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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

Upgrading to kit stereo tube amp from 5.1 digital receiver

In past questions (1, 2), I've described my stereo setup and my desire to build a stereo tube amp. I have no worries about actually building the kit amp, but I'm not sure what I'd do with all my speakers. In thinking about this, I realized I don't know much about my stereo in the first place. Can you help me understand what it actually means to have a stereo amp? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Apr 11, 2013 - 2 answers

How should we listen to music at home?

The last time I bought a stereo, Reagan was president. I don't know if they're even called stereos any more. Please help me figure out what I want and how to set it up. [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library on Feb 2, 2013 - 6 answers

On-wall audiophile speaker recommendations for music?

I'm looking for recommendations for decent audiophile speakers (for music) that can be mounted on a wall. [more inside]
posted by UbuRoivas on Jan 30, 2013 - 8 answers

Fix my crummy 80s Hi Fi

Speaker and turntable both on the fritz. [more inside]
posted by theodolite on Jan 1, 2013 - 6 answers

Help me rock out with the minimum possible financial outlay.

I'm looking to assemble a home stereo for dirt cheap. What do I need to know and how can I get the most ♪ for the least $? [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Dec 5, 2012 - 17 answers

Help me figure out how to wire for my home theatre

What wiring should I run to facilitate building a decent home theatre setup? [more inside]
posted by smcniven on Nov 30, 2012 - 4 answers

Did a toddler break my speakers?

I have a pair of vintage Bose 501 speakers that have worked great for the past five years. They are connected to a vintage Yamaha CR-820 receiver. A while ago, my favorite toddler pushed all the buttons on the receiver and the speakers stopped working. She came over again, pushed a bunch of buttons and it started working again. Next time: bunch of pushes, stopped. Now no button pushing seems to matter... is it broken? [more inside]
posted by 10ch on Jun 22, 2012 - 6 answers

Quality music/cinema receiver driving at least 130w for cheap?

I need a new amplifier/receiver for music and TV/home-cinema. I've looked at the Onkyo "network" range, especially entry level around £350-£400, but I am sure I could get my hands on an amp from a few years ago with all the features I desire, and save a bundle. I'd really appreciate your advice. [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on May 8, 2012 - 3 answers

Good home music system?

What's the best set-up to listen to music at home? [more inside]
posted by mono blanco on Feb 8, 2012 - 17 answers

What speaker set up is best for 120 gbs of mp3s and a two room apartment?

What speaker set up is best for 120 gbs of mp3s and a two room apartment? [more inside]
posted by anthropomorphic on Jul 12, 2011 - 8 answers

Help bring music to our home.

Stereo advice needed. [more inside]
posted by ottereroticist on Mar 9, 2011 - 14 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

Car audio for a newbie?

Do I need to buy speakers? What the hell is an HU? Can someone hold my hand while I try to get the speakers fixed in this pontiac vibe? [more inside]
posted by Think_Long on Dec 9, 2010 - 6 answers

need stero speaker recomendation

I'm looking for recommendations for a pair of bookshelf or floor stereo speakers that will work well with a 125W amp for $200 or less. [more inside]
posted by Alexdan4 on Oct 16, 2010 - 6 answers

Stereo fails at high volume

Why does my stereo shut itself off at higher volumes? [more inside]
posted by Iridic on Jul 15, 2010 - 16 answers

Cheap power amplifier recommendations?

Based on their good reviews and cheap price, I bought a pair of JBL Control 1 Pros for my DJ setup at home without realizing they were passive speakers. Any recommendations for a cheap amplifier? I just need some basic reference monitors for my turntables/mixer so I'm a little out of my depth when it comes to wading though reviews on audiophile websites.
posted by cosmic osmo on Jan 30, 2010 - 4 answers

Need stereo system advice

Please help me figure out the best stereo equipment setup to hook up to in-ceiling speakers. [more inside]
posted by Mid on Jan 6, 2010 - 4 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

What receiver and speakers should I purchase for under $400?

I'm on a budget and want to upgrade my audio system. What receiver/speakers I should purchase to get the most for my money? [more inside]
posted by vmrob on Sep 22, 2009 - 24 answers

Noise canceling technology for a whole apartment?

Any good solutions for canceling out my neighbor's bass from their stereo without headphones? Headphones aren't an option all the time if I need to sleep. Are their nose canceling stereos? How well do they work? What else could I try? [more inside]
posted by gilsonal on May 25, 2009 - 13 answers

Do I really need two or three separate boxes for just-OK computer audio?

Do I really need two or three separate boxes for just-OK computer audio? I need some kind of speaker to hook up to my laptop-used-as-a-desktop, but having three or even two separate components is cumbersome. I also don't think I really need an expensive, fancy system. [more inside]
posted by amtho on Mar 12, 2009 - 12 answers

How do I stop my surround sound system cutting out?

My surround sound system keeps cutting out at higher volumes. Please help me find a way to stop it happening. [more inside]
posted by Beep on Jan 21, 2009 - 9 answers

How to place a good speaker in a bad corner?

How to place a good speaker in a corner? After investing in some decent audio gear, I find that I cannot avoid placing the left speaker in a corner due to space constraints. As expected, this emphasizes low the frequencies on that side and makes the sound stage a bit wonky. Short of moving the speaker, is there any way to mitigate this somewhat?
posted by aladfar on Jan 6, 2009 - 7 answers

Where can I find a specific stereo speaker to replace my old one?

Where can I find the correct speaker for my Panasonic CD Stereo System, model number SC-AK600? It still works quite well except for the left surround speaker. I need to find a replacement speaker. Any websites out there that sell these?
posted by Beep on Dec 16, 2008 - 3 answers

Which speakers should I get for my Mac?

I'm going to be relying on my iMac and the music stored on it for a while. I would like to get a set of speakers so that the computer sounds better. What reasonably-priced powered speakers have folks had success with? I'd rather not get a separate subwoofer. I'd be willing to get a small amp and use my small stereo speakers if all the other options are too crappy. Thanks.
posted by OmieWise on Aug 7, 2008 - 9 answers

Will my head explode if I wear my earphones the wrong way round?

stupid question: why are there left and right stereo speakers? [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Mar 23, 2008 - 31 answers

Bi-amping: How to using cheap t-amps?

Bi-amping two cheap Sonic Impact T-amps — is it worth it? [more inside]
posted by humblepigeon on Jan 27, 2008 - 14 answers

Can I hook up my speaker system to both computer and stereo?

I just bought a "Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 THX Certified Computer Speaker System," thanks to recs from another post on mefi. I'm wondering if I can buy a cable that will connect the system to my computer AND my stereo--some kind of splitter? I'm pretty clueless about this stuff, so the more detail the better. Thanks.
posted by prior on Jan 5, 2008 - 5 answers

How do I perfect my new speakers?

Got great new speakers for my stereo. Now comes the hard part: I need to find a particular kind of stand, and my satellite radio sounds funny. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by werty on Nov 22, 2007 - 6 answers

Too lazy to flip a switch

automatic audio switch: Does it exist? (Two computers, One pair of speakers). (an automatic switch, not a manual one) [more inside]
posted by jak68 on Aug 12, 2007 - 17 answers

Which speakers would fit this home entertainment system?

I'm putting together a basic home theatre system but I know nothing about speakers. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by gtr on Jul 31, 2007 - 12 answers

Temporarily connecting stereo speakers

Stereo speaker cable length AND connection questions... [more inside]
posted by ObscureReferenceMan on Jul 22, 2007 - 7 answers

Help me install front door speakers on my Accord.

How do I install these speakers on the front doors of my 1999 Honda Accord? Should I even try to do it myself? [more inside]
posted by lou on Mar 17, 2007 - 10 answers

Small, inexpensive speakers

Help me replace my big ugly speakers with smaller, out-of-the-way ones. [more inside]
posted by Gilbert on Feb 25, 2007 - 10 answers

Two different sets of speakers on amp/receiver.

Will two different pairs of speakers work and play well with my new Onkyo receiver? [more inside]
posted by ObscureReferenceMan on Sep 24, 2006 - 4 answers

2.0 + 3.1 = ?

Surround Sound 2.0 setup: What do I do w/ my new amp and old speakers? [more inside]
posted by daver on Sep 10, 2006 - 6 answers

Stereo / amp question.

Looking for advice on stereo speakers (and an amp setup). [more inside]
posted by starman on Aug 15, 2006 - 5 answers

Help me wire this crazy-ass layout for surround sound...

Help me inexpensively and at least somewhat discreetly wire my place for surround. The problem: Really challenging room layout and a tight budget. [more inside]
posted by twiggy on Jun 26, 2006 - 16 answers

So now that I have all this stuff...

Speaker/ReceiverFilter: I have a recently acquired NAD 7240PE receiver, and a pair of older but fairly decent (I think) floorstanding speakers. The input source is clean (its a CD player that has its own headphones jack, and that's clean), but I'm running into a problem with the speakers + receiver. [more inside]
posted by devilsbrigade on May 23, 2006 - 10 answers

I need some help with home audio.

I need some help with home audio. [more inside]
posted by Optimus Chyme on Jul 3, 2005 - 12 answers

Small audio amp?

I have a small Soundworks subwoofer with satellite speakers I want to use with my Mac. I need a small, no frills amp just to, well, amplify. Is there such a beast at a reasonable price?
posted by cccorlew on May 8, 2005 - 4 answers

Build my stereo system

1. I want to buy/install small satellite speakers for my TV and to play music through my computer (AirPort Express). Do I need an amplifier or a receiver? Can someone guide me through this? Please help! [more inside]
posted by scazza on Feb 26, 2005 - 12 answers

iBook sounds terrible on my home stereo.

When I plug my iBook into my home stereo, it sounds horrible. Way bass-y and mumbly. I can tweak it - setting the iBook volume way low and messing with bass and treble on the stereo - so it's passable, but I'm wondering if I'm doing it wrong. (I plug it from the headphones jack into the Phono input.)
posted by booth on Dec 21, 2004 - 13 answers

Portable amplification for an mp3 player

Portable amplification for an mp3 player? (More inside). [more inside]
posted by liam on May 18, 2004 - 7 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

How best should I use these old Zenith Allegro speakers with a modern receiver?

I have an old Pair of Zenith Allegro speakers (50-watt, 8-ohm) with pre-attached cables and RCA-style plugs (male) for connecting to the stereo. I'd like to use them with a more modern receiver (50-watt max, 8-ohm) that accepts straight wire from the stereo; should I just lop off the ends and wire them in, or is there a better method? Also, can I use them with a >50-watt stereo if I keep the volume down, or is that just bad?
posted by The Michael The on Dec 17, 2003 - 2 answers

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