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Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-20-2013, 01:50 PM
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Posted By bradsab
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by fbov http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1451112/diy-in-wall-speaker-upgrade#post_22846104)

That looks like a ribbon tweeter, not...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-13-2013, 07:37 PM
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Posted By bradsab
Is this a dumb idea? Buy a powered sub, and...

Is this a dumb idea? Buy a powered sub, and remove the plate. Make a blank plate to cover the opening. Install the sub's plate in an enclosure inside the cabinet where the stereo amp/speaker...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-13-2013, 09:59 AM
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Posted By bradsab
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by 4DHD http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1451112/diy-in-wall-speaker-upgrade#post_22821120)

Then leave those old in-walls in...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-12-2013, 09:47 AM
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Posted By bradsab
I want to avoid the drywall mess. If I have to...

I want to avoid the drywall mess. If I have to do any, I'll close the hole entirely and get something completely different. Some of the speakers aren't located in the best locations for our living...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-12-2013, 08:19 AM
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Posted By bradsab
Unfortunately, the openings are framed with...

Unfortunately, the openings are framed with 2x4's, so I'm stuck with the cases I have. My first post was incorrect on the rough opening size, it's 12" x 17.75". I'm thinking about adding a sub to...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-10-2013, 06:55 PM
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Posted By bradsab
Hi Guys- These speakers are built into my...

Hi Guys-

These speakers are built into my walls and they're at least 25 years old. I have no idea what the specs are. I'm considering upgrading them, but I have no clue where to start. I'd just...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-10-2013, 05:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,234
Posted By bradsab
The ZP120 is $100 more than the ZP90, the Onkyo...

The ZP120 is $100 more than the ZP90, the Onkyo M-282 is $230. For the net $130 difference I'm going to get the separate amp. Seems like I'd be squeezing the little 55W ZP90, while the M-282 can...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-09-2013, 06:21 PM
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Views: 1,234
Posted By bradsab
Thanks for your help!

Thanks for your help!
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-09-2013, 05:44 PM
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Posted By bradsab
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by cainman http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1450610/existing-whole-house-sonos-upgrade#post_22808195)


Also be aware that the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-09-2013, 05:39 PM
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Posted By bradsab
I'm sorry, I have the model number wrong. I want...

I'm sorry, I have the model number wrong. I want to use a Sonos Connect to pass iTunes from my PC, and other sources such as Pandora to an amp, then to an impedance matching speaker selector, to...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-09-2013, 04:59 PM
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Posted By bradsab
Multiple speakers. Current plan: Sonos ZP120 >...

Multiple speakers. Current plan: Sonos ZP120 > Onkyo M-282 > Russound SDB-4.1 or NXG Technology NX-SSVC6 > 4 pairs 8 ohm speakers. Most of the time 3 Zones will be playing, and on rare occasions,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-09-2013, 01:08 PM
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Posted By bradsab
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by bradsab http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1450610/existing-whole-house-sonos-upgrade#post_22803939)

Will a simple amp like this...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-08-2013, 09:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,234
Posted By bradsab
Will a simple amp like this...

Will a simple amp like this http://www.onkyousa.com/model.cfm?m=M-282&class=Amplifier&p=i work for this application? I have no clue what to look for. We listen at background music volume levels.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-08-2013, 06:17 PM
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Views: 1,234
Posted By bradsab
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by g_bartman http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1450610/existing-whole-house-sonos-upgrade#post_22802813)

A Sonos zp120 should do...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   01-08-2013, 04:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 566
Posted By bradsab
This has been an interesting education for me....

This has been an interesting education for me. Ultimately, I’ve learned that I can’t afford what I wanted to accomplish. I would rather look at other options than try to do this and max out my...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-08-2013, 03:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,234
Posted By bradsab
I would like to integrate Sonos into my whole...

I would like to integrate Sonos into my whole house audio system. What I have now is an old (and failing) Pioneer stereo receiver with a 4 zone speaker selector connected to “Speaker A” outputs....
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   01-07-2013, 04:46 PM
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Views: 566
Posted By bradsab
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by JimWilson http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1449894/compact-sub-help#post_22796932)

I'm actually a fan of DefTech speakers. But...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   01-07-2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 566
Posted By bradsab
So many choices... What's your opinion of...

So many choices...

What's your opinion of the Definitive Technology Pro Sub 60? It's an old model, but there's some out there for around $150.

There's also a ton of Yamaha YST-SW012 subs for...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   01-07-2013, 11:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 566
Posted By bradsab
Can I split the sub out of the Sonos Connect Amp...

Can I split the sub out of the Sonos Connect Amp to two subs with an RCA "Y"?
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   01-07-2013, 09:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 566
Posted By bradsab
Thanks, Jim. I'll keep looking.

Thanks, Jim. I'll keep looking.
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   01-07-2013, 07:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 566
Posted By bradsab
Well, that's disappointing. Even at lower volume...

Well, that's disappointing. Even at lower volume levels, the Nanosats won't do? I'm looking for something small that I can mount high on the walls. We don't want speakers sitting on the floor or on...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   01-06-2013, 03:45 PM
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Posted By bradsab
Thank you, Jim, for your excellent threads....

Thank you, Jim, for your excellent threads. They've been most helpful.

I'm trying to choose between these four subs: Definitive Technology Prosub 800; Mirage Omni S8; Infinity Primus PS38; Lava...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   01-05-2013, 10:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 566
Posted By bradsab
Hi All, I'm doing a whole house audio as...

Hi All, I'm doing a whole house audio as follows:

4 Zones, each powered via a Sonos Connect Amp.

Zone 1: Great Room 15x30. 100% music, 4.1
Zone 2: Family Room 15x24. 80% music 20% movies, 4.1...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   01-04-2013, 03:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,157
Posted By bradsab
Another sub I've been looking at is the...

Another sub I've been looking at is the Definitive Technology ProSub 800 http://www.definitivetech.com/products/prosub-800 At $300, it's more than I want to spend and outside of Cyberathlete's...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   01-04-2013, 12:55 PM
Replies: 20
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Posted By bradsab
Ah, the fine print. But it doesn't mean much to...

Ah, the fine print. But it doesn't mean much to a noob like me. Can you explain it? I copied the full paragraph below.

Lava LSP08 powered subwoofer extends the low frequency response of the...
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