• Can my 5.1 home theater Dec run a 12 inch subwoofer?

    I had recently purchased a custom made home theater system from a local electronics store. Shopkeeper told that the total power output on the dec was around 250watt RMS (he wasn't sure tho). My question is can my home theater dec run 12 in subwoofer( pioneer TS-W306R) without the help of external power or amp.
    I had recently purchased a custom made home theater system from a local electronics store. Shopkeeper told that the total power output on the dec was around 250watt RMS (he wasn't sure tho). My question is can my home theater dec run 12 in subwoofer( pioneer TS-W306R) without the help of external power or amp.
    6 answers · 5 days ago
  • How can I fix my right speaker, its not working!?

    Hello, I have a Cyber Acoustics CA-3602FFP 2.1 Speaker Sound System with Subwoofer and Control Pod which has been working for months, but recently one of the speakers stopped working for no reason. Its not an issue with my computer as I pluged in the speakers to my phone as well. Any tips?
    Hello, I have a Cyber Acoustics CA-3602FFP 2.1 Speaker Sound System with Subwoofer and Control Pod which has been working for months, but recently one of the speakers stopped working for no reason. Its not an issue with my computer as I pluged in the speakers to my phone as well. Any tips?
    7 answers · 1 week ago
  • Should I replace by 5.1 home cinema with an all-in-one soundbar and two rear speakers?

    I have a Samsung 5.1 home cinema system. I don't want to degrade the sound, but the system is cracking up, I don't like all the wires, and Christmas is coming. A soundbar with rear wireless speakers would solve the last three issues, but would the sound be better? If not, what alternative set up or brand do... show more
    I have a Samsung 5.1 home cinema system. I don't want to degrade the sound, but the system is cracking up, I don't like all the wires, and Christmas is coming. A soundbar with rear wireless speakers would solve the last three issues, but would the sound be better? If not, what alternative set up or brand do you recommend?
    11 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Is there a way to adjust the volume of headphones separately from adjusting the volume on the audio/video receiver?

    I have a terrible time hearing the dialogue while watching TV unless I use headphones. But when I plug the jack into the audio/video receiver, the sound goes mute and my wife cannot listen. Is there a way to separately control the volume of the headphones and TV speakers? I have a five year old Denon A/V receiver.
    I have a terrible time hearing the dialogue while watching TV unless I use headphones. But when I plug the jack into the audio/video receiver, the sound goes mute and my wife cannot listen. Is there a way to separately control the volume of the headphones and TV speakers? I have a five year old Denon A/V receiver.
    7 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Trying to use an HDMI/DVI conversion cable from PC to a surround sound reciever, and it's as if the cable is non existent.?

    My monitor and PC are connected via HDMI, and am trying to use a DVI/HDMI cable to connect to my surround sound reciever. My surround is HDMI out, so I'm thinking my cable is backwards from what I needed. But I'm hoping someone with more understanding will confirm this or tell me what I'm doing wrong,... show more
    My monitor and PC are connected via HDMI, and am trying to use a DVI/HDMI cable to connect to my surround sound reciever. My surround is HDMI out, so I'm thinking my cable is backwards from what I needed. But I'm hoping someone with more understanding will confirm this or tell me what I'm doing wrong, and what I need. Thanks.
    4 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Connected piano to reciever?

    A piano I'm thinking about getting has a 1/4 inch headphone jack. Now could I use a single 1/4 cable that splits into a L/R and connect that to my receiver, would that work fine for transferring the sound of the piano to my sound system?
    A piano I'm thinking about getting has a 1/4 inch headphone jack. Now could I use a single 1/4 cable that splits into a L/R and connect that to my receiver, would that work fine for transferring the sound of the piano to my sound system?
    5 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • Why are Hi-Fi system so heavy.?

    Why are Hi-Fi system so heavy.?

    Just wondering why are stereo systems so heavy. i mean like proper cinema systems or cabinet hi-fi. what’s in them that makes them so heavy to lift.?
    Just wondering why are stereo systems so heavy. i mean like proper cinema systems or cabinet hi-fi. what’s in them that makes them so heavy to lift.?
    7 answers · 1 month ago
  • How do I remove the speakers in my Infinity Crescendo Home Speakers?

    I found a pair of Infinity Crescendo Home speakers at a thrift store thinking they'd be easy to repair. The speakers need replacement but the fasteners holding them in is a totally unfamiliar fastener, it is not a typical phillips head, torx, square drive, flathead or anything else. Any idea how to remove these... show more
    I found a pair of Infinity Crescendo Home speakers at a thrift store thinking they'd be easy to repair. The speakers need replacement but the fasteners holding them in is a totally unfamiliar fastener, it is not a typical phillips head, torx, square drive, flathead or anything else. Any idea how to remove these speakers???
    4 answers · 1 month ago
  • I'm an idiot and need help setting up speakers?

    I've never done this before. I had some big speakers lying around, Mission M71's, and I want to hook them up to my computer, or preferably to the output of my audio interface (I make music, but so far only with headphones). Apparently they used to be connected to a CD reciever. I'm guessing I can just... show more
    I've never done this before. I had some big speakers lying around, Mission M71's, and I want to hook them up to my computer, or preferably to the output of my audio interface (I make music, but so far only with headphones). Apparently they used to be connected to a CD reciever. I'm guessing I can just use an RCA connection from the back of my audio interface into this, instead of buying a power adaptor? Anyway, the more pressing issue is that I don't know how to wire up the speakers. The cables come out the receiver with 2 for the left speaker and 2 for the right. Only, each speaker has 4 connectors. There's the red ones, with a + underneath, and the black ones with a - underneath, and for both black and red, there's one with HF above it and one with LF above it. I'm clueless. Which wires go where?
    6 answers · 2 months ago
  • Is it safe/ safer if your ground wire is much larger than your power wire?

    i got an amp run, same gauge wire each way. usual install. now im installing an accessory fuse box under my rear seat that will mainly run 12v accessories - leds, etc. as well as relays )obv the power source will be directly to the battery, anyways - nothings hooked up yet just fabbed up. will a 270 watt 12 AWG... show more
    i got an amp run, same gauge wire each way. usual install. now im installing an accessory fuse box under my rear seat that will mainly run 12v accessories - leds, etc. as well as relays )obv the power source will be directly to the battery, anyways - nothings hooked up yet just fabbed up. will a 270 watt 12 AWG power wire be okay with a 8 gauge ground wire? i figured itd be safer actually since grounding to sanded seatbolt. or should i just do 12 awg all around. please tell me 12awg of legit light stranded OFC copper wire will be plenty. i debated the 8 AWG but that seemed too much especially letting the relays do all the work. thanks for the input fellas
    6 answers · 2 months ago
  • What is wrong with my speaker system?

    My desktop runs on Gigabyte motherboard Gigabyte b85m-d3h-a. It says that it supports 5.1. And I have got Realtek HD Audio Manager (version 6.0.1.8036). I've just bought Logitech Z906. The conncetion is made with the 6- channel direct input cable Logitech provided. I connected both ends as per the colour codes... show more
    My desktop runs on Gigabyte motherboard Gigabyte b85m-d3h-a. It says that it supports 5.1. And I have got Realtek HD Audio Manager (version 6.0.1.8036). I've just bought Logitech Z906. The conncetion is made with the 6- channel direct input cable Logitech provided. I connected both ends as per the colour codes and chose the pop- up message options from Realtek driver correctly. When I'm testing the speakers using Realtek HD Audio Manager (Speakers> Speaker Configuration), none of the rest 4 pieces apart from 2 front speakers produce any sound. But when I play any song or video in my computer, all speakers work. But then, another thing is front left is producing the same sound as rear left and front right is matching rear right; even if I play Dolby digital songs from Youtube or other sources. Please let me know what the solution is.
    4 answers · 2 months ago
  • Will a Canadian DVD play on a US player?

    Best answer: Yes, Both are region 1 and should play just fine.
    Best answer: Yes, Both are region 1 and should play just fine.
    5 answers · 2 months ago
  • Trying to get the right connectors for my 40+ year old receiver so I can listen to records. Involves bare wires, RCA or AV connectors, etc.?

    I have an old Technics SA-EX110 receiver that I dug out of the closet and an old record player. The back of my receiver has these little tabs that you press down and feed the speaker wire into and release the tab (that holds the wire in place). I want to connect RCA connectors to those somehow so I can hear the... show more
    I have an old Technics SA-EX110 receiver that I dug out of the closet and an old record player. The back of my receiver has these little tabs that you press down and feed the speaker wire into and release the tab (that holds the wire in place). I want to connect RCA connectors to those somehow so I can hear the records through my equally very old bose sound system. I'm guessing there is some sort of special connector/converter that would allow me to do this. I'd appreciate some help. I'm reduced to listening on headphones until I someone helps me out. Thanks!!!
    9 answers · 2 months ago
  • How to make my center and rear speakers work in surround sound systems ?

    Best answer: What you have is an 5.1 or 7.1 ANALOGUE speaker system designed to work with sound cards that output multi-channel audio over multiple jacks. So the Green, Black, and Yellow jacks would all plug into sockets of the same color on a compatible sound card. If you don't have a compatible sound card then all you... show more
    Best answer: What you have is an 5.1 or 7.1 ANALOGUE speaker system designed to work with sound cards that output multi-channel audio over multiple jacks. So the Green, Black, and Yellow jacks would all plug into sockets of the same color on a compatible sound card.

    If you don't have a compatible sound card then all you are going to get from this set up is stereo!

    UNLESS!

    Some of these speaker sets also had an SP/DIF connection, some were coaxial, some were optical, some had both! The computer you are using may have such abilities and you may net eve know it! But you need the same type of connector, capable of the same formats on transmitting device and receiving device.
    6 answers · 2 months ago
  • Anyone have one of the "monster receivers" of the late/early 1980s from the "receiver wars" era?

    Looking for info on those who have one of those "warm beasts" like the Pioneer SX-1980, Sansui G-33000 ,Nikko NR-1415....... and speaker pairing selections(old school 1970s speakers, mid 1980s, today's speakers....), cost of having a pro tuneup/repair and such..... Thanks
    Looking for info on those who have one of those "warm beasts" like the Pioneer SX-1980, Sansui G-33000 ,Nikko NR-1415....... and speaker pairing selections(old school 1970s speakers, mid 1980s, today's speakers....), cost of having a pro tuneup/repair and such..... Thanks
    8 answers · 3 months ago