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  1. System Setup and Connection
    I'm curious if i would be better running my RCA cables from my DAC to my amp (Cambridge 540a V2 - one set of pre-outs) to the sub, (x-sub or scamp), OR, from the DAC to the SUB making use of its low pass filter, and then out to the Amp? Sorry if this is a silly question! My concern is my amp...
  2. System Setup and Connection
    I know this a long message but wanted to provide as much information as possible. Can any one point me in a direction. I am new to the surround sound and subwoofer enviorment. Thanks I have a ONKYO TX-SR605 AV Receiver and I am trying to get the subwoofer to be recognized by the automatic...
  3. Home Audio Subwoofers
    I was digging through my museum of hi-fi and came across some Boston Acoustics Subsat 6 speakers. They were a pair of 2-way bookshelf speakers with a passive subwoofer. How do I hook these things up? The subwoofer has some left/right inputs, but no kind of crossover to send a signal back out...
  4. Home Theater Design and Construction
    Just started a HT in my house and have several questions reqarding wiring. The theater has a cabinet area to house the HT components. The HT is 15x20. Going all out and want to make it future proof as possible 1. Do you use smurf tube to run wiring to projector area from cabinet...
  5. DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    I have a pair of CSS SDX-15's that I will be powering from a single amp (most likely the trusty EP-2500). The SDX-15's haev dual, 2-ohm voice coils so they can be wired in series for 4 ohms or parallel for 1 ohm. A pair could then be wired in series for a total load of 2 ohms or 8 ohms. From...
  6. Home Theater Design and Construction
    My thoughts have turned to the next stage of our build: the foundations and concrete slab. Obviously all the plumbing drains need to be part of the slab, but what of the wiring? I've noticed a number of slabs with much of the electrical wiring buried inside as well, and wonder if that should...
  7. Home Audio Subwoofers
    I just bought 2 older Snell 750Thx passive subs and need to Know the best way to wire and power them.The subs are rated at 200 watts @ 8 ohms. I have a Yamaha P2201 pro amp that is rated 230 per ch. @ 8 ohms,But Crown recommends 1.6 to 2.5 the power for the speaker rating, So shouild I get a...
  8. DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    How do I wire my EP2500 to my fiQ-18 D-2. I am almost finished with my nasty sonosub build and i wanna hear it play. A simple schematic in paint would be worth a thousand words. I used to do car audio stuff ~10 years ago and I some how forgot how to bridge and parallel/series wire things...
  9. Pro Audio
    Note: This article was originally written for home theater installations, so please forgive all the references you’ll see to non-professional equipment. Naturally the techniques are relevant to home studios as well; only the type of wiring and wall plates/termination panels are different...
  10. Home Theater Design and Construction
    Note: This thread is locked as these articles are for informational purposes only. Please address questions or discussion to this thread. Also, please PM me if you notice any picture links that show up dead. If I failed to make some step in the process less than clear, please post a question...
  11. Remotes | Cables | Accessories | Tweaks
    Does anyone have experience wiring a new home with a dedicated home theatre room? I have heard it's best to put the HT room on it's own circuit -- does that mean you still have one meter box, but two separate fuse boxes? Or two meter boxes? Or a single meter/fuse box, but run the electricals...
  12. AV Home Theater
    I have two stereos in two rooms, can anyone suggest how to put my sources (tuner, CD changer, etc.) in one room and play either stereo or both at the same time. Controlling the sources is no problem. There may be some way to run cables from preamp to preamp that would work.
  13. REW Forum
    A little confused on the wiring-- the more common setup seems to be as posted in the attached jpeg. However, I have found a few references on the web where the left channel of the pc output is connected to the left channel of the pc line in. I do not understand why one would want this feedback...
  14. DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    So, if I have two 12's with a 4ohm voicecoil, how would I wire it so it would still produce a 4ohm load on a single channel, say, from a plate amp? I need a diagram. -_-
  15. Home Theater Design and Construction
    I ran a bunch of CAT5 into my home theater during construction because I figured it would future proof it. CAT5 can be used for phone, ethernet, and other transport (a buddy of mine is replicating a video signal from room to room). My issue is how to terminate it. Obviously at the room, I...
  16. System Setup and Connection
    I've been looking at the Oppo 971 and am deciding how I should wire it. I'd like you guys to see if you find any glaring problems. I've got two ideas, one the video signal might suffer (cable lenth), the other audio might suffer (cable lenth). And other general advantages/disadvantages to each...
  17. Home Theater Projectors
    My wife and I have a photography studio and recently purchased a projector to use in presenting photos to clients. I want to install this unit on the ceiling and have the laptop in an adjoining room. The photos would initiallb put on the desktop in another room and wirelessly transmitted to...
  18. Remotes | Cables | Accessories | Tweaks
    I have a digital cable box (Comcast) with HDMI jack, a dvd/vhs unit with HDMI jack, and a Sharp SD-SP-10 2.1 sound system with optic inputs. If I hook the cable box to the tv with HDMI, and the dvd unit to the tv with hdmi (tv has two hdmi inputs) and connect the optic jacks on both units to...
  19. DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    Sorry for the long post, but I wanted to put in enough info to make what I was doing somewhat clear. I have a Yamaha HTR-5860 that I will be putting into a 26'x15.5'x9' room with a 3'x6' fireplace protruding into the room midway along one of the long walls, and a bay window in the middle of one...
  20. Home Audio Subwoofers
    When building my home a few years ago I was instructed by a "HT INSTALLER" to use coax cable for subwoofer runs through the walls. While it does make for a neat and clean appearance, does it affect sound quality. I recently purchased a SVS PB12-Plus/2, and I have noticed an impressive upgrade...
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