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Re: So what HT gear are you lusting for tonight?
Adrian #305867 05/10/10 06:53 PM
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Yes, but drivers flying across rooms are funny.


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Re: So what HT gear are you lusting for tonight?
Ken.C #305868 05/10/10 06:56 PM
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Re: So what HT gear are you lusting for tonight?
Ken.C #305870 05/10/10 07:11 PM
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 Originally Posted By: kcarlile
Was this "guy," a salesman, by chance?


Maybe he just sells VERY inefficient speakers... And big amps to make up for them of course.


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SRoode #305874 05/10/10 07:39 PM
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I have just about everything I want, but if I could have 2 more things, I would want:

1) A 3 Channel Digital Amp rated 400W/Channel @ 4 ohms.
2) A NAS Server with Raid 5 and 4 Drive Bays.


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Re: So what HT gear are you lusting for tonight?
SRoode #305875 05/10/10 07:54 PM
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I see that Crown has some new amps coming out that have RCA inputs.

Even the lowest price one offers 700wpc in bridged mode into 8 Ohms. Three of those puppies for M60 left, M60 right and VP180 Center oughta kick some butt...


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Re: So what HT gear are you lusting for tonight?
MarkSJohnson #305877 05/10/10 08:04 PM
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Those look really reasonable Mark.. Do you have any experience with Crown Amps?


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SRoode #305886 05/10/10 08:40 PM
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Here is the text from the page with the speaker testing on it:

"This room is where we test the endurance of loudspeakers under high power conditions. Our speaker "torture test" typically uses 100 hours of the heavy-metal group Slayer played continuously.

The M80s were tested with this music for 100 hours at 700 Watts continuous input power, with peaks of 1000 Watts!

We also conduct heat tests in this room, to make sure our electronics can withstand temperatures nearing 40 degrees Celsius / 104 degrees Fahrenheit. "

http://www.axiomaudio.com/research_PowerTestRoom.html


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Re: So what HT gear are you lusting for tonight?
jakewash #305889 05/10/10 08:49 PM
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Micah's wallet is not thanking you for that info.

Re: So what HT gear are you lusting for tonight?
SRoode #305902 05/10/10 11:00 PM
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 Originally Posted By: SRoode
 Originally Posted By: kcarlile
Was this "guy," a salesman, by chance?


Maybe he just sells VERY inefficient speakers... And big amps to make up for them of course.



Actually, funny as this may sound, this information came from a sales rep I talked to for a company selling mono blocks I was looking at buying. They were rated at 250 watts into 8 ohms, so I called to ask if they were 4 ohm stable, and if so if the power rating went up to 500 watts... and if so would they hurt my speakers?

When I told him I had Axiom M80's he told me that I needed a more powerful amp... and I know your next question, how much was the amp he tried to sell me, right? Nope, if fact he didn't have an amp rated at 1000 watts. So to sum everything up, I called an guy selling amps, asked him questions about his amps, gave him the information about my speakers, and he told me his amps were not up to the task and that I should look elsewhere to find something more powerful to really get the most out of my speakers.

Strange? I thought so, hence the questions I posted up about it. Oh and thanks Chris, my knowledge is getting better and better in this area thanks to guys like you. Much appreciation!


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Re: So what HT gear are you lusting for tonight?
Micah #305904 05/10/10 11:04 PM
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That is one bizarre result right there. I wouldn't expect that from just about any salesman. I can't imagine why he would say you would need a 1kW amp for the M80s. I mean, sure, why not, but NEED?


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