Been around a while

Dan Barham

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I've lurked around for a while, here and on the old forum, and rarely post anything. Not shy at all but I've always figured you learn by listening more and talking less.

I'm coming up on 82 and, thank the Lord, still have reasonably good hearing (although the wife says I don't ever hear a word she says. :laugh: )

Back in the fifties I was a drummer and one of my heros, Buddy Rich, responded to the question, "Why don't you use two bass drums like Louis Belson?" Rich said, "If I ever can't do it with one I'll use two." That's the way I feel about stereo and surround sound. If I can't hear what I want with two speakers I'll use five more. The truth is; I've had a 7.2 system for several years but, strangely, I've slowly moved back to 2.2, with two SVS 12" sealed subs. Surround sound just doesn't do it for me anymore and it's rare that I ever switch over to Dolby or DTS. A really good stereo recording needs to be played back in stereo. Movies? If I ever watch any of those lousy cartoon movies so prevalent today I guess I'll turn on DTS or Dolby. As for Atmos! Don't even get me started on Atmos! Hey! I said I was almost 82! That means I'm intolerant of anything I don't agree with! :olddude:

My system is modest, by most folks standards:

Denon AVR3313i AVR
Crown XLS 1502 Amp (Front L/R speakers)
ML Motion 12 Mains
ML Motion 6 Center
SVS 12" Sealed Subs
Polk Model ? Sides and Rears
70" Vizio HDTV (old 1024 set that won't break so I can upgrade!!!)

All music (Classical, Symphonic, Jazz, old Rock) burned to flac on Plex server
All movies/TV burned to MP4 on Plex server

Finally, it's good to see the core group from Home Theater Shack alive and well and doing what they do best; helping guys like me learn more about a/v.
Thanks, boys, glad I found you all here.

old, old arkiedan :olddude:
 
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mechman

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Apr 4, 2017
Messages
865
Location
Empire Township, MN
My AV System  
Preamp, Processor or Receiver
Pioneer VSX-832
Universal / Blu-ray / CD Player
Oppo UDP-205
Front Speakers
Definitive Technology Studio Monitor 55s
Center Channel Speaker
Definitive Technology CS8040
Surround Back Speakers
Definitive Technology DI6.5R
Other Speakers or Equipment
Apple TV 4K
Video Display Device
LG OLED65C7P
Remote Control
Logitech Harmony 650
Other Equipment
DirecTV HR54/200
Great to have you aboard here Dan!
 

Wayne A. Pflughaupt

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May 21, 2017
Messages
245
Location
Corpus Christi, TX
My AV System  
Preamp, Processor or Receiver
Yamaha RX-Z9 A/V Receiver
Main Amp
Ramsa WP-9440 Stereo Amplifier (for subwoofers)
Additional Amp
TIVO Premier TCD746320 (OTA TV tuner)
Other Amp
Nakamichi MB-1 Seven-Disc CD Changer
Universal / Blu-ray / CD Player
Pioneer BDP-23FD Blu Ray Player
Front Speakers
TASCAM SS-R05 Media Player/Recorder
Center Channel Speaker
LRS Electronics Human 61 Speakers (all channels)
Surround Speakers
Realistic Minimus 7 (front EFX speakers)
Surround Back Speakers
Custom Built-in Subwoofer with Dual Shiva 12"
Front Height Speakers
Yamaha YDP2006 Digital Parametric EQ (front mains)
Rear Height Speakers
Yamaha YDP2006 Digital Parametric EQ (subs)
Subwoofers
Adcom ACE-515 (for power management)
Other Speakers or Equipment
Chase Technologies RLC-1 (remote control for subs)
Video Display Device
Yamaha DT-2 (digital clock display)
Screen
Audio Control R130 Real Time Analyzer
Remote Control
Stock Yamaha Remote
Other Equipment
Pioneer PDP-5070HD Plasma TV
Welcome Dan!
 

tesseract

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Nov 12, 2016
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Location
Lincoln, NE
My AV System  
Preamp, Processor or Receiver
Emotiva XMC-1
Main Amp
Emotiva XPA-2 Gen 2
Additional Amp
Emotiva XPA-3 Gen 2
Other Amp
Dayton SA1000
Universal / Blu-ray / CD Player
Sony BDP S590 & Pioneer DV-610AV
Front Speakers
JTR NOESIS 210 RT - L/R mains
Center Channel Speaker
Chase SHO-10 - Center
Surround Speakers
Chase PRO-10 - Surrounds
Subwoofers
Chase VS-18.1 x 2 - Subwoofers
Video Display Device
Vizio E550VL
Other Equipment
h/k TC35C/Ortofon Super OM10/Pro-Ject Phono Box S
Hey, Dan, welcome! I remember your profile pic from the other place, yes.

I certainly hope to be enjoying our hobby later in life and suspect I always will.

That's a pretty decent system you have there, basic and does the job, much like mine.
 

Todd Anderson

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Jan 20, 2017
Messages
5,109
Location
Balt/Wash Metro
My AV System  
Preamp, Processor or Receiver
Yamaha RX-A3050
Main Amp
Emotiva XPA-5
Additional Amp
Emotiva XPA Gen 2 4xStereo 2XSingle
Other Amp
VSX-1016THX
Universal / Blu-ray / CD Player
OPPO UDP-203
Front Speakers
SVS Ultra Towers
Center Channel Speaker
SVS Ultra Center
Surround Speakers
SVS Ultra Surround
Surround Back Speakers
SVS Ultra Bookshelf
Front Height Speakers
SVS Prime Elevation
Rear Height Speakers
SVS Prime Elevation
Subwoofers
dual SVS SB16s + dual PSA XS30s
Other Speakers or Equipment
Behringer 1124p; Aura Bass Shaker Pros; SuperSub X
Video Display Device
JVC RS520
Screen
Carada Cine-White 0 gain
Other Equipment
LG Electronics 65-inch B6 OLED, OPPO Sonica
Dan! Really glad you posted a warm hello. I suspect you have a lot of knowledge and opinions to share. Hope you stay active. :T
 

j.man1503

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Jan 26, 2018
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Welcome to the forum! That's no standard system, looks like it would sound great.
 

Tony V.

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Apr 14, 2017
Messages
982
Location
Edmonton, AB, Canada
My AV System  
Preamp, Processor or Receiver
Onkyo TX RZ920
Main Amp
Samson Servo 600
Additional Amp
QSC MX1500
Universal / Blu-ray / CD Player
Panasonic 220
Front Speakers
EV Sentry 500
Center Channel Speaker
EV Sentry 500
Surround Speakers
Mission 762
Surround Back Speakers
Mission 762
Subwoofers
SVS PB13u
Video Display Device
Panasonic AE 8000
Remote Control
Logitech 1100
Other Equipment
Denon DT 625 CD/Tape unit, Nintendo WiiU, and more
Hello Dan :wave: Glad you can join us again!

Nothing at all wrong with your setup and your thoughts on listening in 2.2
 

Sonnie

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Apr 2, 2017
Messages
2,132
Location
Alabama
My AV System  
Preamp, Processor or Receiver
NAD T-758 AVR
Main Amp
Emotiva XPA-1 Gen 2 Monoblocks
Additional Amp
Emotiva XPA Seven
Universal / Blu-ray / CD Player
OPPO UDP-205 4K UHD Player
Front Speakers
Emotiva T2
Center Channel Speaker
Emotiva C2
Surround Speakers
Emotiva T1
Front Height Speakers
MartinLogan EM-IC
Rear Height Speakers
MartinLogan EM-IC
Subwoofers
Dual Custom Built 18" Subs
Video Display Device
Epson 4040
Screen
Elite Screen
Remote Control
Universal MX-890
Nice setup Dan... certainly glad to have you around. :T
 

Jack

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Apr 17, 2017
Messages
325
Location
Southern Indiana
My AV System  
Preamp, Processor or Receiver
Integra 9.8 pre/pro, Denon 4520ci
Main Amp
Emotiva XPA5
Additional Amp
Darid I30
Other Amp
Hafler 220
Universal / Blu-ray / CD Player
Oppo
Front Speakers
Klipsch KLF10
Center Channel Speaker
Klipsch C7
Surround Speakers
Various
Subwoofers
HSU VTF-3 MK5 HP
Other Speakers or Equipment
Lita Audio Tube Dac, MyDac, Home made Music server
Video Display Device
Panasonic Viera Plasma, 65"
Remote Control
Lots
Welcome to Nirvana Dan, power to us ancients. Enjoy and please feel free to participate.
 
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