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Everything posted by MercedesBerater

  1. No- I was saying I personally thought it seemed fair. Only because my local Klipsch shop has k-horns on display for $5500+ a piece! So, my uneducated used-market mind thought that seemed fair. Apparently I was way off.
  2. Wow. Comparatively that is very high! I'd rather have the k-horns. Thanks all! Thought it was a "fair" price. I've never bought A/V equipment pre-owned, learned something today!
  3. Also- they have it marked at $1495 for pair. Is that fair, or still too high?
  4. Not sure if price was fair. Just thought I'd share.
  5. Odana antique shop in Madison Wisconsin I am not affiliated with the seller, just stumbled across these. Seems like a fair price. They appear to be in "mint" condition.
  6. "Corinthian" leather. Imitation.. Everything
  7. Hahahaha protecting them. That's good thinking .
  8. Well, Ibiza, if it's any consolation WE didn't cover beautiful hardwood floors in every house across America with linoleum. Gee, thanks Boomers for your contributions.
  9. I doubt #7 is the cause. That's an easy test- rap on the catalyst and see if it rattles. In theory the catalyst should rattle more at low RPM because the pulses of exhaust gasses are farther apart allowing a rattle to happen. But the higher rpm ends up being smoother and would not have a rattle because the pulses are so minuscule it is almost like constant airflow. If that makes sense. I do agree with the group above with a detonation issue. It could be bad fuel, too low octane. Or - how many miles are on this engine? Have a tech pull out the plugs and replace, also while the spark bore is open, bore scope the engine and look for carbon deposits. Carbon deposits can get super hot under load and act like a spark plug that will burn fuel as soon as it hits the combustion chamber. I've seen that before on an older engine. Imagine a piece of charcoal burning inside your engine trumping your spark plug. All it would take is one cylinder. So check all of them. Hope that helps! Let us know what was found.
  10. Will hopefully with hold the next updates for 1) door 2) carpet 3) towers in room 4) acoustic panels 5) PJ Not in that particular order. Sorry everyone for the many pictures of trim. Lol. I'd like some leaps and bounds here soon.
  11. I will leave the column speakers bare I think. As all my other speakers are naked. I love the copper and cherry combo. I set the room design/color to mirror the colors of the copper and cherry. I do not have an Atmos processor yet. I currently use a garbage pioneer $250 AVR that can't really even do room correction. It just sets distances, that's it! By the time I'm done and ready to hook it all up- I hope Atmos is a little more commonplace. Right now I'm thinking Marantz processor with Emotiva Amps. And an Oppo BDP.
  12. A few more sticks of trim & a I used a sharpie marker to doodle the rear in-column speaker so my wife can "see" my vision easier. Took a few days off work coming up here in May, will hopefully finish all my odds and ends & be 100% ready for carpet!! Also gotta get my butt in gear in the formal living room & finish the traditional raised panel wainscoting while I'm off work. Theater first though. Priorities.
  13. Database error trying to post in home-theater thread.
  14. These GLS plugs do have a small set screw & a dual threaded portion. Basically you out wire in... Set screw. Then a compression fitting clamps down on the wire jacket.. Feels very secure. Here's my finished product.
  15. I used GLS plugs in the carbon/black color. Very very happy with them. Spent about $30 for a 10pack (20 plugs. 10R, 10B)
  16. Doubt you'll hear any difference. I use a $250 receiver that powers my entire system right now. I'm sure I'll hear a difference when going to separates.... But from bi-amp to regular, that's much more minor I think. And... If you miss it- a few extra amps later & you're back to bi-amped. If the RF82ii's seem like more rear speaker than you thought you'd need... At least you'll never have to worry about the "what if", had you gone with a tiny little rear speaker.
  17. Either way will be sufficient. Do 7ii's in the rear... Cuz why not I would do the rf82ii's if price is similar to the rf62ii *Edit* if you plan on doing Dolby Atmos you should ideally have all direct radiating loudspeakers. So think about your future plans too..
  18. It's no Youthman level of custom... But it'll do! It's my first HT build, trying to learn from everyone else so I only HAVE to do this once, even if I WANT to do it again later
  19. Lots of head scratching. Luckily i figured out my DeWalt double bevel compound mitre saw has detents for crown! I would have never figured out 31.6* and 33.9* is what I needed to make a 90* with crown.
  20. First EVER attempt at Crown Moulding!! This literally just made the biggest impact. My wife came in after I was cleaning up & said that's the best part of the whole room. That the crown somehow balances everything out.
  21. I refuse to pay for cable tv or satellite. I use my Apple TV For Netflix, Pandora, and Frontline mostly. Otherwise use the xboxOne for Netflix or movies.
  22. Will have to pick up a few splitters to see if that makes the auto-detect feature work properly. Would be cool to get some extra oomph from them. Although they hit pretty hard as it is in their current home. Maybe then I won't need 2 more when I move to the theater.........Nah...I'll "need" two more! Lol
  23. Thanks Agile. The r5650wii side soeakers are in wall and will be mounted inside the side columns in rear. The plywood floor is a stage and rear riser. There is no subfloor or floating floor. But I do like the feel of the plywood underfoot. All plywood is two layers with green glue.
  24. Thanks! I can't wait to get the speaker in the side wall column so I can trim that one too. I think it should be ok having the smaller jack-post column in the way. I suspect the side wall column will have about 90* dispersion which will give ambience to the front and rear rows (it's centered right between the rows) and the little ambient sound data that's sent to side surrounds that little bit of blockage from the inner post shouldn't matter too much. Hope I'm right. If not, all rooms have compromises.
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