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  1. Joe Mihok

    Will this space be okay for an IB setup ?

    My wife an I recently bought a house (woohoo :)) and now I have the option of trying out this thing people call the "Infinity Baffle". I currently have a 15" Tempest in a ported 194 litre enclosure. While I am happy with the Tempest, it's huge and always an eyesore. Also, I'm always wanting to...
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    Dodgeball - Dialoge distortion ? Or just me ?

    Hey all. I just finished watching Dodgeball with the wife last night and thought it was pretty good. However, I couldn't help but be distracted by some distortion in the soundtrack. It really pulled me away from the movie at times. My wife didn't even notice until I pointed it out to her, but it...
  3. Joe Mihok

    Manual MCACC ..... am I missing something ?

    I recently purchased a Pioneer 1014 and love it to death. I've managed to set everything up the way I want with ease .... except for the Manual MCACC feature. While my system sounds great using the Acoustic EQ, I was wanting to double-check the EQ'd frequency levels with my trusty RadiaShack SPL...
  4. Joe Mihok

    So ... my cat urinated all over my reciever ....

    And now it's fried. The complete inside is soaked. I woke up this morning to LOUD "cracks" and "pops" coming from all of my speakers. It was VERY loud and sounded horrible. Anyways, I still have to test my speakers to see if they're blown. The reciever is a gonner though and I JUST finished...
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    Paradigms crackling ....

    Okay, so I was watching Star Wars EP2 last night and I noticed distortion coming out of my speakers a few times. The time I really noticed it was right after Anakin slaughters the creatures that killed his mom. He starts yelling at the Senator how he "Slaughtered them like animals!". When he...
  6. Joe Mihok

    Tempest In-room Frequency Response - Needs BFD ?

    So most of you know the story. I have a 194L SBB4 Tempest and finally broke down and got a Ratshack Analog SPL Meter. Anyways, I took the readings three times and got the exact same reading every time. This is the frequency response with both mains hooked up and crossed over to 80 hz with my...
  7. Joe Mihok

    Tempest SBB4 Subwoofer Complete! Pics

    Anyways, I basically painted the sub and added the 3FP's today and the project is finally completed. Instead of making a brand new post, I figure I'll just link to my web site where I have all of the pics up. Anyways, thanks to all who helped with great advice! I couldn't have done this project...
  8. Joe Mihok

    Making a Tempest SBB4 Sound "tighter" ...

    So I have a Tempest SBB4 ref design I built early this year. I've been very happy with it for HT but just recently I've been listening to alot of music and I find that it sounds a tad bit slow and bloated. I've tried moving the sub to different locations in the room but it only gets worse. I was...
  9. Joe Mihok

    Art 351 Equalizer in Canada ?

    Anyone know of a reliable Canadian site that would carry this ? I really wanna flatten out the bass response in my room. I'm getting some really annoying 50-70 hz bass and I wanna calm it down a bit. Anyways, from what I hear this is the best eq to get. I know I can buy this from SVS bgut I...
  10. Joe Mihok

    My second DIY Subwoofer Project ....

    Ok, I've learned alot from my first DIY Tempest I built 2 weeks ago. I guess you can say I am now addicted to low bass and want something even better than the SBB4. I've decide to do 100% of the project myself. This means I'm gonna actually create my own enclosure based on my own calculations...
  11. Joe Mihok

    Question about LSPCAD ...

    I've completed my Tempest SBB4 sub and while I'm quite happy, I want to now create a Sonotube enclosure for size and placement reasons. The SBB4 performs great but it's just so damn big and I can't move it around my HT without making it look like an "eye sore". Anyways, I'm finally getting...
  12. Joe Mihok

    Yes, another Subwoofer calibration question ....

    With all this talk about AVIA and DVE, I had a question about calibrating ones sub with the recievers internal pink noise. My question was in regards to the built in subwoofer test tone. I was told in the past that the tone is composed of many different low level frequencies. I was just...
  13. Joe Mihok

    Subwoofer making strange noise during some test tones .......

    I just finished building and testing my Adire Tempest SBB4 sub and I'm quite impressed with the results. It's my first time hearing a decent sub in my HT so I was actually floored when I watched Matrix Revolutions and Finding Nemo over the weekend. Anyways, last night I decided to throw in an...
  14. Joe Mihok

    Adire Tempest SBB4 Vented Subwoofer .....

    is equal to what retail subs on the market ? I'm currently in the works of building a DIY Tempest sub using Adires reference SBB4 design found here: http://www.adireaudio.com/Files/Vent...plications.PDF My amp will be a Kenwood 125 watt per channel reciever (using both channels to power...
  15. Joe Mihok

    Paradigm and Denon 8x10 Prints ???

    I just finished printing some DTS/THX/DD-EX 8x10 prints from George_W_K and they look outstanding. Now I really wanna print off some Paradigm and Denon logos. Has anyone made some printable posters for these two companies ???? :) I've searched online for over 2 horus and found nothing.
  16. Joe Mihok

    First Time DIY Sub Project .... One suggestion needed.

    Ok, I'm in dire need of a sub in my system and I've finally decided to go the DIY route for the following reasons: 1- I don't have alot of money ATM and I'm very bad at saving money. Buying parts and constructing the sub as I get extra money is much easier for me. 2- Right now fishing (my...
  17. Joe Mihok

    Anyone in Edmonton have an SVS ???

    Would anyone be willing to let me have an in-house demo ? I really wanna hear one before I make the order. I would also be willing to drive as far as Calgary to hear one (350 KM approx) :). Thanks :)
  18. Joe Mihok

    HTPC and S-Video Issues ....

    Just converted my home PC into a HTPC and everything works great except for one thing, the SVIDEO image quality is very poor. The vertial edges are "squiggly" when there is alot of bright colors on the screen. Best way to describe it is a big "wave" accross the edge of the screen. This goes away...
  19. Joe Mihok

    Which SVS does my HT room NEED ?

    Okay, I moved into a new house last fall. Ever since, my bass response has been very poor. The room is not perfect to say the least. I should also note that I currently have no sub at all. I will be purchasing a SVS sub this summer but I have no idea which one will provide me with the bass...
  20. Joe Mihok

    Denon 1803 Center Chan. Amp Weak ?

    Ok, to make things easy, this is my setup: Denon 1803 Paradigm CC-370 Paradigm Monitor 7 Energy Take 2.2 (rears) My problem is this. I originally purchased the CC-270 with my setup but a month later upgraded to the CC-370 because the 270 sounded weak and muddy. I figured it was because...
  21. Joe Mihok

    Paradigm Monitor 7 and Bi-wiring ?

    Has anyone tried this on their Monitor 7's yet ? Care to post your results ? I'm currently at work right now but I picked up 20 ft of that 12 AWG Oxygen-free stuff from Home Depot on my way to work. I'm already using 20ft of this cable (10ft x2) on my M7's and they sound great. I figure I'll try...
  22. Joe Mihok

    Yet another Denon 1803 question ....

    I know, I've been asking alot of questions lately but the Denon 1803 manual is so hard to understand. I was just wondering if my Denon 1803 is capable of handling a power amp to power the mains. I know I have a pre-out for a L/R channel but is this only through analog sources ? I wanna be...
  23. Joe Mihok

    Paradigm Monitor 7's - "Large" or "Small" under AVR settings ?

    I've decided to let my POS Costco sub rot in the cellar. It was so distracting and boomy I would rather it not be in my system at all. I know the best thing to do is go out and buy an SVS but at the moment I don't have the funds (for at least another year). Anyways, I was wondering if it would...
  24. Joe Mihok

    Denon 1803 Wattage ? 90W or 80W ?

    Okay, I purchased a Denon 1803 in Summer 2003. When purchasing it, the sales person told me it was 90 watts per channel x6. I go to the Denon web site and look at the Denon 1804 (newer model) and it says the same thing (90 watts x6). But the thing is, in every review I see of the Denon 1803...
  25. Joe Mihok

    Can Speaker Cable be too Short ?

    Someone told me Speaker cables should be at least 20ft in length because anything shorter will cause great resistance. Right now I'm using 5 ft pieces of 12-gauge wire for my 2 fronts and centre speakers .... is this a bad thing ? Might be a stupid question but I thought I would ask it...
  26. Joe Mihok

    Denon 1803 and Pre-Out (Subwoofer) Question

    I listen to music in "DIRECT" mode and I run it this way because I assumed this bypasses the subwoofer, however it's not. I'm kinda tired of going up to the sub and manually shutting it off when I want to listen to music. Anyone know why this is happening ? Also, another funny thing is...
  27. Joe Mihok

    Yet another Sub-Woofer question ... :-P

    I currently own a crappy D-Box David 250 from Costco (I can't afford an SVS atm). There are two knobs on the back of the sub, one for volume and one for X-Over. I am having no problems calibrating the volume on the sub but how the heck do I set the x-over to 80hz ? There is no label or anything...
  28. Joe Mihok

    Listening to Audio CD's .... Analog vs Digital

    I am just curious. I've got a Denon 1803 reviever and Norcent DVD Player (which I use for Audio CD's and DVD's). I've been running digital coax for everything (Audio Cd's and DVD's) and have been very happy. I was just curious though, when listening to Audio CD's, would it be better to run a...
  29. Joe Mihok

    Anyone heard of Pro-Linear ??

    They sell them at A&B Sound up here in the Great White North. I bought a pair of them in the spring and for $150 they sound not bad (for $150 speakers anyways). I just wanted to get other people's opinions. Don't worry, I am upgrading very soon :).
  30. Joe Mihok

    Newbie needs help buying speakers .....

    This is my first post. Woohoo! :) Anyways, I've always had a crappy home theatre setup my entire life (I'm 23). My last setup was a Kenwood 350 watt amp + Celestion centre ($100) + Prolinear fronts (175$) + Enery Take 2.2 rears ($150). After 6 years of listening to a crappy reciever and...
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