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Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   09-30-2013, 07:45 PM
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Posted By Gonadman2
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by A9X-308 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1492793/wedding-presence-downunder-another-td12m-seos-dna360-build#post_23788678)
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Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   09-30-2013, 03:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 220
Posted By Gonadman2
My Fiance and I are getting married in March of...

My Fiance and I are getting married in March of next year, and rather than pour funds into hiring speakers and PA gear, I figured that we would be better served building some of my own, and then...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   09-16-2013, 04:05 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 191
Posted By Gonadman2
I posted over on Stereonet and AE forums but I...

I posted over on Stereonet and AE forums but I don't seem to have got a whole lot of responses...

I have 3 Esotar tweeters to run across the front stage of my theatre. These tweeters are rated at...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-24-2013, 10:01 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,807
Posted By Gonadman2
Thanks for the reply Delacroix. Based on your...

Thanks for the reply Delacroix. Based on your recommendations, I am going to test an i3-3220T on a little gigabyte itx mobo today. Just waiting to windows to finish the installation. Will post back...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-21-2013, 05:20 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,807
Posted By Gonadman2
I seem to be suffering from the noise issue...

I seem to be suffering from the noise issue again, and it is definitely being caused by the motherboard/CPU.

Current setup:

CPU: AMD Athlon x2 270...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   12-13-2012, 08:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 374
Posted By Gonadman2
You're thinking it about it wrong. Speakers...

You're thinking it about it wrong.

Speakers create soundwaves that move away from a speaker in spheroid space, becoming increasingly on axis as frequencies rise. To offset this, the speaker...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-25-2012, 02:21 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,807
Posted By Gonadman2
Time Alignment. I can find anywhere to adjust it.

Time Alignment. I can find anywhere to adjust it.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-24-2012, 07:27 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,807
Posted By Gonadman2
Hey guys, finally got this one licked. After...

Hey guys, finally got this one licked. After having it pointed out to me by NorCalJason the answer was pretty simple. Turns out it was the motherboard causing the noise, it must be faulty in some...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-22-2012, 03:54 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,807
Posted By Gonadman2
Thanks for the suggestions guys, I'll let you...

Thanks for the suggestions guys, I'll let you know how I go tonight.

The crackling/buzzing/whining is definitely audible at the listening position still, when everything is quiet which is quite a...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-21-2012, 03:49 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,807
Posted By Gonadman2
My HTPC specs as follows: Asus P5Q Deluxe ...

My HTPC specs as follows:

Asus P5Q Deluxe
Q9450
Team Extreme 1066Mhz DDR2 Ram
HD6450 (I think its HIS or Powercolor)
Corsair CX430 PSU
Lian Li PC-A05 Case
OCZ Vertex 2 60gb
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-21-2012, 06:55 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,807
Posted By Gonadman2
It usually makes the buzzing/crackling noise...

It usually makes the buzzing/crackling noise when there is something happening, loading programs at startup, firing up a program or even moving the mouse around the screen.

I downloaded the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-18-2012, 10:51 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,807
Posted By Gonadman2
Hey guys, I'm just wondering if anyone gets any...

Hey guys, I'm just wondering if anyone gets any crackling from their Meridian 2g cards at all? Mine is quite distracting and can be easily heard at the listening position.

Why can't I just have...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-10-2012, 09:31 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,807
Posted By Gonadman2
Done, ordered an Auzen X-Meridian 7.1 2g sound...

Done, ordered an Auzen X-Meridian 7.1 2g sound card and am going to pick up a second hand Rotel RMB-1075 this afternoon. I have a feeling that the week ahead will be very enjoyable. Thanks...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-10-2012, 03:02 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,807
Posted By Gonadman2
I thought I would pose this question here rather...

I thought I would pose this question here rather than start a new thread. Today I stopped by a local A/V dealer and got talking with one of the sales people. I explained to him what I had...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-28-2012, 07:34 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,807
Posted By Gonadman2
Well that's quite the revelation. Thanks...

Well that's quite the revelation. Thanks renethx.

So really what I'm after is a soundcard with a high end analog output section. Do any of those exist?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-27-2012, 06:44 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,807
Posted By Gonadman2
I have an Onkyo TX-NR5007 receiver and have had...

I have an Onkyo TX-NR5007 receiver and have had nothing but problems with it and wish to move to a simpler solution. In my lounge I use an HTPC as a daily driver, and this uses an Asus Xonar DX...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-13-2012, 04:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 455
Posted By Gonadman2
Noone has ever tried to connect an amp to their...

Noone has ever tried to connect an amp to their computer?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-12-2012, 11:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 455
Posted By Gonadman2
Does anyone know of any PC sound cards that do...

Does anyone know of any PC sound cards that do high pass filtering on the outputs? I am currently using an Audigy ZS in our daily MCPC outputting to a custom discrete amplifier. This soundcard does...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-19-2012, 10:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,492
Posted By Gonadman2
[@MJH] - You're kinda taking the transformer out...

[@MJH] - You're kinda taking the transformer out of the equation there, the capacitor and supply transformer are coupled to the one supply, they will discharge into the load as required. The cap's...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-19-2012, 09:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,492
Posted By Gonadman2
Caps only supply filtering/smoothing from the...

Caps only supply filtering/smoothing from the power transformer, thereby removing the ripple (or noise) that occurs from the rectification of the AC supply. You would need literally whole Farads of...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-11-2012, 06:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,224
Posted By Gonadman2
Yes that would get horrendously expensive very...

Yes that would get horrendously expensive very quickly (using MLV) but I was suggesting that perhaps using a CCF layer to decouple another layer of DW might be effective if he can't use proper...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-11-2012, 05:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,224
Posted By Gonadman2
In the high end car audio world we do sound...

In the high end car audio world we do sound blocking by adding Closed Cell foam and MLV over the area to be treated. The closed cell foam is the decoupling layer (Isolation clips and furring) and...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-10-2012, 07:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 700
Posted By Gonadman2
Quote:Originally Posted by Elill...

Quote:Originally Posted by Elill http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21473656)

I'd go clips straight onto block wall if I did mine again. Probably...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-10-2012, 05:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 700
Posted By Gonadman2
Quote:Originally Posted by Elill...

Quote:Originally Posted by Elill http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21433488)

I'd still use clips and channel - makes the impedance the same...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   01-05-2012, 04:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,670
Posted By Gonadman2
At the amp's limits is where you will hear the...

At the amp's limits is where you will hear the difference between amps. I have a playmaster discrete power amplifier and it is miles ahead of the Onkyo TX-NR5007 I use as my receiver.
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