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Yes, of course I have never heard anything better.

Although the set I built back in '87 sounded decent to my tin ear; Dynaudio 12 inch woofer (the 4 inch voice coil one), Morel 3 inch mid and Morel 1 inch dome tweeter, my 1st order crossover using Chateauroux poly caps and Solen inductors, probably would offend you also.

If I recall correctly, my calculated Thiele-Small specs were something like Qts of .78, f3 of 23Hz, fs of 19Hz, ~90dB SPL 1W/1m, I cannot remember the Vas, but it was significant.

I really miss those speakers, too bad I had to sell them because I lost my job and needed the money.
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post #22 of 78
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Yes, of course I have never heard anything better.

Although the set I built back in '87 sounded decent to my tin ear; Dynaudio 12 inch sub (the 4 inch voice coil one), Morel 3 inch mid and Morel 1 inch dome tweeter, my 1st order crossover using Chateauroux poly caps and Solen inductors, probably would offend you also.

I really miss those speakers, too bad I had to sell them because I lost my job and needed the money.
What was your woofer then? You stated a sub, a mid, and a tweeter...but no woofer? On such a powerful sounding (on paper) setup, seems like you're missing something.

If you have truly heard great speakers like that (which I can only assume you built the enclosure to the proper tuning specs), then how can you even stand the Logitech garbage?

Sigh, my dad is the same way though honestly. He gave up what I have now to buy a Klipsch all in one setup. I couldn't help but LITERALLY laugh out loud at him. I forgot to hook the speakers back up "on accident", so just the subwoofer was working. He asks me, "Why am I hearing the voices and everything else out of my subwoofer? That's not right is it?" I said..."No its not, and that's what I tried to tell you before you bought it".

I guess some people just don't have as tuned of an ear as I do? I wouldn't consider myself an audiophile by any stretch. Hell, I'm practically deaf in one ear honestly (thank you car audio....). But that doesn't mean I can't tell when something is off, and isn't the way its supposed to sound.
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http://www.bose.com/controller?url=/...ss_6/index.jsp

What about that setup for movies/games/music?
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My mistake, edited.

Actually, I did not need a sub.

Yes, I did my research, it took me nearly six months to get them together.

I believe the enclosures were approximately 5.3 cubic feet with a four inch port.

Anyway, I can see there is no point discussing this further with you, have a nice day, moving on....
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post #25 of 78
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My mistake, edited.

Actually, I did not need a sub.

Yes, I did my research, it took me nearly six months to get them together.

I believe the enclosures were approximately 5.3 cubic feet with a four inch port.

Anyway, I can see there is no point discussing this further with you, have a nice day, moving on....
Without knowing the EXACT drivers, I honestly have no idea if the enclosure was proper or not. But it sounds like it should have been. 12" drivers need a 3-4" port, usually very very long. The bigger the enclosure, the more it helps with the low end output. So you might not have even NEEDED a subwoofer with those monsters.

What I don't understand, is that if you had such speakers, how can you NOT hear the very obvious problems the Logitech's have?
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So far this thread has had nothing but bias in it. As someone who is considering the z-5500 set, I'd like to see some good suggestions for a 5.1 setup for under $350.
    
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So far this thread has had nothing but bias in it. As someone who is considering the z-5500 set, I'd like to see some good suggestions for a 5.1 setup for under $350.
Why do you need 5.1? What are your intentions with it?
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So far this thread has had nothing but bias in it. As someone who is considering the z-5500 set, I'd like to see some good suggestions for a 5.1 setup for under $350.
My parents bought a $300 1000w sony home theater in a box a couple of years ago. It's not terrible (not terribly good either), but it sure beats the crappy TV speakers.
 
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i am new to all of this type of stuff (only built my computer last summer) and i just recently picked up a couple sound related upgrades for my rig and may i say HOLY DIFFERENCE

picked up a set of Cyber Acoustics CA-3698 2.1 Speakers for a whopping .99USD on ebay, compared to my Extreme Mac Tango iPod dock i was using before may i say wow, still not as good as my set up in my car but i'm gettin there (what can i say it was $0.99), for a 3" sub this thing can actually hit some low notes (about 30hz)

my other addition that is making the main difference is my Creative Technology Sound Blaster SB1040, not the greatest but a BIG improvement over integrated.

(my dream system costs about $9,899USD, a bit more than i got right now by about $9,890 Lol)
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So far this thread has had nothing but bias in it. As someone who is considering the z-5500 set, I'd like to see some good suggestions for a 5.1 setup for under $350.
Oh, and suggestions...here:

Onkyo HT-S3300 $279.99 Free Shipping
Yamaha YHT-493BL $399.99 Free Shipping

Both of those are 100x better quality than the z5500 is.
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