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    insane modded RF-7's, RC-7's, and RS-42's. Emotiva gear. Sunfire sub.

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  1. Klipsch THX Ultra2 7.2 set - Plainfield, IL 60585

    oh...yeah...um....that sucks. i've even heard nightmares about the pallet shipping method. i had Jason (on here) build some custom subs for my client and they were damaged, on a pallet! well, the company said Jason didn't package them "enough" and my client now has banged up subs. so, yeah i get it. i actually didn't even think about the fact you will have so many boxes. it's like when i saw "7.2" i couldn't do the math! my bad. well, for smaller items or maybe not quite as few, the FedEx account is a great way to save money! GLWTS!
  2. Klipsch THX Ultra2 7.2 set - Plainfield, IL 60585

    Friday the 13th bump.... so, just asking....when it comes to shipping do you have a FedEx account? it's free, i have one and it saves me a ridiculous amount. i believe i shipped my LPA-1 amp for $30-40? just throwing it out there....
  3. RF7 mk1 + R115SW sub + Klipsch general thoughts

    ok, if you are not setting your speakers with an analog SPL meter, you are missing out. you need to get one, use a tripod, and correctly place all your speakers. this isn't a 5 minute ordeal. this may take a day or so. go to THX.com or DolbyDigital.com look at the optional placements and put your speakers there. run a test. then change the speakers slightly and test again. repeat until it sounds the best to you. Sub placement is a tricky science. the Sub crawl will get you very close, then you need to mess with the sub's crossover setting on it to dial it in. i personally have my RF-7's set to 40hz and i think the sub is at 80hz. i don't know the exact number off my head, but it's the one that sounds the best (in my open living room). Spoiler: THX says all speakers should be set at 80hz. start there and adjust as needed. i think i have my center at 100hz. it takes a while to figure out what sounds best to you. you surround speakers, not only do you need to adjust the placement length wise against the wall, you need to mess with the height of them. move them in 6" increments. oh, in the future, if you ever think the RF-7's are the issue, you did something wrong! lmao!
  4. how to ship a sub?

    i had my buddy buy 2 subs from Jason (on here) and 1 was damaged, even though it was on a pallet! oh, and you guessed it, the shipper said it wasn't their fault! i would almost build a 2x4 wooden cage around it! i know this, if you make an account on FedEx, shipping rates are retarded cheap! it's free, just register and follow all the steps. this could also be one of the reasons buying a used sub isn't as good as buying new, the shipping cost for us are expensive!
  5. DIY Speaker cables

    quick update...i sold ALL my left over cables and included my spare Cat 6 speaker cable. so if i contacted you and said i'd let you borrow it, um....well...i can't now! sorry! almost a little sad all my extra stuff is gone! oh well, i'll use the little money i got to buy cycling stuff!!!!
  6. um...my 2 cents....after you are done crying, go find someone on here to "demo" their RF-7's....and then....well....you know....make it look like an accident! lmao! ok, super joking! i have RF-7's and you can NOT visit me! lmao! have you put an ad in the Garage section for a woofer? you may get no hits for a single woofer, but think about buying a complete speaker, that way you have all the spare parts you need! someone has got to have a "damaged" one.
  7. DIY Speaker cables

    well, that's why i used a drill and a vice! lmao! i have a 9' Cat 6 speaker cable i made that i'm giving to the person who buys my power cable stuff. i'll be curious what they think of their sound.
  8. looking for RB81's (i know, i know....)

    well....i feel dumb.... i just went to the main site and what do i see...... klipsch is selling RB81II's!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! http://www.klipsch.com/products/reference-ii-bookshelf-speakers?model=rb-81-ii i told the guy, he better get these before they run out!!!!!!!!!!
  9. hey there...again.... i know i asked this question in the past and i had a super amazing deal, buy the guy who is buying all this stuff just couldn't afford them at the time (some bad expenses came up) . and yes....i did scream at him and told him it was a bad mistake! lmao! so anyways, he should be able to buy them now, if someone has them available to sell and are not asking an outlandish price. this dude has less than zero luck with shipping, i mean, he's taking the hit for the ENTIRE team on this one. if they are available and need to ship them, please consider shipping them so a tank can't break them, consider the time, energy, and cost. so, RB-81's, Black, in good condition. thanks....again!
  10. DIY Speaker cables

    Thaddeus, that was the exact link i was going to post! lol! WVU80, so as you can tell, VhAudio braided his wire, where as i just stuck them in a vice and a drill. i don't know which way is better or really care, it didn't take me that long to build these and they sound better than what i had. i have 2 pics, the one with banana plugs is with the Cat 5 cable, and the unterminated pic is the Cat 6 cable. you put a small piece of heat shrink at the end, divide up pairs, twist them together, and done. i don't know what the price per foot is, because one of the benefits of building with Cat 5, you can get it for free. i personally only need about 125' to build all 3 front speakers (8' for mains, 4' for center). it's really the labor and time that makes having Cat 5/6 cables a pain.
  11. DIY Speaker cables

    wow, using Linux Mint and reducing the image kicked my butt! lmao! never had too! i'm so use to "Paint" at work. Cable on top: Cat 6, 11awg Cable on bottom: Cat 5, 12 awg the Cat 6 seems to twist better and stay together a little bit better.
  12. DynaPad

    um, yes, but technically no. i am using a .5" aviation anti-vibration pad. it has a retarded strong adhesive and is amazing for dampening vibrations. i put it in my RF-7's instead of the foam. my speakers were mix and match and they did not have matching foam or matching amounts of foam! so, i just took it out and used them to take up the space the foam did and take out all vibrations. i noticed a difference, but i also completely modded my speakers so i can't say for sure what made what better. i did use the same type foam on my horns (.25") and it made those sound so much better. that did make an impactful difference because it took that RF-7 "harsh" sound out. that way i can choose a different capacitor to really highlight clarity. that way i didn't need to use a "warm" capacitor to take that harsh out.
  13. DIY Speaker cables

    lmao! for you, and only because it's you....i'll take a pic tonight of both of them! lmao!!!!
  14. DIY Speaker cables

    Hey my fellow speaker tinkers.... so, i finally got off my lazy butt and made my Cat 5/6 speaker cables. i will say i was surprised at the results. don't get too excited though, i was comparing them to Mil Spec wire (12awg, twisted, shielded). the difference between these two were night and day. i am happy to say that even my wife could hear a drastic difference. the volume seemed to be "louder", clarity was through the roof, and even the bass was kicked up. all this could be heard during an HT demo! usually cable upgrades have to be tested through a 2ch A/B to really hear a difference. most of you know this through my "Power Cable Test Kit" post. anyways, i used 4 pairs of twisted Cat 5 pairs to make 1 leg. then i took 4 legs and twisted them into a Star Quad design. so that's 16 pairs or 12awg. i also did the same thing with Cat 6 23awg and that comes to 11awg. i am going to switch out my Cat 5 cables for Cat 6 because of a few OCD reasons. i like the Teflon jacket more, i like how the colors look (over all appearance), all 4 pairs are twisted the same (cat 5 has 2 pairs twisted more tightly). i highly double there is an audible difference, and i won't even do an A/B test. i used a vice and a drill. took about 1 hour to make the cable, comb out the ends, strip them, and install banana plugs. so, much quicker than braiding them! the final design is pretty cool because the 4 legs twisted together open up a touch and make an air gab in the center. i've read that's a good thing, but i don't know the science behind the answer. again, super cheap, easy, quick, and there is a noticeable sound difference between Cat 5/6 and cheaper speaker cables.
  15. Questions for 4K BD player owners.

    ok, this is close to the topic.... if you want the newest TV that has "HDR" you might want to consider this.... you first need that new HDR tv.... then you need a processor that will pass it though....my Emotiva UMC-1 wont, or the UMC200....you need the NEW MC-700...(or AVR, if you are not into separates) then you need an HDR bluray player....the NEW XBox One S is the CHEAPEST at $250, but the OPPO is $550.... finally, you need certified HDR HDMI cables. thankfully Monoprice has them pretty cheap, but the specific cables i bought a few years ago from them, have HDR problems. problems as in, the picture is BLACK! no video out at all! i bought the super cool micro cables that are really flexible and easy to route. i wasn't into HT when HDMI first hit, but this is the whole analog vs hdmi issue when it first came out. people who had thousands vested in their system had to completely start over to get all the hdmi benefits. now, it's the new HDR "upgrade".