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Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers July 8th, 2007, 6:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,727
Posted By Retread
Cable TV?

Do you have cable TV? Ground loops from the cable TV are notorious causes of hum. I connected to my TV cable using an inexpensive in-line isolation transformer and the hum went away.
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers July 8th, 2007, 6:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,023
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Mine are not!

In fact, using 12GA cables to Ventriloquists, they make quite a bundle behind the receiver.
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers June 27th, 2007, 3:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,452
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Throw Rug

Old thread somewhere said bare hard floors make poor sub environments and to cut throw rug to fit under. Also use rubber furniture cups under pointy spikes to keep from drilling to China, even...
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers June 22nd, 2007, 2:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,154
Posted By Retread
Talking Thanks

cacihome wrote: "Yes, in the $500 range buy the TX-SR605
in the $1000 range buy the awesome TX-SR805."

Thanks much. I ordered the TX-SR805. Just what I was looking for.
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers June 21st, 2007, 5:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,154
Posted By Retread
Question Advice on upgrading receiver needed.

It's been a while since I posted. My system is a home theater with Ventriloquist/VTF-3R, entry Pioneer receiver, and front projector. My wife and I mostly (and frequently) use the system to watch...
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers September 21st, 2005, 12:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,547
Posted By Retread
Talking Worked First Time

Wife's new TV arrived late yesterday. The VTF-1 arrived today without her seeing it and I installed it while she was doing something else. As I said I would, I connected the RCA sub input to one...
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers September 17th, 2005, 4:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,547
Posted By Retread
His, Her's, and Their's

I just ordered my 3rd Hsu Sub, an STF-1.

My original home theater was started just about two years ago with a VTF-3R/Ventriloquist and front projector/screen combo. I posted a lot about my issues...
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers June 13th, 2005, 2:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,843
Posted By Retread
I've had my VTF-3R (and Ventriloquist) a year and...

I've had my VTF-3R (and Ventriloquist) a year and a half and am still impressed. My wife and I watch lots of movies and listen to a mix of classical and country music.

My wife was highly sceptical...
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers February 23rd, 2005, 7:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,560
Posted By Retread
Been there, done that

See my post http://hsuresearch.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1008

I also had both humps and holes. Tried raising the hole with EQ and got terrible transient response. Then raised the sub's gain to...
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers February 18th, 2005, 5:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,154
Posted By Retread
True

Brain cramp.

Regardless of the particular conductor used, the connection will contribute a negligible amount of resistance to the circuit, assuming the connection is tight and the material making...
Forum: Hsu Research - Setup and Placement Recommendations February 12th, 2005, 6:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,774
Posted By Retread
Auto

I have the VTF-3R, leave it in auto, and never turn it off. Never a problem with missing anything, and never a peep when nothing is playing.
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers February 12th, 2005, 6:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,154
Posted By Retread
Gold

Gold has lower resistivity than silver, which is lower than copper. Also, gold doesn't corrode or tarnish. However, for a sub cable, resistivity isn't of much importance. The resistance of the...
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers February 11th, 2005, 9:24 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 31,574
Posted By Retread
Question Mechanisms?

Could have been a problem with the cable.

Think about the nature of a sub connection. The input to the sub is high impedance, so resistance in the copper can't be a problem. The sub operates in...
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers February 11th, 2005, 8:47 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 31,574
Posted By Retread
Question Mechanism?

I would appreciate it if you could post the mechanism by which a change in sub cable could make a difference in sonic performance detectable by ear.
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers February 11th, 2005, 8:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,154
Posted By Retread
Question Mechanism

I would appreciate it if you could post the mechanism by which a difference in sub cable could result in a sonic difference detectable by ear.
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers February 11th, 2005, 8:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,154
Posted By Retread
Hum

What you are look for is the contribution of the cable to hum, not the contribution of the receiver.

Start with the cable to the sub unplugged, turn the sub's volume all the way up, and listen for...
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers February 11th, 2005, 7:38 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 31,574
Posted By Retread
Coax has two "wires"

One wire is the center conductor, and the other wire is the shield. Some shields are foil with a drain wire, and some shields are braid.

In any case, you have to connect both "wires." You have to...
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers February 11th, 2005, 7:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,154
Posted By Retread
The only issue in a sub cable is whether you have...

The only issue in a sub cable is whether you have hum or not. If you don't have hum, you have a good sub cable. If you have hum, you have a bad sub cable. There is no other "performance...
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers February 10th, 2005, 2:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,154
Posted By Retread
I made my own

Impedance, resistance, frequency response, and most of the other parameters relevant to transmission media are irrelevant to a sub cable. The only parameter that matters is shielding.

I made my own...
Forum: Hsu Research - Setup and Placement Recommendations February 6th, 2005, 6:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,646
Posted By Retread
Forum: Hsu Research - Setup and Placement Recommendations February 6th, 2005, 6:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,646
Posted By Retread
Then why the recommendation to put a throw rug...

Then why the recommendation to put a throw rug under the down-firing sub and then to put rubber cups under the spikes?
Forum: Hsu Research - Setup and Placement Recommendations February 5th, 2005, 6:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,646
Posted By Retread
Question Why Spikes?

The standard recommendation on this site is to put a throw rug under the VTFs, and to put rubber cups under the spikes to keep them from drilling to China. All of that being the case, why put...
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers January 11th, 2005, 3:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,111
Posted By Retread
Yamaha 2500 YPAO

I was at my son's house yesterday and he was demonstrating his system consisting of a Yamaha 2500, Infinity mid and fronts (rears not connected yet), and VTF-3R MK2.

Before I arrived, he had trouble...
Forum: Hsu Research - Setup and Placement Recommendations January 3rd, 2005, 2:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,968
Posted By Retread
What I did.

I assume you have something like a Radio Shack SPL meter. The discontinued analog is easier to use than the newer digital.

I think the microphone is pretty much omnidirectional, but don't know for...
Forum: Hsu Research - Setup and Placement Recommendations December 25th, 2004, 9:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,939
Posted By Retread
Details.

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Yes, but Radio Shack carries a product called "audio cable" in 50' rolls that's a lot less expensive and will suffice. It's a pair of twisted 24GA insulated wires (one blue and one white)...
Forum: Hsu Research - Setup and Placement Recommendations December 25th, 2004, 7:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,939
Posted By Retread
Ground Loops and Antennas

If I understand the scenario, you are using the sub's amp, but are feeding the amp by parallelling the amp input with the main speakers. You are using unshielded wire, and suspect either ground loop...
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers December 24th, 2004, 9:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,463
Posted By Retread
Too True!

Once upon a time, I was carrying a solid-cherry double headboard in my two arms and stepping from joist to joist in the attic. Missed a joist and went through up to mid-thigh, being halted in my...
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers December 24th, 2004, 8:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,463
Posted By Retread
Speaking of "poor ladies," . . .

After a year, I still have 12GA wires hanging from the ceiling beams. To make things worse, there is a power cable to the ceiling-mounted projector, a power cable to the screen, and two component...
Forum: Hsu Research - Setup and Placement Recommendations December 22nd, 2004, 7:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,809
Posted By Retread
Keeps Changing

For a while, I substituted the -3R for the base unit of my gun cabinet, which was in a small wall offset. Then I moved it to a far corner. There was a large ceramic pot holding an artificial palm...
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers December 22nd, 2004, 7:42 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 15,874
Posted By Retread
I agree

If it were a honey maple, i.e., like Ethan Allen, it would be great. As it is, I just bought a second rosewood, although it is a bit too red for the decor.
Forum: Hsu Research - Setup and Placement Recommendations December 15th, 2004, 5:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,469
Posted By Retread
Backordered

Yes. I posted a few days ago that I ordered a second VTF-3 in rosewood and was told it might not arrive for Christmas. No problem for me, since I already have one installed and working.
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers December 13th, 2004, 5:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,443
Posted By Retread
Do a search on my handle to read my search for...

Do a search on my handle to read my search for flattness, finally achieved after many hours and many dollars.
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers December 10th, 2004, 8:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,366
Posted By Retread
Rosewood blemishes

[QUOTE=jbhungvt]Peter,
So it makes me feel better that it's brand new and well-finished..that's what I'm looking for.
You cann't return but the sub is under warranty correct? I guess that's the...
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers December 8th, 2004, 10:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,773
Posted By Retread
Yes. Well, . . .

I could do that. It's just engineering. The challenge is to get decent sound over a reasonable area within spousal parameters.
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers December 8th, 2004, 9:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,773
Posted By Retread
Money Seat(s)

All true. However, in my case I was able to make it "money seats" and get good response across a significant viewing/listening area within the limited number of locations that were spouse-acceptable...
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