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  1. Home Theater, Audio and Video News
    Home Theater Shack is proud to welcome US Audiolist as a new sponsor. This newly launched AV site is designed to be the Internet’s most affordable place to buy and sell used AV gear. Its founder, Massachusetts native John Nguyen, is a passionate AV fanatic that’s been an audiophile for more...
  2. Home Theater System Recommendations
    Friends wife asked me to suggest an upgrade to their New TV's sound. Requirements are hi WAF (obviously) sound from TV and be able to stream music from iPhone / Ipad. she would like to be able to upgrade it down the road, maybe. So My thinking was simplest would be something like...
  3. DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    I am searching for an alternatve driver instead of the si15 to go with some electrostatic speakers. Box is already build, sealed 3cu, plate amp is already bought, it is a dayton 540w at 4ohm. Seems that google checkout has retired and stereo integrity has no other payment options for customers...
  4. Rocky Mountain Audio Fest (RMAF) '13 Show Coverage
    Vandersteen / The Audio Alternative - Room 9026 / 9030 The system configuration included: Component | MSRP Vandersteen Model 7 Loudspeakers with Vandersteen M7-HPA Amps (Rm 9030) | Vandersteen Model 5a Carbon Loudspeakers with M7-HP Balanced Crossover (Rm 9026) | Dan D'Agostino Momentum...
  5. Headphones | Head Gear
    So I was trying out headphones at a local store yesterday, tried out the Sennheiser HD 558s, and I absolutely loved them. Didn't at all like the 518, or the Momentums either. Problem is, I want them for at work, and they're an open air design so unfortunately that's not going to work out...
  6. DIY Speakers
    Hi I have previusly built a cupple of full Range speakers with tangband elements to my living rom. I am playing with the idea to build some (7) full Range speaker/horn to my ht, as how, i prefer to follow proven designs. I have found only one option so fars, the VH-1. Other popular designs...
  7. Home Theater, Audio and Video News
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  8. DIY Screens
    Hi everyone! Long time lurker here. Have spent countless hours on this forum for the last couple years. I enjoy reading all the DIY stuff people do and also following the great work of some of the contributors here. After years of debate and convincing the wife, I can now say that I am about...
  9. HDTV | Video Displays | Processors
    I was so close to buying a Panasonic ST30 or GT30 but was put off first by the fluctuating gamma problem (which I understand has now been fixed with a firmware update) but more importantly, because it doesn't support RGB 4:4:4 for really sharp output from my PC. As my PC and TV will be used not...
  10. Home Audio Speakers
    Hello, am installing built in LED tv in living room. This is not main TV or home theater area but will be used for watching sports and possibly listening to music, streaming Pandora etc. Am thinking of getting a sound bar system for this but am not sure this would be adequate. I am not...
  11. Computers | HTPC | Media Servers
    Title should read Video card/Home brew HTPC alterative to Optoma 3D XL I have an Optoma HD65 projector and I'm trying to avoid buying the optoma 3D-XL hardware that allows the projector to display 3D content. Does anyone know of a workaround for this? It seems silly to me that we should need...
  12. AV Home Theater
    I have not seen any 3D material on my current setup, and there is nowhere local I can rent a 3D Blu-Ray. I was wondering if anyone has compared the image quality between a 3D BluRay disc vs. 3D upscale from a set top box vs. 3D upscale by a program like PowerCinema vs. just re-encoding a...
  13. Home Theater Design and Construction
    If there is one thing I'm installing a lot of in my theater build....it's speaker wire. Binding post wall plates and banana plugs are going to be quite expensive. Banana plugs alone are about 1.5$ a piece which will be at least 65$ in banana plugs alone for my theater. Binding posts wall...
  14. DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    Ok so absolutely gutted to miss out on getting hold of the Exodus Tempest for a ported build. What other comparable drivers are out there, in terms of build quality/low distortion/output etc etc? And ballpark cost I guess. Ideas? Geez Kevin; wish you well...
  15. Electronic Processing/Equalization Devices
    I m looking for a more affordable alternative for the Velodyne SMS-1. I do not need calibration for more than 1 subwoofer and also auto-calibration is not important to me (want to do it myself). Also RCA needed as my subwoofer does not support XLR. Can someone tell me what to choose?
  16. DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    Folks, I moved from a single 10" woofer, to a pair of 315HF subs, and would now like to consider a different 12" sub that would go into a sealed 2cu ft box for <$200.00. Seeking sound quality over SPL. Ideas? Regards, Paul
  17. Remotes | Cables | Accessories | Tweaks
    I'm trying to program my MX-980 remote. I tried AV8003 as a substitute for the AV7005. Is there a better choice. I can alway program each key but I have better things to do unless necessary.
  18. Home Audio Speakers
    I was told today that the new run of AVBP2's wouldn't be ready for at least 6 months and they could give no further time-frame information. TV: Samsung 58'' B550 Receiver: Onkyo 707 Fronts: Fluance AV938's Center: Fluance AVSC Sub: Cadence CSX-15 Temporary surrounds: Bose 100's What could...
  19. Subwoofer Amps | High Pass Filters
    Hello, A friend of mine recommended I post this question here, as he believes the level of knowledge is a little higher than where I originally had it. I am looking for a cheaper amp with a similar spec to the Behringer EP2500 and I think I have found one. The Pyle PZR6XA is available...
  20. DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    Hello everyone, this will be a build thread of sorts. I just wanted to share my experience and hope that it helps someone. Like many of you I decided that DIY provided the best bang for the buck and allowed for greater flexibility than you could find from buying a manufactured sub. Maybe some...
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