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post #31 of 137
Very nice indeed! I dream of a day where I could have something like that.
post #32 of 137
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Originally Posted by paranormalg35 View Post

sounds really awesome man... if you could maybe throw some IMG tags around the photos so people dont have to open 40 extra links of pictures.

but congrats on the article

All these years of initially moderating and posting, and since 2004 just posting, and I still hadn't figured out the photo gig.

thanks for the PM

As I have time, I'll edit each post to insert the photos direct so folks don't have to click on them.
post #33 of 137
no problem Steve. I'm in the IT field so this stuff is cake for me. But after seeing your pics i think i need to go to law school.

lol
post #34 of 137
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no problem Steve. I'm in the IT field so this stuff is cake for me. But after seeing your pics i think i need to go to law school.

lol


I finally got all my theater photos posted as part of the thread so you don't have to click on each photo!!!@@@
post #35 of 137
For some reason I'm not seeing your photos.
post #36 of 137
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Originally Posted by cb450r View Post

For some reason I'm not seeing your photos.


The photos show up fine on my PCs, so I don't know what it is.
post #37 of 137
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Originally Posted by cb450r View Post

For some reason I'm not seeing your photos.

Same here...Just seeing a red X where the picture should be.
post #38 of 137
A very sweet system!
post #39 of 137
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Originally Posted by croseiv View Post

Same here...Just seeing a red X where the picture should be.

same here... maybe its because im on a mac?
post #40 of 137
I can't see them either, and I'm on a pc... I think Steve is teasing us...

Looking forward to seeing some pics!!
post #41 of 137
steve you are putting your Img addresses from your computer in the IMG tags.. you need a remote IMG storage location somewhere on the internet. like photobucket, flickr or something similar. or since you had them uploaded in the attachments you coud of used that location.
post #42 of 137
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steve you are putting your Img addresses from your computer in the IMG tags.. you need a remote IMG storage location somewhere on the internet. like photobucket, flickr or something similar. or since you had them uploaded in the attachments you coud of used that location.

I did the latter. I first uploaded the photos as attachments. Then I clicked on the web address for each photo attachment, as listed at www.avs - - and then I inserted [IMG} before the web address and [/IMG] after the web address. Then I deleted the original photo attachment from the post. Pictures show up fine on my PC when I go to this thread.
post #43 of 137
if you deleted the attachments everyone else cant see it
post #44 of 137
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if you deleted the attachments everyone else cant see it

SUre enough. I am at my office and the photos don't show up on my PC here.

I will try to fix this, but may not get to it until the holiday weekend!!!
(DARN!)
post #45 of 137
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OK, think I've fixed it. I attached each photo to the post, in order to put [IMG] before the URL address, and [/IMG] after the URL address, inserted into each post, to show each photo in each post.

Can you folks see my photos? I can.
post #46 of 137
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Originally Posted by Steve Bruzonsky View Post

OK, think I've fixed it. I attached each photo to the post, in order to put [IMG] before the URL address, and [/IMG] after the URL address, inserted into each post, to show each photo in each post.

Can you folks see my photos? I can.

I think I give up!!!@@

I went to my wife's PC where I am not signed in to AVS. I went to this thread. No photos in the post itself except I can click on each photo link to get the actual photo on screen.

I read AVS instructions, etc and still don't get it.

I tried going into the Theater Gallery but you can only post a small # of photos there.

Is there supposed to be someplace on AVS where you can post an album of photos, and then refer to those URLs to post within the text of the post so that the photo shows up in the thread???
post #47 of 137
the new attachments will have new addresses so you need to put the new addresses in each IMG tag
post #48 of 137
edit nevermind they are working fine. you just need to have a AVS account to view them
post #49 of 137
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Originally Posted by paranormalg35 View Post

edit nevermind they are working fine. you just need to have a AVS account to view them

Yea - I "cleaned" my PC of passwords, caches, etc and didn't log into AVS and couldn't see the photos. Now that I logged in, all looks fine.
post #50 of 137
LOL It's all good now we can see the photos, It can be very frustrating at times I know.
Now that we can see the photos I can say that I am blown away by your system. I can only imagine all the work that went into it and also how it must sound.
I remember seeing those magazine articles and reading about it some time ago.
Good stuff!
Steve
post #51 of 137
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Originally Posted by cb450r View Post

LOL It's all good now we can see the photos, It can be very frustrating at times I know.
Now that we can see the photos I can say that I am blown away by your system. I can only imagine all the work that went into it and also how it must sound.
I remember seeing those magazine articles and reading about it some time ago.
Good stuff!
Steve

Its been my passion and THE HOBBY for years. If I could get paid $10 per hour for all the time I've spent on this audiophile home theater gig (rather than paying out the same amount. HA!) I'd be - better off financially. HA!

If you're ever in the Phoenix area, you're invited over!!@@
post #52 of 137
Hi Steve,

You are the man!! That is one sick setup! I really appreciate your dedication, well done!!

Congratulations!
post #53 of 137
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Originally Posted by stick70 View Post

Hey Steve,

Long time reader of your posts. Just read through your system and need your opinion on changes I'm about to make. FYI, I'm using a Casablanca III. Currently I'm running B&W 802D's (L&R) and have them crossed at 80hz Slope 24 using Butterworth. I've used this setting since day one and have the itch to tweak it. Since my 802's are a full range speaker (34hz) I was thinking of switching the settings in the Casablanca to Full Range Butterworth 63/18(high and low). Probably will do the same with my center channel which is a B&W HTM2d. Range goes down to 41hz. My subs are Paradigm Servo 15's. They go down to 17 ish with a slope of 18. I also have a SMS chained to both subs. If I set the crossovers in the Casablanca to 63/18 for the L/R/C and set my sides and surrounds to 80/18 what setting should I use in the SMS? Will having different cross over points create a problem between the Casablanca and SMS? The sides and surrounds are Triad's. The room is treated for first reflections. What setting are you using in your SMS?

Any thoughts would be much appreciated.
Dave

Each room and components are different as is the listener. What I do may not work for you. My three Aerial subs are toward front center of room and are pretty flat there. I use SMS-1 only to boost bass 6 dB at 20 Hz and 2 dB at 32 Hz, otherwise flat. I run all 5.1 speakers Phase Perfect crossover 40 Hz 6 dB . With SMS-1 using 80 Hz and steeper slope measures a bit better but subjectively doesn't sound near as good.

So you need to experiment. Optimizing room build, acoustic treatments, speaker position, sub position first makes it easier to use lower crossover and more musical 6 dB slope with full range speakers, like I do.

Steve




Re: SMS EQ
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Originally Posted by stick70
Thanks for your response that does help me. I'm confused on one part of your response though, you said your using the SMS to boost bass @ 20hz and 32hz are those at the contour frequency area or are you using using two seperate inputs or is that using the EQ section? Are your setting the same for HT and Music? I've integrated my two channel into the Casablanca using the digi out card into the Gen 8 so I'm using different setting for each input. I know you use you HT for music as well. Thanks again.

Dave


My SMS-1 is connected via an AES/EBU cable from my Theta CB3's Six Shooter. Another AES/EBU cable connects the SMS-1 to my first Aerial SW12 subwoofer, which is chained to the second sub, which is chained to the third sub.
The AES/EBU input is the one which allows you to use the SMS-1's EQ features.

My SMS-1 is otherwise setup at factory settings.
#6 EQ Defeat is flat. #5 Custom has the 6 dB boost at 20 Hz and 2 dB boost at 32 Hz. #2 Movies has I believe a 5 dB boost at 50 Hz or something like that.

I have my subwoofer where they are reasonably flat toward the front center of my room, and I set my sub levels to match my main speaker levels.
I may use SMS-1 setting #2 Movies for movies for a bit of bass boost. I may use the SMS-1 setting for rock or jazz or just use #5 Custom depending how I like it.
post #54 of 137
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Originally Posted by Steve Bruzonsky View Post

My video gear, upgraded 2008, thanks to my dealer Mark Haflich, and also Scott Horton (GetGray on forum) as noted above:

Sim2 C3X 1080 3 chip DLP Projector.:

Sharp LC-32GP1U 32 1080p LCD (placed under Aerial Acoustics CC5 center speaker, across the CC5 stand, as the CC5 is placed just under the screen)

Lumagen Radiance XE video processor/scaler.

ISCO IIIL Anamorphic Lens and Cineslide Multistand II, with PPL-XL custom extra long length Cineslide mount kit

Stewart Cine-V Curved Screen, 2:35 128 W X 54 H,
with drop down side masking to 96 W for 16:9, 1.3 gain.








Beautiful setup Steve. You have awesome gear.I'd love ISCO III one day.
post #55 of 137
That's an astounding set up Steve!

I'm almost finished my home theater reno and have been fearing I've over-done it in terms of cost and complexity. Seeing your theater makes me feel better.

I bet you get a lot of "why ever go to a theater again?" comments from guests.
post #56 of 137
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Thanks guys!!!@@@
post #57 of 137
Wow!!! Really fantastic setup Steve,I can only imagine what it must sound and look like.. The room itself is fantastic besides the equipment of course being top notch. Thanks for sharing it here
post #58 of 137
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For the past month I've been listening to my new acquisition, a PS Audio PerfectWave Transport. I have taken some SACDs/CDs and find that at least in my system, the CD in stereo on the PS Audio sounds appreciably better (using balanced digital cable to my Theta Casablanca 3 Extreme DACs) than my Theta Compli playing SACD (using multi-channel analog cabling to my Theta Six Shooter preamp). I am listening to music with a fresh new interest.
post #59 of 137
Nice thread.
Interesting to see the build progress over time.

Mike
post #60 of 137
Wow are you kidding? What an amazing project and accomplishment. Great work.
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