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  1. Mark Leitch

    Inexpensive 12 gauge speaker wire and banana plugs in Toronto area?

    You should go to Home Depot on Highway 2... speaker wire by the roll.. and some parts you may not expect. For nice and cheap bananas... I recommend the Vampires from Take Five Audio.. for 13 bucks a pair they are nice (they are in southern Ontario... and Take Five is very prompt with the...
  2. Mark Leitch

    See, cables do matter!!! (Yeah right)

    I will take the bait ;-) Read the article from Roger Sanders above. If the scope acts as a resistor, how is it the proper model for a speaker that appears like a capacitor? Someone went at length how psychological factors can influence perception. I agree with this totally, and it is...
  3. Mark Leitch

    See, cables do matter!!! (Yeah right)

    Instead of chasing our tails, I recommend the words of some folks who in all likelihood are a little more informed than all of us posting here (myself included of course). From the most wise Floyd Toole: http://www.harmanaudio.com/all_about...rt_science.pdf From the great designer, Roger...
  4. Mark Leitch

    See, cables do matter!!! (Yeah right)

    Well, the problem is, it is a bogus comparison. You assume you are measuring the correct parameters, and their impact on hearing is identical. Impedance is not the only criteria for cables, and the scope is not the ultimate tool for determining whether they are good. I think esoteric cables...
  5. Mark Leitch

    Integrating Magnepan MMGs into a HT system

    If you can live with the *severe* beaming, a horizontal MMG makes an excellent center. M.
  6. Mark Leitch

    Help! How can I shut off the amps in my Sony 5ES?!!!

    Don't some companies recommend you put an 8 ohm resistor across the terminals if the amps are not driving a load? M.
  7. Mark Leitch

    Dipole design using the DPL 12

    I have had many maggies... the MMGs and SMGs are not even close to what the 3.6s can do. Not even remotely close... and you will spend a loooong time trying to get bass as nice as maggie bass (though I think the ribbon is the real treat). Prepare to be very pleased. M.
  8. Mark Leitch

    Bi Amping with tube amplifier

    I have biamped (tubes on top, solid state down below) and there is nothing to worry about... other than cost and the dangers of rethinking the speaker designer on the crossover ;-) M.
  9. Mark Leitch

    Wire Gauge Calcs

    Is there a common reference for calculating wire gauge as a result of combining wires (for example, I believe two 12Ga wires are equivalent to a single 10Ga). Thx.
  10. Mark Leitch

    Three center channels across the front?

    Hi Marc... thx for the comments... and I noticed the excellent pricing... if I did it all over again Dahlquist would be pretty tempting (the one thing I overwhelmingly love with the Axioms is the QS8's... seems Dahlquist has a good competitor.. ). Back to my problem... My screen is perhaps 8...
  11. Mark Leitch

    Three center channels across the front?

    Part of the problem is I already have my subs and tube amps below the screen... there is not enough room to mount the M3's upright (and I find they do not sound very good near a floor boundary)... and for mounting on their sides, the center chennels work better IMHO... M.
  12. Mark Leitch

    Need advice for *fairly* avoiding customs

    I would not attempt this. You are dealing with US customs *and* Canada customs on this. The fact that you are trading I believe is irrelevant. I have known one person who was caught by customs... and he tells a *very* good cautionary tale. When in doubt, you may always call customs... though I...
  13. Mark Leitch

    Three center channels across the front?

    Just to be clear (Craig... I think you misunderstood). I have a 120" screen and a front projector. I run my "LCR" up front with two bookshelves and a center channel (bookshelves to the side... center up front though below the screen). I am debating using center channel speakers for the "LR"...
  14. Mark Leitch

    Three center channels across the front?

    I have a 7.1 setup. In the front, I have some small monitors on stands and a dedicated center channel. Given I have a front projector... I am debating three center channels spaced across the front (below the screen pointing up). Anyone have an opinion on this? This is strictly for HT... for...
  15. Mark Leitch

    Behringer Feedback Destroyer

    Naaah... I am perpetually second in line on these things... if only I could bet on myself to place ;-) If I do not get it, it seems like you, Ned (see above), and I should attempt to get a deal on three of 'em. Seems we all want one, and are all in the Toronto area. M.
  16. Mark Leitch

    Behringer Feedback Destroyer

    Wow... as if I do not have enough tension in my life... now I have to wait til tonight to see if I won the email race! M.
  17. Mark Leitch

    Any NEW boxes for switching dvd-a/sacd ?

    I am unclear on the way the JVC works... I have been told that it has two sets of inputs and outputs... and if they were discrete it would have a lot of switching possibilities (not sure if I am being a bonehead... but it seems kinda unique ;-) M.
  18. Mark Leitch

    Any NEW boxes for switching dvd-a/sacd ?

    I admit the Fogg Box looks nice... though I am curious about anyone using the JVC JX-S111 as a 7.1 switch in one box (it is unclear if you can select multiple sources for the multiple monitor/zone outputs). If it does, it seems like it may be a pretty good deal for approx 80USD. M.
  19. Mark Leitch

    12V Trigger Question

    Craig... can you recommend a good mechanical relay available from a US or Canadian based retailer (I love Australia... but shipping is a tad inconvenient ;-) M.
  20. Mark Leitch

    the best urban FM indoor antenna recommendation?

    Here are some DIY plans... I plan to build the second one... if anyone does build them, let me know how they work out! http://65.193.180.20/~kc/antenna/ http://www.wryr.com/Antenna_instructions.pdf M.
  21. Mark Leitch

    the best urban FM indoor antenna recommendation?

    I think if you want to go indoor... your options are: o the fanfare/magnum. o an APS intenna (http://www.antennaperformance.com) o roll your own. I have downloaded plans, I have yet to build one. Even for outdoor, I would look at the APS offerings. I would take them any day over a Terk...
  22. Mark Leitch

    Anthem customer service

    I have dealt with them a couple of times.... they have been great. M.
  23. Mark Leitch

    Canadians - Where have you gotten your Behrigner BFD 1124 and what did you pay?

    No relation that I know of Chris... I do not expect savings to be that great but if they would do 2 for $400 then it could be worth it... M.
  24. Mark Leitch

    psb canadian pricing

    I believe Upscale Audio is selling the 6t's for something like 899 *shipped*. The Canadian price is a little better, but once you add shipping... it would be close. M.
  25. Mark Leitch

    Canadians - Where have you gotten your Behrigner BFD 1124 and what did you pay?

    That is the only price I have seen... if you want, I was going to buy one too... we could get a discount on two of them (I am in Ajax too ;-) I doubt it would be worth it though... seems like pretty much a low margin item... unless you want to go to ebay... M.
  26. Mark Leitch

    Rotel 1066 vs. Lexicon DC-1

    I believe there are a lot of discretionary points: o the dealer has some leeway on the amount of the discount... and how it applies to MSRP. o many dealers do not discount Lexicon gear. Your assumption you can 16% off the top is a very strong statement... especially for a new product. As...
  27. Mark Leitch

    Rotel 1066 vs. Lexicon DC-1

    Hello Dan... not sure of your distinction about "authentic DD EX". The only format I think it is missing is DTS 6.1 discrete and the tradeoff for logic 7 is a no brainer. I also think the tweakability of the unit is significant... something the Rotel does not come close to (and the parameters...
  28. Mark Leitch

    Rotel 1066 vs. Lexicon DC-1

    The tradeup rule is it cannot have been traded up before on an MC-8, but it may have been traded in to Lexicon before. I believe they are offering $1000USD for a DC-1, though the details of the Canadian program are yet to be announced. Further info is here: http://www.lexicon.com/MC8/trade.asp...
  29. Mark Leitch

    psb canadian pricing

    I know I can get the stratus silver's for under 2000cdn without haggling... you can do the math from there ;-) M.
  30. Mark Leitch

    Rotel 1066 vs. Lexicon DC-1

    I think a DC-1 with a two channel preamp gives you the best of both worlds... for less money (never mind Lex is offering the MC-8 tradeup program for DC-1 owners!). I have demo'ed the Rotel... and like it very much... and there is no doubt it betters the Lex on 2 channel. I love the tweakability...
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