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Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   12-19-2011, 01:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,059
Posted By jaddie
Each of the 2 > multi channel systems has its...

Each of the 2 > multi channel systems has its points. None of them accurately place sounds in the soundfield, it's always a guess at best. I always recommend trying each of them and pick your...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   12-19-2011, 10:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,059
Posted By jaddie
Assuming you've run the Audyssey cal on your...

Assuming you've run the Audyssey cal on your Onkyo...if not, do that first.

Pages 36-39 of your Onkyo manual explain in a simple chart what each listening mode is for, and with what type of input...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   12-19-2011, 02:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,299
Posted By jaddie
Forget the bookshelf speakers and the receiver,...

Forget the bookshelf speakers and the receiver, they are the wrong hardware for this. What you are trying to build is a "distributed system" to cover your warehouse. There are two problems to solve....
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   12-19-2011, 01:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,529
Posted By jaddie
Quote:Originally Posted by dragonfyr...

Quote:Originally Posted by dragonfyr http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21366777)

Unfortunately, what has been suggested will NOT address what I...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   12-18-2011, 04:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,529
Posted By jaddie
The above reply by dragonfyr is a technically...

The above reply by dragonfyr is a technically astute and accurate description of how to address a problem that you won't actually have if you upgrade. The poster is quite correct in describing how...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   12-15-2011, 08:56 AM
Replies: 290
Views: 18,573
Posted By jaddie
monoprice.com for everything. Total win.

monoprice.com for everything. Total win.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   12-15-2011, 08:05 AM
Replies: 290
Views: 18,573
Posted By jaddie
Quote:Originally Posted by Jinjuku...

Quote:Originally Posted by Jinjuku http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21351426)

Things get lost in translation in text. When I said I appreciated...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   12-15-2011, 12:36 AM
Replies: 290
Views: 18,573
Posted By jaddie
Quote:Originally Posted by amirm...

Quote:Originally Posted by amirm http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21350517)

He doesn't work for QSC. He is a software developer. He puts Bob's...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   12-14-2011, 11:30 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 18,573
Posted By jaddie
Quote:Originally Posted by Jinjuku...

Quote:Originally Posted by Jinjuku http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21348158)

So:

I don't know about the rest of you:

But no resistor (or...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   12-14-2011, 09:45 AM
Replies: 290
Views: 18,573
Posted By jaddie
The "color" you get from a cable is the...

The "color" you get from a cable is the interaction of the cable and the speaker. A speaker is a complex load with a very non-flat impedance curve vs frequency. There are peaks and dips all over the...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   12-14-2011, 08:15 AM
Replies: 290
Views: 18,573
Posted By jaddie
Cables can affect the transfer of energy to a...

Cables can affect the transfer of energy to a speaker, it's science and easily measured, but it's not exotic at all. It's mostly conductor resistance related to wire gage. I always install 12ga...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   12-14-2011, 07:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,855
Posted By jaddie
I always make sure there is a surge suppressor...

I always make sure there is a surge suppressor in the power line somewhere. If it can't be installed at the breaker box (whole-house protection) I install surge suppressor outlets (replaces the...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   12-13-2011, 02:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,151
Posted By jaddie
Well, this is entertaining reading! Opinions...

Well, this is entertaining reading! Opinions couldn't be more polarized. I guess that's the beauty of the forum concept.

Here's what I do, and have done in many rooms designed for speech...
Forum: HD Radio   11-20-2011, 12:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,952
Posted By jaddie
Quote:Originally Posted by Thebarnman...

Quote:Originally Posted by Thebarnman http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21234603)

From what I've read, about half of the drive-ins will be able to...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   11-02-2011, 11:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 603
Posted By jaddie
Yes, you can add a 70V transformer. Even Radio...

Yes, you can add a 70V transformer. Even Radio Shack used to carry them.

One think, think of speakers as covering the same as a can light in a ceiling. Most people think speakers cover area like...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   11-02-2011, 12:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 935
Posted By jaddie
Depends on the topology. Some electronically...

Depends on the topology. Some electronically balanced outs can deal with one out shorted to ground, some are designed to work that way, some just blow up.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   11-02-2011, 12:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 426
Posted By jaddie
Using the "zone" outs of receivers is a really...

Using the "zone" outs of receivers is a really poor idea. Yes, they have them, but the limitations are often ridiculous. Operation is cumbersome, and difficult for users to understand. I do it...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   11-02-2011, 12:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 456
Posted By jaddie
It's unlikely that the PC's location near the...

It's unlikely that the PC's location near the left speaker is the issue. Hums from PC's are most often caused by their really awful power supplies impressing a nice AC noise voltage on the chassis....
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   11-01-2011, 11:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 603
Posted By jaddie
From the sound of things, the system already has...

From the sound of things, the system already has a bunch of speakers in zones. This is probably a 70V system, and the DS16 F speakers have integral transformers for the purpose.

The idea in a 70V...
Forum: HD Radio   11-01-2011, 08:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,419
Posted By jaddie
The force that would drive low cost HD radios...

The force that would drive low cost HD radios would be mass adoption. The force that would drive mass adoption would be the end of analog radio, just like the end of analog TV drove DTV adoption....
Forum: HD Radio   11-01-2011, 02:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,952
Posted By jaddie
Yea, that would be great. But so far, the...

Yea, that would be great. But so far, the cheapest low-power HD radio transmitter is still about $40,000, assuming a transmitter manufacturer would even sell one to a drive-in without a broadcast...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   10-25-2011, 10:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 730
Posted By jaddie
[quote="Simanick"]Hi all, So I bought the...

[quote="Simanick"]Hi all,

So I bought the Onkyo NR509, which only has 2EQ, which is blithering useless as far as I'm concerned. My subwoofer sounds a little bit loose... is there any way to...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   10-25-2011, 10:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,048
Posted By jaddie
Audyssey DSX does heights and wides. It's...

Audyssey DSX does heights and wides. It's important to realize that at this time there is still very little real 7.1 source material, and none mixed for height and wide speakers. Still mostly 5.1 in...
Forum: HD Radio   10-02-2011, 12:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,952
Posted By jaddie
Quote:Originally Posted by scowl...

Quote:Originally Posted by scowl http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21022734)

I thought stereo has been a very successful format.


Yup, and not...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   09-30-2011, 01:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 935
Posted By jaddie
If you have an iPhone:...

If you have an iPhone: http://www.studiosixdigital.com/spl_meter.html
Everything you need for $1.

If you need it to be accurate in absolute SPL, you'll want to calibrate against an known meter,...
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