tim916

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What percentage of audiophiles use a sub ?
It's amazing how much nonsense permeates the audiophile community. I swear if some of you guys chose medical treatments the way you choose your audio systems you would opt for foot reflexology over bypass surgery to cure blocked arteries.The probl... 
What percentage of audiophiles use a sub ?
I think that if a lot of the anti-subwoofer crowd let a professional home theater calibrator come into their room with some subwoofers, a good means of filtering the bass below 80hz out of the mains, and a couple of days to make it all work - they... 
Revel Studio versus Parsifal Encore
Bear in mind that the two speakers have vastly different engineering philosophies behind them. Revel's approach is to build a speaker that adheres to the elements of sound reproduction that have been revealed to most critical in Harman's blind lis... 
The pursuit of bass...
Building full-range speakers is pretty much a waste of woofers and wood due to the realities of small room acoustics. A speaker should be designed to play down to 70-80hz with little distortion at high volumes. The equalized subwoofer(s) take over... 
B & W ISW-4 In Wall Subwoofer
Jeff, unfortunately I have not heard the ISW-4 but I did see a preproduction example at B&W's hq. It did appear that they had put a lot of work into building a very high quality sub and not just a woofer in a box that could be stuck into the w... 
NHT XD's well built?
Martykl,Just so that people are clear, I want to point out that only the XdW has built-in amplification. The XdS monitors are powered by amps housed in the XdA DEQX/amplifier module which is no longer available.There is a discussion on another for... 
Which speaker is the master of IMAGING ????
My NHT Xd's are contenders, imo. 
subwoofer 19 by 18 room
The F110 is not going to be available until 1Q 2008. 
Magico 3
I listened to the V3 for about 45 minutes the other day. This was the same pair demonstrated at HE2007 but with an updated crossover.The sound these speakers produce is very clean, detailed, and balanced. If you are looking for warmth or lushness ... 
Why are hi-end active monitors not more popular?
Ghasley,I think the following quote explains a lot:"During a recent trip to an audiophile club meeting in the Pacific Northwest, AVRev.com¬ís resident speaker setup guru Bob Hodas did a demo with Meyer's [active] X10 system that left many (if not a... 
Best sub/sat for 600.00 or under?
Check out abluesky.com, they make good stuff. 
Why are hi-end active monitors not more popular?
Here is another good article written by none other than Billy Woodman of ATC on the virtues of active speakers:http://www.enjoythemusic.com/magazine/manufacture/0403/index.html 
Subwoofer suggestion to Integrate w/ Meyer HD-1's
The Bluesky Sub15 might be worth a look, too. It measures very well.www.abluesky.com 
Retail Music Stores Gone
I hate shopping for CDs in a retail store. Unless I have some titles written down I can never remember what discs I want, and if I do remember, I have to hunt them down and hope that they are in stock. For me, shopping for CDs in a brick and morta... 
Wilson Alexandria X2s in small room
I think that the biggest problem with your room may be the low ceiling. It looks like you have diffusion up there now, but you might find that absorbtion would be more effective. Also, the Auralex bass traps are woefully ineffective at frequencies...