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  1. Divergent Series Mega Combo-Pack Giveaway Contest Entry Thread

    Movies | TV Shows | Hollywood
    Home Theater Shack is proud to announce an exciting 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray Giveaway Contest featuring THREE brand-new copies of Lionsgate’s hit Divergent movies. One lucky winner will win one 4K Ultra HD / Blu-ray Combo-pack copy of Divergent, The Divergent Series: Insurgent, and The Divergent...
  2. Gods of Egypt Blu-ray-3D Combo Pack Giveaway Contest Entry Thread

    Movies | TV Shows | Hollywood
    Home Theater Shack is proud to announce a new Blu-ray Giveaway Contest featuring a brand-new copy of Gods of Egypt (Blu-ray/3D Combo Pack)! Mike Edwards recently reviewed this movie and gave it high marks for audio and video with a noteworthy nod to the film's DTS:X audio encode. Entry...
  3. Pioneer Announces Two New Entry Level AV Receivers (VSX-1131, VSX 831)

    Home Theater, Audio and Video News
    The number of high performing entry level and mid-priced AV Receiver models on the market is quite astounding. As we’ve mentioned before, this plays big for a wide range of buyers taking advantage of low prices on new 4K televisions and Atmos-enabled speakers. Manufacturers easily could have...
  4. High-End Manufacturer Sonus faber to Debut New Entry Priced Line of Speakers Called Principia

    Home Theater, Audio and Video News
    Italy’s Sonus faber is hardly a name associated with affordability, especially when considering brand names such as Audio Research and McIntosh (both of which are held by Sonus farber’s owner, Fine Sounds Group) and its upper level of model offerings. For example, take the company’s flagship...
  5. In the Heart of the Sea Blu-ray Giveaway Entry Thread

    Movies | TV Shows | Hollywood
    Home Theater Shack – much to the thanks of Mike "Movie Guru" Edwards – is giving away a Blu-ray copy of In the Heart of the Sea (review copy)! Mike recently reviewed this movie and gave it high marks for audio and video with a noteworthy nod to the film's killer Atmos audio encode. Entry...
  6. 2015 GIK Acoustics and Home Theater Shack Giveaway Entry and Discussion Thread

    Home Audio Acoustics
    Home Theater Shack and GIK Acoustics are excited to announce yet another incredible Giveaway Contest. This one is like nothing we've ever run before and TWO winners will be chosen! Entry involves filling out a brief Reader Survey and nothing else...both HTS members and non-members are free to...
  7. New entry

    New Member Introductions
    My name is Gianni and i live in Italy. Greetings to all :)
  8. Entry level questions.

    Home Theater Projectors
    Question 1: BenQ W1070 or Epson 3020? Question 2: Is an Oppo player overkill for those two projectors? Looking for something to get me thru setting up my system for a few years then will be upgraded. I'm going higher end up front on audio. Room is 10x18 with an 100 inch screen. Dedicated room...
  9. Pioneer Andrew Jones entry level set

    Home Audio Speakers
    Just got the front stage. Going to paint them red as well. I read all the reviews so decided to go with these. Figured they would ve the best bet with the budget I had. I painted them with plastidip so if I get tired of the color or sell them off I can just peel off the red and they will be...
  10. Tell Me About Turntables (an entry level investigation)

    CD Players | Turntables
    The scenario here is my brother would like to give a pair of friends a nice little audio setup for their wedding. He has ordered a new Onkyo receiver (not sure which model at the moment) and we're looking at bookshelf speaker options. Where we both run into a wall is with vinyl. This couple...
  11. The problem with the choice of entry E-MU 0404 USB in the Window "Preferences Sound Card" REW 5.0

    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...
  12. 2013 Entry Level Pioneer Receivers Available Now

    Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    $279.xx______$429.xx______$529.xx_______$629.xx The 1123 is only $30.oo more than the 1122 of last year but offers 1 more HDMi in, a 2nd HDMi out, MHL 2.0 input and DTS Neo:x 7.1 . I think those are some nice additions, what do you think? I only wished they had included the class D3 amps to...
  13. Entry level 7.1 AVR with 80 Hz Xo?

    Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    Please list entry level receivers meeting the following criteria: 7.1 Dolby Digital TrueHD and/or DTS MasterHD Minimum of two HDMI inputs No other features needed or wanted Leaning toward Onkyo, consider Yamaha, Denon Amplifier power is irrelevant, I will not employ the power amp stage. If...
  14. New Here -- Looking for an entry level 2.0/2.1 system for around $650

    Home Theater System Recommendations
    I've been reading stuff on this site all day, but I'm overloaded with information and still at a loss for what would be best for my situation. Here's some background and the basic stuff I'm looking for: The system will be used primarily for music (all types -- from Grateful Dead to Miles Davis...
  15. Simply put: Need help picking modest, entry level receiver

    Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    Just getting my foot in the door here and I'm looking to upgrade my HTIB setup. It is pretty rough right now with a 4+ year old Sony HTIB 5.1 setup. It was like $150 back then so you can imagine its a real shaker :heehee: The speaker wires also have adapters at the end too. I don't know if I...
  16. Initial Entry

    New Member Introductions
    Hello all: I am an industrial designer that has been working in the audio industry since about 1990. Typically my role has been providing industrial design and mechanical design for loudspeakers and 19 inch rack type audio products. If you google me you should be able to find our website and...
  17. Speakers for an entry level home theatre?

    Home Theater System Recommendations
    Hi everyone, first timer here! For a family project this year, we are looking to convert our seldom used den (15' x 30') into a home theatre/entertainment area. Ideally, we would not be using the entire area and anticipate partitioning the active area to something along the lines of 15' x 16'...
  18. Home theater entry level budget?

    Home Theater Design and Construction
    I have a spare room 14x17 that I might DIY into a home theater. What is the entry level budget I am looking into? Would possibly want to accomodate 4-5 and have a good picture quality with decent 5.1 sound (doesn't have to be super hifi) I know some construction/wiring and acoustical treatment...
  19. Great entry level home theater system

    Home Theater System Recommendations
    I have finally had a good amount of time with my new home theater system that was recommended to me by the fine people on this web site. I figured out the best settings, the best listening modes, and have been able to test the audio quality of the speakers on everything from blu ray movies...
  20. Entry Level 5.1 System with Floor Standing Speakers

    Home Theater System Recommendations
    As the title suggests I am looking for a 5.1 Surround Sound setup, due to my media collection growing and a need for the sound to better match my viewing experience. Though I do not have a particular budget in mind, I am not looking for audiophile quality speakers just something to improve on TV...
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