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  1. Remotes | Cables | Accessories | Tweaks
    I thought I'd share a recent project in case it would be helpful for anyone else out there... ***** WARNING - This project involves working with 120V A/C circuits. Do not attempt unless you are thoroughly familiar with proper wiring and safety practices ***** I use a Crown CTs600 power amp to...
  2. REW Forum
    A lot of what I've read here, on the REW site, and elsewhere focuses on using REW to measure and tweak multi-channel setups. It's understandable this being Home THEATER Shack but I'm looking for some clarification from anyone around here using it in a simple 2-channel music setup. Here is my...
  3. Ported Subwoofer Build Projects
    I have a little project I could use some help with. Putting together this enclosure for a friends Truck. Drivers: Kenwood KFC-W12PS (free) He wants loud, I guessed 35hz tuning frequency would be ideal. Ran it through ISD and it seemed a 2cf enclosure for each driver with a 4" by 14" port if I...
  4. Home Theater System Recommendations
    Hello everyone. First time poster here. first of all, i must say, reading some of these threads, i'm very impressed by your civility! lol definitely not what i'm used to seeing being on forums in general. Ok, so here's what i've got: a basement that's about 30ft long by 17 ft wide (roughly)...
  5. REW Forum
    Hello, I'm trying to calibrate my simple stereo speaker setup so I can use this setup with Pro Tools for small post-production audio jobs. I have a smaller room so I want to calibrate the speakers to 78 dB. I received my miniDSP UMIK-1 mic from Cross Spectrum, which currently I want to use as...
  6. REW Forum
    Like the title says, I've been testing with my mic for more than a year, and now I am getting nothing but low volume notices. My computer (Mac) seems to have it's internal mic functioning, so I would like to confirm the mic and mic cable are working as they should. Is there a simple test using a...
  7. System Setup and Connection
    Some of you have given me pointers on setting up a sub, and I'm very appreciative. Thanks for putting up with my antics. :R Positioning and orientation with respect to nearby surfaces is key. Also key is getting the sub and mains to politely hand off bass duties at the traditional 80Hz...
  8. DIY Audio
    I'm building my first stereo. It's a stereo in a suitcase i plan to use for a small gym i attend. Their Radio is terrible and i can't take it any longer. I'm a bit lost on the best way to get the input. Currently I plan to use a 3.5mm aux input. I have a chassis mount connecter on the side of...
  9. DIY Screens
    I've been doing a lot of reading on that other forum and noticed a marked lack of roll-on painted screen options. I myself have been a pretty vocal advocate of flat/matte-white and decent light-control, so this was a neat direction to attempt. After finally completing a larger panel, I wanted to...
  10. Home Theater System Recommendations
    Since moving houses, I've changed my setup a bit. The family room is running a very idiot proof 5.1 (currently 3.1). Specs if needed: Sharp Aquos 60" LC-60LE650U Sony STR DH540 (HDMI with audio return) Sony Blu-ray Polk TSI CS2 Polk Monitor 60 II linksys EA4500 db router low end is currently a...
  11. REW Forum
    I know the automated power of REW, especially the ease and setup of using an hdmi for audio and a usb mic. At the moment, I want to just do a number of manual readings in the lower region of the frequency response. I plan on using a test CD with sine waves from 20hz to 250hz, full range, and...
  12. Mobile Audio
    HU - 80PRS CDT 6.5s and 1" silk tweets Alpine 8" Type R sub running active with a modest 5ch amp L & R curves shown in first graph & second graph has a curve for the whole the system. Curious how this looks to those with some experience.
  13. REW Forum
    As a complete worshiper of the "headphone god" I was completely uninterested until now in everything linked to Room Treatement and so on... But here it is, I am now trying to build my small "2.0 music room" and after trying to fight the "modal bass angel of death", and so on, I am more than...
  14. Computers | HTPC | Media Servers
    I’m in need of a simple photo editor, preferable freeware. The new laptop they gave me at work is loaded with the abysmal Office 2013, and Microsoft in their finite wisdom saw fit to discontinue their Office Picture Manager program, which I used a lot. Basically all I need is to be able to...
  15. Home Audio Acoustics
    I've never been particularly interested in adding diffusers/ reflectors to my theatre room..They all seem a bit complicated and require precise mathematical engineering..and if you're making them yourself, they take a lot of hours to build.. I always thought my sound was pretty good, so why...
  16. Home Theater System Recommendations
    Hey guys I want to start by thanking you all for your help with this. I have been to a few of the major retailers trying to find answers and each time the price seemed to keep going up with way more advanced equipment than I think I need. Here is what I have and am looking to do. I have a small...
  17. Audio Processing
    Audyssey MultEQ FAQ and Setup Guide by Wayne Myers AudiocRaver 1 - Introduction Audyssey MultEQ is a room- and speaker-tuning technology that is built into many Audio-Video Receivers. It is designed to be simple to use with minimal special knowledge, and it is a powerful tool that has...
  18. DIY Speakers
    Hello! Well, I was doing some research and I've come to the conclusion that sealed monitors and a subwoofer would be a far better solution for my recording studio monitoring needs than my current 8 inch ported speakers (Inexpensive Mackie MR8's). Apparently sealed speakers have far superior...
  19. Home Theater System Recommendations
    My father has some outdoor speakers (Bose 251, 100W) that we want to run off the pre-amp outs of an existing system to get the same audio playing inside and out. What I am looking for is quite simple, I think, but I must be looking in the wrong places, because I'm not finding it: an amplifier...
  20. Home Audio Speakers
    Can someone please explain to me why the RC60i speakers on the Polk website are $250 a pair http://www.polkaudio.com/products/rc60i and on Cructhfield's they are listed at $120 a pair? http://www.crutchfield.com/p_107RC60I/Polk-Audio-RC60i.html#details-tab I'm a newbie, so wondering what I...
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