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Forum: Speakers   10-19-2014, 08:34 AM
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Posted By ack_bk
This reminds me of a thread on a car forum I...

This reminds me of a thread on a car forum I frequent where an owner said his car was noticeably faster after getting a car wash.. He swore it was a night and day difference....
Forum: Speakers   10-15-2014, 09:16 PM
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Posted By ack_bk
The problem with $5K cables is that they fall...

The problem with $5K cables is that they fall apart when compared to $20K cables. And of course the $20K cables sound just terrible compared to $100K cables..

At some point enough is enough.. ...
Forum: Speakers   10-15-2014, 09:10 PM
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Posted By ack_bk
So are you saying you don't want to put in...

So are you saying you don't want to put in in-ceiling speakers and are planning on-ceiling with mounting brackets?

I would not spend $1K for the surrounds if you have hearing loss. Honestly,...
Forum: Speakers   10-15-2014, 06:15 PM
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Posted By ack_bk
No they are not at all. In fact depending on...

No they are not at all. In fact depending on your room layout they may be the better and only choice. What is your budget?
Forum: Speakers   10-15-2014, 06:14 PM
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Posted By ack_bk
I am a firm believer in putting 95% of my audio...

I am a firm believer in putting 95% of my audio budget in my cables and the other 5% in my speakers...

It's all about the cable...

:p
Forum: Speakers   10-15-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By ack_bk
You want to buy an in-ceiling speaker that was...

You want to buy an in-ceiling speaker that was made for this. In fact I would go with in-ceiling across the whole front (left, right, and center) since your soundstage is so narrow. What is your...
Forum: Speakers   10-12-2014, 01:02 PM
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Views: 158,061
Posted By ack_bk
That's what I was afraid to hear.. Well I have a...

That's what I was afraid to hear.. Well I have a few years...
Forum: Speakers   10-12-2014, 10:45 AM
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Posted By ack_bk
Monopolar for just the Atmos overhead speakers or...

Monopolar for just the Atmos overhead speakers or would I also have to replace the rear and side surround speakers in the original 7.1 setup with monopolar?
Forum: Speakers   10-12-2014, 10:06 AM
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Posted By ack_bk
Trying to wrap my brain around Atmos. For a...

Trying to wrap my brain around Atmos. For a 7.1.4 setup (for instance) does it matter if the surround speakers in the 7 speaker configuration contain some bipole surrounds? Or should all surround...
Forum: Speakers   10-12-2014, 09:02 AM
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Posted By ack_bk
I am excited for Atmos. I figure in 2-3 years it...

I am excited for Atmos. I figure in 2-3 years it will become more affordable along with 4K projectors and I will look at doing it all at once. I have bipole surrounds now, and I suspect I would...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   10-11-2014, 05:06 PM
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Views: 5,597
Posted By ack_bk
Yeah, that's a pretty big price difference.

Yeah, that's a pretty big price difference.
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   10-11-2014, 04:14 PM
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Posted By ack_bk
Have you tried contacting Epson technical support?

Have you tried contacting Epson technical support?
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   10-11-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,597
Posted By ack_bk
Pricing usually comes down pretty quick on...

Pricing usually comes down pretty quick on Optoma/BenQ newer models once they are released. With Nov-Jan sales fast approaching (at least here in the US) it may be worth waiting a month or two if...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   10-11-2014, 02:31 PM
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Posted By ack_bk
100% agree, the glasses make a big difference for...

100% agree, the glasses make a big difference for both DLPLink and RF. I did quite a bit of testing between RF and DLPLink (both technologies using some of the better performing glasses) and I found...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   10-11-2014, 02:25 PM
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Posted By ack_bk
I don't have a W1070, but I have used my Darbee...

I don't have a W1070, but I have used my Darbee with several other projectors (Acer, Optoma) and it works quite well. You want to calibrate your PJ with Darbee off first, then turn Darbee on and...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   10-11-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 60
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Posted By ack_bk
Do you do a lot of 3D? If so, the RF on the...

Do you do a lot of 3D? If so, the RF on the Optoma may be worth the price jump for 3D alone.
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   10-11-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,597
Posted By ack_bk
I don't think you actually read Kraine's review. ...

I don't think you actually read Kraine's review. I was referring to his review (which I read) when I said "sounds like a winner". You have to remember the price points of these projectors. Kraine...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   10-11-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,597
Posted By ack_bk
Very nice. Sounds like a winner :) I have been...

Very nice. Sounds like a winner :) I have been very happy with my 131x, it has been going strong for a year and the RF 3D glasses are a nice step up over DLPLink IMHO.
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   09-20-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,308
Posted By ack_bk
I do think you have to factor in price. The Sony...

I do think you have to factor in price. The Sony will be $500 more which is a fair difference when talking about $2K projectors. And if folks can get that Panasonic rebate, the Panasonic is almost...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   09-08-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 10,166
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Posted By ack_bk
Most people don't see rainbows. My wife and I...

Most people don't see rainbows. My wife and I don't have any issues with the cheaper DLP projectors.
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   09-07-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 20,044
Posted By ack_bk
I picked up an Optoma 131XE late last year (got...

I picked up an Optoma 131XE late last year (got it for under $700 factoring in the $50 Amazon gift card). I got an eStar RF starter kit (emitter and glasses) for $60 as well and have done some...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   09-05-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 268
Posted By ack_bk
You are probably about 2-3 years early to be...

You are probably about 2-3 years early to be asking in the sub $3k forum :)
Forum: Speakers   07-19-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 7,502
Posted By ack_bk
I would talk to Dennis about calibrating the...

I would talk to Dennis about calibrating the passive smaller subs with the larger subs. It can be done, but will certainly be more complicated. You will want to do lots of measuring and tweaking :)...
Forum: Speakers   07-19-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 7,502
Posted By ack_bk
I don't disagree that the Hsu sub you mentioned...

I don't disagree that the Hsu sub you mentioned is a great sub for the money, especially when compared against your typical subwoofer that an installer or dealer will sell you. The subs that are...
Forum: Speakers   07-18-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 325
Posted By ack_bk
You may also want to demo some ribbon based...

You may also want to demo some ribbon based tweeters like GoldenEar and Martin Logan. Really clean sound.
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