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  1. Small bookshelf speakers as Atmos overhead channels?

    Speakers
    Greetings, Replaced my old sound system with a onkyo htS5800 last week. My room has an angled ceiling cus of ventilation and it is not proper for upfiring. Would it be worth / better to pick speakers from my previous 5.1 system and stick them in the ceiling? Even if the speakers are small...
  2. 3.0 "Soundbar"

    DIY Speakers and Subs
    Hi, I have quite an odd space for my TV/home theater. It's in a "hole" that's 240cm width and 60cm depth and 380cm high. This makes it far from ideal for normal speakers, as they are position close to both back and side walls. Until now, I have lived with it, with decent result, but it look...
  3. FREE: (non-working) 10" Sealed Subwoofer (rosewood/piano black)

    Audio Gear
    Hi All, I have a broken subwoofer that I'm sure someone could repair / DIY. It's a 10" sealed subwoofer UFW-10 from AV123 in rosewood with piano black top and bottom, overall dimensions are basically a 13" cube. When power is applied it gives a loud hum / tone, looks like a few components...
  4. FOR SALE: 2 GSG Full Marty Flat Packs - KANSAS CITY

    Audio Gear
    FOR SALE: 2 GSG 18" Full Marty Flat Packs - KANSAS CITY I have 2 Full Marty 18" flat packs for sale. They are not built, you DIY. I will sell both of them for $500. I will sell one of them for $300. I will only consider delivery to someone very close, say within 20 miles of me, and there will...
  5. Projector Shelf Mount - DIY Small Victory

    Dedicated Theater Design & Construction
    Hi Everybody! I'm a longtime fan of the site and forum here, but I mostly just lurk - pining over things I cannot afford. :) I had a minor victory last night in my home theater setup that I'd like to share. I have low ceilings in my finished basement - somewhere between 7' and 8' - with a 92"...
  6. Theater Layout - dig the basement deeper?

    Dedicated Theater Design & Construction
    We are currently building a new home and I have one corner of the basement dedicated for a home theater. I have attached a picture of the planned layout . Unfortunately, the position of the entrance door is fixed, as is the room's perimeter footprint. The ceiling will be 9' high in the front...
  7. Styrofoam Speakers

    DIY Speakers and Subs
    There is a YouTube channel called Tech Ingredients that a friend sent me. On the channel, he did a lot of experiments using different materials, sizes and some Dayton exciters. I decided for fun, I'd try to make a line array of exciters using 1" styrofoam. The sheet is 2' by 6.4' with the...
  8. Improving the Sony SS-CS5

    Speakers
    I recently undertook a project to improve the performance of a commercial speaker. I wanted to start with something with value and potential. The speaker I selected is the Sony SS-CS5 currently on sale at a major online retailer for $118 for the pair and free shipping. Here's a review of...
  9. New House New Speaker setup

    DIY Speakers and Subs
    Hi All. I have been planning out a media room for a month or so now, and am heading towards buying some components soon. I welcome any thoughts you might have on the plans and questions I have below. The room is about 13x19 with 8.5' ceilings, all lathe and plaster. I intend to sit about 8...
  10. HiVi 3.1A Center Channel Wiring - Please Help

    DIY Speakers and Subs
    I’m about to embark on a DIY adventure and before I get started I’d like some best practices / ideas for wiring up the center channel. The plan is to purchase two pair of the HiVI 3.1A diy kits off of Amazon. One pair will be used for the L & R, and the second pair will be combined into a...
  11. Ultimax 18" cabinet bundle - down firing

    DIY Speakers and Subs
    Parts Express bundle - 18" sub and cabinet bundle. Dayton SPA1000 plate amp. 6" hairpin legs. Duratex finish using high density foam roller. OK so over the past couple days I put the cabinet together. After some back and forth I decided to go the down firing route. Not only because I have small...
  12. Have 2 VBSS - Want Lower Extension

    DIY Speakers and Subs
    Hello everyone! Upgrade time of year again! Last year I upgraded my projector, screen, receiver and subs. Right now I am hitting the refresh button on DIY sound to get some 1299's to upgrade my LCR. I have a chunk of money left in the budget and it got me thinking... I have been powering a...
  13. Radical Speaker Design

    Speakers
    I am posting information about a pair of speakers that I have designed and built by myself. I am doing this because there are innovative design elements that I feel should be applied to consumer speakers. I am happy to host listening sessions for interested parties. I live in the Northern...
  14. MiniMarty vs Stonehenge ported box

    DIY Speakers and Subs
    I'm looking around for a box size to fit my available space to house 18" ultimax subwoofers. The Martysub variants are just a little too big for most of my spots (especially if I want to do two of them). I did see an interesting shape in the stonehenge as it would potentially slide behind my...
  15. SKHorn build

    DIY Speakers and Subs
    Let's start this post off with a few pics of the finished cab before you read through my boring backstory.. :-) There is the black beauty, fully wrapped in brushed steel vinyl: TV has to be hung higher, as the center doesn't fit anymore. My sideboard was smaller... That's a 55" TV btw (I...
  16. Newbie DIY: Two Infinity Perfect 10.1 or Ultimax 12"

    DIY Speakers and Subs
    I just set up an Atmos 7.2 surround system (in-wall/ceiling Monoprice Alpha) in my great room (25x21 w/ 8' ceilings). Right now I have 2 Polk PSW108's, running off my Onkyo 676, that my wife purchased for me on Black Friday. The Atmos is GREAT but I have no low end, the Polks just can't keep up...
  17. RTi - problem- 2nd ad-4x not responding

    Home A/V Distribution
    Hi, I'm hoping someone here can help me. I have an Rti system I am having problems with after my most recent renter "played with" the rack leaving none of my whole house 8 zones playing music. Fortunately, I was able to straighten out a bunch of wires and patch them back correctly and...
  18. low budget solution for wifi only

    Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat
    Hello, I have been looking for a place to ask this question and hopefully I have found the right audience to ask. I work in a rural area with no radio signal (even AM gives us trouble). We have excellent wifi however. We use an antiquated radio for holding music where I work and I noticed it...
  19. DIY "take away" 3D system

    3D Tech Talk
    Hi everyone, I'm a french student thinking a lot about having a kind of "take away" 3D system for entertainment purpose. I kept reading forums for three months, and i finally decided to write a new thread here because I would need some advices :) First of all, I never built anything...
  20. DIY Speaker Boombox

    DIY Speakers and Subs
    Hi, I am a senior in high school and was wanting to build an awesome over-the-top system for my senior project. I want to build a wood boombox fitting the rectangular prism dimensions of 3'(Width) by 1-1.5'(Depth) by 1-2'(Height). I want this to be portable and battery-powered, with an...
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