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  1. Worth upgrading existing drivers?

    DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    Hi all, I had an old JBL Synthesis S400 Stereo Subwoofer Amplifier (2 x 200W @ 4 Ohms) lying around and I’ve been experimenting with 2 Mordaunt Short 309i active Subwoofers (175W @ 4 Ohms) that I picked up cheap as they had blown amps so I’m using them as passive by just feeding the drivers...
  2. Which of these Amps should I use with my existing theater sound system?

    Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    First of all, I am a newbie in AVS. I know very little about amp selection. The HT-E5550WK Samsung Bluray disc player of my theater system has stopped working. Since I don't watch movies from disc anymore (I watch from a TV box nowadays), I would prefer to get a new amps with HDMI in/output...
  3. Suitable Amplifier for my existing speakers

    Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    Hi, Back in 2014, I bought an LG BH9430PW 1460W 3D Blu-ray Theater System when it was first released. It is a powerful home theater system but had a lot of issues with its amplifier and rear speakers controller. Now I'm left with working speakers and I was wondering if I can buy a good and...
  4. Hooking up a Denon receiver to a existing Bose connection

    Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    I am having so much trouble figuring this out. I just bought a house with prewired speakers in distinct areas. The upstairs is controlled with a standard 5 speaker audio plate and was easy to wire. However the downstairs is prewired with what looks to be a Bose plate with 16 pins that an adapter...
  5. DTS:X for existing dvd's

    Audio Processing
    I’ve read a little about DTS:X, and in particular, its ability to increase the volume of the dialog without increasing the volume of the rest of the soundtrack. My question is, would DTS:X be able to do this (or any of its other special features) with an older dvd? That is, would there be any...
  6. How to run cables through existing conduit in ceiling?

    Home Theater Design and Construction
    Hi, I'm new here and new to the whole HT experience too, so forgive me if this sounds a little stupid. I bought a house with an ancient sharp projector in the ceiling, probably 3 times the size of modern ones. It's already installed in the ceiling and its only cable (component) runs through...
  7. Building a new box for existing sub

    Ported Subwoofer Build Projects
    Currently working on implementing a subwoofer into my current stereo setup as I want more bass for watching movies with. Currently I have a NAD C355 amp paired with EB Acoustics EB1 speakers. I have a subwoofer that was previously in my old car a JL Audio 8w3v2-D2 and I am planning to power it...
  8. Treating/modifying an existing built-in media centre

    Home Audio Acoustics
    Hello, I'm trying to make the best of an existing family room for home theatre (but also multipurpose) use. Major reno would be nice but not in the cards at this time. The original custom cabinetry was built into a wall which divides a long basement. The top half is shelving backed with...
  9. Designing a 2.1 system with existing equipment (Adire/CSS/Dynaudio)

    DIY Speakers
    Hi folks, I'm in desperate need of some expert advice for my to be 2.1 Music/HT setup. Maybe first some background: I'm a 32 yr old bloke from Belgium (you know, that tiny country known for it's waffles, beer and "french" fries) with quite some (outdated?) experience in car audio. For some...
  10. Any creative solutions for existing room?

    Home Audio Acoustics
    Hi All, Have been busy with our current room for a couple of years now but keep bumping into some issues which I don't know how to (if even possible) solve; At the listening spot there are some major dips/nulls in bass response. Below graphs are the result of just the main speakers, no subs...
  11. Upgrades to existing 7.1 system

    Home Theater System Recommendations
    name is Darren, first post on this forum, if I have placed this in the wrong section please advise... i have attached a rough, and I mean rough sketch of my living room I am happy with my speakers, but just not happy with the sound, i believe my first weak link is my sub basically, i have $3K...
  12. Existing Swan Diva 6.1 Hivi M8N-16 crossover help

    Home Audio Speakers
    Have a question to see if anyone on here can help. I have a pair of Swan Diva 6.1 speakers that I’ve had for about 8-10 years. After some years of abuse by my kids, a couple of the HiVi 8” woofers have dings and some of the rubber surrounding is coming loose on speaker. I thought it would be an...
  13. Existing Fixed Frame DIY Masking "Suggestions Wanted"

    General Screen Discussion
    I just looked at the YouTube's on DIY automated screen masking: I would like to know if anyone has done anything similar that they can share? I'm looking at working on DIY acoustic room treatment project and will be initially focusing on the front wall for the biggest improvement and this...
  14. Creating a 3" tunnel for existing recessed light, any ideas?

    Home Theater Design and Construction
    The area where my projector screen is going currently has two 6" Joist mounted recessed lights approx 3ft from the wall and what I am trying to do is create a 3 to 4" drop down ceiling from the the screen wall about 4ft out from the wall and across the entire width of the 120" screen. I'm doing...
  15. Soundproofing advice on Existing Basement room w/pics

    Home Theater Design and Construction
    So I'm still kicking around the idea of tearing down my entire ceiling to do soundproofing but there are obstacles in other areas of the basement that are making me think I will not benefit from doing so. My dilema, I have added a new gaming section which was once walled off, but since all my...
  16. Understanding Existing Setup

    Home Theater Systems | Equipment
    I am moving into a new house with an existing media room. All speakers are hidden behind the walls and ceiling. I'm having a bit of trouble understanding exactly how the speakers were setup. The room itself is approximately 16.33' x 30.25'. From what I can tell, the section of the room used...
  17. Existing design for building cube satellite speakers?

    DIY Speakers
    Does anyone know of designs for mini cube speakers? Any info would be appreciated ..
  18. Existing design for building cube satellite speakers?

    Home Theater Design and Construction
    Does anyone know where i can find some designs for cube speakers? Any assistance would be appreciated...
  19. Ubisoft Discusses Value of Existing IPs, Hints at Impending Splinter Cell Announcement

    Video Game Systems | Video Games
    Ubisoft Discusses Value of Existing IPs, Hints at Impending Splinter Cell Announcement Ubisoft’s Jade Raymond recently shared her thoughts on innovation and existing franchises, speaking to the value of well established IPs. In an interview with the Guardian, Raymond explained that...
  20. HELP....with existing Home Theater

    Home Theater System Recommendations
    HI Guys/Gals I am a newbie,and had a complete HT installed 10 yrs ago with Main Theater,multiple TV's,and sound system on two other levels(theater room,main living area and pool) We have decided to upgrade to new LCD high-def flat panals(old TV was boxed in Rear-projection floor model...lol)...
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