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  1. Remotes | Cables | Accessories | Tweaks
    i'm a veteran av enthusiast and have used numerous remotes over the years. without a doubt i recommend harmony remotes over all others. reliable, easy to use and worth the money. my current harmony is the harmony one. i am not affiliated with logitech or any av establishment. :olddude:
  2. Home Theater System Recommendations
    First time poster here, I've read a ton of threads, and appreciate all that HTS has offered. But I'm now in the wiring stage of my Home Theatre and worried I may be investing money into the wrong equipment. Here is a list of what I'm buying, please feel free to let me know if there is something...
  3. Subwoofer Amps | High Pass Filters
    Hi, I'm thinking about buying a PE BASH 500W amp and changing the HPF resistors but don't have much soldering experience. The process doesn't look that hard though, especially after watching some soldering videos. What type of equipment is recommended for this type of soldering? RadioShack has...
  4. SPL Meters | Mic's | Calibration | Sound Cards
    The title says it, I'm looking for a simple, cheap (< $100) solid-state preamp for a calibrated ECM8000. All I really need is mic-in, line-out (to my Audigy 4) and phantom power. I'm planning to use this system with REW as a tool to gain better sound & acoustics. Edit: After some research I...
  5. DIY Speakers
    What materials have people used for floorstanding speaker pedestals? I was thinking that MDF should probably be avoided for a more dense wood that would be less likely to take dings when it got bumped by a vacuume cleaner or childerns toys for instance. One off the wall idea that came to mind...
  6. Home Theater Projectors
    Hi all , Long time reader first post. I need help or advise... I had a Cine1000 16:9 native and it filled a custom 93" (46"Hx81"L)Diagonal screen perfect. Well it died and I picked up a Optoma H31 that was really close in specs. and I knew by looking a the screen configure for the model it could...
  7. REW Forum
    Hi, we are going to use REW to setup general PA and conference room audio systems. Our laptops have an audio jack that is both input and output(lame!) depending on pc settings. Since we want to use the test patern outputs within REW I need this jack to be an output. So....can anyone recommend a...
  8. REW Forum
    Hi, we are going to use REW to setup general PA and conference room audio systems. Our laptops have an audio jack that is both input and output(lame!) depending on pc settings. Since we want to use the test patern outputs within REW I need this jack to be an output. So....can anyone recommend a...
  9. DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    May sound silly, But just wondering what power tools people find most usefull for speaker cabinet assembly? Due to my line of work, I have never had a real requirement for joinery tools, I have dabbled in the stuff and have home basics, but I am fond of the right tool for the right job, if...
  10. Electronic Processing/Equalization Devices
    Hi all :), I am wondering what one box sollutions are available which can be installed between the Sub RCA out of an AV processor and a power amp? I would like a one box sollution for the rumble filter and any other settings that may prove usefull including maybe EQ? I am on a budget, this...
  11. Remotes | Cables | Accessories | Tweaks
    Not sure if this thread goes here, but.... I'm currently using Kimber Kable PBJ and 8VS for unbalanced signal and speaker wire, respectively, and am curious about any suggestions for a better value in wire. I also need a better solution for an HDMI cable, as the ones I have were freebies that...
  12. System Setup and Connection
    I have a Yamaha rxv3900, PS3 and a Samsung LN52A850 and Comcast HD. Is it best to run from cable box thru Yamaha AVR ,and then HDMI cable to Samsung LCD or use anHDMI splitter off of cable box and run seperate HDMI cables to both AVR and LCD, or run straight to LCD and breakout audio feed back...
  13. AV Home Theater
    Hi all, I'm fairly new here, mostly lurking and learning. My next big project is to upgrade my theater (from rear-proj HDTV set to front projection with screen, etc). I updated my house with automation (lights, security, distributed audio and video, HVAC, etc) so I am comfortable with DIY...
  14. Home Theater Seating and Accessories
    What are some movies to watch with the buttkicker .I just watched transformers and mission impossible 3 and I got to say it was an experience.please tell me your other movies worth watching with the buttkicker
  15. SPL Meters | Mic's | Calibration | Sound Cards
    So I wasn't able to get REW going with my onboard audio card. And I'm also not entirely happy with it's sound. My other audio card is PCI based M-Audio Delta DiO 2496. I like it's sound, but it's a pain because you can't have wave & PCM output at the same time. So I'm in the market for a new...
  16. Home Audio Acoustics
    I am currently planning to install 3 Polk Audio LC65i speakers (inwalls) as the front stage of my 5.1/?7.1 main TV and family room. They will of necessity be installed in an entertainment center (cabinet, ugh, yes I know). The LC65i's have some switches to compensate for nearby walls. To...
  17. Home Audio Speakers
    In response to a few requests, here are the higher end of "The Short List" of Tas's recommended speakers. This is from the current newstand issue which is well worth owning, and IMHO TAS and Stereophile are the 2 biggest bargains in print for "High End" audio (mainly 2 channel though) products...
  18. Home Theater System Recommendations
    Hi im new to the NICE home theater stuff most of my limited knowledge is in car audio and im just wondering what companies build a great system that sound clear and have good range. We've been looking around at bose and this orb audio. But what are some excellent companies that have good SPL...
  19. REW Forum
    I did a search and didn't see much discussion on this. I'm still debating on whether to go 5.1 or stay stereo. What are some recommended stereo and surround receivers/processors for use with BFD/REW? Thanks guys.
  20. SPL Meters | Mic's | Calibration | Sound Cards
    I was on my way out to get a Radio Shack SPL meter for REW, then read the FuzzMeasure page recommending something like an Earthworks M30 mic instead. Could this be because the FuzzMeasure folks don't have the Radio Shack calibration data, or do these applications do something different...
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