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  1. minidsp to eq a sub and alternatives

    Electronic Processing/Equalization Devices
    Hi, I'm new here and this is my first thread (and questions). After using for a while REW, I ve found out there is a huge peak around the 40hz frequency in my system (probably due the concrete walls surrounding the listening position), so I need to eq my subwoofer. (my Yamaha Rx v675 avr let...
  2. Parasound P7 Analog Pre-Amplifer alternatives?

    Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    What are my alternative analogue options when considering a multi-chanel analog preamp like the Parasound P7? I thought I read somewhere sometime ago about a competitors offering, but I dont remember what that was.
  3. Emotiva XPA-3 - Any Alternatives?

    Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    Are there any alternatives to the Emotiva XPA-3 that are somewhat in the same price range? That is, a 3 channel amp around 200 watts per channel(8 ohm)? I see tons of mono/stereo amps, and some 5 channel amps, but that's about it.
  4. Cheap Velvet Tape for Screen Border? Alternatives?

    DIY Screens
    So, with the scope of the projector wiring project looking doable, I'm thinking it's time to start finalizing the planning on a DIY screen. Right now, I'm leaning towards something simple: 48x96" 1/2" MDF cut to a 92" diagonal with a 1.5" border Kilz2 primer on all surfaces Black Widow Paint...
  5. Emotiva UMC-1 and alternatives

    Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    It was suggested that I start a new thread on this topic. I have a new dedicated theatre that is nearly complete and I would like new electronics to go with it. I have been seriously looking at the Emotiva UMC-1. On an older thread here, some problems about the auto correction for this unit...
  6. Alternatives to Optoma 3D-XL?

    Home Theater Projectors
    So I discovered today that optoma released a firmware update for the HD65 that allows it to handle 120hz 3D signal. I haven't installed the update yet, but I was wondering if there is a workaround for the "required" 3D-XL converter box? I've read that the right video card in an HTPC or server...
  7. Tivo - Blu Ray - Squeezebox alternatives

    Computers | HTPC | Media Servers
    OK I am throwing this out there since I think this may be my only option - In my main room I have the following items/purpose: Tivo - Record OTA shows - no cable, netflix streaming Oppo BDP80 - Play Blu Ray discs, can also stream stuff from the network Squeezebox - Play flac music files Are...
  8. Lms-r 12 alternatives

    DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    To be short and sweet I'm just curious. Now with the price increase of tc sounds drivers. What do people think are a similar alternative to the lms-r line of subwoofers. Hopefully there is something out there that come close to it's characteristics I.e. Work well in small sealed boxes,high...
  9. Plate (or other) amp alternatives in the 200-300w range?

    Subwoofer Amps | High Pass Filters
    Hey all, quick parts sourcing question from a n00b. I'm going to be building a sub in the near future and will need to power it with a 200w-300w amp. I've checked PE, they have their BASH 300 in stock for $150, the Dayton 240w is out of stock and looks like it will be available about the...
  10. Alternatives to Bose Wave?

    AV Home Theater
    Hey, my dad is looking for a portable radio/cd player. He had his eye on the Bose Wave, but that is quite pricey. Can anyone recommend something that is a good contender against it in terms of SQ? I was looking at the Sangean WR-3, but not too familiar with anything else.
  11. Speaker Grills / Alternatives to cloth?

    DIY Speakers
    I suppose it was only a matter of time before my GF's cat decided to use one of my Kilpsch towers as a scratching post.. :paddle::rolleyesno: So that leaves me with a grill with a few small holes torn in the cloth on it. For now I took them off and am hesitant to re-fabric them as I'm sure it...
  12. Alternatives to RL-p15

    DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    I have a set of Soundsplinter RL-p15 LLT sonotubes. A client of mine is really interested in getting similar performance in a similar price range, but Mike is out of stock on the RL-p15. What are his options?
  13. Alternatives to Rigid FiberGlass/Rockwool

    Home Audio Acoustics
    Hey guys, I'm a noob here... I have some questions about DIY acoustic panels. Are there any good alternatives to Rigid Fiberglass , rock wool, etc...? It is super hard to find it in my area. I know I can get it online, but I'd like to shop local. All I've see is for tube traps that use...
  14. Maelstrom-X / Tumult alternatives

    DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    The Maelstrom X is only available in single 4 ohm? Are there any alternatives with a dual 4 config to get a 2 ohm load, or dual 1 to get 2. High Xmax, low Fs. XBL^2.
  15. Budget Alternatives to GOM?

    Home Audio Acoustics
    Greets all! I'm working on building up some portable absorbers (4' X 4' freestanding frames with feet), finishing some linear diaphragmatic absorbers (heavy, MDF Absorbers filled with acoustic fiber), and I'm looking to build a "grill" for a Super-Duper-Chunk to hide all that golden acoustic...
  16. Onkyo 606 Alternatives?

    Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    I've been looking over old posts and noticed how popular the 605 was last year. However I'm not planning on buying a receiver for another few months, and I'm afraid with the new 606 that the 605's may be hard to come by. The 606 is slighttlly out of my range at $450-500, the 350-400 range of...
  17. Need some advice for Bose alternatives. Please Help

    Home Audio Speakers
    Hello All, My name is Steve and I am a new guy here from out in New Mexico. I am in great need of some advice from all you speaker guru’s. I just moved into a new house and I am looking for speakers for both music and movie watching. Now my living room is part of an open floor plan with my...
  18. SVS PB12-NSD alternatives... maybe the HSU VTF-3.3

    Home Audio Subwoofers
    I'd like to hear opinions comparing the current versions of the SVS PB12-NSD to the HSU VTF-3.3. As a disclaimer, I'm by no means a subwoofer expert, and it would be a shame if anyone made a buying decision based on anything that I say here. I've just gotten the PB12-NSD in my house, in a...
  19. Alternatives to Music Choice and XM Radio???

    CD-BD-DVD Music | Vinyl Records
    Are there any alternatives to Music Choice and XM Radio that truly offer CD-quality current music streaming without commercials and voice-overs? Music Choice (through Comcast cable for me) sounds so bad it is almost unlistenable on a good quality sound system. So is XM Radio (I previously had...