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  1. Blu-ray | DVD | Disc Media Players
    Has anyone read the review on both universal Blue Ray players yet? Sent from my iPad using HTShack
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. Home Theater Projectors
    Hi everyone, This is a great forum. Have learned so much in just a few days. Did try by searching to answer my own question. Projector is BenQ SP890. It is literaly in the mail. About 5 days. The screen is coming together tomorrow. 2:35-1, 300 inch diagnol, 8feet 9inches by 276.00 inches 23...
  5. REW Forum
    Is it possible to use REW to plot the dBa level vs time? I am doing some preliminary testing that requires a graphical representation of spl over time. I use the CM-140 and Soundblaster Live. Any help is greatly appreciated.
  6. Home Audio Speakers
    I've been using two vertically arrayed centers, one above and one below my small (plasma) and large (projector) screens for some time now, after years of using a single standard horizontally arrayed monitor above or below. The voicing is dead center, and very clear and articulate. I notice that...
  7. REW Forum
    Hi all, I've got a feeling this is going to be one of my longer posts so please bare with me... ;) My situation is as follows: some time ago I built a massive 18" sub thx to the great help I got on the forum here. My intention was to place it in a dedicated HT room in our new house, but due to...
  8. Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    My old Sony avr died on me recently so I have somewhat narrowed my replacement choices down to 2 similarly priced (on amazon) receivers, Yamaha 1900 and Marantz 7002. But is a little overwhelmed with the current features available. I currently do not need 3D and only need one HDMI for my oppo...
  9. Home Audio Acoustics
    Still in the planning stages of my HT, but I need to flesh out most of the design so I know exactly what sized space to leave in my basement for it when I build my house. (hopefully late summer/ early fall we can break ground) How important is following a set of ideal audio dimensions if you...
  10. DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    I need a comparison please. I am wondering how the shiva-x will compare to a def tech super cube 1? The shiva x will be in a 2.5 ft3 enclosure with a PR tuned to 20hz. The shiva x will be run with a 500 watt amp. I am guessing the shiva x will have more output down low but how else do they...
  11. Subwoofer Amps | High Pass Filters
    Hi all, I was wondering what the benefits are of different amplifier topologies? I recently borrowed a W-Audio DA-1300 power amp, and found it's sound quality a little rough compared to home audio amplifiers. I am not sure what class of amplification the W-Audio is, its 2x420w 8Ω, 2x 650w 4Ω...
  12. DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    This one is for you Ryan. A few weeks back we had a conversation about that movie soundtrack. I thought that this would illustrate better what kind of sick bass is going on in the HT environment. This is a section of WOTW's where the highway gets blown up and it is the hottest bass section...
  13. Subwoofer Amps | High Pass Filters
    I have been offered a ce2000 for $300$ or a behringer ep4000 for $300$ I have herd great about crown but some hum and dieing issues and same with the behringer but there lesser of a brand from what ive gathered the question is what do you guys think?:huh: Thanks cheers KrazyBassKevin
  14. DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    Hello all I have a question. I am thinking about building a sub from scratch I want to use Birch plywood 13 ply and inside line it with 3/4 MDF resin saturated. Ok what is an "infinite baffle" and I know what a ported enclosure is. Ok I have a huge peavey dth 215 subwoofer. it is ported and...
  15. SPL Meters | Mic's | Calibration | Sound Cards
    I think I'm going to bite the bullet and probably get one of these: U-CONTROL UCA202 or U-PHONO UFO202. Before I click the "buy" button, I want to check with the veterans around hear (bruce ?) to see if there are any compatibility issues with *either* model as pertains to running them with REW...
  16. SPL Meters | Mic's | Calibration | Sound Cards
    Hi all - Quick question that I can't seem to answer from reading the help files. I am using the newer RS Analog meter for calibrating my sub and cannot figure out if I should be using a self-generated CAL file from my soundcard (created through a loopback connection from SPL meter to...
  17. SPL Meters | Mic's | Calibration | Sound Cards
    I am getting the equipment to be able to use REW. I am in the process of acoustically treating my room and I want to be able to get before and after frequency response. In addition, I would like to be able to get the best position for my sub and calibrate my HT speaker levels. I have always done...
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