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    Quote Originally Posted by jerrich View Post
    Well I got the XL today, they had one in stock. Still in the box under my Christmas tree.
    JR
    Awesome, I can't wait until you get it dialed in and put a few hours on it. Mine is starting to settle in nicely.

    Merry Christmas

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    Nothing like new speakers for Christmas!
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Vaughn View Post
    Nothing like new speakers for Christmas!
    Unless it's new speakers and a new Pass Labs amp...........which I didn't get.

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    New GE XL

    Here is a shot(s) of my stereo now. The new GE XL sounded wonderful out of box. Will rerun audyssey at my leisure (ha). I think I will set the rx to large for the center channel since it probably can handle it with ease. On a side note I will mention that when I set all speakers equally loud with my audio meter I don't care for the result. It puts me in the middle of the sound stage as I guess a surround sound system should BUT it does not sound real to my old ears. I have never been in a band or orchestra so being in the middle of the sound is not natural to me. I set the front speakers a db or two hot to shift the sound stage forward and it sounds more like how I remember live music. I guess I should just "face the music" like a big boy. The GE is over a ZVOX sound base.

    JR

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    Nice photo and setup. I think you'll find the SuperCenter will sound even better after a few hours of play time. Mine sounded great, right out of the box but it seems a bit "smoother-sounding" after a few action films.

    Some say it's the listener that gets used to the new speaker but since speakers are mechanical devices, I think they do settle in a bit after they move a bit. Also, in my experience, larger drivers are more prone to smooth out.

    Are you keeping the ZVOX in the mix since you have a killer center?

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    Yes on the ZVOX since it does all the heavy lifting for the tv sound. It only has stereo inputs since they could not include a $0.79 mono switch to make it a good center. Could use a Y adapter but too much trouble.
    JR

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