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Forum: Speakers   07-16-2014, 04:56 AM
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What is the box cut out above the fire place? ...

What is the box cut out above the fire place? Any wiring in it? Where does the wiring go? Is there conduit? What's above this room attic or second floor?


Ps. That Yamaha will do fine for...
Forum: Speakers   07-15-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 311
Posted By ttlnb
Is there conduit from the equipment in the...

Is there conduit from the equipment in the corner? If so I would run speaker wires through them and do a passive sound bar or on wall left/center/right speakers flanking the TV. The locations of...
Forum: Speakers   07-15-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 311
Posted By ttlnb
I think your budget is low for what you are...

I think your budget is low for what you are trying to achieve. For the front three speakers you want speakers that aim towards your listening position. Most in ceiling speakers aim down and that...
Forum: Speakers   07-15-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 6,653
Posted By ttlnb
I obviously didn't know about Rabident's history...

I obviously didn't know about Rabident's history but I also try to follow threads by Dennis but I haven't seen many lately. I was wondering if he changed his name?


I had a demo here by a...
Forum: Speakers   07-14-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 6,653
Posted By ttlnb
I didn't think Rabident was snarky or trolling...

I didn't think Rabident was snarky or trolling with his comments. I honestly was thinking something similar as I have been following this thread. Why not go with something the designer recommends? ...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-14-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 3,051
Views: 212,481
Posted By ttlnb
HDMI is complicated and the logic of it works...

HDMI is complicated and the logic of it works with other components or when direct doesn't mean the cable is not the problem. One of my friends system had problems when using his light dimmers. ...
Forum: Speakers   07-14-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 693
Posted By ttlnb
AT = Atlantic Technologies. You had stated they...

AT = Atlantic Technologies. You had stated they were $50 more than Atlantic Tech, you probably meant Definitive Tech.
Forum: Speakers   07-14-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 693
Posted By ttlnb
You are correct, somewhere in the last couple...

You are correct, somewhere in the last couple posts I got confused on the model. I think Bill's comments apply to the Point 6 and other Episode ceiling speaker models and not the ones you linked. ...
Forum: Speakers   07-14-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 693
Posted By ttlnb
When you said episode 700 I thought you were...

When you said episode 700 I thought you were referring to these.
http://episodespeakers.com/product/49/Episode-700-Series-Home-Theater-In-Ceiling-LCR-Speaker


These do have an enclosure and the...
Forum: Speakers   07-14-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 693
Posted By ttlnb
Monitor Audio doesn't have any that angle enough...

Monitor Audio doesn't have any that angle enough to be used for LCRs and that is the problem with many in-ceiling speakers. Monitor Audio does make nice speakers just not for this application. ...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-14-2014, 03:32 AM
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Views: 212,481
Posted By ttlnb
how long are your HDMI cables?

how long are your HDMI cables?
Forum: Speakers   07-12-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 459
Posted By ttlnb
To get your speakers at ear height and the lower...

To get your speakers at ear height and the lower half of the screen at eye height there is no other way than with an AT screen. The better speaker placement of getting all three speakers at ear...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   07-12-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 1,366
Views: 108,103
Posted By ttlnb
If you decide on a 2.35 screen an A-lens would be...

If you decide on a 2.35 screen an A-lens would be the place to start.
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   07-12-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 1,366
Views: 108,103
Posted By ttlnb
I just seen your post. I think this can be...

I just seen your post. I think this can be difficult to explain without seeing it but I will try.


An A-lens does nothing more than stretch the picture horizontally. So if you are watching high...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   07-12-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 1,366
Views: 108,103
Posted By ttlnb
Mike is of course correct and the moveable A-lens...

Mike is of course correct and the moveable A-lens is the best solution. Most of my friends use a fixed lens although the one that has a manual moveable lens rarely moves it. If you use a fixed lens...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   07-12-2014, 04:43 AM
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Views: 108,103
Posted By ttlnb
There is a significant lumen difference from my...

There is a significant lumen difference from my viewing between an A-lens and using the zoom method. You get about 25% more light output using the lens and IMHO the picture looks crisper than using...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   07-11-2014, 10:19 PM
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Posted By ttlnb
yes I would still use an A-lens

yes I would still use an A-lens
Forum: Speakers   07-11-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 258
Posted By ttlnb
Which Paradigm center do you have? Try to match...

Which Paradigm center do you have? Try to match the series. AMS series matches the monitor series, The SA matches the studio series, and the Signature matches the Signature of course.
Forum: Speakers   07-11-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 693
Posted By ttlnb
The big thing with any speaker is to have it aim...

The big thing with any speaker is to have it aim at the listeners. You wouldn't take a book shelf speaker and aim it down, up or away from you. The same is true if you are going to go with a...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-09-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 16,587
Views: 1,247,807
Posted By ttlnb
It is probably a setting that is not correct. ...

It is probably a setting that is not correct. But, I am not sure if it is in the receiver or the sources. If the screen says 2.0 it is only receiving a stereo signal, so my best guess is the PS3 or...
Forum: Speakers   07-09-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,565
Posted By ttlnb
You are in luck. I am moving my MilleniaOne 2...

You are in luck. I am moving my MilleniaOne 2 channel system to another room and I'm going to make it a 5.1 system. So, I just added the 3 speaker set. I just measured the boxes. The 3.0 set is...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   07-09-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 312
Posted By ttlnb
The Redmere cables have circuits in them and they...

The Redmere cables have circuits in them and they can get damaged. Move your projector temporarily and try it with a short cable. If it works then the cable is your problem.
Forum: Soundbars   07-08-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 425
Posted By ttlnb
I think that would be a great idea to incorporate...

I think that would be a great idea to incorporate Atmos into a sound bar! I doubt it will happen with Yamaha as they have been scaling back the size of their sound bars probably due to consumer...
Forum: Speakers   07-08-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 459
Posted By ttlnb
In wall speakers which can also be called baffle...

In wall speakers which can also be called baffle mounted speakers and have a lot of advantages over towers or book shelf speakers. There are a few disadvantages though. One disadvantage is they...
Forum: Speakers   07-07-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,565
Posted By ttlnb
I would give him $1250 + NY Tax to be safe. With...

I would give him $1250 + NY Tax to be safe. With few exceptions you don't find big discounts on Paradigm speakers, typically only 10-15% and some dealers are MSRP only. I am sure your friend can...
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