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Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   11-11-2015, 01:51 PM
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Posted By pitviper33
Thanks guys. It's a little comforting to hear...

Thanks guys. It's a little comforting to hear that others have seen the mysterious power-off that wasn't followed by a component failure. I wouldn't be jumping to thoughts of warranty if it weren't...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   11-11-2015, 10:57 AM
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Posted By pitviper33
Damn it. My F8500 has been problem free until...

Damn it. My F8500 has been problem free until now. But this morning, 1 year and 13 days after the date on my receipt for the purchase, it shut itself off unexpectedly. It was playing an over the air...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   11-02-2015, 11:20 AM
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Posted By pitviper33
Yep, what he said. That sounds like the Black...

Yep, what he said. That sounds like the Black Optimizer issue. It sucks that they aren't going to repair it for you. But maybe changing BO settings is a better compromise for you than getting a...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   10-26-2015, 03:59 PM
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Posted By pitviper33
15.5" or 20.75" from end of cabinet to center of...

15.5" or 20.75" from end of cabinet to center of tweeter. There is no right side up. Use the orientation that works out better for you.
Forum: Speakers   10-22-2015, 02:09 PM
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Views: 56,475
Posted By pitviper33
(i) The best position for the gain knob is the...

(i) The best position for the gain knob is the one that produces the volume you want. It really doesn't matter where that is. If you're controlling the volume with another device, just make sure each...
Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   10-22-2015, 01:24 PM
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Views: 13,846
Posted By pitviper33
I really wish I could finally catch this one. But...

I really wish I could finally catch this one. But I have a baby scheduled to arrive that same week. Darn the bad timing.
Forum: Speakers   10-22-2015, 12:43 PM
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Views: 181,190
Posted By pitviper33
The Dolby Cinema installation in Atlanta uses...

The Dolby Cinema installation in Atlanta uses line arrays for the surrounds. I was unable to see behind the screen, so I'm not sure what LCR were. Some of QSC's points made in that paper were good,...
Forum: Speakers   10-12-2015, 10:54 AM
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Posted By pitviper33
Interesting that you had issues. I use a pair of...

Interesting that you had issues. I use a pair of LSR-305s for movies, TV, and movies in our family room setup. (crossed over to a modest subwoofer system, of course.) It's a large room. I'd have to...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   10-09-2015, 10:28 AM
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Posted By pitviper33
You'd need to rig the knobs together somehow....

You'd need to rig the knobs together somehow. Otherwise how will you get in? You can't open the small door unless the big door is already open.
Forum: Speakers   10-08-2015, 01:38 PM
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Posted By pitviper33
If you're cool with the electrical tape look,...

If you're cool with the electrical tape look, that should work. But why not unplug it and lose the tape?
Forum: Speakers   10-08-2015, 12:10 PM
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Posted By pitviper33
I just checked and... no. Not over a year yet....

I just checked and... no. Not over a year yet. Mine have been powered on continuously for 11 months. They've handled it just fine. Like you showed, the cost to run them is trivial.
Don't forget to...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   09-23-2015, 09:55 AM
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Posted By pitviper33
For what it's worth, I use this one with good...

For what it's worth, I use this one with good results.
http://www.amazon.com/D3-Digital-Converter-Optical-Toslink/dp/B005K2TXMO/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1443027197&sr=8-3&keywords=fiio+dac
It's USB...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   09-23-2015, 06:18 AM
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Posted By pitviper33
Have you tried this? I believe the breakout cable...

Have you tried this? I believe the breakout cable offers analog inputs, not the analog output he needs.
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   09-22-2015, 09:10 PM
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Posted By pitviper33
What you've pictured appears to be a hdmi to...

What you've pictured appears to be a hdmi to component video converter. I've never actually seen one of those before.
You're trying to get analog audio into an amplifier right? No, that cable won't...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   09-22-2015, 11:56 AM
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Posted By pitviper33
The TV doesn't have analog audio out, so the...

The TV doesn't have analog audio out, so the cable pictured in post #12701 (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=12701) will not work. The DAC in your second picture of...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   09-15-2015, 06:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 795
Posted By pitviper33
It's not as expensive as you might think. ...

It's not as expensive as you might think.
http://www.sollercomposites.com/
It can definitely be strong enough for a 15" woofer. Think of it this way: Boat hulls are made of fiberglass, and nothing...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   09-14-2015, 08:50 PM
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Views: 795
Posted By pitviper33
Laying up a fabric composite like fiberglass,...

Laying up a fabric composite like fiberglass, Kevlar, or carbon fiber wouldn't be too tough, as has already been mentioned.
The other way to approach it would be casting. Concrete is very cheap and...
Forum: Screens   09-12-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 212
Posted By pitviper33
I had exactly this situation (though different...

I had exactly this situation (though different equipment obviously) when I sold my last house a little over a year ago. Here's the approach I took.
I pretty much went to ebay to see what it would...
Forum: Speakers   09-12-2015, 05:45 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 8,363
Posted By pitviper33
Eh, it's alright. I don't really mind it, but...

Eh, it's alright. I don't really mind it, but there are other projects I'd rather have occupying my shop and my time.
Forum: Speakers   09-11-2015, 08:04 PM
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Views: 159
Posted By pitviper33
That looks like an IR blaster cable to me.

That looks like an IR blaster cable to me.
Forum: Speakers   09-11-2015, 08:42 AM
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Views: 8,363
Posted By pitviper33
No worries. But I'd take a listen to your M2s...

No worries. But I'd take a listen to your M2s before a drink. :cool:

Anyway though, the point I was attempting to make was this: It's unrealistic to expect those that discount the available data...
Forum: Speakers   09-11-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 8,363
Posted By pitviper33
Wait, what? Please don't expect me to go wading...

Wait, what? Please don't expect me to go wading through their nonsensical ramblings for a specific example. If you haven't already seen their arguments against blind testing, calibrated microphones,...
Forum: Speakers   09-11-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 8,363
Posted By pitviper33
Well in the audiophiles' defense, what you're...

Well in the audiophiles' defense, what you're asking for doesn't make much sense. It's hard to create a scientifically sound argument that the scientific method is wrong.
;)
Forum: Speakers   09-09-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 8,363
Posted By pitviper33
You're not alone on the island. The last 4...

You're not alone on the island.
The last 4 systems I've assembled have included speakers I built myself. Do you think it's because I enjoy building speakers? Well I don't. It's because I decided a...
Forum: Soundbars   09-07-2015, 06:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 205
Posted By pitviper33
Maybe I'm exposing my limited understanding of...

Maybe I'm exposing my limited understanding of soundbars here. Doesn't the soundbar form factor limit you to 2 channel anyway? If he's listening to a multi-channel source, it's going to be downmixed...
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