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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-01-2014, 06:19 AM
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Posted By Archaea
Any owners of this unit around Kansas City who...

Any owners of this unit around Kansas City who would be interested in comparing their unit directly against other avrs with audyssey, mcacc, yapo, arc, dirac, etc? This comparison at a g2g with...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-01-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,140
Posted By Archaea
You can get the 636 for about $430 refurbed from...

You can get the 636 for about $430 refurbed from accessories for less.
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   10-01-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,073
Posted By Archaea
I've seen a benq w1070 a couple times at my...

I've seen a benq w1070 a couple times at my cousins. I own a panasonic 8000 with a cinema scope screen. IMO the 8000 is definately worth the money. I've seen the newest Sony and JVCs too at...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   09-30-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 531
Views: 26,641
Posted By Archaea
Doug Counsil came over last night and we watched...

Doug Counsil came over last night and we watched Thor 2. I really enjoyed the movie, so much so that I'd watch it again right afterward.

Doug may be moving 2.5 hours into Kanas next month --- so...
Forum: Speakers   09-30-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 23,901
Views: 1,037,967
Posted By Archaea
jparker36 movies primarily = 228HT - - because...

jparker36
movies primarily = 228HT - - because with DD or DTS movie tracks, or quality digital tracks you'll be hard pressed (if not impossible) to tell the difference (in my experience)
music...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   09-30-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 17,213
Posted By Archaea
hovercraft riser? ...

hovercraft riser?

http://i.imgur.com/QzYedmz.jpg
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   09-30-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 531
Views: 26,641
Posted By Archaea
I haven't split them up evenly -- I might try...

I haven't split them up evenly -- I might try five up front and 3 behind, but frankly I'm somewhat a slave to symmetry and like the way six look under the screen because it's about the same width. :D...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   09-29-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 531
Views: 26,641
Posted By Archaea
Maybe Atmos won't make it to rentals?

Maybe Atmos won't make it to rentals?
Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   09-29-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 685
Views: 9,856
Posted By Archaea
carp is out on Nov1 d_c is out on Nov1 ...

carp is out on Nov1
d_c is out on Nov1

Both of them could potentially help setup the night before if they were curious --- if the date works for others - especially out of towners - like...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   09-29-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 17,213
Posted By Archaea
very interesting indeed. I'd like to feel that...

very interesting indeed. I'd like to feel that next time I come over!
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   09-29-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 531
Views: 26,641
Posted By Archaea
hmmmmppf....I've noticed the rental discs are...

hmmmmppf....I've noticed the rental discs are more obviously stripping out features, extras, sound codecs ect over the last couple years. bummer.
Forum: Speakers   09-29-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 23,901
Views: 1,037,967
Posted By Archaea
ewwwwwwwww --- high crossovers to subs (even...

ewwwwwwwww --- high crossovers to subs (even sealed) yuck. Success with this is VERY room dependant from a subjective sound assessment.




That was my recommendation too. The 212 have like 15...
Forum: Speakers   09-29-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 23,901
Views: 1,037,967
Posted By Archaea
nah to really do a measurement right you have to...

nah to really do a measurement right you have to be on the open ocean with no land in sight, on a pontoon made of acoustic foam.



* I'm just having fun here --- I don't doubt there is an...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   09-29-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 531
Views: 26,641
Posted By Archaea
i will... As to crossover... crossing the...

i will...

As to crossover...
crossing the near field subs at 80hz --- haven't played with that much - except as a crossover in the AVR -- I didn't configure a LPF on the iNukes that drive the...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   09-29-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 531
Views: 26,641
Posted By Archaea
I tried some comparisons last night between the...

I tried some comparisons last night between the Buttkicker mini LFEs vs. the nearfield 18"s. There is no comparison. With the nearfield 18" firing into the seat I couldn't even tell the buttkicker...
Forum: Speakers   09-28-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 23,901
Views: 1,037,967
Posted By Archaea
agreed... Which did I like better? I thought...

agreed...
Which did I like better?
I thought the dual Orbit Shifters put on more of a jaw dropping - HOLY CRAP performance in the 3500 cubic foot room. While the sixteen 18"ers sounded much...
Forum: Speakers   09-28-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 23,901
Views: 1,037,967
Posted By Archaea
You are right - lbrown has never taken them...

You are right - lbrown has never taken them anywhere near their limits - unless Jeff has been at the helm? I would have been afraid to take the Orbit Shifters as loud as Jeff Permanian took them at...
Forum: Speakers   09-28-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 23,901
Views: 1,037,967
Posted By Archaea
I agree that I don't think it's the subsonic...

I agree that I don't think it's the subsonic frequencies - at least not at any SPL levels I've experienced in the subsonic frequencies.


My pair of caps could make my lungs feel weird - I...
Forum: Speakers   09-28-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 23,901
Views: 1,037,967
Posted By Archaea
Subjectively, I think an Orbit Shifter plays more...

Subjectively, I think an Orbit Shifter plays more like two S2's in the typical subwoofer frequencies above horn tune - say 22-80hz? I've heard a pair of S2's at two different houses, and 1x at...
Forum: Speakers   09-28-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 23,901
Views: 1,037,967
Posted By Archaea
I wouldn't without caution! The 15" drivers...

I wouldn't without caution!
The 15" drivers looked like they were going to shoot out of the cabinet! :eek:
Forum: Speakers   09-28-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 23,901
Views: 1,037,967
Posted By Archaea
Think back on the dual orbit shifters in my 3500...

Think back on the dual orbit shifters in my 3500 cubic foot space. They made my hair stand on end over my whole body, my vision seem to blur, my skin tingle. My clothes vibrated over my whole body....
Forum: Speakers   09-28-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 23,901
Views: 1,037,967
Posted By Archaea
You weren't in the room when it happened with...

You weren't in the room when it happened with Boxenkiller, IRCC you were downstairs, either for your theater demo or just hanging out. We were assigned different demo groups. I assure you it was...
Forum: Speakers   09-28-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 23,901
Views: 1,037,967
Posted By Archaea
Either he isn't, or his room has a crap ton of...

Either he isn't, or his room has a crap ton of room gain to assist. I've heard the 215RT drivers go into distress with 800 watts (a Cherry amp monoblock per speaker) at dlbecks with no HPF in place...
Forum: Speakers   09-28-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 23,901
Views: 1,037,967
Posted By Archaea
I must disagree. I have heard eight sealed...

I must disagree. I have heard eight sealed eighteens at several houses now. Gorilla83, carp, mine. In my real world experience in three different rooms, Eight 18"s can't hit the volume level of...
Forum: Speakers   09-28-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 23,901
Views: 1,037,967
Posted By Archaea
They need a HPF, (they are ported and ported...

They need a HPF, (they are ported and ported designs need HPF to protect the driver from overexcursion below cabinet port tune, where the cabinet no longer protects the sub, and the driver excursion...
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