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  1. Dedicated Theater Design & Construction
    Hey, I'm new to the projector community. I got my first home and bought an Optoma uhd50x for the basement. The basement has no ambient light leaking into it due to blackout curtains I installed on the basement window, but it does have a white ceiling and very light brown walls. I ordered a...
  2. Speakers
    I am looking to upgrade my speakers to match my new Marantz SR6014. I currently have Polk TSi500 (10 years old) and looking for a speaker that is efficient and neutral but is clear and precise across the frequency range. I listen to all genres of music (new and old) but classic jazz is what I...
  3. Speakers
    Hello Guys. I am currently shopping around for a good set of "beginner" speakers in the 800 - 1000$ range. Currently I am looking at a set of Fluance Elite series Speakers- https://www.fluance.com/sxhtb-high-definition-surround-sound-home-theater-speaker-system-black Adding their DB12...
  4. Display Calibration
    I recently purchased my first projector (Epson 5040ub) and it looks pretty good! But I can tell it badly needs to be calibrated. I just place an order for an X-Rite i1Display Pro and just burned a disk of charts from here...
  5. Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat
    Note: Right now I am a beginner to actually setting up a dedicated system I just watch lots of Youtube in the hopes I can have a great system someday. So I apologize in advance if I'm asking an extremely novice question or should be asking somewhere else. TL;DR look at my attached movie room...
  6. Speakers
    Hi. I'm looking for a recommendation for a pair of bookshelf speakers that's a good value. I'm getting back into home audio and would like to get a pair of bookshelf speakers & a reciever for somewhere in the neighborhood of $1,000-$1,500 total. It's going to be used pretty much...
  7. Receivers, Amps, and Processors
    Hi. I'm looking for a recommendation for a reciever that's a good value. I'm getting back into home audio and would like to get a pair of bookshelf speakers & a reciever for somewhere in the neighborhood of $1,000-$1,500 total. It's going to be used pretty much exclusively for listening to...
  8. HTPC - Linux Chat
    I'm retired. I live on a fixed income. I've got a Raspberry Pi (512 meg ram), OpenELEC and Kodi up and running. I've plugged an external HDD into the Pi and Kodi has found about 90 recordings I can watch. (Yay!) Next, I want to add an OTA tuner for live TV. And that brings me to my question. I...
  9. Headphones
    So, I have been looking into getting a pair of headphones for a while now, but I think I am ready to take a plunge. Only thing is, there are so many options out there, so I need a bit of advice. First things first: - Budget: $250 - Looking for open-back, over-ear, corded headphones (exclusively...
  10. Dedicated Theater Design & Construction
    Hello, Like most, I am a fellow "lurker" mostly in this forum and I get a lot of enjoyment out of watching everyone's projects from start to finish (and all the in between!). I moved into a new home about 4 years ago thinking it was going to finally be my chance to build a dedicated theater...
  11. Dedicated Theater Design & Construction
    I'm not exactly new to Home theaters but ill have to admit this is one of those stupid bucket list projects THIS PARAGRAPH IS ALL ABOUT WHAT LED UP TO THIS, skip if you don't care. I'm 24 years old and recently made a decent amount of money off of selling my tech startup. I've always loved...
  12. Speakers
    Hi all, My question is, with a ~$500 max budget, what amp/speaker set up would you recommend for someone inexperienced in the audio-world but who wants decent products to add to in the future? Here is my situation. I recently lived at a friends house who had an awesome audio set up, and I...
  13. Receivers, Amps, and Processors
    Hey all, I'm brand new to this home theater stuff, but I'm quickly becoming a HUGE fan. I've got an Onkyo TX DS676 receiver that I've quickly outgrew. It doesn't have the HDMI inputs that I didn't know I wanted.... so.... I bought a Yamaha RX V867 receiver on Ebay today for $167. It looks like...
  14. Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming
    Hi there, newbie here I think my expertise on audio and video are very limited to whichever movie is available, provided that I live in a small town in a third world country, with slow internet. I own a 48 inch 1080p Samsung TV with HDMI input. So far I've been connecting it to a PC to play...
  15. DIY Speakers and Subs
    Hello all, Im only a designer and can't find an audio expert near me to help me make my bluetooth speaker projects. I am starting with 4 full range speakers 4 ohms 30 W. I need an amplifier for it and a Bluetooth receiver and of course a power supply since i will running it directly not with...
  16. DIY Speakers and Subs
    At this point I've read all the FAQ's, I've read the Sub Master list, I've probably read the length of War and Peace in AVS forums and other articles on speaker and sub design, tuning, placement, building, etc.:eek: Every time I think I know what I want to build I weigh some other concern and...
  17. Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP
    I have never owned a projector before this, and am hoping to buy one now to put in my apartment. My budget is around $2000 but that has some flexibility to it. The projector would be ceiling mounted or shelf-mounted near the ceiling, and would be projecting from 15 feet away. I could black out...
  18. Receivers, Amps, and Processors
    Hello, I'm a bit new to stereo systems, and I could use a little help with a setup I'm attempting to create. First, some background - my roommate has a PrimaLuna ProLogue Power Amp, but no preamp to go with it, so there's no input selection or gain control available. I want to be able to plug in...
  19. Display Calibration
    Hi, I use my Windows PC to watch movies and TV series'. I have a 24" Dell U2412M monitor and also an X-Rite Colormunki Display calibration device. I would like to know what program I should use to calibrate my monitor (DispcalGUI, X-Rite's own software, ChromaPure, CalMan, etc...), and which...
  20. Speakers
    Hello AVS, first post. I'm recently discovering the slippery slope of quality home audio. After buying some small bookshelf speakers (Vanatoo t1) that sound decent but leave me wanting in the SPL department, I am on the hunt for a set of stereo speakers that arent too gigantic (I have small...
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