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Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   03-21-2015, 07:56 AM
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You can also make these sweeping bends by...

You can also make these sweeping bends by patiently heating the conduit while rotating the pipe and continually moving a heat gun (or more carefully, a plumber's torch) over a section of the PVC pipe...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   03-18-2015, 08:27 AM
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Views: 116,828
Posted By just jim
Don't sweat it Eyleron, the 1/2" will be fine. ...

Don't sweat it Eyleron, the 1/2" will be fine. You have made the thermal break so there is no direct contact between the Plywood/floor finishes and the concrete. Remember, insulation has a...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   03-18-2015, 08:00 AM
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Views: 116,828
Posted By just jim
He's alive! My painter is on holidays this...

He's alive!
My painter is on holidays this week, but...
You do not want the paint reservoir attached to your gun because the gun then has to kept level which limits how you can spray around curved...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-25-2015, 05:21 AM
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Views: 42,434
Posted By just jim
Ikea? :)

Ikea? :)
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-24-2015, 10:59 PM
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Views: 42,434
Posted By just jim
Yikes! That is about the weight of my 42" wide...

Yikes! That is about the weight of my 42" wide front door. If they don't have recommendations for hinges...I have 3 - 5" ball bearing hinges on mine. Four wouldn't hurt. Pre-drill the screw...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   02-20-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 366
Posted By just jim
Good to know. I was going to use a dedicated...

Good to know. I was going to use a dedicated desktop PC, but someone had me convinced that I could use my regular PC and be doing this laborious task on the side. I think I'll go back to plan A. ...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   02-19-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 366
Posted By just jim
Up dating the answers. Changes in bold. Thanks...

Up dating the answers. Changes in bold. Thanks all.
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   02-16-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 366
Posted By just jim
Thank you all for your input!!! I have to...

Thank you all for your input!!!

I have to say I feel like I've been operating in a bubble. In high school in the early 70's, I had a small group of friends (2) that were into audio. We used to...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   02-15-2015, 10:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 515
Posted By just jim
Thank you! To copy LP's, what is the highest...

Thank you!

To copy LP's, what is the highest Bitrate/frequency that can be used before no difference can be heard or "felt"? Sorry to ask here. I started a thread asking about this, but nobody...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   02-15-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 515
Posted By just jim
But I have to play the CD on something. Is the...

But I have to play the CD on something. Is the DVD/BDP drive in the computer the best bet so there isn't any analog circuitry?
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   02-15-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 515
Posted By just jim
One consideration for buying a vintage piece is...

One consideration for buying a vintage piece is whether or not it has IC chips. Many were proprietary and hard to find, if at all. I had to toss a beautiful 1990 Revox receiver because the 2 chips...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   02-15-2015, 03:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 366
Posted By just jim
Looking for help in making quality Flac's. What equipment makes a difference?

I'm looking for advice on making high quality FLAC's from Vinyl and CD's. Where does the quality of the equipment in the chain really make a difference and which parts just don't matter.

The...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   02-14-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,264
Posted By just jim
I like "yardsaling" in the summer. Pickings have...

I like "yardsaling" in the summer. Pickings have certainly decreased in quantity and quality because of the "on-line" venues, but there is still stuff out there. I picked up a nice looking TT at...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   02-11-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 84
Posted By just jim
What is important in making high quality copies from LP's and CD's in FLAC?

I'm looking for advice on making high quality FLAC's from Vinyl and CD's. Where does the quality of the equipment in the chain really make a difference and which parts just don't matter.

The...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-11-2015, 06:48 AM
Replies: 910
Views: 352,987
Posted By just jim
3-M makes window films that stick with a film of...

3-M makes window films that stick with a film of water and are removeable.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-10-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 166,128
Posted By just jim
I have it, but it is .xls which can't be attached...

I have it, but it is .xls which can't be attached below. If you haven't gotten it from someone else that knows how to use a ^$% computer to get around these things, send me a PM and I 'think' I can...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   02-07-2015, 02:13 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,264
Posted By just jim
What did you do to your vinyl that it sounds so...

What did you do to your vinyl that it sounds so bad? I'm guessing if your collection is musty, you haven't taken care of it.

How do you explain all of the increases to bit size and sampling rate?...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-06-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 910
Views: 352,987
Posted By just jim
Depending on the size of the beam and the...

Depending on the size of the beam and the loading, you may be able to drill the beam. The web is there to separate the top and bottom flanges, which are doing most of the work. You would have to...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-19-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 697
Views: 42,434
Posted By just jim
So far you've shaken the decals off your light...

So far you've shaken the decals off your light fixtures and blown the dust caps off some speakers...does the wife ever say, "Turn that down!"? ...could you hear her if she did? :D
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-06-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 697
Views: 42,434
Posted By just jim
19.6! So...just wondering...if you push the...

19.6! So...just wondering...if you push the speaker count even more...so they completely cover your walls and ceiling, can you get away without any expensive sound treatments? :grin:
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-03-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 14,995
Posted By just jim
Thank you Funhouse and ash_man for your input. ...

Thank you Funhouse and ash_man for your input.

By backup of media, I did mean backing up the media stored on the NAS. The NAS is connected to a 1gB switch to all the computers in the house via...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-02-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 14,995
Posted By just jim
I am more or less at the same point as Lewshus in...

I am more or less at the same point as Lewshus in setting up a media library. I have committed to a NAS, but want to ask what I think will be Lewshus's next question, "What programs do you use to...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   01-01-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 278
Posted By just jim
This is a brilliant idea!

This is a brilliant idea!
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   01-01-2015, 03:04 PM
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Views: 181
Posted By just jim
I would drill a 1/2" hole within the 6 1/2" area...

I would drill a 1/2" hole within the 6 1/2" area and try a jigsaw with a metal blade (small tooth is less likely to get caught in the steel mesh) on a medium to "higher" speed (less likely to snag). ...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-23-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 1,265
Views: 116,828
Posted By just jim
Sorry, I didn't know your background. Just...

Sorry, I didn't know your background. Just trying to help, but it seems you had already covered my suggestions and then some. I have found in my 32 years in the construction business as a general...
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