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#360123 - 12/03/11 11:07 PM Re: CatBrat [Re: Ken.C]
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I suppose neither sets of locking casters nor hand trucks will really work since I'm using SubDude HDs. Trying to fork under the SubDudes would probably compromise them.
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#360492 - 12/08/11 10:36 PM Re: CatBrat [Re: CV]
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I realized that I hadn't rerun MCACC since I've added the shelves to the living room wall, so when I pulled the mic from behind the TV, stretched out the cord, mounted the mic on the tripod sitting where I want it, started MCACC and it kept telling me to check mic. So, then I went to the room behind the TV where the other end of the mic was and... it was in 2 pices. Looks to have been chewed in two. I tried to just reattach it, and still didn't work, that's when I noticed several chew marks along the length of wire.

I was wondering why the cat wouldn't shut-up while I was trying to get this to work. It's like she was so excited that she was finally able to help with something. Jeesh!

I've checked, and so far I haven't found a replacement mic. There's a similar one on Amazon for about $15, but it only has a 6.5 foot cord for car use. Mine has a 16 foot cord and I need the extra length.

I did find and placed a bid on this one on e-bay. I hate bidding on e-bay. Someone else always comes along and takes it. Also, now I'm stuck waiting for up to 3 days, to see if I can even buy it.





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#360493 - 12/08/11 11:45 PM Re: CatBrat [Re: CatBrat]
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That stinks!
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#360500 - 12/09/11 06:54 AM Re: CatBrat [Re: terzaghi]
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Cat:
My GUESS (I don't have any knowledge of this one way or another) is that a replacement mic that's used in these types of calibrations needs to be the same make/model as the original.

Mics, like speakers, have their own FR deviations from perfection, and my ASSUMPTION is that when a receiver / processor manufacturer designs a calibration method, they're taking into account a mic's deviations from perfect flat response.

Replacing the manufacturer's supplied mic with a different one, even a much more expensive, "flatter response" mic, might just cause problems with the final calibration.

I would re-wire a plug (and maybe a new length of cable if needed) onto that one or buy an exact duplicate from the manufacturer.
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#360506 - 12/09/11 08:01 AM Re: CatBrat [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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I agree that it needs to be the same. The one on e-bay "looks" the same. I guess there's no guarantee that it "is" the same though. I'm not very good at rewiring these small (and I mean small) wires together, unless I can solder them perhaps. That might be worth a shot. I'm going to try the replacement method first.

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#360529 - 12/09/11 01:01 PM Re: CatBrat [Re: CatBrat]
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I did finally find this mic for sale on the Pioneer web site. The cost is much higher here (of course). Pioneer link

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#360542 - 12/09/11 04:27 PM Re: CatBrat [Re: CatBrat]
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I was outbid. Also after checking with the Pioneer site, there are at least 2 different models of this microphone and they look alike. The one I need is APM7009. There is also an APM7007, and perhaps others. After trying to order this from Pioneer's web site, after shipping, taxes, handling fees, the total comes to $61.34. I've decided to try and fix the one I've got instead.

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#360797 - 12/12/11 09:26 PM Re: CatBrat [Re: CatBrat]
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Finally getting my basement wall fixed that has been bowing in. It was measured as comming in 1 inch, so far. It's going to cost me a little under $4000. They are going to dig a trench 10 to 16 feet away from the house, run 3 rods from thick metal strips on the inside to the trench, then fill the trench with concrete and tighten the rods. This has a 37 year warranty. Costs more, but supposed to be better than just bracing up the wall from inside only. I'm going to try and borrow $3000 from my 401k to get this done.

Good reputable company suggested by my insurance company.


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#360813 - 12/13/11 01:55 AM Re: CatBrat [Re: CatBrat]
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I take it this is the outer concrete wall, best of luck with this work. Your house is scaring me away fom any future purchases of an older home to renovate someday.
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#360820 - 12/13/11 07:48 AM Re: CatBrat [Re: jakewash]
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Wow, big job. Sure beats letting the house begin to crack as the load shifts though. That would just be a downward spiral of repairs leading up to, well a very abrupt end to the need for any more repairs.

Price actually seems reasonable to me, but I am not in the know.
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