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Offline Barry (NJ)

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Re: My Media Room...
« Reply #15 on: August 18, 2019, 06:08:36 AM »
Found some Sapphire SAT-1000 surrounds on ebay that I think will work well. From what I was able to read on them, prior to pulling the trigger, they have a smoother more forgiving sound, and listening to white noise bears this out. The Optimus speakers had a much higher pitch than my mains during level matching with white noise, and these seem a better match. For about $90 delivered for the four, I'm happy. Maybe one day, I'll be able to get a good deal on a second set of Gallo Strada (overkill for surrounds?), or maybe a set of the A'Diva, but these will do for now...


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Offline Barry (NJ)

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Re: My Media Room...
« Reply #16 on: August 22, 2019, 02:23:42 PM »
So when I updated the room I ran a dedicated 20 amp circuit, with a continuous/unbroken run of 10 gauge, for my equipment rack. My projector however, being at the other end of the room, was plugged into an outlet on existing circuit. I noticed some hum was being introduced into the system when watching movies, that wasn't there when just listening to music. So last night I ran a line from that new outlet to the outlet for the projector and removed line for the other circuit. Now that everything is on a single circuit, hum is gone!


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Offline Guy 13

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Re: My Media Room...
« Reply #17 on: August 22, 2019, 03:27:33 PM »
Hi Barry.
Grrrrr.... That annoying 60 Hz '' hummmmm ''
glad you could get rid of it.
What else to do to complete your super Media Room ?

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Offline Bob in St. Louis

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Re: My Media Room...
« Reply #18 on: August 22, 2019, 05:01:38 PM »
White screws on a black plate..... Dude, you're killing me.  :shock:
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Offline Barry (NJ)

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Re: My Media Room...
« Reply #19 on: August 22, 2019, 05:15:06 PM »
White screws on a black plate..... Dude, you're killing me.  :shock:
Those were replaced :wink:
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Offline Bob in St. Louis

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« Reply #20 on: August 22, 2019, 05:17:51 PM »
Oh.... Good. Jeez, now I'll be able to sleep tonight!  :rofl:
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Thanks for the trumpet Rich!
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Offline Barry (NJ)

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Re: My Media Room...
« Reply #21 on: August 22, 2019, 05:19:09 PM »
Hi Barry.
Grrrrr.... That annoying 60 Hz '' hummmmm ''
glad you could get rid of it.
What else to do to complete your super Media Room ?

Guy 13

Need to tidy up the shelves some. Still have some junk on them that needs to get sorted, and books in boxes that need to be put out.
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Offline Guy 13

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Re: My Media Room...
« Reply #22 on: August 23, 2019, 01:21:16 AM »
Hi Barry.
Grrrrr.... That annoying 60 Hz '' hummmmm ''
glad you could get rid of it.
What else to do to complete your super Media Room ?

Guy 13

Need to tidy up the shelves some. Still have some junk on them that needs to get sorted, and books in boxes that need to be put out.


Hi Barry.
I am packing up and cleaning up all our stuff accumulated in the past 23 years
prior to our big move to Canada.
What I find the most difficult is to choose in the zillions items :
What I will keep,
what I will give,
what I will recycle and
what I will trash.
For me packing is fun, but choosing makes me dizzy.
I hope you don't have the same problem.

Guy 13
Grace Digital Mondo RIT
Cambridge Mini sub 2.1
Schiit Fulla 2 DAC
Schiit SYS PCC
Sony Passive Bookshelf speakers
Lot more stuff on storage
prior to moving back to Canada.

Offline Barry (NJ)

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Re: My Media Room...
« Reply #23 on: August 23, 2019, 06:32:33 AM »
For me packing is fun, but choosing makes me dizzy.
I hope you don't have the same problem.

Guy 13

Yes, my dilemmas are the same :wink:
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Re: My Media Room...
« Reply #24 on: August 23, 2019, 01:07:14 PM »
 Barry you are one talented Man. Car looks awesome and Media Room is Rave ready just saying.  A Music Video Rave I'm in.


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Offline Barry (NJ)

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Re: My Media Room...
« Reply #25 on: August 23, 2019, 02:44:34 PM »
Barry you are one talented Man. Car looks awesome and Media Room is Rave ready just saying.  A Music Video Rave I'm in.

charles

Well Charles, we can do music video, or just CD, or even Vinyl :wink:
The Surround goes through the 2-Channel system, rather then the other way around.
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Re: My Media Room...
« Reply #26 on: August 30, 2019, 05:30:33 PM »
WOW, Barry, I was at your place once, loooong ago, don't quite remember how big it is.  Now, you MUST have ballooned it into such fantastic quarters.  Congrats! :drool:

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Re: My Media Room...
« Reply #27 on: August 31, 2019, 10:03:23 AM »
Thanks Shek, same room as before, but it feels a little bigger as there's less junk in it now ;)


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