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Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-31-2015, 07:32 PM
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Posted By michaelddd
+1 positive owner testimonial. :cool: Thanks,...

+1 positive owner testimonial. :cool: Thanks, chalugadup. I haven't looked at coaxials in probably 15 years (last time I put some in the doors of my old truck), let alone for "serious" HT use. But...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-31-2015, 05:51 PM
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Posted By michaelddd
Question Surrounds to go with 88 Special - Volt 8?

Well, the DIY bug bites hard. Decided to replace my Axiom L/C/R with 88 Specials. I do have four Axiom QS8s (dipoles) that work great as surrounds but I'm worried about the voicing being off as...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-31-2015, 05:08 PM
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Posted By michaelddd
Yessir, I found'em. :D Penn-Elcom F1687 will do...

Yessir, I found'em. :D Penn-Elcom F1687 will do perfectly for my intended application.


http://www.parts-express.com/penn-elcom-f1687-rubber-cabinet-foot-15-dia-x-0375-h--260-777
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-31-2015, 05:04 PM
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Posted By michaelddd
Thanks for the testimonial, Samps. Good to hear...

Thanks for the testimonial, Samps. Good to hear the DIYSG family can handle the power and still sound great. I know what the specs say, but sometimes what's on paper doesn't completely equate with...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-31-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 33
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Posted By michaelddd
I believe he said that he COULD suspend it into...

I believe he said that he COULD suspend it into the couch, but he wanted to be sure that when people sat on the couch, their butts didn't wind up sitting on the sub, directly. To me, it would seem...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-31-2015, 10:31 AM
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Posted By michaelddd
The break-in method is something that's been...

The break-in method is something that's been around for long time in the DIY Pro Audio world. I've built BFM OTop12's and T48 Titans and the method I described is what's recommended by Bill...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-31-2015, 09:53 AM
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Posted By michaelddd
CHADCJ7: Any pics you would share would be...

CHADCJ7: Any pics you would share would be appreciated. Pics of the speakers themselves and in your setup would be dandy. :)
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-31-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 352
Posted By michaelddd
This is the kind of feedback I was hoping to...

This is the kind of feedback I was hoping to receive. :grin: How much listening time have you had with them? Enough to get them broken in? I plan on breaking in my drivers before installation by...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-31-2015, 09:34 AM
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Views: 444
Posted By michaelddd
Scott, Off-topic, but funny. All your...

Scott,


Off-topic, but funny. All your measuring and "test fitting" and thinking the whole process out reminds me of my car audio days. I was into that all the way many years ago. Building...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-31-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 19
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Posted By michaelddd
The only possible catch to my 88 Special plan is...

The only possible catch to my 88 Special plan is their height. Not an issue for the L/R but could be for the center. It might be a tight fit, getting it under the screen, but I think it'll fit. I...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-30-2015, 05:26 PM
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Posted By michaelddd
Thanks, Mfusick. I had read several threads that...

Thanks, Mfusick. I had read several threads that mentioned the lower x-over point and larger waveguide, as well as the fact that the two midwoofers are very close together (less comb filtering...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-30-2015, 04:04 PM
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Posted By michaelddd
Thank you very much, Erich H; I really appreciate...

Thank you very much, Erich H; I really appreciate your input. Based on the info I gave in my OP, which DIYSG speakers do you think would be best for my application? Would the 88's be better simply...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-30-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 444
Posted By michaelddd
Whoops. Sorry about that. :o I missed the link in...

Whoops. Sorry about that. :o I missed the link in the OP. Good luck with your search! I will follow this thread as I'm curious to see what you eventually come up with!
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-30-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 352
Posted By michaelddd
DIY L/C/R: 88 Special vs.Fusion 8 Alchemy?

Hi all,


Apologies in advance for the wordy thread; I prefer to provide as much detail as possible to assist you all in helping me. :)


I'm looking to replace my front stage for the...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-30-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 444
Posted By michaelddd
Wanted to throw this into the ring: ...

Wanted to throw this into the ring: http://www.parts-express.com/project-gallery-home-subwoofer-projects-the-boogieman


Very low profile and built-in amp. ...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-15-2012, 02:32 PM
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Posted By michaelddd
Quote:Originally Posted by Tong...

Quote:Originally Posted by Tong Chia http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1071162/guide-to-building-a-media-storage-server/7560#post_22491362)

The Hitachi...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-12-2012, 07:32 AM
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Posted By michaelddd
What a great thread! So much good info in one...

What a great thread! So much good info in one place. http://files.avsforum.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

Question: With WD and Seagate disabling TLR on their HDs (and other dastardly deeds like...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   07-02-2012, 04:35 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 72,574
Posted By michaelddd
I emailed the instructions.pdf to the email you...

I emailed the instructions.pdf to the email you sent me, jamieue147. As far as the USB drivers, there is no executable for the driver; you have to manually install it. I'm surprised XP Compatability...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   07-02-2012, 01:34 PM
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Posted By michaelddd
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by jamieuk147 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1333042/benq-w1200-and-w1100-thread/330#post_22184821)

Am trying to install the...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   06-25-2012, 01:10 PM
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Posted By michaelddd
1. How many Blu-rays do you purchase each month?...

1. How many Blu-rays do you purchase each month? Typically b/t 1 and 4

2. Which genre of Blu-Rays do you mostly purchase? (Comedy, Drama, Horror, SciFi, Musicals, Documentaries, TV) SciFi

3....
Forum: Front Projectors Great Found Deals!   06-10-2012, 06:29 PM
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Views: 1,031
Posted By michaelddd
Nice find! Thanks for sharing w/us. This is a...

Nice find! Thanks for sharing w/us. This is a really good buy. Direct from JVC...no worries there!
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   06-09-2012, 09:16 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 72,574
Posted By michaelddd
I can verify that the original user/password...

I can verify that the original user/password works for Benq's FTP site. Weird site they've got...sometimes it works, sometimes not. I guess it's good that they at least HAVE a site to get FW from....
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   06-08-2012, 09:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,980
Posted By michaelddd
You're the luckiest man in the world if you have...

You're the luckiest man in the world if you have a wife "that really wants a 3D theater." http://files.avsforum.com/images/smilies/eek.gif So jealous.

It's great that you have a dedicated HT...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   06-07-2012, 02:15 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 72,574
Posted By michaelddd
Thanks for the tip on contrast, coderguy; I...

Thanks for the tip on contrast, coderguy; I didn't know that putting the PJ further back will get me better contrast. It's probably going to wind up further back anyway (12+ feet) as the (massive)...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   06-07-2012, 11:06 AM
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Posted By michaelddd
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by coderguy http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1333042/benq-w1200-and-w1100-thread/300#post_22107647)

@michael
The closer you mount...
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