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Electronics / Re: Expanding audio
« Last post by Bill on Jan 05, 2019, 12:01 PM »
The Yamaha surrounds went up yesterday, and while he was here he also ran cable for the heights.  I have decided on full range speakers for the heights/atmos channel. 

I had ordered "Sony Atmos Enabled" units from Best Buy to sit on top of my towers.  After I ordered I discovered the reflective sound will not work with my vaulted ceiling, and they were limited strictly to the upper ranges.
This morning I took them back to BB for a full refund via  PayPal.  By the time I got home the refund email was waiting for me.

Arriving on Tuesday is a set of these:  https://tinyurl.com/y6w44lm8  They are wall mounted with a nifty built-in bracket and have a rear port which is why they stand proud of the wall.  They also can be mounted on the side walls which is what I am going to do.


The addition of the surrounds had an amazing improvement.  I watched "The Last Jedi" and the effects and sound in general were impressive.  I'm hoping the addition of the heights enhance the audio as well.
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The Poast Office / Re: Christmas Gift Surprise
« Last post by scuzzy on Jan 02, 2019, 09:33 AM »
Norbern Electronics is a small business that's been around since longer than I can remember.
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The Poast Office / Re: Christmas Gift Surprise
« Last post by Bill on Jan 02, 2019, 09:19 AM »
Wow, you actually have a repair shop?? Few and far between these days. I hope it works out for you.
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The Poast Office / Re: Christmas Gift Surprise
« Last post by scuzzy on Jan 01, 2019, 06:45 PM »
I completely forgot that I have a Yamaha RX-1130 that I bought in Germany in the early 1990s. It is an awesome, old-school unit with massive amounts of clean power, and is perfect for driving the JBL speakers. The tuner is not working so I'll take it in to my favorite repair shop this weekend.

It's been in storage for years and has a few smudges, but is otherwise in great condition.
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The Poast Office / Re: Christmas Gift Surprise
« Last post by Bill on Jan 01, 2019, 02:59 PM »
I'm not holding my breath! But you have a good eye.....
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The Poast Office / Re: Christmas Gift Surprise
« Last post by scuzzy on Jan 01, 2019, 01:39 PM »
It's not likely I would spend that much on a system. Maybe, but probably not. This decision is likely still several months out.
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The Poast Office / Re: Christmas Gift Surprise
« Last post by Bill on Jan 01, 2019, 12:54 PM »
Nothing like jumping in with both feet!  But seriously a very nice, complete package.  If your serious, add 2 more Atmos speakers for the ultimate experience.  2 up front mounted over the towers and 2 mounted over the rear surrounds. You may never go to the movies again. 

Netflix is starting to show Atmos movies but there are restrictions at the moment
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The Poast Office / Re: Christmas Gift Surprise
« Last post by scuzzy on Dec 31, 2018, 05:07 PM »
This kit may very well be exactly what I need:

Yamaha + Klipsch Theater Package  ;D
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Home Improvement / Re: Hercules Miter Saw
« Last post by scuzzy on Dec 30, 2018, 06:33 PM »
Harbor Freight has plenty of junk, but with careful shopping there are certainly plenty of great deals to be had. As you noted, as long as you know the difference between the junk and the good stuff.
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Home Improvement / Re: Hercules Miter Saw
« Last post by Bill on Dec 30, 2018, 05:24 PM »
Would have convinced me too.  I know several people that swear by Harbor Freight.  They remind me personally of Walmart.  Some of their products are great, but many are just junk, the trick is to know the difference.
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