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Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   11-10-2016, 07:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 685
Posted By Bigus
BTW, I did listen to the file, easily audible on...

BTW, I did listen to the file, easily audible on crappy headphones through my phone at modest volume. I'd guess in a quiet environment with better transducer at louder volumes much much lower levels...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   11-10-2016, 03:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 685
Posted By Bigus
The answer is yes, we can hear 0.1% distortion. ...

The answer is yes, we can hear 0.1% distortion.

Sometimes, in some circumstances. Your question and the example don't ask whether those circulstances are relevant to the way we listen to music,...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-10-2016, 03:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 208
Posted By Bigus
No kidding! Unless the number given to me is on...

No kidding! Unless the number given to me is on the very high side of what might could be found, doesn't appear to be any sort of cost saving option. Compared to similarly priced acoustic doors, I...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-10-2016, 02:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 193
Posted By Bigus
28" is a common interior door width and 24" for...

28" is a common interior door width and 24" for bathrooms and such isn't uncommon.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-10-2016, 12:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 208
Posted By Bigus
Finally got a ballpark, don't know if this is...

Finally got a ballpark, don't know if this is best price or typical price, same for consumer vs institutional, but at least gives some indication of the price.

About $2k for a 36" standard height...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   11-09-2016, 08:48 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 3,062
Posted By Bigus
I think there is a context in which he did...

I think there is a context in which he did essentially that.

"Yes, I am stating that ultimately, we are all subjectivist. Some however, tend to weight their subjective beliefs against the...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   11-08-2016, 08:12 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 3,062
Posted By Bigus
PK, I'd like to just make a quick point. You...

PK, I'd like to just make a quick point. You mentioned pages ago that we are or should be on the "same side."

For my part, I've always felt that we (we consumers) are. We are all trying to get...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   11-08-2016, 07:40 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 3,062
Posted By Bigus
But the salesman at the AV store is more...

But the salesman at the AV store is more credible, right?
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-07-2016, 08:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 139
Posted By Bigus
If the glass posters go over bare painted...

If the glass posters go over bare painted sheetrock there will not be much effect on the sound. If this is your room, careful placement of both posters and acoustic panels and you should be fine.
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Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   11-05-2016, 06:53 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 3,062
Posted By Bigus
SO the argument is nonsense because there are...

SO the argument is nonsense because there are only subjectivists, other subjectivists, and "so called" objectivists (just more subjectivists)?

You can't dismiss an argument by pretending it...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-04-2016, 11:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 813
Posted By Bigus
I see these terms used loosely all the time, but...

I see these terms used loosely all the time, but AFAIK a first reflection point includes all locations where there is a single specular reflection from speaker to listeners ears. So there is a...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   11-03-2016, 07:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 158
Posted By Bigus
And I am only planning for about 25 locations. ...

And I am only planning for about 25 locations. I'm so behind the times!
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   10-31-2016, 06:19 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 737
Posted By Bigus
Roland quadcapture?

Roland quadcapture?
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   10-28-2016, 03:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 498
Posted By Bigus
+1000 Anywhere is always an appropriate...

+1000

Anywhere is always an appropriate place for a thread like this IMO. I've been around a while and people still answer my stupid questions so I can continue to learn.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   10-27-2016, 10:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 81
Posted By Bigus
Thanks. I had read that in the BK manual but was...

Thanks. I had read that in the BK manual but was curious as to what peoples impression was of the difference in sensation. Specifically, is it still satisfying or just annoying? Never personally...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   10-27-2016, 07:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 81
Posted By Bigus
Shameless bump. Just curious if anyone had any...

Shameless bump. Just curious if anyone had any experience with a horizontal installation, even if it is a single unit directly attached to a seat.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   10-24-2016, 06:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 88
Posted By Bigus
What he said. Pretty much always what he said. ...

What he said. Pretty much always what he said. :)

Some online shops may drill holes for you, expect to pay a tidy sum for that simple service. I don't think the one I mentioned does but not...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   10-24-2016, 03:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 88
Posted By Bigus
Consider taking a look at something like...

Consider taking a look at something like onlinemetals.com (not an endorsement) and ordering a piece of stainless sheet/plate/bar cut to size. If you're lucky you'll find bar stock the right width...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   10-24-2016, 02:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 347
Posted By Bigus
FWIW, I am a fan of ~60 degree L/R separation. ...

FWIW, I am a fan of ~60 degree L/R separation. Except at the upper extreme of screen widths/viewing angles, this puts the left and right beyond the screen edges. Which is fine. They can still go...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   10-23-2016, 08:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 81
Posted By Bigus
Buttkicker/bass shaker - up/down vs fore/aft?

Random question... I don't recall seeing any bass shaker installations on AVS that intentionally tried to shake things horizontally (fore/aft or left/right) instead of the conventional vertical...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   10-17-2016, 09:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 259
Posted By Bigus
Will follow with interest. The house plans we...

Will follow with interest. The house plans we that are being drafted for us have a great 3rd floor bonus space that I will turn into my dream theater. I've asked a couple of questions here about...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   10-17-2016, 02:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 201
Posted By Bigus
Or... it might push nails back up through the...

Or... it might push nails back up through the floor as you tighten. Hmm... not a good complication to have.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   10-17-2016, 02:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 201
Posted By Bigus
Better on the subfloor. But mass somewhere is...

Better on the subfloor. But mass somewhere is better than mass nowhere. I still think you could rigidly attach to subfloor without cutting nails. Would require care to select fasteners and have to...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   10-17-2016, 12:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 208
Posted By Bigus
Maybe, but there are doors like this in every...

Maybe, but there are doors like this in every hospital and imaging center that has a CT scanner. How common are those compared to acoustically isolated rooms?

But being more common than you think...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   10-16-2016, 10:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 201
Posted By Bigus
Mass and damping are two big components of sound...

Mass and damping are two big components of sound isolation. Strips adhered to the underlayment will go a long way towards those two if you can figure out how. Mass doesn't necessarily have to be...
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