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Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   01-26-2015, 08:59 PM
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Posted By Archaea
You get more than me then...they limit me to...

You get more than me then...they limit me to 7,500.
Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   01-26-2015, 07:35 PM
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Posted By Archaea
Sigh, I'm tired of wrestling against the...

Sigh,


I'm tired of wrestling against the limits for months now. text me.
Forum: Screens   01-26-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,578
Posted By Archaea
Eh....that's been my experience anyway. ...

Eh....that's been my experience anyway.
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Better to let the pros speak on it I guess.
http://www.projectorcentral.com/projector_screens_gain.htm...
Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   01-26-2015, 04:43 PM
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Posted By Archaea
David, you flying or driving? I'll talk to...

David, you flying or driving?

I'll talk to my wife about it. How many days would you go for?
Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   01-26-2015, 10:08 AM
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Posted By Archaea
d_c, those are $6500 for a pair. I'm out,...

d_c, those are $6500 for a pair.

I'm out, unless we have like 65 people. :D

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If we do the Behringer Truth monitors. Sounds like I'm in, carps in, scrappydue is in, Luke's in. ...
Forum: Great Found Deals   01-26-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 66
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Posted By Archaea
I called Cerwin Vega Support and they told me the...

I called Cerwin Vega Support and they told me the CV-5000 is built pretty bullet proof, and that it wouldn't hurt itself trying to run 1 ohm per channel in stereo. They said at worst it would...
Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   01-25-2015, 10:11 PM
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Posted By Archaea
Thanks David, Though shipping it to Des...

Thanks David,


Though shipping it to Des Moines would sort of break up the cost savings of sharing the items locally. :)


Stuff like this, (@mfusic provided the link in the Gorilla83...
Forum: Great Found Deals   01-25-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,947
Posted By Archaea
I'm using a CV-5000 amp bridged to 3ohm on three...

I'm using a CV-5000 amp bridged to 3ohm on three (1 ohm wired) Dayton Audio Ultimax UM-18. The CV-5000 is a beasty amp!
Forum: Speakers   01-25-2015, 05:49 PM
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Views: 46,550
Posted By Archaea
Have any of you guys heard the Behringer Truth? ...

Have any of you guys heard the Behringer Truth?


I'm curious about these Behringer Truth monitors with ribbon tweeters, after reading positive press and hearing ribbon tweeters on the Salk H2-TL...
Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   01-25-2015, 05:41 PM
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Posted By Archaea
Are there are few of us interested in starting a...

Are there are few of us interested in starting a little co-op of speaker/audio gear testing?


I know there are some of us that like to fiddle with new stuff, but it gets expensive testing gear....
Forum: Speakers   01-25-2015, 05:16 PM
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Posted By Archaea
still seem to be making them right? ...

still seem to be making them right?


http://www.behringer.com/EN/Category/Loudspeaker-Systems.aspx?s=K200


I don't read much on them --- any comparison threads?
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   01-25-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 85
Posted By Archaea
Panasonic AE8000U is meeting in the middle as far...

Panasonic AE8000U is meeting in the middle as far as price and leaning towards or matching the Sony in the quality dept.


$1500 at authorized retailers through Jan 2.
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   01-25-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,355
Posted By Archaea
Unfortunately I never heard the SVS PB13 Ultra...

Unfortunately I never heard the SVS PB13 Ultra compared to the FV15HP in the same room.


Nor have I heard the HSU VTF-15H compared to the FV15HP in the same room.


I have heard the HSU...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   01-25-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,355
Posted By Archaea
My reference - btw - I owned a pair of SVS PB 13...

My reference - btw - I owned a pair of SVS PB 13 Ultras for a brief stint, and also demoed a pair of HSU VTF-15H a couple times in my room. I'd give the slight nod to the ultras.



One JTR...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   01-25-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,355
Posted By Archaea
no to the question in the OP. If you...

no to the question in the OP.

If you already have a VTF-15H, it's too minor an upgrade to warrant buying a new SVS PB13 ultra.


A clear upgrade from a VTF-15H is something like a JTR...
Forum: Screens   01-25-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,578
Posted By Archaea
The higher the number the more reflective...

The higher the number the more reflective (brighter) the screen. That's good for pop, but bad for contrast.

Higher gain screens should be used in a dark rooms or for large screensizes.

Lower...
Forum: Screens   01-25-2015, 12:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,578
Posted By Archaea
If you don't have an anamorphic lens don't get a...

If you don't have an anamorphic lens don't get a curved screen.


You won't be able to sharply focus the entire screen at the same time.
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-24-2015, 11:53 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,850
Posted By Archaea
only by the Truth name. I've not heard...

only by the Truth name.


I've not heard them in person. I'd like to though!


I see they have another 'Truth' model that has ribbon tweeters!

...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-24-2015, 09:15 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,850
Posted By Archaea
;)

;)
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-24-2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,094
Posted By Archaea
Nearfield sealed give the feel in spades over...

Nearfield sealed give the feel in spades over front wall subs and cover the subsonic frequencies and tactile effect without much effort right up against your back.

Doug likes his output. He's...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-24-2015, 10:59 AM
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Views: 18,434
Posted By Archaea
MKTheater, Do you ever wonder if you...

MKTheater,


Do you ever wonder if you should leave well enough alone? :o
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-24-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 227
Posted By Archaea
just a note, I'll be curious of your real world...

just a note, I'll be curious of your real world use opinion to contrast the data I've read - but the fact is the Panasonic AE8000U isn't supposed to be used with a curved screen unless you are using...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   01-24-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 4,012
Views: 318,983
Posted By Archaea
If you don't have an end date in sight for your...

If you don't have an end date in sight for your theater space and will leave this boxed up it's a tough call. Will it be a few years? 4K will be here by then?


This deal has a nice 3 year...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-23-2015, 10:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,730
Posted By Archaea
As far as a place that actually has nice speakons...

As far as a place that actually has nice speakons for cheap - I use Seismic Audio cables. They are nice quality, actually copper, seem to be legitimately sized and still relatively inexpensive.

...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-23-2015, 10:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,730
Posted By Archaea
but hey --- maybe their 8,000 watt amplifier for...

but hey --- maybe their 8,000 watt amplifier for $250 is worthwhile?


http://www.amazon.com/PT8000CH-8000-Watt-Channel-Stereo-Amplifier/dp/B002UL0XIQ


:rolleyes:
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