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post #181 of 290 Old 01-08-09, 12:32 PM
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nice chairs!

Santa brought me a Blu-Ray player and a stack of movies. That was the only HT related thing I got.

2009 Plans:

I got the thumbs up to build a new entertainment center. I'm going to size it for a new TV. I've been eyeing the Samsung 52" 750.

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2009 Plans:

I got the thumbs up to build a new entertainment center.
Did you forget #2? "Host Houston group to show off my IB sub."

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Did you forget #2? "Host Houston group to show off my IB sub."

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Sounds like we've got some interest back in the group~~~~~~~~~~Wayne, did you finish the sub, or is it still under construction?

Jim,

Sure would be neat to see and hear some BluRay on my system now. I wonder if they look or sound any better than the HD unit you brought to our meet? Yes......outside the grueling nonstop round trip to Sonnie's house, the chairs are a big payoff for us in the living room. Thanks for the compliments. They just happened to be the same ones my wife has wanted for a few years and as you know, we have to keep the WAF in check. Sonnie made me a of a deal on a couple of Panamax 5100 units too.

I'm holding out for my BluRay cause I hear there are some improved upconverting chips fixing to hit the market this next quarter, now that the Christmas season shoppers have bought a large portion of the HDMI 1.1 and profile 1.0 units, a lot of the R & D has been paid for. Most of those buyers don't know the difference between units except that the price is cheaper than the players were a year ago... A report said 1.5 million units sold the first week after Christmas.

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Did you forget #2? "Host Houston group to show off my IB sub."

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Ah yes, I'll add that to the list. Maybe we can have a tuning party and we can dial it in.


Mike, I got the Panasonic DMP-BD35K, which is Profile 2.0. I got it for $224 shipped right around Thanksgiving. It gets great reviews.

http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Panas...oductDetail.do

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post #185 of 290 Old 02-27-09, 09:24 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Houston DIY Home Theater Group?

How are all of my Houston HT friends these days? I've been up to my eyeball in regular work, and in preparing for Army deployment in a few months. We should start thinking about new topics, potential hosts and a few possible dates. Remember, we can do:

1) Speaker auditions,
2) Build demonstrations,
3) Video tuning tutorial,
4) New Blu-Ray screening,
5) any other ideas you might have.

So, throw some ideas up on the wall and see what sticks!

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Springfield, IL

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Hey Mark,

Good to know you're still home to spend some time with your new little one. Hope all is good on your end.

I'd like to see some tuning / calibration instruction. I know you were building some speaker boxes; did you complete them? If not, covering the build and assembly would be interesting.

Or, we could get some double hearing protection, BluRay copy of Transformers, and head on over to Mike's for a viewing... His system is worth a second viewing.

I'm up for anything, hit me up when you get a date in mind.

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Re: Houston DIY Home Theater Group?

I'm working on the Nat P Waves this weekend. I applied the final curved wall to the first speaker and began to bondo-up the gaps. Hopefully, the second speaker will get sealed up and maybe completely prepped for whatever finish they'll ultimately get. I'd like to have a finished product before showing them off.

We still have Jim's IB vs ported sub demo option, our recent addition David had some good ideas, or week could head back down to Mike's place. Maybe if I get a ton done this weekend, I could consider hosting in a couple weeks.

Any more ideas?

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Or, we could get some double hearing protection, BluRay copy of Transformers, and head on over to Mike's for a viewing... His system is worth a second viewing.


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Tony,

I rebuilt the center speaker's crossover a couple of weeks after our viewing. You commented about how well it sounded before and the new crossover has really improved it. I changed the crossover points and changed the tweeter's section to a 3rd order from the 2nd order that I had with my previous crossover. It really shines now!

I've also bought the next generation T-785 NAD receiver and beefed up the output power with a new Rotel THX RMB 1095 5 x 200 watt amplifier. The system really rocks now!

I'm always open for you guys to come over. It's a treat to have ya!

I'm now a distributor for the Audience A3 full range driver and other products and have been working on a cabinet design. These 3" drivers have the new XBL2 technology and are full range from 40 hz to 2200 hz and down to 20 hz @ -20. About all I could do is display the drivers at the meet until I get a perfected cabinet. I've got one built, but am tweaking it. There are no crossovers needed.

I've also got Audience's Illuminator disk treatment we could apply to a DVD to show how this product improves the sound of all optical disks. I haven't had the time to treat a disk yet, so that would be a good demo. Refer to my website to read more about it.

Let me know....

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I forgot I bought a DVD copy of Transformers. Our workers came over yesterday and we plugged it in and went to scene #18. Wow, what a show and sound effects! I never took the time to watch it before.

I can't even imagine what a Blue-Ray version with HD audio would sound like!!

You guys let me know if you want to come back....Double hearing protection?

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Or, we could get some double hearing protection, BluRay copy of Transformers, and head on over to Mike's for a viewing... His system is worth a second viewing.

I'm up for anything, hit me up when you get a date in mind.

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Re: Houston DIY Home Theater Group?

Wow, time has really gotten away from me. Between my hospital duties and preparing for a deployment to the middle east, things are pretty hectic. I'm stealing minutes here and there to finish off the Nat P Waves, but oranizing the HHT-DIY meetings is proving to be too much (at least for now). Maybe if Mike is willing to host the next meet, he could organize it as well? Or if someone else is interested, that would work too. So, what do you guys think?

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