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Can I hook a second room's speakers up to a single-zone 5.1 receiver?

I have an overabundance of stereo/home theater equipment and I need to simplify. Is it possible to hook a second pair of stereo speakers up to an existing 5.1 system in some way? The receiver does NOT have a second zone. [more inside]
posted by 40 Watt on Apr 26, 2013 - 3 answers

best sound system for hearing movie dialogue

Ever since the DVD age began, I've noticed that music and sound effects in movies are always WAY louder than the dialogue. It's really annoying. Will a properly configured surround sound system fix this? What is the right way to set up surround sound speakers? Are sound bars any good? [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco on Mar 11, 2013 - 12 answers

If Apple made a Home Theater Receiver...

Does a minimalist but high-quality stereo receiver exist? For me, the ideal receiver would have the essential inputs and outputs with a focus on the latest technology instead of every input for every occasion. It would only need to be 2.1 but 5.1 would be Ok. It would be beautifully designed. And it would likely be a bit expensive. It would essentially be the 'Macbook Air' of receivers. Does anything like this exist? [more inside]
posted by verevi on Sep 10, 2011 - 21 answers

I need something new to geek out about.

An idle stereo upgrade question: If I were to upgrade any part of my stereo system, would I get more bang for the buck upgrading my receiver, my speakers, or it would it probably not make a difference given my listening habits? Details on my setup inside. [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Aug 15, 2011 - 12 answers

Should I be using a USB DAC instead of my TV

Should I not be using my television as a DAC for my home stereo? [more inside]
posted by johnchristopher on Jan 24, 2011 - 7 answers

Cheap home theatre solutions

I keep buying low-end home theatre systems and they keep breaking. Maybe I'm not actually buying the right thing? [more inside]
posted by roll truck roll on Jun 4, 2010 - 12 answers

Sounds Good...

[Hi-Fi / HT filter] Help me find the right front speakers for my receiver, so that both music and movies sound good ! [more inside]
posted by madeinitaly on Oct 14, 2009 - 6 answers

Help me hook up a new HDTV to an old(ish) stereo receiver?

Can you help me connect my optical-out DVD players to my new HDMI-in HDTV? [more inside]
posted by Dr. Wu on Sep 22, 2009 - 12 answers

Best places to talk Home Audio?

What and where are the best audio/home theater discussion groups/forums for someone wanting to learn about said items? [more inside]
posted by Phyltre on Feb 25, 2008 - 10 answers

Can anyone help me with a troublesome home theater problem?

I'm having some problems with my AV receiver and I'm hoping someone here can help. I'll post the details inside. [more inside]
posted by bDiddy on Dec 19, 2005 - 15 answers

RCA vs Coax Cable

Stereo/home theater cable question(s): Can you use a "regular" RCA cable as a "Coaxial digital" interconnect for digital audio from, say, a DVD player to a receiver? The plug seems the same size, but don't know if it carries the same signal. Similar question: can you use a standard AUDIO RCA cable (red or white) to carry a standard VIDEO RCA signal? Or does it have to be the yellow-labeled RCA?
posted by robbie01 on Dec 25, 2004 - 27 answers

Speaker Shopping

Do you have any advice on purchasing speakers for a home theater / stereo setup in an apartment building with relatively thin walls? [More inside....] [more inside]
posted by subgenius on Jan 18, 2004 - 7 answers

good, small, inexpensive speakers

Looking for good, small, inexpensive speakers... [more inside]
posted by dobbs on Dec 19, 2003 - 8 answers

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