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  1. Home Audio Acoustics
    Hi guys, I already have bass traps in all four corners of my room but I still have some pretty bad room modes resulting in big peaks at 60/120hz and dips at 80/160hz. Here are the response curves for the left, right, and both speakers from REW prior to applying filters: I spent hours and...
  2. DIY Speakers
    I have three tweeters and a horn I took off a PA speaker. I want to use them with another pa speaker which handle 750 RMS. However, I dont know how much power they can handle. What should I do? Will a capacitor protect them from damaging?
  3. System Setup and Connection
    Where would you put the Atmos ceiling speakers if you were starting with 2 speakers, and later going to 4? A1 is pretty much lined up to where the speakers are behind the couch. A2 would be about 2' in front of the front row. A3 would be about 6' in front of the front row. I was thinking of...
  4. DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    Something obvious to everyone I'm sure. How do you know what to put in the enclosure calculator on HT? How do I know the values in teh first place, or better yet, what value goes where for the LxWxD? Do I just know I need, for example, 6ft^3 and then play around with the numbers until I end...
  5. System Setup and Connection
    Ok, so I am settled on where I will layout my home theater in our open floorplan basement. See the layout below: Currently, I have my first row at around 14' (to viewer's head) from the screen. The room is 28' long and at the 14' mark, I have room for a 2nd row on a riser, and a 3rd row...
  6. IB - Infinite Baffle Subwoofer Build Projects
    Hi, I was toying with the idea of putting an infinite baffle in my furnace room which is parallel to my rec-room. I am not sure that you could do this having all the ducts that come off the furnace? The furnace room measures 17' 6"x8' 6"x8' 5"H, and has the furnace HW heater and also my audio...
  7. Home Theater Systems | Equipment
    Short and sweet, where do you get racks that will fit the huge gear. I have a bell-n-jeti (don't know if I spelled that right) that is like a stair steep that I love but it simply will not fit two XPR Emotiva's My Monster Gear, Disc player and Pre-Pro. I guessing around 400lbs and need at least...
  8. Home Theater System Recommendations
    Wanted to see if anyone has been tracking what's on sale out there... a friend of mine is looking to buy a Receiver and (hopefully) 5 speakers. I have an old Energy S.10 sub that I'm going to sell him for about $75. So let's hear some suggestions! :T
  9. Home Audio Acoustics
    My front speakers are very close to the side wall. I plan to place 2inch or 4inch compressed fiberglass (2feet x 4feet) panels on both side walls. Is it good practice to place panel just next to speaker on side wall? Is it advised to use 2 inch or 4inch panels? If I need to place on the...
  10. Home Theater, Audio and Video News
    If you were alive during the good old days, then you’ll undoubtedly remember how easy it was to hook-up a receiver. It involved running speaker wire to two speakers, plugging in RCA cables for your tape player, phonograph, and/or cd player, and attaching a ground wire if you were playing vinyl...
  11. Home Theater Design and Construction
    I converted my old wood fish tank stand and canopy into a entertainment center since the piano black finish of stand matches my speakers and tv.. just wanted to make sure as I have a onkyo 906 receiver and they can run hot.. cabinet closes in front but back is open and its 7 inches away from...
  12. DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    I downloaded one of the .wdr files. Loaded it up. I'm hoping someone can tell me how this tells me what to put in the sonotube cylinder calculator so I know what to build. It says the volume is 150.32. Freq. 23.31. It is the Dayton QT385-4 Thanks for *any* help.
  13. Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    Just getting my foot in the door here and I'm looking to upgrade my HTIB setup. It is pretty rough right now with a 4+ year old Sony HTIB 5.1 setup. It was like $150 back then so you can imagine its a real shaker :heehee: The speaker wires also have adapters at the end too. I don't know if I...
  14. Home Audio Acoustics
    I am putting in some DIY bass traps. I have 4x24x48 rigid fiber glass. From what I have seen, it won’t be hard to make the trap. I can make a frame, upholster it, and stick it in the corner. But here’s where I have a couple questions. First, what if I put another 16” piece behind the 24”? Is...
  15. General Screen Discussion
    I'm in the final stages of turning an unfinished basement storage room into a raging inferno of auditory and visual ecstasy, or at least a nice place to watch a movie :D I'm kinda stumped on which way to go for a screen. Still debating between 16:9 and 2.35:1. Also not sure if I want to go...
  16. System Setup and Connection
    We are about to move into a new house and I'm trying to find the best placement for my in wall speakers. I have some fairly inexpensive speakers that I bought from Parts Express and here is the sub i have. I know they are probably not ideal for home theater use but it's hard to convince the wife...
  17. Testing
    Of course we've talked 3D to death and back, and we've seen several reviews and previews, but Technologizer took some time out to grab a more "man on the street" impression of the technology. With a mini focus group intact they checked out the Samsung Experience in NYC, taking time to focus...
  18. Home Audio Speakers
    I just preordered my HTD towers and I need to decided / prepare to where I want my HTD bookshelves to be for my rear surround sound. Either: A) Keep them on stands put them behind the couch. B) Mount up to the ceiling and face them down at an angle. The look would be way cleaner if I mount to...
  19. SVSound
    This thread is for the SVSound PB13-Ultra / PC-Ultra Giveaway entries only. Simply tell us and show us if possible, if you win your choice of the PB13-Ultra or PC-Ultra, where you will place it in your home theater or music system. If you need hosting of your photo images you can use the...
  20. DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    TC-2000 Subwoofer in Progress I have been working with WinISD, BassBox, and Unibox for the past week or so and would appreciate some input! I know this driver really likes big enclosures, but I need to do something significantly smaller than 360L. More than likely this thing will end up in my...
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