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      01-04-2010 04:38 PM #602

      How do u like the salamander? I'm looking into a new cabinet.

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      01-04-2010 04:59 PM #603
      i love it. It's modular so I can keep adding to it, adding shelves, change out the doors, mesh screen, etc. Don't mind the broken door, we were having a dance off and somebody kicked it off

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      01-04-2010 05:40 PM #604
      Quote, originally posted by Jerry_HEAVEN »
      i love it. It's modular so I can keep adding to it, adding shelves, change out the doors, mesh screen, etc. Don't mind the broken door, we were having a dance off and somebody kicked it off

      Yeah, that's why I'm lookin into it, but the bdi cabinets are so well made.

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      01-04-2010 07:20 PM #605
      the Salamanders are just as well made too. Uses genuine hardwood.

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      01-05-2010 12:22 AM #607
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      Surround sound and lots of speakers is a myth, the best stereo you will ever hear in your life will come from 2 speakers a great amp and a great pre amp

      I've always felt this way. At the very least a high end two speaker setup has certain familiar sound that I enjoy. Surround sound is great, but there's just something about the classic two speaker setup that I like.
      Kind of like tube amplifiers and vinyl records, regardless of the actual sound quality there will always be folks that prefer them.
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      01-05-2010 05:28 PM #608
      Quote, originally posted by Salty VW »
      I've always felt this way. At the very least a high end two speaker setup has certain familiar sound that I enjoy. Surround sound is great, but there's just something about the classic two speaker setup that I like.
      Kind of like tube amplifiers and vinyl records, regardless of the actual sound quality there will always be folks that prefer them.

      I can't wait for next week, I will have photos of my set up!!!

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      01-10-2010 11:26 PM #609
      Quote, originally posted by osiris »
      Your center...it is not centered...

      It is now... Made myself a mount for it. Saw someone make a mount for their center channel with lowes/home depot bookshelf brackets. So I made one of my own. Had to raise the wood up a little on stilts so to speak, but it's pretty solid. I have a bar in the back just bracing the TV in general as it seemed to lean back a fraction of an inch.
      It was <$20 for the hardware and wood cut for the diy mount... I'll stain it later. Now I can take my time and shop for a tv stand that I'll be keeping for a long time.
      Gonna try to center the tv/speakers in the corner more, just worried about getting the woofer too far out or to the side of the wall and losing some db.


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      01-10-2010 11:30 PM #610
      good enough for now. I cant wait til i move, ill actually be able to setup my speakers properly.
      Will thicker speaker wire help at all>?
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    11. 01-11-2010 11:22 AM #611
      Quote, originally posted by tyrantanic &raquo;
      It is now... Made myself a mount for it. Saw someone make a mount for their center channel with lowes/home depot bookshelf brackets. So I made one of my own. Had to raise the wood up a little on stilts so to speak, but it's pretty solid. I have a bar in the back just bracing the TV in general as it seemed to lean back a fraction of an inch.
      It was <$20 for the hardware and wood cut for the diy mount... I'll stain it later. Now I can take my time and shop for a tv stand that I'll be keeping for a long time.
      Gonna try to center the tv/speakers in the corner more, just worried about getting the woofer too far out or to the side of the wall and losing some db.



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      01-11-2010 11:23 AM #612
      Quote, originally posted by VeeDub_L_U &raquo;
      Put your center upright.

      Why's that?
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    13. 01-11-2010 11:36 AM #613
      That's how that speaker was designed. Also, you have a much bigger sweet spot rather than right in front of it.
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      01-12-2010 08:05 AM #614
      Quote, originally posted by VeeDub_L_U &raquo;
      That's how that speaker was designed. Also, you have a much bigger sweet spot rather than right in front of it.

      Changed it to vertical, no difference in the sweet spot as far as my living room setup goes. Not saying it's not there, just saying that in any seating position it's not noticeable. (When I say noticeable I mean I measured the SPL and a 1db drop on the sides is essentially not noticeable to the human ear during normal listening conditions.)
      Even a stopped clock gives the right time twice a day.

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      01-20-2010 11:12 PM #615
      Recently purchased an Aperionaudio setup... Its wonderful.

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      01-25-2010 09:43 PM #616
      Polk audio speakers sony amp..(underpowered) but works and a 42" plazma


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      01-26-2010 11:18 PM #617
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    18. 01-30-2010 12:28 AM #618



      Equipment list:
      Cables:
      GutWire (Power Cables)
      Monster (Front Channels)
      Nagaoka (Rear Channels)
      Oyaide (Power Cables)
      Ultralink (HDMI and Interlinks)
      StraightWire (In Wall Feeds)
      Control Room Monitor:
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      Lighting System:
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      Media Players:
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      Pioneer CLD-604 LaserDisc Player
      Pioneer DVR-660 DVR
      Pioneer Elite BDP-23FD Blu-ray Player
      Pioneer Elite PD-D9 CD Player
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      Power Conditioners:
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      Projector:
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      Receiver:
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      Remote Control:
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      Seats:
      Bell'o Getti Black Leather Manual Reclining Theatre Seats
      Screen:
      Grandview Custom Screen 96" 21:9 1.0 Gain (custom designed)
      Speakers:
      Kenwood SW103 Subwoofer
      PSB Century 300i Sattelites x5
      Tactile System:
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      Room Size:
      10 ft. x 16 ft. x 9 ft. (as per ITU-R standard)
      5/8" Double-Insulated surfaces with Solid Core door
      Room Colour Scheme:
      Behr's Disney Collection's Code Red (from Disney's Cars) - 5 coats -- for back and side walls
      Behr's Disney Collection's Mickey's Ears - 3 coats -- for ceiling and front wall
      Sorcerer's Hat Blue carpeting
      Behr's Disney Collection's Hunny Pot (from Disney's Winnie the Pooh) - 3 coats -- for staircase going to the theatre
      Viewing Distance:
      First Row: 9 ft. (as per THX recommendation)
      Second Row: 13 ft. (as per SMPTE recommendation)
      Screen Size:
      96" 2.40:1 Aspect Ratio to maintain Constant Image Height
      Speaker Placement & Configuration:
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      01-30-2010 01:35 PM #619
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    20. 01-31-2010 06:05 PM #620
      Quote, originally posted by tyrantanic &raquo;
      Changed it to vertical, no difference in the sweet spot as far as my living room setup goes. Not saying it's not there, just saying that in any seating position it's not noticeable. (When I say noticeable I mean I measured the SPL and a 1db drop on the sides is essentially not noticeable to the human ear during normal listening conditions.)

      You're missing the point.
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      01-31-2010 06:56 PM #621
      If you can't notice a difference then it really doesn't matter. I have tried the same with mine and besides looking dumb, didn't change anything acoustically. I figure if several thousand dollar centers are horizontally positioned, I will be ok.

    22. 02-01-2010 11:29 AM #622
      Quote, originally posted by 06TornadoGTIPete &raquo;
      If you can't notice a difference then it really doesn't matter. I have tried the same with mine and besides looking dumb, didn't change anything acoustically. I figure if several thousand dollar centers are horizontally positioned, I will be ok.

      Did you even read the article? Or are you just arguing something you have no understanding of again?

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      02-01-2010 12:02 PM #623
      Quote, originally posted by osiris &raquo;
      Did you even read the article? Or are you just arguing something you have no understanding of again?

      Sure I did. It talks about their physical dimensions limiting the size of the drivers thus restricting the dynamic frequency response being output. That is why I have a subwoofer with a variable crossover. My center is rated down to 80hz and my sub covers a range of 39hz to 150hz. There is overlap to make sure that those frequency's are covered.
      I certainly understand what the article is saying and ideally you would want a bigger speaker with bigger drivers. Mine, with 2 5 1/4 drivers is fine by me. It matches PERFECTLY to my fronts.

    24. 02-01-2010 12:08 PM #624
      Quote, originally posted by 06TornadoGTIPete &raquo;
      Sure I did. It talks about their physical dimensions limiting the size of the drivers thus restricting the dynamic frequency response being output. That is why I have a subwoofer with a variable crossover. My center is rated down to 80hz and my sub covers a range of 39hz to 150hz. There is overlap to make sure that those frequency's are covered.
      I certainly understand what the article is saying and ideally you would want a bigger speaker with bigger drivers. Mine, with 2 5 1/4 drivers is fine by me. It matches PERFECTLY to my fronts.

      You're missing the point.
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      02-01-2010 12:42 PM #625
      What is the point then. I have read the article twice and I got 2 overriding themes.
      Off-axis distortion.
      - Not noticeable, even when measured.
      Physical limitations of speaker size due to cabinet size.
      - Hence a subwoofer
      What am I am missing?
      Sometimes I think that people will hear a difference because science tells them they should. If you were to measure frequency distortion due to off axis placement or frequency distortion due to physical speaker size, you would find a difference. However, this difference may bot be as easily detected by the human ear. Just knowing that it is different will convince you that you hear the difference, even if you don't.
      Sure, I will hear a difference from a 3" driver and an 8" driver. I will hear the off axis constraints when I am behind the speaker. But the difference of a 5 1/4" driver and a 6 1/2" driver, not so much. Sitting 25 degrees off axis, not so much.



      Modified by 06TornadoGTIPete at 9:47 AM 2-1-2010

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