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    Japan's Hidden Listening Bars

    I've had fun watching these videos on YouTube, sponsored by Asahi, about music listening bars. My oldest kid has been bugging me to do a Ramen tour of Tokyo, I may have to agree, on the condition...
  2. Thread: JBL Metregon

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    When I used to design media rooms, we would...

    When I used to design media rooms, we would specify or build a floating floor if the room was on slab. Auralex Acoustics and others all sell U shaped rubber ground isolators. You can build a 2íx2í...
  3. Want to convert powered subs to passive; need aluminum plates fab'd - any resources?

    Sorry for the long title, but as it states I am looking to convert a few powered subs to passive and want to have new aluminum plates made to fit where the plate amp used to go. Would like the...
  4. Good on you! Fun choice, and I'm sure you'll...

    Good on you! Fun choice, and I'm sure you'll love them, until you don't. I held off on posting on your thread, as much of JBL is traditionally like much of Klipsch, so I'm not sure what you'd gain,...
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    Do whatever is easiest and looks best to you. ...

    Do whatever is easiest and looks best to you. There is no resale value in cabinets, and if you need money, you’ll get the most simply by parting the drivers and crossovers out on eBay and taking the...
  6. Thread: Me150hs

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    Yes, same ME150H uses the same frame as the 2227....

    Yes, same ME150H uses the same frame as the 2227. If you look in the for sale thread, Cooky is selling a pair of 2227's reconed as ME150H's. Guido has also posted on doing this in the past. I do...
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    Absolutely, but you may not like how it sounds,...

    Absolutely, but you may not like how it sounds, so donít be surprised if you end up moving the amp along to someone else sooner, rather than later. I ran my 250tiís on vintage Krell in the 90ís back...
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    This picture from your post looks like a Ford...

    This picture from your post looks like a Ford Trimotor, which makes me think thereís no way they could hear the music while flying unless it was at deafening levels. I flew in the EAAís Ď28 Trimotor...
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    My guess is that POS thinks the 1401NDís are...

    My guess is that POS thinks the 1401NDís are 16ohm run in parallel, which would be 3db less efficient than two 8ohm speakers (1400NDís) run in parallel. Since the DMS-1ís have a set of binding posts...
  10. Thread: speaker hum

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    I don't have any experience with vintage tube...

    I don't have any experience with vintage tube stuff, so I can't give you any advice on repairing your equipment, but hopefully can help with troubleshooting.

    If you disconnect the inputs to the...
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    Letís clarify the discussion - Jfine posted about...

    Letís clarify the discussion - Jfine posted about using a speaker level output from a full range amplifier to feed the input of the subwoofer amplifier, or in his case, feeding the BX63A and then his...
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    I think Iíve seen that page before, but I donít...

    I think Iíve seen that page before, but I donít buy it. Theyíre right that the majority of subwoofers have a speaker level input - I would go farther and say the cheaper the subwoofer, the more...
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    Could he be missing the straps that connect the...

    Could he be missing the straps that connect the two sets of binding posts together on the back panel and only wiring to the bottom set? I had a speaker with an intermittent tweeter that ended up...
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    How low do you need the speakers to go (in...

    How low do you need the speakers to go (in approximate hertz), and how loud, in approximate decibels? How big is your room, and how far will you be from the speakers? Without any data, you will...
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    Absolutely not. You can't run an amplified out...

    Absolutely not. You can't run an amplified out into a preamp input - even though the input is high impedance. There are a few manufacturers that make speaker level to line level convertors, but...
  16. I know prices vary from country to country, but...

    I know prices vary from country to country, but holy crap that is expensive! If itís not original JBL cone, itís pretty much worthless, as you do not know what the woofer was built with. I think I...
  17. As far as I can tell, the 4641 box is the...

    As far as I can tell, the 4641 box is the functional equivalent of the B460 - 8 cubic ft tuned to 25hz (I think the B460 is tuned to 26hz) so a 2245 should be great, providing you have the ability to...
  18. 2245 would be good, or take your time and find a...

    2245 would be good, or take your time and find a 2243, which is a 2242 built for home use (goes lower, but doesn't play as loud and is 1db less efficient). There's a seller on Ebay with two...
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    If you find a reliable solution, I would love to...

    If you find a reliable solution, I would love to know and would make the modifications. My equipment is going to be in a closed equipment closet, but if it is still audible, and there is no fan mod,...
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    Weezer. Sorry, don’t mean to jump into the...

    Weezer. Sorry, don’t mean to jump into the middle of a thread, but it’s driving me crazy, I’m out of town for the week, and my therapist isn’t answering his phone, so you guys get to hear me rant. ...
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    I don't know if there is anyone that has...

    I don't know if there is anyone that has significant experience with both the M2 and the Synthesis2 systems and can give you advice. I have a particular affinity for the Array series - I owned a...
  22. I-Tech arrived today - you're right. When the...

    I-Tech arrived today - you're right. When the fan runs, it is loud - sounds like a media server. I will have to do some testing with it to see how often the fan runs in real usage. It ran through...
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    L100t's should be strong to 35hz in most rooms. ...

    L100t's should be strong to 35hz in most rooms. The Sub550 looks like a pretty basic, POS woofer in a box - the advantage of a subwoofer is being able to place it where the bass sounds best, and...
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    I'm sure M2's are awesome - haven't heard them...

    I'm sure M2's are awesome - haven't heard them myself. For HT, you would need M2's and still subwoofers, as placement considerations almost always rule out using towers in HT without subwoofers,...
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    I am sure there have always been good retailers...

    I am sure there have always been good retailers who sell better equipment by displaying and demonstrating it properly, and therefore reap the rewards of greater profitability over the Best Buy style...
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