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  1. New kid on the block

    New Member Introductions
    What's up home theater world! I always wanted to b apart of a community dealing with music, movies and anything else to do with good sound and ideas. I'm from a small town in NY state and unfortunately it's hard to find people who know much if anything at all about home theater. I loved the...
  2. bridging a mono block type amp

    System Setup and Connection
    Hello, i have what i hope is a quick question, i am using a minidsp to change the phase of one channel, the amp i am doing this is a onkyo M-504, the thing i forgot is the channel that has the phase shifted , is that the new negative or positive, I would normaly use the calibration mic that my...
  3. Using maple butcher block in lieu of mapleshade platforms?

    Remotes | Cables | Accessories | Tweaks
    Has anyone here any experience with using maple isolation blocks and are familiar with Mapleshades. I know they use an air dried maple while a butcher block is kiln dry. Just seeing if anyone has heard the difference between the two. I can pick up enough 2 1/4" thick maple butcher block to...
  4. New kid on the block needs help.

    System Setup and Connection
    Hi Everyone, This is my first post besides my introduction (and I'm sure it won't be my last) so first I would like to say hi. Ok, so my wife went out and bought a TV and Blu-ray unit. I also have a cox cable box and Sony 7.1 receiver to add to the mix. To be thorough the units are: 55"...
  5. New Kid on the block

    New Member Introductions
    Hi All Just wanted to say Hi I have had a living room with all my cinema stuff in it, but I am currently building a new home and I am in the privileged situation to have a dedicated room built for my cinema, hence my reason for joining the forum. I am hoping to drain some brains and get as...
  6. Yamaha's Soavo NS-F901, the New Kid on the Block

    Home Theater, Audio and Video News
    When you see the brand name Yamaha, quite a few products probably come to mind. The A/V enthusiast’s mind likely wanders to Yamaha’s solid and well-reviewed receiver line-up, while your typical consumer might begin to have visions of keyboards, guitars, or motorcycles. In fact, a quick google...
  7. Dayton ultimax 10 with butcher block baffle

    Sealed Subwoofer Build Projects
    Long time lurker going in for his first build thread. I've had a um-10 and a bash 300 amp sitting here teasing me since last winter so I thought its about time to get things started. This will be a small (just over 1cf seal) design using a piece of butcher block maple to make the baffle. I'm...
  8. Butcher block baffle? Good or no good

    DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    I planned on building a small seal sub fort living room and was pondering different build ideas. I was out in my garage when I found a piece of butcher block counter top that I installed in my kitchen a short while back. I was wondering if this could make for a decent solid baffle or not. It is...
  9. Blown Optical Block on Panny ae2000u, any quick/cheap fix?

    Home Theater Projectors
    or is that the death knell of the projector? Pro audio/video fix it place says $2500 to repair/replace but I don't know if that is simply because they want me to buy a projector from them or if it truly is dead. Thoughts?
  10. Treatment to block sound from an open window?

    Home Audio Acoustics
    Hello, we recently moved to WA state and found that the houses here don't typically have air conditioners. As a result, the windows stay open almost all summer. We live next to a fairly heavily traveled road, so I am looking into options to reduce vehicle noise from outside, while keeping the...
  11. New guy on the block

    New Member Introductions
    Newbie here. Stumbled on this forum by accident and have already learned a few things...quite a bit of knowledge within this community.
  12. OT - How to block access to a cable modem?

    Computers | HTPC | Media Servers
    I connect to Cox via a Arris TM402P Cable Modem. Does anyone know of a way to prevent my son getting Internet access by connecting his laptop to the Ethernet port when I am not around? I can block him through my wireless router but that doesn't prevent him from unplugging the router and...