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Forum: Speakers   07-22-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 236
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Posted By jdcrox
"One amplifier is connected to the woofer section...

"One amplifier is connected to the woofer section of a loudspeaker while the other is connected to the combined midrange and tweeter section. With this arrangement each amplifier operates over a...
Forum: Speakers   07-20-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 759
Posted By jdcrox
"There is no such thing as wire that is less...

"There is no such thing as wire that is less bright. There are not so bright people who will say so, however. "

Post of Year!
Thanks Bill!:p
Forum: Speakers   07-20-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 43,376
Posted By jdcrox
CinemaAndy, had you read that description BEFORE...

CinemaAndy, had you read that description BEFORE you made your earlier posts? Because some of your posts made little sense to the OP's questions.
Forum: Speakers   07-19-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 43,376
Posted By jdcrox
You are correct. Only about 90% of all consumer...

You are correct. Only about 90% of all consumer speaker cabinets have internal crossovers of some type. The main exception would be full-range, single-driver speakers. Even if it is only a simple...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-17-2014, 04:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 216
Posted By jdcrox
Yup. HDMI. It is a high-bandwidth digital...

Yup. HDMI.
It is a high-bandwidth digital connection for both audio and video.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-17-2014, 03:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 216
Posted By jdcrox
HDMI. Video and sound. One-stop shopping. :D

HDMI. Video and sound. One-stop shopping. :D
Forum: Speakers   07-17-2014, 02:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 714
Posted By jdcrox
NO! That is RIGHT! Any conductive banana plug...

NO! That is RIGHT!
Any conductive banana plug that is firmly connected to both the wire and the jack it goes into will sound EXACTLY the SAME!
Measure the resistance from tip to the wire...
Forum: Speakers   07-17-2014, 02:47 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 43,376
Posted By jdcrox
You MUST have the individual driver connections...

You MUST have the individual driver connections to buy-wire, and if you did not remove the jumpers you would be completely defeating the imaginary improvement gained by buy-wiring in the first place!
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-16-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 347
Views: 7,120
Posted By jdcrox
Actually, FMW is entirely correct, in my opinion....

Actually, FMW is entirely correct, in my opinion. I have also had many separates over they years, from ADCOM, Outlaw, Cambridge Audio, Marantz, Parasound, etc. And many speakers to boot.
I now have...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-15-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 222
Posted By jdcrox
To be honest, I will bet there are several...

To be honest, I will bet there are several thousand times as many people who would like ARC on their receivers, as there are who would like Display Port 1.2!;)
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-12-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 661
Posted By jdcrox
Really, just use the USB output. That Behringer...

Really, just use the USB output. That Behringer is a well-regarded unit. I have a Music Streamer II, which is quite a bit more money, and probably doesnt sound any better (it does sound excellent!)....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-12-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 144
Posted By jdcrox
I would guess because right now 90% of AVR buyers...

I would guess because right now 90% of AVR buyers do not hook up a PC or to a Computer monitor?
The manufacturers are going to put features that appeal to the majority, rather than cater to the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-12-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 68
Posted By jdcrox
Might be the PC, not either the Pioneer or the...

Might be the PC, not either the Pioneer or the Seiki. I assume you are using HDMI connections? What video card or onboard video is on your PC? What model Pioneer is it, does it upscale?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-09-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 405
Posted By jdcrox
The GTX 570 will not bitstream HD audio.

The GTX 570 will not bitstream HD audio.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-09-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 490
Posted By jdcrox
And whichever video card is in your server has no...

And whichever video card is in your server has no effect on the picture coming out of the HTPC. I would take that 5770 out of the server and put it in one of your other computers. You can either run...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-07-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 142
Posted By jdcrox
You will very likely hear a difference. Each of...

You will very likely hear a difference. Each of those AVR's use a different EQ program. Audessey, MCACC, and YPAO.
Forum: Speakers   07-07-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 524
Posted By jdcrox
My thoughts are only at very moderate listening...

My thoughts are only at very moderate listening volumes. I expect it would thermal shutdown at higher power requirements.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-05-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,592
Posted By jdcrox
As I recall, that uses 60mm cooling fans in the...

As I recall, that uses 60mm cooling fans in the rear!:eek:
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-04-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 178
Posted By jdcrox
Yep, just use single RCA Cables, or you can...

Yep, just use single RCA Cables, or you can usually peel apart the combined cables.
And a single RCA jack is all you need for a center channel, why would you need more than one?
Also you do not...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-04-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 298
Posted By jdcrox
I guess I am missing something? Wouldn't you...

I guess I am missing something? Wouldn't you expect the lossless audio on the Blu-Ray to sound better than the lossy audio on the DVD?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-03-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 137
Posted By jdcrox
The 1018 is a fine receiver, I have had mine...

The 1018 is a fine receiver, I have had mine since 2009, and am very happy with it. It drives 4 ohm speakers with no issues at all. You will not get any higher quality sound out of an integrated amp...
Forum: Speakers   07-02-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 124
Posted By jdcrox
A BP8 does not have a powered subwoofer. It is...

A BP8 does not have a powered subwoofer.
It is a pretty nice speaker, due to the bipolar design, it casts a wide soundstage, some do not like it for home theater due to this.
The do need a little...
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   06-29-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 292
Posted By jdcrox
A lot of older or less expensive CD players, both...

A lot of older or less expensive CD players, both auto and home units will not play burned discs, as I recall.
Forum: Speakers   06-29-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 282
Posted By jdcrox
He said he already has the domes out, but they...

He said he already has the domes out, but they still have a small crease in them. Chances are he will not be able to get the crease out. You really need to test these NOW! If you dont hook them up...
Forum: Speakers   06-29-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 653
Posted By jdcrox
This is really wrong. Unless you spend a lot of...

This is really wrong. Unless you spend a lot of money, most towers peter out well above what a decent subwoofer will bring to the table. And by limiting your towers to 60 or 80 HZ, you will take a...
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