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Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-01-2014, 06:20 PM
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Posted By etc6849
Could you please explain where firmware is...

Could you please explain where firmware is covered under the rule page you linked to? I'm not being smart, but I searched for the word firmware there and found nothing. I'm fine not posting about...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   06-29-2014, 05:23 PM
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Posted By etc6849
I'm thinking about buying a 105D. Does anyone...

I'm thinking about buying a 105D. Does anyone know where to get one below MSRP? Does AVS sell them? If so, please PM me.

Thanks!
Forum: Speakers   06-25-2014, 06:10 PM
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Posted By etc6849
Yes, some subs do have great room calibration. ...

Yes, some subs do have great room calibration. The problem is how many of them allow two subs to work together like XT32 with the SubEQ HT dual sub option. Imagine, you set one sub up and it...
Forum: Speakers   06-23-2014, 04:09 PM
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Posted By etc6849
http://forums.onkyousa.com/viewtopic.php?t=5753&p=...

http://forums.onkyousa.com/viewtopic.php?t=5753&p=21276

"The main benefit of AccuEQ is that it does not apply an Equalized effect to Front channels and Subwoofer. This allows the natural sound of...
Forum: Speakers   06-23-2014, 04:01 PM
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Posted By etc6849
I use Google Now/Search for controlling my home...

I use Google Now/Search for controlling my home via voice. On the HA server, I use code I wrote to naturally parse a spoken sentence (that's passed via a URL). The code I wrote is actually very...
Forum: Speakers   06-23-2014, 08:56 AM
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Posted By etc6849
What I'd do is a set an ebay alert and wait for a...

What I'd do is a set an ebay alert and wait for a deal. With the alert I eventually bought a brand new kit a few months later, but saved several hundred bucks. Alerts is how I've bought most of my...
Forum: Speakers   06-23-2014, 08:44 AM
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Posted By etc6849
Wrong guy, but I did buy a "used" Panamax...

Wrong guy, but I did buy a "used" Panamax M7500pro from ebay (for a steal) that would fix such issues. I bought it mainly for peace of mind as I had no under or over-voltage protection. It was...
Forum: Speakers   06-22-2014, 01:44 PM
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Posted By etc6849
It was new from a distributor on ebay. I bought...

It was new from a distributor on ebay. I bought the last one he had though.
Forum: Speakers   06-21-2014, 08:15 PM
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Posted By etc6849
I just bought an Audyssey Pro kit a few weeks...

I just bought an Audyssey Pro kit a few weeks back. Although they packed a crappy serial cable with it which wasted some of my time, I still think the kit is worth it if you get it below MSRP.
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Forum: Speakers   06-19-2014, 03:24 PM
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Posted By etc6849
If you don't mind me asking, are you buying the...

If you don't mind me asking, are you buying the La Scala II's new or used? If you're getting them used, what are the chances you bought two used pairs and want to sell your spare La Scala II? ...
Forum: Speakers   06-15-2014, 07:04 PM
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Posted By etc6849
Possibly, but he says in a different post that he...

Possibly, but he says in a different post that he also blew his B&W tweeters too. It seems highly unlikely he happened to buy so many defective tweeters, but maybe he used a different AVR back...
Forum: Speakers   06-15-2014, 06:33 PM
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Posted By etc6849
XT32/Sub EQ with dual Triax's will be awesome. I...

XT32/Sub EQ with dual Triax's will be awesome. I use Audyssey Pro via a Marantz AV8801 with Sub EQ and dual Klipsch RT-12d's. The improvement with versus without Audyssey was dramatic for me.
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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-15-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 11,841
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Posted By etc6849
Of course private industry will always be more...

Of course private industry will always be more efficient in a free market. However, the healthcare system in the US is not a free market. Folks will not price check, further workers are clueless...
Forum: Speakers   06-15-2014, 10:49 AM
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Posted By etc6849
Are you sure nothing is wrong with the Denon? ...

Are you sure nothing is wrong with the Denon? Seems suspicious to me given the number of tweeters you've blown.

Also, you may not hear clipping. When clipping, the waveform could become more...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-13-2014, 07:21 PM
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Posted By etc6849
You guys do get "free" health care. I pay...

You guys do get "free" health care. I pay $500/mo for health care and I think my employer pays another $1200/mo. Also, our medicine is much more expensive, for the same medicine.

If you factor...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-10-2014, 01:22 PM
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Posted By etc6849
Personally, I would wait for the 8802 to come...

Personally, I would wait for the 8802 to come out and buy a used 8801 in pristine condition. There are third party warranties you can buy if you're worried. If you go that route, you'd never have to...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-10-2014, 01:15 PM
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Posted By etc6849
Yeah, there may still be a mid-range dip, but...

Yeah, there may still be a mid-range dip, but for sure no HF roll off. I'm not 100% sure if the mid-range compensation is bypassed when using the Audyssey Flat setting. I also don't blame you about...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-09-2014, 07:49 PM
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Posted By etc6849
I recently got an audyssey pro kit. The software...

I recently got an audyssey pro kit. The software lets you turn off the mid-range compensation, and I seem to like it that way too. If you have speakers that do not crossover in the 2k region, the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-09-2014, 06:06 PM
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Posted By etc6849
Please. You both still wouldn't believe me or...

Please. You both still wouldn't believe me or would want to argue.

I guess obvious stuff like the manufacturer explicitly saying what error code 10 means is not enough? Maybe one should explore...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-09-2014, 03:54 PM
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Views: 210,278
Posted By etc6849
While I have no way of knowing what your driver...

While I have no way of knowing what your driver issue was, in general, the reason folks in the thread have to "track down" older versions of the Prolific driver is because Prolific changed their...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-07-2014, 05:45 PM
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Views: 210,278
Posted By etc6849
I made no "assumptions" at all, seems you might...

I made no "assumptions" at all, seems you might be though as your ignoring factual evidence. I have a MS in EE and I've also written dozens of serial based home automation modules/drivers. I have...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-07-2014, 04:05 PM
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Posted By etc6849
Am I the only one who thinks Audyssey packaged a...

Am I the only one who thinks Audyssey packaged a counterfeit Prolific USB to serial adapter? Spent the last 1+ hours trying to get the supplied one to work (without the error under Windows device...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-07-2014, 02:08 PM
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Posted By etc6849
Thanks, I'll try both ways then. However, one...

Thanks, I'll try both ways then. However, one benefit to having mid-range horns is to limit the impact a room can have due to the highly directional nature of horns (I always point my horns the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-07-2014, 01:50 PM
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Posted By etc6849
Should I turn off "Midrange Compensation?" ...

Should I turn off "Midrange Compensation?"

My speakers are three way, but do not crossover in the compensation range, I think the answer is yes?...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-06-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 5,559
Views: 210,278
Posted By etc6849
Thanks! Quote:Originally Posted by...

Thanks!
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