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Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-20-2013, 02:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 33,177
Posted By FrantzM
Very, very late a great thanks to the OP !! A...

Very, very late a great thanks to the OP !! A great gift to the enthusiast and maybe pro HT community.

Thanks again

Frantz
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-12-2011, 03:36 AM
Replies: 1,197
Views: 134,554
Posted By FrantzM
Hi Ihave this question: I am setting...

Hi

Ihave this question:

I am setting up this receiver for a friend of mine:

Does the IR out jack in the back relays IR signal from the front sensor? I can check later this week end when I...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   09-27-2010, 10:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,718
Posted By FrantzM
Hi On paper FIOS (or equivalent) could give...

Hi

On paper FIOS (or equivalent) could give you what you need. It advertise uploads speed of up to 2 0 Mb/s which would let you steam video in HD. THe real problem is that swuch upload speed is...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   07-30-2010, 10:06 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,972
Posted By FrantzM
Hi Inverters can be noisy... Acoustically...

Hi
Inverters can be noisy... Acoustically noisy but also electrically noisy... SOme of them anyway... Make sure that the inverters that they provide you are full sine wave... Some inverters provide...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   06-29-2010, 04:00 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 105,785
Posted By FrantzM
Shocked One I am a Dunleavy fan.. I have...

Shocked One

I am a Dunleavy fan.. I have not owned one and likely will never unless I find a reliable source for parts.
I do not share all the views expressed by Raul GS about the Krell amps and...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   06-27-2010, 10:54 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 105,785
Posted By FrantzM
Quote:Originally Posted by audioguy...

Quote:Originally Posted by audioguy http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/18825030)

I too, was a Dunlavy dealer for 5 years and I disagree about two...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   05-06-2010, 08:10 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 11,784
Posted By FrantzM
Quote:Originally Posted by DS-21...

Quote:Originally Posted by DS-21 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/18568648)

Indeed. If anything, field coils create placement problems!

Like...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   04-29-2010, 07:26 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 11,784
Posted By FrantzM
Hi As an aside, the EM technology used by...

Hi

As an aside, the EM technology used by JM Lab is very old. Speakers like these were very common in the early days of Audio.. If I am not mistaken the technology was then called Field Coil...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   04-29-2010, 08:19 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 11,784
Posted By FrantzM
Hi That is what many posters are missing .....

Hi

That is what many posters are missing .. It is not that some speakers aren't capable of incredible bass.. Some can produce structural-damaging level of bass in most rooms .. The simple fact is...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   04-28-2010, 04:04 PM
Replies: 734
Views: 197,327
Posted By FrantzM
Hi Newbie .. Don't (yet) own any tool... ...

Hi

Newbie .. Don't (yet) own any tool...

This is awesome! Impressive.. Intimidating!! Congratulations! This is a work of Art ...

Frantz
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   04-27-2010, 07:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,812
Posted By FrantzM
S'Dude The system will be mainly 2-Ch...

S'Dude

The system will be mainly 2-Ch music. The idea is to have the capability. I have come to understand that the adequate reproduction of the lowest notes bring a sense of realism to ANY music...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   04-26-2010, 04:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,812
Posted By FrantzM
Thanks so very much for all the replies .. ...

Thanks so very much for all the replies ..
More questions:

For a given driver (or set of drivers) is there an optimal volume for the cabinet, is this volume related to the lowest freq desirable...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   04-24-2010, 11:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,812
Posted By FrantzM
Hi I thank all of yo for your replies and...

Hi

I thank all of yo for your replies and help. I am going toward using the AV-15 drivers in Dual-opposed config. Depending on the size of the Living Room, I may scale back to one Dual Opposed 15...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   04-23-2010, 05:39 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,659
Posted By FrantzM
Quote:Originally Posted by sdurani...

Quote:Originally Posted by sdurani http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/18530182)

There was probably someone back in the day that voiced the same...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   04-23-2010, 07:32 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,659
Posted By FrantzM
Hi 3-D is a new form. It is for now flawed....

Hi

3-D is a new form. It is for now flawed. It is new for you AND the movie producers/directors. Clash was bad, a bad example of 3-D, a VERY, VERY ( repeat 30 times) BAD movie and clearly an even...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   04-21-2010, 08:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,812
Posted By FrantzM
Hi Where can I get some plans for the...

Hi

Where can I get some plans for the cabinets? I don't have the faintest idea about where to brace and with what .. What do you fill the interior of the subs with? A primer on DIY? Some software...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   04-21-2010, 08:50 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 11,784
Posted By FrantzM
NIN THe point DS is trying to make and one...

NIN

THe point DS is trying to make and one I have tried to convey is that it si NOT impossible for a full range to produce great bass.. Several do it days in and day out and with Headroom to...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   04-21-2010, 08:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,812
Posted By FrantzM
Hi Size of room is not yet known, but I...

Hi

Size of room is not yet known, but I want the living room to be at least 15 feet wide and with at least 10 feet celing. An 18 inch cubes looks very good to me .. 21" cube, tucked in a corner...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   04-20-2010, 08:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,812
Posted By FrantzM
Hi I just downloaded WinISD and trying to...

Hi

I just downloaded WinISD and trying to get the hang of it. I would welcome other Simulation software as well as places to have the cabinet assembled .. I am in Miami Florida .. I would like to...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   04-20-2010, 12:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,812
Posted By FrantzM
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/images/smilies/big...

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/images/smilies/biggrin.gif ..

I definitely agree. The goal is to have a system capable of such. It has occurred to me listening to systems capable of serious LF,...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   04-20-2010, 08:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,812
Posted By FrantzM
Hi I am an EE but complete complete newbie...

Hi

I am an EE but complete complete newbie when it comes to speaker DIY. My woodworking skills are nonexistent. I can however yield a power tool, a soldering iron and follow instructions.
I am...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   04-19-2010, 06:26 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,896
Posted By FrantzM
Quote:Originally Posted by chadnliz...

Quote:Originally Posted by chadnliz http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/18508470)

I will decribe it as slow and insist it is, after the length of...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   04-19-2010, 04:00 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 11,784
Posted By FrantzM
The fact of the matter is that using subs even...

The fact of the matter is that using subs even with full range give the best chance to PROPERLY reproduce bass in a typical room. Once that baseline is established then one can modify the general...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   04-18-2010, 12:21 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 11,784
Posted By FrantzM
DS-21 I mostly agree with your post. A few...

DS-21

I mostly agree with your post. A few points of (slight) disagreements:

In most rooms the modal region is anything below the Schroeder frequency thus in practical term for a good...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   04-13-2010, 05:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,044
Posted By FrantzM
Quote:Originally Posted by mark haflich...

Quote:Originally Posted by mark haflich http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/18479049)

Alan. It was known as the Tice Audio clock.


The clock was...
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