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  1. Pioneer VSX-834 Surround Channels Not Discreet

    Receivers, Amps, and Processors
    Hey all. Created this account to try and get help, as I'm a bit of a noob with new surround sound receivers. I have a windows/linux PC hooked up over HDMI to my brand new, open box from Best Buy, Pioneed VSX-834. I did all the initial setup with the surround microphone to set levels and such...
  2. Help With Karaoke Setup!! It's killing me (softly)!

    Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat
    Hello audio wizards! I've been trying to setup a karaoke system (nothing fancy - I just want to play YouTube and sing to it!) and have been left scratching my head. I would appreciate any help that you can provide! I recently purchased: 1) Fifine UHF Dual Channel Wireless Handheld...
  3. How to set up audio system (Pictures)

    Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat
    Hi! First time poster/visitor to this forum. Looking for some guidance on how to set up the surround sound system in my Home Theater (Now converted to a home gym kinda) I've provided three pictures. One shows two cables labeled "Center and Sides". I believe these are the ones connected to the...
  4. Soundbar vs. AVR + speakers for this setup

    Soundbars
    Hi, and thanks for reading! I've posted in the Home Theatre/Speakers section and got some good advice, as well as on Reddit (where they haaaaate sound bars). SoI've been told that I can (should) get an AVR + 2.0 setup and that'll outdo any sound bar, even if spending the same money. I am a...
  5. Advice for a first timer - next steps

    Receivers, Amps, and Processors
    Thanks in advance for your help. I am in the process of setting up a home movie theatre for the first time on a budget. I have purchased a Onkyo SKS-HT200 7.1 speaker system on marketplace, I (hope) have all of the wiring required to go from speakers > receiver. I have also purchased a Pioneer...
  6. Help deciding on a Center speaker and overall setup (Hsu)

    Speakers
    Hi all, I've spent quite a while researching on this forum and elsewhere, but this is my first post. I'm working on putting together a basic setup as a first foray into home theater audio, but my conditions are very non-ideal, and as such I don't have a great sense of which direction to go in...
  7. Adding Atmos Speakers to an Existing 7.1 Setup

    Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat
    I currently have a 7.1 setup with a Pioneer VSX-933 receiver. I got a great deal on a pair of Klipsch R-26FA Atmos floor standing speakers which have 3 channel connections each. I want to integrate these into my current setup with the 2 R-26FA's in the back and 5 other speakers (2 side, 2 front...
  8. Help Setup - Vinyl & Klipsch Speaker Bundle

    Receivers, Amps, and Processors
    Greetings forum! First post here! I recently purchased this Klipsch reference speaker package at a local shop for an extremely marked down price. I am currently running my AudioTechnica AT-LPW40WN turntable though a pair of R-15PM speakers and much enjoy the sound, but it's time for a louder...
  9. Need your expertise to setup home theater system

    Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat
    Hi, This forum came highly recommended by a friend regarding Home theater system. Currently, I am in process of buying a new home theater system and would love to get guidance from the experts. I am fairly new to the speaker/audio and would love to get your insights (in detail if possible)...
  10. Input to tv or receiver first? With ARC does it matter?

    Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat
    I guess I have a couple questions... First off is the main question. I like the ease of use and NET features on my TV but I feel as though I should run everything into the receiver first, that's how it's designed right? Does the ARC send all the info to the receiver or does it compress it or...
  11. HELP w/ Room Correction and Calibration

    Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat
    Hello all, I hope this is the correct area to post this... I am interesting in getting the most out of my system, so I purchased a UMIK-1 and intended to do some calibrations and room correction. Now, I'm learning more about it through reading and it seems I need a DSP to apply corrections...
  12. Help, Speaker Placement

    Speakers
    Hello, I currently have two exterior speakers from Bose in my terrace area, but I'm not sure if they are in a good spot. I live on the building penthouse, on the 11th floor, so the terrace has a lot of areas that go out to the building, I uploaded a file with the dimensions of the terrace in...
  13. Help me design my living room home theater set up (I really need your help)

    Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat
    Need help optimizing my living room space for TV and components Hello community! It's been a while since I have been on here, and I always appreciate your knowledge. I am just now starting to build a house, which will be finished in December. It comes with a cut out in the living room (see...
  14. Questions about my speaker config

    Speakers
    Good day and thanks for checking out my question. I recently picked up a set of Klipsch speakers. I believe they are Quintet II(I bought them used). I'll include a couple of pics. I currently have some old Bose 6.2s as my mains, a Yamaha NS-AC143 as the center, Sony SS-MF315 as the rear...
  15. Home Theater Help!

    General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms
    Good Morning Everyone, New to the forum, so trying to find my way around but figured I'd try to post here for help. We just bought a new home and I'll be setting up a portion of the basement as my dedicated Media Room. The room is a decent size, and previously had a projector in it already...
  16. IR to my Attic

    Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat
    I just recently had a new home built, and I'll be moving in later next month. Wanting to make a nice "home theater" setup, but want nothing but the TV on my wall two stories below. My focus is just being neat more than anything. Not overly obsessed with the greatest quality picture or sound...
  17. Jamo Speakers + Onkyo Amp & Sub Question

    Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat
    Hi everyone, I've recently purchased a Onkyo LS3200 2.1 channel system to replace my old Jamo i300 setup. I'm using them as computer speakers, so relatively close listening proximity. The Jamos always worked really nicely, but the Onkyo setup sound quality seems much lower even though they are...
  18. New to Home Theater need help with 5.1.2 Speaker placement.

    Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat
    I have recently bought speakers and a receiver that supports 5.1.2 atmos. I did not realize vaulted ceiling cause issues with atmos setups. I was wondering if some of the audio gurus can help me figure out which atmos speakers I should get based on the attached pictures of the room. Due to the...
  19. 7.1.4 setup and speakers placement suggestion

    Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat
    Hi everyone, I'm planning to move to a bigger apartment and evaluating to build my first home theatre setup. I've been studying the dolby/atmos speakers placement guide and reading quite a lot setups on this forum, and finally did some drawing to understand which setup fits better in my room...
  20. Non-Audiophile, Setup Suggestions

    Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat
    Hi guys, I'm not an audiophile and dont have the room for a full proper 5.1 with reciever etc, but I do like things to be proper (space pending), so I would like some assistance with setting my stuff up correctly. I have: PS4 Pro Xbox One X Nintendo Switch Gaming PC with Sound Blaster Z...
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