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  1. Anybody know what's up with the HDAV H6?

    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. What's Wrong w/ this Pic of SW?

    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. Applying EQ filter, get worst response: what's wrong?

    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. What's happened to AVR preouts?

    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. What's the frequency, Hermann?

    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. What's the frequency?

    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. What's Better for Gaming?

    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. Fi. What's new with you?

    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. How do I figure out what's wrong with my crossover?

    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. What's the next step for theaters?

    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. What's wrong with this?

    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. Post Padding Thread

    This is it... the famous post padding thread so that you can get your first five post out of the way quickly. The old post padding thread got wiped out accidentally... we apologize to those who may be inconvenienced.
  13. Vinyl vs CD - what's your experience?

    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...
  14. So what's next?

    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...
  15. I have a 7' ceiling. What's the "flushest" mount for a great price?

    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
  16. So, what's the latest news on the new SB sealed subs?

    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...
  17. What's happening to my Klipsch speakers?

    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...
  18. What's your ambient noise?

    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?
  19. What's more practical 16 or 18 gauge wire?

    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...
  20. What's my EQ'd "ideal" target

    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...