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Forum: Speakers   09-14-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 831
Posted By kjfalls
I would go with heavy bass instead of something...

I would go with heavy bass instead of something directional. There's nothing worse than hearing a heavy, window rattling bass line without hearing the rest of the song. A large folded horn with a...
Forum: Speakers   09-12-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 231
Posted By kjfalls
Are your speakers ported? If ear ported the...

Are your speakers ported? If ear ported the bookshelf position may compromise the base response. Have you thought about stands? Stand mounting may allow you to place more ideally than either...
Forum: Tweaks and Do-It-Yourself   08-20-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 588
Posted By kjfalls
The two were pretty close. I chose the left...

The two were pretty close. I chose the left because there is more detail. The white balance and black levels look pretty as does the color and tint. To me if you lose detail, you're losing some of...
Forum: Soundbars   08-17-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 416
Posted By kjfalls
What is the source for your TV, satellite...

What is the source for your TV, satellite receiver, other set top box? The TV may be set to output stereo, so check the settings. If you have satellite receiver which outputs 5.1 optical, feed its...
Forum: Soundbars   08-14-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 338
Posted By kjfalls
Using a soundbar is a compromise is sound quality...

Using a soundbar is a compromise is sound quality already. The only advantage of using HDMI over optical is you get the higher resolution formats such as DTS Master Audio and Dolby TrueHD. I'm...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   08-13-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 622
Posted By kjfalls
You may be able to get a direct replacement on...

You may be able to get a direct replacement on eBay. I had the plate amp go bad on my SW8 and found several to choose from on eBay at reasonable prices.
Forum: Speakers   08-12-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 450
Posted By kjfalls
To me, when you bi-wire all you are doing is...

To me, when you bi-wire all you are doing is moving the jumper from the speaker posts to the amp/receiver posts and adding the additional wire to the xover.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-12-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 550
Posted By kjfalls
Rarely is telephone connections in a building...

Rarely is telephone connections in a building CAT5 unless the phones are digital and require an RJ45 connection. Most telephones are four wire and use RJ11. Most CAT5 UTP is used for 100mpbs, but...
Forum: Speakers   08-12-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 137
Posted By kjfalls
No apology needed. Everyone needs help at first....

No apology needed. Everyone needs help at first. I've never heard the B&W bookshelf speakers you purchased, but have read good reviews from reviewers and others who have purchased.

I assume...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-10-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,184
Posted By kjfalls
This explains mechanical alignment, but isn't...

This explains mechanical alignment, but isn't there also electrical alignments depending on how the AC signal's phase shifts as it passes through capacitors and inductors?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-10-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 287
Posted By kjfalls
First of all, the receiver in the picture is a...

First of all, the receiver in the picture is a Yamaha, not Onkyo. Secondly, the rear has to be open somewhat, since the speaker cables are not coming out the front. Of course it would be ideal if...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-09-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 232
Posted By kjfalls
It's getting harder and harder to find entry or...

It's getting harder and harder to find entry or mid level receivers, stereo or 5.1, with pre-outs for all channels. Although it is common to find a sub-out. I don't understand the trend since it's...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   08-04-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 707
Posted By kjfalls
Dolby Pro Logic - the original signal is stereo. ...

Dolby Pro Logic - the original signal is stereo. It derives 4.1 channels from the stereo signal. L, C=L+R, R, Surround L and R are mono and derived from L-R with some phasing and delay. They are...
Forum: HDTV Technical   08-04-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 408
Posted By kjfalls
Continuity is easy enough to check. Since the...

Continuity is easy enough to check. Since the ends get the most abuse, it's most likely a problem with the ends. These are easily replaced if they are crimped RJ45 connectors. 20m is well within...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-02-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 190
Posted By kjfalls
Unless this is already the flagship model, I...

Unless this is already the flagship model, I would ask for the next model up as a replacement for your trouble. It's unlikely they would provide a full refund since they haven't already. I think...
Forum: Speakers   08-01-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 286
Posted By kjfalls
I know it takes five time constants 5T depending...

I know it takes five time constants 5T depending on the capacitance and resistance in the circuit.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-01-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 286
Posted By kjfalls
They most you could hope to get away with using...

They most you could hope to get away with using your 5.1 receiver is two rooms. With the format set to all stereo you may be able to use the R/L channels for one room and the RS/LS for another.
...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-01-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 286
Posted By kjfalls
In this configuration the most you can hope for...

In this configuration the most you can hope for is stereo in each room. An amp with 300w/ch is overkill. Depending on how you want to use them will determine what amplifiers you will need. Dual...
Forum: Speakers   08-01-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 286
Posted By kjfalls
Anytime I measured a capacitor it would start at...

Anytime I measured a capacitor it would start at a lower reading then increase as the capacitor charged from the voltmeter's applied voltage. Of course it would depend on the working voltage of the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-28-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 378
Posted By kjfalls
Perform a ping from the command line to the...

Perform a ping from the command line to the router IP address.

C> ping 192.168.2.1 (or whatever the default gateway address is)

This will send 32 byte packets to the default gateway and should...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   07-27-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 599
Posted By kjfalls
Using your original plan, If you purchase a...

Using your original plan, If you purchase a powered sub which has the option of using speaker level inputs, you could use the 'B' speaker outputs on the current amp to provide input to the sub. The...
Forum: Speakers   07-26-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 956
Posted By kjfalls
Def Techs are OK, but I would have gone with the...

Def Techs are OK, but I would have gone with the Paradigm Studio 20s. Good engineering and build quality. They are always improving their lines and they keep their value.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-23-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 12,217
Posted By kjfalls
Your've running into Screen Pass copy protection....

Your've running into Screen Pass copy protection. It's consistently inconsistent.
Forum: Speakers   07-22-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 237
Posted By kjfalls
Have you asked your friend?

Have you asked your friend?
Forum: Speakers   07-21-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,025
Posted By kjfalls
Thanks for the links. I think many of these are...

Thanks for the links. I think many of these are also 8ohm instead of 4ohm common with the earlier models. Could be a factor.
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