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  1. Receivers, Amps, and Processors
    I recently got my first sound system off Ebay it is an Onkyo TX-SR506 and the speaker are from DSL it seems to work completely fine when the volume is less but as soon as it gets loud the AVR trips and it goes to standby mode, Since i am new to this i didnt buy the speakers separately and got...
  2. Receivers, Amps, and Processors
    Hey all, First off this is my cherry for posting been a lurker for the last few months as I put together my first setup. TV - 75in Sony X950 Avr - yamaha rx-1080 Sub - hsu vtf-2 mk5 L/R stage - svs prime tower Center - svs prime Surround - svs prime bookshelf Looking to possibly add an amp...
  3. Receivers, Amps, and Processors
    Hey everyone. I know there is probably no hope for this onkyo but I have no sound out of the front right channel. I've reflashed the firmware and everything. The DSP chip was replaced by onkyo over a year ago. And I've tried the heat tricks and pressing on the chip to see if it's the chip again...
  4. Speakers
    Plotting out my basement home theater and looking at Atmos speaker setups. I am planning on going 5.1.4, however with an exposed basement ceiling that will be painted black, what is the best way to mount or hang Atmos speakers above the seating areas? I could just mount a board between the...
  5. Receivers, Amps, and Processors
    I may have made a mistake 🤦‍♂️ I purchased the Yamaha R-N303 looking for a stereo receiver with Spotify Connect. Found out the speakers I have (Bose Model 101 MusicMonitor from 1984) are 4-ohm while the receiver manual specifies 8-ohm as the minimum. I understand higher quality receivers can...
  6. Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP
    Am I just not aware of why the vertical borders of the projection would angle outward? And how to change that? The projection itself is straight as long as I line it up properly but the border still bothers me to no end.
  7. Speakers
    Update: I pulled the trigger on a SVS SB12-NSD. Now am looking for a good LCR to pair with it. Hi everyone! Long time member, but first time finally owning a home with a dedicated HT room. I've promised myself for 15 years now that when I finally do not have neighbors that I'm going to invest...
  8. Receivers, Amps, and Processors
    Recently I bought a denon RCD M39 for ~50$ on craigslist. I'm able to test it and use it fine with my phone so I know it works but I just can't figure out how to use it with my PC. I bought a digital to aux cable but it doesn't seem to work. How can I connect it to my laptop when I also don't...
  9. Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers
    I just got a martinlogan 800x. It just didn’t do it for me. I have narrowed down to SVS. Room is 12x about 20-22 feet long, new 12mm floors and all plaster walls with large 16 food window I have onkyo nt676 and energy cb-20 fronts with Cc-10 center. The 20s will eventually be upgraded here...
  10. Dedicated Theater Design & Construction
    Hey Guys! So I am a relative noob to the AV world, in the past, my home theater setup was whatever vizio TV was on sale, add a sound bar and walk away. However, we are building the house of our dreams and I want to do a theater room that my family and I can enjoy. More importantly I want to do...
  11. Dedicated Theater Design & Construction
    Hello everyone! I'm new here in AVS and at the same time new to this so called dedicated home theater.:). I'm planning on buying a pair of Klipsch rf-280, rp 450c , a pair of rp 250s and r115sw sub. My room size is 19' (L) x 13' (W) x 10' (H). Do you thinks these speakers are too much for my...
  12. Speakers
    Some background: I have a Panasonic SA-AK95 system that i'm taking off my grandparents' hands. It's an ancient system, and the stereo itself doesn't work anymore due to a countless amount of issues i'm sure, but the main speakers/subs are decent and i figured i'd take them as a free upgrade...
  13. Speakers
    Hi all, I'm relatively new to speaker set up so bear with me on any stupid questions! A friend and idea where talking about the concept the other day of having multiple pairs of speakers in the wall down a corridor, lets say 4 pairs, so you'd have four on the left and four on the right, all...
  14. Speakers
    I recently bought a Sony stereo system (probably made in the mid to late 80's) from my neighbor for only $25. However, it did not come with speakers. I have the manuals for each component and he gave me a bag full of various cables and wires. I need help finding the right speakers for the...
  15. General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms
    Building up the sound system for my new home theater, and both of these sales have caught my eye, leaving me noodle-scratching as to which would lead to the better value proposition: Marantz NR1606 plus a BIC Acoustech 5.1 system...
  16. Receivers, Amps, and Processors
    Hey guys, im new here. So, i`ve got 4 12" subwoofers for a really low price. they run fine at 200-500 watts per sub, and have an independency of 8ohms. That`s all i know of them, the brand is unknown. I`ve got a Sony ht-sf470 Home Cinema 5.1 system at my room. it has a High level output for the...
  17. Speakers
    Since last week I've been trying to find the best possible combination for an Atmos-ready solution in our living room. I am including pictures/video this time. I actually spoke with someone at Dolby Labs yesterday about the better Atmos solution, and he recommended the upward-firing approach...
  18. Speakers
    Hi there guys & girls, As my title says I have two monitor speakers hooked to my subwoofer which is connected to my PC. PC is connected to own power strip with other devices like a phone, a usb power outlet and a lamp which isn't really ever turned on. The speakers are connected to another...
  19. Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat
    Hello Guys, sorry if my english isnt that great. Im from Holland or the netherlands whatever you want to call it. 😀. The thing is i have a dennon avr 1713. And now i can buy a sweet set of swan speakers. 2 x swan s600b surround 1 x swan s600b center 2 x swan s600b-f fronts They are all 4...
  20. Receivers, Amps, and Processors
    On my 1992 Sony ST-S390 tuner i have an option called "ANT ATT". When this is enabled the signal strenght drops from 50-53dB to 36-39dB, but sound quality stays the same (i like to think it improves treble quality, but this is probably the Placebo effect). This is a A/B antenna tuner btw.:)
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