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  • I heard they are the best
  • F1nut wrote: » Again these products do not make your system better, they retain the abilities of what your system can do. I have also seen them not protect and not clean up the noise floor. So, if they can't make a system better …
  • Viking64 wrote: » mantis wrote: » The Big rack is awesome, where did you get it? I paid a plastic surgeon $5000 to.......wait....what? lol
  • BlueFox wrote: » My favorite whine is complaining about our, ... oops, sorry, no politics. I have gallons of the stuff, and rarely drink it. LOL. The Big rack is awesome, where did you get it?
  • All these power companies do a fair to good job. If you have dirty power in your area, a good quality surge Line conditioner makes a huge difference in retaining your systems performance. Again these products do not make your system better, they ret…
  • tonyb wrote: » I dunno Dan, seems to me your doing exactly what you rail against. For instance... The real issue with high end wire is the haters actually have valid points. I will go on record to say most of high end wire is pure bull crap. …
    in CABLE TALK?? Comment by mantis January 8
  • steveinaz wrote: » There's certainly a good amount of snake oil out there, let common sense prevail. My personal experiences tell me that the "rule of diminishing returns" comes on pretty quick with cables. Just MY opinion. I've heard differences …
    in CABLE TALK?? Comment by mantis January 8
  • The real issue with high end wire is the haters actually have valid points. I will go on record to say most of high end wire is pure bull crap. Over the decades I've been in the business and a hobbyist with countless testing of all kinds of wire, m…
    in CABLE TALK?? Comment by mantis January 7
  • I sold my Audience 82's many years ago with some regret. But you know this hobby we always want to try new things. Same ole same ole gets old after awhile even when you love them. So if you do decide to sell the Audience 72's, as I'll be looking at…
    in Oppo 103D Comment by mantis January 1
  • I got a few myself 1) Lock down on a 4k TV( Sony OLED is strong contender) 2) Go back to separates 3) Get a 4K Apple TV and Blu ray player 4) Consider going all HEOS and moving on from Sonos 5) Making my 2017 Durango R/T faster 6) Brushing u…
  • Happy new year everyone.
  • Your gonna be selling the Audience 72's.... man at times I really miss my Audience 82's I had many years ago. The 72's are remarkable speakers as I have installed them and spend countless hours with them. Man don't mind me hanging around when you p…
    in Oppo 103D Comment by mantis January 1
  • Jimbo18 wrote: » I have had a few expensive bottles of wine, $100+, including a very nice Penfolds which was much more than that, but they were all given to me. I mainly stick to sub-$25 bottles since I am the only one in the house that drinks wi…
  • The Z9D is incredible. It's damn near plasma like and amazingly close to the performance of the OLED. For LED it's the best one ever made in my opinion. The XBR75X940E is damn close to it's performance for a lot less money. Since the 940E is this y…
  • The 85 is a fine unit. One of the better players Pioneer has made in a very long time.
  • I just got full reading all that. WOW what a killer feast.
  • I'm still not sold yet on the speaker placement of Atmos. We have designed and Installed some really bad **** theaters with Atmos and for Atmos listening it's awesome. BUT for 5.1 replay I'm not sold. I never ever liked surround speakers at ear hei…
  • I liked them all but my favorite was Empire Strikes Back. I haven't seen the new one yet so.
  • I'm at that point where I want to go 4k. I have looked at new TV's for years and never bring one home. The reason is I still have my 60 inch Pioneer Elite Kuro. The Picture still is incredible for 1080p. 4k goes much further but most of the tv's I'v…
  • Did someone buy this yet?
  • I may go back to NAD. the T977 amp is no longer available. Stupid move from NAD but I have other 5 channel amps. I may sell my SC-99 and maybe my Marantz Mono blocks and look for a used T977.
  • They are coming Saturday to check all that
  • I will go on to say this, if Verizon comes out Saturday morning and doesn't at least find the issues then I'm getting rid of their service. I have had Fios for years and years I can't even remember how long its been it's been so long and I'm gonna g…
  • My ONT is in my completely dry basement. All my coax runs are home run to a structured can. Verizon has been to my house several times and there is only 1 splinter in my house and it's in the can provided by them.
  • It's all to personal to really say. I don't like the Paradigm 100V3 or any of the Paradigm line. I carried them for years and I always felt they where way over priced for the sound quality compared to everything on the market. The Snell are awesome…
  • pitdogg2 wrote: » mantis wrote: » I think using FLX or SLP from Audio quest in a 14-4 or even 16-4 configuration for internal wiring would be excellent. You have a great can't be beat price per foot there Dan? I'd lean to the 14-4 twist…
  • I think using FLX or SLP from Audio quest in a 14-4 or even 16-4 configuration for internal wiring would be excellent.
  • jeremymarcinko wrote: » I just don’t understand this large tv trend for most folks. I get having a large tv in a HT situation but the trend of having these massive televisions in living/family room is ridiculous. Just sayin. When we upgraded o…
  • F1nut wrote: » I just got a color TV last year. LOL
  • I have been Installing and selling Sonos since 2006. Sonos has undergone many software changes over the years and the new app IMO isn't as good as the older blue model. Maybe I'm one of those people who feel if it's not broke don't fix it but I thi…
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