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  1. SPL Meters | Mic's | Calibration | Sound Cards
    I bought an Asus Xonar Essence ST card a few months ago, because I often listen to my headphones at my computer. I wanted to get the HDAV H6 multichannel DAC to try a surround system, but since around December I've found no stock on the card. Does anyone know if this thing been discontinued...
  2. REW Forum
    Hi...I am attempting to redo my SW measurements. Of course, I can't get the graphs to show up as they did the last time-in fact, it doesn't even look like a measurement of my SW. Can anyone tell me from the pic what I have done wrong and how to fix it? Bob
  3. REW Forum
    Hi, I'm trying put EQ filter data in my DEQ2496 and see what's change in REW measure. Seems something wrong in my operation: the result is worst then the measure with no equalize. Original measure Measure with EQ filter data put in DEQ2496 These are data I put manually in the equaliser...
  4. Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    This may seem like a simple question to some of you, but what has happened that manufacturers are only putting preouts on their top end models? I bought my receiver ~ 5 years ago as a sophomore in high school. At the time, I didn't have a real job and could only save up enough money for the...
  5. Home Audio Acoustics
    Hi All, So, while I am at it - how do you measure the resonant frequency of a Helmholtz resonator? Seems to be a bit of a paradox to me trying to measure the resonant frequency of something you are trying to tune to a room mode - where you will have a peak anyway - and if you try to measure it...
  6. Home Audio Acoustics
    I have an awful peak at a certain low frequency - more about that in another thread - so I have decided to try to combat it using panel absorbers. I have built a couple - they are boxes, so I can move them around - but I have no idea how to confirm the resonant frequency and I haven't found a...
  7. HDTV | Video Displays | Processors
    What type of TV is better for gaming and the movement/action that comes with it, LCD or plasma? Please briefly explain your logic. Thanks for your help.
  8. DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    Fi Audio, long time no talk. I see you car audio line up got revamped. You've gone with a single magnet design on the BTL, Q, and SSD. Will this design trickle down to the IB3 and or any home theater subs you have in the works? Thanks Curious in Texas
  9. DIY Repair and Maintenance
    I have an NHT crossover that seems to be stuck at one frequency all the adjustments seems whack, Is there an easy way to find the defective component with a multimeter?
  10. AV Home Theater
    Will we be seeing more and more "non-thrilling" movies getting released straight to video in the near future? Most of my typical middle-class friends who don't care much about theatrics now have large HDTVs and at the very least a HTIB system, and things are cheap enough at this point that I...
  11. REW Forum
    I did a near field measurement of my Peerless 12"xls and got this. It dosen't look right. Am I doing something wrong? YTommyD
  12. CD-BD-DVD Music | Vinyl Records
    I'd like to hear from those who have compared vinyl vs CD. What differences did you notice and what was your preference? Of course, this means comparing with everything the same, except the source - the same track on CD then vinyl. As soon as you compare with different speakers or tracks, or...
  13. REW Forum
    I apologize if this information is somewhere else... I've looked and read lots of information but haven't really seen these questions answered. I used REW and adjusted/calibrated a BFD1124 to improve my subwoofer by eliminating 1 big and 1 modest peak. I have a good graph with a house curve...
  14. Home Theater Projectors
    I saw one at perfect mounts that might fit the bill (4") but was wondering if anyone knew a different one that might be better. Epson 6100
  15. SVSound
    I'm highly anticipating SVS' new sealed subs. I have an SB12 which I think is great, and I've been eyeing the other sealed subs from the competitors that seem great (have either more output or/and most importantly more extension). I'm looking for a second system sub which is going to replace a...
  16. Home Audio Speakers
    My home theater consists of the following: Display: Panasonic TH-42PW5 DVD Player: Harman Kardon DVD 30 A/V Receiver: Harman Kardon AVR 8500 Mains: Klipsch RF-7 Center: Klipsch RC-7 Surrounds: Klipsch RS-7 Subwoofer: None (Seaton Sound SubMersive on order) I setup my home theater back in 2004...
  17. AV Home Theater
    I live in NYC (East Harlem) next to a 24hr car wash so my ambient noise can be really high. But in the absence of someone going through the car wash with subs ablazing it is 54dB with no A/C and 61dB with. How about you?
  18. Home Audio Speakers
    Hiyas, I have purchased the new Yamaha RX-V665. 90wx7 / 630w AVR. This will be a 6.1 channel. Thank you, This is not rocket science, I don’t want to blow the speaker drivers by using the wrong gauge wire, I wish then NOT to look so obtrusive going up the corners or along the baseboards, but...
  19. REW Forum
    Over the weekend, I inserted three EQ's into my system to correct the levels on my left/center/right. I worked towards a flat response curve, taming peaks and boosting valleys. The result is much improved balance...much smoother blend of sound. I also tuned my sub (no eq yet) and got the...
  20. HDTV | Video Displays | Processors
    Hello All, I am looking to place a nice HD TV on my patio, It is covered but Moisture is still apparent several times per year. for the most part the weather is good with no freezing temps. Has anyone seen a thread or personally know of any research that's been done on what works best...
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