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#408608 - 12/06/14 12:44 AM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: Socketman]
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UPS has special instructions on how to do that.
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#408612 - 12/06/14 01:08 PM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
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Actually we count on DHL (Drop ,Hammer & Lob ) for that kind of service. grin
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#408626 - 12/07/14 12:48 AM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: fredk]
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Originally Posted By: fredk
UPS has special instructions on how to do that.

funny, especially so since i got a beat up box from UPS the other day
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#408627 - 12/07/14 12:48 AM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: Socketman]
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Originally Posted By: Socketman
Actually we count on DHL (Drop ,Hammer & Lob ) for that kind of service. grin

Even funnier, though i had DHL deliver my Tannoy Definition speakers to me from the US years back and they arrived in great condition, likely more due to the great seller packaging.
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#408628 - 12/07/14 12:50 AM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
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Originally Posted By: nickbuol


Also, Ian believes that the odd mystery about the opened box is that it was opened in customs.

This has happened to me before. However the box had a sticker tape over the top stating US customs or something like that which kind of indicated they opened the box but then resealed it.
A reasonable thing to do for the eventual customer.
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#408655 - 12/08/14 08:14 AM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
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I think you should keep the imperfect grill. Perhaps it will be like an imperfect run of coins and become super valuable someday?

Or, maybe not...........
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#408668 - 12/08/14 03:48 PM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
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I don't think that they are that collectable. Maybe I should start a website about making this sort of thing a collector's item.
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#413237 - 07/05/15 07:09 PM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
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Bump for updates. (Didn't seem right this thread was 6 pages deep.)

Any thoughts on what/when you will be looking into immersive stuff? Are you going to try DTS:X with a standard layout first? Ie. No height channels immediately.

I'm on a dealers mailing list for in ceiling specials, but having finally heard Axioms the in ceiling M3s may be on the table. But gosh expensive!

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#413380 - 07/10/15 12:43 AM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
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Not sure that much has changed since my last post....

As far as DTS:X and Atmos, I've already started down that path to some degree.

Last year I swapped out my (4) QS8s with (4) on-wall M3s since Atmos really wants direct mono-pole surround and overhead speakers.

I still have the QS8s, but they are in boxes with my VP150. Kind of crazy when I think about how many speakers and subs I have. I could have a nice 7.1 setup in the theater, and still a pretty killer 5.1 setup somewhere else in the house.

But no. Both subs are staying in the theater, and I just need to get off my butt and do something with the QS8s and VP150. Maybe fund the 4 overhead speakers that will be needed??? I would love to find a way to use on-wall M3s for a smooth transitioning soundfield, but would need to be creative in mounting them to the ceiling. Using in-ceiling M3s makes me cringe a little bit to put such large holes in my soundproofed ceiling (the single surface of the theater with the absolute most soundproofing as our bedroom is right above the theater). Then again, a number of people are making DIY ceiling speakers that are considered "full range" to meet the Atmos specs, but small enough (and cheap enough) to surface mount and not break the bank.

I keep signing up to win a Onkyo TX-NR1030 at HomeTheaterForum and AVS, but so far have just one an Atmos blu-ray. That would get me even further down the road. It would need a separate 2 channel amp to get to the 7.2.4 setup that I would like, and may not get DTS:X, so maybe just a quick resale and wait.

Right now, I am excited to go to CEDIA this fall again, where I am sure that there will be a lot of DTS:X demos, and instead of spending about 8 hours on the show floor, I plan to have even more time for demos and such. Then when products start to flow for 2016, I will look more into a receiver upgrade. I would love to get 11 powered "channels" into a single receiver for a "reasonable" price. I know, if I start getting amps, then it gets a lot more flexible down the road... Just the upfront cost is a bit steep.

So I am excited about DTS:X. Hopefully I will be as blown away by the demos at CEDIA 2015 as I was about the Atmos demos last year.
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