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  1. Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    I'm thinking of picking up a XPA-7 to replace my showcase. The main reason is it's two channel 500w capability. Another reason is having a bit more headroom of 200w vs 125w the showcase gives me (all channels driven). I can offload the krell for around the same price as buying the XPA new so...
  2. Home Audio Acoustics
    Hello one and all, I have finished planning my acoustical and soundproofing designs for my soon to be constructed home theater. My full soundproofing and acoustical plan includes: 1. Green glue between 2 5/8" drywall sheets. This will be done on the entire lower level. 2. Back boxes for all...
  3. System Setup and Connection
    Is this a workable idea? What I am proposing is dedicating to channels of power to one speaker by way of jumping the signal from one of the amps input to the another and then turning a large conductor set of bi-wire cables backwards where both channels are feed into the one cable and then on to...
  4. Video Game Systems | Video Games
    Sony confirms it considered bio-sensors for DualShock 4 PlayStation 4′s architect Mark Cerny has confirmed that Sony was – at one point – considering biometric sensor strips for its DualShock 4 controller, and that the final design was made with FPS fans in mind...
  5. Video Game Systems | Video Games
    Report – Sony and Microsoft considered, rejected download-only console option for next-gen Sony had considered making PS4 a download-only console at one point, but according to sources “familiar with the matter,” the firm decided to go with the tried and true “optical disk drive” model...
  6. DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    And also, how many decibels is when things start getting a little crazy... windows/doors/pictures moving around and stuff? Thanks! :)
  7. Home Audio Speakers
    I am thinking of replacing my entire system. I am considering a pair of Mackie MR5's with a dayton sub (all self powered) Is my computer considered a "pre-amp" or for this setup would I need a external pre-amp? I am just using onboard sound from the motherboard. I was reading wikipedia and it...
  8. Subwoofer Amps | High Pass Filters
    I've been using the Reckhorn B1 for a while now, and it's been ok, but I'm still very frustrated that it has such a lousy drop off. I discussed it in my build thread a while ago...
  9. Mobile Audio
    so the length is easy enough to figure out, cross sectional area a little tougher, and I'm not even about to start doing horn style....increasing or decreasing cross sectional area. Compression chambers and such... not a chance. So what would this do? It's 18.77 feet long, 1/4 wave of 15.5Hz...
  10. Home Audio Acoustics
    how thick/dense are walls supposed to be to be considered a "wall" in bass trapping? for example ... behind my speakers in the bedroom, is a dry wall with one 1/4" plywood per side (two pcs total + wall studs, no fiberglass) is that considered a wall? meaning do I have to put bass traps behind...
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