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Forum: Community News & Polls   02-15-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,173
Posted By rabident
100% my choice... as long as I choose correctly.

100% my choice... as long as I choose correctly.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-14-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 237
Posted By rabident
Based on the plans, I would agree, but as you...

Based on the plans, I would agree, but as you know, the plans don't always include everything that is needed. It would not surprise me if the riser was always intended to be sealed, just never...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-13-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 237
Posted By rabident
Implementation detail ;)

Implementation detail ;)
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-05-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 998
Posted By rabident
That's what I was thinking. I paid ~ $23k for...

That's what I was thinking. I paid ~ $23k for clips, channel, GG, DD, electrical, an HVAC. But that's because the crews were already there to build the rest of the house. I was a fool not to have...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   02-05-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,245
Posted By rabident
If you are building a castle :) How deep...

If you are building a castle :)

How deep into the room does the wall need to be placed to use it as a baffle wall? That's the proper way to deal with the back wave according to some people. I am...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   02-05-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,245
Posted By rabident
Does that mean a baffle wall needs to be 4' deep...

Does that mean a baffle wall needs to be 4' deep to be effective?
Forum: Blu-ray Players   01-27-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 20,632
Views: 1,634,753
Posted By rabident
Can you walk me through how that is an absolute? ...

Can you walk me through how that is an absolute? Where does +10db get clipped? Wouldn't the volume I am listening at matter, as well as the headroom available in the amps & speakers at that point?...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   01-26-2015, 11:25 PM
Replies: 20,632
Views: 1,634,753
Posted By rabident
I was under the impression LFE was its own...

I was under the impression LFE was its own discrete channel. Not the same as bass content already in the L-R channels, boosted 10db. There are scenes like crashes & explosions that suggest rumble,...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   01-25-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 20,632
Views: 1,634,753
Posted By rabident
I am trying to use the 103D as a pre-pro for a 3...

I am trying to use the 103D as a pre-pro for a 3 channel LCR system and it's not working very well.

I set downmix to 5.1. Subwoofer to OFF. LCR to Large. But it looks like the Oppo isn't smart...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   01-25-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 20,632
Views: 1,634,753
Posted By rabident
I was seeing the same thing. What is source...

I was seeing the same thing. What is source direct? I switched from 5.1 DD to stereo and it went away. I assumed it was a bandwidth issue and with stereo needing less bandwidth, Netflix was able...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-06-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 33,238
Posted By rabident
Ben did 2 big receiver side plenums in his room. ...

Ben did 2 big receiver side plenums in his room. He said his HVAC system is inaudible. Post with the pics here
...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-06-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 33,238
Posted By rabident
I misread the graph for the plenum silencer. I...

I misread the graph for the plenum silencer. I thought it was in reference to fan outlet vs vent, but it's measuring the effective attenuation of the plenum itself, inlet to outlet. They do still...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-06-2015, 12:16 AM
Replies: 547
Views: 33,238
Posted By rabident
There is a 5th edition out. I found it online in...

There is a 5th edition out. I found it online in PDF format by searching for the authors name (which you suggested to me in the master acoustic thread). It goes into quite a bit of detail on low...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-05-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 86
Posted By rabident
Most people here don't measure the noise floor of...

Most people here don't measure the noise floor of their room with HVAC running or otherwise. So I think the answer you're going to get is that subjectively whatever they did seems fine.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-05-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 715
Posted By rabident
+1 for SSD in terms of bang for the buck hardware...

+1 for SSD in terms of bang for the buck hardware upgrade.

A fresh install of the OS can do a lot of good too, if he hasn't done one for the life of the PC.

You could also create a Linux LiveCD...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-05-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 106
Posted By rabident
I'm not aware of any independent testing done to...

I'm not aware of any independent testing done to compare. There are manufacture and reseller tests out there, but they are rarely apples to apples. Most tests are stacked in some way to show...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-03-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 10,727
Views: 1,387,414
Posted By rabident
I saw this concept picture a while back. Is it...

I saw this concept picture a while back. Is it implied that the walls are fabric, with tons of acoustic treatments behind them?

How much surface area of the room normally needs to be covered by...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-01-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,692
Posted By rabident
http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h374/onyourmom...

http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h374/onyourmom/theater-framing_zps17dd6993.png

You can read more here:...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-31-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,273
Posted By rabident
My posts were general advice. I left my dealings...

My posts were general advice. I left my dealings with EG out of it. If you don't want to hear about my experience with Dennis, don't kick that hornet nest.



I have. My wife and I disagreed...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-30-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,273
Posted By rabident
If you don't know my situation, then you are no...

If you don't know my situation, then you are no position to judge. I don't know your situation, but you appear to be an exuberant shill, mid contract, trying to earn some brownie points. Your...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   12-29-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 2,054
Views: 222,870
Posted By rabident
Are there any reviews of the Super Lumis that...

Are there any reviews of the Super Lumis that measure light output & CR ? The few reviews I found seem to be a reviews of the Sim2 press release & marketing material. The only info Sim2 provides is...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   12-29-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 10,559
Posted By rabident
I was just pointing out what I thought the source...

I was just pointing out what I thought the source of the "4k DLP in 2015" rumors were.
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   12-25-2014, 12:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 237
Posted By rabident
Here is the marketing from Procella's site: ...

Here is the marketing from Procella's site:

"Today's Blu-ray movie and music recordings use the DTS-HD™ Master Audio, Dolby TrueHD™ and Lossless LPCM formats to produce a dynamic range that often...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   12-23-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 10,559
Posted By rabident
Unless I'm misreading between the lines, this was...

Unless I'm misreading between the lines, this was written last year.



http://www.homecinemachoice.com/news/article/revealed-everything-you-need-to-know-about-4k/16776
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   12-23-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 237
Posted By rabident
Why do HT speakers need to be so loud?

I find it uncomfortable to be in the room with 75dB test tones. One processor I borrowed from the dealer used 85dB to calibrate the speakers. It was rip your head off loud. I can't imagine...
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