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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-11-2014, 03:14 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By kharvel
In terms of sound quality, will there be a...

In terms of sound quality, will there be a difference? If not, then the only difference is that more modern receivers just have more features, right?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-10-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 105
Posted By kharvel
Onkyo TX-NR838 vs. Panasonic SA-XR55 - 7.2 Kilpsch Reference set-up

Hello,

I currently have the (now legendary) Panasonic SA-XR55 Class-D receiver and was thinking of using it to drive a 7.2 Klipsch Reference set-up which is as follows:

2x Klipsch RF-82ii
1x...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-12-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By kharvel
What are the downsides of class D and are they...

What are the downsides of class D and are they significant enough to overcome any advantages class D may have over A/B?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-12-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By kharvel
Thanks for the info! A couple of questions: ...

Thanks for the info! A couple of questions:

1) Is Pioneer the only Class D amp brand? How come nobody else is in this area?

2) The cheapest Pioneer D amp appears to be SC-81 which is almost...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-11-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By kharvel
Panasonic SA-XR55 - Class D amp - today's equivalent?

Hi all,

I have been out of the amp/receiver world for a long time so you might consider this to be a blast from the past.

I currently have a Panasonic SA-XR55 powering my 5.1 home theater...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   07-21-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 676
Posted By kharvel
Hello all, Here is an update: I finally...

Hello all,

Here is an update:

I finally put in a 1" conduit along with a 35-feet HDMI cable (22awg monoprice). The run length was only 20 feet because I could not snake the conduit through all...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   07-13-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 676
Posted By kharvel
Thanks for all your responses. I found out that...

Thanks for all your responses. I found out that I need a 30-ft cable rather than a 25-ft cable so I will go ahead and purchase the passive Monoprice 22AWG 30-ft professional HDMI cable and try to...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   07-11-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 676
Posted By kharvel
AV quality: 25-ft HDMI cable vs. passive HDMI over 25-ft CAT6

Video/signal quality question:

Suppose I had a 1080p or 4K AV signal with 5.1 audio:

If I were to send this signal over:

A) 25-feet HDMI cabling

and
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-02-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 530
Posted By kharvel
Thanks. I will probably do something similar to...

Thanks. I will probably do something similar to what you have done. I don't have any design plans for the false wall and have no idea how it will look like. I am looking for and soliciting false...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-02-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 530
Posted By kharvel
Thanks for the advice. Soundproofing plan is a...

Thanks for the advice. Soundproofing plan is a Kinetics package with channels, clips, floating ceiling, double sheetrock with Green Glue sandwich.

I have no design plans for the false wall and...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   06-30-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 530
Posted By kharvel
Thank you for your response. I had suspected...

Thank you for your response. I had suspected that the drywall and soundproofing would have to be completed first before the false wall but I needed someone to confirm this.

I am also assuming...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   06-30-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 530
Posted By kharvel
False wall for screen - build before drywall or after drywall?

Hello all,

I have a custom house under construction and right now the electricals and low voltage wiring is nearly done and the house, including the dedicated HT room, is still down to the studs...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   06-28-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 602
Posted By kharvel
In-wall & in-ceiling speakers installation before or after drywall?

Hello all,

I have a custom construction house that has been pre-wired for whole-house audio (2 speaker cables + CAT5e cable per room). The drywalls/sheetrock have not been put up yet.

I was...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   06-14-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 546
Posted By kharvel
Now that you mention it, I went back to look at...

Now that you mention it, I went back to look at the whole house audio wiring proposal and you are correct. The installers have already specified something called "Audiocat-Siamese" for the volume...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   06-14-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 546
Posted By kharvel
Yes, it will actually be Cat6 to keypad location...

Yes, it will actually be Cat6 to keypad location and 16 gauge speaker cable. Does it make a major difference if it was 14 gauge vs. 16 gauge?



If there are going to be local audio input...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   06-14-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 546
Posted By kharvel
Thank you for alerting me to the location of one...

Thank you for alerting me to the location of one of the CAT6 cables. I had specified one CAT6 for one end of each room and two CAT6 for the other end of each room. But I had not thought about audio...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   06-12-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 546
Posted By kharvel
Wiring guidance for a new custom construction house

Hello all,

My custom construction house is in the final stages of being wired for electricity and the low voltage wiring will be commencing soon.

I would like some guidance on the wiring specs,...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   04-24-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 434
Posted By kharvel
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Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   04-24-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 434
Posted By kharvel
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Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   04-24-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 434
Posted By kharvel
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Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   04-24-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 434
Posted By kharvel
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Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   04-24-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 434
Posted By kharvel
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Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   04-24-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 434
Posted By kharvel
Quote:Originally Posted by AV Science Sales...

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Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   04-24-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 434
Posted By kharvel
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Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   04-24-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 434
Posted By kharvel
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