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  1. Line versus opposed ceiling mount IB

    IB - Infinite Baffle Subwoofer Build Projects
    I'm going to build a ceiling mounted IB subwoofer. I (believe I) have 22" between ceiling joists. The speakers I'm going to use are two Fi IB318's. A 2-in-a-line array is (barely) possible and would require twice as big a hole in the ceiling, and somewhat simpler construction. The alternative is...
  2. Sweep length versus IR Phase

    REW Forum
    I am using a USB calibrated UMIK-1, a USB DAC and REW 5.20 Beta 12. I noticed that the IR plots phase inverts as the sweep length changes between 128K and 1M. Is this normal behavior ? If so, why would the polarity change based on the sweep length ? :huh: TIA
  3. Painted Wall versus Actual Screen

    General Screen Discussion
    Hi All, I am new to this hobby...I use to be really into flying 3d RC airplanes, but just recently sold everything RC related to invest in a home theater (after seeing my planes sit in the garage collecting dust for over a year because I never have time to fly, I figured it was time to let them...
  4. Paradigm Studio 60 versus Signature S6

    Home Audio Speakers
    Anyone compare the Studio 60 versus Signature S6? What did you think, worth the extra cost?
  5. Check levels versus headroom

    REW Forum
    Hello everyone, I'm new to REW and these forums. I have read a few guides on this forum on the topics of for instance what hardware to use for REW and about the hard knee house curve. There is one issue that I'm having that I have not seen mentioned in other threads so that's why I'm making...
  6. Receivers versus Amp/Preamp

    Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    Howdy! I am finishing my basement which will include a new home theater. My equipment is as follows: FR & FL: Martin Logan Ethos Center: Martin Logan Stage X SR & SL: Martin Logan Vanquish RR & RL: Martin Logan Vanquish Subwoofer: Martin Logan Descent i and a variety of extras (e.g. blu ray...
  7. Oppo BDP 103 versus BDP 103-D

    Home Theater System Recommendations
    Folks, I was dead set on purchasing the Oppo BDP-103 up until about five minutes ago. I perused the Oppo website and found that they have what appears to be a 103 on steroids: the 103D. The cost for this item is $599 but if it is worth it, I will fork over the bucks. The rest of my system...
  8. The War of Content Giants: Netflix versus HBO

    Home Theater, Audio and Video News
    The way we watch content in our home theaters and living rooms is changing. Last week the LA Times reported that Netflix has surpassed Home Box Office (HBO) in total United States subscribers for the first time ever. The score is now Netfix: 31 million U.S. subscribers, HBO: 29. The...
  9. Open shelf versus ceiling mount

    Home Theater Projectors
    When installing a projector for ceiling installation is there any benefit to installing an open shelf versus a manufactored ceiling mount? My projector install is going to require center of lens to be about 22" down from finished ceiling. A shelf would be easy to install and unobtrusive as well...
  10. SVS SB13 Ultra versus SVS PB13 Ultra

    Hello fellow subiotologists! Is the SVS PB13, which is $400 more than the SB13, worth it? I will be using my new home theater for video and audio alike. I am a huge music enthusiast and want every aspect of my system to be accurate. Here is what I know so far: The big difference between the...
  11. preamp of harmony hall usb-1 versus nad pp2i

    CD Players | Turntables
    Hi i have a turntable harmony usb-1. I have two choices to plug in my receiver ( pioneer vsx60) : 1) Use my pre-amp nad pp2i (turntable set on phono) 2) Use the pre-amp on the turntable directly ... What will be the better choice ?
  12. MPEG4 AAC SBR for HDTV broadcast versus audio quality for high end or descent systems

    Audio Processing
    Hello to everyone: i was wondering if MPEG 4 AAC SBR or HE profiles meets the audiophile grade requirements for a good audio experience in HDTV television broadcasts? i am wondering because where i am from we adopted an system of HDTV that uses MPEG4 for video and M4A AAC SBR for audio...
  13. Onkyo 818 versus onkyo pre pro

    Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    Is the audio processing of the 818 superior to the 885. I have a good amp so the only difference will be pre part of the 818. Thanks Joel
  14. Reference Versus Preference.

    HDTV | Video Displays | Processors
    What is your take on this, does ISF calibration mean the best we can get out of our tv's or should we tweak to where we think it should be? :ponder:
  15. Power consumption versus power output

    Subwoofer Amps | High Pass Filters
    Hopefully this will get enough attention in this section... How are the two related? As in, if i were to put a Kill A Watt inline with my amplifier and it said 500 watts. Is there any correlation between that and output? I'm sure efficiency plays into it or something. Just wanting to learn...
  16. Downward versus upward firing

    DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    Hey there, I'm in the final stages of integrating a sub I just built into my home theater. I built a PR designed sub with a TC Sound LMS 5400 and two AESpeakers PR-18 1600s. It was originally designed to be a downward firing sub (that is, it can sit 6" off the ground). Since the sub will be...
  17. Denon 2312 versus 3312 - any opinions?

    Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    Hi All - Has anyone compared these denon receivers? Thanks
  18. Cambridge versus Oppo

    Blu-ray | DVD | Disc Media Players
    Has anyone read the review on both universal Blue Ray players yet? Sent from my iPad using HTShack
  19. OC703 versus Linacoustic on side walls

    Home Theater Design and Construction
    Having followed along here and at the AVS forum, I'd come to the conclusion that I'd do the wall behind my AT screen with 2" OC703 and use 2" OC703 for corner bass traps. But, I was going to line the side and back walls with 1" Linacoustic covered by GOM. However, it turns out that the local...
  20. Monitor Radius versus Apex

    Home Theater System Recommendations
    Hello all, I'm a newbie, looking for some guidance on a 5.1 system. Background: I don't know anything about speakers. I had a local AV business in for a consultation and based on my input he recommended Monitor Radius speakers for a 5.1 system in my basement TV room (specifically R90HD front...