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Post 6,631 made on Tuesday February 21, 2012 at 13:37
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On February 21, 2012 at 12:55, mwstorch said...
3pedal: no "split." The interface is left and right in on consumer level RCA (-10dBV), pro level out on XLR (+4 dBu) with bare wire at the amp input.

You set the "input Y" within the amp DSP set up, either front panel or Harman HiQNet with PC and USB interface. (Note to Harman: this should be Ethernet, so I can set EQs wirelessly!)

Thats what i meant, so you took an xlr cable and bare wired it on the CDi side.

I agree, DBX's/CDi's should all be Ethernet. It is a complete pain in the ass to have to sit at a rack location EQing/setup when the rack is located away from the listning zones.

Im tired of having someone sit in the zones and tell me what to bump up or down. USB is so 2000 :)
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Post 6,632 made on Tuesday February 21, 2012 at 19:14
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On February 21, 2012 at 11:31, mwstorch said...
SB, as for the racks:

We make phone and cable accessible from the front of the rack to keep the phone and cable guy from getting behind it.

Our racks do not have any customer useable equipment in them (DVD is in TV cabinet), so I view it as mechanical only. We show the customer that ALL of the wires are HERE and LABELED.

I especially don't want the cable guy inside my rack. Nor do I want him to deny a customer service because he won't roll the rack out or is afraid of it.

Selfishly, I don't want to babysit the cable guy for routine service calls, so we land every cable wire on a rack mount passthrough and label. We install the cable amp (same make and model as the cable company) so we can control the install without the typical cable guy "I've never seen that amp before, so it must be the problem, call the guy who installed it."

I'd like to believe that this is saving us truck rolls. In any event, we've never had anything go wrong because the wiring is in the front.

What's your experience?

This all makes good sense.  I take a different approach and always do phone and cable/sat TV distribution in a structured wiring panel (even if it's in the same closet next to the rack).  This keeps the cable and phone guys out of my rack, but doesn't keep them from messing up the structured wiring panel.

It seems like I'm always stretched for rack space, so keeping the phone and cable in it's own enclosure also frees up valuable rack space.
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Post 6,633 made on Tuesday February 21, 2012 at 19:19
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On February 21, 2012 at 12:55, mwstorch said...
SB, nice solution to not using rock speakers!

I HATE rock speakers!  I've never ever installed them, but have replaced a lot of them.  When a client asks about rock speakers, I've always been able to steer them to something else.
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Post 6,634 made on Tuesday February 21, 2012 at 21:49
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Ever since the first time SBS posted those pictures we've been doing our outdoor speakers the exact same way and love the results. For the larger speakers, the bracket sometimes feels a bit to flexible, but this is the actual speaker bracket not the post support. 
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Post 6,635 made on Tuesday February 21, 2012 at 22:26
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I've found that the SnapAV (Episode) speakers don't work well mounted like this because the brackets are flimsy.  They work fine on a wall, but on the 2x2 post, they flex too much.  Haven't found the issue with any other speakers.
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Post 6,636 made on Tuesday February 21, 2012 at 22:41
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Some more cool California landscaping...

Walked this property today with a potential client.  The home was built on spec by a developer I've done some work with in the past.

I didn't grow up around here so still in awe sometimes of the places I work and the people I get to meet.

If you've never been in the Santa Barara area, places like this are a dime a dozen.

I didn't take the pictures, they were pulled from the listing photos:







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Post 6,637 made on Tuesday February 21, 2012 at 23:40
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On February 21, 2012 at 22:26, SB Smarthomes said...
I've found that the SnapAV (Episode) speakers don't work well mounted like this because the brackets are flimsy.  They work fine on a wall, but on the 2x2 post, they flex too much.  Haven't found the issue with any other speakers.

have you used sonances 70v speakers? i just did this on 5 2x2 post's around a patio and it sounds amazing.

[Link: sonance.com]
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Post 6,638 made on Monday February 27, 2012 at 14:38
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I'm sitting at a pizza joint right now watching a trunk slammer install a Samsung LED. Waiting for him to fall off the chair he's standing on instead of using a ladder.  :)
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Post 6,639 made on Monday February 27, 2012 at 15:05
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Take pictures!!!
Post 6,640 made on Monday February 27, 2012 at 15:46
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You posted a picture of MY house?



It's the one just outside the front gate.....lol
Post 6,641 made on Monday February 27, 2012 at 17:08
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On February 27, 2012 at 15:05, Hertz said...
Take pictures!!!

Here you go.  Anyone from the message board?

I didn't see any power on this wall above outlet height so will have to stop in again to see how he ran cables.  I noticed the first thing he did after unboxing the TV was pull off all the protective plastic from around the bezel.  Not trying to be too critical, but pulling the plastic off is the last thing I do becasue it protects the easy-to-scratch glossy platic bezdels on these TVs.

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Post 6,642 made on Monday February 27, 2012 at 17:35
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On February 27, 2012 at 15:46, Trunk-Slammer -Supreme said...
You posted a picture of MY house?

It's the one just outside the front gate.....lol

The real shame is that this house have been complete for around 3 years now and no one has ever lived in it.
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Post 6,643 made on Monday February 27, 2012 at 20:30
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On February 21, 2012 at 22:41, SB Smarthomes said...
Some more cool California landscaping...

Walked this property today with a potential client.  The home was built on spec by a developer I've done some work with in the past.

I didn't grow up around here so still in awe sometimes of the places I work and the people I get to meet.

If you've never been in the Santa Barara area, places like this are a dime a dozen.

I didn't take the pictures, they were pulled from the listing photos:


Sweeeet! That place is a "panty-dropper"!




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Post 6,644 made on Monday February 27, 2012 at 22:14
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On February 27, 2012 at 17:08, SB Smarthomes said...
Here you go.  Anyone from the message board?

I didn't see any power on this wall above outlet height so will have to stop in again to see how he ran cables.  I noticed the first thing he did after unboxing the TV was pull off all the protective plastic from around the bezel.  Not trying to be too critical, but pulling the plastic off is the last thing I do becasue it protects the easy-to-scratch glossy platic bezdels on these TVs.


The mount isn't centered between the lights. Was the finished install centered? Or did you leave before he finished?
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Post 6,645 made on Monday February 27, 2012 at 22:23
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He measured around for awhile so not really sure what the thinking was on placement.  I took the picture right before I left so not sure how it ended up.  No drop ceiling so I'm curious what happens with power and connection to sources.

I'm doing a job in the area so will stop in again to see how it looks when complete.  At least the pizza is good.
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