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  1. Help Selecting Optimal Receiver

    Home Theater System Recommendations
    Hello, and thanks in advance for your expertise and recommendations. I have an ancient audio system (a decades-old Adcom preamp and GFA-555 200 w/ch. power amp) that has been put into service for a video sound system as well. This pair works hard to make my old Polk LSi-15's sound good, which...
  2. Interpreting REW output for optimal Sub placement

    REW Forum
    I hope this is the appropriate forum for this, and apologize if it is not. As I learn more about REW and sound in general I have been experimenting with the Subwoofer placement and trying to find the best positions. I have been relying on Audyssey but now wish to make sure my placement is as...
  3. How many speakers will be optimal for my room (pics and dimensions inside) DTS:Neo X

    System Setup and Connection
    Hello, So my receiver (arriving this Friday) has the power and Audyssey XT 32 I wanted but it also has up to 11 speakers (2 with external amp) so since it has DTS Neo X which I read good things about (I understand it cannot match Atmos), I have been thinking, realistically how many speakers...
  4. Optimal Speaker Placement from walls?

    Home Audio Speakers
    What's the optimal distance you should place your speakers from the wall? You know the space between the back of the speaker and the wall? Same question in regard to subwoofers? Specifically front firing, front ported?
  5. Optimal throw distance

    Home Theater Projectors
    If the calculator is showing a throw range of 13.4' to 21' and I have the option to mount anywhere in that range what is best? Someplace in the middle? The calculator is showing a Image Brightness of 19 fL at 16' with a 1.4 gain 134" screen. I just didn't know if closer is better? This will...
  6. Optimal size screen for my projector?

    General Screen Discussion
    Hi guys :) Total newbie here new to the world of home cinema. I recently purchased the Epson EH-TW8100 (or Epson 5020UB I believe?) My approximate projection distance from seating area to where I'd position the screen is 391cm (12ft 9" approx) I know the projector at that sort of distance can...
  7. Optimal mic level settings and deeps in midrange

    REW Forum
    Hi playing with the mic level creates 3-4db deeps in the midrange (300-500Hz).. This kind of frustrates me since the measurements in REW are inconsistent. Soundcard is Tascam 144mkII, the button is that one that controls the volume of the guitar/mic XLR (right) input Bass measurements look...
  8. Optimal iTunes settings

    Audio Processing
    Came across this page link on another post here in HTS - http://www.benchmarkmedia.com/wiki/index.php/ITunes-QuickTime_for_Mac_-_Setup_Guide Part of this is a little confusing to me. Are they saying to set the sample rate in the midi set-up the same as the source or the highest your DAC can...
  9. Optimal Connection from Xbox360 to Receiver

    System Setup and Connection
    Hi all, Ignited a debate here at work over this question, so I figured I'd come to the pros. I am currently running an Xbox360 (couple years old but is HDMI-ready) and Sony HT-SS370 HTIB (receiver has three HDMI inputs, one HDMI output, and a slew of other connectors). My current setup is...
  10. Optimal iPad 2 Movie Format

    Computers | HTPC | Media Servers
    I just purchased an iPad2. One of the main things I want to do with it is watch movies while I'm traveling. Further, I expect there will be instances when I wouldn't mind taking advantage of the new HDMI cable to mirror the iPad output on a HD TV. I have a bunch of my DVD and BRs ripped to my...
  11. Optimal number of subwoofers for my HT.

    DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    Hello. My first post here on the forum so be ....:sn: I would like to make a diy subwoofer for my HT room wich have about 75m3. Im from europe so i must buy drivers wich are available here. Im looking for one or maybe two Malestorms 21 from Exodus Audio. Is there any better price performance...
  12. Which HPF units are considered optimal nowadays?

    Subwoofer Amps | High Pass Filters
    I've been using the Reckhorn B1 for a while now, and it's been ok, but I'm still very frustrated that it has such a lousy drop off. I discussed it in my build thread a while ago...
  13. Optimal "toe in" for a wide stereo image (help please)

    Home Theater Design and Construction
    Hello, I was wondering if anyone has any advice regarding setting up a pair of speakers to increase the width of the 'sweet spot'. I have two 'triple cushion' wide couches side by side and am looking to make the sweet spot as large as possible... I currently have each speaker setup to be angled...
  14. LLT optimal driver piston band sensitivity

    DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    Hi, I'm new here and have looked around a bit, but could not find a thread that really addresses my topic in the way I was hoping. I built a sonosub for a 15" driver. Though it's large enough to qualify as an LLT (approx. 11.5 cubes, two 6" ports), I currently have it tuned to 20 Hz and am...
  15. Optimal Panel Height

    Home Audio Acoustics
    I have searched through the forum to find information on this but have not come across anything really definitive. For first reflection panels on the side wall and behind the front speakers what is the optimal height for mounting? I would guess that they should be centered vertically at the...
  16. How to determine optimal room size of basement HT

    Home Theater Design and Construction
    Good morning. I have tried out the two posted calculators. I am still not sure how to optimize a room with the following dimensions> Height: 8'-9", Width: 13' - 0", and length 28" - 0". The width and height are fixed, so I can shorten the length. Any ideas on how to optimize for...
  17. Optimal design for Maelstrom-X in my Theater

    DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    New to the forum with a couple questions. Just purchased a Maelstrom-X and EP2500. This will go in my 13'9"W, 19'L, 10'H theater. I'm space constrained in that it needs to fit behind the false wall of a 10'W SMX screen. I have two positions in mind. One is 19"L,68"H,48"W below my center...