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Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   12-22-2016, 05:29 AM
Replies: 16
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Posted By CurtP
Yes, answering your question. My experience with...

Yes, answering your question. My experience with Belkin cables have been less than positive. Too many that don't work out of the packaging or have a loose connection somewhere. They are the...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   12-20-2016, 02:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 279
Posted By CurtP
Belden, yes. Belkin, no. Build my own with...

Belden, yes. Belkin, no. Build my own with Belden 1694A coax and Canare RCAP-C53 connectors.
Forum: Speakers   11-10-2016, 02:53 PM
Replies: 51,747
Views: 2,798,221
Posted By CurtP
Belden BL-5000UP 12 gauge with black jacket from...

Belden BL-5000UP 12 gauge with black jacket from Markertek (59¢/ft) and Sewell Deadbolt spade and banana plugs. Never had an issue with the Deadbolts.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-07-2016, 04:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 112
Posted By CurtP
How many HDMI ports do you need? The Octava...

How many HDMI ports do you need? The Octava HD41-ARC has 4 ports and does ARC.
Forum: Speakers   10-09-2016, 12:12 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,352
Posted By CurtP
What did Abt say? Looks like the forklift driver...

What did Abt say? Looks like the forklift driver used the tines against the boxes to push the pallet back. I had an oven delivered from Abt that was crushed, but I refused delivery. I wonder if...
Forum: Speakers   10-08-2016, 01:13 AM
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Posted By CurtP
I've done phantom center, the RP-250C and...

I've done phantom center, the RP-250C and currently have the RP-450C. I'd go for either the RP-440C or RP-450C if you watch a lot of movies. If you don't, upgrade your sub.
Forum: Speakers   10-04-2016, 06:22 PM
Replies: 51,747
Views: 2,798,221
Posted By CurtP
No. The 150 has a keyhole on the back to hang...

No. The 150 has a keyhole on the back to hang it. The 160 doesn't - it's pretty damn big for a bookshelf speaker.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-04-2016, 03:21 AM
Replies: 13,383
Views: 622,100
Posted By CurtP
Easier to rack/unrack and cable. I can't reach...

Easier to rack/unrack and cable. I can't reach around the cabinet when plugging cables in to hold the equipment in place. If you don't unrack equipment as much as I do, it probably won't make much...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-03-2016, 07:54 PM
Replies: 13,383
Views: 622,100
Posted By CurtP
There's two of them in that picture - the TiVo is...

There's two of them in that picture - the TiVo is mounted in one as well. My recommendation is to get the optional clamp kit with it too.

Those are the textured powder coat finish.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-03-2016, 07:25 PM
Replies: 13,383
Views: 622,100
Posted By CurtP
This is when I had the 2200. The 3200 and 4200...

This is when I had the 2200. The 3200 and 4200 fit too and I'm going to be mounting a 6200 in it after I move next week.
Forum: Speakers   08-05-2016, 02:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 202
Posted By CurtP
I get mine from McMaster Carr: ...

I get mine from McMaster Carr: http://www.mcmaster.com/#foam/
Forum: Speakers   07-07-2016, 01:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 583
Posted By CurtP
Trying to do a HT on a shoestring budget will...

Trying to do a HT on a shoestring budget will only leave you disappointed and frustrated. I know I've been there on more than one occasion. If it were me, I'd go for a 2-channel setup and build...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-07-2016, 11:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 356
Posted By CurtP
It got the best of me. It will cost me $50 to...

It got the best of me. It will cost me $50 to upgrade to the 3200. I wonder if there will be a similar closeout on the 4200 within the next 60 days...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-06-2016, 07:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 356
Posted By CurtP
Appreciate the feedback. Still on the fence. ...

Appreciate the feedback. Still on the fence. Logically, I have no need to upgrade. The one I have is to tide me over for a few years until I buy a house. I have no current need for the preamp...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-05-2016, 06:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 356
Posted By CurtP
Denon X2200W or X3200W?

Trying to figure out if there's a reason to send back my X2200W for a X3200W. I'm within my return period and it would cost me less than $100. I've been happy with the 2200 and looking over the...
Forum: Speakers   06-22-2016, 03:54 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 7,143
Posted By CurtP
No warning signs. No rhyme or reason. I've had...

No warning signs. No rhyme or reason. I've had everything from purple/green to total failure. Don't get me wrong - it's not just a Monoprice problem. I've had a brand new BJC Belden cable fail...
Forum: Speakers   06-21-2016, 06:06 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 7,143
Posted By CurtP
Yes. I stopped buying HDMI cabled from Monoprice...

Yes. I stopped buying HDMI cabled from Monoprice because I had so many go bad. They were always great about replacing them, but it was a hassle.
Forum: Help Wanted/Seeking   03-21-2013, 08:59 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 548
Posted By CurtP
Looking for a set of rack mount ears for a APC...

Looking for a set of rack mount ears for a APC H10 or H15 power conditioner. Prefer black, but I'll take silver. I need the screws too, but I can source those elsewhere if needed. Please send me a...
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