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    Really the key is the burn in. If you play Yoko...

    Really the key is the burn in. If you play Yoko Ono on repeat for 100 hours or more, it doesn't matter what cable you buy... it'll all sound wonderful after you turn off Yoko and put on something...
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    It's very common at Best Buy that their speakers...

    It's very common at Best Buy that their speakers are connected with polarity reversed and they sound like crap.

    Been that way for years...
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    Need Help I've been using expensive hi-fi cabling for...

    I've been using expensive hi-fi cabling for several years, and while I spent a considerable amount of money on this wire, I was moving my equipment into a new room which required shorter cable runs. ...
  4. It's really up to personal preference. If you're...

    It's really up to personal preference. If you're comparing speakers you need some good test material. Take music that you like and play the same song on both speakers and see which one you like the...
  5. Need Help The PVC pipe is useful to run the RG6, ethernet,...

    The PVC pipe is useful to run the RG6, ethernet, etc. from a distribution panel to the room. Best suggestion I saw was to just run the wire anyway, and put the PVC in parallel for future expansion....
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    Need Help It's a French Cleat. :wink:

    It's a French Cleat. :wink:
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    Need Help I just use an integrated amplifier... I have a...

    I just use an integrated amplifier... I have a Rotel RA970BX on my computer, and a Cambridge Audio A300 on my wife's.

    I've been doing this for about 10 years now, after I'd replaced my third set...
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    I have quite a few Monoprice cables, and honestly...

    I have quite a few Monoprice cables, and honestly I'll probably avoid them in the future. The only ones I've had fail have been some 3' VGA cables I bought a few years back. The HDMI and DVI cables...
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    FYI Interesting article.......

    Interesting article.... http://www.roger-russell.com/wire/wire.htm
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    FYI I kid... I kid.... :lol: There's been numerous...

    I kid... I kid.... :lol:

    There's been numerous studies done with wine. Same wine, different label, and people are absolutely convinced the label that looks like the more expensive one is clearly...
  11. The original Stratus came out in 1986 or so. I...

    The original Stratus came out in 1986 or so. I found a review from Stereophile. They came out to mixed reviews, and were redesigned in around 1990 as the New Stratus. These are the predecessors...
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    FYI Can you identify the difference between two...

    Can you identify the difference between two cables without seeing the cables and knowing how much they cost?
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    FYI If there's a difference, you can measure it.

    If there's a difference, you can measure it.
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    Need Help Get yourself a Tripp-Lite AVBAR8 for $50 from...

    Get yourself a Tripp-Lite AVBAR8 for $50 from newegg and spend the money you saved on popcorn.
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    Really the only thing you can review on digital...

    Really the only thing you can review on digital cables is the build quality. Does it fit snuggly into the port, does it fall out easily, is it flexible, etc.

    They're all going to sound the same,...
  16. I have my electricity personally generated by...

    I have my electricity personally generated by gerbils in a cage. I tried squirrels but the crosstalk was terrible.
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    FYI Most devices have onscreen menus. So rather than...

    Most devices have onscreen menus. So rather than having 100 custom buttons, all you really need is up/down/right/left and select. Then your usualy volume control, mute and channel selectors.

    I...
  18. Thread: Padded Feet?

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    The purpose of the spikes is simply stability. ...

    The purpose of the spikes is simply stability. The spike goes down through the carpet much like you'd drive a footing down to bedrock. Since each leg is adjustable it also allows you to compensate...
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    Is there a difference in sound quality depending...

    Is there a difference in sound quality depending upon whether your electricity comes from a coal fired plant or nuclear?
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    Need Help If it's still under warranty it's best not to...

    If it's still under warranty it's best not to touch it. Call Polk and ask them what to do.
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    You really won't get the full warmth out of your...

    You really won't get the full warmth out of your new set of power cables until you've replaced the wiring in your home from the room to the power junction box. I used a pure silver 12 gauge set for...
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    One big advantage I see with the Oppo line is...

    One big advantage I see with the Oppo line is they still offer Analog outputs for 7.1 channels so they can be used with older receivers such as my Denon AVR-3802.
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    Need Help I had this happen with a set of speakers a few...

    I had this happen with a set of speakers a few years ago where one didn't sound right. I played some music with a lot of cymbals and other high notes and put my ear up to the tweeter and you could...
  24. Need Help If you're going to run it through the walls...

    If you're going to run it through the walls you'll want the CL2 cable.

    I'd go with the 14 gauge myself.
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