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  1. Soundbars
    Hey guys, Which one would you choose from those two 2.1 soundbars? The Samsung A550 and LG SN5 both cost the same right now here. I'd upgrade from a Creative Stage V2 and would use them in a small apartment room. Main need is a good dynamic range control without ruining dialogue or highs, as...
  2. Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers
    Also how can i power two 6.5 watt stereo satellite speakers which i took from a z340 and use it as a computer 2.1 setup altogether with the subwoofer if its worth the $50?
  3. Speakers
    Looking at a few options. Ideally I would like a wider sound stage, excellent imaging, clear upper and midrange and punchy bass, but since I have a SVS SB1000, don't really have to go too deep. In fact, I cross them over at 50-80Hz. I have tried 3 bookshelves and 3 towers so far. Bookshelves...
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  4. Receivers, Amps, and Processors
    This thread covers the following 2018 Denon AVRs: S540BT/S640H/S740H/S940H/X1500H/X2500H/X3500H/X4500H/X6500H The Denon + Marantz Group (ie. D+M Group) USA has started to release information on the new 2018 Denon models starting with the four new "S" series models. The lower "X" series will be...
  5. Home Theater In A Box
    I have this speaker system. I got it from Gateway in late 1999. I've been having difficulty finding technical information on it, so I've decided to create a thread with the information that I've found or have deducted logically so that other people may find this information and contribute. Its...
  6. Home Theater In A Box
    Hi! I’m preparing a small home theater (13 ft x 13 ft) and the thing is this: I LOVE OLD MOVIES. I’m not really convinced of getting a 5.1 or Atmos because most of the movies that I watch are mixed in mono or stereo. For all those big new blockbusters that can push the boundaries of a home...
  7. Receivers, Amps, and Processors
    Hi all, I am looking to upgrade from a Sony STR-DN840. My budget is about $600 but willing to budge a little. I have been looking at the Denon AVR-S960H, Yamaha RX-V6A, and Sony STR-DN1080. They all seem like they will work for me. The things I want to be able to do (which I am unable to do...
  8. Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers
    So I bought a whaferdale moviestar dx-1 subwoofer for £50 like 5 weeks ago and I have realised that when playing music or any movie there's tons of port noise it's very audible unless I turn down gain it ruins the movie experience anyone got any tips to reduce the port noise without lowering the...
  9. DIY Speakers and Subs
    Hey all, recently built my first dyi Bluetooth speaker, so far i’ve used 20mm thick sound dampening material to all walls on the speaker like this... I’ve also seen people on YouTube fill the speaker compartments with some kind of «pillow stuffing» should i also be adding this...? I find my...
  10. DIY Speakers and Subs
    So here's the deal, i've got a set of old floor standing speakers, and 1 center speaker and a pair of floorstanding ones just laying around taking up space... since i really can't be bothered to sell these i recently started considering just removing the speaker elements from them and using them...
  11. Receivers, Amps, and Processors
    Hi I currently own a Marantz MCR611 and plan to upgrade it to a 5.1 system. I currently have two KEF Q350s and an SVS PB1000. My surround will be my "old" Boston Accoustics A25. I don't have a center sepaker yet, but I'm still looking at it. Which brand and model do you recommend? Before my...
  12. Speakers
    Hey everyone, I am looking for a 2.0 or 2.1 system for my computer, and was hoping you could throw in some recommended models. Budget Doesn't matter. I would like to know recommendations on all tiers of pricing. Usage Music (both when sitting at the desk and as ambient for the 20m^2 room)...
  13. Receivers, Amps, and Processors
    Hi, As you all know likely know, TVs with support for HDMI 2.1 were presented already at CES 2019, and are becoming available in the shops now. Despite that we've heard more or less nothing about AVRs with support for HDMI 2.1. Isn't that strange? Will they not be presented until CES 2020 -...
  14. Speakers
    I'm moving to a house and looking at getting a nice high quality 2.1 setup if towers alone don't suffice and one that I can eventually expand later to possibly 4.1 or 5.1. I'm kind of new to high quality audio, so as of right now, I don't have any preamps or amps or any major equipment so...
  15. DIY Speakers and Subs
    Hello, Let me start by saying that I’m quite a novice when it comes to audio stuff / speaker design. I’m going to build a 2.1 Bluetooth speaker. I want a relatively small speaker but aim for pretty good sound especially for the size of the speaker. So far I have selected a few components but I...
  16. Speakers
    Hi all, I'm looking to set up a new home theater after giving away my old 5.1 system to my parents during a cross-country move. I'm living in a smallish apartment and have a fairly small living room where I'm putting the system. The living room space is roughly 20 ft. x 15 ft. and there's no...
  17. Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers
    Does anyone have experience with Inline RCA form-factor high pass filters - like the FMOD Inline Crossovers from Harrison Labs? I want to keep deep bass frequencies from reaching the bookshelf/satellite main speakers.
  18. Speakers
    Does anyone have experience with Inline RCA form-factor high pass filters - like the FMOD Inline Crossovers from Harrison Labs? I want to keep deep bass frequencies from reaching the bookshelf/satellite main speakers.
  19. 2-Channel Audio
    Two-way, pro-audio style speakers with horn-loaded compression-driver tweeters are among my favorite speaker configurations. With its MT-110 bookshelf-style speakers ($675 each), Power Sound Audio takes a proven design and refines it for home use. The result is an industrial-looking speaker...
  20. Speakers
    I was waiting on buying a Klipsch system because of their reputation for quality, but after a few months I got impatient. I bought a pair of vintage Polk Audio RTA-12B floor standing speakers (I paid $150 but they retailed at about $1000 30 years ago). I also have a 12 inch Jamo subwoofer that I...
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