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  1. DIY Speakers
    I've been doing dome research on cabinet dumping materials, but can't find any reasonable explanation on what makes one product better than another. For starters, what frequencies are we trying to dump? I calculated the frequency for one-quarter wavelength of the longest dimension of my current...
  2. General Screen Discussion
    I have a PT-AE3000 Panasonic and am deciding on a screen. Options include mechanical tab tensioned (Elite or other brand) screen or a DIY custom size screen. I am looking over various options, but was looking for feedback from owners of this projector for suggestions re: the best screen or...
  3. DIY Screens
    Hi, I have just posted on the anamorphic forum about screen ratio but this question relates to screen material. I recently changed my Sharp XV-Z10000 for a JVC HD750 and while I am happy with the change one particular aspect seems worse with the new PJ and may be due to ANSI. I don't have a...
  4. Blu-ray | DVD | Disc Media Players
    I have been recording movies and shows from my HR20 DVR to my standalone DVD Recorder for 2-3 solid years with no problems. All of a sudden, beginning last night, I can no longer do this. I get a "Copy Protected, Cannot Record" message from my DVD recorder (RCA DRC 8052NB). I get this on every...
  5. DIY Screens
    Hey all just thought of something that could be used.... just wondering if anyone has tried it... the back side linoleum floor im gunna test it by it self tomorrow... but i know from experience ( my grandmother buys the reminents and paints the back side like area rugs and sells them at craft...
  6. DIY Speakers
    Hi, I am putting my own acoustic stuffing material in a pair of non-DIY monitors (Behringer B2020P), but I don't know exactly how to place go about placing it and how much to use. Any advice?
  7. DIY Screens
    Due to my long seating distance (about 19 feet from the screen to the back of the sofa) I'm thinking it might be a good idea to go for a screen larger than what a 4'x8' sheet of MDF allows. This is going to be a painted screen. Unfortunately there's an opening in the wall behind where the screen...
  8. DIY Screens
    I’m looking at purchasing an Elite Cinetension2 screen for my theater room. So far it seems they are the best deal for a first-time buyer. Anyway, I am wondering what folks think regarding what screen material I should get? I have a Mitsubishi HC1500 on the way and it will be ceiling mounted at...
  9. AV Home Theater
    Hi, This is my first time on this forum so I apologise if this is not the appropriate place to ask this question. I'm trying to find any publicly available research results on how many homes have surround sound/home theatre systems in them. I don't care if it's the $100 all in one box type...
  10. DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    I went to Lowes today because I needed another box of screws and wood glue for my current sub build. While there, I noticed some expandable/flexible aluminum tubing. I believe it was to be used as duct work. Would this work well for port material? Seemed to be about half the price of PVC and a...
  11. Home Audio Subwoofers
    Hey guys, I was wondering. what are your opinions on different driver material for subwoofers such as: aluminum polypropalene kevlar paper etc. do you think there is much of a difference. I understand that the material should be light and firm , but how much difference do you think...
  12. Home Audio Acoustics
    I've just finished building my first sub and after doing some sound measurements I have decided to make some corner bass traps. This is because I have a very uneven room response (see graph). For example, I have a big -22db dip at around 28hz or 40hz, depending upon listening position and/or...
  13. DIY Screens
    I was just wondering if any of these screen materials work well. Or is a dyi laminate screen a better choice. It seems like the price is very competive. The screen material requires I build a frame but is only about 30 dollars. I have ordered the laminate for me. However, I am now helping my...
  14. Manufactured Screens
    Da-Lite Screen Material Review Da-Lite is the largest screen manufacturer in the world. With over 90 years of expertise, they offer a wide variety of screen materials that can suit just about anyone’s home theater needs. Those of you that have read the “Gain and other confusing topics.”...
  15. DIY Screens
    Any ideas on good performing but affordably priced material for a DIY acoustically transparent screen?
  16. Home Audio Acoustics
    Hi All, Can someone give me a quick breakdown of the various types of acoustic treatment material available for DIY projects and where you can purchase them? I'm fairly new to room correction and acoustic treament and would love some guidance. It would be great if this information could be...
  17. Home Audio Acoustics
    I have searched and searched for OC 703 /705 in my area to no avail.I did however find a mineral fiber called Thermafiber Safing. Has anyone ever heard of this? I can not find any acoustical information on this product. It comes in 2x4 sheets 3inches thick. I am finally ready to build some...
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