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Forum: Speakers   05-28-2014, 05:00 AM
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Posted By BobL
Depending if the TV you have has an analog or...

Depending if the TV you have has an analog or headphone output you could use a small amp behind your TV.  Episode makes one that has a remote.  I am not sure if the remote could be learned by the...
Forum: Speakers   05-28-2014, 04:42 AM
Replies: 30,514
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Posted By BobL
Two subs placed to smooth out the bass in the...

Two subs placed to smooth out the bass in the room.
Forum: Display Calibration   01-12-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 512
Posted By BobL
10ft/l sounds about right for low power with...

10ft/l sounds about right for low power with your screen.
Forum: Speakers   08-27-2013, 09:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,232
Posted By BobL
How many of you are calibrators or have formal...

How many of you are calibrators or have formal knowledge on acoustics or calibrating a system?  Since I do this for a living I can see you don't!  I'm not here to take insults.  The OP said he was...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   08-27-2013, 07:03 AM
Replies: 2,356
Views: 162,668
Posted By BobL
The Dragonfly screens come with extra material...

The Dragonfly screens come with extra material and then the excess is cut off.  That way you can rotate the material for the correct angle before installing it in the frame.  It appears they didn't...
Forum: Speakers   08-27-2013, 06:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,232
Posted By BobL
Knowing your equipment definitely helps since...

Knowing your equipment definitely helps since you have no pro-equipment directly feeding your receiver.  There aren't as many passive speaker options and I would probably head down to music shops...
Forum: Speakers   08-26-2013, 03:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,232
Posted By BobL
Or if he is going to use a receiver he should...

Or if he is going to use a receiver he should look at passive monitors instead of HT brands, JBL, Alesis, Behringer, Tannoy.  Zone 2 could work but he may have to run analog connections as well for...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   08-25-2013, 10:49 PM
Replies: 3,471
Views: 273,561
Posted By BobL
1. yes but don't worry about it. 2. the...

1. yes but don't worry about it.
2. the projector would have to be placed in the middle of the screen vertically not to use lens shift
3. the formula is in the manual and also depends on how much...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   08-25-2013, 09:57 PM
Replies: 3,471
Views: 273,561
Posted By BobL
Use the manual. ...

Use the manual.
http://www.docs.sony.com/release/VPLHW50ES.pdf
 
Here is the formula for diagonal screen size.  Throw distance from screen to the lens
 
Diag x 1.25, then subtract 1.875 =...
Forum: Speakers   08-25-2013, 09:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,232
Posted By BobL
Again what does a frequency plot have to do with...

Again what does a frequency plot have to do with a relative SPL level.  As long as the result is repeatable it does not matter if it is accurate.  You play an 85hz sine wave through it (Genelec's...
Forum: Speakers   08-25-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,232
Posted By BobL
You would be measuring relative levels to...

You would be measuring relative levels to balance the sub and speakers for SPL not a frequency plot.  If you are looking to set it to a specific level then no it would not be the right tool for the...
Forum: Speakers   08-25-2013, 04:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,232
Posted By BobL
So aren't volume adjustment without measurements...

So aren't volume adjustment without measurements but that only requires an SPL meter which you could get as a free app on a smart phone.  You should ask Ilkka what he thinks would be easier to...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   08-25-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 3,471
Views: 273,561
Posted By BobL
I like the RPM better than the RPA as it is...

I like the RPM better than the RPA as it is easier to make fine adjustments with its gears but it is $40-50 more.  Either will work fine.
Forum: Speakers   08-25-2013, 04:09 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,701
Posted By BobL
Equidistant from the center.  From the seating...

Equidistant from the center.  From the seating position 20-30 degrees off center.  Assuming the center seat is directly in front of the tv.  For example if you sit 10 feet away the left and right...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-25-2013, 04:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 203
Posted By BobL
As long as you put the receiver in all channel...

As long as you put the receiver in all channel (aka 7 channel) stereo mode to do it you can combine the back channels.  You won't have true 5.1 in the main zone just stereo through all the speakers...
Forum: Speakers   08-25-2013, 03:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,232
Posted By BobL
We can go round and round about this all day.  I...

We can go round and round about this all day.  I have measured the Genelec and run across them often as MANY recording studios use them.  I won't argue that the SVS can go louder but they will also...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-25-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 203
Posted By BobL
There are lot of receivers that have a second...

There are lot of receivers that have a second zone and it can play something different than the main zone.  If you want 7.1 and a 2nd zone then you will need a receiver with 9 channels of...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-25-2013, 11:23 AM
Replies: 3,040
Views: 275,654
Posted By BobL
I'd have to check but I don't think the 730 has...

I'd have to check but I don't think the 730 has party mode for zone 2 so it can to play digital sources in both zones if on at the same time.
Forum: Speakers   08-25-2013, 11:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,232
Posted By BobL
The gain does not affect frequency response...

The gain does not affect frequency response but can affect linearity and I have measured it many times on various subs.  Not all subs or speakers are created equal. I'm not discounting the SVS for...
Forum: Screens   08-25-2013, 09:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 235
Posted By BobL
With a perforated screen I would look at...

With a perforated screen I would look at Stewart, I don't think any other company's' perforations are as good.  You could use a woven screen material and for that I would look at Screen Excellence. ...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   08-25-2013, 09:30 AM
Replies: 3,471
Views: 273,561
Posted By BobL
I like the RPM series with the custom plate...

I like the RPM series with the custom plate instead of the universal.
Forum: Speakers   08-25-2013, 08:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,232
Posted By BobL
I have nothing against ID subs or products and I...

I have nothing against ID subs or products and I am not new to them at all.  I have ran into them many times in calibrating in both the pro and consumer world.  However, they are not always the...
Forum: Speakers   08-24-2013, 10:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,232
Posted By BobL
I agree a better processor or receiver should be...

I agree a better processor or receiver should be used for your home theater.  For the sub and using this for recording I would definitely go with the Genelec as it is a good match.  It will match...
Forum: Speakers   08-24-2013, 02:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,232
Posted By BobL
The 7050 sub has bass management built into it...

The 7050 sub has bass management built into it even for a 5.1 system.  A lot of the pro stuff works that way.  It is a good match for those speakers.  You would have to use Zone2 as stated as that...
Forum: Speakers   08-24-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 432
Posted By BobL
Acoustically, the best placement for bass is not...

Acoustically, the best placement for bass is not the same as the best placements for the midrange and higher frequencies.  It is one of the reasons for a separate subwoofer compared to a full range...
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