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MYoung



Joined: 24 Feb 2007
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Location: Madison, WI


PostLink    Posted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 1:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote


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Yeah, I need to explore the fruits of higher-end audio. My audio systems -- the "900W" 5.1 Sony in a box I got from CC for $200, and the "500W" 5.1 Sony in a box that only decodes DD5.1 (though it does have 5.1 analog in at least!) that I got from BB 8 years ago -- both deserve to be made fun of on here. Instead of upgrading my sound system I just bought more CRT projectors! Then again, running a floor-mounted 1292Q without a hushbox is going to filter out the high-end sound quality anyway. If only there was a convection cooling mod for the 1292Q! I like the 1031Q convection cooling mod... step one: disconnect all the fans, step two: enjoy! Actually, I think simply getting better speakers would be the best way to go for my living room system. My surround and center channels are the original piece of sh!t satellite speakers that came with the Sony surround sound in a box system I got 8 years ago! That said, no one really watches a movie at my place and complains about the audio quality, though I can certainly hear the tinny dialog from the crappy center speaker. Rather, they see the 1080p @ 48Hz goodness of the video and that does the trick! Still, an upgrade probably is in order.
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rod



Joined: 18 Mar 2006
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Location: Northern Ontario, Canada


PostLink    Posted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 3:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I ran for 20amp breakers using 12 gauge to my HT. My electrician bud told be it was waaaaay over-kill and that I should revert to 15amp breakers. He suggested that if the amp or other devices like the PJ were to draw excess current (for whatever reason) for any given amount of time I wouldn't want to be tripping 20amp breakers. By the time they trip and equipment would be fried. It was much safer to run 15 amp breakers. However, now that I have the 12 gauge wire I can go to 20 amp fuses if I was ever to get into hi-current equipment. The wiring was not that much more expensive but the breakers sure were. And 12 guage is much harder to work with than 14 gauge.
One other quick thing, make sure your electrical boxes have all the screws tightened down firm (or removed). These can lead to excessive rattling when subs are firing and will drive you to drink.

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