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Screen and streaming video/headphones setup for rowing machine?

I will soon be the proud renter of a water-rower machine. I would like to have a large-ish video screen nearby to watch while exercising. Because it is also very close to our bedroom, I also want to have the system set up for headphones, so that the noise won't bother my wife. Looking for advice on how to put all the pieces together to make this happen. [more inside]
posted by seasparrow on Jan 20, 2017 - 16 answers

Help me not rage-drive my car into a telephone pole

I have a 2016 Honda Fit. It has a Bluetooth connection, but I usually plug my phone into the aux cable so my phone can charge while I'm driving ( the aux connection overrides the Bluetooth). Whenever I do this and the car audio is on, my iTunes music automatically starts playing (in alphabetical order by song) as soon as the phone is plugged in. How can I keep this from happening? I can only hear "Alcohol" by the Barenaked Ladies so many times before I go mad.
posted by coppermoss on May 25, 2016 - 24 answers

In search of a sound system.

Can you recommend a sound system to hook up to a TV, our phones, and that also has a radio? [more inside]
posted by msbrauer on Jan 4, 2016 - 8 answers

Blown speaker?

I just recently picked up a pair of 1980s-era Celestion 3 bookshelf speakers and they sound great. Well, the right one sounded great until something happened today. I may have been listening to The Cars' "Candy-O" a little too loudly when the speaker started going, "thup-thup-thup" and then lost the woofer. [more inside]
posted by NoMich on Sep 10, 2015 - 15 answers

Battery-powered pre-amp for microphone recco, pls

I have a battery-powered speaker which will be used at an outdoor event. I need to be able to power an XLR microphone that will then connect to the speaker via minijack. Can anyone recommend a reliable, small pre-amp that would be suitable for amplifying the mic before it goes into the speaker? Battery-powered would be ideal, and portability is desirable.
posted by sandettie light vessel automatic on Aug 24, 2015 - 6 answers

Optimal speaker set up for a computer playing Spotify?

What is the optimal speaker set up for a computer playing iTunes and Spotify primarily (quality ~320 kbps)? I primarily listen to music on Spotify, and am looking for a new office speaker setup to connect to my iMac, but I'm not sure what the optimal plan is. Bookshelf speakers? Sonos? Computer speakers? DAC? Receiver? I'd prefer speakers to headphones, and am looking for the best sound out of those files.
posted by quickasfoxes on Jul 3, 2015 - 13 answers

Small Amplifier

I'm looking for a small, simple amplifier to drive bookshelf speakers [more inside]
posted by deliquescent on May 14, 2015 - 17 answers

Help me find the right multi-zone audio setup

I'm looking for a way to implement multi-zone audio in my house but I'm getting a bit lost in my search... [more inside]
posted by trivia genius on Jun 18, 2014 - 5 answers

Help me fill our gym with music!

I'd like to set up an awesome DIY sound system so our entire (huge) gymnastics facility is all listening to the same music source at once. The size of the facility (about 600' by 100') is my stumbling block, and the technological specifications and suggestions I get from Google are making my head spin! [more inside]
posted by denimflavored on Oct 7, 2013 - 8 answers

Wedding music options - Buffalo, NY

My partner and I are planning our wedding up in Buffalo, NY, for this October - yay! We've got most things covered at this point, but one thing we're both feeling clueless about is arranging to have music for the ceremony and reception. Can you help? General advice and Buffalo-specific recommendations would be gratefully welcomed! [more inside]
posted by DingoMutt on May 28, 2013 - 8 answers

The best sound quality $150 can buy

I have a (squishy) $150 to throw at a speaker setup for my living room. Help? [more inside]
posted by pdq on Jul 12, 2012 - 9 answers

laptop instead of an airport?

Can I setup my PC laptop to receive audio like an AirPort Express? [more inside]
posted by Theta States on Jun 19, 2012 - 8 answers

A portable PA system for film projection

Help us choose a portable PA system to show films. [more inside]
posted by ssg on Apr 10, 2011 - 10 answers

Wanted: An awesome, but cheap, sound system for a student co-op

What kind of (budget, DJ-quality) sound system should we buy to have amazing parties at a student co-op? [more inside]
posted by mahoganyslide on Sep 16, 2010 - 11 answers

How to get good sound without annoying neighbors?

Do you have any recommendations for a sound system / speaker layout that will get good sound to my ears, but not to my downstairs neighbor? [more inside]
posted by TimeTravelSpeed on May 27, 2010 - 13 answers

Help me avoid having the Dallas club experience while I'm in Vancouver

Techno in Vancouver? Is there such a thing? If no techno, how about a really good blues bar? Help me find it before September 6. [more inside]
posted by Unicorn on the cob on Aug 28, 2009 - 8 answers

LCD Soundsystem's Krautrock Influence

This LCD Soundsystem song, "All My Friends", sounds similar to a Krautrock song that I've heard in the past, but I can't seem to pinpoint it. Anybody know which one? Possibly something by Kluster/Eno?
posted by destro on Jul 30, 2007 - 8 answers

The best, cheapest sound system possible

AudioNoviceFilter: I need an audio setup for a dorm that sounds the best it can for the least amount of money. [more inside]
posted by The Esteemed Doctor Bunsen Honeydew on Jul 25, 2007 - 19 answers

Magical, From (not)Blown Speakers. Please.

Please help me narrow my search and find the right sound system for my apartment. Thank you! [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on May 16, 2007 - 14 answers

How to connect internal TV speakers to audio system?

Connecting internal TV speakers to audio system. Is is possible? How could I screw up? The TV is already open and some wires disconnected. [more inside]
posted by Dataphage on Jan 27, 2007 - 8 answers

home stereo advice

I've always played music through my PC & PC speakers, or through a cheap boombox/stereo. I get decent quality through my PC, but I'd really like to separate it out and get some good speakers for just for music. The problem is, I don't exactly know how to go about this. [more inside]
posted by devilsbrigade on Apr 25, 2005 - 7 answers

Is there such a thing as a good compact stereo?

Is there such a thing as a good compact stereo? Not a boombox, mind you. Just a small system that will neatly fit into the entertainment center beneath the TV. Something reliable that will play the radio and CDs. It would also be nice if I could route the TV audio through it. I am not an audiophile, and buying individual components scares me. But my budget is also only $200-$300ish. Any hope for me?
posted by piskycritter on Nov 21, 2004 - 15 answers

Sound system for a small bar/restaurant/night club?

How do I begin to go about specifying a sound system for my new, small (theoretical) bar, restaurant and night club?
posted by nthdegx on Oct 29, 2004 - 6 answers

Does anyone know of a list of all the THX signature clips and in which movie they were in?

The THX sound system demonstration before a movie changed recently. The little repair robot is gone, replaced by a stream of sound clips from famous movies: "I will strike down upon thee," etc. Does anyone know of a list of all the clips, who said them, and in which movie? I'm trying to identify the "well well well" clip, but all would be ideal. The prominence of "thx" as an abbreviation for "thanks" is making my Google search difficult.
posted by scarabic on Jul 31, 2004 - 18 answers

Car speaker installation hassles

Say you have two holes in your front car doors where the speakers should go. And say that even though you can wire them up, you have no way to attach them, because the geniuses that can design a car to drive 300,000 miles can't make interior door panels that don't shred like cardboard after a quarter of that. What would you do? [mas adentro] [more inside]
posted by gottabefunky on Feb 8, 2004 - 3 answers

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