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  1. Surge Protection, UPS, Etc. ??

    Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming
    I need to figure out power stuff - both protection and backup power. If we do a whole house surge device like a Siemens FS140 do we still need surge protection on individual devices like TV's, Apple TV's, etc.? Recommendations on whole house & individual if needed? Good quality UPS systems...
  2. Where to put Insteon Inline Linc

    Home Automation
    Hey guys, So I built a house a few years back with automation in mind. Basically I ran all lighting romex back to a closet in my office. I have 4 15A feeds to 14 relays. The 4 feeds each feed different quad blue boxes that have insteon inline lincs in them. This was enough to pass inspection...
  3. too much power to speakers

    Speakers
    Hi all, lets say I have speakers that can handle 150 watts RMS and i'm sending it 200 watts RMS. how would I know that? would it sound distorted?
  4. About amplifier power, source level and speaker power rating

    Receivers, Amps, and Processors
    What is the relation between amplifier RMS/peak power, source level and the speaker power rating? Let's say 8 ohm speakers could handle 100 watts by the spec. The amplifier puts out 300W/8Ω of continuous power per channel with a peak of 450W/4Ω per channel. If the amplifier gain is set to 1/3...
  5. Do I need to upgrade my receiver (Denon x1300w) to power my 5.1 set up

    Receivers, Amps, and Processors
    I am slowly upgrading my old "system" which was: Denon x1300w receiver Monoprice 10565 5.1 home theater in a box I recently purchased Monitor Audio Silver 100 bookshelf speakers for my L/R and a Monitor Audio Silver C350 center speaker. I am continuing to use the subwoofer and two speakers...
  6. Yamaha Speakers for 7.2 setup questions

    Speakers
    Hello, and thank you for helping me out. I'm new to hi-fi setups so please excuse if I don't provide enough/relevant information, so please do not hesitate to ask anything that might help you help me. I have a Denon AVR-X2500h audio receiver which has the following specs in terms of power...
  7. AudioQuest Niagara 1000

    Dedicated Theater Design & Construction
    Hi all, what does everyone think of this product? Does it really make a difference when you plug your AV components into it or a cheaper version of it? https://youtu.be/HxFFfw7K5r
  8. Advice Needed - Subs wont power up unless...

    Speakers
    Hi, I was just wondering if anyone else had come across a similar problem to this. For space reasons i have to use some smaller speakers on my desk however i have a couple of Mirage OM6's and am pleased with the subs on them. The problem is that in some way they power up only when the mid or...
  9. Dual Voltage Amplifiers? Living in Germany Temporarily...

    Receivers, Amps, and Processors
    I am in the Army and I am currently stationed in Germany. I am trying to find a good multi channel amp that i can use to power my Aerial Acoustics 7B and CC3B speakers that can be used here and when i get back home to the US in a year. So what is the best amplifier that can be used for both...
  10. My new receiver search and related questions...

    Receivers, Amps, and Processors
    Hi all, just wondering something. Some AVRs are very expensive but they have the same power or less as another cheaper AVR. what is the more expensive AVR more expensive? Isn't power the same? or is it more expensive because it has more bells and whistles?
  11. Sony STR-DH790 Power Output Question

    Receivers, Amps, and Processors
    I have a Pioneer VSX-80 receiver, but need HDCP 2.2 switching for a simple HT setup everyone in the house can use. Planning to buy a budget Sony model that only does what I need it too and nothing more. I have a Sony tv so im hoping this would prevent annoying HDMI handshake issues that I've...
  12. Power outlet behind tv for multiple items

    LCD Flat Panel Displays
    My wife is converting one of our bedrooms into her sitting room. I am mounting a 49" LCD on the wall and behind the TV I am mounting the small genie box and Google Chrome cast. I need power for 4 items the TV, the soundbar, the small DirecTV genie Box, and the Chromecast. Most of the kits have...
  13. Power Cord

    Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP
    So I bought a W1070 and it did not come with a power cord. What AWG would you recommend for the projector? I have been looking on Amazon, Ebay and Monoprice. Is this one okay with my projector?https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=5279
  14. LG TV switches off then on

    LCD Flat Panel Displays
    Hi Guys Wondering if I could get some help - essentially i have an LG TV (Model: LG 47LS5600) that seems to be cycling between on and off. When i put the power cord in, it switches on, has perfect picture and audio for say 5 seconds and then switches off, power light flashes three times. And...
  15. Insufficient power to antenna rotor?

    HDTV Technical
    I recently got this directional TV antenna with a rotor. I tested the rotor with its short (3 foot) coax cable to the control box and the motor in works fine. However, when I try mounting the antenna on my ~15 foot mast outside (formerly a DirecTV mast, with around 100 feet of coax running...
  16. AVR volume increase: does output power increase in a linear fashion, or exponentially

    Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat
    When I turn my home theater receiver’s volume knob up at a slow and consistent pace, do the receiver's continuous output power in watts and peak momentary output power in watts increase in a linear fashion, or do they increase exponentially? I’m trying to learn more about my receiver than I...
  17. Cinema Switch-on Options and Questions

    Remote Control Area
    I am currently wiring up my home cinema prior to dry walling and am pondering these two issue: (1) How best to switch on the entire system by one click of the power button on the AV's remote, or if their are better ways from the way I'm going. I'm looking to switch on a Marantz 8802A AV unit...
  18. TX-SR804 - HDMI Signal Delay when powered on cold

    Receivers, Amps, and Processors
    My Onkyo has started to delay when power on receiving any type of HDMI signal. Fire Box, Nintendo, Directv. Both HDMI slots act like this. I haven tried a different type of input yet. Usually takes a couple minutes to receive the signal and starts to work. Any advice? My father thinks it might...
  19. Chromausa Digital Power Meter 66202

    This and That
    Hello I’m selling Chromausa Digital Power Meter that purchased on Sep , 2010. I used very gently and have no issues at all. It comes with accessories as below. Model Description 66202 Digital Power Meter A662001 USB Remote Interface Board A662003 Measurement Test Fixture (250V/15A)...
  20. Buzzing an humming problem with monitor speakers

    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...
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