might not be such an issue. I'm still getting a good soundstage but the wall they are on is 15 feet wide. Right now they are 7 inches off the wall. I just moved them back tonight. They were about 12-13 inches off. Can't really do any listening right now to hear the effect.
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