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Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   06-01-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 7,912
Posted By Mr.Tim
Yup, Norm was just an average guy and you could...

Yup, Norm was just an average guy and you could understand what he was doing. I can't believe he was "under" that tool (pun intended) Vila when the show began.

Things have certainly come a long...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   06-01-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 7,912
Posted By Mr.Tim
I'm glad they had a choice of colors :) Tim

I'm glad they had a choice of colors :)

Tim
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   05-31-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,573
Posted By Mr.Tim
You have to register with Russound and enter your...

You have to register with Russound and enter your business information. One of the pieces of information requested is the name of the distributor from which you source your equipment.

Tim
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   05-31-2015, 05:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,573
Posted By Mr.Tim
Russound will need a installer key to unlock...

Russound will need a installer key to unlock their new units. I imagine some people will whore out their key, so it probably won't make it impossible.. just more difficult.



Tim
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   05-26-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 577
Posted By Mr.Tim
Green, yes. Yellow, most likely but maybe not...

Green, yes.
Yellow, most likely but maybe not all of them.
Red, doubt it.

My antenna is 23dB gain and I have a winegard amp on top of that. I could not pick up a signal with a predicted power of...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   05-23-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 577
Posted By Mr.Tim
If 15dB will get you there then I don't see...

If 15dB will get you there then I don't see anything wrong with it. I think my current one is over 20dB without amplification. I also like that you can "bend" it and be pointed in two different...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   05-23-2015, 04:14 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 7,912
Posted By Mr.Tim
Well, there is the issue of space. The track saw...

Well, there is the issue of space. The track saw does not take any, where as a table saw with all of those feed tables will occupy a lot of a 2-car garage.

I have a Dewalt contractor table saw and...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   05-22-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 58
Posted By Mr.Tim
If the remainder of the wall is insulated I would...

If the remainder of the wall is insulated I would not punch a hole through your thermal envelope and mount it between studs. If you can get some insulation behind it then I would be ok with that.
...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   05-22-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 3,038
Posted By Mr.Tim
I agree, that is one of the best ideas I have...

I agree, that is one of the best ideas I have heard in a long time!

I don't think it's a big deal to change on paper. The only thing that really changes is part of the garage wall height. Nothing...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   05-20-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 366
Posted By Mr.Tim
Fireblocking is required at the top and bottom of...

Fireblocking is required at the top and bottom of each wall at the floor and ceiling level.. in other words, the top and sole plates are the required fireblocks. Old schoolers have this belief that...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   05-20-2015, 03:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 186
Posted By Mr.Tim
Well.. yes.. there are probably 100 threads on...

Well.. yes.. there are probably 100 threads on this. But I'll mention one specifically, only because one contributor really went above and beyond and deserves some recognition for it: Risers 101...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   05-19-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 197
Posted By Mr.Tim
Certainly there is a different cost based on...

Certainly there is a different cost based on location. There is also a difference based on the company used and the kind of service they provide.

Using easy math, at $50/hr their labor bill...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   05-19-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 577
Posted By Mr.Tim
I agree. That's why they were both in the attic...

I agree. That's why they were both in the attic :)

I don't see the gain for that antenna listed anywhere. For the price they should at least tell you what performance you should expect.

TVFool...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   05-19-2015, 04:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 228
Posted By Mr.Tim
When I have the crimp connectors, I use them....

When I have the crimp connectors, I use them. Sometimes they are a funky size and then I'll just solder the wire direct or use a larger crimp connector and solder that to the tab.

Sometimes I'll...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   05-19-2015, 03:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 197
Posted By Mr.Tim
Prices seem high until you look at a labor quote...

Prices seem high until you look at a labor quote of $1000. I mean the battery backup has a 50% markup.. but $1000 for labor?? Clearly he is subsidizing the labor with the markup on equipment, and...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   05-18-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 167
Posted By Mr.Tim
I would use fiber. You are going to have a...

I would use fiber. You are going to have a difference in ground potential if you use copper.

Conduit is always good!

Tim
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   05-18-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 228
Posted By Mr.Tim
Yeah, I have the CSI (slightly more $$ but...

Yeah, I have the CSI (slightly more $$ but probably more wattage) now.. The Hakko is a nice unit.. Like something you would find in a repair shop. Just thought I'd throw it out there as it is an...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   05-18-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 228
Posted By Mr.Tim
Good deal (http://www.frys.com/product/7550776)...

Good deal (http://www.frys.com/product/7550776) on a Hakko if you have a Fry's near you. $70, so not for everybody, but that is a sweet station.

Tim
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   05-17-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 86
Posted By Mr.Tim
The MCA is rated for 4-8 ohm speakers so you want...

The MCA is rated for 4-8 ohm speakers so you want to wire the 8 ohm speakers in parallel to achieve 4 ohms.

Double check the monoprice speakers; most of the monoprice speakers are 8 ohm but they...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   05-17-2015, 04:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 576
Posted By Mr.Tim
I've been through many custom multi-million...

I've been through many custom multi-million dollar homes and have yet to see a properly designed theater. Sure they spent a ton of money and the equipment is all top-of-the-line name brand. Installed...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   05-14-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 577
Posted By Mr.Tim
I don't know if all receivers can do it. You...

I don't know if all receivers can do it. You would probably have to look at the manual (or post a query) to find out if a particular receiver does it.

My Marantz SR5007 does it, and it's not a...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   05-14-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 577
Posted By Mr.Tim
^^this You use other means to achieve 5.1...

^^this

You use other means to achieve 5.1 sound and take the matrix out of the equation. Even though the matrix may limit you to 2ch (i your kitchen tv won't have a soundbar everything connected...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   05-14-2015, 06:36 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 7,912
Posted By Mr.Tim
Yup, I'll save you all the hassle of looking.. no...

Yup, I'll save you all the hassle of looking.. no deals to be had on clamps :)

Tim
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   05-14-2015, 04:31 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 7,912
Posted By Mr.Tim
zoro is having another 30% off flash sale from...

zoro is having another 30% off flash sale from 11-2 CT with code "SUPERSALE"

caveat: you must spend $200.

As mentioned earlier, you have to do some research as the pricing on some items is...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   05-14-2015, 03:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 228
Posted By Mr.Tim
Try this...

Try this (http://www.circuitspecialists.com/station-60.html). Basically anything from Circuit Specialists will give you a decent product at a fraction of the cost of name brand.

I have a Weller...
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