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Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-14-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 21
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Posted By kapone
Changing a tuner has no effect on DRM.

Changing a tuner has no effect on DRM.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-14-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 910
Posted By kapone
There is such a beast... :) It's called a SAS...

There is such a beast... :) It's called a SAS expander. Albeit it connects to a SAS card, which really are not that expensive. A Dell 6gbps card that supports expanders can be had for $75. The...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-13-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 267
Posted By kapone
Don't need all that for a "media server". You'll...

Don't need all that for a "media server". You'll never utilize the SATA 3 speeds (unless you're seriously planning to go all SSDs for your storage server) or the PCI-E 3.0 speeds or the DDR4 speeds....
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   10-03-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 2,202
Views: 108,876
Posted By kapone
Well...how about 5? :p:p If I ever get to...

Well...how about 5? :p:p

If I ever get to building them...grrr...too little time.:mad::mad:
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   10-02-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 2,202
Views: 108,876
Posted By kapone
VERY nicely done.

VERY nicely done.
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   09-25-2014, 04:25 PM
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Views: 108,876
Posted By kapone
For heights and surrounds, yes. The "wides"...

For heights and surrounds, yes. The "wides" should ideally be the exact same speaker as your left and right (center not withstanding). They play the same frequency spectrum as L/R
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   09-25-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 2,202
Views: 108,876
Posted By kapone
Front Wides....not surrounds. :)

Front Wides....not surrounds. :)
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   09-25-2014, 01:09 PM
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Views: 108,876
Posted By kapone
Yeah! Shipped! FIVE of em!:D:D:D:D ...

Yeah! Shipped! FIVE of em!:D:D:D:D

Crap....:eek::eek::eek::eek:

Lots of work ahead...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   09-23-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,472
Posted By kapone
In 20 years....I'll sell mine. For.... ...

In 20 years....I'll sell mine. For....

http://blog.mainstreethost.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Dr.-Evil-One-Million-Dollars.png
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   09-19-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 2,202
Views: 108,876
Posted By kapone
See, this is why I ordered 5 (and as soon as the...

See, this is why I ordered 5 (and as soon as the pre-order went live) even though I will not be able to utilize them effectively just yet. :D:D

These are gonna become "one of those legendary...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   09-17-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,021
Posted By kapone
Check for small, hidden microdots or something...

Check for small, hidden microdots or something like that. Maybe even a tiny lil radio transceiver hiding in the amp.

NSA.....I tell ya....
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   09-17-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 2,202
Views: 108,876
Posted By kapone
Gents, I said this to Tux earlier today, but I'm...

Gents, I said this to Tux earlier today, but I'm thinking of getting some nice vinyl decals/plaques (in a spiffy font) made that say:

1099
Designed by Ryan ......

and put them on the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-15-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,810
Posted By kapone
Who said, I can't afford them??:)

Who said, I can't afford them??:)
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-14-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,810
Posted By kapone
Mechanical drives are a dying species. I'd be...

Mechanical drives are a dying species. I'd be very surprised to see any meaningful R&D on them going forward. Especially since the profit margin on SSDs is so huge that they could drop the price by...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   09-13-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 2,202
Views: 108,876
Posted By kapone
For a speaker in the league of the 1099, I don't...

For a speaker in the league of the 1099, I don't think $500ish for a complete (built) speaker is expensive at all. (Which is what it ends up costing, built, with flat packs, and basic finishing). In...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-13-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,810
Posted By kapone
Sheesh....not again. You guys gonna place nice?...

Sheesh....not again. You guys gonna place nice? :)

I think we're seeing a lot more "chatter" rather than substantive content in these forums, because for the most part "HTPCs" have not had any...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-11-2014, 03:08 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,244
Posted By kapone
I'd much rather see flexible, wallpaper sized...

I'd much rather see flexible, wallpaper sized displays... :)

Take an entire wall, stick on the "monitor" or monitors to cover the whole wall. The innovation needs to happen, in combining...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-09-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,244
Posted By kapone
http://frankie.bz/files/2010/10/2_the_font_is_too_...

http://frankie.bz/files/2010/10/2_the_font_is_too_small.jpg
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-06-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 432
Posted By kapone
whoops..Sorry, completely skipped over the "GO"...

whoops..Sorry, completely skipped over the "GO" part. My bad.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-06-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 801
Posted By kapone
Aryn - I think you need to stop and think about...

Aryn - I think you need to stop and think about how your topology is set up.

- Are you using a Windows domain or Homegroup? For all practical purposes, you don't need either. The standard Windows...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-05-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 432
Posted By kapone
Chances are...it's the 29/59 bug.

Chances are...it's the 29/59 bug.
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   09-05-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 2,202
Views: 108,876
Posted By kapone
Yup, I'm running Behringer A500s currently, for...

Yup, I'm running Behringer A500s currently, for my LCR and Left-Wide/Right-Wide and an EP4000 for my subs (four 15" currently), with a Denon 4311.

The Denon realistically will do ~120w per channel...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   09-05-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 2,202
Views: 108,876
Posted By kapone
Gotcha. I'm trying to plan my basement (in the...

Gotcha. I'm trying to plan my basement (in the new house) in advance, and I kept waffling over finishing the 1099s. If they were eventually gonna end up "hidden" in the stage in the new house, I was...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   09-04-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,032
Posted By kapone
I'm not sure what we're comparing here. Bass...

I'm not sure what we're comparing here. Bass content or pull down the zipper and.... :)
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   09-04-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 757
Posted By kapone
Bob Sorel compared the 1099s to the Klipsch...

Bob Sorel compared the 1099s to the Klipsch LaScalas....in his house. And his response was "wow". :)

One LaScala = $3500 currently.
One 1099 = er...Elusive as such...but when not in hiding, ~$450...
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