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  1. Worth upgrading existing drivers?

    DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    Hi all, I had an old JBL Synthesis S400 Stereo Subwoofer Amplifier (2 x 200W @ 4 Ohms) lying around and I’ve been experimenting with 2 Mordaunt Short 309i active Subwoofers (175W @ 4 Ohms) that I picked up cheap as they had blown amps so I’m using them as passive by just feeding the drivers...
  2. Upgrading Audio on Logitech Z5500

    Audio Processing
    Can you upgrade the audio format on a Logitech Z5500 sound system e.g DTS HD to DTS X via an AV Receiver. I found a thread that explains how to connect the sound system including sub to an AV receiver so you can at least connect it to a AV receiver. I have been using the speakers for many years...
  3. Upgrading With Two Stereo Integrity HST12's

    Sealed Subwoofer Build Projects
    This is a continuation of my modest build that you can read about over here. I chose these drivers because of their compact size requirements, expected impact and relative cost. I have an odd shaped room and wanted more output to work with than not enough, so I bought two. So here's the...
  4. Need help upgrading home theater system, basic to good!

    AV Home Theater
    I have had my current set-up for a couple years and am ready for an upgrade. Current set-up is a pair of Polk 55's with a CS10 center, 35b's in the back and a BIC-F12 sub. While these are decent but far from desirable. I was on a strict budget and was the best I could do. But it is time to move...
  5. Upgrading from HK AVR-635...Onkyo TX SR705 or is it a downgrade? Others?

    Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    Hello! I cannot complain about my HK AVR-635..it has been a powerhouse for like 8 years at least, but I have been considering a newer receiver to use the built in calibration options. My fears are how powerful something like the TX SR 705 is going to be compared to my Harman Kardon. I mean REAL...
  6. Which model for upgrading Onkyo TX-NR515

    Home Theater System Recommendations
    Hello, I would like to have some advice. If I would upgrade my Onkyo receiver TX-NR515 which model would you advice to me? The speakers I have are Klipsch RP-250 floorstands, center and a Klipsch RS110W subwoofer. the rears are Q-Acoustics 2010. Actually I would like to know if I would hear a...
  7. Help upgrading from HTiB - Product Select & Set up

    Home Theater System Recommendations
    Hi all! Long time lurker of the forums, only posted a few times but have found everyone to be tremendously helpful. I haven't reached the five post limit quite yet so I am adding pictures as attachments. I hope they come across. If not I will come back after a couple of more posts... I'm...
  8. Upgrading from SI HT-15 D2 to HST-15

    Ported Subwoofer Build Projects
    So I've got the bug again. I've seen the new HST drivers from Stereo Integrity and Dang Gum they look purty. So now I'm thinking. I currently am rocking the following: Stereo Integrity 15" D2 woofer (wired for 4 ohms) + DIYSoundGroup ported Cube 15 + Dayton SA1000 amp (with subsonic filter...
  9. SVS Ultra crossover upgrading DIY

    Home Audio Speakers
    My uncle wants me to upgrade the crossover within the SVS Ultra. anybody have any experience of modifying crossovers? I had taken a photo of the crossover board when I swapped my warrantied woofer out and he claims the caps are about 20 cents and the inductors are iron core and I could really...
  10. Upgrading from W1070

    Home Theater Projectors
    Hey everyone. I currently have a W1070, and it's been a great PJ, but I'm looking to upgrade (I got the itch...) I've been eyeing the Epson 5030UB, Sony 40ES, and the Panasonic ae8000. Having a hard time deciding between them. The theater is a 12x18 fully light controlled room, with the PJ...
  11. Upgrading previous HDTV

    Video Calibration
    How's it going fellas? I took apart my previous HDTV wondering what was causing the shifting clouded area and also wanting to learn more about them. 1 of the 2 copper ribbon cables was cut in half which I believe is what was causing the odd cloud on the TV that was only if the screen was white...
  12. Upgrading Home Theater

    Home Theater System Recommendations
    I am considering upgrading my basement home theater. First priority is a new sub to replace the Sony sub I have now. Second priority is either add two surround speakers or move my current front speakers to surrounds and add 3 bookshelf speakers for my front stage. dimensions are 27 ft deep x 15...
  13. Upgrading Front Three Speakers - Suggestions?

    Home Theater System Recommendations
    Ok, due to my recent research on upgrading my front three speakers, and with the help of the fine folks on this forum, my budget has been adjusted up from $1500 to $2000 to ensure I get something that is a bit more “future-proof”. Not saying this’ll be the last set of speakers I ever buy, just...
  14. I'm getting so obsessed with my home theater that I'm thinking about upgrading my receiver after 6 months.

    Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    Hello people. Since I'm on a budget, I picked my receiver and speakers mainly for it's price and not it's features. Finally after 8 months of buying the system piece by piece, I was able to get my surround speakers to complete my actual 5.0 setup. Now that this phase is complete I'm finally...
  15. considering upgrading my onkyo 906 to 929

    AV Home Theater
    Is this a good move? Only thinking of doing so because 906 doesn't support 3d
  16. Upgrading Fried O/4 Subwoofers

    DIY Speakers
    I built these O/4's twenty years ago. One of the Carbonneau CG-258R 10" woofers has some damage. Fried used to sell upgrades for their speakers. Any suggestions for new guts for my transmission lines?
  17. Upgrading an old reliable-Win8?

    Computers | HTPC | Media Servers
    I've been using Win7 as my HTPC OS but have been sitting on a Win8 upgrade for almost a year. I know my hardware can run it and it is a nice low-watt setup. I'll be upgrading to a couple terabyte hard drives so I am thinking of at least doing an OS upgrade. Anyone have any recommendations...
  18. Upgrading with audio quality as a priority

    Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    I'm trying to get some input regarding plans for an upgrade to our home theater system. Minimally, we will be replacing our AVR and our television. Audio quality is a big priority, as is the ability to accommodate analog input. My working assumption is that I should avoid AVRs or...
  19. Help Upgrading

    Home Theater System Recommendations
    I just purchased and installed a new 80" Sharp so my budget for upgrading my sound has been reduced. I have a Harman Kardon HK247 7.1 receiver - Atlantic Technology FS-3200 on wall speakers - and a 10" Velodyne sub. I'm thinking going to a newer more powerful receiver will wake the on wall...
  20. Upgrading my Projector..

    Home Theater Projectors
    I'm currently using an Epson EX3212..The native resolution is only 800x600...I'm trading it in today for the Epson 710HD and the native resolution on that is 1280x800..Will I see a big difference??..The 3212 shows a lot of pixels, will I still see a lot with the 710HD??..I know I should save up...