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Re: So what HT gear are you lusting for tonight?
claysae #309316 06/04/10 01:00 PM
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 Originally Posted By: claysae
After much research and going back and forth I have narrowed it down to the following for my HT system:

Axiom: VP100, M22 and QS4

Ascend: CMT 340 L/C/R and HTM 200 surrounds

Tweat City: Pro 10 L/C/R Surrounds TBD

Room: 2500 - 3000^ft
AVR: Denon 790
Sub: LFM1+

Thoughts??




I'm going to go with 'B'.

......no no wait, ummm.... 'C'?

Hold on a sec.... perhaps 'A' would be my choice.

I hope that helps. \:\)



On a side note, after checking out the CMT-340 SE Mini-Towers I have to say, that is a smart looking speaker. Not that looks have anything to do with sound mind you, but I have really come to admire the look of those pointy dust caps on speakers such as these as well as others (most notably, Paradigm's). So I can't help but wonder, is there ANY audio advantage or disadvantage to incorporating those little pointy dust caps on the midrange speakers? Are they purely for asthetics and that's all?

The only reason I ask is because, while I know Axiom is not into gimmicks, I must say that in a side-by-side comparo between those CMT's and the Axioms, I can see where a lot of newbie's, who've never heard either might choose the CMT's simply because they look 'the business'. Not saying that's right, simply saying I can see it happening.

Which brings up my next question, what are dust caps even for? Traditional subwoofer speakers always had dust caps incorporated into the design. Most of todays subwoofer speakers (Axiom included) have axed them from their design. Personally, I love the look... much cleaner. So if they can remove them from subwoofer speakers, why not woofers and midrange speakers as well?

In my car I have MB Quart 'Q' series door speakers. They do not have dust caps. So obviously it's possible to remove them as well. So I ask, what the hell are they even for???


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M80's
QS8's
VP150
EP800
Denon 4802
Emotiva XPA-3
Samsung BD-P3600
Sharp 65 Inch Aquos LCD
Re: So what HT gear are you lusting for tonight?
snazzed #309322 06/04/10 02:21 PM
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 Originally Posted By: snazzed
Ok... I know there was an Audio format for DVD... the aforementioned DVD-A. I haven't been able to find a definitive answer re Blu-ray. Is there a format for Blu-ray Audio Discs?

Provided it exists, what are the odds we'll be buying lossless Audio Discs on Blu-ray 3yrs from now? Given the fact I've seen nothing on it, I would think, "not good".

There's BD Profile 3.0. While that sounds like it has higher requirements than the Java/Internet specs of Profile 2.0, it doesn't. What a Profile 3.0 disc must be able to do is be played/navigated without the use of a video display. It is intended for Blu-ray audio discs. The spec exists, just need a major studio to use it.


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Axiom M5HP, VP160HP, QS8
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Re: So what HT gear are you lusting for tonight?
ClubNeon #309326 06/04/10 03:08 PM
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 Originally Posted By: ClubNeon
What a Profile 3.0 disc must be able to do is be played/navigated without the use of a video display.


That's awesome. I know there was an audio disc profiled, but I didn't realize that it had this requirement.

I have to say, that was always an issue I had with DVD-A... having to turn on a monitor to navigate a menu.


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Re: So what HT gear are you lusting for tonight?
MarkSJohnson #309328 06/04/10 03:10 PM
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Your mom is awesome.


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Samsung BD-P3600
Sharp 65 Inch Aquos LCD
Re: So what HT gear are you lusting for tonight?
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EP 500. Never heard it, but I feel I need one.

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Re: So what HT gear are you lusting for tonight?
wideopen #309494 06/05/10 06:49 PM
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Just one?

Re: So what HT gear are you lusting for tonight?
JohnK #309495 06/05/10 07:07 PM
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Thanks, John for the advice re: Oppo 83SE NuForce. Thanks, too, for your thoughts on DVD-A and SACD.

With a paucity of (my kind of) titles, I don't think I'm going to find enough things out there in secondary CD formats. There aren't many now in SACD.

There's another CD format (Phillips?) that's just beginning to turn up. I'll wait and see about that and cease to lust after SACD altogether. Mui Muchas Gracias!

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Re: So what HT gear are you lusting for tonight?
wideopen #309496 06/05/10 07:10 PM
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 Originally Posted By: wideopen
EP 500. Never heard it, but I feel I need one.


No. "You need to feel one!" Then you'll "need" to have one. I keep mine set at one parsec below nausea.


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Re: So what HT gear are you lusting for tonight?
BobKay #309513 06/05/10 08:19 PM
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 Originally Posted By: BobKay

There's another CD format (Phillips?) that's just beginning to turn up. I'll wait and see about that and cease to lust after SACD altogether. Mui Muchas Gracias!
Purple Book, aka Double Density(2000-2001?)? I know there were a few HDCDs(early 90's?) out there, maybe some of these older better versions are starting to catch on as vendors try to avoid Sony's BR and it's higher royalties(or so I have heard)


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QS8 v2
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