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post #5161 of 5186 Old 10-19-2013, 05:45 PM - Thread Starter
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I do plan on dropping by so directions would be helpful.

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Yamaki,

That's some nice gear you have there. smile.gif

Jason

Thanks, Jason. It's such an overwhelming hobby at times. wink.gif

I spent part of my day auditioning speakers at Fred's, Encore Audio and Chelsea Audio today and now I'm confused as to what to do... tongue.gif

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smckenzie04,
Welcome. I work for Christenson, and I have worked for Ray on a number of occasions. He also introduced me to the group.

Yamaki,
Welcome! There are some audiophiles in this group as well. I would call myself an audiophile if my budget permitted me to. smile.gif

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Latest addition...



Just need to add cup holder. biggrin.gif

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That is just so not fair. smile.gif anybody know a good, corrupt anesthesiologist I can hire to put my family under for a few hours while I sneak over?

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Jason,
Thanks for hosting. I wish we could have stayed longer. That hour + went by in a blink. We didn't make it past the three cabinets. My kids eyes were popping out of their sockets with disbelief. eek.gif

Did anyone else make it over there? I think we left about 4:15 and no one else had shown yet.

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Thanks for attending Jamie, hope it was a good time for the kids.

Nobody else showed up so we played for a bit since everything was running (which I figured might pop a breaker but both rooms ran for hours with no issues, although the main HT volume was turned way down).



If interested, you are welcome to come back and play games or watch a flick (maybe some 3D).

Take care,
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That's too bad. I must say you guys missed out. The setup Jason had was VERY impressive. Not only were the cabinets up and running, but he had the 133" ready with the huge arcade stick and 3D gaming (which I regrettably did not get the chance to try). He also had the second room available with the racing seat, Xbox, Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, etc. It was a gamer's paradise. Jason, I would love to come back soon and try some of the other toys!

Only reason I didn't stay longer is that I was invited to the Trailblazer game last evening with court side seats. That was pretty incredible.
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Dang it. Looks and sounds like a blast!

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Jamie,

Well no doubt there, easy choice, do you stay and play an NBA Basketball game or do you go to one and sit 'courtside' ... biggrin.gif

My dad had box seats when we lived in Sacramento and it was awesome, been to a couple Blazer games as well and it was great.

Thanks for the kind words, let me know when you have the time to come by and we'll set it up. wink.gif

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Nathan,

When you have the time shoot me a pm and we can set something up. wink.gif


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Jamie,

Well no doubt there, easy choice, do you stay and play an NBA Basketball game or do you go to one and sit 'courtside' ... biggrin.gif

My dad had box seats when we lived in Sacramento and it was awesome, been to a couple Blazer games as well and it was great.

Thanks for the kind words, let me know when you have the time to come by and we'll set it up. wink.gif

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Nathan,

When you have the time shoot me a pm and we can set something up. wink.gif


Jason

Funny you ask. I was sizing up a couple of those guys during warm ups. I had myself believing I could possibly hang with them for a few minutes...then they started playing! eek.gif It's impossible to grasp the speed and physicality of the NBA from TV and/or the "cheap" seats. Sitting that close to the action is totally different and they are HUGE.

I think Sacramento has one of the best NBA fan bases, so I bet that was awesome.

If you get any PM's from folks and decide to set it up for them, let me know. I'm fairly flexible (mostly dependent on kids schedules) and would love to hang out with some of the others I've met before or meet some new HT enthusiasts.

Again, I HIGHLY recommend anyone considering taking Jason up on his offer to do it. You don't even have to be a gamer (I'm not), simply seeing his setup is worth the trip.
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Hope everyone is doing well.


I have a 100" electric matte white Elite screen in great condition (black case) that I will be posting on CL but figured I would post it here first to see if anyone in the local group is interested.

I am including some large sized L brackets to use for mounting if you want it to drop down in front of a tv, I think they come out about 18 inches (these were an additional $25).

I will also include a long white heavy duty extension cord to supply power (I think it is ~ 20').

This is the same exact screen and it will come with everything just as new including the box... http://www.amazon.com/Elite-Screens-ELECTRIC100H-Electric-Projection/dp/B000YTRFEG

$140 takes it or I will sell the screen without the L brackets and extension cord for $125.

It must be picked up as I do not have a vehicle that can transport it.

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Not sure if anyone is looking for any of these items but I have a bunch of stuff for sale - PM me if interested.
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Will have to dig up pics for these items.


GR Subwoofers - DIY can see my add over on audiocircle. $400

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moved to for sale.

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Hey all, how are things?

I just thought I'd mention that after literally years of waiting I finally upgraded my speakers. I'd wanted the fantastic Epos Epic 2's since I first read their review in Stereophile a few years back. Sadly, they were just a little out of my price range per speaker. As it turns out, Music Direct is selling them for 50% off to make way for their new lineup, so I pulled the trigger on two pairs. Now I have a new L-C-R setup plus a spare for when one of my kids inevitably skewers one with a light saber.

Now I just hope I don't have to wait so friggin' long to pick up my AVR. I'm aiming to get a Pioneer Elite before they go the way of the Kuro.
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Hey all, hope everyone is doing well. I'm loving my speakers, but my AVR is in desperate need of a replacement....perhaps you guys can help.

I was looking to spend a bit of money on my next AVR, but since it was to be a long-term solution, HDCP 2.2 is a must. So I've decided to get a cheaper AVR to hold me over until next year when 2.2 is everywhere. It also means I probably won't get to buy a Pioneer Elite, which was my #1 choice(due mainly to D3 amplification), but likely won't exist next year.

My budget is $350-$450. It seems like I can get more for my money if I get an older model. Top priority for me is sound quality and muscle; my speakers are 4-ohm standmounters so they're a bit thirsty. Reliability is also important.

My current choices, based on my limited Amazon sleuthing, are:
Marantz NR1403 slim line 5.1 $346.99
Denon AVR-E400 7.1 $349
Denon AVR-X1000 5.1 $348.88
Pioneer VSX-1124 7.2 $346.99
Onkyo TX-NR636 7.2 $448.06

I'm also open to going used if the value is good enough. The only reason I'm even considering the Onkyo is it has Atmos, which is a direction I'm interested in. The others are more or less neck-and-neck for various reasons. I wish I could glean anything remotely useful from the wattage ratings these guys publish.

Anyone have any advice for me?
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ISF Calibation?

Can anyone recommend a local ISF Calibrator for a projector and plasma?
Thanks!

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Everyone,

I know I have not been on here a while, but I lost my home theater a couple years ago to moving around and needing space for other things :-(.

In any case, I was hanging onto my sound panels for the "just in case" scenario of getting one going again, but looks like those cards are not in my future. So if any of you are interested in buying them, let me know!

QTY(2) black felt 2ft x 4ft x 2" thick
QTY(2) black felt 2ft x 4ft x 4" thick
QTY(2) sail cloth 4ft x 5ft x 2" thick (these are behind the curtains in the picture.

I was hoping to sell the all the above for about $200, non-smoking house, excellent condition.

If your interested PM me, I live in Hillsboro.

Thanks and hope everyone is having a great start to 2015!

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Does anyone have any of the speakers from http://www.diysoundgroup.com/home-th...speakers.html? Interesting in hearing some of them.

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Does anyone have any of the speakers from http://www.diysoundgroup.com/home-th...speakers.html? Interesting in hearing some of them.
I haven't, but I've finally upgraded my HT and I'm thinking about having a meet in the next month or two. Among the niceties are a Pioneer Elite SC-95, Atmos speakers in the ceiling, and dual 18" subs I put together.

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Nice setup. I have the elite sc-25 which I still enjoy. Also went from 12" subs to 15" dual subs. How you like the 18's?

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Hello folks, I just moved to the area and was looking to meet some like minded people who are into Home Theater. Any meets coming up soon?
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Hey guys, it's been a while.
I hope everyone is doing well, nice to see some thread activity (have not been getting notifications for a while, popped in and what do you know).


I have been busy with many things but the HT and media room have also moved along at a reasonable pace, some changes here and there.


The HT now has....
- Dual projection set-up, JVC RS40 (movies only) and a Vivitek 1186 (for everything else, mostly gaming). [sold the Benq 1070]
- Lumagen Radiance processor (mainly for the RS40 due to lack of on-board cms)
- Denon x5200 AVR running 11 channel 7.3.4 Dolby Atmos
- B&K 5 channel x 125w amp


- Same Boston VR/CR series speakers + 4 Polks for Atmos, same Rythmik 12" subs, same CV 15" sub
- Same 133" 16:9 perm-wall screen


The media room now has...
- 70" Vizio 4K UHD-tv (m70-c3) [we recently sold the projector that was in this room, another Vivitek 1186]
- Denon x4100 AVR running 5.2.2 Dolby Atmos (currently setting up speakers)
- PS4, XboxOne, WiiU, Gaming pc with GTX 980ti for 4k gaming


- Same 7 Klipsch speakers, same Velo 10" subs


I'll keep an eye on the thread to see if interest grows for local meets again, would be fun to revive the group as well as welcome new members (welcome xuniman).

- Jason

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Weird; all responses are suddenly using center justification. Anyhoo, I love the 18" subs. I "built" two 18" Dayton Ultimax sealed subs and am powering them with a Behringer Inuke 6000DSP 6000W, 2-channel amp. It sounds great, although I built them to be downfiring and I've yet to get them high enough to keep from bottoming out on the carpet on some of the heaviest scenes(The tub dunking scene near the beginning of Inception is an example). I wanted the 18"s because they supposedly can hit 10Hz at 90db. The thing I didn't consider at the time is that the receiver, blu-ray player, and even the amp is only spec rated down to 20Hz. I'm not sure how I'm supposed to get that lower 10Hz of info our of recordings, if it's even there. I do have to say I love the Atmos stuff, and the upmixer does awesome things with pipe organ recordings. The receiver is great, but the networking functionality is pretty buggy and I'm still not sure if there's a glitch in the programming. Sometimes I'll turn it on and inputs are reconfigured inexplicably.

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Hey guys, it's been a while.
I hope everyone is doing well, nice to see some thread activity (have not been getting notifications for a while, popped in and what do you know).


I'll keep an eye on the thread to see if interest grows for local meets again, would be fun to revive the group as well as welcome new members (welcome xuniman).

- Jason
Agreed. Nice to see you back, Jason. Out of curiosity, is that 7.3.4 three distinct sub channels, 2, or 1? I was going to do 7.2.4, but installing my surround in-walls was such a hassle, and I had run out of cabling(and the wife was not interested in having the ceiling torn up for any longer than it already was), so I figured it wasn't worth the trouble. I still have the remaining in-walls, so I've been toying with alternate methods of getting them up and running. But since I've never had a 7.1 system anyway, I don't miss it that much.

I'm loving the SC-95 except for the network bugginess. Compounding the whole issue was that my Oppo BDP-83, which has been showing its age, suddenly ceased to recognize any disc that isn't blu-ray, and my DVD player's DVI-HDMI cable died at the same time. I couldn't tell what was going on.

Guys, since I'm on the topic, I have 4 brand new Emotiva UAW-6.2 in-wall speakers I'm looking to sell. They went on sale on Emotiva's website for a good deal. I didn't realize that was the price quoted was per pair, so I got twice as many as I needed. PM me if interested.

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Agreed. Nice to see you back, Jason. Out of curiosity, is that 7.3.4 three distinct sub channels, 2, or 1? I was going to do 7.2.4, but installing my surround in-walls was such a hassle, and I had run out of cabling(and the wife was not interested in having the ceiling torn up for any longer than it already was), so I figured it wasn't worth the trouble. I still have the remaining in-walls, so I've been toying with alternate methods of getting them up and running. But since I've never had a 7.1 system anyway, I don't miss it that much.

I'm loving the SC-95 except for the network bugginess. Compounding the whole issue was that my Oppo BDP-83, which has been showing its age, suddenly ceased to recognize any disc that isn't blu-ray, and my DVD player's DVI-HDMI cable died at the same time. I couldn't tell what was going on.

Guys, since I'm on the topic, I have 4 brand new Emotiva UAW-6.2 in-wall speakers I'm looking to sell. They went on sale on Emotiva's website for a good deal. I didn't realize that was the price quoted was per pair, so I got twice as many as I needed. PM me if interested.

Well in a sense they are 3 distinct subs since the AVR does 2 channel sub (separate levels but sums them during tuning) and the 3rd sub is extracted from the other 2 subs combined. So while they are all running off the same .2 line outs each is different (not co-located). Obviously they are all fed the same .1 LFE so until we have material with more than .1 multiple subs are simply for more output (more headroom) and smoother in-room response (removing nulls).


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Well in a sense they are 3 distinct subs since the AVR does 2 channel sub (separate levels but sums them during tuning) and the 3rd sub is extracted from the other 2 subs combined.


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Yeah, I didn't even see the point of having .2 sub outs until I hooked it up and realized that all the non-LFE info under the crossover frequency could now be passed in stereo. It took me a while to figure out why the LEDs on my sub amp were lighting up differently for each channel.

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