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  1. Home Theater, Audio and Video News
    The Capital Audiofest is the Mid Atlantic Region’s biggest, best, and only full-on audiophile Hi-Fi event. It’s a good one, folks, and every year it seems to get better. This year marks the event’s second year in Rockville, Maryland’s Hilton Hotel Twinbrook (which is conveniently located near...
  2. Home Theater System Recommendations
    My living space is quite large with a volume of about 12,000 ft./3. I have multiple elec. outlets but it may be difficult to run 12ga. twisted pair wire, let alone shielded cable, hence the look at wireless. What’s your take on various wireless subs and the best way to approach this problem...
  3. Computers | HTPC | Media Servers
    So this is why some old computers do have value long after they are outdated LOL A woman was clearing out their garage after her husband passed away and dropped off several boxes unopened and were left for a number of weeks. When they were finally looked through they found an original Apple I...
  4. Home Theater, Audio and Video News
    Over the last several years nearly every television manufacturer has jumped on the 4K bandwagon. Some have abandoned old standby technologies to accommodate 4K, while others are simply forgoing forays into newer technologies (such as OLED)…all to accommodate a push into a segment that is...
  5. HDTV | Video Displays | Processors
    I'm looking to buy a new LED TV for about $2k. I had just looked at Samsung's 7150 I believe is the model number. Has 3d, micro dimming, looks to have nice blacks, and nice colors to it. I like the 240hz motion it has. Is this the best candidate for what I'm looking for? Or do I need to check...
  6. Home Theater System Recommendations
    I've posted couple of threads here in forums with my issue with the existing system. I have YAMAHA CX-A5000 processor, YAMAHA MX-A5000 amp, 2x YAMAHA SOAVO-1 towers, YAMAHA SOAVO-900C center, 4x YAMAHA SOAVO-900m surrounds, 2x YAMAHA SOAVO-900sw subs. After few couple of visits from YAMAHA...
  7. Home Audio Speakers
    I'm looking to upgrade my entry level Polk New Monitor 75T mains and 25C center. I believe they're the weakest link in my system. Other equipment/specs I have... Onkyo 818 Emotiva XPA-3 Polk Tsi100 bookshelf speakers for surround (4) 2 SVS PB-2000 subs Epson 8350 150" diy AT screen 2500 cu ft...
  8. Speaker and Subwoofer Reviews
    The Official $3,000 Speaker Evaluation / Home Audition Event Introduction IT IS HERE! We are in the midst of the Home Theater Shack $3,000 Speaker Evaluation event, as I write this. Six pairs of speakers are on the premises, and over the next two days, Feb. 21 and 22, we will hear a lot...
  9. Home Audio Speakers
    The Official $3,000 Speaker Evaluation / Home Audition Event Introduction IT IS HERE! We are in the midst of the Home Theater Shack $3,000 Speaker Evaluation event, as I write this. Six pairs of speakers are on the premises, and over the next two days, Feb. 21 and 22, we will hear a lot...
  10. DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    Hello everyone, I am attempting to build my first sub and am not sure which direction to start. I have a open concept home and the viewing area is in the living room which is open to the rest of the house. I think my budget doesn't allow for a sealed system so I am thinking either ported or...
  11. Home Theater System Recommendations
    I bought a Sony home-theater-in-a-box system four years ago and had been fairly happy with it until, very recently, it stopped connecting to the home wireless network, even when other devices in the same room could connect easily, and lately it has begun losing sound in the middle of use...
  12. Home Theater Projectors
    Whats the best projector for under $1,000? My screen is 120".
  13. Home Audio Speakers
    The speaker nominations for the $3,000 two-channel speaker evaluation event has been closed and the voting now begins. Thanks to all who nominated speakers... we certainly have a lot to choose from. If you are not familiar with our speaker events, see the links in my signature. You can vote...
  14. Home Audio Speakers
    We are moving on with preparation for round 3 of our floorstanding speaker evaluations. Previous rounds: The Official $2,500 Speaker Evaluation / Home Audition Event The Official $1,000 Speaker Evaluation / Home Audition Event Results This round will be considered our $3,000 round, where...
  15. Home Theater System Recommendations
    All, Building a home theater basically from scratch, for this room: http://imgur.com/a/kK63F My budget is $3,000, possibly +, only if I absolutely have to push it. The goal is to produce a very full, rich sound that is balanced. I don't need an excessively bass-y system, however, it would be...
  16. Forum Announcements | News
    The Official $1,000 Speaker Evaluation / Home Audition Event Results Thread is Posted! Speakers (Left to Right): Magnepan MG12, Tekton Model Lore, Vandersteen 2Ce, Focal Chorus 716v, HTD Level THREE, MartinLogan Motion 12, Klipsch RF-62 ll, Arx A5 CLICK HERE!
  17. Two Channel Audio
    This is... The Official $1,000 Speaker Evaluation / Home Audition Event Results Thread Speakers (Left to Right): Magnepan MG12, Tekton Model Lore, Vandersteen 2Ce, Focal Chorus 716v, HTD Level THREE, MartinLogan Motion 12, Klipsch RF-62 ll, Arx A5 Introduction We did it! It was a major...
  18. Home Audio Speakers
    This is... The Official $1,000 Speaker Evaluation / Home Audition Event Results Thread Speakers (Left to Right): Magnepan MG12, Tekton Model Lore, Vandersteen 2Ce, Focal Chorus 716v, HTD Level THREE, MartinLogan Motion 12, Klipsch RF-62 ll, Arx A5 Introduction We did it! It was a major...
  19. Speaker and Subwoofer Reviews
    This is... The Official $1,000 Speaker Evaluation / Home Audition Event Results Thread Speakers (Left to Right): Magnepan MG12, Tekton Model Lore, Vandersteen 2Ce, Focal Chorus 716v, HTD Level THREE, MartinLogan Motion 12, Klipsch RF-62 ll, Arx A5 Introduction We did it! It was a major...
  20. Forum Announcements | News
    The HTS staff will be conducting a $1,000 speaker evaluation and audition on August 23-24. The Official $1,000 Speaker Evaluation / Home Audition Event Audio speakers evaluated will be as follows: Arx A5 Focal Chorus 716V HTD Level THREE Klipsch RF-62 II Magnepan MG12/QR MartinLogan Motion...
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