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Forum: Blu-ray Players   09-18-2014, 10:40 PM
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Posted By Jon S
Did you register on the second screen?

Did you register on the second screen?
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   09-18-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 5,320
Views: 431,222
Posted By Jon S
The Onkyo TX-SR608 is one of the models known to...

The Onkyo TX-SR608 is one of the models known to have HDMI issues. I would not recommend buying another Onkyo. I have purchased three of them and all failed after a couple of years. I live in...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   09-18-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,310
Posted By Jon S
Rule of thumbs... 1. do not place the...

Rule of thumbs...
1. do not place the microphone on any flat surface. it will not calibrate the subs correctly. Always use a tripod Unfortunately, some companies give you a hockey puck microphone....
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   09-18-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 5,320
Views: 431,222
Posted By Jon S
What model Onkyo do you have and how old is it? ...

What model Onkyo do you have and how old is it? Onkyos are known to have HDMI video issues where the capacitors dry out from the heat of the graphics chips on the HDMI board. My Onkyo 905 and 906...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-18-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 22,367
Posted By Jon S
AFAIK, the only mainstream AVRs that are rated to...

AFAIK, the only mainstream AVRs that are rated to handle 4-ohm speakers are the Pioneers with the D3 digital amplifiers...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   09-17-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 284
Posted By Jon S
My Dayton Audio SP-250 did exactly the same...

My Dayton Audio SP-250 did exactly the same thing... The subwoofer turned on in the middle of the night at full power to my poor 12" Polk driver. y wife and I literally thought it was an...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   09-15-2014, 03:39 PM
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Posted By Jon S
try here...

try here...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   09-15-2014, 03:39 PM
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Posted By Jon S
try here...

try here...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   09-15-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 391
Posted By Jon S
What's wrong with subwoofer amplifiers?

I have gone through numerous subwoofers. I have noticed that after a couple of years, the amps fail... I do NOT overdrive the subs, they are usually used for listening to music and are mated to a...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-15-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 123
Posted By Jon S
If you hook up the speakers in series, the 8-ohm...

If you hook up the speakers in series, the 8-ohm output drops to 500 watts...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   09-11-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,310
Posted By Jon S
I primered and sanded between primer coats after...

I primered and sanded between primer coats after the second or third coat as they will be pretty thin. Use a 4" foam roller to apply the primer. It covers better than brushes.

You have to...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   09-10-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 11,232
Views: 1,376,363
Posted By Jon S
You might want to clean the hubs on the optical...

You might want to clean the hubs on the optical drive. If they get dirty, the discs slip and causes playback issues. I had that problem. Cleaning the hub fixed my issues...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   09-09-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 208
Posted By Jon S
I am always having issues with lacquers in...

I am always having issues with lacquers in Hawaii... The humidity here is pretty high, usually in the 50-60% range, often higher. One big problem I have with painting with lacquers is the paint...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   09-09-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 208
Posted By Jon S
How long does it take for paint to really cure??

I built a 15" Dayton RSS390HO-4 sealed subwoofer in the summer of 2013. I finished it in gloss lacquer using Rustoleum rattle cans. A month ago, the amp failed so I had to take it out to have it...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   09-08-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 460
Posted By Jon S
I finally got around to finish the...

I finally got around to finish the...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   09-08-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,310
Posted By Jon S
I just finished this 12" Dayton RSS315HF-4 sealed...

I just finished this 12" Dayton RSS315HF-4 sealed box based on the Zaph Audio Subwoofer build.. I primered the box with Zinsser BIN Shellac-based primer and sanded it down with 320 grit paper. I...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-05-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 292
Posted By Jon S
Hard to say but the 3802 is a very old model......

Hard to say but the 3802 is a very old model... Maybe it's time to get something new, since it's probably not worth fixing...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-29-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 11,726
Posted By Jon S
When dealers drop Onkyo or advise customers not...

When dealers drop Onkyo or advise customers not to buy them, it will leave a long impression on the customer. My dealer dropped Onkyo after having to return a number of units. It was not worth the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-29-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 5,096
Views: 580,872
Posted By Jon S
Bit of advice, do NOT use alkaline or carbon-zinc...

Bit of advice, do NOT use alkaline or carbon-zinc batteries on expensive remotes. If they leak, you are screwed. I always use Eveready Lithium-Ion batteries for almost everything. They cost a lot...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-29-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 11,726
Posted By Jon S
The x05 and x06 series are out of luck... I...

The x05 and x06 series are out of luck... I called Onkyo and they are not covered by the warranty, even though my units exhibit the same issues... Apparently, they had to draw the line somewhere......
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-28-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 336
Posted By Jon S
I have the Pioneer SC-67 and I love it... There...

I have the Pioneer SC-67 and I love it... There are a couple of things you should know, though...
1. It has gobs of power, I think it will have more power than Denon or Marantz. The amp is Class-D...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-28-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 137
Posted By Jon S
Actually, ever since multi-channel AVRs been...

Actually, ever since multi-channel AVRs been coming out, they have always shown the power output as two channels only. Only a couple of companies still show the spec with all channels driven.
...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   08-28-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 532
Posted By Jon S
If you do a lot of repeated cuts of the same...

If you do a lot of repeated cuts of the same size, a table saw saves a lot of time and you know that the sizes are accurate as long as you do not move the fence.. But small table saws are terrible...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-27-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 6,051
Views: 803,585
Posted By Jon S
Chances are the unit probably has a failing...

Chances are the unit probably has a failing battery to charge the memory that stores the settings. If it does not have a battery, the NV-RAM is going bad. Either way, new firmware ain't gonna fix...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-25-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 119
Posted By Jon S
The Sony does not support much beyond what you...

The Sony does not support much beyond what you listed... It is a very old unit, no HDMI or if I remember, component inputs... It should have analog multichannel inputs, so older players should be...
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