Home Audio

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    Subwoofer/Soundbar or Subwoofer/Active Speakers

    Hey im looking for a sound system to get the most bass and clarity for my money. These are the two options I have right now. Feel free to leave other options. Sub/Soundbar - https://www.amazon.com/Razer-Leviathan-Bluetooth-Technology-Dedicated/dp/B00PK2POOU Active Speakers -...
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    No sound from subwoofer after installing new amp

    I have an RCA 5.1 surround sound system, but the receiver was on its way out so I replaced it with a Pioneer VSX-531 5.1 Receiver (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01G5XKNKW/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1), and decided to use the old speakers because they sounded great when the...
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    Multi zone audio question

    Good afternoon and thank you in advance for any help I get. I recently moved into a custom built house, with a multi-zone audio system installed. Unfortunately the house was not custom built by me and I have no idea how to use the system to its full potential. I am a home audio NEWB, I know...
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    Best way to setup audio for cheap

    The goal of the setup is to have one 3.5m to go to my PC. I have some basic PC stereo speakers that output 3.5m and are powered I also have an old yamaha yst-sw150 powered subwoofer Now my current cringy stepup is to plug the sub into the back of the pc, and the speakers in the front. To...
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    Z5500 home cinema setup ?

    Hello all need a little advice I managed to pick up a nice z5500 for my home cinema setup, i already have one driving my sound card on the computer. And it's amazing! So here's the issue I'm facing how can I get 6 channel direct on a home cinema system for example I have my Xbox one, My...
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    pioneer xv-bd421w stuck at startup

    Hey Toms, When i turn on my pioneer xv-bd421w reciever, it just hangs at startup - The only thing it says is "Pioneer". I tried to unplug everything, but no luck. When i turn up and down the volume it reacts, but not to anything else... Anyone know is this is a common problem or just me...
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    How do I wire this?

    Im getting a equalizer and a head unit and a amplifier how do I wire all of those on a single power supply? Im so what power supply do I need?
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    Help! Tweeters on my speakers are distorted whenever something is in high frequency(voice,songs,etc.)!

    Hey guys, I have two brand new Polk Audio tower speakers(Monitor 75T) and when ever I play some songs, movies, or what ever, when it has high frequency in some voice, songs, etc. the tweeter distorts even at a low volume. I have researched and some say its the receiver being weak, which I have...
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    Blu Ray Disc Movie

    Hi All, Suppose if i have purchased any blu ray movie disc then by accidentally if it is damaged, should i purchase the disc once more or can i rip and save in PC in advance such that i should not lose a single bit of quality from original? Thanks .
  10. tomsguideUS

    Best Sound Bars on the Market

    Tom's Guide names the overall best sound bar of 2014 so far, plus the top soundbar speakers by category (Bluetooth, TV, music, gaming, etc.) Best Sound Bars on the Market : Read more
  11. ViddyD

    Denon AV Receiver keeps shutting off - blinking red light

    My Denon AVR 15-13 5.1 receiver has developed the habit of randomly shutting itself off causing the power light to blink red at an interval of twice a second. I disconnected all the speakers and peripherals, even the subwoofer, but it still keeps shutting off. Sometimes it works perfectly, all...
  12. IrishLaad

    2 Sound Systems 1 Sound Source

    Hi i currently have two sets of speakers. The only sound is coming from my pc so basically what i want is a little switch or knob on my desk that will let me turn between the two. Is there such a thing ? Thanks in advance ! :)
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    What software do I need to get my PC to play TrueHD or the equivalent DTS?

    My current set up is: Audio is being outputted from my PC (Asrock Extreme 4 b3) using the onboard audio chip. I have a S/PDIF connection going from the optical port on the motherboard to the optical on my Pioneer VSX-517 A/V receiver. I'm using Realtek HD Audio Drive version 6.0.1.6699. Here's...
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    RGB LED Strips Synced to Music

    Hey all. Was wanting to put some LED RGB strips around my room and sync music from my iPhone 5c to them. I was wondering how I would go about this. Here's the basic rundown: I want to be able to use my phone to play music via either WiFi or Bluetooth to a speaker system w/ a subwoofer, and have...
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    No surround on my ps3 using HK avr 430 help.

    Hello guys, Straight into the problem this this time, i've been having way more problems then i had hoped to have. i've hooked up my Harman Kardon AVR 430 to my tv and my playstation 3. i've got a 5.1 setup; 2 front, 1 center, 2 surround and 1 sub. (yes there all connected right) When i play a...
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    Setting up an embedded audio system in a new house.

    Hi, Im building a new house soon and I want to include a centralized audio system that allows me to control everything from a dedicated server. I do a fair bit with computers though haven't gotten into digital audio much yet and am not really sure what each bit of equipment does and an...
  17. tomsguideUS

    Best Sound Bar 2014 (Archive)

    Tom's Guide names the overall best sound bar of 2014 so far, plus the top soundbar speakers by category (Bluetooth, TV, music, gaming, etc.) Best Sound Bar 2014 : Read more
  18. naroslife

    Audio splitter considerations

    Hello there! I have multiple speakers sitting around still, and I was thinking about utilizing as much of them as I can. So here's what I have: ■ one set of 2.1 speakers (Genius SW-HF2.1 1200 wood) ■ 2 pieces of old Magnat speakers connected to a Panasonic Mini HiFi using the kind of...
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    Is there a way to use a system wide dynamics compressor from within Windows?

    I have the fairly common problem that occurs when 5.1 mixes are converted to stereo mixes: there is way too much dynamic range in the sound. In other words, I have to turn the volume up to 100% just to hear the dialog, but then my ear drums get blown out when there are loud sounds like...
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    Mark Levinson No. 27

    I dropped the Amp and dented the back right side handle. Now there are no audio. It powered up fine. Can anyone give me an idea, what could have been broken?