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Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   12-18-2014, 05:04 PM
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Posted By Archaea
notnyt, How will you organize the amp test...

notnyt,

How will you organize the amp test results of the amps you test here? Will you do a separate thread for each amp tested and link to that thread here? (my preference - if I had one - so...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   12-18-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 3,853
Views: 308,348
Posted By Archaea
Do any projectors auto switch with 3d content...

Do any projectors auto switch with 3d content played from HTPC. Mine does not either. My friends BenQ doesn't either. Obviously, my sample size is small, but both our projectors don't auto change...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   12-18-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 9,767
Posted By Archaea
This design is ported, not sealed.

This design is ported, not sealed.
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   12-18-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 9,767
Posted By Archaea
This is a nice ported design simmed from the...

This is a nice ported design simmed from the Dayton Audio UM18-22 subwoofer driver. Each box uses two drivers. It's a big box at 2' x 4' x 4', but has exellent flat output between 15hz and 120hz. ...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   12-18-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 15,335
Posted By Archaea
Same outside of the DSP, but the DSP version is a...

Same outside of the DSP, but the DSP version is a no brainer to me. It is worth $50 even if you don't plan to use it right now, in case you do in the future. It's excellent. Dynamic EQ, 8 PEQ bands...
Forum: DIY Screen Section   12-18-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,330
Posted By Archaea
MississippiMan, I wanted to mention...

MississippiMan,

I wanted to mention something I've found value in behind an AT screen. Perhaps its something else you can add to your generous knowledgebase that you share with others.
...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   12-18-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 15,335
Posted By Archaea
iNuke DSP 6000 = $400 - tested by about three...

iNuke DSP 6000 = $400 - tested by about three places to between 1.8 and 2.1K watts per channel at 4ohm. Not two ohm capable. Awesome DSP
Peavey IPR 7500 = $800 - tested by at least one shop to...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   12-17-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 648
Views: 37,789
Posted By Archaea
@pennynike1...

@pennynike1 (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/member.php?u=7880508)


video review
QSC K12 vs. old version 1 Mackie SRM450 vs. JBL Eon


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIxa6jf7XPI
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   12-17-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 648
Views: 37,789
Posted By Archaea
No -5dB MLV is too loud for me for a full length...

No -5dB MLV is too loud for me for a full length film. I like about -12dB for a full length film. For demos though I'll often take the MLV to reference or +5dB.


I typically run my subs about...
Forum: Speakers   12-17-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 1,674
Views: 39,354
Posted By Archaea
The comparison wasn't blind due to technical...

The comparison wasn't blind due to technical difficulties....


(NO FAULT INNUENDO at all-- Just what happened)



Results:
Everybody loved their own brand....
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   12-17-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 648
Views: 37,789
Posted By Archaea
I am not in any way dissatisfied with my Mackie...

I am not in any way dissatisfied with my Mackie C200 as a center channel. I don't find it notably inferior to a single speaker I've ever heard for dialogue or cinema use.
Acutally, there are very...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-17-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 712
Posted By Archaea
I'm glad you are liking the Cap 2400. I still...

I'm glad you are liking the Cap 2400. I still think the ported JTR captivators are nothing short of fantastic subs, and truthfully --- somehow, on occasion ---- still feel output limited with my...
Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   12-17-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 913
Views: 14,488
Posted By Archaea
I can't go tonight, but I'm curious - how can one...

I can't go tonight, but I'm curious - how can one get their name in the hat to be called for screenings?
Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   12-17-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 913
Views: 14,488
Posted By Archaea
I'd like to. What time do you prefer - before...

I'd like to.
What time do you prefer - before or after our Hobbit show at noon?
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   12-16-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 648
Views: 37,789
Posted By Archaea
I just bought a couple Mackie C300z, pretty much...

I just bought a couple Mackie C300z, pretty much out of growing curiosity, to compare to my Mackie C200. @pennynike1 (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/member.php?u=7880508) said the C300z have a...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   12-16-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,131
Posted By Archaea
I just bought a couple Mackie C300z, pretty much...

I just bought a couple Mackie C300z, pretty much out of curiosity to compare to my Mackie C200. If there is a noticeable difference then I'll use these two as L/R and put the current L/R Mackie...
Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   12-16-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 913
Views: 14,488
Posted By Archaea
Purchased E8, E9, and E10 at the noon showing for...

Purchased E8, E9, and E10 at the noon showing for mwhorseman (coworker, his son, and me)

The best seats in the middle of the theater are already booked. Get your tickets while you can.
...
Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   12-16-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 913
Views: 14,488
Posted By Archaea
TIME TO DECIDE: Saturday - December 20. ...

TIME TO DECIDE:

Saturday - December 20.

AMC PRIME
http://www.avsforum.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=425777&stc=1&d=1418759261

The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies...
Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   12-16-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 913
Views: 14,488
Posted By Archaea
Ground the ground terminal from the CV-5000 amp...

Ground the ground terminal from the CV-5000 amp to the AVR chassis, or run a wire between the two chassis screwed into a case screw on each. I bet your buzzing disappears.
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   12-15-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 3,853
Views: 308,348
Posted By Archaea
Has anyone tried a Darbee Darblet with the...

Has anyone tried a Darbee Darblet with the Panasonic 8000 for any length of time?

Thoughts?

They are only $200 right now. I've considered buying one. The Christmas sale might be enough to...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   12-15-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 3,257
Posted By Archaea
Is it is established at what levels distortion...

Is it is established at what levels distortion levels become audible for the rank and file enthusiast?

We used a Lepai LP-2020A+ at an amp comparison in KC, and the guys tested couldn't tell the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-15-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 16,591
Posted By Archaea
lol... Faulty mic is your only hope. We...

lol...

Faulty mic is your only hope. We used a mic from another pioneer elite unit, carps specifically, since wulfcomp didn't have a mic with his unit. BTW - carp hates hates MCACC too on his...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   12-14-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 631
Posted By Archaea
Most will say that isn't enough amp for the lms...

Most will say that isn't enough amp for the lms 5400.
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   12-13-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 648
Views: 37,789
Posted By Archaea
NWCgrad, do you have a link to the thread? I'd...

NWCgrad, do you have a link to the thread? I'd like to read more on this.


I could build a couple of these boxes on the side this winter as a project and pop my drivers into them to see how they...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   12-13-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 648
Views: 37,789
Posted By Archaea
oh man....that looks like a fantastic design! ...

oh man....that looks like a fantastic design!


125dB at 15hz.
130dB from 20hz to 120hz.


No crazy stuff going on in the subwoofer bandpass. Plays down to 15 or 16hz (which in my opinion...
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