Question for Brett: You indicated you will be segragating the HT & audio paths but you have separate amplification points. Are you using the same speakers for both setups? How will you switch them depending on the source>
I am in the process of gutting my kichen/dining room area and want to put in either wall or ceiling mount speakers as the 'B' selection. All things being equal - which configuration is better - wall or ceiling mount for audio? Any speaker recomendations - want to stay on a modest budget.
To extend this thread even furthur...
Loved the bostons since I first heard them. Kind of a mix and match setup:
Sony SAWM40 sub (will probably change this out in the future)
Great mod. Bought a bag of 20 oz. polyfil at Walmart for $1.97. Stuffed the inside with all 20 oz. ( this stuff really expands ) and glued w/hot melt to sides.
Bass is much tighter and, but I needed to re-cal the system to bump up the bass.
I'd go with either the Home Theater Master MX-1000 ( ~$210 ) or the MX-500 ( ~$120 ). I have the MX-500 and it's great. Can program/learn up to 10 devices, gobs of macros, and I prefer the discrete button feel ( all buttons can be programmed ) with the flexibility of the LCD to customize the...
Felix - did you check with Boston ? I asked the same question a couple of months ago trying to timbre match my older VR30s with some center channels. They responded within a day or two ( using email ) - a phone call may be better.
Ok, the next question is - why ?
Assuming the high & low frequency loads are in the same range of impedance ( 8 ohms nominal ) why would the thicker ( 12 guage ) be better for the higher frequencies ? If anything, I would have though the reverse. The thicker, lower resistance cable to the...
My front L/R are boston acoustics which are bi-wire capable but presently they are not wired as such - I have 12 gauge cable to each.
The question is: should the same type of cable be used ( 12 gauge ) if I was to convert to bi-wiring, or could the high frequency wire be a lighter gauge ?
For magnetic shielding copper or aluminum will not work, you need to use a material that blocks the magnetic field (copper and/or aluminum is great for electrical shielding).
I've never done it with a speaker, but have used very thin steel sheet metal for other magnetic shielding applications...