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  1. California's real estate market can positively affect the home theater market

    Home Theater, Audio and Video News
    There is a real estate boom in Southern California that is seeing higher number of homes selling faster, and at higher prices, than many other exciting growths in that sector from the past. And if history serves as an indicator of the trend to follow, it means, of course, that new home owners...
  2. Denon AVR-2311 - "Manual" EQ setting affect on subwoofer output

    Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    Hello there. Intermediate-time listener, first-time caller. Having a strange problem with the "Manual" EQ settings engaged on my 2311. Even with all octave adjustments at zero (as a test), I am hearing a significant difference in the subwoofer output when I toggle the EQ mode between "OFF" and...
  3. How does an open-plan room layout affect the sound?

    Home Audio Acoustics
    I have moved into a house which has an extension, which I now use as a Hi-Fi/TV room and practise room for sax. The house's original doorway and window have no door or glass. These gaps are shown in green on the plan. My Hi-Fi sounds OK, but the room has too much reverb. I am going to improve...
  4. Do picture settings affect bulb life on DLP?

    Home Theater Projectors
    Hello! I have a Mitsubishi HC4000 DLP, and I'm a new projector owner. I've learned a lot since I've bought it, but there are a few things I'm not entirely clear on. My question is: Do the "brightness" or "contrast" settings affect the bulb in any way? I have Economy mode on (dimmer...
  5. Larger Ports affect

    DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    Okay I have a ed 16Ov.2 D4. 11.5 ft box. When I look in WinISD it shows port velocity in the low 30's. I've researched and found alot of ideas over port velocity but, in general lower seems to be better. I was wondering if a 8" flared port instead of a 6" flared will hurt anything. How will...
  6. How do windows affect standing waves and bass trap behaviour?

    Home Audio Acoustics
    I'm curious how a window behaves acoustically at the lower frequencies (say 200hz and lower)? I've been "allowed" to convert an upstairs room into a music/ht room. The room is basically a 14.5' x 17.5' foot rectangle box (8 foot ceiling) with the end behind the listening area containing a...
  7. Could HDMI Cables Affect PCM Output?

    System Setup and Connection
    And here's another issue... Could it be that my HDMI cables connecting the BD player and receiver are not sending the TrueHD or uncompressed tracks in their full glory? Would I be hearing anything at all then? When I pass bitstreamed Dolby and DTS to the receiver from my Blu ray player over...
  8. Will subwoofer affect TV (negatively)

    DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    I have been looking at my room size and would like to build a sub that will be effective in my 50x13x7'6 basement rec room. I had bee looking at a couple of options which were over 4.5 cu ft when the word came from on high; "What :raped: No Way :foottap:!" I got looking at my cheap...