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  1. Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat
    Hello all! I am in the process of researching a new home theatre / music build out for my living room and would love to tap into the collective wisdom here. I've read a bunch of posts like this and thought I would throw my hat in the ring. The level of detail that follows is informed from my...
  2. Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat
    Hey I live in Western Australia and recently bought a house (1994 build) I thought I had some wall plugs in my house for surround sound however after purchasing 2nd hand 5.1 set up realise it doesn't fit. Can anyone help tell me what sort of plugs these are? I have attached photos if anyone is...
  3. Speakers
    Hi, I'm trying to create a 5.1 (Maybe 5.1.2?) home theater setup for my family room. I've got a budget of between $2-$3k (CAD). My family room is 11ft x 16ft in space. Not a tiny room, but it's not a large open space either. I have shared walls with neighbors and I have a 3 year old that I'd...
  4. Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers
    Hello! I am a teenager who has a 5.1 channel surround sound in my bedroom, with which I only listen to music (Heavy Metal and such). My current system is: A Pioneer VSX- a Polk Audio CS2 center two Polk T15 fronts (to be replaced by Polk towers soon, hopefully) two Advent Calypso surrounds...
  5. Speakers
    I currently have as Onkyo TX-727 with Bose Acoustimass 10 IV (it sounds OK in the space). Looking at the Polk S15 or 20 and matching center channel and sub. What other speakers are out there that won't break the bank. We are looking for a smaller speaker for aesthetic reasons. The way the system...
  6. Dedicated Theater Design & Construction
    Is the speaker by the door fine having a open space behind it? And should the one by the wall have an acoustical panel behind it ? I saw on a few websites the speaker should be about 2 feet from the wall but i dont have space to move it farther away.
  7. Receivers, Amps, and Processors
    Hello folks. I'm looking for some other like-minded input, preferable by someone with more smarts than me (not hard to find) for my setup that is just getting on my last nerve. If you're not familiar with Emotiva you might want to skip this. tl:dr Roku Ultra streaming movies via Netflix and AP...
  8. Audio Gear
    Looking to sell my Definitive Technology 5.1 speaker sound system. The only reason I'm selling is an injury has me spending time in my bedroom where these don't fit, and they are not being used. What I have: 2 x BP-8060st towers 1 x CS-8040hd center channel 2 x SR-8040bp surrounds 1 x SVS...
  9. Receivers, Amps, and Processors
    Hello everybody, I have a problem with my Harman Kardon AVR 161. Problem is the following: I have an AVR 161 receiver from Harman Kardon with the HKTS 9 speaker set and corresponding sub (HKTS 200). In the setup, the sub does make a connection with the receiver (because the sound indication/...
  10. Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat
    Hello, I'm setting up a 5.1 system and I don't really know where to put the rear side speakers for the q acoustics 5.1 cinema pack. Would love to hear your suggestions. Here's a picture of the room:
  11. Speakers
    I'm looking for recommendations/advice on a 5.1 Dolby atmos home theater setup. I currently have Marantz SR 6011 Amplifier and planning to use it for the home theater. Budget: 3~4K Listening habits: 85% movies / cable TV and 15% music Projector: Optoma UHD60 A/V content: local Plex server...
  12. General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms
    Hello Folks ! 1. I have a denon avr-x2400 system setup. 2. Have connected : a. Chrome Ultra to the AUX2 HDMI input. b. Fire TV [box type - not stick or cube or recast box] to my Media Player HDMI Input which supports dolby, 4k etc. 3. And have connected my Monitor 1 [ARC} HDMI output to...
  13. Display Devices
    Full Home Theater 110” System – Epson Projector, Screen, 5.1 Speakers, AVR: $900 For sale is my custom home theater system. Everything you need to create a 110” 5.1 home theater experience. Components are as follows: - Custom built screen wall with concealed compartments for Left, Center, and...
  14. Speakers
    Over the Thanks giving, Did a Living Room setup as below Polk S55 x2 - Front R & L Polk S30 Center Klipsch R-41M BOOKSHELF SPEAKER - Back R & L Sony STR-DH790 7.2ch Home Theater AV Receiver SB12-NSD Subwoofer Connection is via E-Arc from x900f sony tv. Subwoofer and all channels are...
  15. Speakers
    Anyone here running the Polk Audio LSiM707 for Home Theater?
  16. Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming
    Greetings, distinguished forum members. I've been jumping back and beefing up the home theater system, and I've run into a few puzzles with the newer tech. Per subject title, let us say someone in Usenet uploaded a file in DTS surround as WAV format with a CUE sheet. How to burn and play...
  17. Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat
    Hi all, Have seen quite a few of these threads where people are struggling to fit their TVs with a fireplace. Was hoping someone could help with some feedback on my situation. Not too unhappy with our current set up, but our TV is quite small for the watching distance (sitting about 3.5-4m away...
  18. Speakers
    Hello, I have been looking for speakers to put in my newly finished basement. The area is about 12 x 20 with an open hallway on one end. I have been looking at Polk RTI A3 for my fronts (and CSI A4 for matching center). I have used Polks before and been fairly happy with them. I plan to use...
  19. Receivers, Amps, and Processors
    I've been looking into setting up a surround sound system in my room but can't seem to find any amplifiers/receivers that fit what I need. I'm using a single computer as the source for the video, and I'm going right from the graphics card to my monitor and my projector. I don't need ANY video...
  20. Speakers
    HELP! I'm having a difficult time trying to decide how to set up my 5.1 speaker system in our family room given a number of constraints: First and foremost is that there are a large number of bad acoustics, from hard, uneven surfaces (brick fireplace, hardwood floors, cementitious plaster...
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