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  1. General Home Theater questions

    Home Theater System Recommendations
    hello all, I apologize in advance... this is another one of those "what system should I get" threads. I've read a bit here and a few other places, but am really a noob when it comes to these things. Well, I guess that is not entirely accurate, been around HT for some time... hooked some up...
  2. Questions regarding my new Home Theater Receiver

    System Setup and Connection
    Hi, I just bought an RCA HTIB. It's a receiver. In the manual it says that a digital coaxial cord comes with it. Now I'm not sure if whoever popped everything in the box was a joker or what, but that cord looks an awfully lot like a yellow video cord to me (and I think it is)... I tried one...
  3. Questions about WS55511

    Mitsubishi
    I am in the process of replacing the convergence chip and noticed the chip is only secured to the heatsink by a clamp. Do you think it would be okay to drill two holes and screw the chip to the heatsink? I'm not sure the clamp puts enough pressure on the chip to give good heat transfer. I would...
  4. A few (hopefully simple) questions

    REW Forum
    I've read quite a bit of the material in the sticky and am at the point of playing with REW to familiarize myself with it. I'm primarily interested in setting my system up for music if it matters. 1.) I'm wondering how important the SPL Calibration is. I don't have an SPL meter, I'm using an...
  5. A few questions about using WinISD?

    DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    I am trying to design a vented box for a DIYMA 12" sub using WinISD. I read threw the tutorial that this site offers which helped out alot. I have few questions that it did not cover though. I am trying to tune it at 30Hz and it seems to want 30L for volume. Which is really small, evidently...
  6. Warranty questions

    Home Audio Speakers
    Hello Everyone, I am close to buying everything I want....but a new issue has arrived. I was going to buy this onkyo 7.1 706 off of ebay http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=400049001198&_trksid=p2759.l1259 and my friend who is pretty paranoid guy told me that buying off ebay is...
  7. Newbie to home theaters... have some questions

    AV Home Theater
    I want to build my own home theater. I bought a HTiB but i'm not satisfied with it, the sound and features mainly. This time I'm going to save up my money and set up a very great home theater. Though, I'm completely new to home theaters and have almost no idea what I'm doing. I do know a...
  8. C Weighting Setup Questions

    REW Forum
    I don't have the sound card/microphone Equipment for REW. I manually measure with a RS meter and enter the data in a .txt file. Then I use REW's "Import Measurement" function to get the data into REW. In the Mic/Meter setup, I have unchecked the "C Weighted SPL Meter Type and entered the...
  9. LMS 15" Build Questions

    DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    I am getting two of the LMS-Ultra 15" drivers. I have been messing around with WinISD and had some questions. First off, I have a 12' x 26' HT, completely sealed, with superchunk bass traps, OC703 on front and back walls, and at first reflection points. My current subs (Rythmiks and Mael-X) show...
  10. New user with a few questions about measurements

    REW Forum
    First let me say that REW is fantastic. Since I discovered it last weekend I can't stop using it! I have a DIY sub with a 12" Dayton driver and a 300 watt amp in a 2 cubic foot sealed enclosure. F3 using WinISD is about 38 Hz. I'm using the older analog RS sound level meter. The first...
  11. Advice on new subwoofer (Maelstrom?) and questions

    DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    I just ordered, a nice klipsch reference sytem with 8" floorstanders and need a subwoofer. Im looking to spend aprox $1000 total for a speaker(s) and amp, although I'm willing to spend more if necessary. Less would be better lol. 80% movies, 20% music. Small room, maybe 400 square feet I...
  12. 3 Maelstrom Questions

    DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    I'm a bit of a newbie and Mike P has helped a bunch already: 1. What is the exact cut out size for the maelstrom? 2. What is the reccomended watt power for an amp? 3. If I use a hpf for the low end, is it possible that Audyssey MulitEQ XT will be enough to EQ 1-2 of these beasts? And finally...
  13. New HTIB Questions

    Home Theater System Recommendations
    hello everyone this is my first post here & I could use some help & recommendations. I just recently purchased a 42 inch Panasonic 1080p plasma tv & really do love it; in about 2 weeks, I'll be adding on the surround sound system & would like your input on the 2 finalists. First off the Yamaha...
  14. A few questions about controlling hidden components

    System Setup and Connection
    So, I'm wanting to mount an in-wall rack to hide my AV gear. Right now, all that I use to control them are my receiver remote, my PS3 controller, a wireless mouse, a wireless keyboard, and my TV box remote. I've seen some information on IR repeaters etc, but I'm not really sure if these would...
  15. slot port questions

    DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    I am lacking in wisdom about ports and would like to know more. With a 20"H x 20"W x30"D and a 12 or 15 inch driver.........? Is it possible or even reasonable to do two slot ports, one above and one below the driver, having total depth 36" for each, and with a 15" driver the height of each...
  16. Questions about my Denon 2808 receiver...

    Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    A couple of questions I have...how come some newer movies (Blue Ray too) say Dolby Digital for sound on the package but when played on my Denon, don't display Dolby Digital...multichannel sound on some movies...my wife was watching Mama Mia and this happened...most movies with action like the...
  17. Maelstrom 2xPR18 preBuild questions

    DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    Hi everyone, I've been lurking for several months now and will be building a subwoofer soon. I'm hoping to have some questions answered as I'm currently in the prebuild stage - gathering materials and trying to find spare time. My goal is to build a 25" cube out of 3/4" MDF with double thick...
  18. DIY RCA Cables Questions

    AV Home Theater
    Ok this actually isnt for home use but for a mobile audio system, but maybe someone here can help me out. I'm thinking of making my own RCA cables and have seen many people using RG6 for home use. How does the RG6 quad shield perform compared to standard audio rca's? I am also wondering about...
  19. More design questions

    DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    I have two questions around the CSS SDX 15 driver 1. how do you know when you do or don't need a highpass filter to keep the sub from bottoming out? Example: Two tunings 16Hz and 12 Hz. Is either of these going to be reasonably safe without a filter? Both? Why? 2. How does the lower...
  20. Noob Questions

    REW Forum
    Here is my first attempt at getting a sub reading. It looks incorrect. I have Dual HSU ULS-15 in an 1800 cubic foot room. I am using a Creative X-Fi external soundcard. The card does not sound quiet there is all kinds of noise. Any help is appreciated
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