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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-28-2015, 01:15 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By kjfalls
The Marantz manual specifically states 6-16 ohm...

The Marantz manual specifically states 6-16 ohm speakers. Driving 4ohm speaker in a large room would not be recommended. When the amplifier and power supply sections of the receiver is designed...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-16-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 154
Posted By kjfalls
NAD amps are conservative in their specs. It...

NAD amps are conservative in their specs. It should be able to drive the two 8ohm (4ohms in parallel) per channel. Don't worry about the watts. 30 watts should be plenty loud. At 92db efficiency,...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   02-16-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 137
Posted By kjfalls
You may want to check the video inputs on your...

You may want to check the video inputs on your TV. Most, if not all, current TVs don't have s-video input. Also if you want HD s-video won't provide it. I think you would be better off going with...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   02-16-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 149
Posted By kjfalls
I believe this is a DSL modem and that is how you...

I believe this is a DSL modem and that is how you connect to the outside world. As stated you should be able to remove the cables from the current block to the rooms you want computer connections to...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   02-15-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 546
Posted By kjfalls
Not. sure if anyone has mentioned this, but...

Not. sure if anyone has mentioned this, but future conduit should be large enough to run all cables and be filled only 70%. It should never be 100% full.
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   02-15-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 363
Posted By kjfalls
Anytime I hear about clarity issues with 5.1 I...

Anytime I hear about clarity issues with 5.1 I think phasing and no distinct center image. Have you checked R/L speaker connections? Do you a definite center image with stereo content? I know...
Forum: Speakers   02-15-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 341
Posted By kjfalls
Check out some B&W LM1 speakers. You can get...

Check out some B&W LM1 speakers. You can get them used on eBay or craigslist from $100-$175/pr. They have integrated stands and better than inwall sound. You can also either buy their VM1 for a...
Forum: Speakers   02-15-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 252
Posted By kjfalls
I'm concerned with 2-10" woofers the low end is...

I'm concerned with 2-10" woofers the low end is only 70Hz. I've seem satellites with 4"-5" miss provide this range. It doesn't provide a tolerence, so I assume -3db. I've seen single 10" woofers...
Forum: Speakers   02-15-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 275
Posted By kjfalls
I suggest you act on your option to place them...

I suggest you act on your option to place them outside the cabinet when listening. You said there was a door which would be open when playing with the speakers placed inside. I suggest that the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-10-2015, 10:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 76
Posted By kjfalls
If there is no setup option for back without side...

If there is no setup option for back without side surround the only time the back speakers will work is with 7.1 content. There is 7.1 BDs out there, but many more 5.1. I would rewire for surround...
Forum: Speakers   02-10-2015, 10:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 259
Posted By kjfalls
Try to get a center from the same series, or has...

Try to get a center from the same series, or has the same tweeter.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-10-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,848
Posted By kjfalls
14+ years. You must have a crystal ball, the...

14+ years. You must have a crystal ball, the spec has only been around since 2002. Perform a Google search for CAT6 termination. You'll see the two piece termination I'm talking about.
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Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-09-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,848
Posted By kjfalls
CAT6 requires a two piece termination. One piece...

CAT6 requires a two piece termination. One piece is a pair separator which fits into the end of the jack. Stripped untwisted ends can't be longer than 3/4" and the wires can't cross when crimped ...
Forum: Speakers   02-09-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 205
Posted By kjfalls
Massdrop just sold 24 pairs of Chane A1rx-c...

Massdrop just sold 24 pairs of Chane A1rx-c speakers for $249/per. A few months ago I submitted a request for the sale to return. If you go to the Massdrop site and put in a request, after 200...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-07-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 946
Posted By kjfalls
For Atmos, is it necessary for the height...

For Atmos, is it necessary for the height channels to be high power? Are they full bandwidth? From what I've seen of the compound front/Atmos speakers, I can't see them being full power or full...
Forum: Display Calibration   02-07-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 272
Posted By kjfalls
Connect video directly to the display. Use the...

Connect video directly to the display. Use the HDMI ARC, if available, to the receiver for sound. Unless either your sources or the receiver's HDMI outputs have video adjustments you're pretty much...
Forum: Soundbars   02-06-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 459
Posted By kjfalls
What he's saying is the sound should be...

What he's saying is the sound should be consistent across the front of the room. Having the same tweeters in all speakers has the most effect on this. Your Bose cubes don't actually have tweeters. ...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-05-2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 74
Posted By kjfalls
It's been some time since I've worked with...

It's been some time since I've worked with turntables, but I think the problem with connecting it directly to a receiver is the signal isn't adequate for line level inputs. I believe what you need...
Forum: Soundbars   02-05-2015, 06:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 459
Posted By kjfalls
With the sound being muddied, it does sound more...

With the sound being muddied, it does sound more like phasing. All this means is you + and - connections on the speakers are not consistent. Having the Infinity center I think actually helps you...
Forum: HTPC - Linux Chat   02-05-2015, 05:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 124
Posted By kjfalls
Have you tried updating with a new version from...

Have you tried updating with a new version from Microsoft? It shouldn't affect any of your recordings.
Forum: Speakers   02-04-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 109
Posted By kjfalls
Compared to your present setup the towers may be...

Compared to your present setup the towers may be better because of the partial obstruction of the present speakers. If you're talking a 5.1 system these should actually be side surrounds. Ideally...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   01-27-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 164
Posted By kjfalls
Looks like you've done your homework. Everything...

Looks like you've done your homework. Everything mentioned is quality hardware. Although not a lot of 4K is available, I would still go 4K, unless you plan to upgrade at a later date. Large...
Forum: Screens   01-27-2015, 06:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By kjfalls
If you've ever gone to an OmniMax theater they do...

If you've ever gone to an OmniMax theater they do this prior to the feature presentation. OmniMax differs from an IMAX theater in that it's presented on a dome instead of flat/tall screen. You get...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-27-2015, 06:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 77
Posted By kjfalls
There was a day when manufacturers used wattage...

There was a day when manufacturers used wattage figures to sell their products. The problem was they didn't all didn't quote the same type of wattage. Some quoted peak wattage, some RMS, some...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   01-26-2015, 05:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 295
Posted By kjfalls
I wouldn't think different configurations...

I wouldn't think different configurations (down-firing, front-firing, compound push-pull) could sound the same in any one position. Possibly the same size, and config with the same response could. ...
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