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  1. What sound card and speaker monitor to buy

    SPL Meters | Mic's | Calibration | Sound Cards
    hi And thanks in advance for the help The problem is that I have a sound card and great monitors (Genelec8050a, Apogee Duet 2)and cant use them for Measurements So as one who goes to work as Acoustics Consultant i need to be mobile what new usb sound card and speaker monitor for 2013 you...
  2. Compact sound system recommendation for my living room

    Home Theater System Recommendations
    Hello, Looking for some recommendations on what sound system I should consider based on my fairly restrictive TV living room configuration and how I should arrange it. http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/5933/img20130126212048.jpg http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/9766/img20130126212859.jpg...
  3. Do the sonotube subwoofers sound good?

    DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    Do the Sonotube subwoofer sound okay? Are they as good as a "pro" sub? Just curious how much they typically cost. I want to get at least 25Hz. Thanks.
  4. Do you think some receivers sound better than others?

    Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    I asked that one time and they said it wouldn't matter what receiver you had. It's just about more options. Is that true? If you get a higher priced receiver, can that change the sound dramatically, just so-so? Hoping for opinions. Thanks. edit: um...okay. I just saw the sticky. Sorry...
  5. Dipping my toe in the water: please check my sound card cal

    REW Forum
    Hi there. I'm just starting out with REW and have just attempted to calibrate the sound card in my Mac Pro (mid 2010 running 10.7.5). The sound card calibration produced the following: while the result of a measurement with the cal file in place is shown below: I wanted to check the...
  6. Can't decide on a sound bar

    Home Audio Speakers
    I'm looking for a soundbar for my "manroom". I have a Samsung UN55ES7100 TV that I watch football, movies and play PS3. I want a powered soundbar that runs directly into the TV. Looking to spend no more than $600 or so. My current choices are: Energy Power Bar Elite JBL Cinema SB400 Klipsch...
  7. Onkyo TX-SR607 sound cuts out intermittedly

    General Service and Technical Information
    Hi Everyone, First time posting, new member. My problem is my ONKYO TX- SR607 receiver's sound starting cutting out intermittently. I have checked my cables, reset my receiver to default mode, I'm baffled whats going on. A friend of mine is having the same problem and could not get any...
  8. Need advice on balancing surround sound speakers and choosing receiver.

    Home Theater System Recommendations
    Hello, I have a house that is pre-wired for surround sound for 4 ceiling speakers. The "listening space" of the living room where I'm putting in surround sound is 11 1/2 wide by 15 1/2 deep. So I'm basically 15 1/2 ft away from the tv which is recessed into the wall. The system will mainly...
  9. Who can accommodate a sound bar review?

    Reviewers Private Forum
    Hey guys... We need someone to review an Atlantic Technology Sound Bar 235. You would really need to be able to properly accommodate a sound bar setup. This one is touted as good enough to use without a subwoofer, for those not wanting house shaking bass and need to satisfy the acceptance...
  10. Recommend 32" TV - Minimal banding, wide viewing angle, and decent sound desired.

    HDTV | Video Displays | Processors
    I've been hanging out a bit, researching, headscratching, etc, and it's time to pop the question... ;) So, our living room - TV room is small, and the viewing distance from the couch: 6.5' - 7.5' We watch mostly TV (DirecTV), and occasionally DVDs from Netflix, etc. Only now has our trusty...
  11. Poured concrete Basement sound proofing advice needed

    Home Theater Design and Construction
    I'm finishing a portion of my basement that will include a home theater. Before I learned anything about sound isolation or how far I wanted to take it, I rough framed the walls & installed and wired recessed lighting. I also installed and wired my electrical boxes and circuits. This was all...
  12. Sound card calibration issues

    REW Forum
    Hi there, I'm having some issues calibrating my sound card with REW. I have connected the line output 1 into the line input 1 on my Presonus Firepod, but when I go through the calibration steps my incoming signal appears on both the left and right meters. When I run the test I get a message to...
  13. Sound and Video cut out with new receiver

    General Service and Technical Information
    Hey all, I bought a new Yamaha receiver to go in the bedroom. I have a PS3 80GB and a Sony Bravia 46" tv with it. I noticed this with my other receiver, a Pioneer, about once a month, but the new one seems to cut out at least once every few hours... Usually during an important part of the...
  14. Center Channel Setup - muffled sound

    System Setup and Connection
    Hello! I've been lurking this forum as well as a few others and found this to be the most helpful and personable. I've been using a hand-me-down JVC receiver and a pair of Bose 301 III bookshelves over the past several years. (before you jump on me about BOSE, understand I got these in high...
  15. Not a lot of sound at max volume?

    System Setup and Connection
    So i just got a receiver and speakers off Craigslist. receiver is a STR-DG500 220w and the speakers are SS-u501 with a 270w max. I know wattage isnt everything but I feel like this set up should be able to go plenty loud? it sounded good but at max volume I could still talk to someone with just...
  16. Denon AVR-2106 Sounds Thin

    System Setup and Connection
    Hi Guys, I'm new here so please be kind ! I've got a bit of an odd issue, which I only just realised... I'm using a Denon AVR-2106 along with a pair of Biema FP153 (15" way PA style cabinets) And have just noticed that it seems VERY under powered and lacking oophm. I've always thought it seemed...
  17. Aura Sound NS3 Test Results

    DIY Speakers
    For those who care, I have tested and posted the results of the Aura Sound NS3-193-8A1 Speaker. http://medleysmusings.com/aura-sound-ns3-193-8a1/ Aura Sound NS3-193-8A1 | Medley's Musings for $12, I'm not sure this can be beat... but then there's the really low sensitivity which may be a...
  18. Best Sound Quality for Bose Wave Radio Aux

    Audio Processing
    I have always received great advice on the Home Theatre Shack, thank you all in advance for your help. Last year I put together a great main room audio setup with PSB speakers, and an NAD receiver based on advice from this forum. In our home office, I was looking to add an adapter to our Bose...
  19. Need Help - Very Loud Popping Sound

    AV Home Theater
    So... I was watching Bourne Legacy on BluRay last night for the first time. When the disc/BDP transitioned from the Main Menu to begin the movie, there was a very loud "CRACK" then the sound went dead but the picture continued without missing a beat. My receiver's safeties must have tripped...
  20. Philips 42PFL3603D Flat TV,, PC to TV issues,,,,sound

    System Setup and Connection
    The jist of it is that my PC is connected to my Philips 42PFL3603D flat TV VIA HDMI. My picture comes thru one "channel" (HDMI 3) while the accompanying sound comes in on HDMI 4. Just the other night we watched a movie and it was fine. I got home from work yesterday ready to watch some YouTube...
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