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  1. General Service and Technical Information
    For United Electric. This would be a better place to post about general electronics troubleshooting. Ask away, your questions are logical and show a desire to learn. I love to help someone like you that seems to try very hard to learn and grow in electronics. Jim
  2. Home Theater System Recommendations
    Hey, Here's my scenario: 1 - In process of finishing basement. With requisite 2 small basement windows easily blacked out. 2 - Primarily for whole family. (3 kids 14 is oldest) 3 - This will be the third TV in the house. The 2 upstairs are 42" (so they are perfectly fine for watching) 4 -...
  3. DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    I'll start off by saying I'm a huge noob. I've never built a speaker before and I want to learn how. I've posted here sometime ago, but I don't feel I was specific enough with my questions to receive adequate advice. My goal is to build an enclosure for a Dayton SD315-88 12" subwoofer that I...
  4. Home Audio Acoustics
    hi all, i joined some weeks ago and this is my first post, i decided to read many of the threads and absorb some of the great advice available here, my main problem is that i live in Thailand and the availability of materials and equipment here can be quite limiting, it is the third world after...
  5. DIY Screens
    -What paint do you recommend with a 3000 lumen viewsonic projector(pjd6531w)? It will be mounted 14' feet away and have 2 windows with ambient light similar to this http://i53.tinypic.com/2141udk.jpg The ceiling is vaulted so I don't think I would get much refection from that and the surrounding...
  6. System Setup and Connection
    Hi, I'm a complete dummy, so please keep that in mind! I have some old, hand-me-down equipment and am trying to set it up. Maybe you can tell me if it's possible... I have a Harman/Kardon AV 335 receiver and sourround sound speakers. I have an old RCA TV that has a rg6 connection. I have...
  7. Electronic Processing/Equalization Devices
    Hi everyone, Quick question if I may. If you were going to use a RTA (DEQ2496 in this case) to measure the room response at your listening seat would you: A) Position the microphone on the chair where your head would be, thus taking into account any distortions from the chair itself or... B)...
  8. Audio Processing
    This is just a general question about Audyssey, I've looked in other places on the forum put couldn't find anywhere else to post this so sorry if its in the wrong place:hide: But to my question, I have an Onkyo 606 and I run Audysee on it, however after reading on various forums about adjusting...
  9. DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    Hello. I'm in the early planning stages of a sub build, and am trying to decide between the drivers below (for Christmas :) ). Dayton RSS390HF-4 15" Reference HF Subwoofer 4 Ohm $160 (probable choice) Dayton DVC385-88 15" DVC Series Subwoofer $150 Dayton TIT400C-4 15" Titanic Mk III Subwoofer...
  10. HDTV | Video Displays | Processors
    I have a few questions for you folks: 1. Would someone be kind enough to share his/her experience with the Mits LaserVue? How does it compare to the other Mits DLPs in terms of performance (color, contrast, etc.) and how does it rank next to LCD in terms of the deep black features? Their...
  11. Databass of Movies with Deep Bass (DMDB)
    Very glad you brought this over here Dr Pain. Will this be left open for discussion too or movies hand picked by you? Either way is good for me as I know you can pick the bass heavy movies. I'm in the need of some new good bass movies.
  12. System Setup and Connection
    I'm curious if i would be better running my RCA cables from my DAC to my amp (Cambridge 540a V2 - one set of pre-outs) to the sub, (x-sub or scamp), OR, from the DAC to the SUB making use of its low pass filter, and then out to the Amp? Sorry if this is a silly question! My concern is my amp...
  13. Extended Warranties
    In this thread I'd like to avoid pointing anyone toward any specific plan or discussing the merits of one plan over another. I'd also like to avoid the politics of whether an extended warranty is even a good idea or not. There's already plenty of pros and cons on both sides of that argument...
  14. REW Forum
    So, I finally have all the bits in place to do the REW and BFD thing and thought I would start this thread to document my journey and to ask for help along the way. Equipment: SVS 25-31 pc+ subwoofer Paradigm Atoms all around Paradigm C170 center Yamaha HTR-5640 receiver Mitch
  15. Home Audio Acoustics
    Here is a list of things to avoid if at all possible in order to get the best sound. - Don't put your seating right against a wall, back or side. This is the worst place in any room for smooth frequency response. - Don't put ANY speaker or sub that isn't specifically designed to be built in...
  16. Pro Audio
    Here is a list of things to avoid if at all possible in order to get the best sound. - Don't put your seating right against a wall, back or side. This is the worst place in any room for smooth frequency response. - Don't put ANY speaker or sub that isn't specifically designed to be built in...
  17. Home Audio Acoustics
    Hi all. Thought I'd start a few threads on general planning, some definitions, etc. when designing and setting up a room. I'll add additional pieces as we go along. I'm going to keep these threads stickied and closed so they're easy to view and dont' get sidetracked. If you have questions or...
  18. Pro Audio
    Hi all. Thought I'd start a few threads on general planning, some definitions, etc. when designing and setting up a room. I'll add additional pieces as we go along. I'm going to keep these threads stickied and closed so they're easy to view and dont' get sidetracked. If you have questions or...
  19. DIY Speakers
    Brian, I had a some general questions for you if you have the time: 1) How did you decide on the speaker drivers you use? 2) How often do you try out different speaker drivers? 3) Do you test the drivers before installing them in one of your speakers? If so, what kind of tests? 4) What...
  20. Home Theater Design and Construction
    Hello, I'm working to "soundproof" pretty much my entire basement area (<900 ft^2). For now, this is going to be a general purpose area as a studio space (drums, guitars, etc.), although it may grow into a HT space in the future. Either way, I'm trying to keep sound from going into the rest of...
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