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  1. REW Forum
    Hi, I'm going through the REW Step-by-Step guide (Rev 5.43, June 3, 2017) and saw it recommends using a boom mic stand. What, if any, is the advantage of a boom stand over a cheaper, generic mic stand? I can find generic mic stands much cheaper and don't want to spend the extra money for...
  2. REW Forum
    Is there any kind of discussion out there on filter types and slopes, advantages / disadvantages? I recall from my passive crossover days that certain filter combinations had certain characteristics, and I assume the same runs true for active dsp crossovers, but I'd be interested in a good...
  3. Audio Processing
    Hi to all members I am not a tech guy so i need your help. I am planning to upgrade my 2.1 speaker system to 5.1ch. Have Lg blu ray player but not used (I don't feel big difference b/w Original Bluray vs Bluray Rip movies). Usually i watched movies on pc with hdmi...
  4. REW Forum
    When using the REW EQ feature it list different type filters e.g. PK,PA, BP and under Q it has a BW/60. Can some one explain what these are/mean to me so I can understand?
  5. Home Audio Speakers
    This is another primer for folks new to home theater. It is not technical but is meant to introduce some concepts to those just starting out in the world of audio. Please feel free to add your input. Speaker Types (Basic) Tower or Floor-standing: These speakers as the name suggests sit on...
  6. Remotes | Cables | Accessories | Tweaks
    This is the start of a quick reference guide for Shacksters who are new to the world of HT and want a quick and dirty explanation of different cable types. Please add your input to this thread to try to make this an easy read for people who may not have quite as much experience with consumer...
  7. System Setup and Connection
    My former home theater system just died..so i picked up a cheap receiver to get by for the next few months before I move..but I am having difficulty figuring out exactly what my best options are to connect this thing. Here is what I have: 1. Toshiba 40" LCD 2. Onkyo HT-S3500 5.1 3. PS3 4. Wii...
  8. Home Audio Subwoofers
    I have a Yamaha 7.1 reciever. My current setup is all Definitive Technology speakers... BP-08 Towers, CLR 2002 center, and 4 BP 1.2x for surrounds. Now I currently run 2 Pro Sub 60 8" subs up front next to my mains. I would like to add 2 12" MTX for some volume. I have compared the 2...
  9. Home Audio Speakers
    Hello, I am curious what you guys normally use to evaluate surrounds. Specifically if you prefer di(/bi/tri/omi)-poles, what movies and, ideally, specific moments in the movies, that in your opinion do not sound right with direct radiators? and, if you are in monopoles camp, what movie can be...
  10. General Screen Discussion
    I just bought a JVC DLA-HD250 and I am looking for a 125 - 130" screen to go with it. After doing some research, I am realizing that there are a lot more screen choices and the process has got me going crazy. :dumbcrazy: Initially I was considering the Da Lite High Contrast Cinema Vision or...
  11. Home Theater Design and Construction
    Dont know if this is the right place for this but....I am building a new house and met with the wiring person the other day....First off he tried to sell me on some outdated connections....Phone jacks in every room. and RJ45 networking. My question regarding this is are RJ45 connections needed...
  12. Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    i am trying to understand different types of amps.......tube, solid, class D, digital etc......how do they differ ?? what do watts per channel for each mean ?? i read somewhere in this forum that somebody is running their 6s on 25wpc !! how is this different than me running the 6s on halo A21...
  13. DIY Speakers
    Would regular aluminum electrolytic caps (20%, with a high enough voltage rating) be okay for a crossover? Would the tolerance and/or type make any difference vs polypropalyne caps?
  14. Home Audio Speakers
    My wife and I were shopping around and she heard ML Summit's playing some classical music. She was extremely impressed. So much so she asked me about them in the car on the way home. Earlier, she gave me size restrictions (speakers) directing me to another room. Sonnie of this site is a big...
  15. Remotes | Cables | Accessories | Tweaks
    Canare crimp RCA's are legendary, but are any compression type RCA's as good such as those made by F-conn or Liberty or ...?... Mike
  16. Home Audio Acoustics
    Here's a proposal for treatment. Since this is our great room, I don't want to go overboard with treatments. Front Corners: (1) or (2 stacked) GIK Tri-traps in each corner Side Walls: (1) GIK 242 on stands at 1st reflection point Some questions: Is there a big difference if I add the 2nd...
  17. HDTV | Video Displays | Processors
    What type of display device do you think give the best picture and perform the best?
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