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Forum: DIY Sound Group - Loudspeakers and Subwoofers   03-21-2015, 06:31 AM
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Posted By Willie
Concentric 8 Build...

Concentric 8 Build (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/155-diy-speakers-subs/1923578-concentric-8-build.html)
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   03-13-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,119
Posted By Willie
Sorry that wasn't clear. I am waiting on new...

Sorry that wasn't clear. I am waiting on new home construction, so I am living in a 1200 sq ft cottage till construction is complete. New home will have a 25'X13'6"X8 theater. The Cheap Thrills...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   03-13-2015, 04:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,119
Posted By Willie
My Cheap Thrills are packed away waiting for a...

My Cheap Thrills are packed away waiting for a home. I am listening to the Concentrics in a totally different environment.

The Cheap Thrills have a much more expansive sound stage and a...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   03-12-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,119
Posted By Willie
Let me start by saying that reviewing speakers is...

Let me start by saying that reviewing speakers is a very personal deal, and I am pretty sure I am not really qualified because it is so subjective. Best I can offer is 'did the instruments sound...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   03-12-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,119
Posted By Willie
I was not using room correction. These are being...

I was not using room correction. These are being driven with a Denon 4311 paired with an Outlaw sub-woofer crossed at 80. The room I am listening in is temporary and not at all treated or well suited...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   03-11-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,119
Posted By Willie
Finished them tonight. Initial impressions...

Finished them tonight.

Initial impressions are that the high frequencies are very "in your face" at higher volumes. Clarity is awesome.

Listened to some Cream at Madison Square Garden 2005...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   03-10-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 117
Posted By Willie
I store all my content on an unraid server. I...

I store all my content on an unraid server. I rip all my BD to MKV with the hidef audio track and subtitles; I have no use for the extras. Generally don't save TV recordings. I can count on one...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   03-08-2015, 06:16 AM
Replies: 2,459
Views: 115,245
Posted By Willie
This thread is step by. Not an intuitive process...

This thread is step by. Not an intuitive process by any means. Should be a sticky in every sub-forum.

http://www.avsforum.com/forum/155-diy-speakers-subs/1564417-how-put-image-post.html
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   03-07-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,119
Posted By Willie
I finished one tonight before I read this. I...

I finished one tonight before I read this. I lined every inner wall the acoustic foam. I will add some poly to the next one to see I can hear much of a difference.

Just for grins I paired the...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   03-07-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,119
Posted By Willie
The birch cabinets are specified if you select...

The birch cabinets are specified if you select the cabinet pic with the Duratex coating.

Willie
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   03-07-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,119
Posted By Willie
Concentric-8 Build

Ordered Concentric-8s when they first became available a couple of months ago. Erich sells this kit with pre-assembled Baltic Birch cabinets and pre-built crossovers.

A friend of mine finally...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   03-04-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 955
Views: 47,712
Posted By Willie
I have the i3 and playback is smooth as butter...

I have the i3 and playback is smooth as butter and it is lightning fast. The only 4k I have played are Vimeo clips. I haven't checked CPU usage. Doesn't seem to be a hint of needing to.

Willie
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   03-04-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 1,126
Views: 42,428
Posted By Willie
It's not always about the money. ;)

It's not always about the money. ;)
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   03-04-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 955
Views: 47,712
Posted By Willie
Wouldn't the benefit of the i3 be the HD4600...

Wouldn't the benefit of the i3 be the HD4600 graphics, primarily 4K support?
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   03-04-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 1,126
Views: 42,428
Posted By Willie
Or a VW Jetta

Or a VW Jetta
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   03-03-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 1,126
Views: 42,428
Posted By Willie
Prices in Canada recently were raised as well. ...

Prices in Canada recently were raised as well. Sony may have figured out that the loonie was worth 25% less than the US dollar. Glad it took em' so long to figure it out. :D

Willie
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   03-03-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 325
Posted By Willie
Agree on Chromebox with OpenElec. I have the...

Agree on Chromebox with OpenElec. I have the Asus and it rocks.

I have a Mede8er 600, KD Links, and Dune packed away. The ability to dual boot to Chrome OS is big for me. Did I mention it was...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   03-02-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 1,945
Views: 93,645
Posted By Willie
The inexpensive OEM lamps make the Sharp a win....

The inexpensive OEM lamps make the Sharp a win. They may be Chinese but they are not POC. :rolleyes:

Willie
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   03-01-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 1,945
Views: 93,645
Posted By Willie
That is a built in fail safe. Reset the lamp...

That is a built in fail safe. Reset the lamp hours in the projector and it will go longer. The larger question is are you still satisfied with its brightness.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-28-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 955
Views: 47,712
Posted By Willie
XBMC is fine for mkv files. Works perfectly. ...

XBMC is fine for mkv files. Works perfectly.

Willie
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   02-27-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 1,945
Views: 93,645
Posted By Willie
When you put it that way . . . thanks for the...

When you put it that way . . . thanks for the great promo.
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   02-27-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 1,945
Views: 93,645
Posted By Willie
I am living in a very small space waiting for...

I am living in a very small space waiting for construction to begin on a new home. Currently I am relegated to a relatively small plasma. In the home we sold in December I had both the Sharp and an...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-27-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 157
Posted By Willie
We didn't just lose Leonard Nimoy. We lost...

We didn't just lose Leonard Nimoy. We lost Spock. One of the most iconic characters of our time. He taught us the value of logic while teaching us the value of profound friendship. Indeed - We will...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   02-27-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 12,618
Posted By Willie
Nice. I had to look it up. pau·ci·ty ...

Nice. I had to look it up.


pau·ci·ty
ˈpôsədē/
noun
the presence of something only in small or insufficient quantities or amounts; scarcity.
"a paucity of information"
synonyms: scarcity,...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   02-26-2015, 04:51 AM
Replies: 1,126
Views: 42,428
Posted By Willie
I do a significant amount of business in Canada...

I do a significant amount of business in Canada and as a result was able to pick up a 300ES recently (thanks for the tip George). I have loved my JVCs over the years, however based on my initial...
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