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  1. Recommended Amp for driving a pair KEF R900

    Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    hello again everyone, what amp would you wisely recommend for this setup? -Stereo 2.0 with two KEF R900. Mostly for music listening (all genres) -They are hooked meanwhile to an Onkyo TX-NR709. But I can use it as a pre-amp, this one have pre-out for 7ch. - listening distance 12-15ft. Big...
  2. When are curved screen recommended?

    General Screen Discussion
    I finally decided to build a new screen for myself (XD material is on the way). I now need to choose if going curved is right for me. The screen will be a 2.35:1 and will be 115" wide. The screen is almost as wide as my room (about 6" on each side remaining). There is a chance I'll be making an...
  3. Recommended Dirac Measurement Protocol

    Electronic Processing/Equalization Devices
    Flávio, I own an Emotiva XMC-1. I understand Dirac recommends a minimum of an 80 cm sphere for microphone placement. I have seen illustrations that show a measurement sequence where there is a roof measurements above ear height and a row of measurement below ear height. How many cm above ear...
  4. Recommended adapters from RCA to XLR

    Remotes | Cables | Accessories | Tweaks
    I've done some google searching, and found only two available, which do you think is better? Or is there another one I overlooked? I'm considering the ART CleanBoxPro and the Rolls MB15b Promatch. My problem is I want to connect my Mackie HR824mk2 speakers and Mackie HRS120 sub to my Yamaha...
  5. Recommended AV Receiver with HDMI in and Component (YPbPr) Out

    Home Theater System Recommendations
    Hi, my sister recently received a bigger TV than what she was using. It's 55" but unfortunately it's an older model, kinda like one of those big boxy rear-projection type tv's. It has no HDMI or DVI inputs but has component (YPbPr) inputs. Her blu-ray player only has HDMI out on it....so does...
  6. Recommended CAD software?

    Home Audio Acoustics
    Hi guys, I want to plot my listening room to help me calculate angles and decide where should I try putting panel reflectors in to try to reflect sound from the rear wall to the side walls to receive an acceptable ISD termination gap. Which CAD software do you recommend? Thanks, Or Tal.
  7. What Subwoofer Is Recommended

    DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    I have an Onkyo 626 7.1 receiver. I have been researching subwoofers. I will be installing 250 watt ceiling speakers and the room all this will be in is 15'x40'. I had been looking at the Onkyo subs, but pretty have decided on either the Polk psw505 or the Bic American F12 475 watt sub. Any...
  8. recommended projector

    Home Theater Projectors
    I am in the process of designing my ht/bar area. I figured I should ask recommendations on projectors before assuming one specific model is best for me. My room size is roughly 15x32 I will be sitting approximately 13-14' back in the first row and the second approx 15-17' back. These distance...
  9. Recommended external sound card/phantom power

    SPL Meters | Mic's | Calibration | Sound Cards
    Is there anyone overall recommended external sound card/phantom power for use with the REW software? There seem to be too many options. Thank you. Mark
  10. recommended receiver for rf-52 speakers

    Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    Hi, Im just starting up my HTS and i was wondering which receiver to go good with it, I dont need 7.1, I will be ok with a 5.1 receiver. My budget would be between 500-1000. I will be using it for movies and music what receiver would work for me?
  11. Recommended receiver for the SVS Ultra and PB12-NSD

    Home Theater System Recommendations
    What are your thoughts on a good receiver for the system as in the title? This is my first and a very large purchase and want to make sure I get this right... I would like something that I can use for 3D down the road as well.
  12. Recommended smoothing setting for generating filters?

    REW Forum
    Is there a recommended smoothing to apply to the measurement curve prior to generating room correction filters? For example, 1/48 smoothing can produce filters that have very sharp peaks and nulls - which, when applied in practice, may actually cause new problems in room response. So, is there...
  13. Sensitivity, impedance or recommended minimum amp power?

    Home Theater System Recommendations
    Hi, I just changed my Yamaha RX-473 for RX-673 and want to buy 5.0 speakers to listen to in a 13 square meters (11x11 feet) room, 50/50 musiv/movies (gonna buy a subwoofer too next month). I will not listen loud (live in an appartment) so please tell me, which characteristics listed in the...
  14. Recommended Speaker Placement and System

    Home Theater System Recommendations
    All: Adding a 16 x 14 media room to the house. The back side of the room will slope down with the roofline to a litle over 5 feet. Has anyone placed rear surround on the angled part of the ceiling? Any recommendations on rear surround speaker placement? I'm looking at the following setup...
  15. Recommended Surge protectors

    Remotes | Cables | Accessories | Tweaks
    Was wondering a good surge protector for my equipment 7 outlet or maybe buying 2
  16. Recommended USB soundcard for use with Macbook Air?

    REW Forum
    I was planning on getting the Tascam US122MKII, but the Amazon reviews I've read suggest that it is not compatible with Apple's SnowLeopard OS (or that its drivers aren't completely compatible). I'm also wondering whether there is a cheaper alternative that doesn't include a MIDI interface...
  17. Recommended kit for bookshelf mounted close to wall?

    DIY Speakers
    I'm interested in building an inexpensive kit for speakers that will be used either as rear surrounds or height or width effects speakers. My current front speakers are ACI Sapphires and Protege center (ScanSpeak silk dome tweeters and Revelator midrange drivers). I don't need to use the same...
  18. Projector Screen Size Recommended Needed!

    General Screen Discussion
    I am building out my 11'x22' room with 8' ceiling height and need some advice. My plan for the screen wall is as follows; 1. I have a 55" LED TV that I have mounted that I still want to use. I will use the TV when watching TV shows etc. 2. I want to put a projector in the room as well and...
  19. recommended cables/spliters

    Remotes | Cables | Accessories | Tweaks
    What is the best recommended Ethernet, coax, speaker wire etc type to use in home theater installs? I'm not talking brand names I'm talking like "Cat 5e T568A" & such. I will be purchasing a few spoils as needed. Also for a coax splitter the higher the mhz the better? If not what spliters is...
  20. recommended hardware for REW w/ Win 7 64 bit and family room setup

    REW Forum
    Greetings, I'm planning a family room/multipurpose room setup with 5.1 (1 or 2 subs) and a projector. I'd like to use REW to help with speaker positioning (sub + mains) and potential use of a few room treatments. A very preliminary discussion on room geometry and related issues was started...