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  1. 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...
  2. Hollywood Marquees Contact Info

    Theater Room Items & Accessories
    I am trying to reach Aimee from Hollywood Marquees. It appears she is no longer in business, but I would still like to speak with her about the amazing designs she was offering. Does anyone know where she went or how to contact her?
  3. FS: Focal CC700s Center Speaker

    Audio Gear
    Listing for a local friend. This center is in great shape, no issues. Rated an 8 for age. He used this in a dedicated theater room with his Focal Aria 936's and ended up finding a matching center to the Aria's. Buyer pays shipping and PP fees. No original box, but will be packed well for...
  4. amp questions

    Receivers, Amps, and Processors
    Hi all, I'm thinking of buying an amp to put in my basement HT (see signature for equipment) and just have some questions. I have 7.1 and I would only be able to afford a 3 channel amp. so I would use it for my front LCR speakers. 1. Would I notice a big difference in sound quality? is it...
  5. distortion at low levels

    General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms
    Hi all, this might be a dumb question, but I just want to make sure. is it possible to play something on your HT that gives distortion even at low volume levels? obviously it would cause distortion at high levels, but i'm specifically asking about low volume levels. a type of sound from a low...
  6. Fixed vs AT Screen/projector pairing for 27' x 19 x 12' HT

    Dedicated Theater Design & Construction
    Guys, Any insight is greatly appreciated ....I'm building the theater of my dreams, this is my one chance to get this right. New build, 27' x 19' x 12' (Diagram Pic Attached), 3 rows, 11.2 and I am having several debates with my AV guy Spec'd components: Anthem MX1120, AnthemMCA 325 to...
  7. Suggestion for speaker placement, new construction

    Hi all - New here, I currently have a surround sound in my town home but will be build a new home and moving next year. Attached I have what the room dimensions will be. I am wondering what the best locations would be for my speakers. My current gear: Paradigm Monitor 7 v6 (front) Paradigm...
  8. Speaker Selection for a 2.1 HT System

    Hi Everyone, I want to preface this by saying that I have very little experience when it comes to speaker design/expertise, and I came here for recommendations that may be basic to you, but to me are a lot of research and work! I am looking to make a new 2.1 set up for our modest home theater...
  9. Smaller General Use Theater

    General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms
    This is my small basement (~11' x 22') that I am going to finish, and I would like to install a 100-120" projector screen as part of this. https://imgur.com/bqfMgM8 My rough idea of the layout is this: https://imgur.com/a/oTnMmFa I have to hide that gas meter, and I am thinking about doing...
  10. Kodi video settings

    Home Theater Computers
    Hi all, there is something wrong with my Kodi video settings on my Windows 10 computer that I have in my basement HT. when I watch a movie using kodi, the picture looks weird. it kind of looks over processed and the bright areas are way too bright. If I watch the same movie using media player...
  11. custom acoustic panels

    Theater Room Items & Accessories
    Hi all, does anyone know of a website that sells acoustic panels but ones where I can upload my own picture and it on the panel? I do photography in my spare time and would like to have my own pictures in my HT and so why not have them in the form of acoustic panels?
  12. Brightest $3k Projector & 1080p or 4k?

    Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP
    So I am ready to pull the trigger on a projector setup in the following family room (open, not ideal theater setup so lumens are more important than contrast). I have decided that UST is not a good value and would be nearly impossible with any pull down so that leaves me with moving up the fan...
  13. Plex buffering or choppy

    Home Theater Computers
    Hi all, I’m running the plex media server on an old Windows 10 machine plugged into my AVR in my basement. 4k movies are always buffering. but when I play these same movies on kodi or media player classic, its silky smooth. so I installed the Plex Media player and when I use that, the video is...
  14. in-wall recomendation

    Hi all, I'm getting ready to buy 2 pairs of Polk Audio RC85i for my surrounds and rears in my basement (see my signature for current equipment) which is about 21x24 feet. I figure it doesn't hurt to ask before I buy. I will be sitting about 10-15 feet from these speakers. Can anyone recommend...
  15. Untitled Theater - 7.2.4 Atmos Build

    Dedicated Theater Design & Construction
    Wax Trax! Theater - 7.2.4 Atmos Build The AVS Forum is an awesome community and I owe many thanks to you. I've lurked for quite a while, but finally have the opportunity to build my first home theater. I have many ideas, but I am very interested in gathering input from the community. I am...
  16. New Theater Room - Receiver/Speaker Recommendations

    Hello and Happy Thanksgiving! First time poster. I'll be moving into a new house next week and need to setup the theater room with sound and figured now is the time with all of the Black Friday deals. My plan is for 5.1.2 Atmos (2 ceiling spears and the 2 rear, surround speakers will need to...
  17. Lovesac Oversized Sectional Loveseat with Accessories

    This and That
  18. Finally added a second row to my theater...

    Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP
    For the longest time I had only a 3 seater room. It made having friends over a challenge. Finally got off my butt and built a riser for a second row. Now just waiting for the NX7 to replace my X990. Hopefully it will not be a regretful decision.
  19. Theater Room Dimension Help - New build

    General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms
    Hello Everyone, I am getting a new home and I wanted to convert the formal dining room into a theater room. I was going to have it pre-wired for 5.1 surround sound. The dimensions of the room is 14' x 13'9" x 12'. I would to have drywall work done to build two walls to close it off. I need help...
  20. leather couches or cloth couches?

    Dedicated Theater Design & Construction
    Hi all, is it a bad idea to get leather couches in a home theater? I figure they would reflect sound more than cloth couches.