• What are your thoughts on the JBL BoomBox?

    This is not an audiophile geared speaker it is gear for thunderous sound, so since audiophiles dislike thunderous and loud sound I am disregarding audiofool-based answers.
    This is not an audiophile geared speaker it is gear for thunderous sound, so since audiophiles dislike thunderous and loud sound I am disregarding audiofool-based answers.
    6 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • What are hdmi cables that can run 240hz?

    6 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Which would be a better buy: a 7.1 surround system or a 5.1.2 Atmos-enabled soundbar w/ sub?

    I know atmos is much better than regular surround sound and that standard surround sound is better than a soundbar but since atmos costs several grand to get all the enabled speakers and receiver, would an atmos soundbar be good enough to warrant its purchase over a standard surround sound system? And yes, I do... show more
    I know atmos is much better than regular surround sound and that standard surround sound is better than a soundbar but since atmos costs several grand to get all the enabled speakers and receiver, would an atmos soundbar be good enough to warrant its purchase over a standard surround sound system? And yes, I do have atmos supported content to use it with
    6 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Connecting two speakers to existing sound system?

    I have a Sony sound bar with subwoofer and was thinking about connecting two desktop studio speakers to the system. The speakers and soundbar have 3.5mm jacks so in theory could I just hook them both up to a 3.5mm hub or would that cause audio lag? Or what other solutions would you guys suggest. Any help is welcome... show more
    I have a Sony sound bar with subwoofer and was thinking about connecting two desktop studio speakers to the system. The speakers and soundbar have 3.5mm jacks so in theory could I just hook them both up to a 3.5mm hub or would that cause audio lag? Or what other solutions would you guys suggest. Any help is welcome and thanks for your time.
    5 answers · 1 month ago
  • What is better jbl or cabasse or bose?

    11 answers · 1 month ago
  • Why do tannoy ceiling speakers in large shops sound so tinny and have far to much treble?

    Best answer: Ceiling speakers are usually the cheapest thing available in a tin box and using an undersized 70Volt transformer because the shop needs dozens of them to cover the space for the least amount of money. The use of another 70Volt transformer at the amplifiers doesn't help. Odds are that the transformer taps are... show more
    Best answer: Ceiling speakers are usually the cheapest thing available in a tin box and using an undersized 70Volt transformer because the shop needs dozens of them to cover the space for the least amount of money. The use of another 70Volt transformer at the amplifiers doesn't help. Odds are that the transformer taps are messed up by incompetent installers. Tannoy has nothing to do with it.
    10 answers · 2 months ago
  • How do I wire a bookshelf speakers (pair) to a DAC/RCA only?

    Best answer: You cannot power those speakers with that headphone amplifier. Those are passive, not active (self-powered) speakers and they can handle up to 120 watts apiece. You need a stereo amplifier or receiver with AT LEAST 30 watts RMS power per channel @ 6 ohms to get decent sound out of them. That ARC headphone amp only... show more
    Best answer: You cannot power those speakers with that headphone amplifier. Those are passive, not active (self-powered) speakers and they can handle up to 120 watts apiece. You need a stereo amplifier or receiver with AT LEAST 30 watts RMS power per channel @ 6 ohms to get decent sound out of them. That ARC headphone amp only puts out a maximum of 1 watt.

    Unless you buy used, a decent amplifier or AV receiver is going to cost more than the speakers do for something decent. Otherwise, scrap your plans for the Elac 2's and get some active speakers instead. Elacs partner amp intended for those speakers costs a whopping $1000, but if you've got $400 to spend on an amplifier, I'd recommend this: https://nadelectronics.com/product/d-302... You might pick a refurbished one up on eBay for half that.

    Now, get some sleep and afterward read this to educate yourself: https://www.themasterswitch.com/how-to-m...
    8 answers · 2 months ago
  • Help hooking up audio to a projection system?

    I work at a small non-profit and we are trying to update our projection system. We have an existing mounted projector that puts out VISUAL ONLY through HDMI. WE have a surround sound system that was put in a while ago but damaged in a flood. I got a new DVD/Bluray player that hooks up to the projector and my... show more
    I work at a small non-profit and we are trying to update our projection system. We have an existing mounted projector that puts out VISUAL ONLY through HDMI. WE have a surround sound system that was put in a while ago but damaged in a flood. I got a new DVD/Bluray player that hooks up to the projector and my visual output is fine. We purchased new speakers that have Bluetooth, auxiliary, and Coax (red and white) input options. This speaker system/projector combo works with a laptop using the auxiliary method/ It does NOT work with the dvd player which has a single Coax output. (we bought an adapter turning the red white to a single and it does not work.)
    3 answers · 2 months ago
  • Can I put a phono lead from a receiver in to a powered speaker?

    I know that the receiver will send power down the cable, but will it affect the powered speaker at all? The receiver doesn t have any alternative line outs or anything and I wanted to use the bookshelf speakers I have for my front surround from the receiver.
    I know that the receiver will send power down the cable, but will it affect the powered speaker at all? The receiver doesn t have any alternative line outs or anything and I wanted to use the bookshelf speakers I have for my front surround from the receiver.
    4 answers · 2 months ago
  • My Sony BDV-E280 Surround system died. I need to buy a new player. How do I know if I can plug in my old speakers? It never says in descrptn?

    Best answer: If you buy a new HTiB, it will come with its own speakers. You cannot attach a DVD player to an HTiB. If you buy an actual receiver you will need to purchase a DVD Player and a set of surround speakers. The ones that came with the HTiB Will likely not match well with most receivers, which require real audio HI-FI... show more
    Best answer: If you buy a new HTiB, it will come with its own speakers. You cannot attach a DVD player to an HTiB. If you buy an actual receiver you will need to purchase a DVD Player and a set of surround speakers. The ones that came with the HTiB Will likely not match well with most receivers, which require real audio HI-FI grade speakers that should all be of the same ohm rating, usually between 8 and 6 ohms with more expensive ones happy with driving 4 ohm examples. . HTiB speakers are not worth the money to salvage even if they were compatible.
    3 answers · 2 months ago
  • How do I connect my Onkyo Receiver HT-R640 and SONY Bravia KDL-40V2500?

    I recently cut the cable cord, purchasing a couple of Roku Ultras and a Mohu Leaf. I have an old SONY Bravia and I'm trying to hook up my Onkyo receiver so that I can listen to the TV audio through the receiver whenever I'm watching the Roku or the Leaf. Right now I'm using two HDMIs ports on the back... show more
    I recently cut the cable cord, purchasing a couple of Roku Ultras and a Mohu Leaf. I have an old SONY Bravia and I'm trying to hook up my Onkyo receiver so that I can listen to the TV audio through the receiver whenever I'm watching the Roku or the Leaf. Right now I'm using two HDMIs ports on the back of the TV, one for the Roku and another for the DVD player - both of which the audio is using the TV speakers. This leaves me six more external inputs on the TV. There may not be a way to hook up the Roku Ultra to play audio through the receiver but I feel like there should be a way to connect the receiver to the TV when I'm using the Mohu to watch local channels. Not really too savvy about these kinds of things, as you can tell, but am I wasting my time trying to use my receiver with the Mohu or Roku? Can anyone point me in the right direction?
    6 answers · 2 months ago
  • How to set up a home theater?

    Best answer: Well, a drop-down screen will do you no good with out a projector, hahah,So that's on the list. Oh,.and projectors want hooking up to a source of movies or media, like a disc player or a PC or a cable connection, as projectors are just monitors, only eh, bigger. Real receivers do not come with speakers, so... show more
    Best answer: Well, a drop-down screen will do you no good with out a projector, hahah,So that's on the list. Oh,.and projectors want hooking up to a source of movies or media, like a disc player or a PC or a cable connection, as projectors are just monitors, only eh, bigger. Real receivers do not come with speakers, so start looking at surround speaker sets. Besides having a place to mount the screen, you will likely need to figure out where to put the speakers, so look at your site and figure that out. Might want some stands, or mounting hardware, a means to hide or channel wireing so its a. not a mess, B. not underfoot. Also where to mount or site the projector, all this equipment plugs into wall power, so make advance prep for that, too. Projection TV is very, very light sensitive, so you need to be able to keep direct sunlight off the screen (curtans, blinds, different wall, Etc.
    7 answers · 3 months ago
  • What’s a good receiver for a home theater system that won’t switch into protection mode at high volumes?

    So I have a denon receiver that keeps shutting off at higher volumes when a movie has an explosion or a really high pitch sound effect. I’ve tried everything to fix it. Really just want one that doesn’t have a protection mode or can be turned off cause I know the speakers can handle it & still will shut off at... show more
    So I have a denon receiver that keeps shutting off at higher volumes when a movie has an explosion or a really high pitch sound effect. I’ve tried everything to fix it. Really just want one that doesn’t have a protection mode or can be turned off cause I know the speakers can handle it & still will shut off at those moments even if they are all unplugged. any help would really be appreciated
    7 answers · 3 months ago
  • Is it possible to integrate my vintage Harmon Kardon Receiver 730 and Infinity Speakers with my LED TV and Surround Sound DVD/CD Player?

    Best answer: Maybe... Of course you can't get surround sound out of a stereo receiver, but you can get very good Stereo sound from the equipment you have As Long As the TV has analog audio outputs (RCA jacks or a headphone jack). Don't confuse inputs and outputs. Many modern TVs don't have analog audio... show more
    Best answer: Maybe...

    Of course you can't get surround sound out of a stereo receiver,
    but you can get very good Stereo sound from the equipment you have
    As Long As the TV has analog audio outputs (RCA jacks or a headphone jack).

    Don't confuse inputs and outputs.

    Many modern TVs don't have analog audio outputs.

    Digital outputs can be easily and economically converted to analog with a small accessory.

    Read The Owner's Manual for the TV.

    If necessary, call in a home theater installer for assistance.
    4 answers · 3 months ago