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Postby tourist504 on Tue Feb 14, 2017 2:02 pm

63schoeffling wrote:Sonos or gtfo!

But I need money for Mr. Poopy Butthole prints :cry:
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maden wrote:I would like to see a 16"+ diameter tube.

BlakeAronson wrote:This one is just big enough, but not too overwhelming in size.

jordachep wrote::drool: Can't believe the size. I want this so bad.

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Postby tourist504 on Wed Feb 15, 2017 2:56 pm

I ended up biting the bullet and buying an ADC (powered RCA to optical converter) and an optical switcher so I can have both the TV and turntable hooked up to the Bose sound bar. They come in today, and I'll be hooking them up tonight. Fingers crossed my TT doesn't sound like crap now... :-|
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maden wrote:I would like to see a 16"+ diameter tube.

BlakeAronson wrote:This one is just big enough, but not too overwhelming in size.

jordachep wrote::drool: Can't believe the size. I want this so bad.

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Postby DuoSonic on Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:17 pm

Hope it works well for you!
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Postby tourist504 on Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:21 am

So...

First the obvious: don't get a sound bar with the intention of listening to records on it. The Bose is wonderful for movies and TV and even listening to music via Bluetooth, but it is lacking in the vinyl department. I wouldn't say it's unlistenable, but the difference is there, and it is noticeable even to my plebian ear holes.

I ended up doing the only thing I found that might work, and it actually did - remarkably well, I might add. The TT is connected to an ADC (LinkS RCA to Optical converter - $13 on Amazon) which is connected via optical to a 3-way optical switcher (also $13, also on Amazon) along with the TV (which has a Wii U, PS4, and Apple TV connected directly to it). I mounted the switcher to the back of the TV which is right beside my stereo stand.

I'm happy to report it works about as well as I could have hoped. The sound bar is not built for vinyl listening, but it is serviceable (and not where I do the majority of my listening, anyway - my vaguely audiophile setup is in the garage with the pool table). I was concerned about signal degradation, but I'm really quite pleased with how decent it sounds.

In summation: it works, but I miss my receiver and speakers.
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maden wrote:I would like to see a 16"+ diameter tube.

BlakeAronson wrote:This one is just big enough, but not too overwhelming in size.

jordachep wrote::drool: Can't believe the size. I want this so bad.

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Postby tourist504 on Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:18 pm

ZVOX 570 or Bose Solo 5?
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maden wrote:I would like to see a 16"+ diameter tube.

BlakeAronson wrote:This one is just big enough, but not too overwhelming in size.

jordachep wrote::drool: Can't believe the size. I want this so bad.

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Postby andruw000 on Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:44 pm

i used to have a zvox 550 and liked it very much. quality product and excellent customer service. can't speak to the bose.
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Postby FrankBooth on Sat Mar 11, 2017 12:55 pm

Been a bit since I purchased a new set off IEM' but wanted something to supplement my Fidue A83.

Kinda crazy sub $200 has entered this level of quality, enough to compete with stuff twice it's price easily.

LZ-A4 (Tuneable filter and backplate)

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Postby FrankBooth on Thu May 04, 2017 7:04 pm

Massdrop did a collab with Noble audio and at a seriously killer price.

Though I just bought new IEMs, this is super tempting.

https://www.massdrop.com/buy/massdrop-x ... rer=VQV5A9
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Postby mistersmith on Thu May 04, 2017 7:53 pm

mistersmith wrote:Klipsch R-15 Reference powered speakers


I'm absolutely in love with these. I don't think I've ever heard anything better that doesn't cost 5 figures. Super transparent, amazing detail, etc. Hell, even streaming over Bluetooth from Spotify (on their highest quality setting) songs sound better than I've ever heard them. If you need speakers on a reasonable budget, gotta give these a go.
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Postby FrankBooth on Wed May 17, 2017 2:45 pm

Seriously lovely so far.

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