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Forum: Home A/V Distribution   11-13-2013, 09:03 AM
Replies: 46
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Posted By iimig
Yes, I have heard them. They are good sounding...

Yes, I have heard them. They are good sounding speakers. I wouldn't go so far as to say they are amazing but for the price I think they are great. Since they are only angled 15 degrees, they were...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   01-23-2012, 07:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,101
Posted By iimig
You will be fine with ganged decora. One thing I...

You will be fine with ganged decora. One thing I would worry about though is usually anytime there is 1.5" between electrical boxes, it is because there is a stud between. Just something to check on.
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   01-22-2012, 07:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,174
Posted By iimig
Definitely DO NOT do ABUS. It is a flawed...

Definitely DO NOT do ABUS. It is a flawed technology.

12 or 14AWG wire for the outside zone will be fine.

You could have the inside multi-room zones on an impedance matching volume control or...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   05-01-2011, 09:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,473
Posted By iimig
Is it a showroom like A/V dealer showroom?

Is it a showroom like A/V dealer showroom?
Forum: Home Automation   04-25-2011, 07:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,659
Posted By iimig
If you aren't already sick of hearing from me...

If you aren't already sick of hearing from me http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/images/smilies/smile.gif, my biased opinion is that it makes a lot of sense for someone in your position. Especially with...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   04-24-2011, 10:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,230
Posted By iimig
CAT5 or CAT6 is probably the best bang for buck...

CAT5 or CAT6 is probably the best bang for buck as long as distances are under 130 ft. If distances are under 50 ft pre-terminated HDMI may be even less expensive but not as futureproof. Over 130 ft...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   04-24-2011, 06:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,230
Posted By iimig
There are options for $1500 and up. That is just...

There are options for $1500 and up. That is just the main matrix. Then there is cabling (will it be over CAT5, fiber, or preterminated HDMI? lengths?) and control. It could be done well under $8K,...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   04-24-2011, 05:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,968
Posted By iimig
OK. One option would be to get addressable RF...

OK. One option would be to get addressable RF remotes that talk to a a base station with discrete IR outputs. This way you could have everything be the same brand if you wanted but depending on what...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   04-24-2011, 03:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,968
Posted By iimig
Why don't you just get a couple multi-zone...

Why don't you just get a couple multi-zone systems and keep the AVRs ONLY where you have surround? There are great inexpensive multi-room systems out there like the Nuvo Simplese, HTD, or Crestron...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   04-24-2011, 03:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,230
Posted By iimig
The biggest question is how many sources and how...

The biggest question is how many sources and how many zones. You will find that 4x4 and under is very reasonable, 8x8 has some more considerations to take into account and will probably exceed most...
Forum: Home Automation   04-24-2011, 09:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,894
Posted By iimig
Almost any true multi-room system can do this....

Almost any true multi-room system can do this. Nuvo, Russound, Niles, ADA, Sonance, HTD, the list goes on and on. Not only that but you could modify any other multi-room system with something like...
Forum: Tweaks and Do-It-Yourself   04-22-2011, 10:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 20,598
Posted By iimig
Liberty Wire and Cable will probably make a...

Liberty Wire and Cable will probably make a custom length.
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   04-22-2011, 10:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,158
Posted By iimig
It looks like you just took the phone cable that...

It looks like you just took the phone cable that came with the device, cut it, stripped the jacket and punched it into the 110 input. I have had issues using pre-terminated cables as they are...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   04-22-2011, 09:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 544
Posted By iimig
Ask your provider for a cable box or use a tuner...

Ask your provider for a cable box or use a tuner like a TiVo or even old VCR. The AVR coax connector is for FM radio only.
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   04-20-2011, 07:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,275
Posted By iimig
Not to mention is against code. Junctions must...

Not to mention is against code. Junctions must be accessible.
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   04-20-2011, 07:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,496
Posted By iimig
Both the Integra and Parasound are good choices....

Both the Integra and Parasound are good choices. Take the wattage ratings with a grain of salt. Everybody measures them differently but Integra or Parasound watts are extra beefy
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   04-20-2011, 07:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,492
Posted By iimig
Props on choosing the Sonnex. As far as the...

Props on choosing the Sonnex. As far as the subwoofers go, keep in mind they are highly omnidirectional. So in other words it just doesn't matter as long as they are in the same space.

One of the...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   04-18-2011, 07:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,496
Posted By iimig
The M282 is a pretty decent amp if you have the...

The M282 is a pretty decent amp if you have the room for it. Not high end audiophile but very respectable. And yes the new Integra 30.1 is awesome.
Forum: Home Automation   04-18-2011, 07:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,085
Posted By iimig
1) you can use any combination of pre-terminated...

1) you can use any combination of pre-terminated and CAT5. With CAT5 You are usually limited to 130 ft for 1080P but Crestron DM will let you do 200+ with their proprietary DM Cable that is similar...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   04-18-2011, 07:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,059
Posted By iimig
Because of the fact that you have so many zones,...

Because of the fact that you have so many zones, I personally would recommend Crestron's solution for both audio and video. It may be more expensive but otherwise you are going to be stacking 6 or 8...
Forum: Home Automation   04-18-2011, 07:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,203
Posted By iimig
The pricing on the Crestron equivalents is very...

The pricing on the Crestron equivalents is very similar. As far as programming goes I can't speak for Control4 but Prodigy is mostly wizard based programming. There would be some special one-time...
Forum: Home Automation   04-17-2011, 04:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,085
Posted By iimig
The most common A/V infrastructure for a new...

The most common A/V infrastructure for a new home is distributed audio and distributed video. This centralizes the various components in one place and allows control of the whole house from one...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   04-17-2011, 04:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,059
Posted By iimig
You have pretty much covered the options but...

You have pretty much covered the options but there is one more that fits into (b) which by the way is my preference. There are matrix switchers that are specifically meant for all displays to be fed...
Forum: Home Automation   04-13-2011, 07:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,438
Posted By iimig
You are talking about two different systems (a...

You are talking about two different systems (a few exceptions of course) but audio systems generally use 16/4 to power the speakers and CAT5E for control. The CAT5E goes to a keypad location in the...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   04-13-2011, 07:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 644
Posted By iimig
Niles and Xantech are two of the most reputable...

Niles and Xantech are two of the most reputable and well-known names in the industry. The products are top notch.

You may already know this but keep in mind there are two different types of IR...
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