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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-27-2014, 12:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 277
Posted By Jon S
Sunfire uses Bob Carver's amp design which more...

Sunfire uses Bob Carver's amp design which more or less runs directly off the 120V line without a transformer... It is very efficient but it was never that popular. The amp can have ground hum...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   07-24-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 150
Posted By Jon S
I'd get the bigger sub... The room is too large...

I'd get the bigger sub... The room is too large for a 10" driver...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-24-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 104
Posted By Jon S
I consistently get the same problem... I just...

I consistently get the same problem... I just ignore it... In fact, there is a little statement onscreen that says to ignore if you know the wiring is correct...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   07-22-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,602
Posted By Jon S
You should try Hawaiian Koa... It has a golden...

You should try Hawaiian Koa... It has a golden brown hue... Unfortunately, I think it is kinda expensive...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-21-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 11,151
Views: 1,360,948
Posted By Jon S
I have a Oppo BDP95 which has performed admirably...

I have a Oppo BDP95 which has performed admirably since I bought it new over a year ago... Recently I have been having HDMI synching issues. Sometimes when skipping chapters, I would lose audio. ...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-17-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 5,073
Views: 572,446
Posted By Jon S
I would seriously consider another brand over...

I would seriously consider another brand over Onkyo... Every generation of Onkyo has been having some sort of widespread issue of one sort or another... Bad HDMI boards, bad IDE connectors, bad...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   07-16-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,602
Posted By Jon S
I can't see any pictures... All I get is this...

I can't see any pictures... All I get is this...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   07-15-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 219
Posted By Jon S
I ran into a problem here. The grills I built...

I ran into a problem here. The grills I built would not fit. The clearance between the driver and the baffle was a bit too tight. It was fine earlier but because I painted the frame, the...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   07-15-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 219
Posted By Jon S
I sanded down the box and repainted the bronze...

I sanded down the box and repainted the bronze and the dull coat. I had run out of the Rustoleum oiled bronze and used their Universal Oiled Bronze paint. It has a primer in the paint and also has...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   07-15-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 219
Posted By Jon S
I painted the box with Rustoleum Satin oiled...

I painted the box with Rustoleum Satin oiled bronze. I came to the conclusion that satin was not a good choice. Using aerosols prevents you from getting a nice even finish. I bought some Krylon...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   07-15-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 219
Posted By Jon S
I made the base using the table saw to cut the 45...

I made the base using the table saw to cut the 45 degree angles. I routered panels to make the grill frames. I used a/c filters for the grills. I painted the grill frames black with primer,...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   07-15-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 219
Posted By Jon S
I glued all the panels together. I then bondo'd...

I glued all the panels together. I then bondo'd all the seams and sanded them down. I waited a few days to make sure that there was no shrinkage in the bondo'd areas which would make the seams...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   07-15-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 219
Posted By Jon S
"Thumper", my dual (opposed) driver subwoofer...

I have always like the Dayton RS1202 Subwoofer (http://www.parts-express.com/dayton-audio-rs1202a-1000-watt-dual-12-subwoofer-system-assembled--300-767) design. I wanted to buy the subwoofer cabinet...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   07-11-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 203
Posted By Jon S
Why are you posting the same thread in different...

Why are you posting the same thread in different areas?
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   07-09-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 204
Posted By Jon S
Before you have the lumber yard cut your panel,...

Before you have the lumber yard cut your panel, ask them the tolerance of their cuts... I had a 4x8 cut once and it was off by 1/4" from one end to the other... It is best to cut roughly and final...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   07-02-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 588
Posted By Jon S
Overkill is when you watch "Saving Private Ryan"...

Overkill is when you watch "Saving Private Ryan" and the neighbors 100 ft away complain their windows are rattling...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-02-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 164
Posted By Jon S
#1...

#1 (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) is non-existent AFAIK... They all will have gaps between songs...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   06-30-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 981
Posted By Jon S
The T-Nuts should be installed on the BACK of the...

The T-Nuts should be installed on the BACK of the baffle, not on the face... That's why it popped out.
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   06-27-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 169
Posted By Jon S
The problem with the sealed boxes is the size of...

The problem with the sealed boxes is the size of the room. The dimensions are about 18x25x10 ft. The sealed subs can generate some very low bass (20-30Hz), but is rather lacking in the mid-bass...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   06-27-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 169
Posted By Jon S
Mixing subs...

I currently have a Dayton RSS315HF-4 in a sealed box and a Dayton RSS390HO-4 in a sealed box as well. I am think of rebuilding the RSS390HO from a sealed to a vented box.

Are there any issues...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-27-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,307
Posted By Jon S
My two 905s and one 906 all had HDMI problems... ...

My two 905s and one 906 all had HDMI problems... They were all out in open shelves with 120mm PC fans on top and still they failed. All failed at about the two year mark, one within warranty, the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-24-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 210
Posted By Jon S
Well, it could be either good news or bad news......

Well, it could be either good news or bad news...

Pioneer can either improve Onkyo's reliability or worse, Onkyo will nickel and dime Pioneer and they both will have really junk AVRs...

:D
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-24-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 407
Posted By Jon S
The Pioneer SC-07 is rated at 140 watts per...

The Pioneer SC-07 is rated at 140 watts per channel with two channels driven... According to Sound and Vision, the amplifier can deliver 120 watts per channel with five channels being driven. That...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-23-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 13,426
Posted By Jon S
The manufacturers will keep adding more channels...

The manufacturers will keep adding more channels to keep up their sales. Even though I have a 9.2 system, it was not much of an improvement over 7.1 or even 5.1... To me, once the action gets going...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   06-23-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,548
Posted By Jon S
I am late to the party, but any Carver/Sunfire...

I am late to the party, but any Carver/Sunfire subwoofer is a bad choice. While they deliver a lot of bass, the bass is not tight but rather boomy. Another issue is that the amps are cheaply built...
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