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  1. Home Theater, Audio and Video News
    Home Theater Shack is proud to welcome US Audiolist as a new sponsor. This newly launched AV site is designed to be the Internet’s most affordable place to buy and sell used AV gear. Its founder, Massachusetts native John Nguyen, is a passionate AV fanatic that’s been an audiophile for more...
  2. Home Theater System Recommendations
    I am interested in purchasing a small amplifier and 2 bookshelf speakers. I want to spend around $100. I understand the limitations at this price point. I am currently using a small $30 Pyle amplifier and Dayton Audio B652 bookshelf speakers. They are cheap and sound cheap. Does anyone have a...
  3. SPL Meters | Mic's | Calibration | Sound Cards
    I'm looking for an inexpensive SPL meter from Radio Shack or Frys. Anyone have a model number? Thanks.
  4. Home Theater Projectors
    I've seen the occasional thread pop up mentioning people having some fun with their inexpensive LED projectors (usually outdoors), and I figured I'd start one with my oh-so beloved pa75u. What it lacks in certain areas, it more than makes up for in portability, rugged-ness, and strangely...
  5. Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    I was looking at getting the Onkyo txnr818 but now that I have two subs I looked into the Denon avr4311 but the 4311 is an older model. Is there a more recent avr that has sub eq ht that is not too expensive?
  6. SPL Meters | Mic's | Calibration | Sound Cards
    Hey guys, The old RS Analog SPL meter is acting up and I need to replace it for just basic level matching. I already own a Dayton mic etc for full REW measurements etc. I know the Galaxy 140 gets mentioned a lot but its over $100. anything a bit cheaper that fits the bill? Thanks, Brandon
  7. Home Theater System Recommendations
    I have been looking at the Polk Audio Monitor 30 & 40 along with the CS2 Center Channel. I've also checked out the Pioneer BS21 speakers along with the Pioneer SP-C21 Center Channel. Any thoughts on these speakers or other comparably priced speakers? The idea I have is to get a center and two...
  8. Classifieds - Audio Equipment
    Looking for a used receiver for the family room, just for radio and cds. It needs to have A & B speakers please so we can continue to listen to music outside in the yard. It will be driving an original 20+ year old Cambridge Soundworks Ensemble speaker system. If you have an extra receiver...
  9. Blu-ray | DVD | Disc Media Players
    I see that some Blu-Ray players will do SACD now. Is there a decent 3D Blu-Ray player for around $200-$300 that will decode DSD directly without converting to PCM first? Sorry if this has been asked already.
  10. Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    Hi guys... I think we should form a thread with suggestions for inexpensive electronics for which to pair some of these awesome budget speaker offerings on the market now. List some good budget receivers, integrated amps, or whatever else you can find! I'll start, I love the basic Pioneer...
  11. Home Audio Speakers
    I'm trying to put together a really cheap 2 channel stereo system for a small 9.5 x 11.5 room. I have an old Yamaha R-5 (50 watts/channel) that I got recently for $25. I have an old Paradigm PDR-10 sub (made in Canada) that I got recently for $60. I have a Sony super audio SCD CE595 CD player...
  12. Blu-ray | DVD | Disc Media Players
    I've got a PS3 hooked to a Onkyo 705, but am thinking of getting a stand alone CD player. I do NOT want to spend much, and would even go used if it was a quality product. I'm not a total audiophile but really enjoy great quality music. Any suggestions?
  13. Home Audio Subwoofers
    I'm new to the forum and fairly new to the Home Theater market. I've been blown away by the level of technical knowledge here, and I'm hoping you guys can help me out with some subwoofer advice. I've pieced together a system that I'm fairly happy with, but I've become dissatisfied with the...
  14. Blu-ray | DVD | Disc Media Players
    I'm integrating my 2-channel audio and home theatre sound. The priority for system will be 2-channel audio, not HT audio. I'm wondering which $200-500 universal blu-ray player has outstanding 2-channel (or 5.1) audio is. I do have an older ADCOM 2-channel DAC (and an old powered digital...
  15. AV Home Theater
    Nevermind, sorry for the post........monoprice.
  16. Home Audio Subwoofers
    I have amplifiers for my subwoofers with no volume level control. My source is -15dB low from my DVD player making it very difficult to get the proper amount of bass from the subwoofers. This also makes it challenging to measure, but not impossible. I would like to know if by adding an RCA line...
  17. DIY Speakers
    I had to come up with a faster method of making a box for a speaker. It now takes years to produce a speaker(children in the house), so I was trying different methods to speed this up. This is where the Half Pipe came about, I 'm just building the center channel for now to see how well it comes...
  18. General Screen Discussion
    I just found this source for an inexpensive ($28) light meter. http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.5100 I have nothing to do with this company; I just saw the meter and thought I would share the info. With all the talk about foot-lamberts (I think that is the same as a "lux", but I could...
  19. Home Audio Speakers
    I am looking to get a set of inexpensive really good sounding bookshelf speakers for my living room (only going to be using for 2 channel music. I would like to spend a max of $110. I will be powering them with an old but good JVC receiver and JVC 5 disc CD changer. I listen to all kinds of...
  20. DIY Speakers
    My sanity requires that I do something other than work, and my HT's weakest link is currently the center channel. My mains are currently KEF 105/4s I picked up at a garage sale, the rear speakers are Morth Audio Echo's, my sub system is a Rythmic Audio DS15, and a pair of Titanic 10s. My...
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