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Setting Up Your Home Theater Audio 101


Start a New thread, if you want your questions answered.


I compiled a few sites that helped me out with the Audio portion of my Home Theater. Hopefully they will help some of you out there.
I've linked to a lot of sites here, so many thanks to them.

 

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General




Receiver, Amplifier, DVD Player - General Setup





Audio Codecs & Technology




Interconnects, Cables and Connections




Bi Amping - Bi Wiring




Ground Loops and Hum




Speaker Layout




Speaker Setup, Using A SPL Meter




Subwoofer Setup, Placement and Theories



Shakers, ButtKickers and Tranducers



Sound Treatments and Acoustics




Suppliers




Equipment



Sound Pressure Level (SPL) Meters, Correction Tables




Software




Test Tones, DVD's





Thanks


©DrPainMD


Edited by DrPainMD - 1/16/13 at 1:14pm
post #2 of 202
Mods, please make this thread a "stickey"!

Craig
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Mods, please make this thread a "stickey"!

Craig

Seconded! Great links in here...
post #4 of 202
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Thanks guys!
post #5 of 202
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I cleaned it up and made it easier to read, if you know any more sites please mention them.

Thanks

post #6 of 202
A few sites I have bookmarked:

Misunderstood LFE: http://www.hometheaterhifi.com/volum...pril-2000.html

How ported subs work: http://www.hometheaterhifi.com/volum...ayporting.html

BFD setup guide: http://bfdguide.ws/
post #7 of 202
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A few sites I have bookmarked:

Misunderstood LFE: http://www.hometheaterhifi.com/volum...pril-2000.html

How ported subs work: http://www.hometheaterhifi.com/volum...ayporting.html

BFD setup guide: http://bfdguide.ws/

Thanks, where should the BFD go? Hardware? Or maybe something new, Equipment?
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Dolby Guide to Home Theater Sound

nice one! thanks
post #10 of 202
Great job!!!!

Glenn
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Great job!!!!

Glenn

thanks, hope it helps someone.
post #12 of 202
Not sure why this isn't a sticky yet...
post #13 of 202
Very well thought out. Don't lose it now!
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Very well thought out. Don't lose it now!

Coming from you, that means alot, thank you. Don't lose it, what do you mean?
post #15 of 202
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Not sure why this isn't a sticky yet...

Send a mod a pm or something, I've allready asked to make a thread a sticky ( http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...42#post8971042 ) don't want to be pushy in asking again.

Thanks again for all your support. I was bored and since my other thread is not seeing much action, I came up with this. LOL
post #16 of 202
I mean don't lose either the link or all the info. I've got a couple of things to add to it and if you don't mind, I'd like to post it elsewhere along with proper credits Doc.
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I mean don't lose either the link or all the info. I've got a couple of things to add to it and if you don't mind, I'd like to post it elsewhere along with proper credits Doc.

I don't mind adding to it. This is a work in progress. Where did you want to post it elsewhere? Proper credits?
post #18 of 202
Great post imo
post #19 of 202
Well, on sub placement, I wrote the following, http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htf/...d.php?t=177449 which also includes an article by Tom Nousaine.

The following three pdf downloads were written by Dr. Floyd Toole, who's the VP of acoustical engineering at Harman International. They're part of a lecture series in the The Science of Audio. The downloads are pretty quick even on a dial-up.

http://www.harman.com/wp/pdf/Loudspeakers&RoomsPt1.pdf

http://www.harman.com/wp/pdf/Loudspeakers&RoomsPt2.pdf

http://www.harman.com/wp/pdf/Loudspeakers&RoomsPt3.pdf

The next three, also by Toole provide additional information.

Loudspeakers & Rooms - Working Together

Maximizing Loudspeaker Performance In Rooms

Waves & Modes-A Room Resononance Locator (XLS spreadsheet)

A little off topic, but still interesting is this article by Toole:

http://www.harmanaudio.com/all_about...rt_science.pdf
post #20 of 202
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Originally Posted by Chu Gai View Post

Well, on sub placement, I wrote the following, http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htf/...d.php?t=177449 which also includes an article by Tom Nousaine.

The following three pdf downloads were written by Dr. Floyd Toole, who's the VP of acoustical engineering at Harman International. They're part of a lecture series in the The Science of Audio. The downloads are pretty quick even on a dial-up.

http://www.harman.com/wp/pdf/Loudspeakers&RoomsPt1.pdf

http://www.harman.com/wp/pdf/Loudspeakers&RoomsPt2.pdf

http://www.harman.com/wp/pdf/Loudspeakers&RoomsPt3.pdf

The next three, also by Toole provide additional information.

Loudspeakers & Rooms - Working Together

Maximizing Loudspeaker Performance In Rooms

Waves & Modes-A Room Resononance Locator (XLS spreadsheet)

A little off topic, but still interesting is this article by Toole:

http://www.harmanaudio.com/all_about...rt_science.pdf

cool thanks, can you help me out and maybe edit your post to tell me where I should put them(under what catagory?)
post #21 of 202
Doc, you've done a fine job. I'll trust you to put it in its appropriate slot.
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Doc, you've done a fine job. I'll trust you to put it in its appropriate slot.

thanks, I just finished giving the credits to each link, and added your links.
post #23 of 202
What gauge of in-wall speaker wire should I use for runs of 60-75ft What is it may go up to 100ft? Is 12 gauge over-doing it? What about shorter runs of 20-35 ft?
I hope this is the place to post this question.
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What gauge of in-wall speaker wire should I use for runs of 60-75ft What is it may go up to 100ft? Is 12 gauge over-doing it? What about shorter runs of 20-35 ft?
I hope this is the place to post this question.

Crikey, he gave ya like a zillion links to look at...


100ft, 12 guage sounds fine if you are running under 200 watts.
post #25 of 202
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It wasn't my intention for it to be a place to ask questions, but for people to read and learn about the answers. But feel free to do so. I know I don't have all the answers.
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What gauge of in-wall speaker wire should I use for runs of 60-75ft What is it may go up to 100ft? Is 12 gauge over-doing it? What about shorter runs of 20-35 ft?
I hope this is the place to post this question.

Roger Russell: What Speaker Gauge Should I Use

http://www.audioholics.com/education...-cable-ratings


Just added it to the list
post #27 of 202
Great Thread DrPain. Thanks for posting!
post #28 of 202
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bump
post #29 of 202
Wow ...........That was a LOT of work on you part............OUTSTANDING job!! Thank you!
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Wow ...........That was a LOT of work on you part............OUTSTANDING job!! Thank you!

thanks for the compliment
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