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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-31-2014, 05:39 PM
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Posted By Tom Grooms
If you really want to see some big improvements...

If you really want to see some big improvements in your audio experience listen to Batpig, get the center channel closer to ear level and get the mains @ least 12 feet apart. I guarantee you doing...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-24-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 565
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Posted By Tom Grooms
If that were my room, I'd swap the front height...

If that were my room, I'd swap the front height speakers for another pair of in ceiling (TF) ATMOS speakers. Turning the surround rears into surrounds is a no brainer. If you can move them and get...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-23-2014, 05:21 PM
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Posted By Tom Grooms
Is there any ATMOS sampler content in the box?

Is there any ATMOS sampler content in the box?
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   08-02-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 27,582
Posted By Tom Grooms
No, I'm sure your processor has a volume control...

No, I'm sure your processor has a volume control as does the SB13Ultra. Nice choice btw, it's one of my all time favorites.
Forum: HDTV Recorders   07-31-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 1,685
Views: 188,859
Posted By Tom Grooms
Got it! Exit, exit, exit, 0030.

Got it! Exit, exit, exit, 0030.
Forum: HDTV Recorders   07-31-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 1,685
Views: 188,859
Posted By Tom Grooms
My 30 second forward and 15 second back skips...

My 30 second forward and 15 second back skips turned into 5 minutes forward and back. Anyone else notice the programmed 30 second skip is gone?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-21-2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 8,730
Views: 652,048
Posted By Tom Grooms
Try changing the "through" setting to...

Try changing the "through" setting to "pcm".
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   07-20-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 17,790
Views: 1,144,963
Posted By Tom Grooms
I agree, I'd spend more money on edacation...

I agree, I'd spend more money on edacation before a subwoofer upgrade if I were you ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-17-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 5,947
Views: 205,940
Posted By Tom Grooms
I think alot of you are reading too much into...

I think alot of you are reading too much into those charts. 40 degrees could be a traditional height speaker location with an 8' ceiling and a 8' listening position or they could be 6 feet in front...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-17-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 1,346
Views: 94,311
Posted By Tom Grooms
Nothing to report, customer failed to tell me...

Nothing to report, customer failed to tell me about a near by lightning strike that took out his pool pump, garage door opener, irrigation panel, ceiling fans and on and on. The X2100w was taken...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-17-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 1,346
Views: 94,311
Posted By Tom Grooms
I've got 3 out in the field. 1 customer doesn't...

I've got 3 out in the field. 1 customer doesn't use it at all, 1 customer uses it all day without issue and another has nothing but problems with Bluetooth and is losing video on his cbl/sat hdmi...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-16-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 2,908
Views: 225,425
Posted By Tom Grooms
Thanks, pre-ordered!

Thanks, pre-ordered!
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-16-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 5,947
Views: 205,940
Posted By Tom Grooms
Nice write up kbarnes701, how could you not be...

Nice write up kbarnes701, how could you not be excited after reading that. Nice work!
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-16-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 2,908
Views: 225,425
Posted By Tom Grooms
Sorry to go off topic but where can we pick up...

Sorry to go off topic but where can we pick up this deluxe Clapton album. I'm assuming you're referring to The Breeze?
Forum: HDTV Recorders   07-16-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 1,685
Views: 188,859
Posted By Tom Grooms
I guess that depends on where you live. In...

I guess that depends on where you live. In Central Florida June, July and August is our rainy season. You can expect almost daily outages with a dish pointed to the sky.

My Xfinity service...
Forum: Speakers   07-14-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 23,087
Views: 2,144,886
Posted By Tom Grooms
Let's say I drop a killer sub in the room and...

Let's say I drop a killer sub in the room and clamp these things off @ 60 or 80hz. Does the midrange differ between the series enough to look at the larger speakers?
Forum: Speakers   07-14-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 23,087
Views: 2,144,886
Posted By Tom Grooms
There are more posts about off topic posts than...

There are more posts about off topic posts than actual off topic posts.

Back on topic, what's the largest Dynaudio Focus series speaker you'd attempt to fit in an 11'x14' room with a 9' tray...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-13-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 8,730
Views: 652,048
Posted By Tom Grooms
If you're in PLIIx movie mode any audio sent to...

If you're in PLIIx movie mode any audio sent to both left and right will be rerouted (anchored) to the center channel. Music mode is different, try it.

Sometimes I'll listen to 2 channel...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-10-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 1,346
Views: 94,311
Posted By Tom Grooms
Let me try to make this clear. I use the same...

Let me try to make this clear. I use the same mics everytime. 1 Audyssey mic and 1 Dayton Audio Onmimic.

I don't unbox a new mic everytime I setup an audio system. I use a known good...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-10-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 1,346
Views: 94,311
Posted By Tom Grooms
Using the same microphones (calibration and...

Using the same microphones (calibration and measuring) for every customer gives me consistent results. One less variable in the equation.

A while back (years ago) I ran into some very strange...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   07-09-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 388
Posted By Tom Grooms
If you can hang tight for a couple months Denon...

If you can hang tight for a couple months Denon HEOS will have their HEOS amp available. Download the app and check it out, it's pretty slick. They will have 3 different size Sonos style speakers,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-09-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 1,346
Views: 94,311
Posted By Tom Grooms
Let's get this out of the way 1st. I just snapped...

Let's get this out of the way 1st. I just snapped that photo to show the tripod. I generally leave the mic a good 6-8 inches off the back of the couch when running Audyssey setup for real. I've never...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-09-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 1,346
Views: 94,311
Posted By Tom Grooms
When I leave a customers home, we know exactly...

When I leave a customers home, we know exactly what Audyssey has done. It's measurable. ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-09-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 1,346
Views: 94,311
Posted By Tom Grooms
Lol, I forgot about the rocket ship mic stand. ...

Lol, I forgot about the rocket ship mic stand. I've setup a couple 2100s and a 1100 and didn't even realize that's what it was. Doing another one tomorrow so I'll pull it out and see how tall it...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-08-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 8,730
Views: 652,048
Posted By Tom Grooms
Hahahahahaha

Hahahahahaha
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