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Well I feel a little bit better about the HO being Plan B... I just won't feel too great about it if the SI 18s don't come back in stock and I actually have to fork out the extra $75-$100.
The extra 10mm of XMAX on the SI 18 won't allow it to be pushed further before distorting? Or is the XMAX of the HO being under-reported by Dayton?
Any more news on the Karma line coming back in stock, specifically the Karma 10? If not, could a parts-list (preferably a PE cart) and crossover schematic be posted? These really fit the price-point sweet spot for the theater I'm planning... I don't want to spend the extra $$ to step up to the Fusion 12 or give up sensitivity with the Fusion 8 or Volt 10. If I can't go the Karma 10 route, I'll probably cheap-out and do Jack of all Trades as a stop-gap.
I hope they do indeed get restocked... I was strongly considering pulling the trigger on two of the remaining 15" D4s, but a pair of 18" D4s is what I'd really prefer. Telling my wife I'd bought parts for a dedicated theater in a house we won't even be breaking ground on for another year was going to be the hardest part. If they don't get restocked, I guess I'll be back to plan B, a pair of Dayton RSS460HO-4 18s, though that will be notably more expensive for (I assume)...
What ever happened to the Karma kits? I noticed the DNA-205 is no longer available either... did availability dry up? I was considering the three Karma-10s as mains and possibly Karma-8s as surrounds. Now I guess I would go with Fusion-10 Pures for mains and one of the Volt kits for surrounds, but that does notably increase my costs. Any chance the Karmas will be coming back?
mlaw- What are the Rev. numbers of your MI424WRs? The Tivo Mini requires Moca 1.1 and will muck up a network if there is ANY MOCA 1.0 device connected. The Rev. E and higher of the MI424WR are MOCA 1.1, while Rev. A - D are only 1.0. Could this be part of your problem? I'm currently using a TiVo Premiere 4 in MOCA + Ethernet connected to my router to bridge over MOCA to a MI424WR Rev. E in my theater connected to a TiVo Premiere (2 Tuner), HTPC, Blu-Ray Player, and...
I've had identical front speakers (behind AT screen) for going on 6 months... I would actually consider the new speakers (Sonance THX-LCR) a downgrade from my prior set (Swans 2.1s and C3), but the exercise of identical matching and sharing a horizontal plane has actually notably improved my listening experience. Prior to the AT screen I had the Swans C3 under the screen on a 1' stand with about 10deg upward camber. In heavy action I would occasionally notice the...
I went back and forth on the D803W-3D, the BenQ MW519, and waiting/saving a bit more for the BenQ W1070. The selling points at the end of the day ended up being the added brightness (using in a mixed-use room where the kids watch with lights on), the DC3 vs. DC2 on other 720p 3D models, and my general satisfaction with 720p on a 100" screen at 14' viewing distance. While Vivitek is a fringe brand, I wouldn't consider them un-established at this point in time.
There is a small amount of washout in 3D, but you're going to see this in pretty much any sub-$1k projector. It is offset to a certain degree by the brightness ramp-up in 3D mode which it sounds like your previous projector did not do. The brightness/color/image settings are mostly not available in 3D mode, but you should likely be calibrating in 2D and letting the 3D mode compensation do its thing.
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