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Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   09-26-2013, 12:29 PM
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Posted By cmeinck
I had this done and happy with the results. It...

I had this done and happy with the results. It can get hot, so if your fireplace doesn't have the blower on, it could be problematic. During Hurricane Sandy, I popped out the speaker to avoid any...
Forum: Speakers   09-06-2012, 02:02 PM
Replies: 1,881
Views: 492,561
Posted By cmeinck
I've got a 7.1 configuration right now using...

I've got a 7.1 configuration right now using Monoprice 6816's along with (2) 6317's. All of which are in the ceiling, outside of the center channel which my contractor is going to build into the...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   06-01-2012, 05:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 431
Posted By cmeinck
I'm finishing up a remodel, where they ran a...

I'm finishing up a remodel, where they ran a 125ft Blue Jeans Cable HDMI cable run from my TV room to gear closet in the basement. I tried it with a 2006 Bravia and it flashed purple. For now, I...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   04-01-2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,790
Posted By cmeinck
My issue is that I'm having trouble...

My issue is that I'm having trouble understanding what future equipment will use Cat6e? With my previous plan, it really didn't matter, since the speakers were also being wired to the basement. I...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   04-01-2012, 11:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,790
Posted By cmeinck
I've changed the plan a bit to have a receiver,...

I've changed the plan a bit to have a receiver, TiVo in the closet of the master bedroom. This way, my Logitech 900 will definitely work, given the short distance between the closet and our bedroom....
Forum: Speakers   03-26-2012, 04:54 PM
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Views: 492,561
Posted By cmeinck
I have purchased 6816's which I planned to use...

I have purchased 6816's which I planned to use for RCL, SL, SR. Due to difficulty finding space between my fireplace and the ceiling, I'm looking for a smaller speaker for the center and considering...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   03-26-2012, 01:06 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,027
Posted By cmeinck
Quote:Originally Posted by two.dogs...

Quote:Originally Posted by two.dogs http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21677625)

This is what Madisound recommended.
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Forum: Home A/V Distribution   03-13-2012, 08:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,790
Posted By cmeinck
Quote:Originally Posted by jautor...

Quote:Originally Posted by jautor http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21775268)

Is this a "real electrician" and not a low-volt audio/video/security...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   03-13-2012, 05:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,790
Posted By cmeinck
Just received my quote from the electrician....

Just received my quote from the electrician. Wow. $105 for each Cat6e run with him supplying cable/connectors. $60 for each speaker run, with me providing materials. $50 for each HDMI run and $50...
Forum: Speakers   03-01-2012, 07:36 AM
Replies: 1,881
Views: 492,561
Posted By cmeinck
I am about to purchase my Monoprice in-walls for...

I am about to purchase my Monoprice in-walls for my 7.1 setup. I'm leaning towards the 6816's over the 7604's. Has anyone tried both or at least tried the 6816's?

I'm going to use 4619's for the...
Forum: Remote Control Area   02-27-2012, 09:20 AM
Replies: 2,798
Views: 402,393
Posted By cmeinck
I am in the process of remodeling my home. We...

I am in the process of remodeling my home. We are planning on creating an A/V closet in the basement (under the stairs) that will house all of our components. These consist of (2) AV receivers, (2)...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   02-27-2012, 07:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,790
Posted By cmeinck
Thank you for all the feedback. I've made...

Thank you for all the feedback. I've made changes and provided the electrician with positioning of speakers. I've also eliminated the powder room and moved a set to the front porch.

He wasn't so...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   02-24-2012, 06:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,790
Posted By cmeinck
Quote:Originally Posted by ljo000...

Quote:Originally Posted by ljo000 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21691088)

Couple points:

1. Don't run HDMI cable. Run extra Cat6 instead....
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   02-23-2012, 04:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,790
Posted By cmeinck
We are deep within construction on a remodel of...

We are deep within construction on a remodel of our home. I've done a fair amount of research, but still concerned that my plan might not be ideal. Ultimately, I would like all of my equipment in...
Forum: Camcorders   11-22-2011, 03:03 PM
Replies: 1,623
Views: 197,631
Posted By cmeinck
I use a Mac and right now I have to rewrap my...

I use a Mac and right now I have to rewrap my videos in order to edit in iMovie. I was thinking about picking up SONY Vegas Movie Studio HD 11.

Anyone have any experience using this and is it...
Forum: Speakers   09-05-2011, 12:33 PM
Replies: 1,881
Views: 492,561
Posted By cmeinck
First off, this thread has been very helpful....

First off, this thread has been very helpful. I'm remodeling my home, so looking at this as an opportunity to put in-walls in throughout. As budget allows, I'll be adding Sonos 120's in a gear...
Forum: Speakers   09-04-2011, 09:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 877
Posted By cmeinck
Quote:Originally Posted by zieglj01...

Quote:Originally Posted by zieglj01 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/20878493)

Why so low a budget, for in-wall speakers?


My plan is to...
Forum: Speakers   08-23-2011, 03:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 877
Posted By cmeinck
My wife and I are remodeling our home and as...

My wife and I are remodeling our home and as such, she wants zero wires and speakers. I thought it would be a good opportunity to have the house pre-wired, moving to a in-wall setup using Monoprice...
Forum: Speakers   07-22-2011, 08:18 AM
Replies: 1,881
Views: 492,561
Posted By cmeinck
Curious as to where everyone is mounting their...

Curious as to where everyone is mounting their L/R to future proof their setup -- i.e., you get a new larger LCD?

Anyone care to share photos of their install?
Forum: Remote Control Area   07-11-2011, 12:54 PM
Replies: 2,798
Views: 402,393
Posted By cmeinck
Quote:Originally Posted by htwaits...

Quote:Originally Posted by htwaits http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/20681568)

If I understand you correctly, the only concern would be the RF...
Forum: Remote Control Area   07-11-2011, 06:57 AM
Replies: 2,798
Views: 402,393
Posted By cmeinck
I've done some rudimentary testing and the 900...

I've done some rudimentary testing and the 900 seems to fair well. I'm doing some remodeling in the coming months, so that will be the ultimate test. I'm considering a single gear closet that will...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-10-2011, 07:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 405
Posted By cmeinck
I'm starting a remodel project, so the walls...

I'm starting a remodel project, so the walls will be fully exposed. I'm planning on having them install Monoprice in-ceiling speakers throughout the house. On the main floor, there will be a gear...
Forum: Speakers   07-08-2011, 08:21 PM
Replies: 1,881
Views: 492,561
Posted By cmeinck
First off, this is an excellent and very helpful...

First off, this is an excellent and very helpful thread. We're doing some remodeling and will have access before they sheetrock. Thinking about 7604 for L/R/C and 4929's for backs and surrounds.
...
Forum: Remote Control Area   07-02-2011, 09:06 AM
Replies: 2,798
Views: 402,393
Posted By cmeinck
I'm having some renovation done on my house, so...

I'm having some renovation done on my house, so using this time to improve my AV setup. Right now, I have (2) AVR's, (2) TiVo Premiere boxes and assorted gaming systems. One in living room and other...
Forum: Camcorders   02-13-2011, 12:15 PM
Replies: 1,623
Views: 197,631
Posted By cmeinck
Crazy question, when shooting objects (phones),...

Crazy question, when shooting objects (phones), I'm getting a red light that looks like a sniper rifle in my videos. Any way to avoid this?
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