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  1. what amp for 200 watt rms pyle bl1290 sealed home theater subwoofer

    DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    I plan on going 4.00 cf gross for the pyle sub sealed this gives it a center frequency of about 35 hz and a -3 at 27 hz. We could even stuff it for an even lower center frequency and lower qtc than 1.10. The subwoofer is dual 4 ohm so we would need a amp at 200 rms at 8 ohms. Any suggestions...
  2. Home theater Speaker question

    Home Theater System Recommendations
    A speaker (L/R/C) with the following spec: 200 watts continuous power , SPL 114 dB (Anechoic) - 118 dB (typical room), Sensitivity: 94 dB/2.83V/m Is it loud enough to be used as home theater front speakers (L/R/C)? Thanks in Advance
  3. Audio for Netflix and YouTube does not work on home theater

    System Setup and Connection
    Hi everybody, Thank you for having me. I just purchased a new Samsung home theater HT-J5530, and I managed to install it successfully, I think. I tested by watching a blue ray DVD, and the sound is great, however when I was trying to watch Netflix or YouTube on it, the sound comes muffled and I...
  4. New Home Theater Setup

    AV Home Theater
    Hello everyone. I'm in the process of building a home and want to add a theater room. I talked to the Magnolia guys at Best Buy and they gave me list of audio/video components to buy that are within my budget. I plan on mostly using the room dark and watching movies, but may also use it with...
  5. General Home Theater questions

    Home Theater System Recommendations
    hello all, I apologize in advance... this is another one of those "what system should I get" threads. I've read a bit here and a few other places, but am really a noob when it comes to these things. Well, I guess that is not entirely accurate, been around HT for some time... hooked some up...
  6. New to audiophile home theater/audio.

    New Member Introductions
    Interested in best HT setup for low to mid listening. Also; in contrast to that setup, best HT setup to listen to at high volume. Lastly, to learn about HT/Home audio subwoofer’s and possibly build/make one. The next sentence may show my lack of knowledge in audio; but it’s what I like or at...
  7. Projectors or TV for my dream home theater?

    Home Theater Design and Construction
    To be honest, I'm leaning more on the TV as I also want the room to be a daytime entertainment area where my kids can hang out and watch their kids show. I'm well aware that the projector needs complete darkness and only suitable for movie watching which is kind of a downer for me. Also the...
  8. Greetings from a home theater old-timer

    New Member Introductions
    Hello, Home Theater Shack forum members! I’m an (almost) 40 year veteran in the home theater field. I worked retail and can well remember the introduction of every important new technology from Hi-Fi VCRs to LaserDisc players, Dolby Pro-Logic and Dolby Digital, 1080P HD video, and everything...
  9. Home Studio

    Home Audio Acoustics
    Hello My home studio is a room 2,90 X 3,10 and 1.90 high. wall are stones, ceiling is made of a mix of plaster and floor is 90 % covered by a thick carpet layer. i wish to kill the natural reverb so i made some absorbers, 6 pieces, 2 per wall. (5cm thick rockwool frames, 135X60) and one wall...
  10. Fi Audio for home subwoofer?

    DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    I have a NX1000D amplifier that I picked up at Parts Express. I am looking at the Fi Audio HT-1 or SSD15. Does anyone have any experience with these Fi Audio products. I hear good things about the products and the founder but have no first-hand experience. I also don't see much about their...
  11. Mobile audio at home?

    Two Channel Audio
    Like the title says, that is the idea. Firstly I would like to know if is good or bad? secondly this is the equipment I have at hand: 1 set of mids and highs: Illusion Audio Carbon C6 1 pair of subs: Illusion Audio Carbon C12xl 1 processor (if needed): Alpine PXA-H800 and controller 1 six...
  12. Home Theater 7.2 Sound

    AV Home Theater
    Do you need a receiver to get 7.2 sound or does a computer exist with 7.2 sound capability? Thanks for any help you can provide
  13. Home Network bottlenecks

    Computers | HTPC | Media Servers
    Hello Folks I have been wondering about my home network. I upgraded my internet service to 150mbps and I wonder if all my connected equipment (TVs, Bluray (for Netflix), etc) are getting all that they can. Here is some additional information about the network From the service provider's...
  14. Best home theater audio under $1250

    Home Theater System Recommendations
    Hello HTS, I've been scouring the internet the past couple of weeks reading reviews and forums to learn about the best budget audio options to build my first home theater. I'm hoping to hear back from experienced HTS members about what I have come up with so far and if it can be improved in...
  15. Hooking up new home theater

    AV Home Theater
    So I’m probably making this out to be way more complicated then it should be but here’s my issue.... so I got a new home theater (Sony strdh590) and I’m only hooking up cable box and surround sound speakers. Here’s my issue.... I could go with the hdmi arc and everything work great.... but I...
  16. Newbie question: affordable digital mixer for home use

    AV Home Theater
    Guys: I'm looking for a digital mixer (no more than 4 or 6 inputs) that is capable to produce output in WAV format that could be saved to disk (computer) or flash drive. Any brand name/model suggestion is welcomed, but since it will be for home use, it should be affordable ($$wise). Thanks for...
  17. Are advances in home theater technology killing real theaters?

    Home Theater, Audio and Video News
    Source: DigitalTrends
  18. Seeking advice THX Certified Onkyo 9400 In Box Home Theater??

    Home Theater System Recommendations
    Hello Home Theater Shack members! I’m new to the Home Theater Shack & this is my 1st post. I enjoy high quality listening, I grew up listening to my father’s Macintosh system, but now need to get the best bang for my buck system that meets my needs. I was seeking some advice about purchasing...
  19. Dolby: No Timetable For Home Version Of Atmos Surround

    Home Theater, Audio and Video News
    Source: TWICE
  20. 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'...