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  1. XPA-7 considered to be an upgrade?

    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. When is the STS score considered good?

    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. Is this considered bi-amping?

    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. Sony confirms it considered bio-sensors for DualShock 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. Report – Sony and Microsoft considered, rejected download-only console option for next-gen

    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. How many dBs is considered loud for HT bass?

    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. Is my computer considered a "pre-amp"?

    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. Which HPF units are considered optimal nowadays?

    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. can this be considered a TL?

    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. how thick are walls supposed to be to be considered a "wall" in bass trapping

    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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