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Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   03-24-2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 4
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Salt water condension and corrosion will most...

Salt water condension and corrosion will most likely be an issue. Weather proof speakers are available but they usually mean rain resistant and therefore FRESH water resistant. I would suggest...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   03-23-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 94
Posted By Gizmologist
Radio Design Labs makes a couple modules that...

Radio Design Labs makes a couple modules that will work for you. One has a "ducking" control that mutes one audio feed to allow another to take precedenceand can be controlled by a simple, settable...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   03-13-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,978
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Even though the OPs poll is a silly sham, as one...

Even though the OPs poll is a silly sham, as one who has purchased and used well over 3 million feet of Canare L4E6S (quadstar construction with a 95% braid coverage and an incredible durability )...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   03-13-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 224
Posted By Gizmologist
What amplifier system are they using on the...

What amplifier system are they using on the Ipad? There must be a volume control. Any AVR will work as there are treble/bass controls of some design on them all. If not, any vintage stereo receiver...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   01-28-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 151
Posted By Gizmologist
The reason for the excessaive hiss is that a...

The reason for the excessaive hiss is that a headphone level output is merely a slightly reduced speaker level output- a hundred times stronger signal than a typical line level input needs. I use a...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   01-26-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,543
Posted By Gizmologist
Yet they sing the praises of systems like...

Yet they sing the praises of systems like Audessy. aka glorified equalizer.
Forum: Tweaks and Do-It-Yourself   01-26-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 606
Posted By Gizmologist
Back to square 1, Canare V5C3 will suit all your...

Back to square 1, Canare V5C3 will suit all your needs. Buying a piece of this canare bundle cable is a best bet. RG6 is totally overkill and for the freq reasons as well as the strain it would...
Forum: Tweaks and Do-It-Yourself   01-26-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 606
Posted By Gizmologist
Perhaps because as one who has 40 years in...

Perhaps because as one who has 40 years in professional AV, I am trying to figure out your cables "failed". Did the cable short internally? Open? Come clear out of the connector? Did the shield...
Forum: Tweaks and Do-It-Yourself   01-26-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 606
Posted By Gizmologist
Curious: You posted here asking for advice and...

Curious: You posted here asking for advice and several of us gave you the same advice from our rather extensive experience. You STILL have not explained what the"bad luck" you had with Monoprice...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   01-26-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 189
Posted By Gizmologist
Victor, you have a PM.

Victor, you have a PM.
Forum: Tweaks and Do-It-Yourself   01-25-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 606
Posted By Gizmologist
Buy the Monoprice cables (assorted colors) cut...

Buy the Monoprice cables (assorted colors) cut off the plugs and SOLDER on the new ones of your choice. I assume you would want gold flashed connecters. As othwers suggested, leaving no slack in the...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   01-25-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 690
Posted By Gizmologist
You are both right. The resistors in series is...

You are both right. The resistors in series is the BETTER alternative but the Y adapter will function. You could have also mentioned hooking the entire system up stereo and summing the speaker...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   01-22-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 728
Posted By Gizmologist
,Power strips are not made with 18awg cables, so...

,Power strips are not made with 18awg cables, so that is a moot point. The minimum on a strip would by rights, (and UL listing) be 16 awg. 14 awg is even more likely.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   01-22-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 728
Posted By Gizmologist
Is there some reason the OP cannot go to HD and...

Is there some reason the OP cannot go to HD and buy a male plug and then custom size the cable length with, oh I don't know, wirecutters?
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   12-13-2013, 10:32 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,245
Posted By Gizmologist
On the contrary, AVS posters are absolutely NOT...

On the contrary, AVS posters are absolutely NOT anti cable in any way shape or form. It just the the majority of us are anti SCAM. We know as do the equipment manufacturers, that the best cables for...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   12-07-2013, 02:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 318
Posted By Gizmologist
Toughest mic in the industry is generally...

Toughest mic in the industry is generally accepted to be the Shure SM 58. This is the widest used mic in the world . It is the gray mic with the gray snow ball on the end that the vast majority of...
Forum: Tweaks and Do-It-Yourself   11-29-2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 254
Posted By Gizmologist
When you say (OP) that there is no signal...

When you say (OP) that there is no signal getting to the projector from the some of the laptops, do you mean a degraded signal (low brightness/contrast/ tearing image )or no signal period? Are you...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   11-29-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 294
Posted By Gizmologist
This is a little more complicated to do that you...

This is a little more complicated to do that you realize. There are devices on the market to do this that have been engineered with all the signal paths included. Look up 'Gentner' for starters....
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   11-20-2013, 10:57 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 3,147
Posted By Gizmologist
For those who swear by the benefits of boutique...

For those who swear by the benefits of boutique cables, I have a question. Is this "improvement" dependent upon length of the cable? Does a 6ft AC cable double the "soundstage expansion" of a 3 ft...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   11-19-2013, 05:18 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 3,147
Posted By Gizmologist
Here is the solution for both sides. We take an...

Here is the solution for both sides. We take an off the shelf RCA cable from Radio Shack and a piece of speaker cable from Home depot. We have them coated with a 1/4 inch think "hi resolution,...
Forum: Tweaks and Do-It-Yourself   11-19-2013, 09:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 376
Posted By Gizmologist
There are dozens of circuits there to interface...

There are dozens of circuits there to interface a DTMF encoder to a phone line. As you say you are getting a beep and not a DTMF tone I assume you are using a cheap telephone keypad where the signal...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   11-19-2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 3,147
Posted By Gizmologist
Agreed Skytrooper. Power cable audibility claims...

Agreed Skytrooper. Power cable audibility claims are hysterical.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   11-19-2013, 09:30 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 3,147
Posted By Gizmologist
Anyone ever wonder why no one has been able to...

Anyone ever wonder why no one has been able to DOCUMENT the actual parameters of these magic cables? If they can act as "tone controls" Then they should be able to cut AND boost any given frequency...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   11-17-2013, 07:24 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 29,480
Posted By Gizmologist
Once the AC power makes it into a well designed...

Once the AC power makes it into a well designed supply and comes OUT as essentially flat DC that covers the sonic difference question. Flat DC is just that flat.
The only issue to be concerned...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   11-16-2013, 04:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 204
Posted By Gizmologist
If it was a broadcast style mix desk the feed...

If it was a broadcast style mix desk the feed you got was likely a very high level signal along the lines of +4 db or higher and you system was just way over driven.
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