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Forum: Speakers   01-12-2015, 07:42 PM
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Posted By fokakis1
Set to 80hz. Berland's advice is spot on. You...

Set to 80hz. Berland's advice is spot on. You stand to gain nothing by having your speakers produce the sub-bass rather than the subwoofer. In addition, you really start to tax the power of your...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   01-04-2015, 10:20 PM
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Posted By fokakis1
This should do it, and for a great price: ...

This should do it, and for a great price:

http://m.ebay.com/itm/201089509983?nav=SEARCH
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   01-03-2015, 09:03 PM
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Posted By fokakis1
You have several options. You could run hdmi...

You have several options. You could run hdmi straight to the pj and use optical for audio to the avr. The downside is that you would lose uncompressed hd audio.

You could look for a splitter...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   01-03-2015, 06:08 PM
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Posted By fokakis1
An affordable solution would be to purchase a...

An affordable solution would be to purchase a blu-ray player with dual hdmi outputs. I think I paid $65 for my Panasonic bdp350 last year.
Forum: Speakers   01-02-2015, 08:58 PM
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Posted By fokakis1
I think that moving the center from the cabinet...

I think that moving the center from the cabinet to a stand where it has room to breathe is a good start. Placement is very important, and though it may not be the final solution it certainly is a...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   01-02-2015, 07:16 PM
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Posted By fokakis1
If (a) your receiver is not hdmi 1.4 spec and/or...

If (a) your receiver is not hdmi 1.4 spec and/or (b) your splitter is not 1.4 compliant you will not get 3D to work. Period.

Connect the Playstation directly to the projector (no splitter or...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   12-30-2014, 09:01 PM
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Posted By fokakis1
Correct. The handshake with your AVR will not...

Correct. The handshake with your AVR will not allow 3D to pass. Try disconnecting the hdmi to the AVR. Power everything off and back on again, then try your 3D movie.

This is not a solution,...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   12-28-2014, 09:27 PM
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Posted By fokakis1
I have a dedicated theater with controlled...

I have a dedicated theater with controlled lighting and lots of black felt and velvet. Yes, the 3020 is bright but switching to eco mode while the bulb is young settles it right in. The extra lumens...
Forum: Speakers   12-26-2014, 09:43 PM
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Posted By fokakis1
It is my understanding that nothing changed...

It is my understanding that nothing changed sonically on the CM10 to the S2. The CM6 is a great speaker, but having heard both I would take the CM10. I would qualify that by saying to me the CM10s...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-25-2014, 10:59 AM
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Posted By fokakis1
Does your setup involve an incoming coax for...

Does your setup involve an incoming coax for cable/satellite? As an installer I have found many situations where a hum/buzz was introduced in to a system. Many came after adding a component, such...
Forum: Speakers   12-25-2014, 10:55 AM
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Posted By fokakis1
The only challenge I see with the shelf is that...

The only challenge I see with the shelf is that you would be limited on how much you could tilt the speakers downward. Dolby recommends the following for heights (in summary):

-They are monopole...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-22-2014, 08:28 PM
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Posted By fokakis1
If you're using a power conditioner and two or...

If you're using a power conditioner and two or more of your 3-prong bearing components are plugged in to it you could pick up a ground loop hum/buzz. The good news is that this can be fairly easy to...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-22-2014, 08:18 PM
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Posted By fokakis1
Correct. Since the other options involve FW,...

Correct. Since the other options involve FW, and you don't have FW (correct?), you're stuck using modes that work with FH/SB. You need not do anything else to get it right. Enjoy.
Forum: Community News & Polls   12-18-2014, 10:14 PM
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Posted By fokakis1
I have a 9.1 setup with surround back and front...

I have a 9.1 setup with surround back and front height speakers. Dolby PLIIz has done an amazing job of mixing in the heights with the rest of the soundtrack. It never draws unnecessary attention...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-17-2014, 09:18 PM
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Posted By fokakis1
Nothing is wrong. The 818 allows you to connect...

Nothing is wrong. The 818 allows you to connect more speakers than it can process at one time. For instance, if you had 11 speakers connected and set to large/small (IOW not set to "none") this...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   12-16-2014, 10:07 PM
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Posted By fokakis1
Your crown amps are pro gear and operate on a...

Your crown amps are pro gear and operate on a different gain structure than your plate amps. It takes a higher voltage signal to drive most pro amps to clipping. Most preamps/receivers put out a...
Forum: Audio Gear   12-14-2014, 09:54 PM
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Posted By fokakis1
I purchased two amps from fxe2 last week. They...

I purchased two amps from fxe2 last week. They were every bit as good as he described. He takes immaculate care of his gear.
Forum: Speakers   12-14-2014, 08:57 AM
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Posted By fokakis1
I use 686s. Crossed at 80hz they work...

I use 686s. Crossed at 80hz they work brilliantly. They hang easily with one drywall screw. Since they are front ported they perform well against the wall. I have them 2 feet above my listening...
Forum: Speakers   12-13-2014, 09:15 PM
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Posted By fokakis1
I was skeptical, but ended up realizing improved...

I was skeptical, but ended up realizing improved imaging. Nothing drastic, but an improvement nonetheless.
Forum: Speakers   12-12-2014, 10:00 PM
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Posted By fokakis1
Yes. It is important to have the speaker...

Yes. It is important to have the speaker properly coupled and steadied. Make sure your speakers are plum and level after installing the spikes. Test by trying to warble the speaker. Tweak your...
Forum: Community News & Polls   12-07-2014, 02:34 PM
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Views: 3,280
Posted By fokakis1
...What he said. I'm a bit obsessive about all...

...What he said. I'm a bit obsessive about all of the above, but 2 channel performance gets the final say-so.
Forum: Speakers   12-06-2014, 08:32 PM
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Posted By fokakis1
I say yes to the rug. It matters:)

I say yes to the rug. It matters:)
Forum: Audio Gear   12-05-2014, 09:55 PM
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Posted By fokakis1
PM sent.

PM sent.
Forum: Speakers   11-25-2014, 07:52 PM
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Posted By fokakis1
We added some CM6s to the showroom. I spent a...

We added some CM6s to the showroom. I spent a few minutes with them this morning and liked their tonal presentation. I need to tinker with the setup a bit to bring out a better soundstage. They...
Forum: Speakers   11-22-2014, 11:08 PM
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Posted By fokakis1
Maybe not. These speakers are designed with...

Maybe not. These speakers are designed with certain horizontal and vertical dispersion characteristics. Baffle step, edge diffraction, phase, etc. are all affected when speakers are set up...
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