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Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   02-11-2016, 11:20 AM
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Posted By Archaea
http://www.roger-russell.com/wire/wire.htm#wiretab...

http://www.roger-russell.com/wire/wire.htm#wiretable
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-11-2016, 09:33 AM
Replies: 439
Views: 9,066
Posted By Archaea
Sub driver matching isn't the same as speaker...

Sub driver matching isn't the same as speaker matching. Don't worry about that too much.


I've heard many combinations of different subs play well together - by well I mean indistinguishable...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-11-2016, 06:33 AM
Replies: 439
Views: 9,066
Posted By Archaea
Post 695 ...

Post 695
http://www.avsforum.com/forum/29-what-s-your-system-configuration/1478065-carp-s-basement-24.html#post37557762


For more ported vs. sealed vs. nearfield discussion.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-10-2016, 11:09 PM
Replies: 439
Views: 9,066
Posted By Archaea
Sealed for nearfield = best. You can mix it...

Sealed for nearfield = best.

You can mix it just fine with the ported up front.

XXX would be nice but is unnecessary for a close proximity driver if you want to save money.

For a single SI...
Forum: Speakers   02-10-2016, 11:02 AM
Replies: 3,326
Views: 142,198
Posted By Archaea
@MKtheater...

@MKtheater (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/member.php?u=7620788),


Don't bother with the LSR 305. I heard them recently as compared to the Philharmonic Affordable Accuracy, and a set of NZT...
Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   02-10-2016, 10:53 AM
Replies: 3,129
Views: 47,704
Posted By Archaea
Randy Bessinger Are these the three...

Randy Bessinger


Are these the three speakers you offered us demo's of at your place?
XTZ 99-26 mk ii
http://www.xtzsound.us/shop/us/Speakers/xtz-99-26-mk-ii-piano-black
Philharmonic...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-05-2016, 04:46 PM
Replies: 439
Views: 9,066
Posted By Archaea
Yeah an HPF is in order! No ported sub likes to...

Yeah an HPF is in order! No ported sub likes to have its EQ boosted below port tune. You'll get loads more distortion, and basically not much more controlled excursion than in free air. (Read driver...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-05-2016, 02:40 PM
Replies: 439
Views: 9,066
Posted By Archaea
Set the high pass filter (aka low cut filter) on...

Set the high pass filter (aka low cut filter) on your house curve to 17.5Hz (port tune) or 20Hz (a bit of breathing room) (with a step filter rolloff - 48db per octave perhaps) and try +8dB again. ...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-05-2016, 01:29 PM
Replies: 439
Views: 9,066
Posted By Archaea
HPF engaged on the caps?

HPF engaged on the caps?
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-05-2016, 09:46 AM
Replies: 439
Views: 9,066
Posted By Archaea
2k is right around the crossover point for most...

2k is right around the crossover point for most speakers... Coincidence?
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   02-04-2016, 07:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 957
Posted By Archaea
Just get a second UM18-22. There is not much...

Just get a second UM18-22. There is not much reason to consider moving back to 12" subs from the 18" sub IMO.
Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   02-04-2016, 07:32 PM
Replies: 3,129
Views: 47,704
Posted By Archaea
You know --- I think it's interesting that 4K...

You know --- I think it's interesting that 4K video like that looks better even on non 4K displays.


I noticed this on my old 720p projector ----when bluray came out --- even though my projector...
Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   02-04-2016, 07:28 PM
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Views: 47,704
Posted By Archaea
hmmm I wondered if there was another one of...

hmmm

I wondered if there was another one of those in KC. hmmmmm.....Audyssey vs. Dirac with two identical prepros? Does two identical pre-pros help the comparison?

Stoked21
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-04-2016, 03:38 PM
Replies: 439
Views: 9,066
Posted By Archaea
careful here. I haven't heard it - so take...

careful here.

I haven't heard it - so take this for what it is. but in every case on your posted graphs Dirac is both louder and bassier than the Audyssey capture.

Louder and more bass...???
...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-04-2016, 10:19 AM
Replies: 439
Views: 9,066
Posted By Archaea
Thanks the offer, and I am interested, but I...

Thanks the offer, and I am interested, but I think I'll catch up with you next time based on the timing. Worst case - I'll almost certainly see the space in March for the monthly movie night...
Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   02-03-2016, 10:20 AM
Replies: 3,129
Views: 47,704
Posted By Archaea
In the land of the blind (console users - ;)),...

In the land of the blind (console users - ;)), the one eyed man is king.


If I had 230ms of video/input lag on my PC version of Battlefront the only time I'd get a kill would be with the homing...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-03-2016, 08:56 AM
Replies: 439
Views: 9,066
Posted By Archaea
I'd like to join the audition party. ...

I'd like to join the audition party.


hahah Stoked21 is relatively new to the KC crowd events - and we basically barnstorm his house regularly now.


Can we just have a house key man? It'll...
Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   02-03-2016, 07:42 AM
Replies: 3,129
Views: 47,704
Posted By Archaea
Free HD movies from Amazon. ...

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http://slickdeals.net/f/8482153-free-man-on-fire-men-of-honor-and-other-movies-to-own-amazon...
Forum: Great Found Deals   02-03-2016, 07:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 388
Posted By Archaea
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Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-03-2016, 05:13 AM
Replies: 439
Views: 9,066
Posted By Archaea
What crossover point is Dirac using?

What crossover point is Dirac using?
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-02-2016, 02:36 PM
Replies: 439
Views: 9,066
Posted By Archaea
Customizability and target curves are a big thing...

Customizability and target curves are a big thing - I get it, and Dirac is king of that.


Does Dirac require that all the distances are set at 21' on the AVR to allow adjustment flexibility in...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-02-2016, 09:37 AM
Replies: 439
Views: 9,066
Posted By Archaea
Question Yes it would have to be sorted through and...

Yes it would have to be sorted through and absolutely fair/unbiased/blind/level matched/setup perfectly to have any value at all.


I don't know if bypass on the Dirac is absolutely a clean...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-02-2016, 09:14 AM
Replies: 439
Views: 9,066
Posted By Archaea
@Stoked21...

@Stoked21 (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/member.php?u=8956330)


When you get that all setup, it'd be interesting to do a blind test with the local enthusiasts between Dirac on all channels and...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-01-2016, 12:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 337
Posted By Archaea
This is a clear case of Reference vs. Preference....

This is a clear case of Reference vs. Preference.


Dolby's guidelines are very clear giving a slight range of recommended angles for each speaker placement. Your preference may vary from that -...
Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   01-31-2016, 07:06 AM
Replies: 3,129
Views: 47,704
Posted By Archaea
Post 2852 ...

Post 2852
http://www.avsforum.com/forum/90-receivers-amps-processors/2046682-official-immersive-audio-discussion-thread-atmos-dts-x-auro-96.html#post41133394

This guy, dragonleepenn, is running...
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