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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-09-2014, 10:44 AM
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Posted By thaddeussmith
Cool, thanks. Anyone else?

Cool, thanks. Anyone else?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-08-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 160
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Posted By thaddeussmith
I have an opportunity to pick one of these up and...

I have an opportunity to pick one of these up and it's hard to ascertain if they are relatively free from HDMI board failures like the 929, or if I should look elsewhere. I'm trying to decide between...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   06-24-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 1,716
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Posted By thaddeussmith
*cough* mdf works great too *cough*. I used...

*cough* mdf works great too *cough*. I used these feet and have had absolutely zero sub walking for the last year and a half on my hardwood floor......
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-14-2013, 07:38 AM
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Posted By thaddeussmith
I stream FLAC to my Oppo BDP-93 > HDMI to 3808 >...

I stream FLAC to my Oppo BDP-93 > HDMI to 3808 > Internal DAC to speakers, works like a charm. I've used twonky, asset upnp, readynas, and now minimserver - all of them stream to the Oppo without...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   05-07-2013, 09:42 PM
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Posted By thaddeussmith
well, the drivers are NLA from the OEM, so...

well, the drivers are NLA from the OEM, so you'll have to decide if the extra $55 is worth it for drivers that are becoming increasingly more rare. Your alternative is to buy new drivers from parts...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-04-2013, 05:32 PM
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Posted By thaddeussmith
$500 or less tends to be the going rate. They...

$500 or less tends to be the going rate. They are perfectly competent pieces of gear in a modern setup, but that 2007 manufactured date keeps getting further and further away.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-11-2013, 09:42 AM
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Posted By thaddeussmith
Quote:Originally Posted by Gary...

Quote:Originally Posted by Gary J http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/860539/the-official-denon-avr-3808ci-thread/19740#post_22950386)

yeah kind of like...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-11-2013, 07:51 AM
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Posted By thaddeussmith
...NOT happily using a piece of hardware for 5...

...NOT happily using a piece of hardware for 5 years and returning it for non-depreciated value simply because it is perceived as obsolete by the owner (it isn't).
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-08-2013, 02:15 PM
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Posted By thaddeussmith
so you use the 3808 for 4-5 years and then think...

so you use the 3808 for 4-5 years and then think you can return it because it's semi-outdated?http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-06-2013, 08:21 AM
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Posted By thaddeussmith
Quote:Originally Posted by Rick...

Quote:Originally Posted by Rick Zaida http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/860539/the-official-denon-avr-3808ci-thread/19710#post_22929181)

Hello group, just...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-01-2013, 08:38 AM
Replies: 20,226
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Posted By thaddeussmith
who buys used gear and doesn't do a factory...

who buys used gear and doesn't do a factory reset the moment they hook it up? I hate having the PO's custom input names, random settings, etc..
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-15-2013, 08:27 PM
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Posted By thaddeussmith
my cat was curious when the sub first arrived at...

my cat was curious when the sub first arrived at the house. i cranked it up loud the first time I caught him in the mouth and as far as I know he's never ventured back in there....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-11-2013, 11:39 AM
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Posted By thaddeussmith
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by keenan9 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/860539/the-official-denon-avr-3808ci-thread/19680#post_22815504)

The length of the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-11-2013, 08:41 AM
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Posted By thaddeussmith
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by keenan9 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/860539/the-official-denon-avr-3808ci-thread/19680#post_22815056)

Just tried this, and...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-10-2013, 11:06 PM
Replies: 20,226
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Posted By thaddeussmith
disconnect all hdmi cables (including at the...

disconnect all hdmi cables (including at the display) and remove power from the AVR. let it sit like that for half an hour or so. connect everything again and see what happens.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-08-2013, 08:38 AM
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Posted By thaddeussmith
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by jdsmoothie http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/860539/the-official-denon-avr-3808ci-thread/19650#post_22797641)

Sure if you are...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-07-2013, 02:44 PM
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Posted By thaddeussmith
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Vrman http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/860539/the-official-denon-avr-3808ci-thread/19650#post_22793357)

Any particular...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-06-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 20,226
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Posted By thaddeussmith
Check out gear by Emotiva. Or see what you can...

Check out gear by Emotiva. Or see what you can find in the used market, where you'll definitely get better bang for your buck. After that, it's just a matter of responsible listening habits and...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-02-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 1,716
Views: 185,567
Posted By thaddeussmith
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by lilmike http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1329971/lilmikes-cinema-f-20/1470#post_22774706)

Table 12-1 of this document...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-02-2013, 03:09 PM
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Posted By thaddeussmith
these statements are based on...... ? Mine has...

these statements are based on...... ? Mine has been assembled and exercised for nearly a year with absolutely no issues. With proper bracing, how is MDF supposedly inferior?
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   12-31-2012, 04:06 PM
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Views: 185,567
Posted By thaddeussmith
i'm a happy MDF'er, but I also had the sub built...

i'm a happy MDF'er, but I also had the sub built for me so the construction mess wasn't an issue. Heavy, yes, but I'm not moving it 10 times a year (or up/down stairs).
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-18-2012, 08:10 AM
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Posted By thaddeussmith
the built in rhapsody support is horrendous. I...

the built in rhapsody support is horrendous. I recently picked up a $50 Roku HD for the strict purpose of streaming music to my stereo. I use MOG (320kbps audio, all the time), the device connects...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   12-11-2012, 04:03 PM
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Views: 185,567
Posted By thaddeussmith
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by ovrrdrive http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1329971/lilmikes-cinema-f-20/1440#post_22691471)

After reading thaddeussmith's build...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   12-11-2012, 04:01 PM
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Views: 185,567
Posted By thaddeussmith
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by vitaminbass http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1329971/lilmikes-cinema-f-20/1440#post_22691448)

The only tricky part is, getting...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   12-11-2012, 01:21 PM
Replies: 1,716
Views: 185,567
Posted By thaddeussmith
here's the bracing i did. i also put large...

here's the bracing i did. i also put large rubber feet on the bottom. between those modifications and the weight of the MDF, the sub is completely inert at loud volumes. i haven't performed any...
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