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  1. AV Home Theater
    I'm rebuilding my basement theater. It's irregularly shaped, as shown in the attached drawing. The screen wall (on the left of the drawing) is 14' 1" wide. The main part of the room is 15' 9"' deep, but halfway across it goes back another 6' 3" into a recessed area. My wire-frame equipment...
  2. System Setup and Connection
    Hello, I do not have a manual for this receiver and speakers hooked up to it. It has HDMI connections, but I cannot get any sound. I'm sure I have something hooked up wrong. Anyone have experience with this model? Thanks.
  3. DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    Hey guys, So Odd requesy for our DIY guys. I have some Mordaunt short 800 Series speakers (Center, L/R Rear Dipoles and back surrounds) Now the subwoofer that came in this series is rare than rocking horse (insert proverbial)...I have never actually seen one and only know of its exsistence...
  4. DIY Speakers
    I have a pair of old Audio Concepts Encore II dipole speakers I used to use for home theater surrounds. I am thinking of using the drivers to build a pair of MTM style speakers using the Vifa P11WG-00-08 woofers and Vifa D20TD-05-06 tweeters. I could use the crossovers from the dipoles with...
  5. DIY Speakers
    When designing a speaker cabinet using software like WinISD, BassBox, etc., it asks for all the pertinent speaker data - Vas, Qts, etc. - and it generates a predicted response plot for the selected cabinet type and features. Now, is that predicted response only for the cabinet itself (assuming...
  6. Ported Subwoofer Build Projects
    So i had an old Cerwin Vega 10" powered sub for the last 19 years i uss it to watch movies in my living room. Amp smoked a couple weeks ago and i have set off on looking for a replacement. With cost of new powered subs being so high I have decided to use what i have here. All i would have to...
  7. DIY Audio
    This amplifier is based on a type of tube not usually considered for audio amplifiers such as this one from TI:http://www.kynix.com/Detail/99290/TPA2012D2%20EVM.html. Instead of using a typical audio preamplifier tube and then an appropriate power stage, this amp uses one of the vertical...
  8. DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    So I'm looking to port an enclosure I purchased off CL for my home audio setup. I have TWO Dayton Audio RSS315ho-44 DVC 12" HO's which will be powered by my 240wrms plate amp @ 4ohm. The enclosure is a slant(wedge 2) dual sealed enclosure with seperate chambers. Dimensions are: 34.625"W X...
  9. DIY Speakers
    For years, I wanted to design my own speakers, but didn't understand the intricacies that went into it. For all I knew, you bought a 2500 hz crossover from parts express, picked a woofer and tweeter that looked cool and went at it. It wasn't until i really got into DIY speaker building that I...
  10. DIY Speakers
    im lookinn to build a powerful 3 way crossover for a floorstanding speaker 7 driver design able to drive 300watts to a pair of 2in tweeters an 3 8in midrange woofers an 2 8in lowfreq woofer my planed design inclueds these parts 4- Jantzen Audio 8.2uF 400V Z-Standard Capacitor 2 left an 2...
  11. DIY Speakers
    Are there any options for crossover design software that gives design iterations/optimization like Soundeasy but is less expensive and/or more intuitive? Thanks, George
  12. Home Theater Design and Construction
    Hi All, I am purchasing a home and will be finishing the basement mainly to build a dedicated theater room. This room will mainly be for movies or sports, very little music. I am working on a basic cad design to figure out where best to put the room. The issue is that it's a 8ft tall basement...
  13. Home Theater Design and Construction
    Here is my front wall trap design. By damping any resonances or reflections involving the front wall, making them decay and die down quickly, bass snappiness is improved, and soundstage and imaging (SS&I) detail are improved. With the two layers of absorptive material and a gap between, max LF...
  14. REW Forum
    Hi all, REW has really shown I need as many bass traps in my room as possible..... the house is getting painted and I've been told I need to tidy up the traps I've already got in place before I build any more! Do you think using an open pattern decorative wall panel as the front of the trap...
  15. Home Theater, Audio and Video News
    Samsung’s New SERIF TV Breaks the Design Mold Most consumers buying a television are primarily concerned with factors such as screen size and picture quality. How the physical television looks is largely an afterthought. Samsung, however, says there is a subset of buyers that care just as...
  16. Two Channel Design and Installation
    Hi everyone, welcome to the new forum section "Two Channel Design and Installation." This is the place to take photos of your installs and discuss design plans! We've also created a Two Channel System Photos section where you can feature your finished systems and listening rooms!
  17. Home Theater Seating and Accessories
    Starting the design phase for my first home theater (new house, blank slate!). The basement is finished so I already know there are going to be some holes poked in ceilings and walls, but I'm really only in the planning and design phase now so I'm looking for some advice on seating. I want to go...
  18. DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    I have (4) JL 10w6v2-D4 subs I'd like to use in my setup in 2 separate enclosures. Room is 14.5' wide, 26' long, and 7.5' tall. Acoustic tiles in ceiling. Corner bass traps going in shortly as well as absorbing panels at first reflection points. Marantz SR7010 receiver in 7.2.4 (2) QSC RMX1450...
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