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  1. Important Security Update!

    Admin team to VS
    Great News! We are happy to announce we are improving security across our network and adding Secure Sockets Layer or SSL to the site. This means going forward you'll see Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS); the secure version of HTTP, the protocol used to send data between your browser...
  2. Important Security Update

    Admin team to VS
    Great News! We are happy to announce we are improving security across our network and adding Secure Sockets Layer or SSL to the site. This means going forward you'll see Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS); the secure version of HTTP, the protocol used to send data between your browser...
  3. The most important audio cable in your system

    Remotes | Cables | Accessories | Tweaks
    Your ground. I'm fixing to redo my entire system based on some recent studies I've done. I realize that my dedicated isolated ground system is flawed based on the equipment being used and that means I really need to buckle down... rethink... redo. and yes... I think that most audio cables...
  4. Important social security benefit (military)

    Chat Box SWAMP
    Hey peoples, I just found out about this benefit for veterans. If you are getting social security, check to see if you are getting this additional benefit. http://www.ssa.gov/retire2/military.htm#banner
  5. How important is on-axis mic alignment?

    REW Forum
    I'm working on measuring and correcting a small home studio, and I have my speakers toed-in such that their paths intersect roughly 18 inches behind the listening position (as has been recommended for proper stereo imaging). In reading up on conventional wisdom regarding measurement mic...
  6. How important is venting port location?

    Home Audio Speakers
    I want to get a centre speaker, but the tv or furniture is going to be right in the back of the port or maybe 1-2 inches. How bad is that going to be? Is it a must to get one with front port? Thanks!
  7. Uniform Directivity - How important is it?

    DIY Speakers
    I must say that I'm in the middle on this subject of directivity and how much it matters. Back when directivity wasn't even considered by most audiophiles, I made more a point of discussing its importance. But now that constant directivity has become more popular in hifi circles, I tend to...
  8. Which is more important to start, quality mains or quality sub?

    Home Audio Speakers
    I'm setting up a home theater from scratch and have my projector, screen, and receiver set to go but can't decide on what I should do for speakers and sub. I'm constantly going back and forth between budget speakers and a quality sub or vice versa. I thought I had it figured out with the...
  9. How important is soundcard calibration? What if you cannot calibrate?

    REW Forum
    I've been using REW without calibrating the "soundcard" thus far - I've been basically taking measurement A, moving/adding/changing bass traps, then taking measurement B, and then comparing to A. It works fine and shows me the effects of my changes. I've progressed to the point where I want to...
  10. Important Notice :)

    Chat Box SWAMP
    The Center for Disease Control has issued a medical alert about a highly contagious, potentially dangerous virus that is transmitted orally, by hand, and even electronically. This virus is called Weekly Overload Recreational Killer (WORK). If you receive WORK from your boss, any of your...
  11. With AV receivers is sound quality more important than features?

    Home Theater, Audio and Video News
    Source: CNET
  12. Whats more important to buy next

    Home Theater System Recommendations
    Hello ive went to buy the next parts of my system twice now. Seeming I cant afford it all right away i am looking for some help. I still need my center surrounds and rears. I have one 15" subwoofer right now and want to add another. So I wondering which I should be adding to my system next. I...
  13. ART Dual pre - how important to calibrate?

    REW Forum
    Hey guys - I picked up some new toys last week and was planning to play this weekend, but I forgot to order a "loop back" cable for the ART dual pre USB that I picked up. I saw it mentioned that for the Tascam unit you could get away without a loopback and assuming it had a flat response - any...
  14. "BRACING" ...How important is it REALLY ???

    DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    Has there ever been any real testing on "BRACING" to actually Hear, or for that matter Measure any real difference in SQ ?? I've seen a High End (Big curved,Sealed) enclosure here, proffesionally build with looks like minimal Bracing,for the enclosure size, and have read other SUB designer that...
  15. Why is isolation important and how do I do it?

    Home Audio Acoustics
    Why is isolation important? There are a variety of reasons. The most commonly recognized reason is to stop sound from bothering other people in the house or other people outside the room and the house/building. A more important reason is to stop sound from getting INTO the room. Why is this...
  16. What is the most important component in your audio system?

    Two Channel Audio
    In my system, the speakers are the most important component. It's where, as one member here put, the rubber meets the road. They are litmus test for an audio system. If when the music is fired up, the speakers don't perform to your liking, nothing can make it better; not a better preamplifier...
  17. How important is a matching Center channel?

    Home Audio Speakers
    I have a pair of Linn Ninka's that I absolutely love. I also have 2 pair of Linn Unik's as my rears. My center channel though, is currently a Castle Acoustics Keep, but I am looking to upgrade my it to a Linn. I am debating between Linn Trikan and a Linn Ekwal. I am heavily leaning towards...
  18. Poll: What's the most important feature in a HD DVR?

    After breaking down every difference we could think of between the TiVo Premiere and a Windows Media Center CableCARD setup, we're wondering what you feel is really important . If you're a heavy TV watcher, a DVR is a must, and if you're on this site, we're assuming it's connected to an HDTV...
  19. how important are masking panels?

    Manufactured Screens
    I'm looking for an acoustically transparent motorized screen. Ideally it would be 2.35:1 with acoutically transparent masking panels. However, the screen I just described is big $$ compared to a 16:9 screen with no panels. I'm just wondering if having the masking panels makes a big enough...
  20. AAAAANY chance a woofer can cause a white noise/hum - Important

    Home Audio Subwoofers
    I have ruined my life tearing apart my house - every outlet, every circuit and every AV wire. I switched amps, added a power conditioner ect but this white noise coming from my new sub will NOOOOT stop. Whenever the signal/volume is turned up it goes up with the volume. Is the ANY way the...