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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-10-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By petew
You want independent source selection in each...

You want independent source selection in each zone? If so you'll need separate amplification and source for each zone. Sonos is great, but can be somewhat expensive. Your entry point is $350 for...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-30-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 15
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Posted By petew
It's not the DC. It's the high frequency crud...

It's not the DC. It's the high frequency crud that's generated at FULL POWER when the amp clips. The crud goes straight to the tweeter and "poof".
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   04-25-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 76
Posted By petew
Is there more room on the other side of the wall?...

Is there more room on the other side of the wall? Perhaps you could build a larger sub and just stick the mouth of it through the existing hole. That said, multiple subs will outperform a single...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-25-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 2,856
Views: 122,781
Posted By petew
Why would you not just leave the XMC-1 connected...

Why would you not just leave the XMC-1 connected to your network at all times? A full time network connection will be required anyway if they ever release the iOS or android control apps or for...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-24-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 163
Posted By petew
Craigslist might be a better way to sell them. ...

Craigslist might be a better way to sell them. How many do you have? Someone might be able to use them for medium fi background music
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-24-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 235
Posted By petew
Crutchfield is great for car stereo gear too. ...

Crutchfield is great for car stereo gear too. Too bad aftermarket car stereos are all steaming piles of crap.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-24-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 227
Posted By petew
I used to have a Rotel RSP-985. Paid a grand for...

I used to have a Rotel RSP-985. Paid a grand for it! If you can pick one up for $100 it's probably a good deal. If you're in Albuquerque or Santa Fe I'll trade you one used Outlaw 990 preamp for a...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-22-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 14,249
Posted By petew
You need a receiver with pre out jacks. Send...

You need a receiver with pre out jacks. Send left and right to the input of the bose equalizer. Then you need a stereo power amplifier connected to the equalizer outputs and then to the speakers.
...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-19-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 721
Views: 48,192
Posted By petew
I'd guess EMO is keeping the UMC-200 on the web...

I'd guess EMO is keeping the UMC-200 on the web site for awhile to

Clear out B stock
As a placeholder for a soon to be released entry level processor
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   03-17-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 289
Posted By petew
Don't count on repairing a window without access...

Don't count on repairing a window without access to both sides. Even if outside glazed, the glass is set into tape or adhesive that needs to be cut away from the inside.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-17-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 566
Views: 71,547
Posted By petew
Recent UMC-200 buyer here - I got one of the last...

Recent UMC-200 buyer here - I got one of the last ones off the boat. It does a fine job and is stable. Sounds good too. Very nice build quality. Recommended, if you can find a deal and the...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   03-10-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 108
Posted By petew
You're good. Black = hot, white = neutral.

You're good. Black = hot, white = neutral.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   03-05-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,124
Posted By petew
Why the 18" sub? I'd go with multiple small...

Why the 18" sub? I'd go with multiple small sealed subs.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   03-05-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,124
Posted By petew
I think you should go with projection,...

I think you should go with projection, acoustically transparent screen, full width of the room. You can stick the projector in the vestibule. Just find one that will work that close and with enough...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   03-05-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 3,361
Posted By petew
Contact. you tube

Contact.

you tube
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-13-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 771
Posted By petew
Sonos is great. It.Just.Works! I've...

Sonos is great.

It.Just.Works!

I've had it for about ten years and don't regret it for a second.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-28-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 55
Posted By petew
You may find something if you post in one of the...

You may find something if you post in one of the forums over here:

http://www.avsforum.com/forum/3-home-entertainment-theater-builder/
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-23-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 219
Posted By petew
You'll get more info over at the HTPC forum. I'm...

You'll get more info over at the HTPC forum. I'm just getting started with all of this myself.
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   01-22-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,980
Posted By petew
Shrink method. HTPC is my only source, set up to...

Shrink method. HTPC is my only source, set up to display 1920 x 820 desktop on my JVC-RS-2. Projector is zoomed to fill the 2.40 screen.

I know I'm compromising picture quality at times. I'm...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-22-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 2,131
Views: 117,581
Posted By petew
Regarding clipping, I believe Keith at Emotiva...

Regarding clipping, I believe Keith at Emotiva said the XMC-1 calculates how much headroom it needs to implement PEQ or Dirac filters and compensates to avoid digital clipping. You can still fool it...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-22-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 219
Posted By petew
There's an upside to sending multichannel PCM to...

There's an upside to sending multichannel PCM to the receiver instead of bitstreaming Dolby Digital or DTS. If your playback software is doing the audio decoding it can keep everything in sync. If...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-22-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,688
Posted By petew
Dirac isn't really done yet since Emotiva has not...

Dirac isn't really done yet since Emotiva has not released the promised upgrade to the full version. Dirac LR (basic version) is limited to one predetermined correction curve. I'd guess third party...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-15-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,243
Posted By petew
RSP-1582 looks like too little, too late, for too...

RSP-1582 looks like too little, too late, for too much $$$ with rapidly evolving immersive surround formats. The Emotiva XMC-1 at $1,500 less has about the same (promised, if they ever finish the...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-14-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 89
Posted By petew
hard to visualize what you're talking about. Got...

hard to visualize what you're talking about. Got some photos or sketches?

If you don't block the vent holes you should be okay.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-12-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,010
Posted By petew
unRaid frankenserver (see link in signature)...

unRaid frankenserver (see link in signature) works great. No.issues.ever.

Currently running KODI on my htpc but planning on getting a couple more running on chromebox or fire TV at some point.
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