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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-31-2015, 12:10 PM
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Posted By mak99
OK, just had something weird happen. Fired up...

OK, just had something weird happen. Fired up the PJ/Marantz system for the first time since the calibration back on Jan 22. Using the Harmony remote, I selected Watch HDTV: all gear turned on as...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-24-2015, 02:26 PM
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Posted By mak99
Mike - So far I'm happy with the 7007 - I...

Mike -

So far I'm happy with the 7007 - I primarily upgraded from the 805 to gain more HDMI inputs. I had considered another Onkyo, but (maybe like you?) I felt that the x05 series were...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-21-2015, 02:43 PM
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Posted By mak99
JD - any suggestions to ensure I've disabled any...

JD - any suggestions to ensure I've disabled any video processing with the Marantz? I'm wondering if a microprocessor reset will revert to all signals being sent straight-thru with zero processing. ...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-21-2015, 02:02 PM
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Posted By mak99
New owner (Dec 2014), so I'll probably have more...

New owner (Dec 2014), so I'll probably have more questions later - but for now, how long does resetting the microprocessor take? I bought an open box unit that did have some previous settings that I...
Forum: Display Calibration   01-13-2015, 07:32 PM
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Posted By mak99
PM sent... I have the Pio PRO-141 and had it...

PM sent...

I have the Pio PRO-141 and had it calibrated in August 2009 ago by Michael Chen (http://lionav.com/new/?page_id=160) (Lion AV). He's based out of Calgary and does calibration tours...
Forum: Screens   01-10-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 202
Posted By mak99
I saw a material at another AVS'ers house last...

I saw a material at another AVS'ers house last year that did a fantastic job of absorbing light, IMO. Can't remember exactly what it was, but it was the same fabric used to line large telescopes.
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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-20-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 160
Posted By mak99
I must be one of the lucky few - my 805 has...

I must be one of the lucky few - my 805 has essentially worked flawlessly since new. The only issue I had was the rare audio-only dropout when bitstreaming TrueHD from my Oppo 83. But I changed the...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-23-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 9,023
Posted By mak99
I constructed the riser framework yesterday, and...

I constructed the riser framework yesterday, and I attached a picture in case anyone was curious. Stringers spaced at 16" from the ends, but slightly less than that for the two stringers adjacent to...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-22-2014, 01:04 PM
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Posted By mak99
Gran, thanks for the reply and comments. ...

Gran, thanks for the reply and comments. Assuming my wood selection on the linked calculator is accurate, my design with 2x6s is way more than sufficient. I'll redo the string spacing to be able to...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-21-2014, 12:59 PM
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Views: 9,023
Posted By mak99
I thought I’d post up in this thread regarding a...

I thought I’d post up in this thread regarding a very simple riser that I want to build for my media room. I’ve looked at a few other threads here on AVS and a few other websites out there, but just...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   10-22-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,436
Posted By mak99
I have six light cans for the media room and the...

I have six light cans for the media room and the IR dimmer wouldn't work with the six Feit omnidirectional bulbs (~13.5w ea, or 60w equiv.) I tried. Looking at Amazon, those bulbs look like Feit...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   10-16-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,436
Posted By mak99
Though my media room still uses regular bulbs, I...

Though my media room still uses regular bulbs, I use the Feit brand LEDs around the rest of house, all on Lutron Maestro LED-compatible dimmers. Lowest dimming setting works for my needs, and no...
Forum: Remote Control Area   10-16-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 565
Posted By mak99
I know my old Xantech mouse emitters (283M, IIRC)...

I know my old Xantech mouse emitters (283M, IIRC) came with extra double-sided tape, micro-thin like the originals. I still have them somewhere...

Maybe you could contact them to see if they have...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   10-13-2014, 10:40 PM
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Views: 35,067
Posted By mak99
Why don't ALL of you just drop it and stick to...

Why don't ALL of you just drop it and stick to the thread??????

All this GD bickering is just ridiculous - there are WAY more important things out there to argue about, and it sure isn't about...
Forum: Speakers   10-09-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 512
Posted By mak99
On topic, I was merely suggesting to the OP that...

On topic, I was merely suggesting to the OP that it was just something to consider since it sounds like the walls are still open. Maybe he has some four-conductor lying around that's just collecting...
Forum: Speakers   10-09-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 512
Posted By mak99
My two cents - do it right the first time. ...

My two cents - do it right the first time. Sounds like drywall isn't up yet so easiest to re-frame now. You'll thank yourself everytime you sit down to watch...

Personally, I'd leave extra room...
Forum: Speakers   08-27-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 498
Posted By mak99
Javy, I personally have the RTiA7 and CSiA6 combo...

Javy, I personally have the RTiA7 and CSiA6 combo and am pretty happy with the overall performance, esp. for the great prices I paid for them brand new. I've had them for a few years now and am...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   08-23-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 2,703
Views: 257,129
Posted By mak99
So what's your opinion of the lightdims? ...

So what's your opinion of the lightdims?

Tebling, still need to figure out when a dual-Turbo listening session could be scheduled at my house, haven't forgotten about this! Just need to build/buy...
Forum: Audio Gear   08-12-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,236
Posted By mak99
I assume these are both the Moho Satin finish?

I assume these are both the Moho Satin finish?
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   07-28-2014, 10:22 PM
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Views: 257,129
Posted By mak99
Well, I keep threatening to host a GTG one day -...

Well, I keep threatening to host a GTG one day - maybe this will finally convince me to do so. Maybe we could convince Mark and/or Kevin to fly out here to make sure the subs are set up correctly?...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   07-28-2014, 01:51 PM
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Posted By mak99
At the old house, the Turbo was sitting on...

At the old house, the Turbo was sitting on slab-on-grade concrete (w/ carpet/pad) in the finished basement, and vibrated the seats plenty during some movies. This was with the Turbo against the right...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   07-22-2014, 11:38 PM
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Posted By mak99
Congrats to both of you! Get 'em up and running...

Congrats to both of you! Get 'em up and running quick...

Hmm, my Velodyne sub EQ has three output connections...there's three local MFW Turbos... ;)
I think running all of ours together would...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   07-14-2014, 09:48 PM
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Posted By mak99
Congrats! Me thinks you'll be happy... ...

Congrats! Me thinks you'll be happy...

FWIW, I don't run my sub hot at all and it seems to have no problem pressurizing my space, which consists of the media room (~16x20), a connecting hallway...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   07-10-2014, 02:06 PM
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Views: 257,129
Posted By mak99
We could probably figure something out...glad to...

We could probably figure something out...glad to host a fellow AVS'er!

Though from some of your recent postings here ...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   07-07-2014, 06:25 PM
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Views: 257,129
Posted By mak99
^^ awesome, Kevin! I'm still enjoying my 3+...

^^ awesome, Kevin!

I'm still enjoying my 3+ year-old v1 Turbo. Watched "World War Z" this past weekend, and some of the LFE was absolutely ridiculous...to the point where I was worried about my...
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