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Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   03-25-2017, 10:34 PM
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Views: 177,342
Posted By Bigus
Forgive me if this has been discussed and my...

Forgive me if this has been discussed and my searches missed it. Searching from mobile is a pain anyway, and the thread is long enough that reading straight through is quite the undertaking.
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Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   03-25-2017, 10:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 351
Posted By Bigus
I think soffits look nice. Not a big fan of...

I think soffits look nice. Not a big fan of rooms being a plain box.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   03-25-2017, 10:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 535
Posted By Bigus
Did bill gates say 640k pc memory ought to be...

Did bill gates say 640k pc memory ought to be enough for anyone? Just sayin.
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   03-25-2017, 09:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 261
Posted By Bigus
I had to check since they seemed to have vanished...

I had to check since they seemed to have vanished around my area and I thought I had heard they were dead. Guess they made it through a bankruptcy a few years ago - about the time all the stores...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   03-25-2017, 09:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 69
Posted By Bigus
Yes, this is a known phenomenon. Any henlmholtz...

Yes, this is a known phenomenon. Any henlmholtz resonator can absorb some sound energy at its tuning frequency.

You could put a pasive radiator in a ported box and it would absorb some energy...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   03-25-2017, 08:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 606
Posted By Bigus
Lol, yeah the room as ported box. At just 400...

Lol, yeah the room as ported box. At just 400 ft3 thqt I'm hoping for even for 8 drivers thats just too big for ported. He probably had triple that volume.
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   03-25-2017, 06:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 606
Posted By Bigus
What would KW's setup have been called?

What would KW's setup have been called?
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   03-25-2017, 06:57 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 606
Posted By Bigus
This thread interests me but I've put off really...

This thread interests me but I've put off really worrying about it until I have final house plans. I'm hoping what I've given the architect survives relatively intact.

I'm shooting for a pair of...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   03-25-2017, 04:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 812
Posted By Bigus
This thread reminds me of when I was in...

This thread reminds me of when I was in engineering undergrad, and se competed in SAE minibaja and miniformula competitions. In one of the minibaja competitions we encountered a vehicle entered by...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   03-24-2017, 08:16 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 4,966
Posted By Bigus
Yeah, its all preference and specifics of just...

Yeah, its all preference and specifics of just how you cook. I tend to use a bit lower temps than some. I'm a big brown sugar and honey guy too though, so have to really watch the temp. Some...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   03-24-2017, 01:20 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 4,966
Posted By Bigus
Yes, you can cheat and ribs can still be worth...

Yes, you can cheat and ribs can still be worth eating. Even crockpot ribs can turn out good. Ssshhhhh!

But... like subs, anything worth doing... Rub and wrap, fridge overnight. Smoke bare 2.5...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   03-24-2017, 01:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 492
Posted By Bigus
Very nice! You may have a cure for deafness. ;) ...

Very nice! You may have a cure for deafness. ;)

Pics should be a sticky for the recurring "how do I brace my box?" question.
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   03-24-2017, 11:52 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 4,966
Posted By Bigus
This thread funny. :)

This thread funny. :)
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   03-22-2017, 09:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 261
Posted By Bigus
My box of cables contains everything from old...

My box of cables contains everything from old monster (and I think streetwire?) cables, a bunch I bought from a magazine electronics supplier back in the late 90's (no idea who, cables are unbranded,...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   03-22-2017, 08:13 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 4,966
Posted By Bigus
That's awesome. "What are the T/S parameters...

That's awesome.

"What are the T/S parameters for the driver?"

"176 lbs"
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   03-22-2017, 07:32 AM
Replies: 2,978
Views: 166,623
Posted By Bigus
If you are using two channels of the Trinnov for...

If you are using two channels of the Trinnov for each of L and r main channels (I assume you are to control levels between tube and SS amps), have you considered ditching the internal crossovers in...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   03-21-2017, 07:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 812
Posted By Bigus
You cant expect people to visualize and...

You cant expect people to visualize and understand what you are doing based on your description alone when half your sentences make no sense. I presume that is a second language thing.

In any...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   03-21-2017, 06:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 385
Posted By Bigus
Choice of drivers, baffle design, crossover...

Choice of drivers, baffle design, crossover topology, room setup, room acoustic treatments, signal processing.

I guess that's half a dozen major off the top of my head. More detailed or specific...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   03-20-2017, 09:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 412
Posted By Bigus
Well, that's my point. Preference is just that,...

Well, that's my point. Preference is just that, and no one can really argue with how you enjoy your music. Its useful to separate preference from what is happening to the signal and soundwaves...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   03-20-2017, 08:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 412
Posted By Bigus
Wasn't specific to you. Some people may enjoy...

Wasn't specific to you. Some people may enjoy mono audio.
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   03-20-2017, 07:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 385
Posted By Bigus
Or don't worry about caps because even if there...

Or don't worry about caps because even if there were an identifiable sonic difference, that difference would be orders of magnitude lower than about a dozen other factors more deserving of time and...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   03-20-2017, 07:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 412
Posted By Bigus
Well, that belief is a fallacy. Great thing...

Well, that belief is a fallacy. Great thing about this hobby is the only person we really have to please is ourselves. Mono speaker with tube amp playing vinyl? Knock yourself out!
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   03-20-2017, 06:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 412
Posted By Bigus
Two channel vs multichannel is a tired debate and...

Two channel vs multichannel is a tired debate and not the subject of this thread. The common misconception I see from the two channel diehards is that they believe by avoiding artificial signal...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   03-19-2017, 08:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 185
Posted By Bigus
Personally, if the goal is just to improve on the...

Personally, if the goal is just to improve on the built in TV sound, and with the limitations you have, I'd spend $100-200 on an inexpensive soundbar that includes wireless bass module. That's cheap...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   03-19-2017, 03:11 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 4,966
Posted By Bigus
Sure, flat diaphragm is bad for stiffness but...

Sure, flat diaphragm is bad for stiffness but good for DIY. I guess when I saw "funny" I wasn't really thinking sound quality mattered.
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