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  1. LS50 Sound Issue

    AV Home Theater
    Hi all, Apologies in advance as I'm really new at this stuff, but I'm thankful for your help. A year ago I purchased Kef LS50 speakers and a Yamaha RX-A1070 receiver for my home theater. I also later purchased a SVS SB-2000 sub. I've been noticing when I watch TV, that when a character is...
  2. SW with squeaking and no sound issues.

    Home Audio Subwoofers
    I got a great deal on a Miller and Kreisel V-125 sub, with a Klipsch driver. With everything hooked up correctly, it has no sound. When I try to adjust the volume on the sub, it gets very loud and squeaks just like a mouse! So when I grab the volume knob and try moving it from side to side (not...
  3. Seeking Sound Proofing Advice

    Home Theater Design and Construction
    Long time listener, first time caller, so please be gentle. We're in the process of a full home remodel, and I'm working on a dual-use room that will be both a Home Office and a Home Theater. I know this makes it an odd space, but I work full time from home and it's my only option to have a room...
  4. yamaha rx-A730 problem no sound until after 15 minutes

    Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    Hi, I just introduced myself with my first two posts in the presentation thread. Excuse me for my English as a translator. I need to ask you: my Yamaha rx-A730 starts up well, but it takes 15 minutes for the icons of the speakers to appear on the display and for the speakers to be heard, it has...
  5. Best Surround Sound Modes for My 7.1 Setup

    AV Home Theater
    Just bought a Denon AVR-X1500H to replace my blown Onkyo. I need to know which modes give the best experience. I have a standard 7.1 speaker setup in a dedicated home theater. My sources are DVDs, Blu-ray DVDs, CDs, TV and some AC-3 content. I'm particularly interested in the new (for me)...
  6. No sound from surround speakers after tv swap.

    System Setup and Connection
    I just bought a Vizio smart tv to replace a tv hooked up to older Onkyo receiver with surround sound speakers. After hooking up all the cables into Vizio, I have no sound coming out of surround speakers. What did I miss? I had optical cable from receiver hooked up to DVD player previously...
  7. Home Theater 7.2 Sound

    AV Home Theater
    Do you need a receiver to get 7.2 sound or does a computer exist with 7.2 sound capability? Thanks for any help you can provide
  8. Which of these Amps should I use with my existing theater sound system?

    Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    First of all, I am a newbie in AVS. I know very little about amp selection. The HT-E5550WK Samsung Bluray disc player of my theater system has stopped working. Since I don't watch movies from disc anymore (I watch from a TV box nowadays), I would prefer to get a new amps with HDMI in/output...
  9. Sound bar volume dropped off? new modem/router?

    AV Home Theater
    I have a 43" Sharp tv LC-43LB601U and Samsung sound bar HW-N450/ZA out in my work shop. The only media that i use this for is all wifi type apps, pandora, netflix, youtube etc. Recently the sound bar volume while using the apps has dropped on significantly. Just to use numbers, where 45 was...
  10. Calibration of my sound card Tascam US-2x2

    SPL Meters | Mic's | Calibration | Sound Cards
    Hello, I'm new REW user and want to use a Tascam US-2x2 sound card (connected to my MacBook pro via USB). I need some advice/confirmation regarding cables... -Loopback cable in order to calibrate the sound card: what I understand is that I have to connect the IN 1 to the LINE OUT 1 (or LINE...
  11. Magnavox 42mf438b/f7 no sound

    HDTV | Video Displays | Processors
    I have been working on this TV for my sister and brother inlaw. It wouldn't power on but I fixed that by replacing a couple of capacitors on the power board - Philips 2300KEG033A/F. That fixed the power problem however there is no sound. Checking board I found there is neither of the 12v+ or...
  12. HDMI ARC Surround Sound Decoder?

    DIY Audio
    I'm looking for an HDMI ARC Surround Sound decoder that will do the following: 1. Provide 5.1 RCA unbalanced analog outputs so I can feed powered speakers (I have a bunch of Event BAS 20/20 speakers to use for the LCR and surrounds. I'll look for a suitable powered sub.) 2. Provide analog...
  13. Sigma Tel C-Major sound card, good enough for REW?

    SPL Meters | Mic's | Calibration | Sound Cards
    Hello, I'm thinking of using an old laptop (Dell X1 2005 - runing XP) to run REW. It has a Sigma Tel C-Major integrated sound card, is that good enough for REW? Very simple card, only has a mic in and a headphone connections. I'm thinking of also buying the Behringer ECM8000 to use with it -...
  14. Add two speakers for 9.2 sound????

    System Setup and Connection
    My system is listed below. Any advice and guidance on the best way to add two more speakers? Add two more to the front? Add two more to the side? Add two more to the back? Were would the best place be audio wise? How would i hook them up to my Denon 4520, settings etc. to maximize effect...
  15. New to sound systems!

    Home Theater System Recommendations
    I recently bought a Harman Kardon HKTS 200 2.1 channel surround system. Does anyone have a recommendation of what kind of receiver to run the speakers off of? I want to be able to get them as loud as possible without distortion! Thanks!
  16. Home Theather sound and physiology.

    Home Audio Acoustics
    Hi, dear experts! Recently I've began to pay attention to physiology of human reactions (especially children) at playing by HT musics (video concerts). It seems to me this is a very interesting theme of observing and thinking. SPLs were no louder than 110 dBA (of course). I've used different...
  17. water as sound absorber / reflector?

    Home Audio Acoustics
    Hi How is the sound reflection or absorbation function of water in a large plastic can? How would a 25 litre plastic can stand against say a normal bas trap? Is the question just stupid (as I don't can find anything about the topic..) ? Don't ask how I got the idea.... :-) / OpZ
  18. If I replace the speaker in my subwoofer will it sound less boomy?

    DIY Speakers
    I have an older subwoofer, Mirage PS-10. Driver is blown (I've tested it. It is.) If I find a newer driver that will match the enclosure (it is sealed not ported and no I don't know what to put in it), will it sound less boomy with a newer driver? It is what it is? Just an old boomy sub...
  19. Can't setup Sound Devices USBPre2???

    REW Forum
    Anyone know how to setup the Sound devices USBPre2? I can't even get a loop back? I am using the new HDMI version of REW. The pic below is of the Preamp. Cheers http://www.sounddevices.com/products/usbpre2/
  20. Need help trying to set up 7.1 sound system

    System Setup and Connection
    Hello everyone. I'm pretty new around these parts and was wondering if anyone had any ideas as to how to go about my little mission. I am currently running 5.1 on a 7.1 receiver and am trying to figure out how to possibly go about setting up 7.1. Right now my surrounds are on the back wall...