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#47316 - 05/28/04 04:17 PM Re: Speakers near air conditioner?...
twodan19 Offline
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Registered: 12/20/02
Posts: 624
Loc: Pembroke, Massachusetts
is that your set up, or a picture from S&V mag?

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#47317 - 05/28/04 04:20 PM Re: Speakers near air conditioner?...
Ajax Offline
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Registered: 12/30/03
Posts: 6255
Loc: Cleveland, Ohio
Oh sure! No, that's my setup. the only thing different today is that the plant is now hanging from the ceiling in the left hand corner over my hidden-behind-the-couch STF-2, and I have a new, very similar, clock.
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#47318 - 05/28/04 04:32 PM Re: Speakers near air conditioner?...
James_T Offline
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Registered: 02/03/04
Posts: 715
Loc: Seattle WA
Is that one of the creative wireless hoobajoobs I see to the far right under the lamp (the silver one)? If so, do you like it?

jr
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#47319 - 05/28/04 05:30 PM Re: Speakers near air conditioner?...
Ajax Offline
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Registered: 12/30/03
Posts: 6255
Loc: Cleveland, Ohio
Now there's a highly technical term you don't hear often; hoobajoobs. LOL! If I have the correct "hoobjoob" picked out, It is, indeed, a wireless transmitter for the wireless headphones resting on the cable box. Specifically it's a Sony MDR-IF5100 with "virtual" Dolby Digital surround, and DTS "virtual" 5.1, both of which are VIRTUALLY useless. When you use them in the alleged surround modes, at first, it kinda sounds like you fell into a metal garbage can. After an hour or two, that begins to sounds fairly decent, but by that time the movie is VIRTUALLY over. They cost an arm, a leg, and my first born (though I didn't pay anywhere near what they want for them on the Sony web site), and they aren't the REALLY expensive Sony MDR-DS8000 model.
That's the down side.

The upside is they sound very good, and, being wireless, they allow some reasonable movement as long as you are in line of sight of the infrared transmitter. I've had to deal with wires all my life, and have come to loathe them. They drive me nuts, so wireless is always attractive to me.

I would recommend wireless headphones (but be selective, not all of them are good), but don't waste the money on the virtual surround stuff.
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#47320 - 05/28/04 05:52 PM Re: Speakers near air conditioner?...
Ray3 Offline
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Registered: 02/02/04
Posts: 2844
Loc: Rochester, NY
Two things - intuitvely, condenstaion can't provide positive benefits to electronics / speakers. Perhqaps some type of cove for protection?

Ajax - what a terrific looking re-design!!! You have now experienced a quantum improvement to your system. I REALLY hope you are enjoying it.

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#47321 - 05/28/04 07:50 PM Re: Speakers near air conditioner?...
rcvecc Offline
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Registered: 04/17/03
Posts: 608
Loc: east haven ct
conditioned air is dry and shouldnt be a problem for condensation,as for the cold temps ,the speakers are made in canada,im sure they can handle a little a/c--just kidding-you should ask axiom-also cant you adjust your vents so they dont blow directly on the speaker?....ron

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#47322 - 05/29/04 03:15 AM Re: Speakers near air conditioner?...
BrenR Offline
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Registered: 12/10/03
Posts: 3602
Loc: Winnipeg MB Canada
In reply to:

conditioned air is dry and shouldnt be a problem for condensation



Sorry RCVECC - I didn't mean that the conditioned air was moist, but when you turn OFF the AC and the humid air in the house hits the cold speaker, it'll condense. Exactly the same reason cooling coils in furnaces have a drain tube (but I'm not telling you anything you don't know). I guess I wasn't too clear.

Bren R.

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#47323 - 05/29/04 10:54 AM Re: Speakers near air conditioner?...
dpristin Offline
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Registered: 03/19/04
Posts: 16
Loc: MA, US
Well, here is a response from Brent :

"Hi Dmitry,

You will have no worries, the speakers are subjected to great variances of temperature and humidity without problems. The cabinets are very dense while the drivers due to there composition resist the elements, Ian
actually leaves his outside year round within a sheltered boathouse.Do keep the M60Ti on your scope, you will be glad you did."

Much "rejoicing in the land" is to follow .

Regards,
Dmitry.


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#47324 - 05/29/04 10:56 AM Re: Speakers near air conditioner?...
Ajax Offline
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Registered: 12/30/03
Posts: 6255
Loc: Cleveland, Ohio
Well, I can now breathe easier (and cooler). Whew! For those who are unaware (the regulars know this already) Brent is an employee at Axiom who should know these things, and Ian is the founder, and owner, of Axiom Audio.

Thanks, Dmitry, for asking the folks at Axiom.

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#47325 - 05/29/04 12:14 PM Re: Speakers near air conditioner?...
BrenR Offline
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Registered: 12/10/03
Posts: 3602
Loc: Winnipeg MB Canada
Brent is the employee at Axiom. I have a vision of him chained to his desk with the sales and service phone taped to his ear. I ordered my HT in pairs and he answered the phone each time, also each time I had a problem with orders. Very helpful, cheerful and all around great guy.

Bren R.

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