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  1. Home Theater System Recommendations
    Hi, As most of you know. Have been around for close to a decade. A little off and on over the years, but active. Started out with a KLH AVR from Bestbuy in about 04' with Sony Towers and bookshelfs. Haven spanned all the way to Polk RTi series, I am looking to add-on to the system with a 11.1...
  2. Official DVD and Blu-ray Reviews
    http://www.hometheatershack.com/gallery/file.php?n=69801 Title: The Choice Movie: :2stars: Video: :4stars: Audio: :4stars: Extras: :2.5stars: HTS Overall Score:69 http://www.hometheatershack.com/gallery/file.php?n=69809Summary Nicholas Sparks has to be the most one note...
  3. DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    SUB SET-UP, What to choose for HT? It's down to just selecting subs to finish my HT. I'm pretty much stuck on going DIY route (more BANG for yr $$) several kits to choose from on another website. It's seems to be going w/2 subs is the way to go $1200 is my budget. I'm not totally set on 2subs...
  4. SPL Meters | Mic's | Calibration | Sound Cards
    I started a thread in computers http://www.hometheatershack.com/forums/computers-htpc-media-servers/102065-best-laptop-bang-buck.html thinking that it might be the place. I know that all things come in good time. If to run REW do I absolutely need the most expensive laptop money can buy? I...
  5. Home Audio Speakers
    Currently I'm setting up some NHT superzero's that I've had just to get started but my uncle recommended to me to invest into the Golden Ear Triton series. He said my next upgrade from the NHT would be to buy the center channel and two of the Triton 3 speakers for my left and right mains...
  6. HDTV | Video Displays | Processors
    I've been keen on getting a large TV for some time now, but it isn't a priority. However apparently some stores here do black friday now, and there are some fairly cheap sets. Panasonic TX-50A400 $799 Samsung ua48h5500 $822 Sony KDL-48W600B $888 LG 55LB5610 $1088 Prices...
  7. Two Channel Audio
    I've only ever been a 2 channel guy. But after purchasing an epson 5010 and 100" elite cinegrey screen, I'm going to start making the transition to a surround set up. My audio playback chain is currently an htpc running usb out to an emotiva xda 2 dac, then xlr out to adcom gfa 5802. My...
  8. Home Audio Speakers
    I was just about to go wit a Klipsch ref set up, RF62II, RC 62II, RS52II but I have put it on hold because I am a little worried about the brightness becoming fatiguing. My room is approx 11.5' x 17.5' with 7.5' ceilings. It is a living room with a couch on the short wall and one on one of...
  9. DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    greetings, i am looking for a subwoofer (or two) to use in a mostly two channel audio system. there will be some light theater duty, perhaps one movie a month, but the volume won't be all that high as we've got little ones in the house that will be sleeping (hopefully). i was going to go with...
  10. Two Channel Audio
    im sure a lot of people are on the same boat as me... There are too many DACs out there... lol.. im wondering if someone could shed some light here initially I was about to get the Asus xonar essence STX, but since there seem to be a potential driver/software problem and also EMI from inside...
  11. Audio Processing
    Hi to everybody. I wanted to ask you a suggestion on the integration him an audio processor in my chain of home theather. To the moment my room theather, is composed of sperakers of the brand B&W, and is compound of nr.08 speaker (of which nr.02 floor speakers for "front wide dsx" dsp), and then...
  12. Home Audio Subwoofers
    Ok since I know you will give your honest opinion. I'm about to upgrade my subwoofer from a klipsch rw-12d. For the $1000 dollar and under range what would be my best bang for the buck? Would something like a a HSU vtf-15 or a svs pb12? I think the 15 would give me the lower bass but never...
  13. Home Audio Speakers
    I have 2 Martin Logan motion 12s for my fronts and I am using 2 motion 10 towers for my rears. I don't like the towers behind me they are taking up space. The motion fx speakers are pretty expensive for surrounds at around 300-350 a piece. Can anyone recommend me some good surrounds to sort...
  14. DIY Screens
    I'm looking to build a screen in the next week or two. I'd planned to purchase blackout material from Carl's place due to the cost vs performance. I had done research on the colors and gains, and how that works to your room with ambient lighting and wall colors. My room is dark brown on the...
  15. Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    Onkyo PR-SC5508 vs Marantz AV7701 - please help with final processor choice Folks, I seem to need some help with finalizing between the following 3 options: 1. Marantz AV7701 - about US$1700, including customs duty and shipping 2. Onkyo PR-SC5508 - about US$2000, including customs duty and...
  16. Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    Folks, After spending considerable time researching sound-cards with balanced outputs to use on my HTPC - I've now realized it'd be easier to setup and more WAF friendly to get a processor instead. My mains (L/C/R) are Neumann KH310 (Active 3 way, balanced XLR inputs)... not yet decided on the...
  17. Home Theater System Recommendations
    I got a Panasonic TC-65PS64 last week at Costco for $1300 delivered, and am ecstatic about the image at 250 hours. However, I have a budding interest in ISF/THX calibration, and I am considering the merits of the ZT/VT/ST series in the same size. Pretty big price difference, but I've found...
  18. REW Forum
    Good afternoon. Set REW 5.0 on an old (very) IBM laptop with Windows XP and Java 2SE-5.0. Using a 24-bit sound card E-MU 0404 USB with "native" drivers. The problem is - when an item is selected E-MU 0404 in the Input Device And Input message appears: "Unable to access the selected device...
  19. Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    I recently bought a digital piano that I'm turning into a MIDI digital audio workstation. I've attached a Mac Mini with a MIDI cable, mounted an LCD monitor so it's in front of you when you play, and attached a wireless mouse and keyboard. I have a pair of Optimus PRO-X44AVs (formerly called...
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