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Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   05-20-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 3,197
Posted By Speedskater
In another thread 'amirm' wrote: Quote: ...

In another thread 'amirm' wrote:

Quote:
Originally Posted by amirm

You can't use those tables. Stranded wire resistance varies good bit based on its make up. See this sample set of...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   11-08-2013, 05:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 901
Posted By Speedskater
I saw this response in another forum about long...

I saw this response in another forum about long interconnects:

It's pretty rare for audio cables to get into that range, those kinds of lengths. Certainly in the consumer side, because of the...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   11-08-2013, 05:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 196
Posted By Speedskater
"Drop Ceilings and Flexible Cords" This is...

"Drop Ceilings and Flexible Cords"

This is a 19 minute video by the people that write books on understanding the NEC Code.

'NEC 2014 - Equipment for General Use Article 400 - Flexible Cords...
Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   10-31-2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 571
Views: 4,511
Posted By Speedskater
Gee, I don't get around here much anymore. So...

Gee, I don't get around here much anymore.
So what is the game plan?
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   09-13-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,015
Posted By Speedskater
Because speaker wires are indirectly (or...

Because speaker wires are indirectly (or directly) connected to the amp or receiver's chassis, any audio system with outdoor speakers should be plugged into a GFCI receptacle or circuit.
Forum: Tweaks and Do-It-Yourself   08-16-2013, 04:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,484
Posted By Speedskater
A Mike Sokol article on testing for bootleg...

A Mike Sokol article on testing for bootleg grounds and other power wiring errors.

'Failures in Outlet Testing Exposed'

http://ecmweb.com/contractor/failures-outlet-testing-exposed
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-12-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 4,094
Views: 341,246
Posted By Speedskater
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by dannykewl http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1139546/cleveland-oh-hdtv/3600#post_23614366)

Curious how far the RF danger area...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-09-2013, 04:15 PM
Replies: 4,094
Views: 341,246
Posted By Speedskater
The Cleveland TV Antenna Farm The other day...

The Cleveland TV Antenna Farm

The other day we took the grand-kids to the brand new Metroparks visitor center.

'The Watershed Stewardship Center at West Creek'...
Forum: Tweaks and Do-It-Yourself   08-09-2013, 03:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 300
Posted By Speedskater
Run the camera output into an old VHS recorder,...

Run the camera output into an old VHS recorder, then the channel 2,3 or 4 output into a big VHF antenna, at the far end another big VHF antenna.
Sure it's not technically legal, but just who would...
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-05-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 4,792
Views: 64,742
Posted By Speedskater
Would someone explain to the NBCSN commentators...

Would someone explain to the NBCSN commentators that If on a Spring day the outdoor temperature is 10C then that's 50F outside.
But a 10 degree 'C' reduction in tire temperature is just 18 degree...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   07-12-2013, 12:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 721
Posted By Speedskater
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by gregzoll http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1480462/thin-35-ft-subwoofer-cable#post_23521706)

Used all the time for component...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   07-12-2013, 12:12 PM
Replies: 9,017
Views: 1,499,240
Posted By Speedskater
Now that hard drives are once again available,...

Now that hard drives are once again available, any thoughts on good deals for good drives?
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   07-12-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 721
Posted By Speedskater
Coax cables with 'F' connectors are often...

Coax cables with 'F' connectors are often optimized for the 50 MHz to 1GHz frequency range. Not exactly audio cable.
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   07-08-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 431
Posted By Speedskater
The Dick Pierce papers on Damping Factor: ...

The Dick Pierce papers on Damping Factor:

Damping Factor: Effects On System Response
Dick Pierce
Professional Audio Development

more technical:...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-08-2013, 06:03 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,698
Posted By Speedskater
This thread seems to be a collection of...

This thread seems to be a collection of individual statements. Most by themselves are correct, but each may apply to a different situation than some others.

This is a Middle Atlantic paper on the...
Forum: Tweaks and Do-It-Yourself   07-01-2013, 07:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,484
Posted By Speedskater
Why not take the unit to a friend's house and...

Why not take the unit to a friend's house and see what happens.
Forum: Tweaks and Do-It-Yourself   07-01-2013, 07:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,484
Posted By Speedskater
Bootleg grounds are a real problem and can be...

Bootleg grounds are a real problem and can be hard to find! Those little 3 LED testers are easy to trick. Mike Sokol over at the 'No Shock Zone' has a blog and video on the subject.
...
Forum: Tweaks and Do-It-Yourself   06-30-2013, 03:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,484
Posted By Speedskater
Did it work OK at this location before and then...

Did it work OK at this location before and then the warning light came on?
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   06-30-2013, 03:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 565
Posted By Speedskater
One thing about modern components with DSP chips...

One thing about modern components with DSP chips is that sometimes the component thinks that it knows best and switches to some enhancement mode without telling you. Even PC operating systems have...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   06-30-2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By Speedskater
Whole house "surge protector's" are always a...

Whole house "surge protector's" are always a great plan.

The only way fuses and circuit breakers limit current is by tripping/blowing. Some people run very large multi-amplifier sound systems on...
Forum: Speakers   06-27-2013, 04:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 404
Posted By Speedskater
Some of the pre-packaged cables with what seem...

Some of the pre-packaged cables with what seem to be the great old brands like GE or RCA, are in fact junk! They are not copper cables, they are copper plated/clad aluminum cables and some are under...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   06-25-2013, 07:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,806
Posted By Speedskater
If it's 34+ pounds, it could be 1.25 KVA. If it...

If it's 34+ pounds, it could be 1.25 KVA. If it were MVA it would be the size of your car.

I just checked. A 0.5 MVA transformer weighs about 5000 pounds.
Forum: HDTV Programming   06-24-2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 4,792
Views: 64,742
Posted By Speedskater
I just noticed that the next race will be on a...

I just noticed that the next race will be on a different US TV channel CNBC. Something about a big bike race in France.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   06-24-2013, 11:02 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 4,377
Posted By Speedskater
A 100 Watt , 2 Ohm speaker needs: 7.1 Amps and...

A 100 Watt , 2 Ohm speaker needs: 7.1 Amps and 14.1 Volts
A 100 Watt, 16 Ohm speaker needs: 2.5 Amps and 40 Volts

Not all amplifiers are capable of sourcing the large amount of current that low...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-23-2013, 06:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 161
Posted By Speedskater
If all the speakers are going to be playing the...

If all the speakers are going to be playing the same stereo source and all the speakers will be on when any are on, (no individual speaker volume controls) think about a 70 Volt system.
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