Originally Posted by popalock
Invite is still open if you are interested in hearing what DIY has to offer.
Greetings! I would indeed love to come check out the DIY prowess. I'm a DIY kind of guy around the house, but building speakers/subs entails a level of effort that I can't really provide at the moment. Are you the gentleman with the one massive black DIY enclosure w/ mulllltiple massive drivers across the front of the theater?
Originally Posted by MIkeDuke
Those are supposed to be very good amps. Just know that I am pretty sure they bias class A pretty high so they are going to get very hot so cooling the room will have to be addressed maybe more then it already is. My room gets hot with my two Brystons so if I need to, I can turn on two fans to combat that issue. But the Parasounds are supposedly really good. I had a Halo C2 preamp for a number of years and I loved it. I am kind of upset that Parasound stopped making HT pre-amps because I really like the C2 and I never had any issues with it. The JC-1's are going make those Legacies sound so good.
Oh yeah--being a PC builder for years, I am actually toying with utilizing some CPU water cooling techniques [on a much larger scale] to dissipate some heat from the massive heat-sinks. It would take a lot of time to design and I'd have to be very very careful to tap ONLY the heat-sink fins, but If I got it right....it would be revolutionary. My room doesn't generally hold temperatures [warm or cold] well on its own since it opens up into a kitchen to the left, but if I do find the room getting hot, then I'll need to kick my water-cooling idea into full gear.
I saw some Krell monoblocks on Audiogon a few weeks ago that were pure class A to 250w.....those things must need their own HVAC systems. lol...Oh yeah, I'm familiar with that review of the Parasound Halo line. I remember it's the same issue of HT Mag with the article "Dreaming the Not-Impossible Dream." That's one of my favorite issues of all time!! :-)
Originally Posted by MIkeDuke
You are right on the wattage for the high and low bias. In a big, well vented room, away from the main listening position, it would probably be fine. But in a room, especially a small one like mine, it would be insanity to do that. But if you are still keeping all the amps in that equipment room, it may not matter for you, but just watch the heat in the room itself. I have read about those JC-1's though. The Parasound and the Mac's would be a great choice for your speakers Matt.
The monoblocks would go in the front-corners of the room. Coincidentally, I have a thermostat in the room so I can keep tabs on the temperature.
Originally Posted by jlpowell84
Ah so you are gonna stay with Seaton F2's. I'm looking into a pair and seen yours for sale a couple different places. I was gonna ask you why would you get rid of them until I saw your above post.
Greetings! Yeah, I sold my Submersive F2 HP's because their finish no longer works with my current setup (and wouldn't work with the future setup as well) and it looks like the buyer has put them up for sale. I'm actually going to run my new speakers full-range for a while, until some new products from Seaton Sound are released.
Originally Posted by jjoboh
hi brolic very nice theater ,just watched the video ,may i suggest using a tripod to shoot so the shaking video is prevented, just set the shots and angles you want and narrate along , no need to handhold and walk around
you will make better videos that way
Thanks for the kind words! It's funny you mention the use of a tri-pod because I used a tri-pod for the first time with my most recent video--the J-River overview. Before that, it was 100% hand-held. I used the same tri-pod I use to run Audyssey and just attached my camera to it to record.