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    • Better than the last couple of days! No altered states for me anymore unless the darned vertigo strikes! Thanks bud, you have a good one. Diggin' the theatric sound of that Tom Waits still, Gin Soaked just started.
    • Everything but the motorboards and front side pieces. I have some metal to cut  for a few days so the mill is not available for wood to cut the motorboards  right now. Also have to get my forklift back from being repaired. The engine head is off and being machined from a gasket leak so I hope one day next week it might be fixed. I am going to need it to lift it off the table. I will be able to assemble it all from one side though so once I can get the motorboards cut it will be time to move on. I also have to get one more sheet of 25mm Baltic. Sad to say I fall just short of having wood for the four front side pieces. I figured there would be enough with six sheets but no. All in all these will consume roughly 6 sheets of 25mm and two sheets of 18mm. In retrospect these 25mm sheets are overkill but I am making these to be my end all be all so I don't care. If I were doing it again they would be from 18mm. Calculated weight with speakers is right at 338 pounds per. I have no problem tilting these or lifting one end up by hand to put on a dolly but getting them off a table 38" high? No way.   It will go fast once my forklift is back.  By the way. The track saw is sure the way to go. More than accurate enough for this kind of work and beats the heck out of muscling big sheets of plywood around on the table saw. Thanks for the track saw tips guys.  That jig looks interesting but for this project I am going to use 1" x 1" corner pieces and screw and glue.  
    • Did a forum search you may find of some interest. For more specific info go to Klipsch.com link at top of page for the soundbars.:   https://community.klipsch.com/index.php?/search/&q=RSB-14
    • I have these Cornscala's.  $ 1500.00 is an excellent deal for a buyer.  Sit in front of these listening to your music and you'll wonder why you waited so long for these terrific speakers.  
    • This is true--if you're talking about demastering it at home or you are considering buying a "remastered recording" CD (which means that they crushed the dynamic range further in order to make it even louder than earlier CD versions).    Demastering is just the same as using a very high quality EQ unit (sort of like a Cello Palette--but digital EQ inside the digital player), and taming poor mastering EQ, and perhaps taking the time to remove some line noise in the recording (50/60 Hz, 100/120 Hz, HVAC fan noise at 19, 38, etc. Hz...which curtails modulation distortion sidebands at midbass and above frequencies).  Except that if using demastering, you do it once and save--instead of doing it every time that you play it back with an EQ unit.  Demastering also also shows you the spectrograms and spectrum plots what you've got so that you can zero in on the obvious issue areas, facilitating the update iterations until the corrections sound best.   Even if you correct the noise and EQ, the CD tracks can be trash to begin with--especially if someone used way too much compression and clipping (limiting).  Once the mastering people use a compressor on the music--that's it.  Your ability to recover the dynamic range (the thing that most owning hi-fi rigs actually like to hear) is basically gone forever.  One can reconstruct clipped peaks, but clipping permanently degrades the tracks even if the clipped peaks are reconstructed--because you lose all of the higher frequency content of the clipped peaks during the clipping process.  De-clipping can only reconstruct the fundamental frequency for each peak--not the higher harmonics that reside inside the peaks.  That's permanently removed during mastering clipping (the euphemism of clipping is called is "limiting") .   So, bottom line: demastering can make a big difference in listenability--but the quality of the tracks is basically set when you get them on CD.  High quality pristine music tracks always sound much better.   Applying demastering to phonograph records is possible but more time consuming since you first have to play the record into an ADC to capture it on 44.1/16 or higher bitstream, then separate the individual tracks by hand, name each individually, then remove sub-harmonic artifacts that are on the record (warp, ticks, pops, etc.).  Then you can demaster the EQ.  Fortunately, the format of phonograph records is just barely able to hold the music as-is, so the record companies cannot do to them what they do to CDs--else the record needle would jump out of the groove.  The dynamic range of the records is often 4 or more dB higher than the CD release because of this limitation of vinyl.    Chris
    • I have run many different amps and some receivers on my 7's from a beast old Onkyo TX890, 805 and the 7's sounded very good at high levels, then some Carvers pushing around 300-350, Emotiva XPA5, Behringer Inuke (had one laying around to try it out) and a QSC rated for 500-600 at a 4ohm load.  The QSC happened to be a DCA series, but that series has more to do with some features for cinema applications and is the same as some of their other series.  The Carvers and Emotiva were a noticeable improvement over the receivers, though they weren't bad at all, but the QSC out performed all of them clearly and you don't need to spend anything approaching your budget.  If you go out hunting on the clean used market with a $500 budget and understand the market you will have more clean power than you will ever be able to utilize and if you want to try out a lot of different things until you understand that from personal experience, you can buy and sell and it costs you nothing if you buy it for fair market value.     Just my .02
    • Have you tried to adjust your AVR unit to increase the center channel in your setup?
    • Wavelength?  You?  Ha!  How are ya today  @JohnJ ?    Got a bit rowdy last nite in RTM...  lolol   Welcome to the gaggle of black sheep here on the Forum 9050...    @a9050lx ain't happening, so ur now 9050 unless you have a name we can all try to remember!!  hahahaha     
    • Sure someone here has tried the later soundbars and given time someone will be along. You do good by posting if not answered. If the specs on the new ones you speak of have bigger speakers even the tweeter, they may be even marked with a higher efficiency rating or number. Yes that is a fair sized room. Some here are going with wireless speakers for visual concerns. If you are happy with your setup otherwise, and are not against a center speaker instead of soundbar, I would consider one that has close enough match with your bookshelf speakers, and maybe one abit larger or next size up, if it is setup primarily for the soundbar sound reproduction... @joshwulf
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