Home Theater Forum and Systems banner


  1. Is there something wrong with my mic?

    SPL Meters | Mic's | Calibration | Sound Cards
    I hope that I am not posting this in the wrong place. My apologies if I do. I am trying to figure out where the flat line comes from starting around 12kHz, as it seems to be only happening with my speakers. I am not sure if this is the mic, as it produces different results per different...
  2. What am I doing wrong?

    REW Forum
    I have a Classe calibration mic and a focusrite 2i2 interface (2 inputs, one L and one R out). There is a left out going to one speaker and a R out looping back to input 2. The mic is on input 1. I calibrated the soundcard. I check the levels for the sweep and get -14db. I do the sweep and have...
  3. Is This Possible If So What am I doing Wrong?

    System Setup and Connection
    MANIN ZONE: Connected to a Denon 4520 AVR is an Ayon Amp running in direct mode. The Ayon is connected to the pre outs of Zone 1 of the Denon AVR. Also connected to the Denon AVR is an Apple Tv, and Blu Ray Player. No issues with Main Zone set up. ZONE 2: This is where the issue is: Connected to...
  4. Why is this wrong?

    System Setup and Connection
    This might be a pretty ignorant question although I cannot find out the reason why it is wrong so I need some help. I have an awkward living room. In order for the LCR to be on the same horizontal plane I have to move all 3 up towards the ceiling maybe 12 -13" down from it. On image 1 and 2 you...
  5. My First REW measurement -What is wrong?

    REW Forum
    Hi, I just did my first REW measurement today and i dont know if something wrong with it. I used UMIK-1 microphone and HDMI with my latest IntelNUC6i5SYK. I followed the step by step guide room-eq-wizard-101-v4.3.pdf I put the mic at MLP and i measured the sub response with Audyssey ON and...
  6. What's wrong with this picture?

    Home Audio Speakers
    A $250,000.00 set of speakers. Could you make do it better for less? What I see is ridiculous. --Dick Sullivan
  7. Painting the room Black, just seems wrong.

    AV Home Theater
    Right now I feel certifiably insane. Anyone remember the first time they bought black paint and started painting the room Black?! This just seems wrong for some reason. All my life I have painted rooms white, cream, almond, ... and tried my best to make them look super nice like a model home...
  8. REW RTA - must be doing something wrong

    REW Forum
    So, I'm trying to take some simple RTA measurements using a Dayton Umm6, their provided calibration file, and uncorrelated (stereo) pink noise. My measurements are coming up with more slant than my ears hear. Comparing it to my housecurve you'd think it was super bass heavy (+30db above vocals)...
  9. Is there some thing wrong with my Soundcard?

    REW Forum
    I just calibrated my sound card, but the curve does look as like one in the REW help. Is there some thing wrong with my card or am I missing a step?
  10. Help - what am I doing wrong? USB Mic gain on mac...

    REW Forum
    Just started with REW yesterday! First attempts at measurement seem to indicate something badly wrong with my setup, but I'm flummoxed. My Setup: MacBook Pro (OS 10.9.5) HDMI out to my receiver, testing one channel at a time as per these instructions USB UMIK-1 Sweep 0Hz to...
  11. Got my new sub amp / guess I got the wrong one

    Subwoofer Amps | High Pass Filters
    Well I was all happy cause I got a INUKE 3000, but when it arrived I see that it don't have the DSP, guess I should have paid more attention ( I thought they all had DSP ) any way , should I try to return this and get one with DSP , or use this one ?
  12. Anything wrong with the way panel layout for this subwoofer

    Sealed Subwoofer Build Projects
    Hi I have 4x 15" JBL GTO1514 drivers and an inuke3000dsp. I'm building sealed subwoofers because I don't have any room for ported designs. I've designed 2 cabinets that can (potentially) stack on top of each other (if needed). Each cabinet has 2x drivers with a volume of about 160L (5.5 cubic...
  13. Something's Wrong....

    REW Forum
    So I am getting frustrated with REW and I'm sure it's an easy fix for someone who has gone thru this before. Here is my setup and signal flow: UMIK Mic->MacBook Pro->HDMI Out (Soundflower)->Front HDMI Input of Oppo 103d->RX-A3040->Martin Logan 40s, 50XT, FX, Motion 2s, SVS PB2000. I have read...
  14. Is there something wrong with my DAC/Pre ?

    Two Channel Audio
    Hi, I’ve a Audio Research DS-pre and is experiencing some strange happening that need help to find out (or narrow down) exactly what is wrong with my unit. My stereo is intergraded into my Home Theater setup (ie L/R pre-out from Onkyo AVR 3008). I’ve experienced some problem with the ARC...
  15. Is something wrong with my Center speaker? REW measurements included.

    REW Forum
    Sorry if this is the wrong forum for this post but I'm hoping people more experienced in reading REW would be more likely to see this post than in the main Speaker forum. Mods move if needed please. I've measured my MartinLogan Motif and personally I feel like there's something off about the...
  16. doing something wrong or need a newer sound card?

    SPL Meters | Mic's | Calibration | Sound Cards
    I've been trying to calibrate my sound card with REW (have tried both on Mac and Windows) and I'm pretty sure I'm following the instructions correctly. At the end of each attempt, I get a message saying the variations between 20hz and 20000hz are 85dB (best result) to 130dB (worst result) and I...
  17. what am I doing wrong? No sound in digital channels: Panasonic TV & home theater

    System Setup and Connection
    I moved and can't get sound when watching digital channels at the new place. I connected my TV to my home theater according to the manuals but can't figure out what I'm doing wrong. Please help. Here's my set up: Panasonic TC-P50U2 TV Panasonic SC-BT230 HT (home theater) Details: -HDMI cable...
  18. anything wrong with putting tower speakers on the TV stand?

    Home Audio Acoustics
    Is there anything wrong with putting tower speakers on the TV stands? my TV is actually hung on the wall, speakers are mythos one towers. Thinking about getting a 75" media console and placing the towers on top of the console. Cosmetically I think it might look ok, maybe even better than on the...
  19. Is there something wrong with my tweeters?

    REW Forum
    Hey guys, First time playing around with REW on my computer setup. Consists of a set of Usher S520's, an SVS SB1000, and a Cambridge Azur 740A. Noticed that the upper end of my frequency response starts dipping quite rapidly at around 8kHz. Is there a chance that my tweeters could be damaged?
  20. Received the wrong Onkyo

    Reviewers Private Forum
    I am writing here, as not to air dirty laundry in the public forums and give Steve a chance to make things right. Some of you may know I was the buyer in the PR-SC5508 classifieds ad. Steve wanted some time to ship because he was busy with hay season or something. Anyway, I waited patiently...