I'm glad to be a new member of this forum. For the last four years I've been working on become an Registered Nurse, and I just passed the NCLEX last week! Now that I will have a little more time I wanted to get a jump on my plan to develop a sweet AVS setup! All I have now is the TV, but I look forward to chatting with many of you when I'm ready for the speakers, subs and AVR!
Thanks for the welcome! I just got here...wanted to post in the forums for a second opinion on an installation matter. However I had outbound links (to the hardware I was using) so it's "going through a moderator" ... I hope it clears and posts! Really looking for some opinion/help!
My name is Peter de Klerk and I'm from The Netherlands. Stumbled on to this forum by searching information to replace my Harman Kardon homecinemaset, and already found a lot of info!
Hello, I have been browsing these forums for years, since I first stumbled upon it when I was looking to buy a Panasonic UT50. I recently decided to join because I needed some help building a projector screen!
I have been lurking here (for the info) for years, high time I joined - I have two MDR537s and a 535 which will be getting a 1TB drive upgrade soon. I just ordered two M551D-A2s so I hope I will have some useful information to contribute as well.
I ran across your forum searching for information on some ELAN equipment I acquired. I'm into the home theater thing and vintage audio. These kind of forums are just full of good info.
I'm Bill and I live in Glendale Arizona. My first love is music and I also enjoy good movies and TV. My audio video system is mostly from the late 90's. I have an LG LX9500 led flat screen TV and just recently bought an SVS sb13- ultra subwoofer. My speakers consist of a B&W surround set- 2 DM604 front speakers, 2 DM602 surround speakers, and a CC6 center speaker. My AVR is a Denon avr-3600dts. I have an Arcam fmj cd player and fmj dvd player. I have an LG blu-ray player and a Sony sacd player. I'm hoping to update my avr to a higher end Marantz and possibly a combo player such as Oppo for blu-ray, sacd, etc. My speakers are fine for now, but I would love new B&W's ! I have a large cd collection with mostly audiophile and Japanese imports. So, even with a 5.1 surround system, cd listening is my first choice. Cd's are stereo 2 channel, but I play them in the Denon 5 channel surround mode. A burning question right now is whether to configure my front main speakers large or small? The Denon instructions say select large with speakers that can fully reproduce low sounds of below 80 Hz. If not, choose small and then frequencies below 80 Hz. are assigned to the subwoofer. The B&W dm604's have a frequency response of 44-20k plus to minus 3 dB. Many sites suggest that speakers should always be set to small and let the subwoofer do the low frequency job. Configured small, my front speakers seem to have a slightly " thinner " sound. Even the consultant at SVS conceded that some people listening to 2 channel stereo music tend to like their front speakers " large" The Denon 5 channel surround mode is essentially 2 channel sound expanded in pseudo fashion to output sound to all 5.1 speakers. I am looking forward to my fellow members input!
Since I'm on the hunt for some home theatre set-up/speaker knowledge, I've pulled the trigger and joined AVS. I'm hoping to find out if I already have the makings of a good surround system, of if I should should just buy something complete (i.e. 5.1 speaker system). Looking forward to learning a lot!
Samsung 52" | Samsung BD-C6500 | Sony STR-DN1040
L/R: Infinity Entra Two | C: Infinity Entra | Surround: Polk TL1 | Sub: Yamaha YST-SW215
My name is Vincent and I'm from the Netherlands.
This is a great community and the amount of shared information is endless.
I just installed my first projector (a JVC RS-15) and am in a complete new world. I already learned a lot on the forums and started a first calibration thanks to the 'calibration for dummies' thread (the results are great and I'm just beginning )
Still a lot to learn, but luckely many answers can be found here.
Derogatory terms like "analog bigot", "digiphobe", "internet eggspurts" have nothing to do with electrical engineering.
Thanks for the welcome. Found the forum through doing some research on Klipsch's current synergy line. Finally moving on from the HTib world now that I've been out of college a few years. Always been an audio nut and looking forward to learning more about whats out there.
I suppose I'll make a post in here, I just realized I have not (I don't think)
I'm falling down the rabbit hole here.
For the past 5-6 years I had been using a 46" Samsung LCD, Sony STR-G520 (it won't even decode audio from an HDMI input), a center speaker (little single driver cheap thing) from a crappy KLH HTIB and bookshelf speakers that were nearly as cheap...and that I set on the floor. But hey, I had a Polk PSW10 so it wasn't all bad, right? lol Oh, and an original fatty PS3. At least it's legitimately good.
A couple weeks ago I got the urge to upgrade. In came some Pioneer Andrew Jones speakers (FS22 towers and a C22 center for the front stage, the last model FS51 towers as rear/surround) and the sub got an upgrade to a BIC F12.
Of course, now I feel the need for a new AVR. Maybe a Denon X1000 for Audyssey MultEQ XT, connectivity, decoding via HDMI including all the great high def audio the PS3 can send from bluray discs...yeah, I think I need that.
And another sub upgrade. Maybe I need a second F12, but really, I think I need an SVS SB2000 or a PSA XV15. And then a second of whichever one later on down the road...oye.
Needless to say the forum, articles, reviews, etc, have been very helpful in figuring all of this out. Most of the terms and phrases I used above I didn't know 2 weeks ago lol
Samsung KS8000 65", Sony UBP-x800
Front-Center-Surround, Pioneer: FS52-C22-FS51
Howdy! I'm a music enthusiast who, while I have a true love for gorgeously rendered audio, I've never taken the time to learn enough about it to put a good system together. I've wasted a lot of time and money half-heartedly trying, but never have committed enough time to get it right. My basic equipment now is:
Cerwin Vega E-715 floor standing speakers
Sony Bravia 50" LED (240Hz) TV
Cheap Sony powered subwoofer
Cheap Sony center speaker
No surrounds at this time. I moved and left them at the old house. They were cheap sonys as well.
Basic LG BluRay player.
My problem seems to be that, even though I tuned the receiver, I've never been able to get it to sound right...not even close. It always sounds like I'm listening to music in a huge barrel. The receiver has many preset audio modes, but none of them seem to get it even close to "right". My Ford F-150's stock stereo (which is pretty good for factory stuff) sounds MUCH better.
I'm willing to spend some money, but before going out a just dumping more cash again, not knowing what I'm doing, I thought I'd finally take the time to inquire of those more educated than myself as to what steps I need to take to make what I have sound acceptable, and then go from there.
I'd like to keep the receiver if possible because it's only 3 years old and has very few hours on it. The Cerwin Vegas are close to my heart, but I'm willing to ditch them if I can't get things to sound good using them.
My music tastes are quite diverse, but my favorite band of all time, by a large margin, is Rush. I enjoy cranking up one of their newer live DVDs and just rocking out like I was there in person. I also like a lot of other classic rock; Van Halen, Nugent, AC/DC, Molly Hatchet, etc., as well as a lot of the older Southern Rock genre; Lynyrd Skynrd, Blackfoot, Allman Brothers, etc.
I'm not into hip-hop, rap or anything like that. I prefer my bass to hit very hard, but not in a sloppy vibrating way...the way I hear a lot of the younger guys' cars sound when they're listening to rap.
Okay. Now that I've told you far more than you cared to hear, I'm glad to be here and look forward to learning how to reach my goal of "sound so awesome...it's like you're there."
Hi there ,
I've been in this site for a while and just now I registered to this great Forum so i can share and help other with my knowledge and also for learning more.
I know some people here from other forums as well and i see AVS as the TOP !
Hello every one I'm just bought a home theater system for the first time and ran into some problems and this looked like a great place to get some help so i decided to join up and become a member today.
I'm Logan, I am currently in my senior year of high school in Canada. I have plans to go to England to study acoustic engineering. I'm visually impaired with 15-18% vision, depending on the day (yes, it changes everyday). I have always loved music and in the past four or five years I have gotten really into high end speakers and audio reproduction.
I have four systems set up currently, they include:
My bedroom and main critical listening -- a pair of Wharfedale Diamond 10.5's powered by a Cayin 153B, i use my 2013 MacBook Pro with Audirvana Plus, gold-plated 1/8"-RCA, gold jumpers on the speakers, but I only have nickel wire (I am looking to upgrade soon)
My home theatre (what I set up mainly for my parents and house parties) -- Sony 5.2 @ 130W/channel running a pair of Energy 22 Pro's, a Cerwin-Vega VE-5C Centre, and a pair of Samsung rear speakers. I have an 8" Samsung HT sub (which I hardly ever use), and for the house parties, I hook up my Behringer EPQ2000 to the HT reciever to power two Kicker L3's, 10 inch, and a pair of speakers I designed and built.
My shed -- I have a Behringer EPQ2000, running a pair of 12" Kicker L5's and another pair of speakers I built and designed with a 10" Radial Horn tweeter, a 4.5" mid and a 12" JL sub.
My headphones include a pair of Shure SRH940's for producing, mixing and mastering, a pair of Beats Studio for show, sitting in a box (I absolutely hate them), an old pair of Sony's which are so old that the model number has worn off, and a pair of Shure SRH940's which I superglued back together after a show in Cuba for DJing.
It is nice to get involved and meet you all
Hi all, I live in Wisconsin and recently purchased my first Flat screen TV (Sony KDL70R550A) upgrading my Mitsu 55inch rear projection and upgraded my home theater receiver from an old Onkyo 5.1 to a new Onkyo 7.2 TX-NR626. I joined the forum because of issues I have had with the screen mirroring not working with non-sony devices. I have checked posts here in the past and have seen a lot of knowledgeable people here and had some questions for one of your members on this thread:
See you on the forums! Bob
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