home theater

  1. Sullen778

    Pre/Pro vs Preamp for stereo setup?

    Apologize if this is a dumb question, but most of what I can find online applies to multi-channel setups with surround processing and whatnot. I use my floorstanders in a 2-channel home theater type setup where we watch a lot of movies, stream television, and casually listen to music as well...
  2. J

    Favorite Surround Sound TV/Film

    It’s been slow, but I’m inching closer to finishing my multichannel setup. I’m really looking forward to Atmos music and hearing how up-mixing stereo music with Auro-3D will be. In the end, it’s all about the experience. On the video side, I’m curious what the community thinks really impresses...
  3. R

    Monoprice Monolith T6 measurements and questions

    Monoprice had the sitewide 15% sale 2 weekends ago and I decided to take the plunge. The T6 towers were highly rated on the site and well reviewed by Audioholics, so seemed like a great deal. I ordered the full home cinema set! Anxiously I unpacked the front tower speaker first, placed it by...
  4. Thor9981

    Does my streamer need a DAC?

    I'm placing the final touches on my home audio/theater system and I'm wondering if I can squeeze some additional performance out of the system by incorporating a DAC (Topping E50). I currently have a Cambridge Azur 851n that I really enjoy (using Qobuz). In reading some other reviews on...
  5. K

    The impossible decision of buying an AVR/AVP!

    Goodday everyone, The past couple of months I have been trying to decide on which AVR/AVP device is the best for my system and I have been struggling to find something that will suit me. I currently have a new 5.0 surround system with 5 active speakers and I am planning of getting a sub too...
  6. M

    3 ROW HOME THEATER HELP.. no clue what to do. (Apologize for the long post)

    Hello everyone! Apologies ahead of time and THANK YOU for whomever replies in the future as I’d be lost without some of y’all even though I don’t post much, I’m here everyday reading! Quick backstory, 30 yrs old, bought my first house at 22, sold at 26, lived in 2 condos around STL for awhile...
  7. K

    DO IT ALL SETUP ?

    I'm curious what would be good setup for home theater and 2 channel music? I was thinking 1. audiolab 6000a for 2 channel listening and / denon 3700h for HT 2. Arcam sa 10 / denon 3700h Or 3.Emotiva basx a3 plus a topping(dont know yet) / denon 3700h The speakers are kef r3 What i want to...
  8. G

    KEF LS50 to Genelec 8040/4040A upgrade

    This is my first post in this fantastic community! I have learned (and bought) a lot! Big shout-out to Amirm and Erin for the reviews! I have an opportunity to buy some very cheap (300$ each) Genelec 4040A monitors (basically a 8040A with phoenix connector) in good shape. I have already bought...
  9. J

    Looking for home theater advice for my very specific room

    Hello, I'm a newbie and looking to build a dolby atmos home theater in my living room for the the first time. I have attached pictures of my room (the pc will move under the desk). I have already purchased a denon x3700h avr. I've been looking at some products and im worried about placement and...
  10. C

    Help Needed For Floorstanders

    Hi guys, long term lurker but new account poster. I'm in a bit of a pickle and not sure if anyone can help. Thought I'd give it a try because I trust opinions of people here more than on AV Forums. I'm mostly a home theatre watcher vs pure music, if that helps. I currently have a BK p12 300 PR...
  11. K

    New 5.1 setup bookshelf front mains under about 1.5k

    I am replacing my old floorstanding speakers in my 5.1 setup with bookshelf speakers and I just cannot decide because I do not have a lot of listening possibilities here. I might swap out my really old mid channel so that might also get upgraded. My speakers are powered by a Denon AVR X3400H and...
  12. M

    KEF "ultra thin" speakers

    Hello. Has anyone measured or tried in reality the "ultra thin" speakers from KEF? For our bedroom with limited space this seems like a good option cosmetically. But sound wise, I do not want it to be in the "soundbar" territory. We love our music and would love to have almost LS50 grade...
  13. U

    Thoughts on Revel M8 speakers?

    Hey, I originally sent this message as a DM to Amir. He suggested that I should be posting this in the Forums as well. I know this community is super helpful and knowledgable, but I was just holding back because I am a super new user. I will copy pasta the original message I sent to him in...
  14. V

    need an advice: wireless 5.1 based on 2 RPI + 2 amps

    Hello ASR people! I'm working on assembling 2.0 speakers kit + diy stereo amp. And I'm thinking if I can extend this setup to use it as a home cinema system. I want to make it wireless splitting it to from speakers and rear speakers synced between two raspberry Pi + some fancy soft like Volumio...
  15. andrewskaterrr

    Are there sub-$1500 AV Processors???

    I have a Marantz SR5010 and am wanting to upgrade. I'd like to get something with full HDMI 2.1 but we're still waiting on those to release it seems. My main question is do I go with another Marantz or similar AV Receiver, or buy separate AV Processor and AMP? So far all I've been able to...
  16. Pinox67

    Anthem AVM60 Review (a second test)

    Intrigued by Amirm's review of Anthem AVM60 A/V processor and having one unit available, I tried my hand at making quickly some measurements, to see where they fit together or not. I state that these results are very good, even if they are obtained in a less stressful situation. Amirm’s...
  17. G

    Better dollar for dollar? Passives + amplifier vs. actives + processor

    Hi, I've been looking at different setup options for a 7.1.4 home theater and I'd like to get some opinions from people that have experience with both passive and active speakers. I've never had the chance to hear a high end passive speaker home theater setup (or an active speaker one), but I am...
  18. tar

    5.1. Surround: extending analog audio signal to rear speakers via LAN

    Aloha, how would you transfer the rear speaker signal(s) (source is an NVidia Shield Pro 2019) to rear speakers via LAN (or WLAN)? I would not like to lay cables across the living room but I have network sockets near the TV and near the position of the rears (and WLAN, of course). Passive...
  19. R

    7.2.4 external amplifier options

    Hello, Receiver: Denon x6700h LR: Monitor Audio Silver 500's (90 db sens., 8 ohms, 250W RMS power handling) C: Monitor Audio Silver C350 (90 db sens., 8 ohms, 200W RMS power handling) for my centre channel. Surrounds: Monitor audio FX (87 db sens, 8 ohms, 85W power handling) [I am considering...
  20. R

    Golden Trapagon: Ideal vs Reality?

    I'm about to embark on the design of HT in a house we're remodeling. I've got plenty of room for a decent size and design (at least 10x6x23, room within a room, etc.). Searching the net, there's lots of sites that assert that the Golden Trapagon is the preferred shape. Few of these sites are...
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