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  1. My Dual Ultimax 18s in knock-down sealed boxes

    Sealed Subwoofer Build Projects
    This all started a couple of years ago. But I didn't know it at the time. When I first put together my basement theater, I was optimizing for floor space, and budget. Because of that, I only purchased one SVS PC-13Ultra. The idea was that I would get another PC-13Ultra the next year or so...
  2. Comcast Promises Two New 4K Set-Top Boxes

    Home Theater, Audio and Video News
    The 4K content puddle keeps getting bigger. Recently, Comcast revealed its plans for continued support of the Ultra Hi-Def (UHD) format by announcing that it will be launching 4K set-top boxes later this year. The new box, called Xi4, will run in coordination with their X1 platform and its...
  3. ATMOS in-ceiling backer boxes

    DIY Speakers
    Hey all I am wondering if there is an ideal volume for a 6.5" in-ceiling speaker backer box. My joist space will be insulated and drywalled long in advance of knowing what speakers I'll end up with. Budget focused on building right now. So far I am planning on 1 cubic ft. The box dimensions...
  4. miniDSP nanoAVR compatibility with Cable/Satellite Boxes

    Audio Processing
    Hello again, Shacksters! If you're interested in one of the new HDMI enabled miniDSP units, then you may know their audio input streams are limited to linear PCM. That means no Dolby Digital or DTS type encoding allowed. Now if your DVD/BD player is equipped to select one over the other...
  5. Speaker Selection Boxes

    System Setup and Connection
    In my present system I am using the same front/mains for 5.1 and 2 channel listening with 2 different amps. I recently came across speaker selector boxes (they look good and appear to be easy to use). Do these work regarding resistance to signal, and if so can anyone recommend what and where to...
  6. Backer Boxes for recessed lights and in-ceiling speakers

    Home Theater Design and Construction
    Salutations one and all, I was reading this article on the construction of backer boxes: http://www.soundproofingcompany.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/CIM-backer-box-installation-web.pdf One item that is not covered is whether the recessed light is somehow attached to the backer box or just...
  7. Three TVs, Three Cable boxes, One Wall

    Remotes | Cables | Accessories | Tweaks
    I have a wall that has three TVs and three cable boxes. Currently there is no special remote being used, so when I want to change the channel on one cable box, I have to go up to the box and hold the remote directly in front of it to avoid changing the channel on the other TVs. I would like an...
  8. Stacked Cable boxes

    Remotes | Cables | Accessories | Tweaks
    Need help please! I have two comcast xfinity cable boxes stacked in my basement. They are connected to a TV in my office and a TV in my kitchen. I am using a URC MX350 RF remote and two URC RF base stations. If i want to add a third cable box for a third TV up in my bedroom and stack this with...
  9. GR Research Sub Boxes

    DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    I know many of you need a box to go with the great sub deal. Boxes are per Danny's plans for the 12 inch, double thick front baffle, 3/4 in Baltic Birch outsides, Mdf insides, amp hole cut to order, price is 225 plus shipping from 54601, 25 more for custom stain or paint. And to start off...
  10. Trying to gather ideas for crossovers & boxes for compact/small L-R-S,C build

    DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    I searched hi & low for subs smaller then 8" that can hit low.Haven't had much luck.I want to use one of these for the subs. Lanzar MAXP64 6.5" 600W sub...
  11. Roku 2, LT and new HD boxes upgraded for more languages, future remote apps

    Home Theater, Audio and Video News
    Source: Engadget
  12. Dual Infinity Reference 1260w Build in old Def Tech boxes

    Sealed Subwoofer Build Projects
    The main motivation for changing things up our living room was to help create more evenly distributed bass response. My previous build was a 3 cu ft slot ported enclosure using a Dayton 390HO 15" sub, later changed to a TC Sounds LMS-R 15". I thought when I upgraded to the TC Sounds sub that the...
  13. GIK boxes were on my porch this afternoon

    Home Audio Acoustics
    My GIK panels/traps arrive this morning while I was having some outpatient surgery done. I will be putting them up this weekend and will take some photos of how they look on the walls. I got them all in the coffee color.
  14. Setup boxes for Amazon and Vudu

    Computers | HTPC | Media Servers
    Setup boxes for Amazon and Vudu -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- For my purposes I have the perfect home theater. I just finished building my 130" DIY 2.35 screen and my I Intel I3, and Z68 motherboard HTPC. I have The standard Direct TV and...
  15. 2 boxes x 8 ft^3 each - Recommendations?

    DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    I currently have a 18" Maelstrom dual PR build tuned to 21 Hz with 6.4 ft^3 net. The output is fine, but is not well-distributed around the room. My preference would be two enclosures that would go into my built in cabinets in front right and left of room. Two subwoofers would better distribute...
  16. JBL Drivers and Crossovers but no boxes, need a little advice

    DIY Speakers
    Hey all, I recently acquired a used 7.x set up for very cheap, but I need to build the enclosures. What I've got are the drivers and crossovers for 3 JBL North-ridge E100's and 4 E50's. I have found outside dimensions from JBL on the original enclosures, but haven't seen any specific specs on...
  17. Rare air, dual boxes, RSS390HF-4, slot port build. A noob project.

    Ported Subwoofer Build Projects
    Hello everyone and greetings from 8300 feet in the Colorado Rockies. The research has been completed, in no small thanks to this forum and I'm ready to start my first box build (x2). The finished boxes will be for a dedicated HT and installed as a pair of end tables on either side of my...
  18. My pride in these boxes

    Home Theater Systems | Equipment
    Lets start from the top. TV - 50" Panasonic G15 Elemental Designs A6-5t5. Front and Centers. (replaced) Elemental Desings A6 Bookshelf (replaced) now.... Ascend Acoustics CBM-170 SE Fronts and Surrounds with.. Ascend Acoustics CMT-340 SE Center Subs - Dual Sonotubes with eD 160v.2. (Build can...
  19. TiVo brings Pandora to Series3, HD boxes

    About a month after debuting on TiVo Premiere, the DVR company announced Pandora's music streaming service is available on its older Series3 and HD units. The interface should be familiar to anyone who's used the app on any other devices with its custom stations and thumbs up/down rating system...
  20. VUDU teaches old boxes new tricks: HDX streaming, apps and more

    It's unfortunately rare to see manufacturers extending support to hardware they no longer sell, but VUDU has reached back to owners of its set-top boxes and updated the software to bring them up to par with its platforms running on TVs and Blu-ray players. That means access to the VUDU Apps...