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Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   06-30-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 3,443
Posted By Bill Fitzmaurice
Let's see, do we believe Floyd Toole, who has a...

Let's see, do we believe Floyd Toole, who has a list of audio engineering credits longer than the Tokyo phone book, or Andrew Robinson, who attended Art Center College of Design, no degree listed....
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   06-30-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 121
Posted By Bill Fitzmaurice
Typically an insurance company will want to see a...

Typically an insurance company will want to see a purchase receipt, and if that's not possible then at the very least something from the manufacturer or seller that shows the original price. From...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   06-29-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,345
Posted By Bill Fitzmaurice
I don't sit in my car so that I can have a...

I don't sit in my car so that I can have a concert hall experience. I don't watch movies in it either. When I want that I have my living room. ;)
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   06-29-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 3,443
Posted By Bill Fitzmaurice
That's one of the pseudo-scientific arguments...

That's one of the pseudo-scientific arguments made by cable crooks. The actual name for this is skin effect, and it does exist...at radio frequencies, not audio frequencies. :rolleyes:
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   06-29-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 27
Posted By Bill Fitzmaurice
There are many sources where you can learn about...

There are many sources where you can learn about soundproofing, google it. The most common method is staggered dual studded walls, so that there's no mechanical connection from one room to the next,...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   06-29-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 3,443
Posted By Bill Fitzmaurice
Another genre of which they don't understand....

Another genre of which they don't understand. :cool:
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   06-28-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 3,443
Posted By Bill Fitzmaurice
Actually, there are audible differences in...

Actually, there are audible differences in cables, due to the factors that actually determine how they work: resistance, capacitance and inductance. No engineer disputes that. What audiophools can't...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   06-28-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 3,443
Posted By Bill Fitzmaurice
What do you think someone who has a paper route...

What do you think someone who has a paper route can afford? :D

Now that there's funny, I don't care who you are.

Lord, please forgive me and be with the starvin pigmies in New Guinea
Forum: HDTV Programming   06-28-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 704
Views: 28,524
Posted By Bill Fitzmaurice
+1, the pace was fast enough to keep your...

+1, the pace was fast enough to keep your attention, with a minimum of melodramatic fluff. But the pilot/first episode was the same, and then they got bogged down. Prime time action series need to...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   06-28-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 105
Posted By Bill Fitzmaurice
I appreciate the help, there's too many bubbles...

I appreciate the help, there's too many bubbles out there that need bursting. :D
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   06-28-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 139
Posted By Bill Fitzmaurice
It's not that simple. Some components are rated...

It's not that simple. Some components are rated for their actual power handling, most are rated for the overall system power. At any rate, in a typical 3-way the woofer sees 75% of the power, the...
Forum: Speakers   06-28-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 30
Posted By Bill Fitzmaurice
Only if they know the specs on the originals,...

Only if they know the specs on the originals, which isn't likely. Chances are the OP will have to go to the manufacturer.
Forum: Speakers   06-28-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 380
Posted By Bill Fitzmaurice
True, but they shouldn't be. Subs and mains...

True, but they shouldn't be. Subs and mains almost never work well that way, as subs should be placed close to the wall and mains should be placed far away from the wall. The reason why manufacturers...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   06-27-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 3,443
Posted By Bill Fitzmaurice
http://www.threadbombing.com/data/media/2/687fea91...

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Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   06-27-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 3,443
Posted By Bill Fitzmaurice
All I can say is that your handle is most...

All I can say is that your handle is most appropriate. :D
As to tubes versus SS, required watching:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYTlN6wjcvQ
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   06-27-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 87
Posted By Bill Fitzmaurice
+1. It's a simple inexpensive fix if you can do...

+1. It's a simple inexpensive fix if you can do it yourself, not so much if you can't.
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   06-27-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,345
Posted By Bill Fitzmaurice
You want to watch that, lest it become anemic. :D

You want to watch that, lest it become anemic. :D
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   06-27-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,345
Posted By Bill Fitzmaurice
True, although oil filters tend to address than...

True, although oil filters tend to address than issue. Where winter driving is concerned condensation is the problem, as it contaminates the oil. If the oil is sufficiently heated it boils off, but...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   06-27-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 3,443
Posted By Bill Fitzmaurice
There can be a legitimate reason for that. If the...

There can be a legitimate reason for that. If the cable only has the shield connected at one end, to eliminate a ground loop, then in theory having that connection on the sub end would prevent the...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   06-27-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,345
Posted By Bill Fitzmaurice
I assume that you're too young to remember when...

I assume that you're too young to remember when Mobil 1 was introduced. As I recall it was around 1970. At that time the typical recommended oil change interval was around 8,000 miles. One of the...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   06-27-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 96
Posted By Bill Fitzmaurice
Not necessarily. Nulls in particular are mainly...

Not necessarily. Nulls in particular are mainly sourced by the distance relationships between the speakers, room boundaries and the listening position, not the room size. When the room is very small...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   06-27-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 409
Posted By Bill Fitzmaurice
The one circumstance where you would hear a...

The one circumstance where you would hear a difference is with an amp that doesn't have the ability to drive the speaker to full excursion with low THD. Even then it would take a very high THD level,...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   06-27-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 64
Posted By Bill Fitzmaurice
That depends on your definition of 'good enough'....

That depends on your definition of 'good enough'. IMO a sound bar is better than what's inside the TV, but just.
You should post in the Speakers forum for advice about specific speakers.
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   06-27-2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 3,443
Posted By Bill Fitzmaurice
However, it's not good enough to measure the...

However, it's not good enough to measure the depth of human gullibility. :)
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   06-26-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 58
Posted By Bill Fitzmaurice
Whatever sounds best. But those frequencies lead...

Whatever sounds best. But those frequencies lead me to believe that it adjusts a high pass filter, as a typical low pass filter would run from perhaps 60Hz to 120Hz. The purpose of a high pass filter...
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