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  1. Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat
    For those of us that have 7.x setups (seven main listener-level speakers, an undefined number of subwoofers, and zero overhead/ceiling, height, nor up-firing speakers), is the addition of two overhead/ceiling, height, or upward-firing speakers an improvement? Maybe someone cannot afford an AVR...
  2. Receivers, Amps, and Processors
    Hi, I've got a Denon AVC-X4700H, and since a few days it started to recognize 5.1 Signals as 7.1 (uncompressed, PCM, Bitstream) (This happens on Nintendo Switch, but also on XBox Series X) No matter if i set it to 5.1 or 7.1, the AVR always shows 7.1 This leads to the Problem that i can no...
  3. Headphones
    I have searched the whole internet but I haven't found anything. I know that I am gonna get shut down with "Just use stereo it doesn't make a difference" but I have heard it make a different in other peoples setup. I would like to use atmos through my headphones I have been doing some...
  4. Speakers
    Greetings, This is my first post here. I hope my questions make sense. I did my best to provide as much information as possible and will answer any question for complementary information. So here it goes. Background When building my house 8 years ago, I reserved a room in my basement to...
  5. Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat
    Hello Everyone, I hope you are all having an amazing day. I am currently running 5.1 and looking to upgrade to 7.1. I have attached a sketch of the Living room. Is there a way that i can put side speakers either to front or back of the sofas since the right side is entry to kitchen? Sofas are...
  6. Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat
    Hello. Excuse me for a long post. I am struggling to position surround speakers (SL, SR, SRL, SRR) in our multipurpose game room which is 30' L x 21.5' W x 12.5'H. Shape is not rectangular as it has a BAR and a closet on one side, entrance door is a largish french doors (double) on a 45 deg...
  7. Speakers
    Hi all, First post on the forum! So I'm looking to upgrade my Wharfedale Diamond 10.1 pair. They've been great, lovely sound and no real need for a subwoofer with their low frequency response. I'm currently running them on a vintage 1993 Sony amp, the TA-F270. I wanted to upgrade the whole...
  8. Audio Gear
    Album From Sony's amazing Extended Definition (ED) series, these two SS-K90ED 3 way floorstanding and four SS-K10ED 2 way bookshelf speakers are the basis of my 7.1 (with phantom center and not-for-sale subwoofer) never-smoking home theater. All work perfectly and are in excellent condition...
  9. Receivers, Amps, and Processors
    I am having a very strange problem with my Onkyo TX-NR575 receiver when connected to my PC. The PC has Intel High Definition Audio HDMI chip to provide a 7.1 channel output. When I connect the PC to the 575 via HDMI, the PC states in its sound settings that it only has 2 channel stereo with...
  10. Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat
    AVS crew Looking for some guidance direction on 7.1 System. Entire Room is pre-wired at locations shown on attachment. Also Room dimensions are shown on attachment. Also if suggestion about location to source as local is limited to best buy. Frys is 3hrs ea way I can be way off on the budget. I...
  11. Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat
    I'm considering buying a new AVR and when it comes to speakers, I only have a front-left, a center, a front-right, a left-surround, and a right-surround. I don't have a subwoofer, so right now, my setup is technically a 5.0 setup, but I might buy a subwoofer. If I buy an AVR that supports Dolby...
  12. Receivers, Amps, and Processors
    As I've known so far there aren't receivers that mix audio. I want to mix 2 HDMI sources, lets say 1 is a PS4 and second is Xbox One, how would I mix them in 7.1? Mix the 2 audio sources into 1, is there a way of doing that? What is the simplest way. I know that there are stereo mixers, but...
  13. Audio Gear
    Looking to buy this to replace my UMC-200.
  14. Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat
    I'm working on building out a home theater set up in our living room, and I'm trying to figure out if I can use some existing in-wall speakers that are already installed. Here are the details: - The room is 14x22 and will be set up long (the screen on the 14-foot wall) - Along the left side of...
  15. General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms
    Hello and thank you in advance, I know there are countless 5.1.2 vs. 7.1 threads out there, so I'm not intending to start another one of those. But I am looking for some help as I plan out my entertainment room. The wife and I are finally building a house and I delightfully opted for a...
  16. General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms
    installing a 7.1 system in my living room. I have my center and towers picked out but I'm still in the air about the surrounds. my current idea is 4 in-ceiling surround with the windows on the right and the counters opening up to the kitchen on the left. think that in-ceiling surrounds are my...
  17. Speakers
    I am going for a 7.1 setup. In the attached picture is my room. TV and couch can not be placed diffrently. Which position for the surround speaker is better A or B? If I go with the worse position what draw backs are there and how serious are they? 70% Gaming, 25% Movies, 5% Music
  18. Speakers
    Hello! I currently have a 7.1 surround system in my home theater. I am using Klipsch KG4.5s for the front 2 channels and just bought 2 more 4.5s. Right now, I have all small speakers as surrounds. Should I place the second pair of Klipsches as the side surrounds or the rear surrounds in my 7.1...
  19. Receivers, Amps, and Processors
    Hi all, i'm going to be finishing my basement this summer and building a 7.1 audio home theater. the size of the room is going to be about 22x24 feet. how much power should my AVR have (8 Ohms, 20 Hz–20 kHz, 0.08% THD, 2 Channels Driven)? right now I have 5.1 setup, using a 100W AVR (see...
  20. Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat
    I have a 15ft wall my tv is on and it travels 35ft back. Approximately 12ft from the tv is the main seating. I just purchased 2 Def Tech Sm45's. I am trying to figure out best speaker placement. I am going 7.1. Currently, I have 4 Mirage Nanos setup, 2 are in the front corners and 2 are 5ft...
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