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e30_325_s52
11-03-2002, 02:59 AM
Poll everyone for electronic companys.

e36_freak
11-03-2002, 10:19 AM
what about pioneer

jmprecisionauto
11-03-2002, 12:20 PM
Alpine?

EMPOWERD
11-03-2002, 12:24 PM
I already edited the poll to fit others, unfortunately we can't fit any more manufacturers that that.... there's simply too many. I think he's referring to home stereo? ALPINE doesn't make any of that. I deleted Technics 'cause they're owned by Panasonic.

tlaselva
11-03-2002, 01:56 PM
Depends in which area you are talking about.

Home theatre, stereo audio, car audio, you could even make a case for computer audio nowadays......

e30_325_s52
11-03-2002, 02:40 PM
im talkin bout Home theatre....i put others to name the other companys..there would be to many..and randy..i didnt know technics was bought by someone....where have i been at....haha

e30_325_s52
11-03-2002, 02:51 PM
my bad...i didnt say wha i was talkin bout

Mr seville
11-03-2002, 04:51 PM
i have toshiba/kenwood mix. i have no preoblems with it. mind you out of it i play jazz/classical/frank sinatra but i also watch movies.*th-up* it's a good mix i've had it for about 5-7 years now*wave*

325Ryan
11-03-2002, 06:45 PM
Denon make very high quality stuff

e30_325_s52
11-03-2002, 10:11 PM
Originally posted by 325Ryan
Denon make very high quality stuff

ya they are....we have one..wit some 2g bose speakers *th-up*

Bill Gates
11-03-2002, 10:23 PM
Aiwa??? if your talkin' Home Theatre, then i can't remember Aiwa coming out with some decent equipment recently..

anyhow, i use Harmon/Kardon myself. Denon, Yamaha, their all good. Like everything, they all have pro's and cons....

tlaselva
11-03-2002, 11:43 PM
Yamaha, and Denon are the only two there that I would consider
from that list, and it reflects that those two manufacture HT Integrated units that are the most expensive.
From my auditions from these units, I mostly found that Yamaha amps tend to sound 'brighter', which on average tends to favour hard music such as rock and dance, and HT.
Denon tends to be a softer sounding amps, which tends to favor 'softer' sounding music, which tends to be more 'accurate to the natural sounds that we hear. All depends on how you like your music and your HT to sound.
Having said all that, both these units can be dialed to the softer & harder side by pairing them up with speakers, which also have there own caracteristics. There's no hard fast rule.
Do your best to listen to all the amps that are in your price range.

Both Denon and Yamaha also make lower priced amps, which are comparable to Technics. Stay away from Technics, and the lower priced amps from the other makes. Comparably priced Yamaha's sound much better than say a Technics in the same price range.
(I've owned both, and still have a Yamaha DSP 3090 relegated to backup HT duties).
Difference between the two was glaring!

(Can you tell HT is another one of my hobbies?) :D

e30_325_s52
11-04-2002, 12:40 AM
i used to have some aiwa surround system but i just blew out the sub...i had it for lik a yr and somethin...it was tite...but now i gotta use my 2 12's by technics...there tite*th-up*

mogie
11-04-2002, 09:03 PM
HEEHEE got a good budget??? KRELL HOME THEATER STANDARD
check it out HQ sound, upgradeable simple plug and play type components ie now at 6.1 can remove that unit and get a 7.1 for example. Just like a PC if you upgrade.

Otherwise sound Harmon Kardon rocks DC powered exceptionally clean, however not as reliable as the Denon or Yamaha units, this is where Marantz is better than HK but sounds very similar, ck the HK at Number 1 sound, they are hooked up to Axiom speakers these will blow you away once you find out how much they are ask for George.

Feature wise I like Denon, then Yamaha. I have both DEnon 3300 and Yahmaha RX-V1. I am quite satisfied with these amps, I wish I had the new Denon 5800 droool.

Best is what you like in features and most important sound. And if it dictates Budget.

HK and Marantz is direct, Yamaha is bright, Denon is warm in sound. And Krell well its just well...amazing.

Good luck

e30_325_s52
11-04-2002, 09:09 PM
bose has a good system

Lil'Smoothie
11-04-2002, 09:32 PM
hasnt technics always been owned by Panasonic?

I'd say Bose, the sound and base those little speakers create is unbeleivable

e30_325_s52
11-04-2002, 09:41 PM
Originally posted by Lil'Smoothie
hasnt technics always been owned by Panasonic?

I'd say Bose, the sound and base those little speakers create is unbeleivable



i really dont know...but i lik technics.....and bose is tite...i have some that wer lik 2 or 3 g for them...there realy nice i give it two *th-up* *th-up*

EMPOWERD
11-05-2002, 08:32 AM
Bose? HaHaHa!!! I don't think you guys have heard anything quality to compare to.

No highs, No lows.... BOSE.

(great for listening to AM Radio stations)

e30_325_s52
11-05-2002, 11:09 AM
Originally posted by empowerd
Bose? HaHaHa!!! I don't think you guys have heard anything quality to compare to.

No highs, No lows.... BOSE.

(great for listening to AM Radio stations)



u dont lik bose?

hawai-Ian
11-05-2002, 12:54 PM
Originally posted by Mr 318ti
i have toshiba/kenwood mix. i have no preoblems with it. mind you out of it i play jazz/classical/frank sinatra but i also watch movies.*th-up* it's a good mix i've had it for about 5-7 years now*wave*

frank sinatra ?, the 'my way' frank sinatra? :eek:

and you like bruce lee? wut a combo *drunk* jks.

e30_325_s52
11-05-2002, 06:15 PM
Originally posted by hawai-Ian


frank sinatra ?, the 'my way' frank sinatra? :eek:

and you like bruce lee? wut a combo *drunk* jks.



thats ur opinon on music :)

tlaselva
11-05-2002, 06:19 PM
Originally posted by empowerd
Bose? HaHaHa!!! I don't think you guys have heard anything quality to compare to.

No highs, No lows.... BOSE.

(great for listening to AM Radio stations)

Affermative.

Bose is the joke of the Audiophile Industry.

There like McDonalds. Good Marketing, shitty product.

e30_325_s52
11-05-2002, 06:50 PM
Originally posted by tlaselva


Affermative.

Bose is the joke of the Audiophile Industry.

There like McDonalds. Good Marketing, shitty product.


u dont lik bose....damn

tlaselva
11-05-2002, 11:27 PM
Originally posted by e30_325_s52



u dont lik bose....damn

It's not a matter of liking or disliking.

Taking price into account, Bose speakers do not accurately produce sounds like the original sound wave, (usually from the amplifier). To the untrained ear, Bose sounds good because retailers play 'soft' music like classical, which is very easy for a speaker to produce.

Place a comparably priced speaker system such as Paradigm or B&W for an audio audition side by side, and the shortcomings of Bose becomes very apparent. Play 'hard' music like rock or dance, and it becomes a joke. *thmbsdwn*

Hey, I even thought Bose sounded good when I got into audio 7 years ago. Didn't take long for that to change though, once I started auditioning mid & high-end audio.

Bill Gates
11-05-2002, 11:52 PM
Tony made some really good points. you really have to decide what type of music you'll be listening to most often. that should dictate what type of equipment best suits you. if you listen to classical music and your cramed for space, then ya, Bose is ok. but you can spend the same amount of $ and get yourself a customized system and get better sound for you $.

bose spends a ton of money on r&d so they can make their tiny speakers "appear" to fill the room. but if you take an "RTA" (Real Time Analyzer) scan you'll notice that speakers of the same value will create a much better sound wave.

best advice is to shop around shops like Kromer Radio, Bay Bloor, and stay away from stores like "Futureshop" where they don't know audio at all... after audioning different equipment, then you will realize and appreciate the mid-highend stereo equipment out there.....

e30_325_s52
11-05-2002, 11:55 PM
Originally posted by tlaselva


It's not a matter of liking or disliking.

Taking price into account, Bose speakers do not accurately produce sounds like the original sound wave, (usually from the amplifier). To the untrained ear, Bose sounds good because retailers play 'soft' music like classical, which is very easy for a speaker to produce.

Place a comparably priced speaker system such as Paradigm or B&W for an audio audition side by side, and the shortcomings of Bose becomes very apparent. Play 'hard' music like rock or dance, and it becomes a joke. *thmbsdwn*

Hey, I even thought Bose sounded good when I got into audio 7 years ago. Didn't take long for that to change though, once I started auditioning mid & high-end audio.





ya true...but my bose system sounds good when i listen to hip hop or rap...i think...but i could wrgon

tlaselva
11-06-2002, 12:32 AM
Originally posted by e30_325_s52


ya true...but my bose system sounds good when i listen to hip hop or rap...i think...but i could wrgon

All that really matters in the end is your happy with them. :)

e30_325_s52
11-06-2002, 12:36 AM
Originally posted by tlaselva


All that really matters in the end is your happy with them. :)


yup....i bump in my room wit 2 12's...

Slowered318
11-06-2002, 12:37 AM
Your best combo is the McIntosh 200 watt tube amp and a set of these speakers... simply the best sound I have ever heard

P.S bose is garbage they have more returns then sales

e30_325_s52
11-06-2002, 12:44 AM
Originally posted by Slowered318
Your best combo is the McIntosh 200 watt tube amp and a set of these speakers... simply the best sound I have ever heard

P.S bose is garbage they have more returns then sales





haha o ya.

Slowered318
11-06-2002, 01:03 AM
Oh and for bass.. hmm maybe a Velodyne HGS-18 Powered Subwoofer. 1250 watts rms, 18 inch sub, hammers all the way down to 15 hz, 100 lbs

e30_325_s52
11-06-2002, 01:27 AM
Originally posted by Slowered318
Oh and for bass.. hmm maybe a Velodyne HGS-18 Powered Subwoofer. 1250 watts rms, 18 inch sub, hammers all the way down to 15 hz, 100 lbs

1250 wts.....damn!

Slowered318
11-06-2002, 01:51 AM
Check this out.. this guy built and giant horn under his livingroom floor that houses 16 18" subs. I gotta have this

http://www.royaldevice.com

e30_325_s52
11-06-2002, 10:49 AM
Originally posted by Slowered318
Check this out.. this guy built and giant horn under his livingroom floor that houses 16 18" subs. I gotta have this

http://www.royaldevice.com


lol

tlaselva
11-06-2002, 10:52 AM
Dammmnnnnnn......... :eek:

Talk about committed to high end audio.

I'd love to hear that in action!

Talk about bass that goes to hell and back!

e30_325_s52
11-06-2002, 10:54 AM
Originally posted by tlaselva
Dammmnnnnnn......... :eek:

Talk about committed to high end audio.

I'd love to hear that in action!

Talk about bass that goes to hell and back!



ya me too

Foc us
11-07-2002, 03:24 AM
Nakamichi makes a pretty nice car system, but it's not too reliable. Man, it does looks amazing!! *angel*

e30_325_s52
11-07-2002, 10:47 AM
Originally posted by Foc us
Nakamichi makes a pretty nice car system, but it's not too reliable. Man, it does looks amazing!! *angel*

ya i know huh

maverick
11-07-2002, 04:01 PM
Harman Kardon
paradigm:P

Need_To
11-08-2002, 03:08 PM
Bryston is THE best, a bit pricy, 25 year warrenty no matter how many owners!!!

M-ATTACK
11-08-2002, 06:40 PM
mids and highs.........MB QUART or BOSTON ACOUSTIC
subs/speakers..........................ECLIPSE

Jase
11-09-2002, 01:29 AM
well I thought you were talkin car audio...But for home theatre I prefer harmon & kardon receivers and paradigm speakers.

Slowered318
11-09-2002, 03:14 AM
well I thought you were talkin car audio...But for home theatre I prefer harmon & kardon receivers and paradigm speakers.

good man! *th-up*

PW2200 rocks the house :moon: