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Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   07-05-2014, 12:13 PM
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Posted By urapnes1
Agree with both you and John.

Agree with both you and John.
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   07-04-2014, 02:57 PM
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Posted By urapnes1
100% agree. But I still wouldn't recommend...

100% agree. But I still wouldn't recommend pissing of an inspector over trivial items. Big ticket items, absolutely, small stuff...not so much. I have dealt with Los Angeles building and safety...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   07-03-2014, 08:52 PM
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Posted By urapnes1
Also, it is unwise to try to prove the inspector...

Also, it is unwise to try to prove the inspector wrong. Generally speaking. You will regret it. Certainly not worth the bother for $100 spool of wire.
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   07-03-2014, 08:50 PM
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Posted By urapnes1
Code also varies from city to city. There is no...

Code also varies from city to city. There is no universal rule.

In my opinion, skip the city, put in decent wire, pop some popcorn crack open a beer and kick back and enjoy. I go to the city...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   07-03-2014, 05:33 PM
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Posted By urapnes1
Yep. ECC plus the right file system (zfs and...

Yep. ECC plus the right file system (zfs and possibly btrfs) can virtually eliminate data rot. Most personal computers do not house ECC in memory or in file systems
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   07-03-2014, 04:49 PM
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Posted By urapnes1
I agree. If it shuts down something is wrong. ...

I agree. If it shuts down something is wrong. However, in my case it took well over 40 minutes before failure. What I don't know is whether or not there were issues present before it died. I...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   07-03-2014, 07:50 AM
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Posted By urapnes1
When you wrote what I quoted below, I interpreted...

When you wrote what I quoted below, I interpreted it to mean that a bias controlled comparison is required in order to hear an audible difference. When in my experience a bias controlled comparison...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   07-02-2014, 09:57 PM
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Posted By urapnes1
Krab. I too tried to mix a set of very...

Krab. I too tried to mix a set of very inefficient speakers with a pioneer receiver I did not do a DBT. not sure I needed to and here is why. With the AVR hooked up I found that it would cut...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   07-02-2014, 09:27 PM
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Posted By urapnes1
Agreed... Building codes in your area may require...

Agreed... Building codes in your area may require that little "CL" rating printed on the wire. Looks alone are not enough for some inspectors. In my limited experience most building inspectors...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   06-29-2014, 10:39 PM
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Posted By urapnes1
. False claim. I asked my colleagues who work...

. False claim. I asked my colleagues who work at MS about your so-called factoid. All agreed that what you say is simply not true.

. What is your point?
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   06-27-2014, 11:53 PM
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Posted By urapnes1
Yes, I am aware that he has his own store. I am...

Yes, I am aware that he has his own store. I am also aware that these forums are owned/operated/sponsored by AVS which also happens to sell AV equipment.
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   06-27-2014, 09:12 PM
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Posted By urapnes1
Definitely a possibility, and a common problem...

Definitely a possibility, and a common problem with showrooms where you have all those drivers moving unintentionally. Try disconnecting the mains and then short them with a piece of wire. This...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   06-27-2014, 08:52 PM
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Posted By urapnes1
Conjecture.

Conjecture.
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   06-27-2014, 07:44 PM
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Posted By urapnes1
Mono price makes some good ones. Be very careful...

Mono price makes some good ones. Be very careful about using large diameter hdmi cables. The weight combined with the general low degree of flexibility (tight radius bends) will eventually break...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   06-27-2014, 07:27 PM
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Posted By urapnes1
Knipex, green lee, Klein, snap-on. As previously...

Knipex, green lee, Klein, snap-on. As previously mentioned, heat works well too on small stuff.
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   06-26-2014, 12:25 PM
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Posted By urapnes1
In general I agree, but some manufacturers...

In general I agree, but some manufacturers release the product as an integrated first, and then offer upgrades to add the tuner. At that point the definition, to me, gets murky. It was born as an...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   06-25-2014, 04:37 PM
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Posted By urapnes1
In case anyone cares, somewhere in the lifecycle...

In case anyone cares, somewhere in the lifecycle of the 901 the wiring scheme was changed at least twice. From a combination of series and parallel drivers to just series. There was an interim...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   06-25-2014, 09:40 AM
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Posted By urapnes1
- I agree that any test needs to be done with...

- I agree that any test needs to be done with care.


Technically you are right, that by not referencing all test types that I exhibited a bias. That was not my intent.

The criticisms are...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   06-25-2014, 08:53 AM
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Posted By urapnes1
Please explain how this gives a free pass to...

Please explain how this gives a free pass to sighted evals? All I see is that the excerpts above basically say that a DBT has to be done with care, and may or may not be applicable to the rest of...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   06-24-2014, 08:27 PM
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Posted By urapnes1
Some integrates were offered with tuners. Krell...

Some integrates were offered with tuners. Krell had two, linn offered another and I am sure there were others. These are rare but they exist and by definition fit the OP requirements.

I had...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   06-24-2014, 06:55 PM
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Posted By urapnes1
Not sure what your criteria was, but it's not the...

Not sure what your criteria was, but it's not the same as mine. Regardless of our differing opinions, the fact still remains that great integrateds are available new or used that are in the OP price...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   06-24-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,655
Posted By urapnes1
Why limit the choices? You can pickup a killer...

Why limit the choices? You can pickup a killer integrated amp for pennies on the dollar if you consider sources such as flea-bay. Many integrateds only offer tape record loops on 2 channel models....
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   06-24-2014, 05:18 PM
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Posted By urapnes1
Strongly consider this.

Strongly consider this.
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   06-24-2014, 05:13 PM
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Posted By urapnes1
Some active subs have line level in and outs...

Some active subs have line level in and outs intended to sit in between the pre and the amp. With a little trickery and a receiver/integrated with a tape loop or processor loop or jumpers which...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   06-23-2014, 01:31 PM
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Posted By urapnes1
Agreed Agreed Agreed, provided the...

Agreed

Agreed

Agreed, provided the OP uses a sub.

Only thing I would offer is that not all speakers work well with a receiver at certain volumes. They will function...just not as well...
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