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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. Hooking up 2.1 system

    System Setup and Connection
    Have Advanced YST Subwoofer system YST-SW205, a Yamaha AV reciever RX-V2400, and 2 KEF Model 103/3 Reference Series Type SP 3078. All was given to me by a widow. What would be the proper distance to place monitors from reciever? My computer room is 15 by 15.
  4. Hooking up speakers for home theater?

    Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    I am making my own home theater. I have 2 100w speakers and 2 120w speakers hooked up to a 190w receiver. I just got 2 more 100w speakers. I have a 100w stereo available Would I be able to hook up all 6 of the speakers to the 190w receiver? or should I just hook up the other 2 100w speakers...
  5. Hooking up oppo bdp103d to denon 4520ci

    System Setup and Connection
    How is everybody? Just a quick question? What is the best way to hook up a oppo bdp-103d to the denon 4520ci? is it better to hook up oppo bdp-103d direct to tv and direct to denon for audio? and which HDMI do i hook it up to on the denon 4520ci? so your input would be appreciated thanks in...
  6. mits 60737 hooking to pc

    I finally have a good big screen a dlp mits 60737. how can I hook up my pc? it only has hdmi, rgb. any easy ideas or that are cheap? my pc(laptop) only does not have hdmi or s video output. maybe I should find a new laptop. as always this forum has so much help and good advice.
  7. Help hooking up Tascam US-122MKII

    SPL Meters | Mic's | Calibration | Sound Cards
    After much searching and reading, I've decided to humble myself and ask for the assistance of fellow Shack members with what will probably prove to be a "face palm" type question(s), but here we go nonetheless. I have a Tascam US-122, a Radio Shack SPL meter, as well as a Dayton EMM-6...
  8. Help hooking up sub

    Home Audio Subwoofers
    I have a Kenwood SW22HT Subwoofer. I have several questions about hooking & setting it up. 1) wiring, it has a RCA plug in that goes to the subwoofer jack on the rear of he receiver but I'm not sure where that should go on the back of the sub. 2) Phase. It has a norm & rev setting. Which do I...
  9. Hooking up Projector to sound sytem

    System Setup and Connection
    I am in the market for a HD Projector. Im looking at Optoma HD20 1080p. It has 2 HDMI ports. My question is if I buy a receiver with 5+ HDMI ports do I run a HDMI cable from the projector to the receiver and plug all my other systems into the receiver with HDMI cables? Syetems include...
  10. QUestion on hooking up two subs

    Home Audio Subwoofers
    I have a Pioneer VSX 921 and hooked up one sub via LFE (subwoofer out); have and extra sub that i decided to use for the rear so I used the lines in and out for it, (seemed the easiest, and when playing music the rear base would work better with lines in, I could be wrong) I started playing...
  11. trouble hooking surround sub output to series 9000mk2

    Home Audio Speakers
    I wanted to boost the sub output of my old sony 5.1 surround sound system so I decided to take the output sub wires from the system and plug them into the input on my series 9000mk2 amp. The surround system instantly went into protect mode. I checked the voltage at the speaker wires and they...
  12. Hooking a USB HDD to a Head Unit? Possible?

    Mobile Audio
    Hey all, Got a question for you. I'm wanting to upgrade the existing head unit (HU) in my 02 Yukon XL (double DIN). There are two things that are paramount to me; Sound quality, and music storage space. The one I'm having the hardest time finding an answer for is the storage space issue. The...
  13. Newbie needs help hooking up new home theater

    System Setup and Connection
    Hi! I just purchased my first home theater system and am confused on what I need to do to hook it up, and what is the best WAY to hook it up. I've looked through the forum and suggestions and it's helped some, but I'm still confused :( I'm not terribly technical so I'm not looking for the...
  14. Hooking my two computers up to my sony ss370

    System Setup and Connection
    I have always used cheap speakers with my computers and never though about hooking them up to my sound system, i have my tv and components hooked up to it through an optical cable, so that port is taken and theres no 3.5mm jack on the receiver. Just coax left. Both of my computers have the 3.5mm...
  15. Hooking Pioneer VSX1121 to WiFi

    Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    Folks, I am new to home theater applications but have bought a VSX1121K to start. At the beginning I will simply set it up for two front speakers, and add others with time. I will use Apple TV2 as a one-way wireless source but would really like to network the receiver with my home WiFi...
  16. Hooking up to network

    System Setup and Connection
    I don't quite understand what component should be hooked to my router with an ethernet cable. I have a directv dvr with an ethernet port. I also have a 3d blue ray player with a ethernet port And last but not least a 65" 3d tv with an ethernet port. I don't need to connect all of these...
  17. Hooking it up incorrectly?

    REW Forum
    So i have the Yamaha RX-V663 and an Audessy2 ZS soundcard and the Radioshack digital meter. I connected the Line Out on the soundcard (Digital Out jack Connects to external digital devices or digital speaker systems (6-channel or compressed AC-3 SPDIF output - number 7 on the image) to the Aux...
  18. Hooking up 1124p - what do i need

    Electronic Processing/Equalization Devices
    Sorry if this is already a topic, but unfortunately, i couldnt find it after i did a search. I even tried to google it and find photos of the back of the 1124p. still nothing. But anyho. I am about to purchase a 1124p and I wanted to know what wires I need to connect it. I know the wire...
  19. Hooking up onkyo 808 and PSB speakers

    System Setup and Connection
    Im trying to hook up my onkyo 808 to my PSB T65. Im not getting any sound to them and dont know what the problem is. I only have front left and rights for now. The PSB has 4 terminals on the back (2 positive and 2 negative) but the onkyo only has front left and right with a positive and...
  20. Hooking my Mac Book Pro to the Panny LCD

    Computers | HTPC | Media Servers
    Is there a method of streaming HD internet content from my mac book pro to my 1080p Panny LCD without purchasing apple TV? Thanks, Dave