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    Emotiva XMC-2 Review (AV Processor)

    Imagine if Denon were to take one of their units that measures decent (when the amplifiers are off) and (1) remove the amplifiers, (2) reduce the cost of the unit by the savings in the amplifiers. Wait, why sell a cheaper unit when people are presently forced to upgrade to the expensive units...
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    Newbie question: My room BOOMS at 146Hz. I started noticing it today and it's now ruined listening.

    @robo I've been trying to learn how to do measurements and make corrections as well. I recently posted some measurements and what I was able to do with filters playing through JRiver here: Revel Salon2, B&W 802 D3, or similarly priced speakers + Benchmark chain? The corrections did make a...
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    Revel Salon2, B&W 802 D3, or similarly priced speakers + Benchmark chain?

    Thought I'd post and update - although I'm not sure this is really the right place to do it. (Kal, I'm anxiously awaiting your write up on DiracLive3 and your new subs.) But, here goes... From the earlier posts in this thread I upgraded speakers last year. I've never heard speakers sound so...
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    Room EQ Wizard Import Sweep

    If there is a method to redirect REW’s output from default (HDMI or USB) to JRiver‘s input (presumably as some sort of streaming input connection) which can then be processed by JRiver filters before proceeding to the (HDMI or USB) output, I don’t know what the mechanisms are to do it. I’m open...
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    Room EQ Wizard Import Sweep

    I know this is an old post - but I was poking around as I was trying to figure out how to do something perhaps similar. I can easily make direct measurements with REW driving the source and the mic. But I am exploring the use of digital filters in JRiver - and I'd like to confirm the...
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    Revel Salon2, B&W 802 D3, or similarly priced speakers + Benchmark chain?

    Hi Kal, Would you comment on your method of digital crossover/EQ that you’re using with the Studio2s + AHB2s? Seems like I saw you’d posted somewhere else you do this for a multi-channel set up also? I’m finally getting around to running REW and trying to learn/improve things; guidance is much...
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    Gustard X16 Balanced MQA DAC Review

    Gear Acquisition Syndrome (or GAS for short) is often a debilitating condition ... especially after the spouse finds out. ;) That's not a "wink" it is more of a "I can't see out of that eye anymore for a few days" emoji.
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    Revel Salon2, B&W 802 D3, or similarly priced speakers + Benchmark chain?

    The dealer I bought my Studio2s & Voice2 from indicated to me that they were discontinued. I believe Kal and others have confirmed this to be true from others sources. The prices you're quoting are significantly lower than anything I'd seen for new Revel speakers from this series. If you can...
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    PS Audio M700 Monoblock Amplifier Review

    @GaryMnz If you want to have a positive influence on people here - and actually contribute to people learning a few things - I think it would help if you adjusted your tone (pun intended) to be more collaborative and less confrontational. It seems a reasonable request that you post your data...
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    Revel Salon2, B&W 802 D3, or similarly priced speakers + Benchmark chain?

    Hi Sal, really appreciated your comments along the way here too. Thank you! Did you post your JBL details in another thread here somewhere? I’m not even going to demo Atmos just so I’m not tempted to fall down that hole. Even though my wife would argue I have no restraint - I’m going to...
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    Don's New Revels in House: Salon2, Voice2, F206

    I bet it does sound fantastic. So much fun too. Thanks for sharing the pictures as well - great stuff. Enjoy!!!
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    Revel Salon2, B&W 802 D3, or similarly priced speakers + Benchmark chain?

    This + Oppo’s demise + ... + the lack of an AVR capable of preserving SACD 5.1 fidelity (at any price) seems to suggest (and I’m no audio industry expert) that people can’t make (enough?) money at it. Perhaps they “could” run in the black but there are other high ROI opportunities - so it’s not...
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    Revel Salon2, B&W 802 D3, or similarly priced speakers + Benchmark chain?

    My wife noted that the TV looks a little small now... ;) Of course she was just doing it to be a tease. I got so lucky to marry her before she knew how expensive I was going to be.
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    Revel Salon2, B&W 802 D3, or similarly priced speakers + Benchmark chain?

    Actually, I don’t turn it on unless I’m watching a movie - it’s not tuned to the room either. So, long term, that’s another “TODO.” That said, I‘m finding that I’m also very happy with the low frequency response of the Studio2s. I can listen at a very nice level and not disturb my wife...
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    Revel Salon2, B&W 802 D3, or similarly priced speakers + Benchmark chain?

    I am *** extremely *** happy! Presently I'm driving the L & R channels from the AHB2s - stereo is full Benchmark. I don't have the digital DSD for some of my SACDs so I play those on a Oppo BD105D XLR out to HPA4 XLR in. As you can see I went ahead and bought the center channel (and not shown...
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    Denon AVR-X4700 AVR Review (Updated)

    Completely bypass the AVR for 2ch stereo, but feed L & R into it from your AVR. Here is what I do: Benchmark Media stereo chain: DAC3-B --> HPA4 --> 2x AHB2 The HPA4 has two XLR inputs and two RCA inputs: * Feed one XLR input from the DAC3-B -- for USB stereo playback of mostly DSD files, but...
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    JBL HDI-3600 Speaker Review

    Hi Amir, Possible typo: I think you meant to say you're putting the "JBL HDI-3600 (not the "JBL HDI-1600") on the recommended list - from this review. Thanks again for another speaker review!
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    Revel Salon2, B&W 802 D3, or similarly priced speakers + Benchmark chain?

    Thanks Kal, I really did appreciate your feedback! My understanding is that the center channel and Gem2s are also discounted right now as well - so maybe they're all going? Well, decision made, order placed, dollars committed. No regrets.
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    Revel Salon2, B&W 802 D3, or similarly priced speakers + Benchmark chain?

    How is the new system working out? Hope you're loving it!
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    Revel Salon2, B&W 802 D3, or similarly priced speakers + Benchmark chain?

    After talking some more with the sales rep at the same store - he set up a room with the F226Be, B&W, and a couple of other speakers he wanted me to hear. He had the room setup, with the speakers positioned and balanced, all properly driven with amps and a proper SACD player (plus USB capable...
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