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Old 09-23-2004, 08:27 PM
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Default $295, actually

Boston Acoustics CR95 towers on clearance at Tweeter, Etc.

The Denon receiver was a gift.

The DVD player and VCR I've had forever.
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Old 09-23-2004, 08:28 PM
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Default How about this:

Make the suggestion without the lewd comment. Not too hard.


But thank you, I will try Radio Shack. There's just no way in hell a CD is worth that kind of cash, unless it's some loaded-to-the-gills Special Features DVD set.

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Old 09-24-2004, 05:52 AM
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Old 09-24-2004, 08:10 AM
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Dude, it's a DEE VEE DEE.
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Old 09-24-2004, 08:27 AM
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Default In stereo it's really simple..

You hook it up and listen.
Make sure your speakers are in phase courtesy of a DVD set-up disc, but you probably already have one. What I mean by this is, if any of your DVD movies have a THX logo on them it means that in the menu of that movie you'll find the THX set-up option. Follow this and you'll be able to check the phase.
That's all you need to do for sound. Follow the picture set-up too and you'll be set.
It's simple with stereo.

Also, well done for buying a pair of decent value speakers rather than opting for a $hitty sub-sat combo. Good stereo speakers sound so much better than mediocre surround speakers
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Default A few movies I can think of with THX set-up: Monsters Inc, Finding Nemo and Me Myself & Irene.

Pink Floyd - The Wall has a similar version too.
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Which better be made of gold at that price.
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Old 09-25-2004, 04:22 PM
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Default Ah-ha! Well in that case....

Yes, I have at least a couple DVDs with THX setups. See, now that makes sense. $19 for a DVD that has a program built in, plus an actual film, rather than twice as much for a DVD that does nothing but check settings.

Useful, definitely. Overpriced, hell yes.


I was rather close to picking up an Onkyo HTiB or seeing if Tweeter had a Boston system left. But I guess I couldn't resist the towers. I really do wish I could bi-wire these; I'm not using those other channels, and would love to make use of the power. But, alas, a tech at BA says "no can do." Oh well.

I'd have picked up a center-channel at least, at the time, but could barely swing the payment on the towers. So maybe sometime soon...


Thanks, man! Interesting sig file, BTW.
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Old 09-25-2004, 10:16 PM
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Default Bi-wiring usually makes very little difference. Bi-amping on the other hand..

That's a different story, but that's for when you have a separate power amplifier.
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