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Re: *** THE OFFICIAL HOME THEATER & AUDIO THREAD**

Postby bluefete » November 26th, 2017, 4:46 pm

meccalli wrote:How's the placement?, subs need loading against boundaries whether its against a wall or in a corner , you'll also have to move around as well depending on how standing waves are interacting in your room.


Okay. I have a 3 shelf system. The main player is on the 2nd shelf.

2 speakers are on the top shelf because they cannot fit anywhere else.

The sub-woofer is on a small bookcase (close to a wall) separate from the 3 shelf system. I have it facing away from the other 2 speakers.

I am wondering if the sub-woofer is really working properly. This is my first experience with one.

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Re: *** THE OFFICIAL HOME THEATER & AUDIO THREAD**

Postby meccalli » November 26th, 2017, 6:18 pm

bluefete wrote:
meccalli wrote:How's the placement?, subs need loading against boundaries whether its against a wall or in a corner , you'll also have to move around as well depending on how standing waves are interacting in your room.


Okay. I have a 3 shelf system. The main player is on the 2nd shelf.

2 speakers are on the top shelf because they cannot fit anywhere else.

The sub-woofer is on a small bookcase (close to a wall) separate from the 3 shelf system. I have it facing away from the other 2 speakers.

I am wondering if the sub-woofer is really working properly. This is my first experience with one.
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Re: *** THE OFFICIAL HOME THEATER & AUDIO THREAD**

Postby 2ndchance » November 26th, 2017, 7:52 pm

bluefete wrote:Some help needed please.

I am not an audiophile.

Bought a Panasonic 2200w (3 speakers of which one is a sub-woofer) stereo system.

The other 2 speakers work well.

I just hooked up the sub-woofer and it sounds very dull and extremely low, compared to the other two.

I thought the sub-woofer would have given me a clean sound like the other 2 speakers.

Am I missing something?

Or is something wrong with the subwoofers?


I hope I am not being too presumptuous but is this is your first experience with a subwoofer? It sounds to me as if you're expecting to hear the higher frequency sound content from the subwoofer like you are hearing from the other two speakers. A subwoofer is made to produce just the lower frequency content like the bass guitar or bass drum if you listening to music or the rumble of an explosion in a movie.

If you find there's too much or too little "base" in your sound, the sub should at least have a gain control or "knob" to adjust "how loud the subwoofer is". A decent sub would have an extra control to adjust the crossover frequency and a phase control. Here's a link to an article with a video that explains these controls - https://lifehacker.com/how-to-properly-set-your-subwoofers-volume-without-sh-1506136549

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Re: *** THE OFFICIAL HOME THEATER & AUDIO THREAD**

Postby bluefete » November 26th, 2017, 10:42 pm

2ndChance:

Thanks so much. You have described exactly what I am hearing. And you are correct. I was expecting to hear the higher frequency associated with the other 2 speakers.

It is quite soft and totally not what i expected a sub-woofer to be.

I do not think that this system comes with a sub-woofer adjustment knob. It is simply to plug into the main system like the other speakers.

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Re: *** THE OFFICIAL HOME THEATER & AUDIO THREAD**

Postby 2ndchance » November 26th, 2017, 11:10 pm

bluefete wrote:2ndChance:

Thanks so much. You have described exactly what I am hearing. And you are correct. I was expecting to hear the higher frequency associated with the other 2 speakers.

It is quite soft and totally not what i expected a sub-woofer to be.

I do not think that this system comes with a sub-woofer adjustment knob. It is simply to plug into the main system like the other speakers.


You're welcome bluefete. I'm curious though, not even a volume control for the sub? What's the model number of the speaker system?

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Postby bluefete » November 27th, 2017, 2:34 pm

Model # is SB-AKW880 - this is on the back of the subwoofer speaker.

The model # on the other 2 speakers is SB-AKX880

SC-AKX880 is the model number of the Panasonic System.

It says in the instructions that "Subwoofer Ch - 500 W per channel ( 2 amperes), 100Hz, 30% THD.

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Postby crazybalhead » November 27th, 2017, 3:27 pm

30% THD O_O

Blue fete. This might sound stupid, but go and listen up close to the sub and see if it sounds like what you expect up close.

A subwoofer is meant to be non localised and the sound should appear to come only from the left and right speaker you have there. Since the satellite speakers are physically smaller, the sub adds the lower frequencies meant to come from the two channels, but that they can't physically reproduce. The human ear has a hard time localising sub bass, which technically is 80Hz and below. That "sub" is likely just producing the second octave at 40-100hz or so, so more upper bass than true sub bass. Just setting your expectations. This is fine for 99% of music and will add a nice effect for music.

Now here's a little trick. Try to put the sub close to where you would normally sit to watch TV or listen to music. Play some bass heavy tracks and get down close to the ground and move around your room. When you find a spot where the sub sounds great, swap positions. Put the sub there. That way, you will avoid any null spots near your listening position. Corner loading, putting it directly in the corner of the room, will make it louder, but possibly boomy and indistinct too. So move it around a bit.

For the stereo speakers, try to get them about 6-7 feet apart with your listening position about 8 feet away in the middle of the two for the best effect. Try, if possible to get the sub near the same wall as these two to get it to blend, but it doesn't have to be too close, and can be off to one side.

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Re: *** THE OFFICIAL HOME THEATER & AUDIO THREAD**

Postby 2ndchance » November 27th, 2017, 5:59 pm

bluefete wrote:Model # is SB-AKW880 - this is on the back of the subwoofer speaker.

The model # on the other 2 speakers is SB-AKX880

SC-AKX880 is the model number of the Panasonic System.

It says in the instructions that "Subwoofer Ch - 500 W per channel ( 2 amperes), 100Hz, 30% THD.

That's a full hifi system, not just speakers. All your controls should be on the main unit. You can adjust the amount of base by adjusting the EQ and DBASS settings. Check your user manual for the section on "sound effects".

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Postby bluefete » November 28th, 2017, 12:38 pm

Correct. The controls are on the main unit. I just did not recognize the Subwoofer (SW) when I saw it.

My cousin took a look at it and re-iterated what you said.

The problem with the speakers is that the cords for this model are not very long, so you are basically restricted to moving them a maximum of about 4-5 feet.

The SW does offer something called 'surround sound' which does sound pretty good when it is turned on.

I will do some experimentation over the weekend and get back to you.

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Postby Premchand1976 » December 3rd, 2017, 6:29 am

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What you HT pros think of this ???

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Postby carluva » December 3rd, 2017, 8:58 am

I have been eyeing these Nakamichis for some time now and am planning to get one for our bedroom next year. Maybe not the 9.2 but likely the 7.2 or even the older 7.1. I read pretty much all the reviews as well as looked at pretty much all the vids i can find and have never found any negative review of these. All reviews are positive, with some quirks of course, but nothing that makes it appear as a bad deal. I say go strong and get it, if you are planning to, and then let me know what its like.

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Postby Premchand1976 » December 4th, 2017, 4:39 am

Yup, I got the sound bar with the puny 6 inch woofer and the sound bar is pretty loud, clean and crisp.....compare to my Bose cinemate. I currently use the nakamichi sound bar and the Bose sub and it's pretty decent in soundquality and bass.

I'm really eyeing the 9.2 for the 2 separate 10 inch subs ( sure it'll make mass in the tv room ) lol.

Will let u know if I go thru with it.

( Not gonna spend no 15-20k and upwards ........at this time )

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Postby 16 cycles » December 4th, 2017, 4:49 am

Nakamichi in the game a long time now...Used to make some world renowned equipment...Not sure at present with all the acquisitions through the years with audio companies...But they should be good..

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Re: *** THE OFFICIAL HOME THEATER & AUDIO THREAD**

Postby innovative audio » December 12th, 2017, 3:07 pm

hey guys i jus bought a new set of pioneer andrew jones 5.1 home theatre speakers ( not the elite)
i'm looking for a good receiver (7.2 for dolby atmos later on) to power this but around the $500us budget line

any suggestions?

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Postby Duane 3NE 2NR » December 12th, 2017, 3:48 pm

^ the Pioneer Elite VSX LX 102 is US$499 on Amazon
The Marantz NR1607 is slim and is a really good receiver but it's US$569

I have a slim NR 1403 in the office and aa slightly older Pioneer Elite VSX 23TXH at home. Both brands offer good bang for the buck in sound and features.

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Postby innovative audio » December 12th, 2017, 4:00 pm

what do you think of the Sony STR-DN1080 based on reviews and the denon avr 2400h?

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Postby Duane 3NE 2NR » December 12th, 2017, 4:07 pm

^ don't have experience with those brands, so i can't say

This link may help
https://www.lifewire.com/best-home-thea ... 00-1846332

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Postby Zim » December 15th, 2017, 4:32 pm

Zim wrote:
turboturnsmeon2 wrote:Does anyone have a pair of front towers and center speaker for sale ?
or something like the ELAC B6 Debut Series at a reasonable price.

Considering selling my BIC towers & centre channel speakers, if u interested. Amps still for sale tho :)

Doh bother. These were all stolen. Sorry for any inconvenience caused

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Re: *** THE OFFICIAL HOME THEATER & AUDIO THREAD**

Postby Zim » December 15th, 2017, 4:34 pm

innovative audio wrote:hey guys i jus bought a new set of pioneer andrew jones 5.1 home theatre speakers ( not the elite)
i'm looking for a good receiver (7.2 for dolby atmos later on) to power this but around the $500us budget line

any suggestions?

Not a fan of newer Pioneer stuff. The Denon units are great. If u wanna go with separates msg me. I may have some items u like.


Guys if anyone wants some nice home music gear, msg me. I have 3 amps to sell right now.

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Re: *** THE OFFICIAL HOME THEATER & AUDIO THREAD**

Postby Zim » December 16th, 2017, 4:52 am

Details here. Sorry pics too large to upload.

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=715788&p=9655602#p9655602

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Postby toyolink » December 16th, 2017, 1:16 pm

I have been looking at the comments in this thread and even if 90% is like a foreign language, I have found the infor quite interesting.
The end result is, I have invested in a Sharp Aquos, 4K Ultra HD Smart TV, 60" Class and married this unit with a Samsung Sound Bar (4 series).
Well folks I am happy 'like pig in mud'.
BTW, took full advantage of Best Buy thanksgiving special and shipped sea freight on 30/11 sailing (already enjoying results).

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Postby Duane 3NE 2NR » December 16th, 2017, 2:10 pm

^ nice!!!

post pics and a review of the TV and soundbar

Zim wrote:Details here. Sorry pics too large to upload.

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=715788&p=9655602#p9655602

use the free mobile app to upload images from your phone

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Re: *** THE OFFICIAL HOME THEATER & AUDIO THREAD**

Postby bluefete » December 16th, 2017, 4:03 pm

I had to return the brand new Panasonic system because the main unit was malfunctioning.

I took an LG instead but I have not put it up as yet.

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Postby toyolink » December 16th, 2017, 4:08 pm

Duane 3NE 2NR wrote:^ nice!!!

post pics and a review of the TV and soundbar


OK, I suppose is only fair I do some work, since thus far contributions made here by others did assist me in determining my best fit.
Please give me a couple days to get proper images, product model numbers and even costings for those who are conservative novices like myself.

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Postby Zim » December 17th, 2017, 2:00 pm

Toyo as longvas u happy n get what you want is all that matter mate. Glad 4 u. Many ppl invest and set up stuff and are unhappy with what they got. Been a victim of that myself.

Duane ok thanks for the tip. I will most likely resize dem in work and upload dem. Rather use a PC for those things. Not knocking the app.

Anyone interested in a pair of Polk Audio R15 speakers? Tweeters are shot but otherwise in swell condition

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Re: *** THE OFFICIAL HOME THEATER & AUDIO THREAD**

Postby turboturnsmeon2 » December 20th, 2017, 9:17 am

Added a couple speakers last night,
2x RTi-A5 floorstanding speakers
1x CSi-5 center speaker
2x Mono price bookshelf speakers (front presence)
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Will add the rest over the weekend.
2x RTi-6 bookshelf speakers
2x RTi-4 bookshelf speakers

Got to get a TV.

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Postby Zim » December 20th, 2017, 1:12 pm

Nice setup buddy! I've been eying those Rti speakers for quite some time. How are they compared to the regular line? What you using to drive them?

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Postby toyolink » December 20th, 2017, 4:47 pm

toyolink wrote:
Duane 3NE 2NR wrote:^ nice!!!

post pics and a review of the TV and soundbar


The following are images of:
- Packaging with Model #'s etc
- Installed Television & Sound Bar
- Copy of invoice for actual FOB cost
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Re: *** THE OFFICIAL HOME THEATER & AUDIO THREAD**

Postby Miktay » December 20th, 2017, 5:14 pm

innovative audio wrote:what do you think of the Sony STR-DN1080 based on reviews and the denon avr 2400h?


Am thinking of getting the DN 1080. I have earlier iterations of both Sony and Denon receivers and am impressed by the Sony's audio quality and timing. Thiz iz primarily what I look for in a receiver.

Both units have gotten good reviews. If I do get the 1080 i will advise my impressions.

https://www.whathifi.com/sony/str-dn1080/review
https://www.soundandvision.com/content/ ... ver-review
https://www.crutchfield.com/S-VfYZOtKcJ ... N1080.html
https://www.cnet.com/products/sony-str-dn1080/review/

https://www.whathifi.com/denon/avr-x2400h/review

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Re: *** THE OFFICIAL HOME THEATER & AUDIO THREAD**

Postby turboturnsmeon2 » December 21st, 2017, 12:06 pm

@zim, Nice setup buddy! I've been eyeing those Rti speakers for quite some time. How are they compared to the regular line? What you using to drive them?

The RTi sound great so far, although I've had nothing particularly good to compare them to "i had mono-price book shelf speakers a while now". When i 1st set them up all were set to large speakers, the bass was so good i didn't even know the sub wasn't playing until a couple minutes in. After setting speakers to small, cross over change to 80Hz, re-watching movies is a different experience.

I'm using a RXV-675 to drive them, once i get a TV sorted out i'll change out the receiver.

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