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  1. Shawn Solar

    Leases and Credit Ratings

    Hello all, I was just wondering for all you financial types that, either understand, or work in the credit and financial profession can help me. The wife and I are looking to buy a home. Apparently the only thing affecting how much we can borrow is the lease on our two vehicles. My van is...
  2. Shawn Solar

    Selling widescreen and amplifier

    Due to my upcoming wedding costs i have to sell off some of my gear. I have just bought a used sherwood newcastle am-9080 five channel amp. I bought it for $550US a month and a bit ago. With shipping(70lbs) and taxes and brokerage it cost me about $800-$900CAD. I'm selling it for $600CAD. I am...
  3. Shawn Solar

    Got a pair of Kit41s & Kit61s...

    I was just wondering if anyone could host some pics. I went with the premade parts express boxes. The kit41s came pre-cut and I have the crossovers done if anyone is interested in pics. I will probably do the Kit61s tomorrow and will take some pics again. I don't know if I'll get to cut the...
  4. Shawn Solar

    Debt Collection Issues

    No it not me but a relative. Apparently its a 13yr debt that has just resurfaced. I am just wondering what they should do next. The debt is from a car loan that became unpaid in 1993. Since then it has been in collector's hands. The thing is through the yrs attempts to pay have been made...
  5. Shawn Solar

    Subwoofer Materials and Technology

    Hello, I'm in the final stages of completing a research project for my EE course. I am in the misdt of comparing old subwoofer driver materials to those of today. I was just trying to find the most common materials that used to be used. Like what was used for the cone and magnets and anything...
  6. Shawn Solar

    Whats the purpose of square subs?

    I'm trying to understand the purpose of square woofers. I have been gathering info on sub technologies and I might put this in too, if it is an advancement in some regard and not just a gimmick. I thought round was for a reason. Equal pressure along the surround and cone helps keep woofers stay...
  7. Shawn Solar

    College project

    Well for extra credit I get to do a project on any technology for my EE program, specifically my future trends and technology course. I'm to do research on a product service or manufacturing techniques that techology has advanced. I have to write on past, present and future versions or processes...
  8. Shawn Solar

    Just about to buy a minivan...

    Actually I should get it in a couple of days maybe a week. Supposedly I can get it in a colour they didn't know they had. Its a 2004 Nissan Quest 3.5s in Majestic blue on tan interior. I traded my 2000 maxima on it. Overall I'm happy but still I'm 23 and I own a minivan:crazy: Feel a little old...
  9. Shawn Solar

    When using simulation software...

    Do you have to compensate for dual voice coils. If say you have dual 2 ohm coils would the T/S change whether it were series or parallel? For instance QTS, QMS and QES change in regards to the resistance? any formulas? thanks. I ask cause I'm working on a sub project with a friend(spl...
  10. Shawn Solar

    Yamaha RX-V2400 eq results?

    Just bought one from my local dealer(thanks Joe Hsu for your offer;) ) I just didn't have the funds for the Denon 3805 or Pioneer elite 55txi. I install Home theatre once and a while for them and also send business their way quite often so he pratically gave it to me at cost. Which was the deal...
  11. Shawn Solar

    Regarding prices on denon AVR-3805

    Whats the lowest price seen on the internet? I've narrowed it down to the 3805 after comparing it to the Harman Kardon AVR-630 and Yamaha RX-V2400 and the new Sherwood Newcastle P-865. Mostly just on specs and features as I haven't really had the oportunity to listen to any of them as a direct...
  12. Shawn Solar

    WTT: My B&K AV5000 for your...

    Used reciever. I am looking to trade my B&K series One AV5000 for a used HK avr-525 or perhaps an avr-7200 if you got one. The amp is black and puts out a healthy 5x105 into 8ohms. I am currently using it with my Marantz sr7000 and gr research av2's and it sounds a great deal better than my...
  13. Shawn Solar

    Service menu translation?

    I have been having considerable problems with my Samsung 55" tantus set(HCM553W-xac). Ranging from convergence and just plain weirdness with (now serviced and fixed) vertical line that used to run down the centre of the tv. Some things I had no choice to take it upon myself to fix as ISF...
  14. Shawn Solar

    Any Stag an Doe games you like?

    I am looking for games to play for my brothers upcoming stag and doe. We have 50/50 draws and a card game where cards are pinned on a board face down. you right your name on a card and if your card has winner writing on the other side you win 50% of that draw($26). and we also have a putting...
  15. Shawn Solar

    Odd request: ATI DVI-component adapter

    I have an odd request for this http://www.ati.com/products/hdtvadapter/features.html Its a DVI-component adapter. I was just wondering if any one has one. Its for my ati 9800pro. I don't have cash right now but have dvd player and dvds and such I would willing to trade in full or part...
  16. Shawn Solar

    Could something like this be used...

    I was just wondering for all the people with hi-def TV's without dvi is there something that will come out that will convert dvi to component. Like this http://www.ati.com/products/hdtvadapter/features.html This is used for a graphic's card to stream hi- def to a bigscreen from the...
  17. Shawn Solar

    few items for sale

    I have a few items for sale at some reasonable prices: One pioneer DV-C503 5-disc dvd player about a couple years oldish. The player works great but the disc tray likes to play games by coming out and going back in on its own. If I press the open button twice it stops the problem. I'm asking...
  18. Shawn Solar

    New CSS SX10 sub

    New 10" sub using XBL^2. specs: Fs-27hz Re-3.3ohms Qms-3.4 Qes-.48 Qts-.43 Vas-79L Sd-345cm^2 Bl-9.09 Le-.9mH Xmax-18mm Pmax-300Watts whatcha all think. Its pretty decent 10incher. Good for over 105db in a ported box at a low 20hz-25hz. sealed is fairly decent in a 1cube box...
  19. Shawn Solar

    Anyone have the T/S for the BP1503?

    I don't have them anymore since I switched computers. Thanks, Shawn Solar
  20. Shawn Solar

    Interlaced looks better than progressive

    on my new Onkyo dv-sp300. The progressive scan image looks less defined and the brightness/contrast and colour are way brighter than interlaced. My set is not calibrated but regardless of setting the colour is a bit pale too. Print(subtitles and menu screens in white) and the players menu has a...
  21. Shawn Solar

    I need a ISF technician

    Well I am looking for a tech in the Niagara region near Niagara Falls on the Canadian side. I have a samsung 55" RPTV and in desperate need for a fine tuning. I know of a few in the Toronto area but don't know how far they'll go out of there way. Any offers, recommendations?
  22. Shawn Solar

    Rotel amp

    I have a rotel RB-985thx for sale. It is black and has the flat, original faceplate and not the heatsink front. It was fully serviced when I got the amp a year ago. I have the manual but not the original box but rest assured it will be packed safe. Buyer pays shipping. My asking price is $550US...
  23. Shawn Solar

    Eq'ing multiple subs that are different

    I was just mostly wondering what people experiences are with eq'ing and blending multiple subs. I have a BP1503 sub in a ported enclosure tuned to 20hz. I just finished my prototype av12 sealed sub(1.1cubes) I call it a prototype cause Its still nekid;) and I wanted to make sure I liked it which...
  24. Shawn Solar

    Trade amp for an amp

    I have a rotel RB-985thx 5-channel amp. I've had it about a yr. The owner before me had the amp fully serviced and I believe new caps were installed. It has worked flawlessly for me. I've since got a B&K amp. Also note that the rotel is black and has the older flat faceplate and not the heatsink...
  25. Shawn Solar

    Any way to make regular cable look better?

    is there anything I can buy or do to make regular cable and satellite look better? I still have to calibrate but aside to that is there anything I can do to the signal i.e. upconvert?
  26. Shawn Solar

    WTB gamecube package

    I am looking for a gamecube package. any colour will do but I want a console a couple of controllers a memory card and maybe a few games if you got them. I am in Southern Ontario so if your in driving distance I will pick up.Thanks
  27. Shawn Solar

    AV2's up and running(long)

    I just got my av2(formally known as av1+'s) up and running. I've had a son-of-a-gun of a time with the paint I used. I WILL NEVER PAINT OUTSIDE AGAIN. if bugs were not getting stuck in the fresh paint it was a spec of dirt or something. It caused me to have to put on an extra coat of paint...
  28. Shawn Solar

    Reciever,DVD and speakers

    I'll post this once more. I have a Marantz sr-7000. great condition and been used with external amplifaction. NO REMOTE. It got broke:angry: Been told my old price was too high so I'll let it go for $350US + shipping I have a pair of Paradigm studio reference ADP's. perfect condition with...
  29. Shawn Solar

    possibly looking for new processor

    Thinking of buying a used one. I see a couple used rotel 1066's and some older lexicon dc-1 and mc-1 for $1000 and up. I want a better sound with DD and DTS and really don't need DPL2 and 7.1. I prefer stuff like adjustable crossovers and "tweakability" What are some good sounding pre/pro's? I...
  30. Shawn Solar

    Samsung Tantus screen problem

    Not a big deal cause the dealer is going to take care of it. But when My new t.v came yesterday I helped bring it in. When I set it up turned it on everything was great except for a little triangle about 2inches wide that was a different colour. Like a dark dark gray. images can still be seen...
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