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  1. Best Surround Sound Modes for My 7.1 Setup

    AV Home Theater
    Just bought a Denon AVR-X1500H to replace my blown Onkyo. I need to know which modes give the best experience. I have a standard 7.1 speaker setup in a dedicated home theater. My sources are DVDs, Blu-ray DVDs, CDs, TV and some AC-3 content. I'm particularly interested in the new (for me)...
  2. 7.1 Speaker Placement THX vs. Dolby

    System Setup and Connection
    I have a build thread on here, thought this place would be better for speaker placement specifics. First the room and system. The room is 30’x11’x8’6”(LxWxH) with only one door and no windows. Audio is Onkyo 9400 THX (7.1 THX cert), Video Epson 8500UB. Will be projecting a 98” screen which...
  3. upgrading reciever need new 7.1 rears

    Home Audio Speakers
    I have sm155 infinity fronts and sm 185 rears inf center and 2 infinity subs need to add 2 more rears what should i get? don't want to replace all speakers just want to add 2 rears. Anything close to a match would be great!
  4. DVD player that converts 5.1 to 7.1

    Blu-ray | DVD | Disc Media Players
    Greetings to all. I've been a long time follower of Home Theater Shack, but this is my first post. I am pretty happy with my current system (OPPO BDP83, Parasound Halo P7, Rane & DCX2496 active crossovers, diy speakers) but am always looking to play with it. Are there any dvd players that...
  5. 7.1 Surround Speaker Placement

    Home Audio Acoustics
    Hi All, I'm new to this forum and new to Home theater setups. I have a Yamaha Amp capable of 7.1, I have set up my speakers 7.1 surround sound, done by a plug in mic to measure sounds and distance of the speakers. My question is, I have my surround speakers 2 feet above ear level, should my...
  6. AFDM and Matrix on for 7.1

    Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    I recently setup my AVR for 7.1 and get DTS es discrete and DTS HD MA 7.1 perfectly however when running anything in Dolby EX 5.1 and Matrix on with AFDM off I don't have Left and Right surrounds but over powering back speakers. It was my understanding that AFDM off and Matrix would apply the...
  7. You build it 7.1

    Home Theater System Recommendations
    Lets see what your choice would be for a killer 7.1 system towers up front. Budget is 5k
  8. stereo is treated as multi channel in 7.1 by receiver

    Computers | HTPC | Media Servers
    Hello, what would cause audio signal from HTPC (over HDMI) be identified as MULTI CH IN 7.1 even for stereo or mono material ? It happens whenever I play music in any of the players I have (foobar2000,wmp, winamp). is this an indication that ASIO4all is not set up properly and that kmixer is...
  9. 7.1 Anlog to 5.1 amplifre

    System Setup and Connection
    I have LG HT924SF which has Digital opticle in , Now i plan to buy bule ray which has opticle out + 7.1 analog is it is posible that i connect 5.1 to my present system thr opticle & for side two channel speaker i conect thr analog , & get full 7.1 audio
  10. 7.1 panning transform ->

    Audio Processing
    Okay, this may be an odd question. I just want to get some feedback if I'm on the right track. Assume I have a source material mixed in the ITU 7.1 standard (30 degree separation from Center of FL/FR, 110 for SL/SR, 150 for RL/RR.) Now, I want the panning to work for a physical installation...
  11. 7.1 help

    System Setup and Connection
    I have an Anthem MRX 300 with 3 Paradigm Front RLC, 2 Jamo in Ceiling for the Surrounds and a Paradigm Sub which all work immense for 5.1 but about 7.1 has anybody done this or used this I'm still a little in the Dark about how it works Do the extra 2 speakers go at the back of the room or can...
  12. Advice on HT Setup - from 5.1 to 7.1

    Home Theater Systems | Equipment
    Hi everyone! We're revamping our den's system and would appreciate some advice. Currently we have a Sony 5.1 and we'd like to upgrade to a 7.1. We're not very satisfied with the sound either, so we're looking at other brands. Our front speakers floor standing, but inside a tall cabinet, then...
  13. 1st gen PS3 (CECHA~) and DTS-MA 7.1??

    Blu-ray | DVD | Disc Media Players
    Hi. I am considering buying an early generation PS3 (backwards compatible and plays SACD) BUT there seems to be some confusion as to if it will output 7.1 (DTS-MA/Dolby Digital-HD) audio. I have a pre pro that will decode these formats, and I currently have them on my Panny Blu Ray. If the...
  14. 5.1 to 7.1 speaker placement help

    System Setup and Connection
    I have a 5.1 setup using the Mirage Prestige system mounted upside down at the ceiling in all four corners. My dad just gave me a pair of the in ceiling speakers. Im not sure where I should mount these? My couch is 4 feet from my back wall. Should I mount these in ceiling speakers to the sides...
  15. 7.1 Rear Height and placement?

    Home Theater Design and Construction
    This has probably been asked, but I having trouble finding the answer. I'm planning on moving some things around and add 2 rear surrounds, to make my system a 7.1 system. I've discovered some confusing info on placing rears. First question is, How high should I place the rear surrounds? It...
  16. upgrading 5.1 to 7.1 system, need opinion and help

    System Setup and Connection
    Hi sifu, do hope, this is the right column to discuss. i have question and would like to hear you opinion and answer for my upgrading system. here is the situation. i am currently running on 5.1system and gonna upgrade the current system to 7.1. The actual setup are, front left - center - front...
  17. Best $700-$800 7.1 receiver

    Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    My biggest requirement are pre-outs. I have been leaning towards the Pioneer VSX-53, but there are so many options there. And I am a bit brand loyal as Pioneer is the only brand I have ever owned and been pretty happy. The L/C/R will all have stand alone amps, and any basic receiver that puts...
  18. 7.1

    System Setup and Connection
    when I put my system together I was debating on whether to put the extra two surrounds up but I finally watched a 7.1 blu ray boy am I glad I did put them up what a difference
  19. 7.1 and 9.1 surround?

    System Setup and Connection
    Hi all, When using 7.1 and 9.1 surround, are the effect channels full range? I am considering using the extra channels on my reciever but I don't have room to fit the same size speakers as the ones used for my 5 channel system. Thanks, John
  20. Request Advice - 5.1 / 7.1 speaker placement - Picture Included

    System Setup and Connection
    I've built a new room in the house and will likely move my home theater equipment to it. Can you advise me what you'd do if faced with my room / situation? I own a 7.1 AV receiver (pioneer elite VSX-54TX - no HDMI but does have 7 inputs) At the moment I have no way to source 7.1 (guess I would...
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