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Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   12-27-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 111
Posted By blackrain
How to cut speaker cable sleeve safely?

I have 2-conductor 12 gauge in-wall speaker wire that is encapsulated within a white sleeve (monoprice). I know how to generally connect speaker wires by removing the protective clear sheath on...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-24-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 76
Posted By blackrain
HT design with ERD-1 speakers?

Not sure if this is a speaker question or a design question. So I will try here:

I bought ERD-1 speakers a while back. I never used them. Thinking about selling them, but just need a quick...
Forum: Speakers   11-23-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 100
Posted By blackrain
Emotiva ERD-1 Speakers

I bought ERD-1 speakers a while back. I never used them. Thinking about selling them, but just need a quick check to make sure this makes sense.

I bought the ERD-1 speakers because of the great...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   11-03-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 548
Posted By blackrain
Okay,now I have had a chance to move some stuff...

Okay,now I have had a chance to move some stuff around and take some pictures of what we are dealing with. I don't want to spend money on new furniture so we really have some constraints. After...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   11-03-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 548
Posted By blackrain
if I hear you correctly, I think you are saying...

if I hear you correctly, I think you are saying that by running the wire to X1/X2, you can have 2 options at a later time:

(1) splice in additional speaker wire line to get up the wall and...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-03-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 108
Posted By blackrain
Feeding wires from basement/subfloor when you have a hardwood floor

So I am going from carpet to wood floor. I have a bunch of wires (HDMI, ethernet) coming up through my floor. What do I do when I put the hardwood in? Is it common to put a hole through hardwood...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   11-03-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 548
Posted By blackrain
I am thinking that makes the most sense for...

I am thinking that makes the most sense for flexibility. I need to be realistic and I just dont have the time right now to experiment or figure out whether X1/X2 would be suitable or not. Floor...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   11-03-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 548
Posted By blackrain
In think you misread my response. I am not...

In think you misread my response. I am not annoyed at all. And you are being very helpful. So please dont take my response the wrong way. I know that windows are not shown, etc. On the side of...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   11-03-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 548
Posted By blackrain
On-wall means I have to drop the speaker wire...

On-wall means I have to drop the speaker wire through the wall right now at the right spot/height. I am thinking floor standing so I have the freedom to move around a little bit. I can always...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   11-03-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 548
Posted By blackrain
Plan B? 5.1 with 2 different options (one or the...

Plan B? 5.1 with 2 different options (one or the other...in-wall X1 and X2 or no in wall X3 or X4))
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   11-03-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 548
Posted By blackrain
You have all convinced me to do only 5.1 in this...

You have all convinced me to do only 5.1 in this room. Now that's out of the way, would you recommend side or rear surrounds?

I decided to also wire for speakers if I flipped the room around...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   11-02-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 548
Posted By blackrain
Unfortunately, I only get one shot at wiring. I...

Unfortunately, I only get one shot at wiring. I don't have time to "experiment" or see what sounds good subjectively. I just need to know what my best shot is at wiring.

I guess I can wire up...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   11-02-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 548
Posted By blackrain
Thank you for your continued help. Can you just...

Thank you for your continued help. Can you just explain a little more as to why you wouldn't wire for 7.1? is it because it is not likely going to sound right in view of the different distance...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   11-02-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 548
Posted By blackrain
Well done sir. Well done.

Well done sir. Well done.
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   11-02-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 548
Posted By blackrain
So are you suggesting to abandon in-wall rear...

So are you suggesting to abandon in-wall rear surrounds and turn floor standing speakers inward?

I think that wiring for in-wall makes the most sense for now. At least the speaker wire will be at...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   11-02-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 548
Posted By blackrain
side or rear surround speakers? Are we still...

side or rear surround speakers? Are we still talking about 7.1? I was going to go with in-wall speakers for the rear surrounds. So I dont know what you mean by toed inward?
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   11-02-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 548
Posted By blackrain
While I dont want to entertain the extra cost of...

While I dont want to entertain the extra cost of making a change to option 1 at this very moment, I am actually thinking about wiring for option 1.

The only problem is that wiring for option 1...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   11-02-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 548
Posted By blackrain
So if I understand your proposal correctly, you...

So if I understand your proposal correctly, you are suggesting the place the speakers about 97-99 inches apart. The sofa length is 94.5 inches. The centers of the speakers are just slightly outside...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   11-02-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 548
Posted By blackrain
Nowhere. I am not asking how I can change my...

Nowhere. I am not asking how I can change my layout. Yet, I keep getting proposals to change the layout. I am not asking how I can redo the layout. I am asking whether my audio will suck and not...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   11-02-2015, 06:07 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 548
Posted By blackrain
Option 1 "could" work with floor standing...

Option 1 "could" work with floor standing speakers. However, it would really mess up my current set up and cost a lot to move everything. I would have to re-hang the TV, rewire all my cables behind...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   11-02-2015, 06:00 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 548
Posted By blackrain
Thank you so much for taking the time to respond....

Thank you so much for taking the time to respond. I appreciate it. In reference to option 2 (attached), this room is a real challenge. I know it wasn't clear from my original post, but I don't...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   11-02-2015, 05:02 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 548
Posted By blackrain
Don't I want the cables up the wall? The floor...

Don't I want the cables up the wall? The floor is going in Wednesday. No time to experiment.
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   11-01-2015, 09:38 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 548
Posted By blackrain
I have Infinity P363 LRs and a P351 center. ...

I have Infinity P363 LRs and a P351 center.

I do not have any surrounds. I thought it would be a great idea to wire for surrounds since I will have the baseboards off as part of changing out our...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   11-01-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 548
Posted By blackrain
Urgently need help with calculating distance between rear speakers

I have been posting in the wrong part of the forum and not getting much help. Hopefully, I can get some quick help because time is running out for me. And too much (sometimes inconsistent)...
Forum: Speakers   11-01-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 60
Posted By blackrain
Can someone help me quickly calculate how far apart my rear speakers should be?

I want to know how far apart my speakers need to be.

I am having trouble following the table in this link:
http://www.theater-experience-at-home.com/home-theater-speaker-placement.html

And the...
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