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  1. What type of driver should I use?

    DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    i want to build a new subwoofer for my home theater system but I'm not sure what kind of driver to use. I will be listening primarily to music but want it to sound good for movies as well. I'm going for something that will be accurate but will also play loud and low. I want a 15" driver and...
  2. What subsonic filter should I use?

    DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    I've modeled some 13av.2's in a 3cu tuned to 17hz, but now I need a high pass filter for them at 15hz. I'm powering these with a EP4000. That creates a problem for the eq.2 as Elemental Designs does not recommend them with pro amps (plus theyre out of stock for at least 100+ days according to...
  3. Panasonic PT AE4000u settings, What do you use?

    Home Theater Projectors
    Hi everyone, Me again. Hope no one objects to me posting another thread about the Panasonic AE4000 but I wonder if it would be good to have a dedicated thread on what setting people use who have this model? It seems that right out of the box the Cinima1 mode seems to be the choice most...
  4. AudioQue Drivers for HT use?

    DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    Has anyone had any experience using these drivers for home theater, paritcularly the HDC3 18"? Any opinions on how this would perform compared to a Fi Q18" in a large ported enclosure? Thanks Dane
  5. EV Aristocrat Corner Speaker - Which Woofer To Use?

    DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    I have an EV Aristocrat II corner speaker. Somebody gave it to me years ago. In the past I experimented with it some but only recently have learned more about it. Of all the many subs I've worked with over the years the EV Aristocrat is the only one that put out a strong 30Hz tone I could hear...
  6. Which "Mono Mode" to Use?

    Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    Hello Friends. If this isn't the correct place of the forum to put this question to all our knowledgeable folk, I leave it to moderators to indeed find the more appropriate section and move it at will. My apologies in advance if it wasn't the correct area... I was wondering what some of you...
  7. Dell E6400 internal sound card use?

    REW Forum
    I'm looking for an inexpensive way to use REW (possible?? ;) ) on my laptop. I can't seem to get my E6400 to use the mic input instead of the built in mic. Just shows no input levels. The control panel mentions 24 bit / 48Khz sampling, so I'm assuming it will be decent for this purpose. I...
  8. What cable to use?

    Remotes | Cables | Accessories | Tweaks
    My head is going to explode my mind is being pulled left then right then left and right agian. I have a onkyo TX SR 705 with a LG BD 390 i have been told by a tech to use HDMI for video and coax for audio? YES OR NO or what would you use...
  9. Is this sub any good for HT use?

    DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    I want a cheap 15 that will go low in a box around 120L Will this do the trick? Earthquake DBXI-15 FS 21HZ QES 1.13 QMS 5.98 QTS 0.45 XMAX 88.9mm SPL 88db BL 26.8TM VAS 91.1L RE 4ohm 750WRMS
  10. My first post-will this car sub work for home use?

    DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    Hey guys, I am new to this forum. I am looking to do a subwoofer build and need some advice. I have an "Exile xpe 12d" subwoofer, and wonder if it can be used for home use. This 12" sub has dual 4 ohm voice coils and is build like a tank, with a 600 watt rms rating, and a 38mm peak to...
  11. Car sub for home use?

    Ported Subwoofer Build Projects
    Can i use my Kicker CVX's with good results? I've got 2 & would like to build 2 sperate boxes for them but this thing with modeling, port volocity, and tuning is all new to me. I checked out the winISD and only left more confused. I don't have alot of room so i'd like to keep the boxes under 5...
  12. What turntable do you still use?

    CD Players | Turntables
    With the love of vinyl still strong amongst our members I though a dedicated thread with photos of your prize possession should be in order. I bought this Sony PS-T20 (Although not by any means high end) off my church for $25 about 10 years ago and it still works flawlessly. I recently replaced...
  13. What cable/TV service do you use?

    AV Home Theater
    I know that the answer may vary greatly depending on geographic area, providers available and the like, but I was curious what my fellow AV lovers use to watch their favorite TV programs. Cable (provider) AT&T Uverse (or competitor) Satellite (provider) Screw 'em all! (downloads or internet)...
  14. What kind of wire should I use?

    Remotes | Cables | Accessories | Tweaks
    I'm building my dream theater in my 2 car garage that I have been planning for 6 years or so. I have a Earthquake Cinenova 5 channel (300 Watts/Ch) and Klipsch La Scalas as the main front speakers Klipsch Heresy as center and haven't decided yet on the rear yet. I'm running wire from my...
  15. Adding protection to mini monitors for sub use?

    DIY Speakers
    I built a pair of mini monitors for a friend and now he wants to incorporate a subwoofer into the system. How do I cut the low frequency to the monitors to about 80 Hz? Thanks for looking!
  16. So what Remote do you use?

    Remotes | Cables | Accessories | Tweaks
    Hello Everyone, Since I am new to this forum and a bit of a Remote junkie, I wanted to know what remote systems you all generally use. Let us know what you use. Is it for a single room or a whole house solution? Is it IR, RF, WiFi, Zigbee etc? If any, what type of base antenna? pros? cons...
  17. Crossover Caps - What types are okay to use?

    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?
  18. Receiver Surround modes, What should you use?

    AV Home Theater
    As more and more surround modes become available on new receivers the confusion over what mode I should use for a particular surround format on DVDs and BluRay movies. Below is a bit of info as to what works best with what format...
  19. Which receiver audio mode should I use?

    AV Home Theater
    I just pieced together a home theater system, sony 46" 1090p, 5.1 speaker system, with an Onkyo SR-503 receiver. I have the optical cable from the samsung blueray connected to the receiver with the video connected to the TV via HDMI. I'm getting confused with all of the surround mode settings...
  20. Which Encoder to use?

    Computers | HTPC | Media Servers
    There are several choices to choose from for my iPod. AAC Encoder at 320kB bit rate AIFF Encoder at unknown Bit Rate Apple Lossless Encoder at unknown Bit Rate MP3 Encoder at 320kB bit rate WAV Encoder at unknown Bit Rate I have a 160gB iPod, so im not worried about size of songs. I just want...