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Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-24-2016, 09:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 216
Posted By Speedskater
Two quick thoughts: a] Even thought one major...

Two quick thoughts:
a] Even thought one major manufacture labels their receptacles as 'outlets', there is a real difference between an 'outlet' and a 'receptacle'.
2] I would that a home theater is...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   11-22-2016, 04:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 359
Posted By Speedskater
What's really important is the end-to-end...

What's really important is the end-to-end resistance of the wire. Short small diameter cables are about the same as long large diameter cables.
Be aware that some cables sold in the big-box stores...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   11-22-2016, 04:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 383
Posted By Speedskater
More likely the bigger diameter coax cables are...

More likely the bigger diameter coax cables are 50 Ohms. Radio & TV stations have them in up to 6 inch diameter.
Forum: HDTV Programming   10-12-2016, 04:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 565
Posted By Speedskater
I don't watch many games during the 162 games...

I don't watch many games during the 162 games pre-season. So I like the games on TBS, they have the pitch tracker always turned-on. So I can see the progression during an at-bat.
Forum: Tweaks and Do-It-Yourself   10-12-2016, 03:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 116
Posted By Speedskater
While short power cords are always better than...

While short power cords are always better than long power cords (up to a point), but DIY power connectors can be problematic and even dangerous.
Forum: Tweaks and Do-It-Yourself   10-12-2016, 03:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 212
Posted By Speedskater
Lost track of this thread. As to horses for...

Lost track of this thread.

As to horses for courses.

For analog audio, a coax with a heavy braided shield.
Like Belden 1505F or 1695A and Canare LV-77S.

For video or digital audio.
A nice...
Forum: Tweaks and Do-It-Yourself   10-07-2016, 06:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 212
Posted By Speedskater
It's more about horses for courses. What are...

It's more about horses for courses.
What are you planning on using the cable for?
analog audio
digital
video
cable TV
TV antenna
outdoors
indoors
in-wall (fire rating)
Forum: Tweaks and Do-It-Yourself   10-06-2016, 06:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 212
Posted By Speedskater
There are many different RG6 Type coax cables....

There are many different RG6 Type coax cables. Different model #s (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=s) are optimized for different conditions. Some for low...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-16-2016, 04:57 PM
Replies: 7,703
Views: 474,515
Posted By Speedskater
Getting back to the WDOK-AM, WDOK-FM, WIXY1260...

Getting back to the WDOK-AM, WDOK-FM, WIXY1260 Seven Hills site. The entire station operation was in that building. Almost 10,000 sq. feet. Only later did they move the studio and offices to downtown...
Forum: HDTV Programming   03-26-2016, 12:18 PM
Replies: 4,161
Views: 60,444
Posted By Speedskater
As for the qualifying at the Melbourne race. I...

As for the qualifying at the Melbourne race. I guess that the F1 people never saw a bicycle track race. One of the pack race's eliminates the last competitor about every minute (every second lap). So...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   04-21-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 856
Posted By Speedskater
Back to books and papers. The Middle Atlantic...

Back to books and papers.
The Middle Atlantic white paper:

"Power Distribution and Grounding of Audio, Video and Telecommunications Equipment"...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   02-03-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,226
Posted By Speedskater
He claims that good high frequency response is an...

He claims that good high frequency response is an asset yet others buy power conditioners/filters to reduce high frequency problems. Power supply designers use snubber networks to reduce this high...
Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   11-28-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 15,226
Posted By Speedskater
Thanksgiving I left N.Olmsted (Stearns & I480) at...

Thanksgiving I left N.Olmsted (Stearns & I480) at about 7PM. Went North to I90 and then East with no traffic, I made good time. I saw almost no snow until I got off in Rocky River. Then almost none...
Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   11-28-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 15,226
Posted By Speedskater
It's Police Precinct 1 station on Superior Ave...

It's Police Precinct 1 station on Superior Ave behind the Toyota dealership, that I was thinking of.
Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   11-28-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 15,226
Posted By Speedskater
a] The Police Station is right across the street...

a] The Police Station is right across the street from the ice rink.
b] When we had big events with Olympians like Apolo Ohno and Shani Davis, we would see officers watching.
c] If on a summer day,...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   11-26-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 311
Posted By Speedskater
In a 70 Volt system, you connect each speaker...

In a 70 Volt system, you connect each speaker through it's transformer. The transformer has positions like 1W, 2W, 5W & 15W. The sum of all the speakers setting has to be less than the amplifier...
Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   11-26-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 15,226
Posted By Speedskater
Thinking of Cleveland Heights. Saturday...

Thinking of Cleveland Heights.
Saturday afternoon December 6th, we are having a speedskating race in Cleveland Heights.
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   11-18-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 939
Posted By Speedskater
a] Each of the components emits a buzz, that is...

a] Each of the components emits a buzz, that is you hear the noise at the unit (not from a loudspeaker)?
b] Does this happen when you plug a unit into just AC power but don't attach any of the...
Forum: HDTV Programming   10-25-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 509
Posted By Speedskater
Who wants all that crowd noise anyway? I just...

Who wants all that crowd noise anyway? I just want to hear the commentators.
Forum: HDTV Programming   10-24-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 11,231
Posted By Speedskater
I've lost track, were any of the Sunday, Monday...

I've lost track, were any of the Sunday, Monday or Thursday evening games worth watching?
Forum: HDTV Programming   10-20-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,591
Posted By Speedskater
That 'strike zone tracker' is wonderful! It...

That 'strike zone tracker' is wonderful!
It adds interest to a game that takes forever.
Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   09-16-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 15,226
Posted By Speedskater
I'm retired so I have lots of time available. I...

I'm retired so I have lots of time available. I too am 25 to 30 minutes away. On December 6th we have a speedskating race in Cleveland Hts. so I'll be busy all that week. I don't get to AVS much...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   08-21-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 19,499
Posted By Speedskater
For how an EE did DIY low resistance measurements...

For how an EE did DIY low resistance measurements see photos 19, 20 & 21.

http://www.beta-a2.com/EE-photos.html
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   08-21-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,031
Posted By Speedskater
The above drawing by Arny is the way to do it, ...

The above drawing by Arny is the way to do it, but if you want to read the complete white paper.

Why Not Wye?

Dennis Bohn, Rane Corporation

RaneNote 109 written 1991; last revised 4/04
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-21-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 321
Posted By Speedskater
When I moved mine Cox Cable sold me a coax...

When I moved mine Cox Cable sold me a coax hook-up kit (cable & throw away splitter) the cable with nice connectors cost no more than bulk cable.
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