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Forum: Speaker and Subwoofer Reviews   10-27-13, 12:34 PM
Replies: 1,074
Views: 108,318
Posted By Sirbrine
Re: The Official $2,500 Speaker Evaluation / Home Audition Event

This looks to be a really fun event with some high quality equipment and speakers. Since this is not a shootout, there is no pressure to try to find the "best" speaker (which is highly subjective...
Forum: Home Audio Speakers   10-27-13, 12:34 PM
Replies: 1,087
Views: 182,113
Posted By Sirbrine
Re: The Official $2,500 Speaker Evaluation / Home Audition Event

This looks to be a really fun event with some high quality equipment and speakers. Since this is not a shootout, there is no pressure to try to find the "best" speaker (which is highly subjective...
Forum: Home Audio Acoustics   11-17-11, 07:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,839
Posted By Sirbrine
Re: If I win one of the $600 GIK Acoustics Shopping Sprees...

I guess I'll try this GIK shopping spree since I didn't win the last one.

My wife is very concerned about how acoustic treatments would look in our family room so I'll have to be very careful and...
Forum: Home Audio Acoustics   09-04-11, 09:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,352
Posted By Sirbrine
Re: Sound Treatment

Cool idea. It looks like you are going to lower your rear speakers a bit because of your wall/ceiling treatment? I'm really interested in seeing pictures of the finished product.
Forum: Forum Announcements | News   06-04-11, 07:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,896
Posted By Sirbrine
Forum: Home Audio Speakers   05-15-11, 10:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 21,242
Posted By Sirbrine
Re: "Best Kept Secret" Speakers

I would add Salk speakers to the list. Internet direct, furniture quality finish customized with your choice of wood veneer, high quality components, and you won't find anyone nicer to deal with...
Forum: Home Theater Seating and Accessories   05-14-11, 05:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,957
Posted By Sirbrine
Re: Sturdy stands for bookshelfs

I have heard of people using blu-tack to help hold speakers on stands. I have not tried it myself. A quick look at the website suggests that blu-tack is not recommended for very heavy objects, but...
Forum: Home Theater Room Photos (Finished Rooms Only)   03-12-11, 03:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 12,738
Posted By Sirbrine
Re: The "Z" Family Theater

Yes, congratulations. Very well done. Do you have any specific plans for additional acoustic treatments? I think it is much easier to put them in a dedicated theater room as opposed to a shared...
Forum: Home Audio Acoustics   03-04-11, 08:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,712
Posted By Sirbrine
Re: GIK Acoustics $500 Shopping Spree Giveaway Qualification Thread

I am now qualified. Please count me in! It is going to be a long wait. I wonder who the one other lucky winner will be?
Forum: REW Forum   03-04-11, 08:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,300
Posted By Sirbrine
Re: Sub graph good alone but not with mains

I keep reading about how much bass traps / broadband absorbers can even out room response by reducing both peaks and nulls. I'm currently trying to figure out how to add some room treatments for our...
Forum: HDTV | Video Displays | Processors   03-04-11, 07:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,000
Posted By Sirbrine
Re: FINAL DECISION

I purchased a Samsung TV because most reviews I could find were very favorable. I ended up with a 46" LCD and think I am happy with it. The picture quality is great but the TV had to be replaced...
Forum: Extended Warranties   03-04-11, 07:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,652
Posted By Sirbrine
Re: squaretrade warranty

I bought a Squaretrade warranty when I purchased a TV from Vann's in late 2009. The pricing is reasonable and the research I did at the time was favorable toward Squaretrade.

I have not had to...
Forum: Home Audio Acoustics   03-04-11, 07:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,504
Posted By Sirbrine
Re: Dedicated movie room, need help with acoustic treatments

I have a question about the broadband absorbers. Ignoring aesthetics, is there any benefit to installing them closer to the floor so that they are nearer to the intersection of the wall and floor?
Forum: Home Theater Room Photos (Finished Rooms Only)   03-04-11, 06:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 13,351
Posted By Sirbrine
Re: My Man Cave

That's a really sharp looking room. Comfortable furniture, cool lights even an exit sign!

I'm always impressed by people who are skilled enough to do the work themselves too. I can do it but I'm...
Forum: Movies | TV Shows | Hollywood   03-04-11, 06:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,559
Posted By Sirbrine
Re: American Idol 2011 Official Discussion Thread

I used to watch American Idol religiously but somehow just kind of lost interest. Changing the judges just made me less interested and then after Simon left and I heard an NPR review of the show I...
Forum: DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion   03-04-11, 06:30 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,672
Posted By Sirbrine
Re: looking for a subwoofer suggestion..

I have a lot to learn and understand that there are a lot of variables but all else being equal, I thought that 15" drivers were more responsive and musical in general than larger drivers. Of...
Forum: New Member Introductions   03-03-11, 06:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 513
Posted By Sirbrine
Re: Hello everyone

I am learning as well. My best advice, in addition to asking questions, is to search the internet and these forums and just read as much as you can. There is an unbelievable amount of information...
Forum: Home Theater Room Photos (Finished Rooms Only)   02-27-11, 08:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,703
Posted By Sirbrine
Re: T6 Home theater

The room is very nice! Are those some kind of acoustical treatments on the walls and the door, or just part of the decor? Have you had an opportunity to measure the sound in the room?
Forum: Home Audio Acoustics   02-27-11, 08:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,034
Posted By Sirbrine
Re: Open window reaction

During my "research" into room acoustics over time, I believe I read that sound often escapes through doorways into other rooms and never comes back. I guess this would be the same principle with...
Forum: Computers | HTPC | Media Servers   02-27-11, 08:13 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 14,022
Posted By Sirbrine
Re: What antivirus software do you use?

I have used Norton Antivirus for years and have been very happy with it. Prior to that, I used Norton Systemworks. However, I have heard good things about Microsoft Security Essentials.
Forum: Computers | HTPC | Media Servers   02-27-11, 07:59 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 39,848
Posted By Sirbrine
Re: What browser do you use and what resolution do you view?

I have just continued using Internet Explorer as new versions are released. So, I use IE8. I have a 19 inch CRT monitor and use 1024 x 768 resolution. Higher resolutions would only work for me if...
Forum: System Setup and Connection   02-27-11, 07:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,425
Posted By Sirbrine
Re: Cable TV Signal Amplifier

I have Cox Cable in Kansas and they don't care how many times the signal is split. They will even help to maximize the signal. I believe they do charge for an amplifier if one is needed though.
Forum: Remotes | Cables | Accessories | Tweaks   02-27-11, 07:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,106
Posted By Sirbrine
Re: Help with cables and speaker wire

I have always just hooked bare speaker wire up to the binding posts on the receiver. However, it is time consuming so I purchased a pair each of the Open Screw and the Closed Screw type of banana...
Forum: AV Home Theater   02-27-11, 03:38 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 13,149
Posted By Sirbrine
Re: 3D in home theaters, Do you see yourself upgrading?

They missed the boat with me on this one and I suspect a lot of other people feel the same way. I'm not sure there is any real perceived need for 3D in most people's minds, especially with baby...
Forum: Home Audio Acoustics   02-26-11, 12:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,735
Posted By Sirbrine
Re: GIK Acoustics $500 Shopping Spree Giveaway

I have been doing a lot of research lately on sound treatment. I was planning on trying some diy builds but then I came across GIK. After spending a lot of time reading in several different forums,...
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