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  1. Hooked! New project but need assistance improving the room.

    REW Forum
    Quick background. I am new to being serious home audio, to me anyway :-P I just upgraded from a 15yr old Klipsch setup (RB3s with center and surrounds) with a Denon 2800 to a Pioneer SC-91 and Monitor Audio Silver 10s w/surrounds and center (no sub for now). I would like to make my room the best...
  2. Suggestion for improving harmonic distortion analysis in REW

    REW Forum
    Hi, I would like to point the attention of REW developers to this fresh AES paper published a few days ago: Synchronized Swept-Sine: Theory, Application, and Implementation The paper claims that using their own swept sine function and analysis method leads to better HHFR (Higher Harmonic...
  3. Improving my 2-channel sound - Part 2 (Yes, more help needed!)

    Home Audio Acoustics
    This is a follow-up to the thread I posted a few weeks ago seeking help to primarily improve my 2-channel sound. Although I'm still thinking about a different amp, I'm pretty much done upgrading my equipment. I added the ML ESLs as well as ML C2 center, ML LX16 rears, and a second PSA V1500...
  4. Improving Stereo Performance of a Surround Sound Setup

    Testing
    Connecting The AV receivers Front Pre-Outs to the Integrated Amp Some stereo integrated amplifiers have a special input, called ‘unity gain’, ‘AV passthrough’ or ‘home theatre (HT) direct’. This input will bypass the integrated amplifiers volume control, effectively using the amp as a power amp...
  5. Improving Stereo Performance of a Surround Sound Setup

    Testing
    If you have sources, that can output a digital signal e.g. CD Player, Music streaming devices etc, then the first step, ADC, within the AVR is bypassed. Often these devices can output both analogue and digital signals, with the former using their own internal DAC chip. This gives you a choice on...
  6. Improving Stereo Performance of a Surround Sound Setup

    Testing
    I hear and read of numerous reports from people with surround sound systems, that are not performing as well as desired for stereo music playback. Some are people who sold their old stereo setup, jumped on the surround sound band wagon, and now miss the musical qualities of their previous...
  7. Improving my set-up especially 2 channel sound

    System Setup and Connection
    Sorry for the long post but since its my first, I felt a little more background may be in order than normal. I am wanting a doublecheck on my set-up, and maybe some recommendations on how I can improve my 2-channel music sound. I'm not necessarily looking to spend any more cash at this time...
  8. Improving imaging with REW and DRC Fir?

    REW Forum
    Hello everybody Recently I tried the demo of Dirac live and got really good results. The Dirac filter didn't affect the overall sound of the speakers, but the imaging improved quite a bit. The stage was more clearly defined, and instruments better separated. So I thought I'd try and see whether...
  9. iTunes, improving quality of music without messing up the playlists?

    Computers | HTPC | Media Servers
    So as my post title says in iTunes I want to improve the quality of music without messing up the playlists? Is that even possible? Meaning can I take my original CD and import it again using something better than VBR mp3 format? Will it copy over the original file? And what should I use AAC...
  10. Plate Amps / Improving Hi-Fi Sub Amplification

    Subwoofer Amps | High Pass Filters
    I'm just beginning to sink my teeth into the world of hi-fi and have a few questions regarding sub amplification. In my setup I have a basic sealed sub using a Dayton Audio SD270A-88 10" DVC sub with a Dayton SA100 100W plate amp in about a 1.5ft^3 box. Now I am trying to plan out my next...
  11. Started measuring improving, not sure how much more to do?

    REW Forum
    The room is small - 11ft10 by 9ft8 at the widest point (there's a chimney breast in the middle) with a ceiling about 9ft. Room has wooden floor and the wall behind the speakers is an archway to another room covered by thick curtains. The room was really bad for echo so bit by bit I started to...
  12. Interested in Improving my theater set-up

    System Setup and Connection
    Hello HTS, It has been a while since I have been active here. But after moving from my last apartment, I have a larger room for my system. But more recently after attempting to reduce the volume of my movies at later times at night. I have been currently going from THX Cinema + Sub during...
  13. Improving an electric rolling screen

    General Screen Discussion
    Hi all, When i bought my projector (Panasonic PT-AE2000), i also bought a cheap 80" electric screen since i heard a lot of wrinkle/sag horror stories about manual pull down screens. The screen is convenient, but the surface of the projection screen was AWFUL. Even from 3m (10ft) away, i could...
  14. Improving thin cabinets Technics SB-A52

    DIY Speakers
    Hi all. Nice forum here. Thanks for letting me join. I have a pair of SB-A52, which are fairly large (~4' high) speakers with 2x12" bass drivers each, as well as the mid and tweeter. and I find that the cabinets really resonate at certain frequencies, especially low bass notes. The walls of...
  15. Improving my home theater acoustics

    Home Audio Acoustics
    Hi all, I am in the process of improving both my equipment and my HT room down in my basement. I have started another thread when I describe my room and try to solve some calibration problems: http://www.hometheatershack.com/forums/rew-forum/8811-calibration-rew.html But as you can see in the...
  16. Improving reliability in CRT RP convergence circuits

    DIY Repair and Maintenance
    I have noted that many people have had repeated problems with convergence amp failures on CRT based RP sets. I also see people who DIY having problems completing the repair correctly. This thread is about the former. Even many techs seem to not understand what makes these circuits fail, so...
  17. Analyzing and improving acoustics

    Home Audio Acoustics
    Hi, I'm testing a collaboration project: - I send some test files to some guys - they play them in their control room and send the files back to me - I analyze the files and send some tips and a calculated impulse response to be loaded in a convolution reverb for the main mixer bus and kept...
  18. Improving frequency "dips"

    Home Audio Acoustics
    When doing an impulse response in a 11x13x8 room which has broad band absorption, a frequency dip at 286 hz appears, I also have other dips at 323,308,297,290 hertz when measuring at 5 other locations in the room. If someone gives me their email, I can send impulse response which can viewed...
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