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  1. HDTV | Video Displays | Processors
    LG 60PA6500 Meets my needs. Seems to look good at BB & HHG. Is glare that big of an issue with a tv at eye level? I will have to add an external DAC to connect the audio out to my stereo. I don't have a BlueRay yet, will DVDs look okay? I have a library of 50 or so that I still watch. Any...
  2. Ported Subwoofer Build Projects
    I have a couple of older Phoenix Gold (given by a friend) subs to which I would like to give a second chance in a home theatre setting. I already have a couple of already installed ceiling enclosures measuring 1.8ft3 (internal) that can be used (from a failed experiment). Here are the specs for...
  3. Home Audio Speakers
    I will be replacing my front left, center and front right speakers in the very near future. By that I mean within the next four months. I am seeking your input on this upgrade to help me narrow the search or refocus my efforts on other products. I am not concerned with low end effects on these...
  4. Home Audio Acoustics
    Hello, Barring a job loss prior to implementation (estimating this January for purchases), I'll be finally setting up a front projector in the basement family room this year. I've been researching off and on for ~6 years, so while I'm anxious to pull the trigger, I'm also patient. The basement...
  5. New Member Introductions
    Really I joined in a effort to better understand sound/room calibration. My first step is to attempt to learn how to use REW. Im trying to learn how to measure and adjust for a flat room response.
  6. Home Theater Projectors
    Ok projector gurus, I need a little advice and confirmation on what I'm planning. We're just beginning to frame up our unfinished basement. It's a fairly large space (18'w x 48'l). While I'm not going to have a dedicated HT, I will have about a third of that space finished out with carpet...
  7. DIY Speakers
    Hello Shacksters. It's been a while. I had a minor brain fart today and I'd like some feedback. I am designing a new set of side surrounds for my living room HT system and had planned a traditional dipole system with dual woofers and dual tweets facing "front and back." I am only able to...
  8. Home Audio Acoustics
    I have been working on revamping my audio/ht system and in the process have been using REW to tune my crossovers and have been on a tangent trying to analyze and understand the cause of the various peaks and dips to see what if anything I can do to smooth some of them out and perhaps improve...
  9. Home Audio Acoustics
    Hi Bryan, Good day and it is really nice to have found this forum. This is my first thread in Home Audio Acoustic and I hope you could give me some advice. I use my SMALL living room as my hifi "studio" and you can see the general layout of my room in the sketch. I have read your No-Nos but...
  10. REW Forum
    Hi, this is my first post in the forum. I managed to take some measurements of my living room from REW 5 and generated a number of plots. I am a first time user of REW and hope somebody can give me advices on the general sound condition of my living room which is used for music listening. Thanks.
  11. Home Theater System Recommendations
    Hello Shacksters! I have recently been looking at different speakers, receivers etc and was hoping i could get some advice. Heres my setup now; 32" LG LCD 1080p 60hz Gaming computer(built in soundboard on evga x58 mmotherboard) PS3 slim Xbox 360(no hdmi but will probably upgrade soon) 27"...
  12. Home Theater Design and Construction
    Hi all, Been reading and learning about all this for a little over a year and finally decided to give it a go. The area I have to work with is a little small but it's what I have. I have 2 areas that form an L to work with and hopefully I can get some input from some of the experts on on a...
  13. Home Theater System Recommendations
    Hi All, So, I recently bought a new townhouse and I'm interested in setting up my first real media room. I tripped across this site and was blown away by the advice and community so I thought I'd post some spec's and see if I couldn't get some sage advice from all you experts. In a nutshell...
  14. Home Audio Subwoofers
    I was wondering about the merits of subwoofer isolation devices such as the one in the link below. My subwoofers use the typical spikes, but I'm curious about what benefit subwoofer isolation devices might provide. I have 2-channel music only systems...
  15. DIY Speakers
    I've run across a set of advent laureates for 30 bucks and I'm looking at them as 15 dollar cabinets for a first time DIY project. I’m currently thinking I’ll have an internal volume of 1.4 cubic feet after adding bracing to the cabinet. Using winISD I’m thinking of adding two 2” diameter 4.7...
  16. Home Audio Subwoofers
    I've decided to purchase a couple of subwoofers for one of my 2-channel systems and I'm open to suggestions/advice. Music only, no HT. I'm limited on space and need to keep the size down to around 15" X 15" floor space. So far, I am considering the Sunfire HRS series, Elemental Designs A3S with...
  17. Home Theater System Recommendations
    Let me start by saying thanks in advance for any advice you can give, now I'm looking for 5.1 setup + receiver+cables the room in which this all going in a very odd shape here are the measurements L:14' W:7'.2" front and back of room the middle is 6'.1" H:9' so the room is shaped like the letter...
  18. Home Audio Speakers
    I am new to the Shack and am in need of some help. I have been in my home 3 years now and i have a dedicated room that is going to be my theater (17 feet wide x 27 feet deep x 8' ceiling). I have heard things from lots of people. Where does one start? Sub Woofer? Screen size? I'm lost.
  19. Home Theater System Recommendations
    Well, as my introduction thread stated, here come the questions! Despite the risk of being flamed, I am looking at getting an HTiB to satisfy the new 52" LCD while piecing together a much more sophisticated system. As this system isn't going to be around for more than a year and the fact that...
  20. Two Channel Audio
    I'm looking for an amplifier that I could run a 2-way active setup. Something like this: but for home...
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