Are there any good alternatives to the SONOS system that would let me control music across my entire house from my iPhone? [more inside]
posted by ZackTM
on Oct 10, 2013 -
Buying advice for audio equipment that can be used for both home video and for field recording? [more inside]
posted by facetious
on Feb 17, 2012 -
What's the best way to record audio (or video) of myself sleeping? Yes, ideally, eight hours of low-quality audio in one shot. [more inside]
posted by stroke_count
on Jan 6, 2012 -
I am planning a project for a new years party involving over a hundred speakers of assorted size and Ohm values , Basically the idea is to stack all the speakers to cover an entire wall of a room and wire them all up to an amplifier(s?) what would be the best way to wire them? [more inside]
posted by 70klicks
on Dec 12, 2011 -
What I have: a MacBook Pro running iTunes. What I need: some speakers and a way to get the music into the other rooms of a small house. [more inside]
posted by 5Q7
on Nov 7, 2011 -
I have a Panasonic VT30 65" plasma and I'm excited about the release of a video game next week. I'd like to celebrate by cashing in some amazon gift cards and adding better sound.
*My bedroom is small, so this stuff has to be low profile.
*I only want to spend a few hundred dollars. Let's say $300-800. I'll upgrade some future day.
I think a standalone receiver is not a sensible option but I'll consider it. Maybe a soundbar with sub is the way to go? If a soundbar really can simulate surround, that's great. If I have to go multispeakers they will have to be low profile.
Thanks for reading. People probably ask this all the time but my search results were pretty poor!
posted by DesmondDoomsday
on Oct 13, 2011 -
I just moved and am trying to figure out the most elegant network audio solution. Most of the equipment I think I need is already here [below the fold], and I want to figure out if I need to buy anything else, or if what I have already is enough to suit my needs. [more inside]
posted by billtron
on Feb 6, 2011 -
I need to split the audio signal outputs (CD, tuner, Computer etc) to different amplifiers in my house, what do I need to do this? [more inside]
posted by misterpatrick
on Feb 4, 2011 -
Can you recommend a reliable & affordable stereo receiver? I had a Sony receiver which worked for a couple of years and then broke. [more inside]
posted by pantufla
on Oct 22, 2010 -
I have a Onkyo HT-S3200 HTIAB. The speakers are perfect for my needs, but the receiver is lacking one major feature. Help me find a replacement receiver (or help me fix my problem). [more inside]
posted by nitsuj
on Oct 6, 2010 -
Right now we play music using the iMac in our living room. But in our new apartment the computer is going to be in the office. How can I get the tunes out of there and into the adjacent living room? [more inside]
posted by Beardman
on Apr 19, 2010 -
What Windows XP-compatible software is closest in feel and functionality to Garageband? Apple's music making package is one of the things I miss about my old Mac, but for now I am stuck with working on two PCs. The last AskMeFi question on this was five years ago
; I've tried Acid and Audacity and hate them both. Help me get my groove back!
posted by skylar
on Feb 20, 2010 -
Does anyone know of any attractive powered speakers? Ones that look like they belong on a bookshelf and not next to a PC? [more inside]
posted by bryanlacksfocus
on Dec 16, 2009 -
Home amp filter: Shallow cabinet, 5.1-channel, three-input-HDMI, two-zone, good-quality amplifier-receiver -- does it exist? [more inside]
posted by rleamon
on Nov 15, 2009 -
Audio Trust: I suspect the crossovers & voice coils on my Mission speaker towers (the 5 driver + tweeter rosewood cabinet ones) have fried. Where can I possibly find replacements or knowledgeable people to help me solder in new ones?
posted by omidius
on Nov 13, 2009 -
I'm looking for a home audio receiver + speakers to serve a few different purposes. Can you help me find a good one? [more inside]
posted by wordsmith
on Oct 16, 2009 -
Lightning strike! Home audio receiver got burned but it still works. I'm confused as to why this thing still operates. Advice? [more inside]
posted by Dave.
on Jul 30, 2009 -
I know of only one app (remote buddy) that claims a plugin that would let you control airfoil on a mac remotely via an iphone but it does not work very well. Is anyone else doing this? [more inside]
posted by joshgray
on Jul 20, 2009 -
What components do I need to buy to have a solid stereo system for my home? [more inside]
posted by 10ch
on Nov 20, 2007 -
Home networking wizards: What cool stuff can be done when a house is wired with RG-6 and Cat6? Not just vanilla internet and file sharing. What wired activities and equipment do you love or covet? [more inside]
posted by Dave 9
on Aug 31, 2006 -
What's the best and least expensive way to setup a zoned audio system for my house -- MUZAK for the home -- with up to five different music channels playing in different rooms of the house. Preferably without having to wire the place. So wireless. [more inside]
posted by pallen123
on Aug 18, 2006 -
When I have my integrated amplifier set on "phono", I get an annoying 60 cycle hum buzzing out my speakers. [more inside]
posted by Ber
on Mar 14, 2006 -
Short version: Want to piggy back the audio/video output of my receiver onto my cable TV signal.
Long version: I want to take the output of my receiver which is in RCA plugs (2 audio, 1 video) and somehow put that onto coax that ALSO contains my basic cable channels. I'm sure I stumbled onto something like this while looking at home automation stuff months ago, but I'm not finding it now. Effectively what I want is to be able to put my receiver's output on channel 100 or something on my coax. This would allow me to split that coax and run it to other TV's in my house and have the output from the receiver available on any TV on channel 100, while still having the regular cable channels available as normal. This will allow me to play Xbox on any TV in my house with my wireless controller.
I found this
but it only puts the one signal onto coax, it doesn't add it to coax with an existing set of channels. Not what I want, but its the closest thing I've found.
Is this even possible or am I dreaming that I have seen this before?
posted by gfroese
on Jan 6, 2006 -
Home Studio Recording - My friend is looking into building a home studio and basing it around the ProTools LE Digi002 control surface. Should he go PC or Mac? [more inside]
posted by monsta coty scott
on Oct 25, 2005 -