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Re: Another tv, OR add speakers or sound bar?

Gary Schindler
 

A bigger TV doesn't always mean that the sound will be better! The TV's are flat, and the enclosures are cramped and small.

A good sound bar with a sub woofer would be a nice addition for your set. It would help if you were able to turn off the internal speakers on the TV. If possible, use a toslink or SPDIF cable to hook up the sound bar. sometimes just hooking up a good set of computer or amplified speakers to the TV will go a long way to better sound.

If you do get a bigger TV, wall mounting can help with the acoustics of the set, but again the cabinet has to be thicker on the TV too.

On 2/28/2019 2:17 PM, Gerardo Corripio wrote:
‘Ve a 22-inch Samsung flat screen, whose sound is terrible! I don’t know why I bothered to buy it back in July of 2013, before seeing if I could test out the sound before. Anyway I’m wanting to better the sound of it, thus I’d like your advice if get a bigger TV (possibly a 32-inch with etter sound),or buy myself a SoundBar? For now, I plug in my earbuds for me to be able to enjoy tv WITH MY HEARING AIDS.

Gera
Enviado desde mi iPhone SE de Telcel

--
Gary G. Schindler


Re: Question about Olympus LS-p4 tones?

Dane Trethowan <grtdane@...>
 

Thanks for raising this as I’ve heard the same thing.
I think those two tones mean that a new file is being created, some audio file formats do have a limit in size.

On 1 Mar 2019, at 8:43 am, Robin Frost <robini71@...> wrote:

Hi,
Recently I was making a recording with the Olympus ls-p4 and at about the hour and 20 minute mark the unit emitted two tones of varying pitches. My first thought was this was a low battery warning but the unit was still operational when I stopped the recording. and when I powered it off and back on it reported battery level middle which may or may not be accurate. I was just wondering if anyone had ever encountered these tones during recording and why they’d occur if battery wasn’t truly nearly dead?
It could be my perception but this unit seems to eat through battery life way faster than the Olympus ls-14.

Thanks in advance.
Robin



Re: Speakers

Howard Traxler <howard@...>
 

Thank you Dane for your explanation.  I think it's what I was looking for.  I think I'll stick to my old "pair of speakers" type of system.


Howard

On 2/28/2019 9:41 AM, Dane Trethowan wrote:
The one good thing about all the Amazon speakers now is that they have line-out so you can use them with some other powered speakers, stereo Amplifier etc.
The newer generation of Amazon Echo speakers have something called Dolby 360 and I tend to think this is a marketing therm rather than actually meaning that the speaker is stereo.
It seems that - if you’re talking Smack Speakers - then you’re better to stick to the Smart Speaker brands themselves such as Amazon and Google.
I have a Google Home Mac smart speaker here which is supposed to be the best sounding speaker in the Google range and its not bad but it is not portable and certainly wouldn’t fit the requirements of the original author of this thread.
What I really like about the Google Home Max is its auto room tuning function.
In many cases multi room speakers system are back to where it all started - feeding both stereo channels into one speaker - so in order to get stereo you need “A Pair”.
There are multi room speakers that come as a stereo speaker such as the Denon Heos 7 and Heos 5 speakers.
The Denon Heos 3 and Heos 1 are speakers speakers which you can pair together and that actually has advantages.
You might just want to use one Denon Heos 3 speaker as a centre speaker for example.
Getting back to the Google Home Max speaker I mentioned earlier.
I’m considering getting another to make a pair.
When the Mac lays horizontally its a stereo speaker though separation isn’t all that good.
When the Max stands vertically it is a mono speaker and can be part of a pair if there are 2 Max speakers.
You can do similar things with amazon echo speakers.


On 1 Mar 2019, at 1:14 am, Howard Traxler <howard@...> wrote:

Hi all,

I'm wondering about the speakers that folks are talking about these days: the blue tooth and the smart, etc. Are they one speaker or a box with two or more speakers in it? We went for more than 50 years needing a pair of speakers for stereo. Have we now gone back to listening to one speaker as if we have one ear? I would hate to think that all these multi-channel systems send their output to only one speaker.. I don't think my amazon echo dot plays stereo so when I use it for music, I hook it up to my stereo system.

Howard





Question about Olympus LS-p4 tones?

Robin Frost
 

Hi,
Recently I was making a recording with the Olympus ls-p4 and at about the hour and 20 minute mark the unit emitted two tones of varying pitches. My first thought was this was a low battery warning but the unit was still operational when I stopped the recording. and when I powered it off and back on it reported battery level middle which may or may not be accurate. I was just wondering if anyone had ever encountered these tones during recording and why they’d occur if battery wasn’t truly nearly dead?
It could be my perception but this unit seems to eat through battery life way faster than the Olympus ls-14.

Thanks in advance.
Robin


Re: Another tv, OR add speakers or sound bar?

Smiling?
 

It seems anymore these days the primary connection of devices is via HDMI, but it is not isolated to HDMI. Just like most things, it entirely depends upon the amount of money one throws at whatever situation. $100 is what I would honestly expect to pay for a decent SoundBar, but try and keep in mind, this is entirely subjective as are most things.

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Gerardo Corripio
Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2019 11:28 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Another tv, OR add speakers or sound bar?

What’s the least expensive of SoundBars? And are they easy to set up by yourselves? What does it involve to connect to the TV or flat screen?

Gera
Enviado desde mi iPhone SE de Telcel

El 28 feb 2019, a la(s) 1:21 p. m., Smiling? <blind7@...> escribió:

I would definitely invest in a SoundBar. Preferably with a sub, but not knowing your financial situation, obviously I do not have a clue of what you are willing to spend.

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Gerardo Corripio
Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2019 11:17 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: [all-audio] Another tv, OR add speakers or sound bar?

‘Ve a 22-inch Samsung flat screen, whose sound is terrible! I don’t know why I bothered to buy it back in July of 2013, before seeing if I could test out the sound before. Anyway I’m wanting to better the sound of it, thus I’d like your advice if get a bigger TV (possibly a 32-inch with etter sound),or buy myself a SoundBar? For now, I plug in my earbuds for me to be able to enjoy tv WITH MY HEARING AIDS.

Gera
Enviado desde mi iPhone SE de Telcel






Re: Another tv, OR add speakers or sound bar?

Gerardo Corripio
 

What’s the least expensive of SoundBars? And are they easy to set up by yourselves? What does it involve to connect to the TV or flat screen?

Gera
Enviado desde mi iPhone SE de Telcel

El 28 feb 2019, a la(s) 1:21 p. m., Smiling? <blind7@...> escribió:

I would definitely invest in a SoundBar. Preferably with a sub, but not knowing your financial situation, obviously I do not have a clue of what you are willing to spend.

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Gerardo Corripio
Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2019 11:17 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: [all-audio] Another tv, OR add speakers or sound bar?

‘Ve a 22-inch Samsung flat screen, whose sound is terrible! I don’t know why I bothered to buy it back in July of 2013, before seeing if I could test out the sound before. Anyway I’m wanting to better the sound of it, thus I’d like your advice if get a bigger TV (possibly a 32-inch with etter sound),or buy myself a SoundBar? For now, I plug in my earbuds for me to be able to enjoy tv WITH MY HEARING AIDS.

Gera
Enviado desde mi iPhone SE de Telcel






Re: Another tv, OR add speakers or sound bar?

Smiling?
 

I would definitely invest in a SoundBar. Preferably with a sub, but not knowing your financial situation, obviously I do not have a clue of what you are willing to spend.

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Gerardo Corripio
Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2019 11:17 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: [all-audio] Another tv, OR add speakers or sound bar?

‘Ve a 22-inch Samsung flat screen, whose sound is terrible! I don’t know why I bothered to buy it back in July of 2013, before seeing if I could test out the sound before. Anyway I’m wanting to better the sound of it, thus I’d like your advice if get a bigger TV (possibly a 32-inch with etter sound),or buy myself a SoundBar? For now, I plug in my earbuds for me to be able to enjoy tv WITH MY HEARING AIDS.

Gera
Enviado desde mi iPhone SE de Telcel


Another tv, OR add speakers or sound bar?

Gerardo Corripio
 

‘Ve a 22-inch Samsung flat screen, whose sound is terrible! I don’t know why I bothered to buy it back in July of 2013, before seeing if I could test out the sound before. Anyway I’m wanting to better the sound of it, thus I’d like your advice if get a bigger TV (possibly a 32-inch with etter sound),or buy myself a SoundBar? For now, I plug in my earbuds for me to be able to enjoy tv WITH MY HEARING AIDS.

Gera
Enviado desde mi iPhone SE de Telcel


Re: Speakers

Smiling?
 

Ironically enough, what is this literally not true for though?

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian Olesen
Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2019 9:50 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Speakers

You're perfectly right, if you don't google it first.

Brian

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Fra: all-audio@groups.io <all-audio@groups.io> På vegne af Howard Traxler
Sendt: 28. februar 2019 15:40
Til: all-audio@groups.io
Emne: Re: [all-audio] Speakers

Thanks Brian, it seems then, that when someone is selling a bluetooth speaker, you don't really know what's in it, huh?

Howard

On 2/28/2019 8:32 AM, Brian Olesen wrote:
Yo Howard,
Some speakers are those so called bars, where there are 2 or more speaker units in each bar. Others has a speaker on each side of them, and then again there are round structures with speakers inside that creates this stereo feeling.
Then you have monorral speakers that some times can be paired as a synchronous stereo pair, if you prefer that.

Best regards
Brian

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Fra: all-audio@groups.io <all-audio@groups.io> På vegne af Howard
Traxler
Sendt: 28. februar 2019 15:15
Til: all-audio@groups.io
Emne: [all-audio] Speakers

Hi all,

I'm wondering about the speakers that folks are talking about these
days: the blue tooth and the smart, etc. Are they one speaker or a box with two or more speakers in it? We went for more than 50 years needing a pair of speakers for stereo. Have we now gone back to listening to one speaker as if we have one ear? I would hate to think that all these multi-channel systems send their output to only one speaker.. I don't think my amazon echo dot plays stereo so when I use it for music, I hook it up to my stereo system.

Howard









Re: Speakers

Brian Olesen
 

You're perfectly right, if you don't google it first.

Brian

-----Oprindelig meddelelse-----
Fra: all-audio@groups.io <all-audio@groups.io> På vegne af Howard Traxler
Sendt: 28. februar 2019 15:40
Til: all-audio@groups.io
Emne: Re: [all-audio] Speakers

Thanks Brian, it seems then, that when someone is selling a bluetooth speaker, you don't really know what's in it, huh?

Howard

On 2/28/2019 8:32 AM, Brian Olesen wrote:
Yo Howard,
Some speakers are those so called bars, where there are 2 or more speaker units in each bar. Others has a speaker on each side of them, and then again there are round structures with speakers inside that creates this stereo feeling.
Then you have monorral speakers that some times can be paired as a synchronous stereo pair, if you prefer that.

Best regards
Brian

-----Oprindelig meddelelse-----
Fra: all-audio@groups.io <all-audio@groups.io> På vegne af Howard
Traxler
Sendt: 28. februar 2019 15:15
Til: all-audio@groups.io
Emne: [all-audio] Speakers

Hi all,

I'm wondering about the speakers that folks are talking about these
days: the blue tooth and the smart, etc. Are they one speaker or a box with two or more speakers in it? We went for more than 50 years needing a pair of speakers for stereo. Have we now gone back to listening to one speaker as if we have one ear? I would hate to think that all these multi-channel systems send their output to only one speaker.. I don't think my amazon echo dot plays stereo so when I use it for music, I hook it up to my stereo system.

Howard









Re: Speakers

Dane Trethowan <grtdane@...>
 

Well you do know with the good quality offerings.
I know that my B&W T7 has 2 3.5 inch drivers and 2 passive radiators along with a full DSP circuit to enhance the sound.

On 1 Mar 2019, at 1:39 am, Howard Traxler <howard@...> wrote:

Thanks Brian, it seems then, that when someone is selling a bluetooth speaker, you don't really know what's in it, huh?

Howard

On 2/28/2019 8:32 AM, Brian Olesen wrote:
Yo Howard,
Some speakers are those so called bars, where there are 2 or more speaker units in each bar. Others has a speaker on each side of them, and then again there are round structures with speakers inside that creates this stereo feeling.
Then you have monorral speakers that some times can be paired as a synchronous stereo pair, if you prefer that.

Best regards
Brian

-----Oprindelig meddelelse-----
Fra: all-audio@groups.io <all-audio@groups.io> På vegne af Howard Traxler
Sendt: 28. februar 2019 15:15
Til: all-audio@groups.io
Emne: [all-audio] Speakers

Hi all,

I'm wondering about the speakers that folks are talking about these
days: the blue tooth and the smart, etc. Are they one speaker or a box with two or more speakers in it? We went for more than 50 years needing a pair of speakers for stereo. Have we now gone back to listening to one speaker as if we have one ear? I would hate to think that all these multi-channel systems send their output to only one speaker.. I don't think my amazon echo dot plays stereo so when I use it for music, I hook it up to my stereo system.

Howard









Re: Speakers

Dane Trethowan <grtdane@...>
 

The one good thing about all the Amazon speakers now is that they have line-out so you can use them with some other powered speakers, stereo Amplifier etc.
The newer generation of Amazon Echo speakers have something called Dolby 360 and I tend to think this is a marketing therm rather than actually meaning that the speaker is stereo.
It seems that - if you’re talking Smack Speakers - then you’re better to stick to the Smart Speaker brands themselves such as Amazon and Google.
I have a Google Home Mac smart speaker here which is supposed to be the best sounding speaker in the Google range and its not bad but it is not portable and certainly wouldn’t fit the requirements of the original author of this thread.
What I really like about the Google Home Max is its auto room tuning function.
In many cases multi room speakers system are back to where it all started - feeding both stereo channels into one speaker - so in order to get stereo you need “A Pair”.
There are multi room speakers that come as a stereo speaker such as the Denon Heos 7 and Heos 5 speakers.
The Denon Heos 3 and Heos 1 are speakers speakers which you can pair together and that actually has advantages.
You might just want to use one Denon Heos 3 speaker as a centre speaker for example.
Getting back to the Google Home Max speaker I mentioned earlier.
I’m considering getting another to make a pair.
When the Mac lays horizontally its a stereo speaker though separation isn’t all that good.
When the Max stands vertically it is a mono speaker and can be part of a pair if there are 2 Max speakers.
You can do similar things with amazon echo speakers.

On 1 Mar 2019, at 1:14 am, Howard Traxler <howard@...> wrote:

Hi all,

I'm wondering about the speakers that folks are talking about these days: the blue tooth and the smart, etc. Are they one speaker or a box with two or more speakers in it? We went for more than 50 years needing a pair of speakers for stereo. Have we now gone back to listening to one speaker as if we have one ear? I would hate to think that all these multi-channel systems send their output to only one speaker.. I don't think my amazon echo dot plays stereo so when I use it for music, I hook it up to my stereo system.

Howard




Re: Speakers

Howard Traxler <howard@...>
 

Thanks Brian, it seems then, that when someone is selling a bluetooth speaker, you don't really know what's in it, huh?

Howard

On 2/28/2019 8:32 AM, Brian Olesen wrote:
Yo Howard,
Some speakers are those so called bars, where there are 2 or more speaker units in each bar. Others has a speaker on each side of them, and then again there are round structures with speakers inside that creates this stereo feeling.
Then you have monorral speakers that some times can be paired as a synchronous stereo pair, if you prefer that.

Best regards
Brian

-----Oprindelig meddelelse-----
Fra: all-audio@groups.io <all-audio@groups.io> På vegne af Howard Traxler
Sendt: 28. februar 2019 15:15
Til: all-audio@groups.io
Emne: [all-audio] Speakers

Hi all,

I'm wondering about the speakers that folks are talking about these
days: the blue tooth and the smart, etc. Are they one speaker or a box with two or more speakers in it? We went for more than 50 years needing a pair of speakers for stereo. Have we now gone back to listening to one speaker as if we have one ear? I would hate to think that all these multi-channel systems send their output to only one speaker.. I don't think my amazon echo dot plays stereo so when I use it for music, I hook it up to my stereo system.

Howard








Re: Speakers

Brian Olesen
 

Yo Howard,
Some speakers are those so called bars, where there are 2 or more speaker units in each bar. Others has a speaker on each side of them, and then again there are round structures with speakers inside that creates this stereo feeling.
Then you have monorral speakers that some times can be paired as a synchronous stereo pair, if you prefer that.

Best regards
Brian

-----Oprindelig meddelelse-----
Fra: all-audio@groups.io <all-audio@groups.io> På vegne af Howard Traxler
Sendt: 28. februar 2019 15:15
Til: all-audio@groups.io
Emne: [all-audio] Speakers

Hi all,

I'm wondering about the speakers that folks are talking about these
days: the blue tooth and the smart, etc. Are they one speaker or a box with two or more speakers in it? We went for more than 50 years needing a pair of speakers for stereo. Have we now gone back to listening to one speaker as if we have one ear? I would hate to think that all these multi-channel systems send their output to only one speaker.. I don't think my amazon echo dot plays stereo so when I use it for music, I hook it up to my stereo system.

Howard


Speakers

Howard Traxler <howard@...>
 

Hi all,

I'm wondering about the speakers that folks are talking about these days:  the blue tooth and the smart, etc.  Are they one speaker or a box with two or more speakers in it?  We went for more than 50 years needing a pair of speakers for stereo.  Have we now gone back to listening to one speaker as if we have one ear? I would hate to think that all these multi-channel systems send their output to only one speaker..  I don't think my amazon echo dot plays stereo so when I use it for music, I hook it up to my stereo system.

Howard


Sound Cloud

Dane Trethowan <grtdane@...>
 

Hi,

I'm considering an account with Sound Cloud given the increasing amount of
clips and samples that I'm capturing using various pieces of recording
equipment.

Up till now I've been using Dropbox though as the amount of clips increase
so does the struggle to keep things organised.

Has anyone used Sound Cloud before? Sound cloud seems to be the obvious
solution to my problem though there may be other solutions out there.


Re: B&O play a1 portable bluetooth speaker

Dane Trethowan <grtdane@...>
 

An interesting choice but perhaps a rather costly one.
You're going to have to buy 2 of these speakers if you want stereo sound and
that's probably fair enough from B&O's point of view as you'll get good
separation.
I'm still using my B&W T7 which I bought nearly 2 years ago.
I'm looking at the B&O review now.
The author complains that the B&O Bluetooth speker isn't watertight? Well I
don't give a damn about such things, I'm only interested in the audio
quality and not marketing gimmiks.
The B&O supports APTX which is great but not so important if you're planning
to use the device with a piece of Apple hardware and I truly wish this would
change.
The author of the review I'm reading makes a point of mentioning the looks
of the B&O speaker? Again that's something that doesn't worry me so long as
I get good sound and preferably good enough sound that makes my speaker
stand out from the pack which this speaker does it seems.
Before you rush out to buy one I do suggest that you look at some other
speakers such as the B&W T7 or the Keef Muo I think its called.
The B&W T7 is a stereo Bluetooth speaker with surprisingly good separation
and sound given the size of the device and as you already have a B&W system
you will pretty much have some idea of what the T7 sounds like.
The Muo has to be paired to get stereo sound.
Anyway just my thoughts.

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io <all-audio@groups.io> On Behalf Of André van
Deventer
Sent: Thursday, 28 February 2019 9:38 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: [all-audio] B&O play a1 portable bluetooth speaker

Hi folks



I am in the market for a small portable Bluetooth speaker



During my research I came across the B&O play a1 which had good reviews. I
have a lot of respect for this company and I was wondering if anyone has any
experience with this speaker.



Regards

André


B&O play a1 portable bluetooth speaker

André van Deventer
 

Hi folks



I am in the market for a small portable Bluetooth speaker



During my research I came across the B&O play a1 which had good reviews. I
have a lot of respect for this company and I was wondering if anyone has any
experience with this speaker.



Regards

André


Re: I have bought the Røde procaster mic.

Brian Olesen
 

Hey Anders,
I'm very curious to hear how satisfied you are with it, when it arrives.

Brian

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Fra: all-audio@groups.io <all-audio@groups.io> På vegne af Anders Holmberg
Sendt: 27. februar 2019 19:59
Til: all-audio@groups.io
Emne: [all-audio] I have bought the Røde procaster mic.

Hi!
I’ve ordered a mic from Røde called Røde procaster.
From what i have read it seems to be a very good mic for Podcasting and such.
I haven’t got it into my house yet as i have to go and get it from the postal service.
I will report back and maybe do a little demo of the mic.
/A


I have bought the Røde procaster mic.

Anders Holmberg
 

Hi!
I’ve ordered a mic from Røde called Røde procaster.
From what i have read it seems to be a very good mic for Podcasting and such.
I haven’t got it into my house yet as i have to go and get it from the postal service.
I will report back and maybe do a little demo of the mic.
/A

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