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Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   12-31-2016, 12:50 PM
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Craig, For those of us which have a CBIV with 2...

Craig,
For those of us which have a CBIV with 2 premium DACs, my understanding regarding this new information is as follows:

I would need a new 'Premium 2' DAC card for the ceiling channels along...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   12-23-2016, 06:38 PM
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Posted By AV Doogie
Thanks Craig, I was under the impression that...

Thanks Craig, I was under the impression that this was just a board change. Makes sense if there is more work such as display change. Of course, pulling the unit out of the MA rack, boxing up the...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   12-22-2016, 06:39 AM
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Posted By AV Doogie
Craig, what is the requirement for the upgrade...

Craig,
what is the requirement for the upgrade from CBIV to CBIVa.....does the unit need to be shipped back to the factory, or can a technically savvy person perform the upgrade himself?

Thanks
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   06-10-2016, 01:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 314
Posted By AV Doogie
A high quality surge suppressor with N-G...

A high quality surge suppressor with N-G protection will provide noise attenuation. If your N-G voltage is high, you need to check your N-G bond at the main panel or you have a great deal of...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   06-10-2016, 12:57 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By AV Doogie
While a UPS can be a good choice for equipment...

While a UPS can be a good choice for equipment which is sensitive to voltage dips/sags, I would not use one as a surge suppressor. UPS units do not have the same suppression capabilities as a...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   06-10-2016, 12:51 PM
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Posted By AV Doogie
You wouldn't need anything special for speaker...

You wouldn't need anything special for speaker wire, CL2 rated and somewhat large gauge (12AWG?) is what I look for.... I have used Monster, Audioquest, ADI versions of CL2 wire and can not seem to...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   06-09-2016, 03:07 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By AV Doogie
I use and recommend a substantial type unit for...

I use and recommend a substantial type unit for panels as shown below, you can of course get additional protection with sine wave tracking units as well. Innovative Technology used to be a...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   04-03-2016, 09:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 208
Posted By AV Doogie
Water beds were cool in the 80's.....until you...

Water beds were cool in the 80's.....until you get tired of them. Why not have your audio equipment on a water bed?!:eek:
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   01-23-2016, 10:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 276
Posted By AV Doogie
Steve, My reasons would be as follows: 1)...

Steve,
My reasons would be as follows:
1) Based upon specifications, this UPS is your typical online-dual conversion type UPS with higher end batteries. You can buy UPS units with 1500VA capacity...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   01-23-2016, 08:12 AM
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Posted By AV Doogie
$30K for a UPS? Yikes. Not a unit I would...

$30K for a UPS? Yikes.

Not a unit I would use or recommend.
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   01-18-2016, 04:14 PM
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Posted By AV Doogie
I have scoured the latest CES posts and have not...

I have scoured the latest CES posts and have not seen any new references to release dates for the ATMOS/DTS:X upgrade for the Casablanca IV? Anyone here heard anything concrete lately?
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Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   01-10-2016, 05:37 PM
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Posted By AV Doogie
You would probably have to go with the Casablanca...

You would probably have to go with the Casablanca E.... or whatever designation it will soon be. The Casablanca IV will have capability for 7.1.4 while the 'E' version will be capable of 32 channels...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   01-10-2016, 05:37 PM
Replies: 11,523
Views: 544,504
Posted By AV Doogie
You would probably have to go with the Casablanca...

You would probably have to go with the Casablanca E.... or whatever designation it will soon be. The Casablanca IV will have capability for 7.1.4 while the 'E' version will be capable of 32 channels...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   12-01-2015, 12:15 PM
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What is a 'normal' system these days...5.1 or...

What is a 'normal' system these days...5.1 or 7.1. These systems used to be the high end when dolby digital was in its infancy. Hard to tell what is next, I agree. However, if the new systems...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   11-29-2015, 05:57 PM
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Posted By AV Doogie
Since most of the floor mounted models require a...

Since most of the floor mounted models require a ceiling fired speaker, I would think that a bipolar or dipole style ceiling mounted speaker system would work best for ATMOS or DTS:X systems. What...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   07-23-2015, 07:23 AM
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Posted By AV Doogie
Temperature and humidity can affect how sound...

Temperature and humidity can affect how sound travels as well as the interactive human factors indicated above.
Forum: Tweaks and Do-It-Yourself   06-25-2015, 02:56 PM
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Views: 82,699
Posted By AV Doogie
... Good luck with the lightning in Florida...

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Good luck with the lightning in Florida :eek:
Forum: Tweaks and Do-It-Yourself   06-17-2015, 05:01 PM
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Posted By AV Doogie
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Forum: Tweaks and Do-It-Yourself   06-17-2015, 04:49 PM
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Views: 82,699
Posted By AV Doogie
Series mode units are in series and must be sized...

Series mode units are in series and must be sized to carry line current magnitudes. The units become quite costly as the current carrying capability increases. You would be increasing the...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   04-01-2015, 01:33 PM
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Posted By AV Doogie
The ATI amps seem to be long lived, trouble free...

The ATI amps seem to be long lived, trouble free and great sounding. I have had an ATI-1505 for eight years. I recently added an ATI-2007 unit for main 7 channels and will use the AT1505 for the...
Forum: Audio Gear   03-31-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 335
Posted By AV Doogie
I am selling two Rotel RB-870 stereo units here. ...

I am selling two Rotel RB-870 stereo units here. 60W per channel and can be bridged if needed.
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   03-16-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 201
Posted By AV Doogie
Since the cable has a CL2 rating on the jacket,...

Since the cable has a CL2 rating on the jacket, it should be fine for direct installation in the wall without a conduit.
Forum: Audio Gear   03-15-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 144
Posted By AV Doogie
FS: Rotel RB-870 Amplifiers

I am the original owner of these two stereo amplifiers. The amplifiers were installed in a Middle Atlantic rack unit and in a smoke-free, pet-free environment. These amplifiers have been providing...
Forum: Audio Gear   03-15-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 173
Posted By AV Doogie
FS: Integra DTC-9.8 Preamplifier

I am the original owner of this Integra unit. The DTC-9.8 was rack mounted until recently, in a smoke-free, pet-free dedicated home theater. I will include the original remote, power cord, audyssey...
Forum: CRT Projectors   03-07-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,705
Posted By AV Doogie
I have a Runco DTV852 unit with low hours which...

I have a Runco DTV852 unit with low hours which works (as of one year ago) if you are interested... for cheap. This was a 7" three gun unit
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