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    Crumby phone pic of the wiring wall with the...

    Crumby phone pic of the wiring wall with the cabinets removed.

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v290/dawgfan/23001739-c2f1-4978-801e-e1b16fa9591b_zpsb3e11069.jpg
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    Made some time last night to do more testing. For...

    Made some time last night to do more testing. For those who may not know, one cannot touch the VOM leads or squeeze the wires against the leads with one's fingers. The human body has resistance. I...
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    Don't think that would be easy. The wire comes up...

    Don't think that would be easy. The wire comes up inside one wall into the attic, then splits to go to each spkr spread about 12 feet apart.
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    It does help, thank you. Can't wait to get home...

    It does help, thank you. Can't wait to get home and try all of the suggestions!
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    I thought by removing the spkr wires from the...

    I thought by removing the spkr wires from the spkr, then testing with ohm meter that read about 7, that is was OK. If I understand, just because the resistance is close, do not assume it works?

    PS...
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    I'm 100% Polk in the 5.1 den setup (disclaimer to...

    I'm 100% Polk in the 5.1 den setup (disclaimer to offset next info). I used a set of Meridian P200ZQ (I had gotten in a charity auction a while back) for the ceiling in our dining room. Testing with...
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    Will not remove spkr unless determined broken....

    Will not remove spkr unless determined broken. It's in ceiling and I went to attic to remove wires and test impedance of spkr terminals. Wallplate connections are solid. I also tested them with...
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    Thanks, that's exactly why I asked. I was hoping...

    Thanks, that's exactly why I asked. I was hoping to gain some insight into other possibilities. I don't recall the order in which it all happened as I was always a the office when work was done. One...
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    I had an entire 5.1 system in new cabinets in the...

    I had an entire 5.1 system in new cabinets in the den. We tested an extra set of in-ceilings in the dining and 1 didn't work. I removed everything to get to the wall plate with banana jacks to start...
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    Only receiver and CD player. I took everything...

    Only receiver and CD player. I took everything else out to test this. 1 set spkrs.
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    New install, but 1 spkr doesn't work

    Had our electrician run in-wall spkr wire for 3 additional rooms while we are renovating. I tried to hook up a pair of in-ceiling spkrs recently and only 1 worked. Ohm meter to spkr terminals shows...
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    Took a few minutes today and built a prototype...

    Took a few minutes today and built a prototype short speaker cable.
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    I may not even do banana plugs in the re-do. I...

    I may not even do banana plugs in the re-do. I thought it looked neat, but turns out it is somewhat hard to reach back there to insert the plugs. Had it been an exposed area, it would've been a...
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    Found some left over in-wall 14ga speaker wire....

    Found some left over in-wall 14ga speaker wire. Wouldn't this be OK to use?

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v290/dawgfan/2c9ade6f-6a61-4c27-ad66-b97720f88948_zps092fcf72.jpg
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    Thank you. Will go to PM.

    Thank you. Will go to PM.
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    Just telling my wife that's what I'd get back as...

    Just telling my wife that's what I'd get back as a response. Guess I'll have to.
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    Too much wire, not enough room

    Need help behind my A/V receiver. It's on a slide out shelf and the shortest speaker wire (banana to banana) still had to be coiled. I have way too much wiring and wonder if shorter cables are made...
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    Wanted Have you looked at this one yet? ...

    Have you looked at this one yet?

    http://www.jdslabs.com/products.php
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    Saw on local CL - tube tester and tubes

    Thought of you tube heads. Might be worth looking in to. No affiliation.

    http://huntsville.craigslist.org/ele/3983178699.html
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    New Blu Ray player?

    I'm about to complete my new family room reno. I have a Vizio bluray and am thinking of replacing it before installing almost all new equipment in my soon-to-be-new cabinets. Is there a stand out...
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    1958
  22. Thread: Happy Birthday apc

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    Thank you all! May your next trip around the sun...

    Thank you all! May your next trip around the sun be as enjoyable.
  23. Is there a 'best' distance for fronts away from the tv?

    I have a 17' wide front wall for my 59" tv. I had planned to put my bookshelf speakers relatively close to the outer walls to spread out the sound stage, but we had to reconfigure the layout. Now it...
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    Just ordered the RTi A3 refurbs in cherry. Thanks...

    Just ordered the RTi A3 refurbs in cherry. Thanks for all of your advice.
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    Nobody is concerned about the 5 vs 2 year...

    Nobody is concerned about the 5 vs 2 year warranty? Granted, the price drop is substantial from $399 to $285. I sent an email asking for cherry, we'll see what's available.
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