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  1. Interesting article, though I have a few...

    Interesting article, though I have a few different takeaways from it. First, the article only goes by dollars, not numbers of CD’s or Albums sold, but does comment on “Bundling” CD’s with concert...
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    I was a little surprised by the price, though -...

    I was a little surprised by the price, though - lifetime license is now $699; I think it was $499 when I started looking at it a year ago.
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    I did the FW update to 2.1; went well. I have a...

    I did the FW update to 2.1; went well. I have a RMC-1, and have been moderately happy with it. Very happy today - set up Roonlabs software playing to the RMC-1 through a Bryston BDP-1 and it sounds...
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    I still haven’t received my Dirac interface box...

    I still haven’t received my Dirac interface box from Emotiva:(. I’ll let you know when I get mine, but it should be a huge change, as I’ve been too lazy to sit down and EQ manually, and I know my...
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    I am instead going to restrict my LP purchases to...

    I am instead going to restrict my LP purchases to independent record stores, who I know will package correctly, as they cannot afford to absorb the losses the way Amazon can.
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    Replacement arrived today:(. I’ve given up on...

    Replacement arrived today:(. I’ve given up on Amazon87318
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    The joys of shipping LP’s

    Aka, what happens when you purchase a record from a seller who sells things by the billions, and ships it via a carrier who’s boss is trying to drive it into the ground.

    Did a binge purchase on...
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    It’s kind of laughable that they called a 30”...

    It’s kind of laughable that they called a 30” tall speaker a “Bookshelf” speaker, but they did...When I had mine, they were on about 12” stands that I had laying around. They sounded much better,...
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    No idea on the company, but I like that they...

    No idea on the company, but I like that they specified the crossover at 497 cycles. I often thought 500 sounded too high:)
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    Dirac Live - what’s that:) According to Emotiva,...

    Dirac Live - what’s that:) According to Emotiva, it is “Coming Soon”. Btw, so far, not super thrilled with the Emotiva processor. It sounds better than the Marantz Pre/pros we have used, but it...
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    Making progress...Most of the absorptive panels...

    Making progress...Most of the absorptive panels are up, though I changed the design a little and have to have two more small ones made - hence the mounting brackets up high on both sides of the LCD,...
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    Projector is a Sony VPL-VW285es. As I mentioned,...

    Projector is a Sony VPL-VW285es. As I mentioned, I'm on a budget, and got this on closeout when it was the cheapest native 4K projector around. Now there seems to be several. Picture quality is...
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    The surrounds are almost done (Still have to be...

    The surrounds are almost done (Still have to be wrapped in fabric to match the acoustic panels), and are designed around this doorway - there's 6 1/4" between the doors to fit a speaker. There was...
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    Finally making progress on my Media Room

    First, sorry for the bad pics - they'll get better, but I wanted to get this started (I also realize there is none with the projection screen down, so I'll remedy that next set). Second, I am master...
  15. First, I do not have DATS v3 - I have v2, so I'm...

    First, I do not have DATS v3 - I have v2, so I'm afraid I cannot help with anything in that regard. Second, I have not seen a significant change of Fs from blocking the rear vent. Because it acts...
  16. Thread: Speaker Safari

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    In my defense, DIVX wasn’t my idea:) - I was just...

    In my defense, DIVX wasn’t my idea:) - I was just a lowly salesman. I left in 1995 or so after another round of commission cuts made it pretty much impossible to make over $28k/yr. The “Man on the...
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    I sold DCM for years, and they were our go-to...

    I sold DCM for years, and they were our go-to speaker for people that actually listened to music. Surprising sound, considering the drivers - most of them were a 6” or so woofer with a 1” voice...
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    Thanks for the tip - I didn’t realize just how...

    Thanks for the tip - I didn’t realize just how cheap a step down transformer would be - I ordered a 3000w one that weighs 30lbs for $125 including shipping. If I ever sell the sub, the transformer...
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    HB5000 Sub amp OK for US use?

    My Media room build is on pause while I wait for acoustic panels to be built, so I thought I’d scab together a quick system and watch a few movies. I’ve had a Japanese market HB5000 sub for a few...
  20. Thread: A Bunch of Subs

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    I’m really glad those are in FL, and not on the...

    I’m really glad those are in FL, and not on the west coast. If they were west, I’d probably be trying to figure out how to get one or two of them into my shop without my wife knowing:)
  21. I have had lots of work done by Daniel at...

    I have had lots of work done by Daniel at Audiovex and also a few refoam jobs done by A Brown Sound in San Rafael. Daniel is pretty disorganized, and his workshop is piles of woofers all over the...
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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...
  23. 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 2’x2’...
  24. 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...
  25. 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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