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  1. New member, just checking in and saying hello!

    New Member Introductions
    Hi there, my name is Joe and I've been into car audio, home theater, and vintage stereo equipment for a little bit and want give any info I can and also get advice regarding my projects. I look forward to learning and sharing.
  2. Checking SPL/Levels after XT32 Runs with Umik-1

    REW Forum
    Want to make sure I am doing this right, still learning and developing a process. 1) Run XT32 2) Connect the Umik-1 to my laptop and open REW (have narrow band 90 degree file with sensitivity number in the file)and the built in SPL meter 3) Fire up the blu-ray player and put in spears and...
  3. Regarding measuring frequencies and checking for combfiltering

    REW Forum
    Hi everyone, Are there specific locations beside the listening position that should be measured? It makes sense to measure the listening position, but would make it difficult to calibrate the room if no other locations are measured, right? If so, where should I specifically measure? Is there a...
  4. Checking In from California

    New Member Introductions
    I am an older professional photographer. I was in IT at the University of California at Santa Barbara for 36 years mostly as a programmer doing assembler on an IBM mainframe. I retired a few years ago. I am currently the "House Photographer" for the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez...
  5. Just Checking in on the New Black Widow Formula

    DIY Screen Development and Testing
    Hey guys just checking in on whether you have found anything yet on creating a perfect Black Widow mix due to the new AAA-F!! I am needing to re-paint my screen and have been waiting to see if you guys have come up with something. I painted it with a mix Sherwin Williams "Grey Screen" and...
  6. Checking MDAT (impedance files)

    REW Forum
    Whats the process for validating Files generated with REW - just took some impedance measurements (ignoring Rleads) as I couldnt get REW to measure them and want to make sure the system is reading accurately
  7. Double checking DIY connectors before buying

    DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    I am looking for a quick double check on connectors before buying them. I will have dual subs once the boxes are finished. One RCA to RCA from the onkyo tx709 to the velodyne SMS-1. Use two RCA to 1/4 TRS (241-5674) from the SMS-1 to each of the inuke6000 inputs. Build two speakon to dual...
  8. Checking in from TO

    New Member Introductions
    Hi I live in the Toronto area and have been lurking on this site for a long time. I'm currently in the middle of completing my basement which includes an 11' X 22' Home Theatre, a 15' X 25' Games room/Family room and a washroom. It's been a long two and a half years but I'm finally about to...
  9. Double checking my diagnosis for Hitachi P50s601.

    Hi all, Thanks to your forum I've been able to somewhat deduce my issues, but I wanted a 2nd or 3rd opinion before I proceeded with buying a replacement board. I received the prevalent 3-blinking light pattern a week or so ago. So after opening it up I noticed the two 3300uf capacitors on the...
  10. checking levels

    SPL Meters | Mic's | Calibration | Sound Cards
    I see following in the check levels window . Adjust the AV processor volume (preferred) or the Sweep Level (if connected directly to an equaliser, subwoofer or amplifier) to obtain the desired SPL reading on your personal SPL meter. Generally this will be 75db. I understood setting to 75db...
  11. 2 Newegg 5.1 HT Packages Worth Checking Out This Weekend

    Home Theater System Recommendations
    Hello, This Weekend Newegg is selling Polk Audio Monitor 40 Series II Speakers ($299 MSRP) for $99 a pair with Free Shipping. The matching Center Channel the CS2 is available for $99 (299 MSRP as well) So if you used 2 pairs of Monitor 40's and a CS2, you would be at $300 for 5 Channels of...
  12. Checking in from Long Island, NY

    New Member Introductions
    First time visitor, first time poster. Recently purchased components for a home theater setup after countless hours of online research and wish I had found the forums beforehand I'm off to search the site for my equipment and deciding whether or not I'll be returning/exchanging in the near...
  13. Would someone mind checking that I am set up correctly....?

    REW Forum
    Hi all Before I get stuck into measuring, I wondered if someone could take a moment to confirm that my connections are ok.... RODE NT2000 LDC mic >>>>> Plugged into Mic Pre of EMU 1820M (balanced XLR) >>>>> EMU SPDIF Output >>>>> Lavry DA10 (DA Converter) SPDIF Input >>>>> Both Lavry...
  14. newbie checking in

    New Member Introductions
    Hi everyone, I actually stumbled upon this forums because I was doing some google searches about home theater 2.1 systems. Information was plentiful and the members were very nice and helpful. Looking forward to all the great discussions in the near future. -V
  15. Knights of Ni Checking in

    New Member Introductions
    Hello to all. Avid Music/Ht guy always looking for ways to improve my knowledge. I am a DIY fan, I like getting better performance (I hope!) for my money, plus the satisfaction of building my own speakers. I am only able to follow proven designs so far but I hope to change that. Regards Knights
  16. NE Ohio checking in

    New Member Introductions
    Just a quick hi to everyone out there. I'm in the process of building some custom speakers and some friends on the Klipsch forum suggested joining here to get some more information on testing and other suggestions.
  17. checking in.

    New Member Introductions
    Hi, I joined up at HTS to try out the Room EQ Wizard. I'll be lurking in the home audio acoustics and related sections.....
  18. just double checking

    Home Audio Acoustics
    hi everyone, i just want to be sure i'm doing things right. i'm gonna build some broadband panels and i was just making sure that the fabric is ok. will cotton/polyester work. i know your supposed to be able to blow thru it. just as an example, will jeans work? i'm not gonna use jeans...
  19. Checking in

    New Member Introductions
    Long term lurker finally got motivated to actually register. Especially since all the good stuff seems to be here now with the demise(?) of AV123 forums. I also lurk at AVS with the same name. I must be one of the lucky ones, since I bought a MFW last Thanksgiving Black Friday special, and it...
  20. San Diego checking in.

    New Member Introductions
    Hey all, I'm a Navy guy just moved here from Virginia Beach. I've sold off just about every piece of AV gear I own in order to downsize into the new house. My wife let me keep My Panny AE900u projector even though there's no place to put it. I'm researching building a small 8" sub to fit in...