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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-11-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 173
Posted By jdcrox
12 Gauge speaker cable can go a LONG distance...

12 Gauge speaker cable can go a LONG distance with no sound degradation! What other degradation would there be?
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   10-08-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 320
Posted By jdcrox
As far as the low volume goes, you need to plug...

As far as the low volume goes, you need to plug it into a phone input on your receiver, if it has one. If it does not, you will need a phone preamp.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   10-02-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 551
Posted By jdcrox
I believe it is preferable to have longer speaker...

I believe it is preferable to have longer speaker level runs, rather than low-level runs. The low-level runs are more susceptible to noise, and signal drop.
Speaker-level are much less likely to...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-07-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 159
Posted By jdcrox
It depends on whether you want to talk with your...

It depends on whether you want to talk with your video or not. :p
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-23-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 200
Posted By jdcrox
Yep, that is correct!;)

Yep, that is correct!;)
Forum: Speakers   08-21-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 172
Posted By jdcrox
What on earth would you need them for? Unless you...

What on earth would you need them for? Unless you have an old CRT TV they are not needed.
Forum: Speakers   08-19-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 318
Posted By jdcrox
I think you are asking for trouble shorting the...

I think you are asking for trouble shorting the stereo outputs to mono. You are very likely to make some magic smoke come out of the TV.
John
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-18-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,304
Posted By jdcrox
Rural Waves, what you fail to understand is that...

Rural Waves, what you fail to understand is that I am willing to bet less than 1% of US households have anything other than their TV speakers as their sounds system. That is all they really care...
Forum: Speakers   08-17-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 31,992
Posted By jdcrox
Too much bass, "reverse sibilance". Yet they are...

Too much bass, "reverse sibilance". Yet they are "absolutely stunning?" :confused:
Sounds like you either need some good room treatments, or the sound signature of the speaker doesnt suit your...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-17-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 594
Views: 11,436
Posted By jdcrox
"you might not have learned how to listen to...

"you might not have learned how to listen to cables." :D
This might be the funniest quote I have read on AVS all year! It perfectly sums up the absurdity of the cable debate. If you have to learn...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-15-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 141
Posted By jdcrox
The 2535 is a nice little amp. I had one for...

The 2535 is a nice little amp. I had one for years. It has 60 watts x 4 channels. You can bridge 2 of the channels as I remember for the center channel. The other 2 then work as surrounds, making it...
Forum: Speakers   08-15-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 381
Posted By jdcrox
If YOU like them, that is ALL that matters! ;)

If YOU like them, that is ALL that matters! ;)
Forum: Speakers   08-15-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 424
Posted By jdcrox
That link is for the Carver Power amp 900. The...

That link is for the Carver Power amp 900. The Receiver MXR-900 is rated at 100 watts/channel, with 150 watts peak.
I had the MXR-150 years ago. Beautiful receiver, but they all have an issue with...
Forum: Speakers   08-15-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 381
Posted By jdcrox
There are a lot of people who do not care for the...

There are a lot of people who do not care for the sound of Klipsch, myself included. Personal preference. Doesn't mean they are bad speakers, just brighter than many others. ;)
Forum: Speakers   08-15-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,333
Posted By jdcrox
It's BASS:p I do not know why, but that one...

It's BASS:p I do not know why, but that one just drives me nuts! (short drive):o
Forum: Speakers   08-15-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,333
Posted By jdcrox
Natural for sure. Boomy bass sounds crappy to me.

Natural for sure. Boomy bass sounds crappy to me.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-13-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 375
Posted By jdcrox
If he is using the preouts from the Marantz, then...

If he is using the preouts from the Marantz, then it is simply an A/V Preamp/Processor.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-11-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,170
Posted By jdcrox
I have a GD05, same issue. I eliminated the...

I have a GD05, same issue. I eliminated the inside filters, and use outside filters. I use to of the fan screws to hold just the fan, the other 2 use go through the filter and the fan. So to clean...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   08-08-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,064
Posted By jdcrox
This is pretty similar to the Ortofon OM line....

This is pretty similar to the Ortofon OM line. The bodies of the OM-5, OM-10, etc are the same. The differences in the models were the stylii. They were interchangeable on that line as well,...
Forum: Speakers   08-07-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 509
Posted By jdcrox
Yep, a little silicone RTV applied with a finger,...

Yep, a little silicone RTV applied with a finger, gently. You can even get different colors, black would probably look best. You arent going to hurt anything, there is still plenty of surround left...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-06-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 433
Posted By jdcrox
Be careful in that forum, or you will be lusting...

Be careful in that forum, or you will be lusting for exotic power and speaker cables next!:p
Forum: Speakers   07-29-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 243
Posted By jdcrox
Where does Bill say anything about 16hz?

Where does Bill say anything about 16hz?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-27-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 384
Posted By jdcrox
Fix bugs, add new features, etc. It is the same...

Fix bugs, add new features, etc. It is the same as updating the BIOS on your computer.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-27-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 213
Posted By jdcrox
The Power Bar Elite does not require a Receiver,...

The Power Bar Elite does not require a Receiver, it has built-in amplifiers. :rolleyes:
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-27-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 912
Posted By jdcrox
Beware, MS Essentials is a good BASIC anti-virus,...

Beware, MS Essentials is a good BASIC anti-virus, but it really doesnt stop much. I just read a review, and went with Bit Defender Free for my mother's computer. She had MSE, and wound up with...
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