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That's great. They are pretty stable in my room as well. I am just using XT32. I don't have the pro kit, Truthfully, I may not need it. I am going to have Craig come over and take at least one more measurement of my room. A lot has changed since he came over and took that first one. I am curious to see the difference adding a full EQ to my system as opposed to just an EQ for the sub. I have a feeling the difference will be easy to see. Getting another chart will allow me to see if I have any more "trouble spots" but I don't think I do. Craig said that he no longer hears the issues I had before. If I had more speakers or more subs, the pro cal would probably be a benefit to me. I am just not sure if at this point it would.

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Hi mike
Just curious what is Craig using to take measurements in your room?

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The software is from this company
http://www.xtz.se/en/products/measurements/room-analyzer

It seems pretty powerful although it can't measure below 15Hz. That's OK though. You can get a real good feel for how your entire system is behaving. It has a lot of tests.

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The software is from this company
http://www.xtz.se/en/products/measurements/room-analyzer
It seems pretty powerful although it can't measure below 15Hz. That's OK though. You can get a real good feel for how your entire system is behaving. It has a lot of tests.

Thanks for the link mike. For mine i had to call for hired help as they had these units that read the graph we were reading the graph at 1/12 octave which isn't too bad but it sure helped me place the subs at the right position in my room. Your right though its also a good indication how your room is behaving at full bandwidth.

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Frank, I know you had your system setup by a pro so I am sure it sounds really good. I am assuming that you had your video calibrated as well so that 117in screen must be really sweet smile.gif. I am just lucky that I have such a knowledgeable person not that far away from from me who is willing to help out if I need it.

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Frank, I know you had your system setup by a pro so I am sure it sounds really good. I am assuming that you had your video calibrated as well so that 117in screen must be really sweet smile.gif. I am just lucky that I have such a knowledgeable person not that far away from from me who is willing to help out if I need it.

Mate were both lucky, yours is calibrated by a pro also. Utilizing software that you have is the best step. To be honest without these knowledgeable people we would be stuck. I'm just glad I'm happy with where it's at now. Just finished watching The Grey I thoroughly enjoyed it. Has awesome detail throughout the surrounds and good lfe at times.

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G'day, mate.

You watch any good movies lately? I tell ya, it's been real slim pickings on new releases. I can't wait for The Avengers blu to come out. This has Franin written all over it and will be right at home on your BD shelf.cool.gif


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You watch any good movies lately? I tell ya, it's been real slim pickings on new releases. I can't wait for The Avengers blu to come out. This has Franin written all over it and will be right at home on your BD shelf.cool.gif

Hey Wabo it's been awhile buddy. Just finished watching The Grey awesome stuff. Looking forward in watching Avengers starting with Iron man this Saturday night as it's a month away before it's released. Can't wait.

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Mate were both lucky, yours is calibrated by a pro also. Utilizing software that you have is the best step. To be honest without these knowledgeable people we would be stuck. I'm just glad I'm happy with where it's at now. Just finished watching The Grey I thoroughly enjoyed it. Has awesome detail throughout the surrounds and good lfe at times.

I agree. Craig is a pro 100%. I am fortunate that he is willing and able to help me out when I need it, It is really important to me since I really can't work on (I.E move) my system on my own or know how to really set up the EQ stuff correctly. Without his and the help from from Dennis, it would have been difficult for me to take the steps I have taken in my room.

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Hey Wabo it's been awhile buddy. Just finished watching The Grey awesome stuff. Looking forward in watching Avengers starting with Iron man this Saturday night as it's a month away before it's released. Can't wait.

Hey Franin.

Yeah, it has been awhile. How have you been, amigo? I've heard mixed reviews about The Grey. I may add it to my rental queue. Will you be doing a Marvel marathon leading up to the release of The Avengers? We watched Thor again the other night. I really dig that movie. But with every viewing it weakens the structural integrity of my house.biggrin.gif

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I agree. Craig is a pro 100%. I am fortunate that he is willing and able to help me out when I need it, It is really important to me since I really can't work on (I.E move) my system on my own or know how to really set up the EQ stuff correctly. Without his and the help from from Dennis, it would have been difficult for me to take the steps I have taken in my room.

Your back must be bad as mine, we like the good equipment but the price we pay is there weight which makes it hard to move.

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Yeah, it has been awhile. How have you been, amigo? I've heard mixed reviews about The Grey. I may add it to my rental queue. Will you be doing a Marvel marathon leading up to the release of The Avengers? We watched Thor again the other night. I really dig that movie. But with every viewing it weakens the structural integrity of my house.biggrin.gif

Lol so true Thor has awesome LFE at the end of the movie you have to look around if it has actually done any damage. I've got to start the marathon I'm curious I was told capt America should be first, I thought it was iron man.

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Lol so true Thor has awesome LFE at the end of the movie you have to look around if it has actually done any damage. I've got to start the marathon I'm curious I was told capt America should be first, I thought it was iron man.

Like with the X-Men series, First Class should be watched first followed by Wolverine Origins. But with the Avengers movies, I think they should be watched in the order they were released, e.g. Iron Man, etc. The bonus footage after the credits sets up the next movie in the series. What are your thoughts?

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Your back must be bad as mine, we like the good equipment but the price we pay is there weight which makes it hard to move.
More of a balance issue then a bad back issue. My balance sucks and I can't reach around to mess with my racks and all my wires. So, lucky for me I found some people who are willing to help out.

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Like with the X-Men series, First Class should be watched first followed by Wolverine Origins. But with the Avengers movies, I think they should be watched in the order they were released, e.g. Iron Man, etc. The bonus footage after the credits sets up the next movie in the series. What are your thoughts?
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More of a balance issue then a bad back issue. My balance sucks and I can't reach around to mess with my racks and all my wires. So, lucky for me I found some people who are willing to help out.

Balance issue thats due to ear? correct me if im wrong. My father in law suffers from vertigo I was told the ear is part of the problem.

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So I'm wondering if they just chose the name Tesseract because it sounds cool. It has nothing to do with a 4 dimensional "cube". I really want that set though lol.
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So I'm wondering if they just chose the name Tesseract because it sounds cool. It has nothing tno do with a 4 dimensional "cube". I really want that set though lol.

I wouldn't mind that set.

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I took the plunge I decided to order one too, that is the Darbee Darblet. I have to see how it performs in my Home Theatre. With all the positive reviews I have to see it in action.

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That's great Frank. I can't wait to hear your thoughts as well.

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That's great Frank. I can't wait to hear your thoughts as well.

Well its generating such positive reviews that I decided to take the plunge and order one too.

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You know I am using just a 42in Plasma for my video redface.gif. I know you are using a 117in screen. Even though I will never be able to get a projector, I am still curious about them. How come your screen has an aspect ratio of 2:37 instead of 2:35. What does the :37 give you that the :35 does not. When you watch a 2:35 movie what happens. How does it look on your screen.
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Since I have a Duo as well, it'll be interesting to see what the Darbee does to your video. I imagine you'll be putting it between the Duo and your projector?
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You know I am using just a 42in Plasma for my video redface.gif. I know you are using a 117in screen. Even though I will never be able to get a projector, I am still curious about them. How come your screen has an aspect ratio of 2:37 instead of 2:35. What does the :37 give you that the :35 does not. When you watch a 2:35 movie what happens. How does it look on your screen.
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I was told Mike when purchasing a screen is to get 2:37 screen due to the different aspect ratio some movies play. There is movies played at 2:35:1 and 2:40:1 so it was best to meet in the middle at 2:37:1. I haven't noticed anything different must be quiet small if there is.

BTW you should be able to get a short throw projector ( correct me if I'm wrong ) that are able to play in small rooms and produce a large screen size.

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Since I have a Duo as well, it'll be interesting to see what the Darbee does to your video. I imagine you'll be putting it between the Duo and your projector?

Your correct. I will let you know how it works out.

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I was told Mike when purchasing a screen is to get 2:37 screen due to the different aspect ratio some movies play. There is movies played at 2:35:1 and 2:40:1 so it was best to meet in the middle at 2:37:1. I haven't noticed anything different must be quiet small if there is.
BTW you should be able to get a short throw projector ( correct me if I'm wrong ) that are able to play in small rooms and produce a large screen size.
That answer is what I thought you would give as an answer but I wanted to make sure. BTW, please don't tempt me. There are forces at work against me from getting a projector that I can't go into right now. But trust me, I would love to get a bigger picture in there. It's just not going to happen. I will just have to live vicariously through others when it comes to picture size tongue.gif.

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That answer is what I thought you would give as an answer but I wanted to make sure. BTW, please don't tempt me. There are forces at work against me from getting a projector that I can't go into right now. But trust me, I would love to get a bigger picture in there. It's just not going to happen. I will just have to live vicariously through others when it comes to picture size tongue.gif.

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That answer is what I thought you would give as an answer but I wanted to make sure. BTW, please don't tempt me. There are forces at work against me from getting a projector that I can't go into right now. But trust me, I would love to get a bigger picture in there. It's just not going to happen. I will just have to live vicariously through others when it comes to picture size tongue.gif.

Not too worry my friend, one day you will. But you put your priorities in the right place your audio is up there with the best of them.

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