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Forum: Home A/V Distribution   04-24-2006, 10:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 971
Posted By vince2
For best results, the enclosure should be...

For best results, the enclosure should be matched to the speaker, which is why I recommended the Triads. However, even a home-made box may help with the problems that in-wall and in-ceiling speakers...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   04-21-2006, 01:28 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,080
Posted By vince2
I don't think it's illegal. A lot of specialized...

I don't think it's illegal. A lot of specialized equipment comes with proprietary software. As long as the equipment is only distributed through factory authorized dealers, then programmers must be...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   04-15-2006, 01:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 959
Posted By vince2
I see where you are coming from, but you are...

I see where you are coming from, but you are shopping for speakers with your wallet instead of your ears. Why not buy a single pair first and see how they work for you?

BTW, bathrooms and garages...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   04-15-2006, 10:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 959
Posted By vince2
I can't emphasize this enough DON'T SKIMP ON...

I can't emphasize this enough DON'T SKIMP ON CEILING SPEAKERS! You get what you pay for (within reason). You don't need brackets installed for most decent brands, they come with ears for securing to...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   04-15-2006, 10:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 971
Posted By vince2
Mike, if you use Triad speakers (a local company...

Mike, if you use Triad speakers (a local company to you) they come fully enclosed. This improves the sound quality as well.
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   03-16-2006, 09:47 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 5,754
Posted By vince2
No need to apologize IMHO. Some things DO cost...

No need to apologize IMHO. Some things DO cost too much. How about a pair of 8' speaker cables for $24,000 ??? Yep, try Transparent Opus MM's. Point is, there is a range of options for every budget....
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   03-15-2006, 05:55 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 5,754
Posted By vince2
Quote: Originally Posted by penngray People...

Quote:
Originally Posted by penngray
People are trying to say Crestron is like a fine ferrari or a incredible custom cabinet but I dont think that is true. Are the Parts inside the crestron...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   03-15-2006, 02:26 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 5,754
Posted By vince2
[quote=penngray] lol, yeah and the cabinet...

[quote=penngray]
lol, yeah and the cabinet people say 10% of a home's costs is in Cabinets also :D
Pool/Spa, people say 10% of the home cost is in Pool and accessories for it. :D
Before I know...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   03-15-2006, 09:50 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 5,754
Posted By vince2
Well, I tend to agree, but prices ARE coming...

Well, I tend to agree, but prices ARE coming down and the technology is getting better. Just needs a little more time before most "average" homes will have some sort of automation. High quality will...
Forum: Home Automation   03-14-2006, 05:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,694
Posted By vince2
The lights are easy assuming a single circuit....

The lights are easy assuming a single circuit. Lutron makes a remote-controlled dimmer switch called the Maestro IR that is reasonably priced. Just wire it in place of the existing switch and use...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   03-08-2006, 09:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 612
Posted By vince2
Justin, the CAV and CAM are designed to do what...

Justin, the CAV and CAM are designed to do what you want. You have other options as well (e.g. Niles multiroom units offer a built-in tuner). Using the provided emittters, you can control almost any...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   03-03-2006, 01:19 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,012
Posted By vince2
elizaesq, you say you "want to install an...

elizaesq, you say you "want to install an automated home control system for lights, audio, phones, alarm, etc". The bottom line is there isn't yet a complete DIY package that you can buy and plug in...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   02-23-2006, 02:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 405
Posted By vince2
I agree, you may not have enough of a budget for...

I agree, you may not have enough of a budget for full control of your whole house, but try to narrow down what you need. For example, if audio/video is a priority, you could get a couple linked...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   02-13-2006, 02:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,190
Posted By vince2
FWIW, I have the AE900 projecting about 14' onto...

FWIW, I have the AE900 projecting about 14' onto a 100" Firehawk and am very happy with the brightness. I have simple shades over the 2 windows in the room and watch during daylight with no...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   02-06-2006, 01:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 866
Posted By vince2
Lutron spacer. Get codes on remotecentral. Piece...

Lutron spacer. Get codes on remotecentral. Piece of cake. Also can be configured with additional dimmers if you like.
http://www.lutron.com/pdfspecs/spacersystem.pdf
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   01-24-2006, 01:09 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,989
Posted By vince2
Quote: Originally Posted by AI Limited ...

Quote:
Originally Posted by AI Limited
...Shannon's law will always exist for wireless networks (bandwidth is relative to signal/noise ratio and spectrum available) meaning wired networks, though...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   01-23-2006, 01:32 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,989
Posted By vince2
I hate to break it to you, but I wouldn't touch...

I hate to break it to you, but I wouldn't touch that job for your under $15K budget according to your drawings. Six touch screens alone and you're half way there. Doesn't leave a lot left over for...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   01-22-2006, 10:30 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,989
Posted By vince2
I didn't mean to hijack this thread nor start...

I didn't mean to hijack this thread nor start another on wired vs. wireless solutions. I just think people should be aware where the industry is going when they start planning a build. Not...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   01-20-2006, 03:30 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,989
Posted By vince2
Don't misunderstand what I'm saying. Wired is...

Don't misunderstand what I'm saying. Wired is great for main system. But for some areas and applications, wireless is better. Would you rather get out of bed and go to a touchpanel to turn all the...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   01-20-2006, 09:29 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,989
Posted By vince2
I'd just like to add that the trend is going...

I'd just like to add that the trend is going towards wireless applications, so don't freak about not having enough wire in your walls. I've seen many a home owner waste money on wiring ( fiber, for...
Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   01-19-2006, 03:04 PM
Replies: 5,172
Views: 169,257
Posted By vince2
They may need new covering, but quite the deal...

They may need new covering, but quite the deal and a number of sets being offered. You can inspect them in Beaverton I think (in case they are actually purple with brown cola stains and bubblegum...
Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   01-19-2006, 09:26 AM
Replies: 5,172
Views: 169,257
Posted By vince2
I posted a link to some great theater seats...

I posted a link to some great theater seats being sold by the seller "Oregonsurplus2000 "on Ebay on another thread and was asked to repost it here. I have no connection to this seller (they are the...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-18-2006, 03:32 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 163,122
Posted By vince2
Thanks Mark. I'm pretty clear on how you...

Thanks Mark. I'm pretty clear on how you accomplished this great transformation. Hope to see some updated pictures soon, though I know from personal experience how other projects keep getting in the...
Forum: Screens   01-13-2006, 02:19 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 25,660
Posted By vince2
To address the earlier Stewart screen questions,...

To address the earlier Stewart screen questions, I'm using my 900u with a 100" Firehawk and am happy with the picture. No streaks like those that have been mentioned, but I really can't comment on...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-13-2006, 02:04 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 163,122
Posted By vince2
Thanks Mark, very interesting approach. I would...

Thanks Mark, very interesting approach. I would have thought to just sister new 2x12's against the 2x8 rafters, but your method is more economical. On the other hand, it may be possible to only have...
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