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  1. Dennis_H

    Logitech Harmony Remotes

    I just fixed the buttons on my 700 that were starting to be an issue. I used a product called ButtonWorx. I have seen them on ebay, but ordered direct from company at https://p1repair.com/ Got a 2 pack so I can repair my other one when it finally starts having issues. There are good...
  2. Dennis_H

    Finally built a new sub (now whelmed)

    Think I'll work at outgrowing this one first, but $650 for a retrofit... May have to think about that in a couple years when my wife and family are gone again. I didn't tell my wife I changed this. I replaced an endtable that is kept covered up with a large tablecloth. I'll see how long it...
  3. Dennis_H

    Finally built a new sub (now whelmed)

    OK, the mods can change the thread title... I am now plenty whelmed :) I got home and changed the ports. Not too bad to cut them down, just had to find a way to join them again. A trip to Home Depot and that was fixed. Removed the driver and tie wrapped the wires. Put on new rope caulk to...
  4. Dennis_H

    Finally built a new sub (now whelmed)

    Part number is 300-793. Here is a link to the PDF file. http://www.partsexpress.com/pdf/300-793.pdf It is straight from the factory with no boost, but they don't say what the frequency cutoff is. I'm not sure how to tell from this. I guessed any rumble filter would be low enough when...
  5. Dennis_H

    Finally built a new sub (now whelmed)

    The reason it is so large is that it will be replacing an endtable that is the same size. I don't think that amp rolls off at 20 with the default resister values set to no bass boost. They list the values and I kind of interpolated that it should be a roll off under (what I thought was) the 18...
  6. Dennis_H

    Finally built a new sub (now whelmed)

    OK, I'm a little bit of an idiot. I knew everything went too smoothly. I used 3" diameter ports instead of 4". Looks like the tuning drops to about 13.5 or so, but it rolls off much earlier. I'm not home, but thinking back, the circumference was under 11" since I wrapped a piece of paper around...
  7. Dennis_H

    Finally built a new sub (now whelmed)

    I have a small sub amp that I may be able to hook up, but it's only about 40W or so at 4Ohm. I may be able to dig my son's receiver out of his room and give it a shot. It is wired with the voice coils in parallel. Actually they both go to a dual binding post block with the bridging bars in...
  8. Dennis_H

    Finally built a new sub (now whelmed)

    Yes, my initial listening was done 5 or 6 feet in front of the driver. Once I get the slap fixed, I'll move it to where it's supposed to sit and put it back with the driver on the bottom. I think I have about about 4500 cu ft volume in that room with big vaulted ceilings, so I know I am not...
  9. Dennis_H

    Finally built a new sub (now whelmed)

    The instruction sheet says it comes with no boost and has the values to change if you want some boost. I guess I don't know what SSF is... I did not apply any correction to the meter reading, so I know that the values should be somewhat higher on the low end. Used C-weighted, but that is...
  10. Dennis_H

    Finally built a new sub (now whelmed)

    I bought a Tempest several years back along with a PE 250 W plate amp (the one with the remote) with the intentions of building a great new sub. Didn't get to it until this weekend. Used WinISD and built a vented box that is close to 13.5 cu ft after driver and ports. I tuned it to around 18hz...
  11. Dennis_H

    DVD-A Issues?

    I got the file, unzipped it, and burned it with no problem. Popped the disc in and in 5 minutes, I can read all my DVD-A's now. Thank you very much for that link. Dennis_H
  12. Dennis_H

    DVD-A Issues?

    I need the same upgrade. I noticed the same prob on a couple discs, but then I moved that player upstairs and got a good deal on the DV-588 that didn't have the problem. Where did you find the ISO file?
  13. Dennis_H

    Upgrade lenses?

    What about using the Sigma 70-200 2.8? You can get that around the same price point and it is supposed to be very good. I guess it depends on what you're shooting though. Outdoors, I would probably rather have the 70-300 IS, but if I'm indoors at a concert or athletic event, I need every bit of...
  14. Dennis_H

    Time to cancel

    Lemme see, they are dropping Music Lab, but added Big Tracks. There is no way we are going to hear Flower Kings, Echolyn, Spocks' Beard, Transatlantic, Cairo, etc on Deep Tracks or Fine Tuning. They are all going to be gone. But we've got Big Tracks now to be clone of Top tracks. I can't tell...
  15. Dennis_H

    SkiFi Radio Cassette Adapter Ejects

    I think my adapter was a Sony, but my wife has a Phillips in her van (we both have XM). They both work fine, but neither are the original one supplied with the radios. Sounds like the wireless FM may not work for you. Some radios are set up for an external CD changer and if you don't have one...
  16. Dennis_H

    SkiFi Radio Cassette Adapter Ejects

    I had the same issue with my SkiFi and cassette adapter. Getting a new adapter took care of the problem. I see that you hve a SkiFi2. Can't you use the FM modulator? I don't know that there is a lot of difference between the 2. I have just changed my unit out to a kenwood with line inputs...
  17. Dennis_H

    Dire Straits: Brothers in Arms - DVD-A or DualDisc?

    Update so far... I've contacted Pioneer and they will be sending an authorization letter that I can take to my local repair center for a free upgrade (well I have to pay for gas, shipping might be cheaper now). It is supposed to be a quick repair, so I'll call and see if when they will be...
  18. Dennis_H

    Dire Straits: Brothers in Arms - DVD-A or DualDisc?

    I contacted Pioneer and they said I would need a firmware upgrade. Hopefully that will fix it. I have to give them all the info so they can send me an authorization letter to take to a local repair center to get it upgraded. I was hoping it was a flash upgrade I could burn on a disc, but I guess...
  19. Dennis_H

    Dire Straits: Brothers in Arms - DVD-A or DualDisc?

    I finally went to the dark side and picked up my first DualDisc. Now I am having trouble getting it to play on my Pioneer 563. It will play the hi res stereo tracks, and the Dolby Digital tracks, but will not output sound on the hi res multichannel group. It shows it playing, and the display is...
  20. Dennis_H

    Clapton SACDs

    So there are 3 Clapton SACDs, Slowhand, Ocean Blvd, and Layla? Any plans for more? Are they multichannel and/or hybrids? Thanks.
  21. Dennis_H

    Clapton SACDs

    Went to Best Buy yesterday and didn't see any Clapton SACDs. Which ones were released? Are they hybrid, multichannel, etc? I'm hoping Slowhand is released on SACD. I want to hear The Core in multichannel... BB is easily becoming Worst Buy. Hardly any DVD-A, SACD, and not even the new TSO...
  22. Dennis_H

    Memory Cards?

    My mom and dad have a sandisk SD card that they used on their last vacation. Near the end of the trip, the card went south. They sent it to me and I tried using PC Inspector Smart recovery to get the pictures back. All were lost and the card won't format or work anymore. So, I would avoid using...
  23. Dennis_H

    What Satellite Network PVR to get

    OK, I said I wouldn't waste anyone's time with more questions, but I do want to thank everyone who answered in this thread. Got my 2 DirectTIVO units and triple LNB dish installed this morning. Very cool. Still need to do a lot of configuring of my preferences and get the remote functions on my...
  24. Dennis_H

    What Satellite Network PVR to get

    OK, last question(s) and I quit for a while... I'm still deciding if I'm going to get 2 TIVO units or 1 and a standard for now. Do I have to get a 3 LNB dish for using 2 TIVOs, or does the standard dish with a multiswitch work just as well? I'm looking at some of the installed packages and...
  25. Dennis_H

    What Satellite Network PVR to get

    That is great news, So I can use two DirectTivo's for the $5/month. I am sold on the Direct package then. Sorry I'm asking so many stupid questions, but I haven't dealt with sat TV yet. How many RG6 cables need to be run for each receiver? Is it different for the dual tuner Tivo units...
  26. Dennis_H

    What Satellite Network PVR to get

    So, if I get the local channels package on the satellite, I will or won't be able to record these to the DirectTivo? Seems like they should be able to be recorded if they come over the satellite. The DirectTivo system is sounding better than DISH PVR. I should be able to record a channel and...
  27. Dennis_H

    What Satellite Network PVR to get

    I'm considering getting a satellite TV service for the first time. If I do, I will get a PVR. I don't have HDTV yet, so that is out of the consideration for now. Dish and Direct both have PVRs, basically the same programming, and close to the same cost (as far as I can tell). I'm in the Dallas...
  28. Dennis_H

    Need help in designing a full range, one driver speaker...

    I'm currently using the W3-871S 3" TB full range speakers in my bedroom. They sound remarkably good for the money, but don't get very loud. A friend of mine who is very tight on money right now is considering builing a some single driver speakers also. I have looked into the W4-930SA for him...
  29. Dennis_H

    Are Home Depot's new line of Ridgid line of tools any good?

    The catch bag seemed to work very well also. Probably not as good as a shop vac attached, but it worked with little dust in the air. If you take it off, you feel a lot of air going through that port into the bag. As far as how much you need variable speed, I guess I'd rather have it and not use...
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