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  1. BFD 1124 filters don't seem to be working

    Electronic Processing/Equalization Devices
    Hmm, so I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong... the filters I'm setting don't seem to be working. First, I set levels using the depth charge scene from U571. At the highest listening volume I'd use (probably a little higher than I'd use for almost anything), the yellow LEDs would flash...
  2. Test tones don't match sweep

    REW Forum
    When I run an REW sweep and then run test tones the db levels don't match up. Here is my latest REW sweep: If I now play a 10hz test tone I get 78.4db SPL instead of 89db or about 11db down from the sweep. But if I play a 20hz tone I get 81.3db only 5db down from the sweep. At 40hz I get...
  3. Advice : Do's and don't of EQ ?

    Electronic Processing/Equalization Devices
    Hi All, Apologies in advance if this has been answered before. If it has could someone be kind enough to provide a link? What are the do's and don't regarding EQ? I have a specific example of what I have done if that helps people to tell me what I have done wrong or how they would do it...
  4. Bass traps don't matter?

    REW Forum
    I was under the assumption that putting bass traps in room corners, including ceiling and floor corners, would cut down on bass resonances. The more the merrier. For decorating, I temporarily removed all the bass traps on the left side of my room and there was no significant difference in...
  5. Help! I don't understand.

    Home Theater System Recommendations
    Recently I purchased a set of Polk LSi9 speakers, a set of Polk LSiFX surround speakers, and a Polk LSiC center speaker. I have a Pioneer VSX-82TXS Elite audio/video receiver. All of these speakers have a nominal impedance of 4 ohms. The operating instructions of the receiver indicate that I can...
  6. They don't build them like they used to...

    Chat Box SWAMP
    When my Mom died a little over a year ago, I told my siblings there was really only one thing that I wanted from her estate. It was this old Sunbeam T-20 toaster that they got when they first got married, over 60 years ago. It still works quite well and the kids have been fascinated with how...
  7. I don't get it.

    AV Home Theater
    The whole WAF thing is a mystery to me.:dontknow: This guy can't have floor standers that guy isn't allowed to have wires.:unbelievable: Guys, what are you allowed to have?:rant: How about cultivating a little self respect and developing a backbone.:devil: Do you have any say about anything...
  8. filter response and waterfall don't match?

    REW Forum
    My filter response levels and waterfall slice 0 levels don't match. Is this expected? Below are the graphs:
  9. G'day! (no we don't always say that!) from OZ

    New Member Introductions
    Hi from Steve in Western Australia. I'm looking forward to discussing room acoustics among other riveting subjects...
  10. I don't want internet, streaming Netflix or Pandora. Just one great stand alone BR player.

    Blu-ray | DVD | Disc Media Players
    I have a 110" screen from my Epson 6100 1080p, so picture quality is of supreme importance because if it is inferior it's just magnified on that huge and beautiful screen. When my wife watches netflix on the laptop the quality sucks so I can only imagine how bad it will be projected on my wall...
  11. Receivers that don't matrix 5 to 7 channel?

    Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    I currently have a Pionner VSX74 txvi and may need to replace it in the near future for 1080p switching. I really like that the Pioneer will allow matrixing of all 5 channel inputs to 7 channel. If I remember correctly there have been some receivers that wouldn't allow this with certain inputs...
  12. Bass Traps that Don't Absorb Highs?

    Home Audio Acoustics
    Hi All, I did a quick REQ test of my family room the other day but didn't save the file :duh: Frequency wise things didn't look too bad, but the decay under ~200 Hz was not good (over 1000 ms). More bass traps are obviously in my future. The little lady is not thrilled with the idea of more...
  13. I don't think I'm doing it right.

    REW Forum
    Can someone help me...again? Right now I've got my SPL meter hooked up to the Front Left Hi-Z/Line plug on my E-MU 0404 using a RCA to 1/4", and a RCA to 1/4" going to the VCR input on my receiver. Here's what I've gotten.
  14. I don't understand the BFD clipping meter. Please help.

    Electronic Processing/Equalization Devices
    I was watching Master and Commander at around +5 reference and it sounds great, but I notice that the BFD clip light comes on. I use the +4 setting on the back. I also notice that the right input meter begins to light up and clip as well when the left side (input I use) is clipped. Why does the...
  15. Another Noob, just don't get it

    REW Forum
    Equipment: Toshiba laptop running Vista. Creative Labs usb external soundcard. Radio Shack SPL. Connections: Left out to amp. Right out to right mic in. SPL out to left mic in. I could calibrate soundcard and SPL meter. Followed Creative labs and Vista in help for setup. First graph...
  16. I work at Best Buy, I don't like big subs cuz they....

    Mobile Audio
    Yup, I am getting "promoted" at work possibly, and this kid I work by is into stereos a little, and at first I thought sweet! lets feel him out! And it didn't take long. "I was talking to this guy about his system, and he thought he knew all this stuff, and I was like "I work at Best Buy"...
  17. You Don't Mess with the Zohan: Bluray Review

    Movies | TV Shows | Hollywood
    http://www.hometheatershack.com/gallery/file.php?n=1125&w=o Before I rented this I figured You Don't Mess with the Zohan would be one of the worst movies I had ever seen. It was my wife that sent me out to get it as it was her turn to pick. She didn't care if it was on Bluray or DVD but lucky...
  18. I must be doing something wrong, but I don't know what

    REW Forum
    I'm read the documention several times, and have taken many measurements. I'm using the RS meter, set to C weighting. I get a plausible response curve down to 20 Hz, but then the curve becomes RULER flat down to 2 Hz! That can't be right. Also, when I check the "C weighting" box, the curve...
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