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PCDesmond




Joined: 16 Dec 2010
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Location: Reston, VA


PostLink    Posted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 6:07 pm    Post subject: A/V Setup Reply with quote


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Kal,

I noticed in this picture:



Your AV rack in the background. Not to pull you away from any home brew related articles, but perhaps you may have an 'off topic article' on your AV setup sometime in the future?

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kal
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Joined: 12 Dec 2010
Posts: 10804
Location: Ottawa, Canada

Drinking: Pub Ale, Electric Creamsicle, London Pride, Wit, Janet's Brown, Russian Imperial Stout, Black Butte Porter

Working on: Belgian Quad, Belgian IPA


PostLink    Posted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can read all about it and see pictures of it a the Home Theater site I help run... www.curtpalme.com.
Pictures of my home theater are here: http://www.curtpalme.com/forum/album_personal.php?user_id=3

Here's one of the popular DIY articles I've written: GREYSCALE & COLOUR CALIBRATION FOR DUMMIES
It's a guide that walks anyone through the process of getting the absolute best picture out of any TV or projector.

Some teasers pictures:













Kal

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Sparky




Joined: 17 Dec 2010
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Location: Muir Beach, California


PostLink    Posted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 2:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kal,
Well - simply - extremely well done! It is great to see the pictures behind build. We do quite a bit of A/V builds, but that one is quite unique!
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kal
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PostLink    Posted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 2:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really? What sort of A/V builds do you do? What's unique about mine? Other than the fact that I use a CRT projector (most use digitals) I thought mine was fairly typical. Most of my ideas and concepts are stolen from others! Wink

Kal

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Sparky




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PostLink    Posted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's the execution that is unique. Most screw it up. No, I take that back, IMO, all screw it up in one way or another - except yours. How much involvement did you have on the construction portion?
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kal
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PostLink    Posted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 3:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The basement of this house was already framed and drywalled. The bar was already installed too so I was somewhat limited in the space I could use. I moved a few walls, carpeted, built the riser, and did all of the home theater related work and setup including calibration.

Kal

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tri_joel




Joined: 05 Jan 2011
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Location: Northern Virginia


PostLink    Posted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 3:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I "know" Kal from the CurtPalme.com site, he is the one that turned me on to brewing. He was asking some questions about his exhaust fan in an off topic thread over there. I followed that thread, didn't understand a single thing about homebrew. I was (am still actually) remodeling my basement and asked him a few questions about his keg set-up. I wanted to put a kegerator in another room, next thing I knew I was putting together brewing equipment.

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Stuttgarter




Joined: 20 Dec 2010
Posts: 53
Location: Stuttgart, Germany


PostLink    Posted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kal,

You're killing me, SWMBO saw the pictures of your basement and said 'why don't we have a basement like that?' "That's what I want." I said, 'I'm working on it. I'm starting with the electric brewery build first.' Thumbs Up

I like your speakers they look like a large version of my Paradigm speakers. What does your suppressor/conditioner do?
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PostLink    Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="Stuttgarter"]Kal,

You're killing me, SWMBO saw the pictures of your basement and said 'why don't we have a basement like that?' "That's what I want." I said, 'I'm working on it. I'm starting with the electric brewery build first.' Thumbs Up [/quiote]

Anyone woman that tells you they want that... you listen to them! Smile

And beer in the home theater is good too. I don't know how to watch movies without a beer.

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I like your speakers they look like a large version of my Paradigm speakers.

That's because mine are Paradigm's too! (Good bang for the buck Canadian manufacturer).
Mine are Paradigm Signature S8 (left/right), C5 (center), and surrounds.

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What does your suppressor/conditioner do?

Tells me what the line voltage level is. It really doesn't do any more than that (seriously). Most suppressors/conditioners (including this one) use cheap parts like MOVs (metal oxide varistors) that after a while stop working and did not really do much of any anything useful to begin with. I mostly use it as a way of providing delayed on/off for some of the items and for the pretty lights. Wink

Kal

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Stuttgarter




Joined: 20 Dec 2010
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Location: Stuttgart, Germany


PostLink    Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 6:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I move a lot so I use a power conditioner for whenever I'm in a area with dirty power to protect my electronics. I used to get some wild power spikes when I lived in Mexico and Greece. It fried my TV and computer so I bought some protection. It first I thought "oh no they got power problems in Canada" so I had to ask. I love the sound of the Paradigms. You can get better sound quality with other speakers but you'll pay dearly for it.
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