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Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   11-05-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 189
Posted By dave2441
Can I get digital audio with component using SPDIF out to receiver on HDTV?

I am buying a Nintendo Wii and and was wondering if I could connect the Wii to my HDTV with component cables and then run a digital optical cable cable from my TV's spdif out jack to my receiver to...
Forum: Display Calibration   05-07-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By dave2441
I own the Spears and Munsil High Definition...

I own the Spears and Munsil High Definition Benchmark blu-ray calibration disc and have done a lot of experimenting with settings on my PS3 and Samsung Ln40b650 tv and just can't get the video to...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-28-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 526
Posted By dave2441
I have been reading reviews on the denon xx12...

I have been reading reviews on the denon xx12 and xx13 receivers and there have been some reliability issues with them. For example, amazon reviews of the 1612 and 1613 have revealed issues with the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-28-2013, 03:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 526
Posted By dave2441
I was thinking of buying a higher end used...

I was thinking of buying a higher end used receiver off ebay in the $250 price range and was wondering if you guys thought it would be a good idea. I don't need all kinds of bells and whistles. I...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-25-2013, 11:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,483
Posted By dave2441
I am not an audio expert but since the impedance...

I am not an audio expert but since the impedance selector switch is for the front left and right speakers only, does the sound from the center channel become less harsh with the switch at the 4 ohm...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-25-2013, 04:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,483
Posted By dave2441
I did feel guilty but I suspected that there was...

I did feel guilty but I suspected that there was something wrong with the receiver and felt I had no other option to test this without buying a new one and then returning it. I would have borrowed a...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-24-2013, 08:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,483
Posted By dave2441
I am using an older Sony str-de845 receiver...

I am using an older Sony str-de845 receiver rated at 100w/channel and have a 5.1 setup. I own the Pioneer speakers designed by Andrew Jones. For the fronts I have a pair of the sp-fs52s and the...
Forum: Speakers   11-09-2012, 08:25 PM
Replies: 52,782
Views: 3,905,649
Posted By dave2441
I'm thinking of buying a pair of used energy C3...

I'm thinking of buying a pair of used energy C3 bookshelfs for $200 to use as my fronts for home theater. I also have the option of buying a pair of energy C2 bookshelfs for $100 instead. Are these...
Forum: Speakers   11-09-2012, 05:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,819
Posted By dave2441
I might also buy the E5bi package that includes...

I might also buy the E5bi package that includes another pair for the rear, the E5ci center and the Es1010i subwoofer. This package is also on sale right now for only $700. Buying all of these...
Forum: Speakers   11-09-2012, 05:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,819
Posted By dave2441
The Emp Tek E5bi speakers are on sale right now...

The Emp Tek E5bi speakers are on sale right now for $162/pair (normally $250/pair) and I was thinking of getting them but I am concerned that they will not play loud enough for me because they only...
Forum: Speakers   10-23-2012, 01:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,940
Posted By dave2441
Hey guys, I will take your advice and continue...

Hey guys, I will take your advice and continue to test out different speakers in my area. In regards to my budget, I have $1,000 to spend on speakers and a subwoofer. I already have an older Sony...
Forum: Speakers   10-23-2012, 03:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,940
Posted By dave2441
I am new to home audio and pretty soon I will be...

I am new to home audio and pretty soon I will be buying speakers for a home theater setup. I am not looking for super high end speakers but I am looking for a decent mid-range bookshelf speakers....
Forum: Speakers   10-13-2012, 03:30 AM
Replies: 7,008
Views: 770,359
Posted By dave2441
Hey guys, I'm thinking of purchasing left and...

Hey guys, I'm thinking of purchasing left and right front speakers from Aperion and am trying to decide between the Intimus 5Bs or the Versus grand speakers. I can afford the Versus grand speakers...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   10-10-2012, 07:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 752
Posted By dave2441
Thanks for the help guys. Another thing I was...

Thanks for the help guys. Another thing I was considering is still getting a subwoofer but spending more on the speakers. For example, I would still get a lower cost quality subwoofer like the Stf-2...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   10-08-2012, 09:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 752
Posted By dave2441
I went to Best Buy and local speaker shop today...

I went to Best Buy and local speaker shop today to look at bookshelf speakers and I had a conversation with employees at both stores. They both told me that a down firing sub is not good if you have...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   10-08-2012, 09:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 752
Posted By dave2441
Nice point shady Jay.

Nice point shady Jay.
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   10-08-2012, 10:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 752
Posted By dave2441
I think both of those subs could be good...

I think both of those subs could be good options. I am not sure that their price could be justified considering that the Stf-2 can play just about as low as those subs and can be had for several...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   10-08-2012, 02:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 752
Posted By dave2441
I am looking for a new subwoofer to use in my...

I am looking for a new subwoofer to use in my 1,230 cu.ft. home theater room which is in my parents house. My main dilemma is I am not sure how much to spend on a subwoofer considering my situation....
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   10-02-2012, 05:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,386
Posted By dave2441
The heatsink never gets warm and I don't walk in...

The heatsink never gets warm and I don't walk in barefeet near the sub. Could you elaborate on how that relates to a grounding problem?
Forum: Speakers   10-02-2012, 04:29 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 159
Posted By dave2441
Currently I have a 5.1 setup of JBL sat10...

Currently I have a 5.1 setup of JBL sat10 speakers and a JBL Bass16 subwoofer and I am looking to upgrade my front speakers and subwoofer. My budget is $400 and I am not willing to go much over...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   10-02-2012, 01:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,386
Posted By dave2441
I have a JBL Bass16 subwoofer that was part of a...

I have a JBL Bass16 subwoofer that was part of a HTIB and that I have owned for 14 years. This system had been setup the same way in the same location in my basement for all that time. Over the past...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   10-01-2012, 10:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 248
Posted By dave2441
I would consider the PSW110 but the PSW125 and...

I would consider the PSW110 but the PSW125 and Sunfire subwoofers are too expensive for my budget.
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   10-01-2012, 09:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 248
Posted By dave2441
I am putting together a budget 5.1 home theater...

I am putting together a budget 5.1 home theater system and need help picking a subwoofer. My budget is $200. The dimensions of my room are 18 x 10.5 x 6.5 and that works out to exactly 1,228.5...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   07-10-2012, 11:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 306
Posted By dave2441
I currently have JBL Sat10 speakers and a JBL...

I currently have JBL Sat10 speakers and a JBL Bass16 subwoofer and I am not that satisfied with the sound I am getting from them. I also have a Sony STR-DE845 receiver. They are all about 15 years...
Forum: Speakers   07-09-2012, 05:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 766
Posted By dave2441
The voices on my center speaker sound distorted...

The voices on my center speaker sound distorted and I think the speaker might be blown. I have JBL Sat10 speakers. I recently switched one of my front speakers with the center and there were no...
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