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  1. AV Home Theater
    Sorry if this seems lazy. I've read some posts but just get completely lost in all the information So I've always fooled with A/V, but could only ever afford box package systems. Finally found myself able to afford some nice toys and built myself a home theatre. 120" projector screen. Hi def...
  2. New Member Introductions
    Hi there, I am from Austria and do Live Audio system setups and Studio/ Live mixing.
  3. Home Theater System Recommendations
    Hi all, I'm moving into a smaller home where i'll have only a single lounge room for my current home theatre / audio setup that was originally in two separate rooms. I had in the study a Yamaha HTR-2067 amp (5 speakers and a sub), a Behringer Microphono PP400 Phono Preamp, and a Pro-Ject RPM...
  4. New Member Introductions
    Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears form the eyes of woman Ludwig van Beethoven
  5. New Member Introductions
    I have a deep passion for music & film and have spent my life learning all that is possible in achieving the highest level of musical enjoyment
  6. Remotes | Cables | Accessories | Tweaks
    Looking for some advice on selecting not just a remote that'll control the living room HT system (6 components - TV, BDP, AVR, Cable Box, and a couple of gaming consoles - pretty simple), but will also be good for lighting and other plug-in devices around the home. Would prefer WiFi or RF...
  7. Remotes | Cables | Accessories | Tweaks
    Principles of Mechanical Isolation and Mass-Coupling To Control Vibration In A/V Systems Cones, dots, blocks of maple, blocks of marble, magnets, ball bearings. Do they isolate? Do they couple? Do they help? Are they a waste of time and money? It is up to us as A/V consumers to use our...
  8. Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    Discovered today that BGW amps seem to be a pretty good bargain in certain used-gear arenas. So much so that in terms of $/watt, I'd almost be foolish NOT to grab one (or two or six). So, anyone have any experience with BGW? Favorite models, things to avoid, or general thoughts?
  9. REW Forum
    The AES journal has a very interesting (and lengthy) article this month by Floyd Toole on measuring and calibrating many kinds of audio system, worth a read - it should be free to download without registration or payment: The measurement and calibration of sound reproducing systems
  10. System Setup and Connection
    Hi, how are you. I have a Samsung HT-D5300 and a RCA RT2911 home theater system. I have them running at the same time. I have them hooked up with the AUX INPUT. Meaning I have a (2 × 3.5mm) cable, and a (RCA TO 3.5) on each home theater system aux input. And i just plug my ipod or my phone to...
  11. New Member Introductions
    Hi all, I am interested mostly in ribbons, dsp, active and multi sub-woofer systems. It seems, there is a lot of such info on this site. regards
  12. REW Forum
    (How) can I use REW to measure big venue systems? Systems where the direct sound may have a flight time of ~100ms and ETC of several seconds? Are there any special steps/modifications I need made to make this work? It seems I have to increase the IR windows, as ETC is not down to -60dB within...
  13. System Setup and Connection
    Frank Van Alstine has finally released (or taking orders for builds) his second revision of the ABX Switch box, which is suppose to be the king daddy of ABX switching. It sure looks promising. We have looked at one for doing some AB testing between various pieces of equipment. I figured while...
  14. Rocky Mountain Audio Fest (RMAF) '13 Show Coverage
    TAD Labs/Blue Smoke Entertainment Systems - Room 2016 Component | MSRP Blue Smoke Entertainment Systems Black Box II | $3,995 Blue Smoke Entertainment Systems 384/32 Digital Output | $2,995 TAD Evolution -1 Loudspeakers | $29,500 TAD D600 SACD Player (used for DAC only at show) |...
  15. Rocky Mountain Audio Fest (RMAF) '13 Show Coverage
    Sanders Sound Systems - Room 529 Component | MSRP Sanders Model 10c Speaker System | $14,000 Behringer DCX2496 Modified Crossover | Included w/ System Sanders Magtech Stereo Amplifier | $4,500 (One Unit Included w/ System) Sanders Preamplifier | $4,500 ESL Speaker Cable (ESL Panel)|...
  16. Home Theater, Audio and Video News
    Orb Audio is known in the home theater industry as a company that delivers really great sound quality at an incredibly competitive price. A simple search of reviews will show you tons of people around the globe who choose Orb to live up to their slogan, "small speakers, big sound" and prove...
  17. Video Game Systems | Video Games
    Sony classic coming to current systems, says job ad A new job ad posted by HD Collection developer Bluepoint Games suggests another classic Sony property is on the way to modern consoles. “We are currently bringing a Sony classic to current game systems,” Bluepoint...
  18. Home Theater System Recommendations
    I have a huge dilemma between which set of speakers I should purchase. It is between the Definitive Technology Pro Cinema 60.6 speakers and the Pinnacle 350 W MB6000 Microburst. The Pinnacles are on sale on dell.com for $250 marked down from $600 so they look like a steal. Here are the links...
  19. Home Theater Room Photos (Finished Rooms Only)
    so these are my systems right now: home theater Equipment: Optoma Pro160s Projector DaLite 110" 16:9 screen (was a pull down but cut off screen and mounted on wall with crown molding around it) Sony STR-DH820 avr Panasonic DMP-BD65 Blu Ray Player RCA dvd player/burner Pioneer CLD-D504 Laser Disc...
  20. Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    I am a big proponent for receiver systems but understand the convenience of the new 'sonos' type setups as well. I created a device "blumoo" that connects to typical receiver systems and allows you to use your phone as the remote control for the system and allows you to stream your music to your...
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