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Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   03-26-2015, 08:22 AM
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Posted By kjfalls
Needed: VHS Reference/Test Tapes

I'm performing archiving services for a local University. We have several Panasonic AG-DS models of professional VHS machines that I need to evaluate. Does anyone have a source for these types of...
Forum: Speakers   03-18-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 790
Posted By kjfalls
I performed network support at a University after...

I performed network support at a University after returning to college to complete my degree. I had the opposite experience. Most students, and moreso teachers and staff, appreciated the support. ...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-18-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 121
Posted By kjfalls
I felt the same about my UMC-1 and was very...

I felt the same about my UMC-1 and was very apprehensive about buying an Emotiva pre/proc again. However the 40% discount card tempted me enough to try the UMC-200. It works great for me. The only...
Forum: Speakers   03-15-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 636
Posted By kjfalls
I agree they would sound ok for music because...

I agree they would sound ok for music because music is 2-ch. Any 5.1 format you would use with it DPLII, NEO, etc derives surround channels for ambience so diffuse imaging is OK. However when...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-15-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 247
Posted By kjfalls
Try IMGBUR . The guy and his software has been...

Try IMGBUR . The guy and his software has been around forever. I've never had any issues burning DVD or BDs using this utility.
Forum: Blu-ray Software   03-15-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 509
Posted By kjfalls
Studios will do this for Target as well. I...

Studios will do this for Target as well. I worked for Sony up until April of last year performing copy-control. The Hunger Games titles were always a very big deal. We replicated several formats...
Forum: Speakers   03-15-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 636
Posted By kjfalls
I'm happy to see you going away from the OS3s. ...

I'm happy to see you going away from the OS3s. Especially for Home Theater you don't want to use an omni-directional speaker. You want some directivity to provide movement for the movie. I believe...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   03-15-2015, 05:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 89
Posted By kjfalls
Take a look at Audioengine. There are a lot of...

Take a look at Audioengine. There are a lot of good reviews for their desktop models.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-13-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 241
Posted By kjfalls
I've seen Yamaha provide 4ohm power ratings...

I've seen Yamaha provide 4ohm power ratings pretty routinely on many of their receivers. This rating is more an exception than a rule when it comes to receivers. You're also more likely to get...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-13-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,784
Posted By kjfalls
That's my guess too. Looks like he joined the...

That's my guess too. Looks like he joined the forum in January just for this gripe and hasn't posted anything since. I wouldn't be surprised if he's done the same on other forums. I respect his...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-13-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,784
Posted By kjfalls
I have several Emotiva components, XPA-5, UMC-1,...

I have several Emotiva components, XPA-5, UMC-1, ERM-1, UMC-200, a-100. All with the exception of the UMC-1 have worked flawlessly. Considering the UMC-1, when I complained I received a replacement...
Forum: Speakers   03-13-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 71
Posted By kjfalls
For 5.1 side surrounds would be better on stands...

For 5.1 side surrounds would be better on stands or side wall mount. Ceiling speakers would be a compromise you can't undo if your not happy with them. You could try mounting on-walls on the...
Forum: Audio Gear   03-13-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 103
Posted By kjfalls
Look at www.showmecables.com. They have different...

Look at www.showmecables.com. They have different levels of HDMI and speakers cable at very reasonable prices. I purchased many HDMI 1.4 cables of different length and was very happy with the...
Forum: Speakers   03-12-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 790
Posted By kjfalls
Thanks for the update and explanation. Bayou...

Thanks for the update and explanation. Bayou location looks almost academic. Your profile doesn't suggest background. What is your experience/qualifications/background. You don't sound like just...
Forum: Speakers   03-12-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 790
Posted By kjfalls
I agree from the test in your video the Wavecrest...

I agree from the test in your video the Wavecrest did sound much fuller and the Chanes lacking in the mids. Given all three were being played a good distance from the rear wall, I would expect a...
Forum: Speakers   03-12-2015, 04:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 790
Posted By kjfalls
Do you also have a written version? I'm mostly...

Do you also have a written version? I'm mostly interested in the A1rx-c review.
Forum: Speakers   03-04-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 54
Posted By kjfalls
I'm not sure if you are asking if there is a...

I'm not sure if you are asking if there is a splitter to use each set separately or at the same time. The woofer/power unit only provides 75w total (48w to all satellites and 27w to the woofer). You...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   03-03-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 160
Posted By kjfalls
The Lifestyle systems don't have tweeters, or...

The Lifestyle systems don't have tweeters, or crossovers. They have small speakers in resonant cubes which are supposed to cover the high and mid frequencies. They also have a bass module which...
Forum: Speakers   03-02-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 341
Posted By kjfalls
I just bought a pair of the A1rx-cs. When they...

I just bought a pair of the A1rx-cs. When they arrived I ran them 2-ch for a short time before putting them in my main system. On 2-ch I didn't have much room behind them and the Chane's sounded a...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-28-2015, 12:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 100
Posted By kjfalls
The Marantz manual specifically states 6-16 ohm...

The Marantz manual specifically states 6-16 ohm speakers. Driving 4ohm speaker in a large room would not be recommended. When the amplifier and power supply sections of the receiver is designed...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-16-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 175
Posted By kjfalls
NAD amps are conservative in their specs. It...

NAD amps are conservative in their specs. It should be able to drive the two 8ohm (4ohms in parallel) per channel. Don't worry about the watts. 30 watts should be plenty loud. At 92db efficiency,...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   02-16-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 236
Posted By kjfalls
You may want to check the video inputs on your...

You may want to check the video inputs on your TV. Most, if not all, current TVs don't have s-video input. Also if you want HD s-video won't provide it. I think you would be better off going with...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   02-16-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 173
Posted By kjfalls
I believe this is a DSL modem and that is how you...

I believe this is a DSL modem and that is how you connect to the outside world. As stated you should be able to remove the cables from the current block to the rooms you want computer connections to...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   02-15-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 586
Posted By kjfalls
Not. sure if anyone has mentioned this, but...

Not. sure if anyone has mentioned this, but future conduit should be large enough to run all cables and be filled only 70%. It should never be 100% full.
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   02-15-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 401
Posted By kjfalls
Anytime I hear about clarity issues with 5.1 I...

Anytime I hear about clarity issues with 5.1 I think phasing and no distinct center image. Have you checked R/L speaker connections? Do you a definite center image with stereo content? I know...
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