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    Default New Polkie saying hello and asking for opinions

    Hello fellow Polkies,
    My name is Scott I have been a long time lurker and found lots of great information on your site. I finally registered yesterday and wanted to say thank you to everyone for your time and the valuable information you guys post here.

    I do have a question for you all and will get to it soon. But a little back ground first. I start out in this hobby over a decade ago like a lot of people I would imagine by purchasing a HTIB. Over the years I have patently scrimped, saved, learned a ton and upgraded along the way. In April I purchased what I thought would be my final component an Emotiva XPA-5. Now I am not so sure.

    My system is in my living room which opens to the kitchen and is 38ft long by 14ft wide with 9ft ceiling.
    My listening preferences are 50% music 25% tv and 25% Movies.

    I don’t want to give anything away so I would ask for you to look over my system in my signature identify what you think would provide the best audio quality upgrade. Sorry to be cryptic but I feel I might just be suffering from upgradeidus.

    Thanks for your time.
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    What do you feel you are missing ?

    I would look at room treatments, properly tuning your sub and get a real BRP :-)
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    Really big room with really big speakers. If you want to go for broke, add a second sub, FXI A6 surrounds, RTI A1 for heights, and RTI A5's for front wides. You have a really good system, what are you not satisfied with? Unless we know what you're looking to improve, all we can do is suggest adding more gear, which isn't a good for your wallet.

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    Lurking here leads to upgradeidus!!

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    50% music. Get an Oppo for cd, dvd a, sacd & blu-ray and a turntable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chumlie View Post
    50% music. Get an Oppo for cd, dvd a, sacd & blu-ray and a turntable.
    Source is a biggie. I could suggest more, but it might get a tad ugly.
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    Hello and Welcome to CP..
    You need to explain what it is you think you are missing or are you looking for approval of your Gear?
    Do you want recommendations that don't break the wallet or or or ?
    More info Please and Thank You

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    Thanks for the speedy replies and kind words. I am very happy with the Denon AVR, AMP and speakers. For other input I am using a pretty high end HTPC with HDMI audio out.

    Its the sub that i have doubts about. I am just not happy with it. I have been looking around and doing research for a while but subs are not my thing. I cant seem to narrow it down to a list. I would like some recommendations on a better sub. I would like to keep the budget in line with my current components. I could possibly add one now and another
    later if needed.

    My listening preferences for music is classic rock, and some light modern rock no rap or country.

    Again thanks for your input.


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    [QUOTE=Turner67;1909238]Thanks for the speedy replies and kind words. I am very happy with the Denon AVR, AMP and speakers. For other input I am using a pretty high end HTPC with HDMI audio out.


    My listening preferences for music NO COUNTRY.
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    Heard that these subs are ideal for music! 1000 as well but thought the 3000 would have more power for your large room for moives. http://www.ebay.com/itm/360586968890...84.m1438.l2649

    Either the 1000 or 3000 is on my short list of subs to try out sometime this year hopefully.
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    Hi, Welcome to Club Polk!

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    For a sub, I'ld look at SVS. If your looking for a more musical sub, their sealed versions would wouk well. If you were planning to run 2 of them, the SB-12 would probably be about right, if only 1, the SB-13. The ported subs are more for HT use. You may get away with 2 PB-12NSD's, but I would probably run 2 PB-12plus's with that room side. If only 1 for HT, the PB-13 would probably be adequate.

    SVS has great customer service, and answer e-mails quickly. I think they even replied on a Saturday to one of mine.

    Good luck.

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    Welcome to the site !!!!!!!!!!!

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    http://www.svsound.com/subwoofers/se...d#.UW2pKTnD-N1

    Yeah.. after checking that one out its now on the TOP of the list haha.. Gota get me one of those.. and another in the future. ;)
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    I like SVS as well. Check out their outlet specials for some deals...

    http://www.svsound.com/outlet-specials

    And welcome to CP. Check your wallet at the door!

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    Welcome aboard! I say why not put up a second sub if possible. Also +1 to oppo since you really enjoy music. They make some serious gears. just my 0.02

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    38 x 14. Pretty big room you are trying to fill with bass. Dont just buy one sub, buy two. Big ones. Sealed ones. With 1,000 watt D-class amps.
    Do you hear that buzzing noise?

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    Welcome to Club Polk!

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    Thank you for all your replies. I am thinking two SVS SB-13 Ultra's should finish out my system.
    Or do we ever stop upgrading in this hobby

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    No Country music? Well, I was gonna offer you a warm welcome to the forum but now I'm not so sure.

    Just ribbin' ya' a bit. Everybody has their own listening preferences and you redeemed yourself with the comment about not listening to rap. Welcome to the forum, Scott. What is your budget for a sub and how loud would you say you normally listen?

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    Get one or two of these depending on your room and you will be happy
    http://www.rythmikaudio.com/F15HP.html
    tight musical bass

    My flabby LSi9s can't keep up, but maybe that isn't saying much

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turner67 View Post
    two SVS SB-13 Ultra's should finish out my system.
    Or do we ever stop upgrading in this hobby
    Obsession? Rabbit hole? And my personal fav....."hobby" No my friend, there is no end, and welcome to Hotel California.....you may check out but you can never leave.

    Your plan for two subs instead of one at a time is very smart, you stack up your body count quick and neat.

    You are learning very fast.
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    Welcome to CP Scott, hope we can help you with your A/V necessities and introduction to rabbit holes,lol. Hey Tom, Merle had it right, Bob Wills is still the king,lol!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Polkie2009 View Post
    Merle had it right, Bob Wills is still the king,lol!
    The Hag? Yeah, that'll work. I didn't realize there were so many country bumpkins around here.
    Draggn' knee is exhilarating, 150mph wheel standers are pretty cool too


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    First purchase will be; a pair of ? but I'd love a pair of SDA SRS

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    Be careful now, country bumpkins can offend some folks. They prefer "professional redneck". Just ask Lightman1.

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