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Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-21-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 10,578
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, 04:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 231
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, 04:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 182
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.
Forum: Tweaks and Do-It-Yourself   08-21-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 265
Posted By Speedskater
Power conditioner is an undefined term. It means...

Power conditioner is an undefined term. It means whatever the product's marketing brochure what's it to mean. But most people don't need one unless your wallet feels to heavy.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-13-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 462
Posted By Speedskater
Well the grandkids live off Stearns which is not...

Well the grandkids live off Stearns which is not very far at all.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-12-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 462
Posted By Speedskater
What neighborhood is the new place in? Maybe we...

What neighborhood is the new place in? Maybe we could stop by sometime. If the plasterboard's not up yet, take lots of photos.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-10-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 481
Posted By Speedskater
Note that we are talking about: A Type 3 SPD...

Note that we are talking about:

A Type 3 SPD is a point of use Surge Protective Device,
installed at a conductor length of 10 meters (30 feet)
or greater from the electrical panel. These devices...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-07-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,116
Posted By Speedskater
That's what electronic engineering was like 20 or...

That's what electronic engineering was like 20 or 30 years ago. Maybe you should ask a friend who is knowledgeable in electronic engineering to try to explain it to you.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-07-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By Speedskater
Without getting into the differences between this...

Without getting into the differences between this cable and that cable, I support Blue Jeans Cable. Why? because BJC brings the highest quality cable to the market and because Kurt Denke works hard...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-06-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 603
Views: 15,466
Posted By Speedskater
The 'DarqueKnight' does in fact have a PhD and he...

The 'DarqueKnight' does in fact have a PhD and he is a collage professor. But how and why it's a EE degree is a mystery. Nether the courses he teach nor his areas of knowledge have anything to do...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-06-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 25
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Views: 450
Posted By Speedskater
Jim Brown writes on 'Power Conditioning'. ...

Jim Brown writes on 'Power Conditioning'.

POWER CONDITIONING
Power conditioning is a rather broad term, describing processes to correct one of more
of the problems noted above. In it’s broadest...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   08-01-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 373
Posted By Speedskater
This is not to say that Furman does not make good...

This is not to say that Furman does not make good problem solving products. The reason the pros use them in some situations is because they solve the problem at hand. But most audiophiles (and...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   08-01-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 373
Posted By Speedskater
As I wrote: "started life in a marketing...

As I wrote:
"started life in a marketing brochure"

and that's marketing at it's finest!
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-01-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 2,919
Views: 67,291
Posted By Speedskater
And now 'jj' is much more interested in posting...

And now 'jj' is much more interested in posting on political and social interest forums.

http://forums.randi.org/showthread.php?t=280922
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-31-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 302
Posted By Speedskater
For A/V system related cords and cables going...

For A/V system related cords and cables going from point A to point B, bundle:
a] all the analog audio signal level cables together.
b] all the analog video signal level cables together.
c] all...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   07-30-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 373
Posted By Speedskater
We don't have a theory, we have good engineering...

We don't have a theory, we have good engineering practice. Many of your points, started life in a marketing brochure. By the way, you don't get 'abundant amperage' unless you have a battery and...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   07-30-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 213
Posted By Speedskater
Better yet, if it's a long cable (like way more...

Better yet, if it's a long cable (like way more than 10 feet) use a cable that's designed for the job.
Like the BlueJeans subwoofer cable.

http://www.bluejeanscable.com/store/subwoofer/index.htm...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-29-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 603
Views: 15,466
Posted By Speedskater
Having used them in industrial development labs. ...

Having used them in industrial development labs. They are a total pain. The need to be loaded to the sweet spot in their power range, they dissipated almost as much heat as power they provided....
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-28-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 4,240
Views: 356,951
Posted By Speedskater
Weather emergencies and cable TV. Was it only...

Weather emergencies and cable TV. Was it only Cox that broadcast a computer generated (incomprehensible) warning message on all the channels? We had to use the over-the-air TV to find out what was...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   05-20-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 3,450
Posted By Speedskater
In another thread 'amirm' wrote: Quote: ...

In another thread 'amirm' wrote:

Quote:
Originally Posted by amirm

You can't use those tables. Stranded wire resistance varies good bit based on its make up. See this sample set of...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   11-08-2013, 05:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,037
Posted By Speedskater
I saw this response in another forum about long...

I saw this response in another forum about long interconnects:

It's pretty rare for audio cables to get into that range, those kinds of lengths. Certainly in the consumer side, because of the...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   11-08-2013, 05:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 231
Posted By Speedskater
"Drop Ceilings and Flexible Cords" This is...

"Drop Ceilings and Flexible Cords"

This is a 19 minute video by the people that write books on understanding the NEC Code.

'NEC 2014 - Equipment for General Use Article 400 - Flexible Cords...
Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   10-31-2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 576
Views: 4,898
Posted By Speedskater
Gee, I don't get around here much anymore. So...

Gee, I don't get around here much anymore.
So what is the game plan?
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   09-13-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,106
Posted By Speedskater
Because speaker wires are indirectly (or...

Because speaker wires are indirectly (or directly) connected to the amp or receiver's chassis, any audio system with outdoor speakers should be plugged into a GFCI receptacle or circuit.
Forum: Tweaks and Do-It-Yourself   08-16-2013, 04:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,761
Posted By Speedskater
A Mike Sokol article on testing for bootleg...

A Mike Sokol article on testing for bootleg grounds and other power wiring errors.

'Failures in Outlet Testing Exposed'

http://ecmweb.com/contractor/failures-outlet-testing-exposed
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