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  1. Justin Ward

    Woofer replacement in old speaker

    A friend of mine has some speakers that got damaged while in storage. The foam on the woofers has completely rotted away. Here's the details I could extract about the speakers: Janus Series 3 - Made By Mittom Industries Woofer is 8 1/4" total diameter Speaker is a ported 3-way design...
  2. Justin Ward

    v3 Paradigm CC-170 - Excellent shape

    WITHDRAWN I have for sale a Paradigm CC-170 v3. This is a horizontal mtm style speaker that sits on top of most medium sized or bigger TVs. It is in excellent overall condition. In fact, the only difference I noticed from a new model is a small smudge on the tweeter that doesn't affect sound...
  3. Justin Ward

    Amateur review of the Adire Audio HE 10.1

    I recently acquired a set of Adire Audio HE 10.1s and decided to post up some of my observations on this particular DIY kit. I would describe these speakers has having a forward and musical sound. At first I was skeptical of the ability of a 10" 2-way speaker to play well in the mid-range...
  4. Justin Ward

    Looking for advice on a (mostly) DIY 2.1 rig

    I'm looking at setting up a new 2.1 rig for two reasons: 1) I'm moving out and don't have the space for my big 5.1 rig. 2) I find myself listening to much more music than watching movies. Anyway, I'm looking at building a 75L sealed DPL 12, and matching it with either Adire 10.1s or GR...
  5. Justin Ward

    Build some sealed DPL12s or throw some Tempests into an IB?

    I currently have an SBB4 Tempest and want a more musical sub. I was almost ready buy some DPL12s when I found out they are out of stock at my chosen Canadian dealer. If I bought another Tempest( or two:) ) and dropped it all into an IB would the result be considerably more musical, how would it...
  6. Justin Ward

    Looking for advice on a weird room.

    I'm moving into a room in a loft in a month or two. The room is yet to be built but I have no control over the dimensions. I can however put my speakers anywhere and maybe some acoustic treatments if the cost isn't too bad. Anyway, for my current setup I have Paradigm Titans, Atoms and...
  7. Justin Ward

    Auditioned Studio 60s today, is there something wrong with my ears?

    Today I went into my local Paradigm dealer to have a look around, surprisingly they had some new Studio 60s and 40s in the store and the 60s were hooked up ready to play. I couldn't resist so I pulled out my Radiohead - OK Computer ( not reference quality I know, but a good CD nonetheless) which...
  8. Justin Ward

    Next project: twin DPL12 sonotube 75L sealed.

    For my next project I am going to construct two 75L sonotube based DPL12 subs. I was really interested in doing a dipole sub but the process was looking just a bit too involving and the placement was going to be impractical. So, what I'm planning on doing is making two sealed 75L subs. So I'm...
  9. Justin Ward

    Is there an easy way to correct phase by 90 degrees?

    I've got my SBB4 Tempest currently powered by a Technics 220 watt amp. I find that when switching the leads, applying a 180 degree phase change, the sound level is not noticeably different. To confirm this I conducted the following experiment: I hooked one VC up to the A set of the amp - with...
  10. Justin Ward

    Setting up a wireless network, want to verify parts needed

    Hi everyone, we're looking at a wireless network for our home. Currently we only have dial-up internet (for now) but we would like to share it anyway (yes I know it would be unbearably slow), but more imporantly we want file and printer sharing. We have two computers: One is a P3 600 desktop...
  11. Justin Ward

    Considering GR AV3s, here come the questions.

    For my next set of speakers I've more or less decided to go DIY. The kit will cost me about $600 Canadian without wood. So that puts the final price about the same as Studio 20s. Are the AV3s much better than the Studio 20's? I will be running them without a sub for a while, I'm concerned...
  12. Justin Ward

    Trying to understand exactly what makes a sub sound "tight".

    I'm trying to understand exactly what makes a sub "tight" vs "boomy". 1) Driver size: I've heard some people say that smaller drivers are tighter and faster. But I've also heard some people debunk that statement, saying its more of a function of motor quality. Which is true? 2) Ported vs...
  13. Justin Ward

    Is my RCA DVD player the culprit here?

    Before when I had my old GE 20" TV hooked up to my RCA 5240P DVD through an RF modulator the picture was awful. Well, know that I upgraded the TV to a 24" Toshiba flatscreen with 16:9 compression the picture quality is immeasurably better. However, I have having some problems with video...
  14. Justin Ward

    Need a good graphic of a clipped audio wave.

    I'm trying to find a good pic of a clipped audio wave to use in a presentation. I did a google search but didn't like any of the images. It will be used to help explain why underpowering a speaker is a common form of damaging speakers.
  15. Justin Ward

    designing a machine, engineering question.

    In my university one of the big projects is to design a device that will fire a golf ball onto the green to help study turf damage. So far we have determined the following regarding it: It will be powered by some form of compressed air. It will not launch into the air, it will only fire into...
  16. Justin Ward

    Old ATP3 sub/sat PC speakers. Repair or salvage parts?

    I've got these old ATP3 PC speakers that no longer work. The problem is in the amp/power section I believe since the system will not turn on. It is long out of warranty. Should I send them in to get repaired? A possibility I was thinking of was ripping all the electronics out of the box and...
  17. Justin Ward

    Pioneer VSX-D510 - Is my amp dead?

    I went to play ome music on my system today, as I do every morning, and no sound came out. I verified the following: All components connected(check) Speakers turned on from reciever(check) Speakers connected(check) Tried all volumes with not even a light hiss near max volume in stereo or...
  18. Justin Ward

    Question about speaker efficiency.

    I'm doing a physics paper on some aspects of sound. I'm sure I heard somewhere that most speakers only use like 1%(or something else really low)of energy as sound energy. I haven't been able to track down that spec again. I realize that it will vary by the type of speaker, but how much energy in...
  19. Justin Ward

    Which 24" flatscreen. RCA or Samsung?

    I have narrowed my selection for a TV down to 2 choices. Budget is $450 Canadian(absolute max). This basically limited me to 24" flats and curve screen 27". My room is small and picture quality is more important than size to me. So I am going with either an RCA or Samsung flatscreen TV. Which...
  20. Justin Ward

    Flexy-based entertainment center done. What do you think?

    I finally got the rack done and in my room. Check out the pics in my sig. Right now the TV kind of ruins the look. But I am buying a better one this week:) Comments welcome.
  21. Justin Ward

    Ready to tackle the Flexy rack project. Last minute confirmation stage

    I thought I'd run these numbers by you guys to make sure my soon to be flexy will turn out ok. I am building a flexy with 4 double wide racks. The bottom 3 will house components and the top on will hold my TV and a Paradigm CC-170. I will be using 3/4 MDF shelves 40" wide and 18" deep...
  22. Justin Ward

    Is my PC up to par for DVD burning?

    I currently have a P3 600 with 256 MB ram and two HDs(a 17 and a 60gb). I noticed some low cost DVD-R drives at my local electronics store. The brands I noticed were Pine and Pacific Digital. Basically what I need to know is if my PC is fast enough to burn DVDs?
  23. Justin Ward

    Shiva or Tempest for music only.

    I plan on building another sub for music only. I will evantually be pairing these up with some DIY monitors or Studio 20s. I am having some trouble deciding on the driver and alignment. I am only considering sealed this time. I have it narrowed down to a Shiva or a Tempest. Which sounds...
  24. Justin Ward

    Recommend a graphing calculator.

    I am taking engineering and will probably specialize in electrical in later years. I am looking at graphing calculators for this program. I currently have an old TI-81 I got for $10. I've heard people say the TI-83/plus won't cut it for this type of engineering. So what type of calc should I...
  25. Justin Ward

    Would these parts suffice for a flexy?

    I plan on making a flexy with 5 or so shelves. I currently have only a reciever, DVD player and X-Box but I want to allow for a CD changer and possibly a headphone amp in the future. My local retailer has 24" x 12" x 1/2" shelves. They are particle board I believe but have some sort of vinyl...
  26. Justin Ward

    I Hate My New Grado Headphones.....

    I bought a new set of SR-80s and I must say I despise them. I was perfectly happy with the sound of my Paradigms and then I had to buy these things. I just can't enjoy my Titans as much as I used to now that I've been listening to these:D . These things are amazing! They've only been used...
  27. Justin Ward

    My evaluation of Paradigm Atoms versus Titans.

    After asking so many questions on HTF I've decided to actually contribute some content. It seems like a pretty common question here on HTF is if the Titans are worth the extra money over the Atoms. Since I own both models I decided to do a little comparison. First a disclaimer: I’m not an...
  28. Justin Ward

    EAC Question and recommend a sound card.

    I have recently began to use EAC to rip all my cds without quality loss after compressing with Monkey's audio. When it is done ripping it lists the quality of the tracks I ripped. It usually gives a number between 98.5% and 100% despite not reporting any errors. Am I getting perfect copies...
  29. Justin Ward

    Considering building another Tempest.

    Currently I have my one SBB4 Tempest. I don't think I will be able to upgrade the main speakers of my HT because it would require a complete overall(which I can't currently afford). ie: If I upgrade my Titans to Studio 20s the timbre match would be terrible so I would have to upgrade all...
  30. Justin Ward

    Grado SR-60s or 80s.

    I have narrowed my new headphone purchase down to 2 choices. A used set of SR-80s or new SR-60s. The new 60s cost slightly less. I've read that the SR-80s have similar detail but better bass than the 60s. I have also read that the 80s don't sound the greatest unless driven by a headphone amp...
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