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  1. Higher Speaker Impedance ;- Flatter power amp FR?

    Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    Hello all, I have an rmx1850hd amp and was surprised when using it to replace an old low wattage trio integrated amp that my subs did not appear to dig that low anymore but now seemed to have a stronger midbass emphasis. Although it occurred to me that this would be because I had the bass...
  2. Test sub at higher db with macbook?

    REW Forum
    Hi, How can I adjust settings to test my subwoofer at higher db with a macbook. When I run "check levels" before taking a measurement I can get clipping if I try and set it around 90db. I'm hoping running a sweep at a higher level will give me a better idea of response of between 18-20hz. I...
  3. Are higher sampling rates possible?

    REW Forum
    I sometimes need to check for "out of band" resonances and ultrasonic harmonics. Is there any possibility that REW might support an extra octave or two in the future (96kHz, or even 192kHz?)
  4. Umik Mic measured 20dbA higher

    SPL Meters | Mic's | Calibration | Sound Cards
    Hi All, Please help. I am using the SPL meter on the REW software together with a Umik-1 mic to measure the sound level but the reading obtained is about 20dbA higher compared to a hand held sound level meter. I am using the REW V5.01 Beta 23 version and I have calibrated the Umik mic and...
  5. Drive Your Ears to the Higher End: New Over Ear Options for Discerning Listeners

    Home Theater, Audio and Video News
    Last week we highlighted a few new headphone options for those of you on the go. This week we’re going to take a peek at two new over the ear high-end options from Phiaton, products meant for more enthusiasts looking for a more dynamic listening experience. Phiaton’s MS 530 and MS 430 Phiaton...
  6. Need help chosing a 7.1 or higher receiver

    Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    Hello all. Been a while since I was on here building subs and I ended up with new towers, new receiver and a tactile transducer since. First off, I'll start with things that I've noticed that I want improvement on. I mainly do everything through my PC so it always surprises me whenever I...
  7. Why not Higher Extension from a RSS 315 HO Sub

    DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    For some reason I'm getting Higher Freq Extension out of my single (KEF Cube 2 )Sub, ...than one or even both of my (RSS 315 HO-4) Subs ? I thought maybe the 2 RSS's were canceling out at higher freq ,so i compared using just (1) against the Kef in the same Left corner as the Kef , but the Kef...
  8. Keep in-wall 18/2 run or go to higher gauge...help!

    Remotes | Cables | Accessories | Tweaks
    I am new to HT, and getting system setup. Fun stuff! I know very basics of gauge and run length, nominal impedance of speaker, etc. Now... My home already has 18 gauge wire (Belden 8760 CL2 rated) running right where I want the surrounds (5.1) to go on wall. The runs, though, I estimate to be...
  9. How to make broadband panels reflective for higher frequencies

    Home Audio Acoustics
    Hello, I live in Mexico and Im building a HT for my family, it is a dedicated room 100% movies. Room dimensions are 11m long 7m wide 2.41m heigth. All surfaces are poured concrete. I will build 1 side wall of drywall to avoid some columns as well as a back wall same drywall. Final dimensions...
  10. LG Q2 2012 earnings show a loss on cellphones, but higher profits overall thanks to home theater

    Home Theater, Audio and Video News
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  11. Fluance ESHTB Higher Fidelity or SVS SCS-02(M) 5.0 SYSTEM

    Home Audio Speakers
    I believe I have narrowed down my speaker selection to either: Fluance ESHTB Higher Fidelity 5 Speaker Surround Sound Home Theater System Or the SCS-02(M) 5.0 SYSTEM : Mini-Tower 5.0 Set w/Bi-pole surrounds Here are my room dimensions (the screen will be on the 15'-5" wall) and I plan to...
  12. Argghhhh neodynium prices headed up higher.

    DIY Speakers
    Looks like neodymium based drivers might as well be made out of unobtanium. Prices are going up ANOTHER 40% on July 1: http://www.cepro.com/article/why_loudspeaker_prices_will_skyrocket/
  13. Downside of RS SPL and higher freqs

    REW Forum
    Hi Guys, Am thinking of using REW to see how my room "looks" acoustically. I currently have an RXV-2400 and I have used Yamaha's auto setup feature to set the levels of the speakers including the sub. I understand the theory of what REW does and the necessary hardware required to do it. I am...
  14. Value of classic higher mid-fi gear

    Two Channel Audio
    I have just had the opportunity to pick up some '70s and 80's higher end mid-fi gear. I would like to sell it as I don't need it and was wondering what y'all thought of the values. 1 - McIntosh Mac 4100 receiver, everything appears to work, can't say if it is perfect, but it sounds alright. 2...
  15. Do you mixdown to higher sampling frequencies?

    Pro Audio
    Once again it's in the thread's title! I mix in analog, and I like to record my mixes at higher sampling frequencies (usually 96kHz), as they are usually mastered in the analog domain. Yes, I know the best would probably be to mixdown to an analog deck, but of course it's another real...
  16. Projector Newb higher ambient light question

    Home Theater Projectors
    So this is my first post and actually the reason i created this account. I am working on my 2nd HT room after selling my last house. My new basement has a walkout w/french doors. My problem is I want a projector but I like my light. I know they don't exactly jell but that's why I am here...
  17. Higher Quality or Bigger Screen?

    HDTV | Video Displays | Processors
    Hi all Long time lurker. Finally got the beans together to buy a tv. Think I want plasma...not gonna mention brand cause it will distract from my question. I am on a careful $3000 Cdn budget. The viewing distance will be about 13 to 14 feet. Question: Should I go with a top drawer 50 to 55...
  18. REW noise floor much higher than actual?

    REW Forum
    I am seeing a near-steady 65db from my ECM8000/M-Audio MobilePre, though my RS meter shows <50db. Calibrated to 75db - when I turn on the REW generator I see accurate 75db readings (confirmed by RS meter), but as soon as the generator stops the REW spl drops to only 65db. I have a good-looking...
  19. Fix for muddy sound at higher volume levels?

    Home Audio Acoustics
    I finally got a decent set of speakers to replace some hand-me-down Bose cubes (I know... but they were free). The new speakers (Jamo C807s) put out a lot more sound pressure however, and while dialog and lower volume effects sound MUCH tighter, once the SPL ramps up things are starting to get...
  20. Panasonic pt-ax100u flashing under higher resolution!

    Home Theater Projectors
    I just picked up a panasonic ax100u and hooked it up to my dish network VIP 222 with a HDMI cord and it workes perfect! When I change the output of the receiver to anything higher than 480i or p the projector stars flashing on and off? 720p and 1080I causes it to flash! any ideas!