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Speaker Recommendation Help Please.
heh, I can't help commenting more.  I see several people have recommended Klipsch speakers (i.e. K-Horns, Heresy, Cornwall).  These are very unique speakers.  They are very lively sounding and can be extremely fun to listen to (especially if it's ... 
Speaker Recommendation Help Please.
A couple more comments. The one acoustic treatment that I would actually recommend firmly in your room is to get a very large and thick area rug to put on the floor in front of the speakers between the speakers and the "listening couch".  Second... 
Speaker Recommendation Help Please.
I see lot's of recommendations of what you "should" do, such as - pull out the speakers from the wall - add a bunch of acoustic treatment and bass traps   These are all "perfect world" recommendations and tend to be "knee-jerk" responses witho... 
Sub Decision
Lately, I've been trying to learn the "sound" of different subs.  The Rythmik subs actually stand out here.  I actually think it's because many of the Rythmik subs use a Class AB amplifier, which gives a better more realistic tone.  I have noticed... 
Diamond dome tweeters
This was the only Seas Diamond reference I found: https://www.diyaudio.com/community/threads/seas-excel-t29d001-had-anyone-heard-it.293222/ I have used several Seas drivers.  They are very nice with different sonic signatures.  I build and then ... 
Using an Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K with Oppo
The firmware on the Oppo are locked based on January of 2017 (the last Oppo firmware). This means that Youtube and other streaming clients are based on standards from January 2017. Youtube, Netflix and many other streaming services have continuall... 
Intergrated Amp suggestions for B&W 805d4
I will further recommend Luxmen if you want a smooth high resolution transparent amp that is not harsh sounding.  However, the B&W diamond tweeters are very revealing and can show problems with your cables/terminations.  If you are using Audio... 
Anthem: Latest bugs, er, Genesis
CEC is required to allow communication/commands between the TV and your processor.  It is likely that CEC communication/coordination is needed to back-feed the Dolby Digital stream from the TV to your processor.  The pin 14 audio return channel on... 
Will I benefit from a subwoofer with 20Hz speakers?
Oh, one more note.  I would be very careful about using Dirac to eq the response of these speakers flat down to 20 Hz.  The Cabass is stated to having response down to 41 Hz, which is definitely possible with the right 6.5" drivers.  However, past... 
Will I benefit from a subwoofer with 20Hz speakers?
This is really a side comment and doesn't apply to main speakers vs subwoofer.  I have found that frequency response down to 20 Hz is not necessarily that important, especially for music.  There are definitely recordings which you can get that do ... 
Deals at Axpona on amps
I would look for "local dealer" rooms.  I was at RMAF one year and there was a local dealer in a room giving 20% discount show deals.  The manufacturing vendor rooms are not there to sell but to market the product.  
DIY Digital cable question
@williewonka - he's talking about a single-ended S/PDIF coax cable, so it will not have a 3-pin XLR plug.  However, this is not the same as a XLR analog interconnect.  
Improvement in Musicality for home theater system
I would try borrowing better speakers to compare your current speakers against -  using your AVR amp. The resolution and transparency of the Revel M126Be speakers that he has completely out-performs his current Adcom amp.  Putting a better spea... 
Improvement in Musicality for home theater system
Erik is right that all these amps sound radically different.  If you can find somewhere to listen to them, that would be best.  My thoughts: McIntosh - if you want an engaging and dynamic sounding amp, this is the wrong choice.  The McIntosh amps... 
Looking for good computer speakers
HIGH END IDEA: Pick your choice for a USB DAC/Preamp, such one of the following: Used or "open box" Focusrite Clarett 2Pre on ebay for $285-300.  This is one of the best sounding pro audio interfaces for the money.  Company provides software dri...