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  1. Dave Dahl

    Velodyne has announced an external subwoofer setup room equalizer...

    Hi all, I was going over some things recently and stumbled onto a Velodyne press release announcing the future release of a subwoofer calibration system. It will include the 2.0 software version of the system they currently use for their DD subwoofers. The external box will be able to be used...
  2. Dave Dahl

    Does anybody know where to find RG59 to RCA adapters?

    Hi all, I am creating custom runs for my component video and s-video lines. I have decided to use copper shielded RG59 cable. Unfortunately, I am unable to locate the ends needed for this project. I need an adapter that takes bare RG59 cable at one end and has a male RCA plug at the...
  3. Dave Dahl

    When, exactly, was DSD (not Super Audio CD) introduced?

    Hi all, I'm having a disagreement with somebody I work with. He asserts that Direct Stream Digital(DSD)was created and tested in 1980. I believe that to be completely false. Does anybody know what year the DSD technology was introduced and what the first studio album recorded with it was...
  4. Dave Dahl

    Need help with ETF and feedback into system...

    Hi all, Lately I've been experimenting with the ETF software with my Radio Shack level meter. I keep running into the same problem; the radio shack meter and my speakers (ML Ascenti's) keep getting into some hidious feedback loop. Nothing I do in the computer's mixer seems to help. Any...
  5. Dave Dahl

    Is it possible to connect a HTPC to television via firewire?

    Hi all, I am curious if it is possible to construct a simple home theater pc and connect it to my Mits Diamond 65813 via a firewire cable. I would think that it is yet I have not, after much searching, been able to find any information pro or con. Any ideas? Thanks! Dave
  6. Dave Dahl

    I wonder if Sony is holding SACD back to prepare for a hi-res streaming service...

    Hi all, I am enamoured with Super Audio CD. Now that it's been out for a few years I have been wondering why there seems to be very little marketing push for it. I think that there are two possible explanations. First is that Sony is having trouble getting recording studios to install the...
  7. Dave Dahl

    Woohoo! I've just ordered my new MartinLogans!

    I wanted to share the good news. After receiving the ok from my wife earlier in the week I went ahead and ordered a brand new pair of MartinLogan Ascenti speakers. The anticipation is killing me. I'm looking forward to their arrival! -Dave
  8. Dave Dahl

    Do I get a pair of ML Ascents or a pair or Aeons and a Cinema center channel?

    The title says it all. I can go either direction. -Dave
  9. Dave Dahl

    Why are the DS9 box sets priced so high?

    Hello everybody, I am a big Star Trek Deep Space Nine fan. Thought it was the best of the bunch. I can not get myself to purchase the DVD box sets for the simple reason that they are too expensive for my pocketbook. I understand that the studio has every right to sell it at whatever price...
  10. Dave Dahl

    I have an amazing -20dB dip from 4KHz to 20KHz! Why?

    Hi all, I was messing around with a computer based spectrum analyzer with a radio shack SPL meter hooked into it. I have discovered that from 20Hz to 4KHz everything was, while not completely flat, what I had expected. What I did not expect is that starting at 3.5KHz to 4KHz there is a 20dB...
  11. Dave Dahl

    Comcast has really no idea...

    Hi all, I live in Crystal Lake, IL and I work in audio/video sales. Anyhow, over the past few months I've been calling Comcast to see when the HD cable and high speed internet access would be availible. Last month I got the answer that the system would go live on September 22nd. Today I got...
  12. Dave Dahl

    What's going on with Best Buy and higher end televsions...

    Hi all, The word on the street is that Best Buy has entered into agreements with television manufacturers to carry higher end set in select stores. Mitsubishi Diamond and Pioneer Elite are two of the names I've heard. Also, to bolster the new product line, they are attempting to attract...
  13. Dave Dahl

    B&K boggles my mind...

    Hi all, I currently own a B&K AVR-507 receiver. It's a really good machine. What gets me is that the manual is extremely unclear regarding how the dvd-audio input is processed. For example the manual makes mention once how the dvd-a input is processed and that the user may manipulate the...
  14. Dave Dahl

    What happens to equipment if the outlet is not grounded and the polarity is reversed?

    I only ask because for the past four years my house has been wired incorrectly. Could this actually hurt the equipment? Thanks! Dave
  15. Dave Dahl

    Does the B&K resample the sound from the 6 channel external input?

    Hi all, I've been playing with my new AVR507 receiver from B&K. Fantastic machine. Anyhow, I have noticed that when I use the external 6 channel inputs for SACD it is able to utilize prologic 2, Neo6, Stereo (this on a multichannel SACD), and THX processing. I have never known a receiver...
  16. Dave Dahl

    Is it actually illegal to purchase a receiver from an unauthorized dealer?

    Hi all, I have watched with amusement the discussions over the past year or two regarding purchasing equipment via unauthorized dealers. I myself will not do it. I understand that for various reasons other will. The reason for this post is to find out if purchasing a unit from an...
  17. Dave Dahl

    FS: Denon AVR-4802

    Hi all, It's time for my yearly upgrade. I found out recently that I can get a great deal on a new B&K AVR507 through work (Tweeter). That being the case I have decided to sell my Denon AVR-4802 receiver. I have treated it with great care and still have the original packaging, manuals...
  18. Dave Dahl

    NEED IMMEDIATE HELP: Anybody know the dimensions of Pro630HD?

    Hi all, I have a customer who is interested in purchasing the new Pioneer Elite Pro630HD television. He is building it into a wall and needs the exact height, width, and depth of the set. Although I assume it's the same as the 2002 model I would like to be sure before I commit to an answer...
  19. Dave Dahl

    I think B&K has made a mistake with their new remotes on their high end gear.

    Hi all, I think that B&K has made a mistake with their including of the MX-700 remote control with their REF 50 and AVR507. At issue is the remote controls complete inability to learn anything without a computer. I think it is foolish to assume that each consumer (even though they are...
  20. Dave Dahl

    A question on the video settings on the Denon DVD-1600

    Hi everybody, I just picked up the DVD-1600 by Denon this week. I think that it is a great player for the money. Anyhow, while reading through the manual I came across two items that I don't understand. First: what exactly does the 'cinema' mode do to the picture? The manual is not clear...
  21. Dave Dahl

    What is a 'slew rate'?

    Hi, I have heard of the slew rate when it comes to amplifiers. Yet, although I'm pretty knowledgeable when it comes to home theater I still don't know what it means. Can anybody help? -Dave
  22. Dave Dahl

    Boy do I love Martin Logans...

    That's it. Nothing else to say. -Dave
  23. Dave Dahl

    I will never hear a better system in my lifetime than this one...(seriously)

    Hi all, I have been a big fan of audio reproduction for many, many years. This past week I was fortunate to have the chance to both visit the Martin Logan speaker facility in Lawrence, Kansas and also spend some time at Gayle Sanders house and experience his personal system. I say experience...
  24. Dave Dahl

    Does the Pioneer Elite DV-47A have built in bass management?

    I have heard that it will not. Which, in my humble opinion, is the dumbest decision Pioneer could have made. Why would anyone buy a universal DVD/DVD-A/SACD player without built in bass management? I certainly would not. -Dave
  25. Dave Dahl

    FS: Sony TAE-9000ES Preamplifier w/ 2.01 software & remote

    Hi all, I am upgrading and have a Sony TAE-9000ES preamplifier for sale. It includes both the original touchscreen remote and replacement remote that was included with the 2.01 software upgrade. The unit is in mint condition and has been lovingly cared for. The asking price is $700 +...
  26. Dave Dahl

    What is a fair price for my Carver 806x THX amplifier and Sony TAE-9000ES preamp

    Hi all, I have recently decided to revamp my entire system. I am wondering what a fair price is for these components before I put them up on either Ebay or Audiogon. The Amp is six channels, 133 watts continuous and THX certified. Internal monoblock construction and bridgable. The...
  27. Dave Dahl

    I am confused regarding the Buffy DVD packaging...

    Hi all, I just picked up the Buffy DVD collection. Right on the front of the package is a sticker advertising the 24 episodes included. Yet on the back of the box it states that there are only 12. Which is it and why the two seperate numbers on the very same product? -Dave
  28. Dave Dahl

    A tricky question regarding bass management and SACD...

    Hi all, I have wanted to get into SACD for a long time now. At first it was the lack of titles that held me back. Then, after a few hundred were released, it was lack of bass management for the SACD playback, now it is bass management for redbook CD playback. Without going to an outboard...
  29. Dave Dahl

    Serious Question: Why does TNN have the black bar?

    Hi all, I too have been disgusted with the black information bar at the bottom of the screen. My question, without the flames, bickering, or complaining, is simply: why? The people at TNN aren't stupid. They must know that the vast majority of viewers find the black bar both an insult and...
  30. Dave Dahl

    Do multichannel SACD's mix down to stereo without losing improved sound quality?

    I am thinking of jumping on the SACD bandwagon. My only concern is that, for now, I only have a two channel amp to hook the player up to and I don't know if multichannel recordings will play correctly. Dave
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