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Forum: 2-Channel Audio   04-11-2016, 03:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 936
Posted By NewGate88
I know. I couldn't bring myself to cough up...

I know.

I couldn't bring myself to cough up that kind of money for a little molded plastic, so I went with a Record Doctor V.
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   04-11-2016, 03:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 936
Posted By NewGate88
I just recently dipped my toe back into vinyl, so...

I just recently dipped my toe back into vinyl, so I can't comment on most of the options mentioned here. I CAN comment on the U-turn Orbit, because that has been my vehicle back into vinyl.

I...
Forum: DIY Screen Section   11-02-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,346
Posted By NewGate88
Are you incapable of comprehending the written...

Are you incapable of comprehending the written word? Or are you being intentionally obtuse in order to serve you own narrative?

I made it very clear that I was NOT talking about any screen...
Forum: DIY Screen Section   11-01-2015, 10:17 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,346
Posted By NewGate88
I don’t think anyone has ever claimed that an ALR...

I don’t think anyone has ever claimed that an ALR screen improves on the inherent contrast ratio of a projector-but that is not what it is about.

The contrast performance of any front projection...
Forum: DIY Screen Section   11-01-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,346
Posted By NewGate88
We are not talking about "simple grey screens". ...

We are not talking about "simple grey screens". I have had a "simple grey screen", and while it looked better than a matte white screen, it wasn't even in the same league as the Silver Fire screen I...
Forum: DIY Screen Section   11-01-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,346
Posted By NewGate88
A simpler, more general, and intuitive way of...

A simpler, more general, and intuitive way of looking at it is as follows.

In front projection, the darkest shade you are ever going to see on the screen depends of the ambient light levels in the...
Forum: DIY Screen Section   09-20-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,064
Posted By NewGate88
Hmm...I think I mistook your meaning here. This...

Hmm...I think I mistook your meaning here. This was what I thought I was paraphrasing with the line you highlighted in red.
Forum: DIY Screen Section   09-20-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,064
Posted By NewGate88
Thanks for exhaustive and historical answer! ...

Thanks for exhaustive and historical answer!

So to confirm/summarize....

Black Flame X1I over a mirror will yield the absolute best performance.
Black Flame X1I over a 1st surface silver...
Forum: DIY Screen Section   09-20-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,064
Posted By NewGate88
So MM, does this mean that to achieve the best...

So MM, does this mean that to achieve the best performance from Black Flame X1I it needs to be utilized in some form of light fusion, i.e. applied over a mirror or a silver painted base? Or is the...
Forum: DIY Screen Section   09-19-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,007
Posted By NewGate88
0524 hours. Damn. You MM, are STILL an...

0524 hours. Damn.

You MM, are STILL an animal.

Okay, just saw the 0400 post on the Black Flame thread. Make that a SERIOUS animal.
Forum: DIY Screen Section   09-18-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,064
Posted By NewGate88
I am quite certain that Black Flame is NOT Silver...

I am quite certain that Black Flame is NOT Silver Fire FX. If you follow the Invisible Stereo link in MM's signature, you will find references to an earlier version of it there. And MM quite...
Forum: DIY Screen Section   09-18-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,064
Posted By NewGate88
Dusters aye. Well I can certainly do that. ...

Dusters aye.

Well I can certainly do that. I think I sprayed enough for two screens (due to numerous "Doh!'s) when I was building my 2.35:1 Silver Fire 2.5 screen four years ago, so I got plenty...
Forum: DIY Screen Section   09-18-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,064
Posted By NewGate88
Found it, thanks ahajr143. So MM, unless you...

Found it, thanks ahajr143.

So MM, unless you wish to elaborate, I have my answer regarding the basic comparison of performance between Black Flame and Dark Abyss.

I am still curious about the...
Forum: DIY Screen Section   09-18-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,064
Posted By NewGate88
Well MM, I have to start with.......WOW. ...

Well MM, I have to start with.......WOW.

Here I have been eagerly awaiting news about the Silverfire FX, thinking it would be the best option for my next screen, and you drop the news of Black...
Forum: DIY Screen Section   04-18-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 475
Posted By NewGate88
Hey MM, you called this a Silver fire 3.0 screen....

Hey MM, you called this a Silver fire 3.0 screen. Do you mean a Silver fire v 2.5, 3.0 screen? Or did you just announce a Silver fire v 3.0?
Forum: DIY Screen Section   07-04-2013, 06:25 AM
Replies: 2,533
Views: 194,544
Posted By NewGate88
Get yourself one of the commercially available...

Get yourself one of the commercially available video calibration discs (Digital Video Essentials, Spears & Munsil HD Benchmark) and use it. I personally am partial to the Spears and Munsil disc.
...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   07-01-2013, 11:23 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 19,774
Posted By NewGate88
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by ElectronicTonic http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Speakers   04-17-2013, 06:54 AM
Replies: 1,224
Views: 143,024
Posted By NewGate88
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by scott911 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/779926/thiel-audio-owners-thread/750#post_23213471)

Comparing THIEL IN-WALL speakers...
Forum: Speakers   04-17-2013, 06:44 AM
Replies: 1,224
Views: 143,024
Posted By NewGate88
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by wpbpete http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/779926/thiel-audio-owners-thread/750#post_23209687)

My original plan was to get the...
Forum: Speakers   04-16-2013, 07:19 AM
Replies: 1,224
Views: 143,024
Posted By NewGate88
Yeah, and the UPA-7 was really OVERBUILT (from a...

Yeah, and the UPA-7 was really OVERBUILT (from a marketing standpoint), one reason it is no longer made. The XPA-5 (next up in their ladder) is less than twice as powerful (300x5 @4ohms), and...
Forum: Speakers   04-16-2013, 01:15 AM
Replies: 1,224
Views: 143,024
Posted By NewGate88
Well, it gets as loud as I want it to. The upa7...

Well, it gets as loud as I want it to. The upa7 has one power transformer that supplies all seven channels. It is rated for all channels driven. I am quite certain that there is a lot more than 185...
Forum: Speakers   04-15-2013, 06:55 AM
Replies: 1,224
Views: 143,024
Posted By NewGate88
I am driving three SCS4s (across the front) plus...

I am driving three SCS4s (across the front) plus two DefTech BP4x surrounds with an Emotiva UMC-1/UPA-7 (7X185 watts@ 4ohms) combination. The best sound I have ever had, and no hissing to be had...
Forum: Speakers   04-13-2013, 03:07 PM
Replies: 1,224
Views: 143,024
Posted By NewGate88
If you bought the Thiels new, don't forget they...

If you bought the Thiels new, don't forget they will need something between 50 and 200 hours to break in and truly open up.

My apologies if you have already done so.
Forum: DIY Screen Section   01-16-2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,178
Posted By NewGate88
A little more information is in order. Is...

A little more information is in order.

Is all viewing going to be with the room blacked out? Or do you want to be able to do some viewing with some ambient light.?
Forum: DIY Screen Section   01-13-2013, 08:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 424
Posted By NewGate88
White Fusion simply means using the TWH instead...

White Fusion simply means using the TWH instead of an acrylic mirror. You still spray it with Silver Fire.
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