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Forum: Community News & Polls   08-25-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,544
Posted By ross
In 2003 had 50" Panasonic - no tuner - which was...

In 2003 had 50" Panasonic - no tuner - which was replaced in 2009 by 58" Panasonic (still in master bedroom) which was replaced last year with 70" Sharp. Panasonic plasma had better picture, sharp...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   01-11-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,835
Posted By ross
That article should be made a "sticky" in this...

That article should be made a "sticky" in this forum. You should have to read it before you can post here. I can't believe that I'm still reading these cable threads 15 years after I originally...
Forum: Post Testing Area   01-11-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 244
Posted By ross
First, I'd just replace the thing - it's not...

First, I'd just replace the thing - it's not really worth repairing it. However, that receiver has only component video outputs so make sure you find something compatible or get an hdmi to component...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   11-19-2013, 12:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 570
Posted By ross
Expensive CAT6 (or CAT5) cable is just a...

Expensive CAT6 (or CAT5) cable is just a marketing ploy. Cable is cable and if it meets the specs and is mechanically sound you will be fine with whatever you buy regardless of the price. Look at...
Forum: Community News & Polls   03-20-2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 9,399
Posted By ross
I watched Avatar and got a headache. Since then...

I watched Avatar and got a headache. Since then I have stayed away from 3D ---- not worth the risk.
Rgrds-Ross
Forum: Speakers   03-08-2013, 01:33 PM
Replies: 6,845
Views: 872,777
Posted By ross
Interesting thread. I've still got the same pair...

Interesting thread. I've still got the same pair of KEF 107 Reference speakers I bought in 1990 although I have a new Kube for them. They still sound as good as ever. It's nice to stumble onto this...
Forum: Community News & Polls   03-08-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 645
Views: 31,742
Posted By ross
Occam's razor says one of the sets was faulty so...

Occam's razor says one of the sets was faulty so you heard a difference or one allowed for a small increase in volume due to higher gauge wire being used. Just a thought. If something made no sense...
Forum: Community News & Polls   03-08-2013, 12:04 PM
Replies: 645
Views: 31,742
Posted By ross
Absolutely no science whatsoever to these...

Absolutely no science whatsoever to these claims. Yet people fall for them all the time. Normal stranded wire is fine -- just do the standard resistance calculations for wire size versus length to...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-27-2013, 10:01 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,813
Posted By ross
The original post was about best sounding. I...

The original post was about best sounding. I think that, if driven within the power envelope provided by the receiver, you will not hear any audible differences. Rather you will find at the price...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   09-21-2010, 12:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,077
Posted By ross
I've been thinking of replacing my existing...

I've been thinking of replacing my existing display with a 65" as my room is really large. I just did a bit of research and saw several different 65" sets. The "professional" display seems to be...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   04-28-2009, 07:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,230
Posted By ross
My wife finds that every car she has ever owned...

My wife finds that every car she has ever owned drives better after an oil change. It's her perception of what happens. There's an old study done by the society of audio engineers in which people...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   04-27-2009, 02:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,230
Posted By ross
Just check out the necessary electrical and...

Just check out the necessary electrical and mechanical characteristics you need. Wire doesn't really have an affect on the quality of the sound.
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   08-14-2008, 04:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,717
Posted By ross
First of all, I'd run several pairs of cat 6...

First of all, I'd run several pairs of cat 6 cabling to handle gigabit ethernet cat 5 is close to obsolete. Eventually you'll distribute everything over it except for power.
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   08-14-2008, 04:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,297
Posted By ross
Try setting up a dedicated network just for this...

Try setting up a dedicated network just for this by using a different channel from the one all your other wireless devices are on. Use channel 1 and 11 for this to keep maximum separation. These...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   05-08-2008, 07:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,400
Posted By ross
http://www.roger-russell.com/wire/wire.htm#wireta...

http://www.roger-russell.com/wire/wire.htm#wiretable

is the best exposition I've seen of the physics behind speaker wire. Given what you've said, unless your speakers have a truly freakish (low)...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-28-2008, 04:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,474
Posted By ross
I assume that the masking tape solution didn't...

I assume that the masking tape solution didn't work for you. It's worked for me in the past.

The only other thing I can suggest is to reposition your sensor slightly behind the screen. In my...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-07-2007, 06:48 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,680
Posted By ross
My point was not that the speakers have a low...

My point was not that the speakers have a low impedance. Rather, I know of no amplifier which cannot deliver some considerable level of output (not the full rated power into 2 or 3 ohms). It's...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-02-2007, 07:02 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,680
Posted By ross
Why would most amps see 2.4 ohms as a short...

Why would most amps see 2.4 ohms as a short circuit when their internal impedance is at most .1 ohm? Do you have a testing source for this information? I do agree that some amps may not deliver full...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-30-2007, 08:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 857
Posted By ross
Since receivers or amps are rated at 20-20k hz...

Since receivers or amps are rated at 20-20k hz at distortions of less the .1 for anything you're likely to find in brand names, you will not actually hear differences in sound quality emanating from...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-25-2007, 08:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,065
Posted By ross
I used the term "peak power" loosely, sorry, and...

I used the term "peak power" loosely, sorry, and I liked the article you enclosed.

My point remains that, on CD's or in an HT setting, the FTC measurements may not tell the full story. The...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-24-2007, 08:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,065
Posted By ross
I was incorrect in thinking that, at least...

I was incorrect in thinking that, at least specifically Sony, was being honest in their ratings. It was previously my understanding that if you advertise you must use the old FTC ratings, but that's...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-23-2007, 09:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,065
Posted By ross
It's my understanding that amplifier power,...

It's my understanding that amplifier power, whenever advertised, is specified from an FTC standard with all channels driven, if that's what stated in the ad (read carefully). I've read numerous...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-21-2007, 08:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,065
Posted By ross
It's a commercial trick. That is, unless you...

It's a commercial trick. That is, unless you really have low impedance speakers - say 2 ohms. Power = voltage times current. If the power transistors, etc. can't deliver high current then, since...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-21-2007, 08:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,149
Posted By ross
My experience has taught me that most amps will...

My experience has taught me that most amps will sound the same under most conditions. So, when choosing a receiver, beyond adequate power for your needs, look to ergonomics, features and price....
Forum: Speakers   11-21-2007, 08:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,262
Posted By ross
Here's the problem. Your room acoustics...

Here's the problem. Your room acoustics (frequency response) has more to do with how a particular pair of speakers will sound than any other variable. I've owned the same pair of speakers for 18...
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